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Milan embraces red-hot Honda

Keisuke Honda was finally being feted by a resurgent AC Milan after a brace of goals in a 3-1 win away to Verona reassured club bosses they had not mistakenly signed the player’s brother. The Japan international now appears to have drawn a firm line under a difficult first few ...

Oct 20, 2014

Player dies after goal celebration

A young soccer player lost his life in India’s northeast over the weekend after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored, newspapers reported on Monday. Peter Biaksangzuala, 23, fell backwards on his head as he did a series of somersaults ...

Southampton crushes Sunderland

Oct 19, 2014

Southampton crushes Sunderland

Southampton demolished Sunderland 8-0 in one of the biggest wins in the Premier League’s 22-year history, overshadowing Sergio Aguero’s four-goal haul in Manchester City’s latest thrashing of Tottenham on Saturday. On an incident-packed day of goals, red cards and drama in England’s top flight, ...

Refreshed Moyes ready to come back

Oct 18, 2014

Refreshed Moyes ready to come back

David Moyes, who has been out of soccer since leaving Manchester United in April, says he is ready to resume his managerial career and is waiting for the right club to come along either in England or overseas. The 51-year-old Scot, who was at ...

Oct 17, 2014

Ex-J.Leaguer Oku dies in car accident

Former J.League player Daisuke Oku died at a hospital early Friday after crashing his car into a roadside utility pole in Okinawa Prefecture. According to local police, 38-year-old Oku had veered into the opposite lane before slamming into the pole on Miyako Island, where ...

Oct 16, 2014

MLS chief Garber rips Klinsmann

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber took the extraordinary step Wednesday of criticizing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not taking Landon Donovan to the World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley damaged their careers by returning to MLS from European clubs. ...

Oct 16, 2014

Ex-France defender Gallas retires

Former France defender William Gallas has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a decorated 19-year professional soccer career, he said on Thursday. “You tell yourself you can always continue but I think that today I can’t,” the 37-year-old center back told TV channel ...

JEF stuns Cerezo to reach Emperor's Cup semis

Oct 15, 2014

JEF stuns Cerezo to reach Emperor's Cup semis

J. League second-division playoff hopefuls JEF United Chiba reached the semifinals of the Emperor’s Cup with a 1-0 win away to top-flight Cerezo Osaka on Wednesday night. Masakazu Tashiro struck the clincher early in the second half to book Takashi Sekizuka’s side a meeting ...

Violence halts Euro qualifier

Oct 15, 2014

Violence halts Euro qualifier

Balkan rivalries cast a shadow over 2016 European Championship qualifying on Tuesday as the match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade was abandoned after an Albanian flag considered provocative by Serbian fans was flown over the stadium by a drone. English referee Martin Atkinson ...

Neymar's four goals overwhelm Japan

Oct 14, 2014

Neymar's four goals overwhelm Japan

Neymar stole the show with all four goals as Brazil thrashed Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday night to extend its perfect start under coach Dunga to four matches. Japan had not beaten Brazil in any of their previous 10 meetings ...