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Dec 3, 2016

Ex-Chelsea player speaks out on sexual assault

A former Chelsea player said he was paid £50,000 ($77,500) by the Premier League club to “keep a lid” on sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of its former chief scout. Gary Johnson, who is now 57, told the Daily Mirror newspaper he ...

Dec 2, 2016

CAS to reveal verdict for Blatter appeal on Monday

The verdict in former FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s appeal against a six-year ban for unethical conduct will be announced on Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Friday it will publish the ruling at 3 p.m. Swiss time. Blatter has repeatedly denied ...

Dec 2, 2016

Bale undergoes ankle surgery

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale could be out for up to four month after undergoing surgery on an injured right ankle, according to press reports in Spain. It was initially hoped that Bale could be back in action within two to three months after ...

Dec 1, 2016

Vissel Kobe approve contract renewal for Nelsinho

Vissel Kobe have agreed to renew Brazilian manager Nelsinho’s contract for next season, the J. League first-division club announced Thursday. In his second year in charge this term, Nelsinho led Kobe to the club’s highest-ever finish of seventh place in the overall standings, having ...

Dec 1, 2016

Zidane's son scores in Real Madrid debut

Enzo Zidane made his dad proud on Wednesday, scoring a goal on his competitive debut for Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. Zinedine Zidane, the coach, gave his son a chance and he took full advantage, finding the net with a nice right-foot ...

Man United, Southampton into English League Cup semis

Dec 1, 2016

Man United, Southampton into English League Cup semis

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s vision and Anthony Martial’s cool finishing helped Manchester United into the English League Cup semifinals as two of the team’s out-of-favor forwards showed their worth on Wednesday. United’s 4-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford was illuminated by Mkhitaryan’s touch and ...

Nov 30, 2016

Fifteen-year-old Kubo trains with U-19 squad ahead of Argentina trip

Fifteen-year-old Takefusa Kubo trained with the Japanese Under-19 squad Wednesday as the team, which consists of members expected to form the core of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics side, prepared for their two training matches away at Argentina. Playmaker Kubo returned to Japan in 2015 ...

Nov 30, 2016

Relegated Grampus signs Brazilian trio, appoints future president

Relegated Nagoya Grampus announced the signing of three Brazilian players Wednesday, while also revealing the appointment as adviser of a Toyota Motor Corp. senior official, Koki Konishi, who is set to be promoted to club president next spring. Defender Charles, 28, joins from Ceara, ...

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

Nov 30, 2016

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

An aircraft carrying passengers including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading for a regional tournament final crashed in Colombia late Monday, killing 71 people onboard, AP reported Tuesday citing Colombian authorities. Six people were rescued and are receiving treatment at hospitals and elsewhere, ...