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Taketomi, Suzuki steer Reysol past Yamaga

Aug 20, 2015

Taketomi, Suzuki steer Reysol past Yamaga

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Goals in each half from Kosuke Taketomi and Daisuke Suzuki fired Kashiwa Reysol to the top of the J. League second-stage standings with a 2-0 win at home to Matsumoto Yamagata on Thursday night. A blockbuster from Taketomi opened the scoring late in the ...

Aug 20, 2015

Winger Thauvin joins Newcastle on five-year deal

Marseille winger Florian Thauvin has signed a five-year deal with Newcastle, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. The 22-year-old French Under-21 international passed a medical on Wednesday and committed to the club until 2020 on a deal that French media reported to be ...

Aug 19, 2015

Cologne's Osako doubtful for Wolfsburg game

Japan striker Yuya Osako could miss Cologne’s next Bundesliga game at the weekend against Wolfsburg due to a knee issue, the German club said on Tuesday. Although the injury is not serious, it is unclear how long it will take Osako to make a ...

Aug 19, 2015

Okazaki adjusting game to thrive in Premier League

Leicester City summer recruit Shinji Okazaki says he is reaping the benefit of changing his game to adapt to the demands of Premier League soccer. Okazaki scored his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham United and is keen ...

FIFA exec Tashima warns Chung cannot bank on Japan's support

Aug 19, 2015

FIFA exec Tashima warns Chung cannot bank on Japan's support

South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon cannot bank on the support of neighboring Japan, FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima said Tuesday. Tashima said he was pleased his good friend Chung was standing for president, but suggested Japan would instead vote at the ...

Liverpool sinks Bournemouth on Benteke's goal

Aug 18, 2015

Liverpool sinks Bournemouth on Benteke's goal

Christian Benteke scored a contentious first Liverpool goal as his team shaded promoted Bournemouth 1-0 at Anfield on Monday to claim its second victory of the Premier League season. The teams’ first-ever league meeting was settled by £32.5 million ($50.8 million) striker Benteke’s 26th-minute ...

Ramos signs new Real Madrid deal

Aug 17, 2015

Ramos signs new Real Madrid deal

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos signed a new contract Monday that will tie him to the club for the next five seasons. The 29-year-old Ramos had been linked to interest from Manchester United throughout the offseason. “As I said at my presentation 10 years ...

Chung announces FIFA presidency bid

Aug 17, 2015

Chung announces FIFA presidency bid

Announcing his bid to run for FIFA president, Chung Mong-Joon pledged to help the governing body clean itself up if he gets elected. Speaking at a news conference in Paris on Monday, the South Korean said “it is my privilege and honor to announce ...

Aug 17, 2015

Osako scores in Cologne victory

Japan international Yuya Osako struck off the bench in injury time as Cologne beat Stuttgart 3-1 to start its Bundesliga season on Sunday. Osako came on in the 54th minute for Milos Jojic and finished a counterattack in the 92nd minute to put the ...

Rampant City romps to win over Chelsea

Aug 17, 2015

Rampant City romps to win over Chelsea

One point from two games. An unseemly spat with medical staff. A porous defense. A rival back to its rampant best. The problems are piling up for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho early in its Premier League title defense. In the first heavyweight showdown of ...

Tokyo beats Gamba for third straight win

Aug 16, 2015

Tokyo beats Gamba for third straight win

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Nathan Burns scored the winner and created the opener as FC Tokyo defeated Japanese treble-winner Gamba Osaka 2-1 for its third straight victory in the J. League second stage on Sunday. Takuji Yonemoto put Tokyo on the board early thanks to Burns before Patric ...