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Frontale fans' wartime flag stirs anger in South Korea

Two Kawasaki Frontale supporters nearly caused a post-match riot by angering some Suwon Bluewings fans when they raised a controversial Japanese wartime flag in an Asian Champions League match in South Korea on Tuesday. After Kawasaki’s 1-0 victory to Suwon in Group G, offended Suwon fans faced off with Kawasaki ...

Costa ends goal drought as Chelsea moves closer to title

Apr 26, 2017

Costa ends goal drought as Chelsea moves closer to title

Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton on Tuesday. The second-half double halted a barren run that began shortly after a reported dispute at ...

Newcastle seals return to Premier League

Apr 25, 2017

Newcastle seals return to Premier League

After one season in the English Championship, Newcastle United secured an immediate return to the Premier League by beating Preston North End 4-1 on Monday. Under Rafa Benitez, the former Liverpool manager who won the Champions League during his time at Anfield, Newcastle enjoyed ...

J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

/ Apr 24, 2017

J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

The J. League and Rakuten announced on Monday a 2½-year electronic commerce deal that will see the Japanese Internet giant relaunch the league’s online store, with the eventual aim of rivaling Nippon Professional Baseball in merchandise sales. Financial terms of the deal, which follows ...

Arsenal beats Manchester City to advance to F.A. Cup final

Apr 24, 2017

Arsenal beats Manchester City to advance to F.A. Cup final

Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal’s stormy season will end with an F.A. Cup final after securing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The Chilean striker struck in the 101st minute to secure an all-London May 27 final ...

Chelsea beats Tottenham to reach F.A. Cup final

Apr 23, 2017

Chelsea beats Tottenham to reach F.A. Cup final

Eden Hazard had a rare view from the Chelsea bench, and it wasn’t comfortable viewing. Twice Willian scored, but each time Tottenham struck back in the F.A. Cup semifinal on Saturday. Approaching an hour in with a sharper, slicker Spurs seizing the initiative at ...

English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Apr 22, 2017

English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Soccer mourned the untimely death of former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu on Friday, with England’s national team manager Gareth Southgate paying tribute to a “colossus,” friend and true gentleman. Ehiogu, who worked as under-23 coach for Tottenham, collapsed at the North ...

Kubo lifts Gent to draw in playoffs

Apr 22, 2017

Kubo lifts Gent to draw in playoffs

Japan striker Yuya Kubo was on target again to help Gent earn a 1-1 draw at home to Oostende in the Belgian first-division playoffs on Friday. Franck Berrier fired Oostende into a 67th-minute lead from close range, but Kubo, who struck the winner in ...