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Madrid holds City 0-0 in Champions League semifinal

Apr 27, 2016

Madrid holds City 0-0 in Champions League semifinal

Real Madrid failed to turn late domination into a goal without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester City held on for a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. City goalkeeper Joe Hart prevented Madrid from taking an ...

JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Apr 26, 2016

JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima wants to put an end to the running debate on the potential switch to a fall-spring season for the J. League. A month has passed since Tashima beat former general secretary Hiromi Hara in the JFA’s first presidential ...

Apr 26, 2016

Jury finds Hillsborough Stadium victims 'unlawfully killed'

A jury has found that 96 soccer fans were “unlawfully killed” in the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster because of mistakes by the police. The verdicts mark the conclusion of inquests that lasted more than two years into Britain’s worst sporting disaster. The original verdicts ...

Apr 26, 2016

Japan U-23 squad to face South Africa in June friendly

Japan’s under-23 national side will face potential Olympic opponent South Africa in a June 29 friendly in Nagano Prefecture, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. The game at Matsumotodaira Park Stadium will be Japan’s last on home soil before the Rio de Janeiro Games. ...

Apr 26, 2016

Leicester's Vardy suspended for upcoming game

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been banned for an extra game and will miss Sunday’s trip to Manchester United, where the Foxes could clinch the English Premier League title. The England forward has also been fined £10,000 ($14,500) following his outburst at referee Jon ...

Spurs stumble hands Leicester keys to title

Apr 26, 2016

Spurs stumble hands Leicester keys to title

Leicester is one victory from becoming one of the unlikeliest champions in English soccer history — a year after nearly being relegated from the Premier League. The path to the trophy became clearer Monday after closest challenger Tottenham was held to a 1-1 draw ...

Apr 25, 2016

JFA targeting Takakura for Nadeshiko Japan post

The Japan Football Association is poised to ask women’s Under-20 head coach Asako Takakura to take over the women’s national team, Nadeshiko Japan, following a decision by the JFA Women’s Committee on Monday. The decision will be reported to JFA President Kozo Tashima on ...

Apr 25, 2016

FC Tokyo's Nakajima out with ligament damage

FC Tokyo midfielder Shoya Nakajima has injured his right knee and will need five to six weeks to recover, the J. League first division side said Monday. Nakajima, who is expected to play a key role on the Japan squad at the Rio de ...

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

Apr 25, 2016

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

No Jamie Vardy, no problem for Leicester. Even with their top-scorer suspended, the Premier League leaders still overpowered Swansea 4-0 on Sunday to move another step closer to collecting the trophy. The only team that can catch Leicester is Tottenham, but the preseason 5,000-1 ...

Apr 24, 2016

Nagatomo hopes to play for Japan in Rio Olympics

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has put up his hand to play for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of the three overage players each team is allowed at the Games. “As a footballer, I want to go,” Nagatomo said on ...