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Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Aug 27, 2014

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Captain Hisato Sato scored the lone goal in the first half as Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Mito Hollyhock 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. The game at Edion Stadium was a makeup for the Aug. 20 tie that was ...

Kagawa concussed as MK Dons humiliate United

Aug 27, 2014

Kagawa concussed as MK Dons humiliate United

In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club’s illustrious history on Tuesday. The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing 4-0 to the third-tier club in ...

Aug 27, 2014

Osako called up for friendlies

World Cup striker Yuya Osako has been called up for Japan’s upcoming friendlies against Uruguay and Venezuela, his German first-division club Cologne said on its official web site on Tuesday. New Japan coach Javier Aguirre is to name his squad in Tokyo on Thursday ...

United woes continue with Sunderland draw

Aug 25, 2014

United woes continue with Sunderland draw

The World Cup memories are fading fast for Louis van Gaal as the size of the Manchester United rebuilding task hits home. A week after losing the season opener, United was held to a 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday, leaving the former Netherlands ...

Aug 25, 2014

Murai vows to fight racial abuse

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai on Monday vowed to take swift action over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale’s Brazilian striker Renato in a league match on Saturday. Yokohama F. Marinos banned a teenage spectator from watching their games indefinitely after he was caught ...

Aug 24, 2014

Murai to meet Marinos to discuss racist taunts

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is expected to meet Monday with Yokohama F. Marinos president Akira Kaetsu over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale striker Renato made by a Marinos fan. The teenage fan, subsequently banned indefinitely by Marinos, was caught waving a banana ...

Costa leads Chelsea as Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge

Aug 24, 2014

Costa leads Chelsea as Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge

Diego Costa kept up the prolific start to his Chelsea career on Saturday, setting the title favorite on its way to a 2-0 win over Leicester and a second straight victory to open the Premier League. The Spain striker scored on his Chelsea debut ...

Frontale miss opportunity to leap ahead of first-place Reds

Aug 24, 2014

Frontale miss opportunity to leap ahead of first-place Reds

Kawasaki Frontale missed an excellent opportunity to wrest the J. League lead from Urawa Reds after losing 2-0 to Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday. An early Rafinha penalty set Marinos on their way before Frontale midfielder Jumpei Noborizato was dismissed late in the first ...

Aug 23, 2014

Mackay, LMA say sorry for text row

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay said on Friday he was sorry for sending offensive text messages and the League Managers Association apologized for the wording of a statement issued in response. Cardiff was not satisfied by the LMA’s reaction, calling for the resignation ...

| Aug 22, 2014

Tan's revenge spells end for Mackay

by Christopher Davies

If revenge is a dish best served cold, Vincent Tan’s retribution on his former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay came straight from the freezer. The Cardiff owner effectively ended Mackay’s career in football after a series of events straight out of the Sopranos. The ...

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Aug 22, 2014

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Mario Balotelli’s roller-coaster career took another twist on Thursday when he said goodbye to his AC Milan teammates after training before an expected transfer to Liverpool. In a brief statement on its website, the Italian club said: “Mario Balotelli drove out of Milanello at ...