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Higuain completes Juventus move

Jul 27, 2016

Higuain completes Juventus move

Gonzalo Higuain completed a sensational move to Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay a €90 million ($98.8 million) fee, the third highest in history, to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli on Tuesday. In what is the biggest-ever transfer fee recorded between ...

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

Jul 26, 2016

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

FC Tokyo has promoted coach Yoshiyuki Shinoda to the top spot to replace fired manager Hiroshi Jofuku, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. Shinoda managed Avispa Fukuoka from 2008 to 2011 before signing on to coach with FC Tokyo. During Avispa’s time in ...

Jul 26, 2016

Israeli police arrest dozens of extremist soccer fans

Israeli police say they have arrested dozens of members of an extremist soccer fans’ group. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said on Tuesday that 56 suspected members of the “La Familia” group of Beitar Jerusalem fans were arrested in an overnight raid. She says stun ...

Jul 26, 2016

Hosogai finalizes two-year deal with Stuttgart

Midfielder Hajime Hosogai signed a two-year contract with VfB Stuttgart after three years with Hertha BSC, the German second-division club said Monday. After a season on loan at Turkish first-division side Bursaspor, the 30-year-old Hosogai has chosen to reunite with former Hertha coach Jos ...

FC Tokyo to fire manager Jofuku again

Jul 24, 2016

FC Tokyo to fire manager Jofuku again

FC Tokyo will sack manager Hiroshi Jofuku for the second time with the 55-year-old struggling in his first year back at the club, the J. League first-division side announced Sunday. Jofuku coached the side from 2008 and won the Nabisco Cup in 2009 before ...

Jul 23, 2016

Hull announces Bruce's departure

Hull manager Steve Bruce has left the newly promoted Premier League club three weeks before the new season starts. Hull said the 55-year-old Bruce left by “mutual consent” after four years in charge. The departure comes as the club has failed to make major ...

Jul 22, 2016

Sagan Tosu reach agreement to sign Moroccan forward

Sagan Tosu have agreed a deal in principle to sign Moroccan forward Moestafa El Kabir, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 27-year-old, who holds a Dutch passport and began his career at NEC Nijmegen in 2008, had stints at Italian side Cagliari ...

Jul 22, 2016

Liverpool acquires veteran goalkeeper Manninger

Liverpool has signed veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger on a short-term contract, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 39-year-old Austrian, who spent five years with Arsenal from 1997-2002, signed on a free transfer after leaving German side Augsburg at the end of last ...

Jul 22, 2016

FC Gifu boss Ramos fired

FC Gifu on Friday fired manager and Brazilian-born former Japan midfielder Ruy Ramos after a string of poor results, the J. League second-division team announced. The 59-year-old Ramos, who was in the final year of his three-year contract, will be replaced by Megumu Yoshida, ...

Jul 22, 2016

Sweden routs Nadeshiko in friendly

Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan remain winless in three games under new coach Asako Takakura after going down 3-0 away to Sweden in a friendly on Thursday. Lotta Schelin put the Swedes in front in the 76th minute and further late goals from ...