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Ronaldo powers Real Madrid with hat trick in rout

Sep 21, 2014

Ronaldo powers Real Madrid with hat trick in rout

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end its two-game losing skid in the Spanish League on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped ...

Reds take care of business against undermanned Reysol

Sep 20, 2014

Reds take care of business against undermanned Reysol

Urawa Reds opened up a six-point lead at the top of the J. League on Saturday after a 3-1 win at home to nine-man Kashiwa Reysol. Former Reysol defender Daisuke Nasu headed in a superb cross from Tadaaki Hirakawa to put Urawa in front ...

| Sep 19, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan routs Jordan

Hat tricks by Yuika Sugasawa and Mizuho Sakaguchi fueled the Japan women’s soccer team to a 12-0 victory over Jordan at the Asian Games on Thursday. Nahomi Kawasumi and Chinatsu Kira each bagged a brace for Norio Sasaki’s world and Asian champions, who also ...

Nadeshiko Japan trounces Jordan

| Sep 18, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan trounces Jordan

Hat tricks by Yuika Sugasawa and Mizuho Sakaguchi fueled defending champion Japan to a 12-0 victory over Jordan in women’s soccer competition at the Asian Games on Thursday. Nahomi Kawasumi and Chinatsu Kira each bagged a brace for Norio Sasaki’s world and Asian champions, ...

Iraq stifles Japan at Asian Games

| Sep 18, 2014

Iraq stifles Japan at Asian Games

Japan was schooled 3-1 by Iraq as the defending Asian Games champion missed out on booking a spot in the knockout phase on Wednesday. Two second-half goals by Ali Al Tameemi added to Humam Faraj’s opener and gave Iraq its second victory in as ...

Ronaldo, Madrid begin Champions League in style

Sep 17, 2014

Ronaldo, Madrid begin Champions League in style

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid ...

Sep 17, 2014

Nelsinho to leave Reysol after season

Kashiwa Reysol’s Brazilian manager Nelsinho will step down at the end of this season, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. The 64-year-old former Verdy Kawasaki and Nagoya Grampus boss took over at Reysol in July 2009 and revived the club’s fortunes after it ...

Honda scores for Milan in victory over Parma

Sep 15, 2014

Honda scores for Milan in victory over Parma

Keisuke Honda was on target for the second game in a row on Sunday as AC Milan edged Parma 5-4 away in an extraordinary Serie match that saw both sides end the game with 10 men as Daniele Bonera and Felipe were both dismissed. ...

Japan routs Kuwait in Asian Games opener

| Sep 14, 2014

Japan routs Kuwait in Asian Games opener

Japan launched its Asian Games campaign with victory on Sunday, the defending champion defeating Kuwait 4-1 in the men’s soccer competition. Five days ahead of the opening ceremony of the 17th Games, Albirex Niigata forward Musashi Suzuki struck on either side of halftime for ...

Kagawa enjoys happy return

Sep 14, 2014

Kagawa enjoys happy return

Japan international Shinji Kagawa sparkled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal for the Ruhr Valley club and helping set up another in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday. The 25-year-old Kagawa, who spent two seasons at Manchester United after winning ...