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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 ...

Yoshida warns Southampton to wake up

Aug 16, 2015

Yoshida warns Southampton to wake up

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is still hobbling around on crutches after an Achilles operation. His team is limping just as badly in the Premier League. The South Coast club has earned just a point from its first two games of the new season, with ...

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Aug 16, 2015

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his first goal for Leicester City on Saturday, as the club went top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham. Okazaki, who moved from Bundesliga club Mainz in the offseason on a four-year deal, opened ...

Wenger unworried after opener

Aug 15, 2015

Wenger unworried after opener

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to produce a strong response after its dismal opening day defeat when it returns to action at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Wenger’s players makes the short trip to south London with the embarrassment of last weekend’s shock 2-0 home loss ...