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Blind scores in injury time to rescue point for Man United

Feb 9, 2015

Blind scores in injury time to rescue point for Man United

Manchester United needed an injury-time equalizer by Daley Blind to escape with a point from a 1-1 draw against West Ham in one of three stalemates in the Premier League on Sunday. Trailing to a superbly improvised goal by West Ham’s makeshift defender Cheikhou ...

Feb 9, 2015

Leicester denies Pearson dismissal

Leicester City said Nigel Pearson will remain in charge for Tuesday’s trip to Arsenal following widespread speculation the under-pressure manager had been sacked by the Premier League’s bottom-placed side. A 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, where Pearson grabbed visiting midfielder James ...

Feb 9, 2015

Nagatomo hurts leg in Inter victory

Japan and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo aggravated an injury he suffered during the Asian Cup and was taken off the pitch 36 minutes into Sunday’s 3-0 Serie A victory at home against Palermo. Nagatomo who had felt some pain in the back of ...

Atletico thrashes Real to open up title race

Feb 8, 2015

Atletico thrashes Real to open up title race

Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish League title race. The defending champion set the tone from the start as Tiago Cardoso and substitute Saul Niguez scored early before Antoine Griezmann ...

Feb 5, 2015

JFA announces final World Cup warm-ups for Nadeshiko Japan

Defending champion Japan will play its last domestic warm-ups against New Zealand and Italy before heading off to Canada for the Women’s World Cup, the Japan Football Association announced on Thursday. Nadeshiko Japan will host New Zealand on May 24 in Kagawa Prefecture before ...

United beats Cambridge in replay

Feb 4, 2015

United beats Cambridge in replay

Manchester United overcame fourth-tier Cambridge in an F.A. Cup replay on Tuesday, winning 3-0 less than two weeks after a humbling 0-0 draw. Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and second-half substitute James Wilson scored to send United through to a fifth-round match at third-tier Preston. ...

JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

Feb 3, 2015

JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

by Andrew Mckirdy

Javier Aguirre was fired as Japan’s national team manager on Tuesday after a match-fixing case naming him as a defendant was accepted by a Spanish court. The Japan Football Association dismissed Aguirre, who had only been in the job since August, after judging that ...

Feb 3, 2015

Fletcher ends 15-year United career

Darren Fletcher’s 15-year Manchester United career came to an end on Monday as West Bromwich Albion announced that it had signed the Scotland captain on a free transfer. The 31-year-old midfielder first joined United as a schoolboy and made 342 appearances for the club, ...

Arsenal pounds Villa; Saints slip up

Feb 2, 2015

Arsenal pounds Villa; Saints slip up

The fight for Champions League qualification from the Premier League intensified Sunday, with Arsenal dismantling Aston Villa in its biggest win of the season and Southampton surrendering third place after a surprise home loss to Swansea. Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott — starting their ...