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Falcao heading to Man United in shock loan deal

Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday. The Colombia striker’s season-long loan deal will cost United about $9 million and is subject to a medical examination ...

Costa stars in wild Chelsea victory

Aug 31, 2014

Costa stars in wild Chelsea victory

Chelsea showed off its new-found attacking sparkle in a 6-3 win over Everton on a day Manchester City lost its cutting edge to slip to a surprise first defeat in its Premier League title defense. City’s 1-0 home loss to Stoke on Saturday was ...

Aug 31, 2014

Lowly Omiya fires manager Okuma

Relegation-threatened Omiya Ardija have fired manager Kiyoshi Okuma, club president Shigeru Suzuki said Sunday. A night after it was humiliated 4-0 by Urawa Reds in the Saitama derby, Omiya was expected to replace Okuma with assistant Hiroki Shibuya for the remainder of what has ...

Aug 31, 2014

Osako scores in Cologne victory

Yuya Osako declared himself fit and ready for international week by opening his Bundesliga account in Cologne’s 2-0 win at Stuttgart on Saturday. “They controlled the game early on so I’m glad I could help us settle,” Osako said. “I’ve been training well this ...

Aug 30, 2014

Putin opposed to FIFA venue advice

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ruled out cutting any of the 11 host cities for the 2018 World Cup despite repeated recommendations from FIFA head Sepp Blatter. Russia’s tournament organizers were surprised when Blatter suggested at the World Cup in Brazil that two stadiums ...

Aug 30, 2014

Stambouli set to join Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to a deal to sign former France under-21 midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier, the French club said on Friday. “(Stambouli) will travel to London shortly to have a medical and finalize his contract,” Montpellier was quoted as saying in a ...

Wenger's confidence not shaken by injury

Aug 30, 2014

Wenger's confidence not shaken by injury

Arsenal’s trip to face Leicester City on Sunday will provide another test of Arsene Wenger’s belief that his squad is strong enough to cope without Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman suffered a broken leg in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Everton and is expected to ...

Aug 29, 2014

F. Marinos hit with ¥5 million fine

The J. League announced Friday it is fining first-division side Yokohama F. Marinos ¥5 million over an incident of racist behavior by one of the team’s supporters at a game on Aug. 23. The teenage fan, subsequently banned indefinitely by Marinos, was caught waving ...

Aug 28, 2014

Warnock named Crystal Palace boss

Neil Warnock was hired by Crystal Palace on Wednesday for his second spell as the manager of the Premier League club. Palace has been without a manager since Tony Pulis quit two days before the start of the new season. The 65-year-old Warnock, who ...

Aug 28, 2014

Alonso brings end to Spain career

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, one of the key figures in Spain’s dominant era that included two European championships and a World Cup title, says he is retiring from international soccer. The 32-year-old Alonso announced the decision on Twitter on Wednesday, saying it had ...