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Jan 6, 2017

Southampton's Fonte seeks transfer

Southampton captain Jose Fonte wants to leave after handing in a transfer request, the English Premier League club said on Thursday. The 33-year-old Portugal defender has rejected opportunities to extend his contract which runs for another 18 months, director of football Les Reed said. ...

Jan 6, 2017

Kyoto Sanga finalize deal with Tulio

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka will join Kyoto Sanga, the J.League second-division side announced Friday. The 35-year-old helped Urawa Reds and Nagoya Grampus win their first and only J1 titles in 2006 and 2010, respectively, and was also an integral part of ...

Hull City hands reins to Silva as team fights relegation

Jan 5, 2017

Hull City hands reins to Silva as team fights relegation

Hull City has hired Marco Silva to manage the relegation-threatened Premier League club until the end of the season. The announcement was made on Thursday. The 39-year-old Portuguese coach succeeds Mike Phelan at the last-place club. Silva won the Greek title with Olympiakos last ...

Jan 5, 2017

Frontale acquire midfielder Ienaga

Kawasaki Frontale have signed former Japan midfielder Akihiro Ienaga from Omiya Ardija, the J. League first-division club said on Thursday. The 30-year-old Ienaga had spells on loan from Spanish side Mallorca at South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai and his former club Gamba Osaka before joining ...

Chelsea's win streak ended at 13

Jan 5, 2017

Chelsea's win streak ended at 13

Dele Alli underlined his growing reputation by single-handedly ending Chelsea’s 13-match winning run Wednesday, scoring two headed goals to give Tottenham a 2-0 victory over the Premier League leaders. The defense has been the bedrock of Chelsea’s three-month hot streak but Alli was gifted ...

FC Tokyo announces Okubo signing

Jan 4, 2017

FC Tokyo announces Okubo signing

FC Tokyo on Wednesday announced the acquisition of former Japan striker Yoshito Okubo, the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division with 171 goals. The 34-year-old Okubo joins Tokyo after four years with Frontale. “In order (for FC Tokyo) to win the ...

Jan 4, 2017

Grampus announce appointment of new boss Kazama

Relegated Nagoya Grampus on Wednesday announced the appointment of Yahiro Kazama as the club’s new head coach. Kazama, 55, stepped down as boss of Kawasaki Frontale at the end of this past campaign after leading the team to second in the overall J. League ...

Arsenal roars back to claim dramatic draw at Bournemouth

Jan 4, 2017

Arsenal roars back to claim dramatic draw at Bournemouth

Flimsy before halftime, fabulous by the end; Arsenal revealed the split personality that has undermined so many of its Premier League title attempts as it snatched an unforgettable 3-3 draw at Bournemouth on Tuesday. Out-battled for an hour by its modest south coast opponent, ...

Defoe nets pair in draw

Jan 3, 2017

Defoe nets pair in draw

Jermain Defoe scored two penalties as lowly Sunderland prevented Liverpool from significantly trimming Chelsea’s lead at the Premier League summit in a 2-2 draw on Monday. Liverpool twice went ahead, through Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane, but Defoe’s two spot-kicks mean Chelsea will move ...