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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 ...

Honda captains Milan in final game

May 29, 2017

Honda captains Milan in final game

Keisuke Honda made his final appearance for AC Milan on Sunday, making only his second start of the Serie A season in a 2-1 defeat at Cagliari. Honda, who took to Twitter last week to announce his departure from the San Siro after 3½ ...

Omiya part ways with Shibuya, promote Ito

/ May 28, 2017

Omiya part ways with Shibuya, promote Ito

Last-place Omiya Ardija fired manager Hiroki Shibuya and promoted assistant Akira Ito in his place, the J. League first-division side announced on Sunday. Shibuya is the second coaching casualty in J1 this season. Albirex Niigata replaced Fumitake Miura with Wagner Lopes earlier this month. ...

Cup glory gives Wenger respite

May 28, 2017

Cup glory gives Wenger respite

Removing the record seventh F.A. Cup winner’s medal from his pocket, Arsene Wenger was gratified and yet apprehensive. “For once I have kept my medal,” said the Arsenal manager, who usually gives them away to staff members. “So that means it’s a special night ...