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Jul 7, 2017

Platini loses appeal of FIFA suspension

Switzerland’s supreme court has dismissed an appeal by former FIFA vice president Michel Platini against his four-year ban for financial wrongdoing.The Swiss Federal Tribunal said Thursday that the ban imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport “does not appear to be manifestly excessive.” ...

Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

/ Jul 6, 2017

Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski on Thursday vowed to bolster enthusiasm for Japanese soccerl after arriving to join Vissel Kobe, bucking a trend of big-name players moving to cash-rich China.“I know the J. League is the strongest in Asia and I am determined ...

Jul 6, 2017

Earthquakes player pulled from Lake Tahoe

A player for the San Jose Earthquakes was rescued from Lake Tahoe in critical condition.Matheus Silva was swimming on the Fourth of July when he had to be rescued. He was resuscitated and taken to a nearby hospital. The 20-year-old was later flown to ...

Haraguchi says Brighton move still up in air

Jul 5, 2017

Haraguchi says Brighton move still up in air

Japan striker Genki Haraguchi says his rumored transfer to newly promoted English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion from Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin is still up in the air.Speaking to reporters at Tokyo’s Haneda airport before leaving for Germany to join up with ...

/ Jul 4, 2017

Hiroshima manager Moriyasu resigns

Sanfrecce Hiroshima coach Hajime Moriyasu has resigned to take responsibility for his side’s poor performance this season, the J. League first-division club said Tuesday.Moriyasu, 48, offered to step down after Hiroshima’s 4-3 away defeat to Urawa Reds on Saturday and the club could not ...

Ex-Chelsea captain Terry inks one-year deal with Aston Villa

Jul 4, 2017

Ex-Chelsea captain Terry inks one-year deal with Aston Villa

Rather than retire or play against Chelsea, John Terry decided to join a team that was unlikely to face the Premier League champions.The former Chelsea captain signed a one-year deal with second-division club Aston Villa on Monday, three days after ending a 22-year association ...

Germany beats Chile in bruising Confederations Cup final

Jul 3, 2017

Germany beats Chile in bruising Confederations Cup final

Germany’s experimental young side overcame Chile to win the Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew’s decision to leave most of his world champions at home.The only goal in St. Petersburg came in the 20th minute from 28-year-old Lars Stindl, who tapped ...

Antlers end Reysol's 10-game unbeaten streak

/ Jul 2, 2017

Antlers end Reysol's 10-game unbeaten streak

Brazilian striker Pedro Junior struck a superb winner as reigning champions Kashima Antlers smashed Kashiwa Reysol’s 10-match unbeaten streak with a 3-2 away victory in the J. League on Sunday night.Kashima benefited from two costly errors by Kashiwa goalkeeper Kosuke Nakamura to take a ...

Messi wedding held in hometown

Jul 1, 2017

Messi wedding held in hometown

Lionel Messi and his childhood sweetheart married Friday night at a ceremony in his hometown attended by some of the biggest names in soccer.About 250 guests attended the marriage of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel. They included Messi’s Barcelona teammates Neymar, ...