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/ Apr 8, 2017

Support continues for Brazilian club Chapecoense

The J. League said Friday it will continue its charity activities to raise funds for tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and will also invite its youth team to a soccer tournament it hosts in summer. Members of Chapecoense, including the coach and four players who ...

Yoshida delivers first goal; Chelsea downs Man City

Apr 6, 2017

Yoshida delivers first goal; Chelsea downs Man City

Defender Maya Yoshida scored his first English Premier League goal of the season Wednesday in Southampton’s 3-1 come-from-behind win against Crystal Palace. The center back notched the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute, tapping home from a meter out after Nathan Redmond’s cutback from ...

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Apr 5, 2017

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa continued his late season surge by opening his 2016-17 account with a goal and an assist in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Hamburg SV on Tuesday. It was better late than never for the Japan midfielder, who, with just seven games left ...

Late Ibrahimovic penalty rescues point for United

Apr 5, 2017

Late Ibrahimovic penalty rescues point for United

Manchester United’s struggle to achieve a top-four finish continued on Tuesday as Zlatan Ibrahimovic came to the rescue with an added-time penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw against Everton in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Manager Jose Mourinho had to preside over ...

Arsenal rallies for draw against Manchester City

Apr 3, 2017

Arsenal rallies for draw against Manchester City

Arsenal twice fought back to hold Manchester City 2-2 in the Premier League on Sunday after the attacking resilience of Arsene Wenger’s side was undermined by defensive deficiencies. Although goals from Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi prevented Arsenal from sinking to a fifth loss ...

Ventforet beat Consadole for second straight win

/ Apr 2, 2017

Ventforet beat Consadole for second straight win

Two well-taken goals gave Ventforet Kofu their second straight win in the J. League first division on Sunday, dispatching promoted Consadole Sapporo 2-0 at home in the day’s only fixture. Veteran midfielder Akihiro Hyodo scored a delightful volley in the 42nd minute and Brazilian ...

Chelsea suffers shock defeat to Palace

Apr 2, 2017

Chelsea suffers shock defeat to Palace

New life was pumped into the Premier League title race on Saturday after leaders Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, enabling Tottenham Hotspur to cut the gap at the top to seven points after its 2-0 win at Burnley. ...

Apr 2, 2017

Iwabuchi to leave Bayern, return to Japan

Japan forward Mana Iwabuchi terminated her contract with Bayern Munich and will return to Japan to concentrate on recovering from injuries, she wrote on her blog on Saturday. The 24-year-old, who was with Nadeshiko Japan for their 2011 World Cup championship, their runners-up finish ...