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South Africa hands reins to Baxter again

May 5, 2017

South Africa hands reins to Baxter again

Stuart Baxter was appointed coach of South Africa on Thursday, ending a long search that began when his predecessor was fired last year for misconduct. Baxter, who once coached Vissel Kobe, will take charge of South Africa for the second time after coaching the ...

Man United edges Celta on Rashford's blast

May 5, 2017

Man United edges Celta on Rashford's blast

Marcus Rashford was decisive again, scoring from a free kick in the second half for Manchester United to beat Celta Vigo 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday night. Rashford, who netted an extra-time winner against Anderlecht in the ...

Higuain bags brace as Juventus blanks Monaco

May 4, 2017

Higuain bags brace as Juventus blanks Monaco

Record signing Gonzalo Higuain scored two opportunist goals and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made some crucial saves as Juventus won 2-0 at Monaco to take a commanding lead from the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. Monaco had scored 146 goals ...

15-year-old Kubo receives spot on Japan's Under-20 World Cup squad

May 2, 2017

15-year-old Kubo receives spot on Japan's Under-20 World Cup squad

Fifteen-year-old former Barcelona prodigy Takefusa Kubo was among 21 named to the Japan squad Tuesday for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup in South Korea. Kubo, dubbed the “Japanese Messi,” signed with FC Tokyo’s youth team in May 2015 after four years with Barcelona, returning ...

Liverpool boosts Champions League hopes by beating Watford

May 2, 2017

Liverpool boosts Champions League hopes by beating Watford

Liverpool improved its bid to secure a Champions League spot by beating Watford 1-0 in a largely forgettable English Premier League match on Monday. Only Emre Can made this one memorable, by meeting a Lucas Leiva cross with a bicycle-kick score in first-half stoppage ...

Nadeshiko Japan forward Yokoyama to join German side on loan

May 1, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan forward Yokoyama to join German side on loan

Nadeshiko Japan forward Kumi Yokoyama will join German women’s soccer side FFC Frankfurt on loan for a year from July, her club AC Nagano Parceiro said Monday. The 23-year-old, who was second in the scoring chart in the Japanese top flight last season with ...

Conte warns Chelsea against complacency

May 1, 2017

Conte warns Chelsea against complacency

Antonio Conte warned Chelsea not to take the Premier League title for granted after the leaders cleared a major hurdle with a 3-0 win at Everton. Conte’s side consolidated its position on top of the table thanks to a steely display at Goodison Park ...