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May 7, 2016

Plan approved for L.A. soccer venue

The City Council on Friday approved plans to build a $250 million stadium for Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club. The council voted 12-0 to move forward with the 22,000-seat stadium on the site of the old Sports Arena next to the ...

May 6, 2016

FIFA hands lifetime bans to two South American officials

FIFA ethics judges have imposed life bans on two South American soccer officials who have pleaded guilty in the United States to corruption charges. The FIFA ethics committee judging chamber said it found Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia, and ...

May 6, 2016

Striker Asano named to Japan Under-23 squad for friendly against Ghana

Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Takuma Asano returned to the team as Japan Under-23 coach Makoto Teguramori on Friday named his squad for next Wednesday’s home friendly against Ghana’s senior national team in quake-hit Kyushu. Versatile Dutch-based defender Sai van Wermeskerken and Kashiwa Reysol midfielder Junya ...

May 6, 2016

Tottenham closes in on Wembley move: F.A. boss

Tottenham Hotspur are a “long way” toward reaching an agreement that will allow them to play home games at Wembley Stadium in 2017-18, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said Thursday. Dyke also suggested Spurs, whose White Hart Lane home in north London is just ...

May 4, 2016

World Cup winner Toni announces retirement

World Cup winner Luca Toni says he will retire after Sunday’s match against Serie A champion Juventus. The 38-year-old Hellas Verona striker says “this has been the worst year of my career. Maybe I wouldn’t stop if we had had a good season.” Verona ...

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

May 4, 2016

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

A goal from Antoine Griezmann sent Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to city rival Real Madrid in the 2014 final, progressed on the ...

Okazaki in wonderland after Leicester's Premier League triumph

May 4, 2016

Okazaki in wonderland after Leicester's Premier League triumph

Count Shinji Okazaki as one of those people who are having a hard time believing that Leicester City has actually won the Premier League. “I still can’t believe it,” the Leicester forward said on Tuesday, a night after the Foxes captured the title thanks ...

Reds reach Asian Champions League round of 16

May 3, 2016

Reds reach Asian Champions League round of 16

Urawa Reds will face Group F winner FC Seoul in the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League after drawing 1-1 against the Pohang Steelers on Tuesday. In their final Group H game, Urawa traded penalties with Pohang — Zlatan Ljubijankic for Reds, ...