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Aug 24, 2016

Jubilo rallies past Avispa for first victory in second stage

Jubilo Iwata secured its first win in the second stage by coming from behind to beat J. League bottom side Avispa Fukuoka 3-2 away in Wednesday’s only fixture. Greek defender Avraam Papadopoulos provided the 69th-minute winner with a header for Jubilo, who went into ...

Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea advance in English League Cup

Aug 24, 2016

Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea advance in English League Cup

Watford and West Bromwich Albion were beaten by third-tier opposition in the English League Cup on Tuesday, while fellow Premier League sides Liverpool and Everton enjoyed big wins in the second round. Chelsea was pushed hard by third-tier Bristol Rovers before also advancing to ...

Aug 23, 2016

Kagawa sparks Dortmund romp in German Cup

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored twice as Borussia Dortmund eased into the second round of the German Cup with a 3-0 victory away to fourth-division Eintract Trier on Monday. Kagawa struck with just eight minutes gone before adding a second on the half hour, ...

West Ham victorious in Olympic venue debut

Aug 22, 2016

West Ham victorious in Olympic venue debut

The first Premier League game staged at the centerpiece stadium of the London Olympics in 2012 served up some late drama Sunday, with new tenant West Ham scoring in the 85th minute to earn a 1-0 win over 10-man Bournemouth. Track-and-field stars like Usain ...

Sevilla's Kiyotake plays key role in triumph over Espanyol

Aug 21, 2016

Sevilla's Kiyotake plays key role in triumph over Espanyol

Hiroshi Kiyotake set up a goal before opening his La Liga account as Sevilla overpowered Espanyol 6-4 in a frenetic season opener on Saturday. Kiyotake, starting on the right of a five-man midfield, delivered a corner from the left for Luciano Vietto in the ...

Former FIFA president Havelange dies at 100

Aug 17, 2016

Former FIFA president Havelange dies at 100

Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer’s governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100. Havelange, who was suffering from a respiratory infection, died early Tuesday ...

Chelsea's Costa notches 89th-minute goal to down West Ham

Aug 16, 2016

Chelsea's Costa notches 89th-minute goal to down West Ham

Striker Diego Costa struck in the 89th minute as Chelsea won its first competitive match under new manager Antonio Conte, beating West Ham 2-1 Monday night in the English Premier League. “I’m delighted with the performance, I saw a lot of things that are ...

Ibrahimovic making immediate impact at United

Aug 15, 2016

Ibrahimovic making immediate impact at United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is garnering quite the fan club in the Manchester United canteen since his offseason move to Old Trafford. United’s youngsters — Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford among them — sit with the 34-year-old striker at meal times, looking to extract as much ...

Former Premier League player dies after being shot with Taser

Aug 15, 2016

Former Premier League player dies after being shot with Taser

A former Premier League soccer player has died, three of his former clubs said Monday, following reports he was shot with a Taser by police. Dalian Atkinson died around 90 minutes after a Taser was used on him by police officers, Britain’s Press Association ...

Aug 14, 2016

Antlers top Avispa to end three-game slide

J. League first-stage champion Kashima Antlers claimed a 2-1 win at struggling Avispa Fukuoka on Sunday, ending their three-game losing run in the second stage. Shuhei Akasaki chipped over goalkeeper Ryuichi Kamiyama for the opener in the 27th minute after being played through by ...