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/ Jun 1, 2017

Gamba to part ways with injured Patric

Gamba Osaka forward Patric will leave the club at the end of the month because the injured marksman’s contract won’t be renewed, the team announced on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 71 league games since 2014 for Gamba, was ruled out ...

Jun 1, 2017

Man City acquires Moraes for $45 million from Benfica

Manchester City has signed Ederson Moraes from Benfica for €40 million ($45 million), making the Brazilian the second-most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The fee has only been eclipsed by the €53 million that Juventus paid Parma for Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Reds to file protest over Jeju's conduct

The Urawa Reds plan to file a protest to the Asian Football Confederation over Jeju United players’ aggressive behavior in a post-match brawl at Saitama Stadium, the J. League team said on Thursday. The Reds claimed a 3-0 extra-time victory over Jeju Wednesday night ...

Ronaldo chasing record-tying fifth Ballon d'Or, Champions League title

Jun 1, 2017

Ronaldo chasing record-tying fifth Ballon d'Or, Champions League title

Cristiano Ronaldo heads to Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus on the brink of realizing a burning ambition of matching Lionel Messi’s record of winning the Ballon d’Or five times. “I want to catch Messi,” Ronaldo confessed when collecting his third World Player of ...

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

/ May 31, 2017

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

A Junya Tanaka strike lifted Vissel Kobe into the Levain Cup quarterfinals with a 1-0 Group B victory at struggling Albirex Niigata on Wednesday night. Seven minutes after the break at Denka Big Swan Stadium, Tanaka struck with his left foot, and Vissel held ...

Arsenal gives Wenger new two-year contract

May 31, 2017

Arsenal gives Wenger new two-year contract

Arsene Wenger will stay on as Arsenal manager, earning a new two-year contract on Wednesday despite missing out on Champions League qualification. Arsenal said the 67-year-old Frenchman secured the extension after a full review of the club’s activities “to identify areas for improvement to ...

Antlers fire manager Ishii

/ May 31, 2017

Antlers fire manager Ishii

Kashima Antlers have let go of manager Masatada Ishii after they missed their chance to advance to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals, the J. League first-division side said Wednesday. A day after Ishii’s men beat China’s Guanghzou Evergrande 2-1 at home in the round ...

Venezuela eliminates Japan at Under-20 World Cup

May 30, 2017

Venezuela eliminates Japan at Under-20 World Cup

Japan’s Under-20 World Cup campaign came to a halt in the round of 16 in a 1-0 loss to Venezuela after extra time on Wednesday. Captain Yangel Herrera scored the lone goal of an unrelenting match in the second half of extra time for ...

May 30, 2017

Barcelona names Valverde new coach

Barcelona picked one of its own to improve its winning ways. Former player Ernesto Valverde was hired as the new coach, the club confirmed on Monday. The longtime Athletic Bilbao manager will replace Luis Enrique, who ended his three-year stint after winning the Copa ...