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City moves closer to coveted top-four finish

May 14, 2017

City moves closer to coveted top-four finish

Leicester had a late penalty ruled out in bizarre circumstances as Manchester City held on for a 2-1 win on Saturday to move into third place in the English Premier League and close in on Champions League qualification. Riyad Mahrez was adjudged to have ...

May 13, 2017

Frontale question AFC punishment

Kawasaki Frontale officials said Friday they sent a letter to the Asian Football Confederation seeking an explanation on why it punished the club last week after fans raised a controversial wartime Japanese flag during a Asian Champions League match in South Korea. Depending on ...

Chelsea wraps up league title

May 13, 2017

Chelsea wraps up league title

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had the golden touch in his first season in the Premier League, all the way through to the title-clinching game. With Chelsea scoreless at West Bromwich Albion on Friday and looking like it would squander the first of three ...

United, Ajax squeeze into Europa League final

May 12, 2017

United, Ajax squeeze into Europa League final

Manchester United survived a sizeable scare to reach its first Europa League final after a nervy 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo on Thursday completed a 2-1 aggregate victory. Jose Mourinho’s side will play a youthful Ajax team in the final at Stockholm’s Friends Arena ...

Struggling Albirex name Lopes new manager

/ May 11, 2017

Struggling Albirex name Lopes new manager

Albirex Niigata on Thursday announced the appointment of former Japan striker Wagner Lopes as manager of the J. League first-division strugglers. The Brazilian-born Lopes, 48, replaces Fumitake Miura. Miura stepped down having been placed on leave after he offered to resign as manager following ...

/ May 11, 2017

Gamba fined ¥2 million over fans' Nazi banner

The J. League said Thursday it has slapped Gamba Osaka with a ¥2 million ($17,500) fine and issued a severe reprimand after a group of the club’s supporters hoisted a banner with a logo resembling a Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) symbol during a match last ...

Kashima beats Muangthong to rise to top spot in ACL group

May 10, 2017

Kashima beats Muangthong to rise to top spot in ACL group

Yuma Suzuki scored twice as Kashima Antlers beat Thailand’s Muangthong United 2-1 at home on Wednesday night to book a meeting with Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande in the round of 16 in the Asian Champions League. Suzuki scored with headers either side of a ...