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Apr 22, 2014

Shimizu forward Nagasawa to undergo knee surgery

J.League first-division side Shimizu S-Pulse announced Tuesday that forward Shun Nagasawa will have knee surgery and be out for eight months. The 25-year-old Nagasawa has three goals in eight league games this season and two more in the Nabisco Cup. Nagasawa snapped the ACL ...

Kawasaki Frontale advance to ACL knockout phase

Apr 22, 2014

Kawasaki Frontale advance to ACL knockout phase

Kawasaki Frontale became the first J.League club to reach the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Ulsan Hyundai in Group H on Tuesday. Yu Kobayashi and Yoshito Okubo struck in the opening half, with man-of-the-match Jeci closing the ...

Manchester United axes manager Moyes

Apr 22, 2014

Manchester United axes manager Moyes

David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club’s spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson. United released a brief statement on its website, saying Moyes has “left the club” ...

Liverpool turns focus to Chelsea showdown

Apr 21, 2014

Liverpool turns focus to Chelsea showdown

Brendan Rodgers is confident his Liverpool players possess the necessary ingredients to get the better of title rival Chelsea when the two teams meet at Anfield this weekend. Liverpool will go into that game five points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side following its 3-2 ...

Apr 20, 2014

Okazaki hits brace in Mainz defeat

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki struck his 12th and 13th goals of the season on Saturday but Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz 4-2 in the Bundesliga to secure its place in the group stages of next season’s UEFA Champions League. Okazaki canceled out Milos Jojic’s opener ...

Vissel edge Antlers

Apr 19, 2014

Vissel edge Antlers

by Andre Mckirdy

Vissel Kobe went top of the J. League for at least 24 hours after an incident-packed 3-2 win over Kashima Antlers on Saturday. Both sides went into the game at Kashima Stadium knowing that a win would be enough to claim first place with ...

Apr 18, 2014

Everton locks up Howard until 2018

American goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Everton until 2018. Everton announced the deal on Thursday. The 35-year-old has been at Goodison Park since 2006 following stints with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars (1998-03) and Manchester United (2003-07).

Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Apr 16, 2014

Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Cerezo Osaka’s hopes of progressing to the knockout phase of the Asian Champions suffered a blow after they were beaten 2-0 at home to 2009 champions Pohang Steelers in their penultimate Group E game on Wednesday. In China, Naoki Ishihara scored twice in the ...

Urawa narrowly survives scare from Tokushima in Nabisco Cup

Apr 16, 2014

Urawa narrowly survives scare from Tokushima in Nabisco Cup

Urawa Reds barely avoided what would’ve been the embarrassment of the season as Mihailo Petrovic’s men came back in the nick of time to defeat Tokushima Vortis 4-3 in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Mizuki Hamada’s stoppage-time header allowed Urawa to escape with all ...

Apr 16, 2014

Asian Cup to add eight teams in 2019

In order to allow for more member associations to be part of Asia’s flagship competition, the AFC Executive Committee on Wednesday approved a proposal to increase the number of teams in the Asian Cup from the current 16 to 24 starting from the 2019 ...