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Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

/ May 7, 2017

Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

Yoshito Okubo grabbed a brace as FC Tokyo beat Vegalta Sendai 2-0 away for its third straight league win on Sunday, a result that moves the club into fourth place in the J. League first division. Okubo, the all-time J1 leading scorer with 175 ...

/ May 7, 2017

Niigata manager Miura to step down from post

Fumitake Miura is poised to step down as manager of struggling Albirex Niigata. The J. League first-division club announced Sunday that Miura has been placed on leave. The 46-year-old offered to resign after Friday’s 3-0 defeat against Kawasaki Frontale. Brazilian-born former Japan striker Wagner ...

Manchester City cruises by hapless Crystal Palace

May 7, 2017

Manchester City cruises by hapless Crystal Palace

Manchester City playmakers David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola’s team rediscovered its attacking potency at Etihad Stadium to cement a top-four place. Running an open game from ...

Chelsea path to title eased as Tottenham falls to West Ham

May 6, 2017

Chelsea path to title eased as Tottenham falls to West Ham

Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title was made much easier on Friday by a disjointed Tottenham losing 1-0 at West Ham and seeing a nine-match winning run end. The trophy can now be secured by Chelsea over the next week before Tottenham plays ...

Messi wins appeal, remaining three matches of ban lifted

May 5, 2017

Messi wins appeal, remaining three matches of ban lifted

Lionel Messi has won his FIFA appeal, and the remaining three matches of a ban for insulting a referee’s assistant have been lifted. Messi already served one match of the ban that was imposed when the FIFA disciplinary committee gave its ruling hours before ...

May 5, 2017

Nadeshiko's Kumagai signs contract extension with Lyon

Nadeshiko Japan defender Saki Kumagai signed a three-year extension with Lyon through June 2020, the women’s European Champions League holder announced Thursday. The 26-year-old World Cup winner joined Lyon in 2013 from Frankfurt. Lyon, 10-time defending French league champion, has again reached the Champions ...

South Africa hands reins to Baxter again

May 5, 2017

South Africa hands reins to Baxter again

Stuart Baxter was appointed coach of South Africa on Thursday, ending a long search that began when his predecessor was fired last year for misconduct. Baxter, who once coached Vissel Kobe, will take charge of South Africa for the second time after coaching the ...

Man United edges Celta on Rashford's blast

May 5, 2017

Man United edges Celta on Rashford's blast

Marcus Rashford was decisive again, scoring from a free kick in the second half for Manchester United to beat Celta Vigo 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday night. Rashford, who netted an extra-time winner against Anderlecht in the ...