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FC Tokyo announces Okubo signing

Jan 4, 2017

FC Tokyo announces Okubo signing

FC Tokyo on Wednesday announced the acquisition of former Japan striker Yoshito Okubo, the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division with 171 goals. The 34-year-old Okubo joins Tokyo after four years with Frontale. “In order (for FC Tokyo) to win the ...

Jan 4, 2017

Grampus announce appointment of new boss Kazama

Relegated Nagoya Grampus on Wednesday announced the appointment of Yahiro Kazama as the club’s new head coach. Kazama, 55, stepped down as boss of Kawasaki Frontale at the end of this past campaign after leading the team to second in the overall J. League ...

Arsenal roars back to claim dramatic draw at Bournemouth

Jan 4, 2017

Arsenal roars back to claim dramatic draw at Bournemouth

Flimsy before halftime, fabulous by the end; Arsenal revealed the split personality that has undermined so many of its Premier League title attempts as it snatched an unforgettable 3-3 draw at Bournemouth on Tuesday. Out-battled for an hour by its modest south coast opponent, ...

Defoe nets pair in draw

Jan 3, 2017

Defoe nets pair in draw

Jermain Defoe scored two penalties as lowly Sunderland prevented Liverpool from significantly trimming Chelsea’s lead at the Premier League summit in a 2-2 draw on Monday. Liverpool twice went ahead, through Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane, but Defoe’s two spot-kicks mean Chelsea will move ...

Giroud's work of art sparks Arsenal

Jan 2, 2017

Giroud's work of art sparks Arsenal

With Alexis Sanchez’s cross floating into the penalty area behind him, Olivier Giroud only had one choice: A back-heeled overhead flick. “I was a bit lucky but it was the only thing I could do,” Giroud said. “The ball was behind me and I ...

Kashima takes league and Emperor's Cup with 2-1 win over Kawasaki

Jan 1, 2017

Kashima takes league and Emperor's Cup with 2-1 win over Kawasaki

Brazilian substitute Fabricio struck an extra-time winner as J-League champions Kashima Antlers completed a league and cup double with a 2-1 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the Emperor’s Cup final on Sunday. Shuto Yamamoto headed Kashima into a 42nd-minute lead before Kawasaki hit back ...

Former Japan midfielder Ramos suffers stroke

Dec 31, 2016

Former Japan midfielder Ramos suffers stroke

Brazilian-born former Japan international midfielder Ruy Ramos revealed Friday that he has suffered a stroke. The 59-year-old said on his official website that he was diagnosed with a cerebral infarction after undergoing tests at a medical facility on Thursday. Ramos said in the post ...

Marinos' Nakamura in negotiations with Iwata

Dec 30, 2016

Marinos' Nakamura in negotiations with Iwata

Former Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura is eyeing a move from Yokohama F. Marinos to Jubilo Iwata and has entered negotiations with the Shizuoka club. Nakamura, 38, has been offered a contract extension by Marinos, but the former Celtic man holds a deep sense of ...