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Jul 21, 2016

Goetze returning to Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is bringing back forward Mario Goetze from Bayern Munich. Goetze left Dortmund for Bayern in 2013 but never settled down and was mostly a bench player under previous coach Pep Guardiola. New Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti had a talk with Goetze before ...

Bruce interviewed for England job

Jul 20, 2016

Bruce interviewed for England job

Hull City’s Steve Bruce said on Tuesday he had been interviewed by the F.A. for the vacant England manager job. His newly promoted Premier League club said on Monday that Bruce had held talks with F.A. vice chairman David Gill, technical director Dan Ashworth ...

Jul 19, 2016

Ronaldo vows to 'come back stronger' after knee injury

Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to come back stronger for the coming season after suffering a knee injury in Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 final earlier this month. The Real Madrid forward, who is on this year’s Best Player in Europe shortlist, was carried off the ...

Jul 19, 2016

Ex-Nadeshiko star Sawa pregnant

Former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Homare Sawa said Tuesday she is expecting her first child in January. “I’ve been blessed with a new life,” Sawa, 37, said through a statement released by her management firm. “It’s been the heartfelt desire of ...

Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist

Jul 18, 2016

Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 10-player shortlist to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for last season. Fan favorite Will Grigg missed out but got as many points as Paul Pogba. Ronaldo is joined by Pepe, his teammate on European ...

Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Jul 18, 2016

Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Omiya Ardija won their first point in the Saitama derby in more than three years in a sweltering 2-2 draw at Urawa Reds in the J. League on Sunday. Before a bumper crowd of 53,951 at Saitama Stadium, Brazilian Mateus’ equalizer midway through the ...

Jul 18, 2016

Sagan's Kusukami transfers to Western Sydney

Sagan Tosu announced on Monday that midfielder Jumpei Kusukami has signed a full transfer deal with former Asian champion Western Sydney Wanderers. Kusukami has not been the preferred choice of manager Massimo Ficcadenti since joining Tosu this season from Cerezo Osaka, appearing in just ...

Jul 15, 2016

Kluivert named PSG football director

Dutch soccer great Patrick Kluivert on Thursday joined Paris Saint-Germain as football director to “overview” the French champions’ new coach Unai Emery. Kluivert, 40, had been national coach for Curacao and for Ajax Amsterdam’s youth team. “I am extremely honored to join such a ...

Jul 15, 2016

Maradona to be profiled on new TV show

Diego Maradona’s larger-than-life exploits are coming to the small screen, producers said Thursday, announcing the Argentine soccer legend will be the subject of a new TV series targeting international audiences. “Every month of my life could make 100 episodes. Everything I’ve lived surpasses any ...

Jul 14, 2016

Schweinsteiger, Ivanovic get married

German soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger has tied the knot with Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic. Photos of the couple in Venice, Italy, had stirred talk that they were getting married. On Wednesday, the 31-year-old Manchester United player posted a picture of himself and his ...