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Dutch soccer coach Hiddink fired

The Dutch soccer federation terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink on Monday, ending his second stint in charge after just one disappointing season. The KNVB said that ...

Chile reaches Copa America final

Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host’s hopes of ...

Jun 30, 2015

Veteran goalkeeper Cech moves to Arsenal

Goalkeeper Petr Cech ended his trophy-filled, 11-year stay at Chelsea by signing with Premier League rival Arsenal on Monday after losing his starting place with the English champion. Arsenal said the 33-year-old Cech has signed a “long-term contract for an undisclosed fee,” with British ...

Czech soccer legend Masopust dies at 84

Jun 29, 2015

Czech soccer legend Masopust dies at 84

Josef Masopust, who led Czechoslovakia into the 1962 World Cup final and was considered the country’s greatest ever player, died on Monday after a long illness, his former club Dukla Prague announced. He was 84. In perhaps the highlight of his career, Masopust put ...

Brazil in turmoil after Copa debacle

Jun 29, 2015

Brazil in turmoil after Copa debacle

It just keeps getting worse for Brazil’s national team. In its first chance to get over the humiliating World Cup elimination, Brazil disappointed again — dropping out of the Copa America without any signs of improvement from a year ago. Brazil’s struggles in the ...

Jun 28, 2015

Leandro leaving Kashiwa for reunion with Nelsinho at Kobe

Kashiwa Reysol striker Leandro is rejoining Vissel Kobe. The Brazilian made his intentions known following a 1-1 draw at Ventforet Kofu on Saturday night. “Today was my last game for Reysol,” Leandro said. “It’s been a good year and a half for me.” The ...

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Jun 28, 2015

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Iconic striker Kazuyoshi Miura renewed his own record as the J. League’s oldest scorer by hitting the winner for Yokohama FC on Sunday. “King Kazu” came on with 12 minutes remaining against Mito HollyHock in the J. League second-division game, and found the net ...

Paraguay eliminates Brazil from Copa America again

Jun 28, 2015

Paraguay eliminates Brazil from Copa America again

Paraguay beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the Copa America, handing the five-time world champions yet another disappointment a year after the humiliating World Cup elimination at home. Midfielder Everton Ribeiro ...

Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

Jun 27, 2015

Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

by Andrew Mckirdy

J. League first-stage champions Urawa Reds beat Albirex Niigata 5-2 on Saturday night to complete the opening campaign with an unbeaten record. Urawa went into the match at Saitama Stadium having already wrapped up the first-stage silverware the previous weekend, but the 2006 champions ...

Jun 27, 2015

Okazaki joins Leicester City

English Premier League club Leicester City on Friday announced the signing of Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki, subject to a work permit and international clearance. The 29-year-old Okazaki, who has scored 44 goals in 93 games for Japan, joins the Foxes from German Bundesliga ...

U.S. edges China, makes semis

Jun 27, 2015

U.S. edges China, makes semis

Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women’s World Cup. Hope Solo had her fourth straight shutout for the second-ranked United States, which has ...