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Apr 7, 2016

Nagatomo to sign extension with Inter: source

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo will sign a three-year contract extension with Inter Milan worth €3.5 million ($4.0 million) per year in the coming days, a source close to the matter said Thursday. The 29-year-old is in his sixth season with Inter after joining from ...

Wolfsburg stuns Madrid in Champions League upset

Apr 7, 2016

Wolfsburg stuns Madrid in Champions League upset

Wolfsburg caused the biggest upset of this season’s Champions League with a 2-0 victory over record 10-time winner Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday. Making only its second appearance in the competition and playing its first quarterfinal, Wolfsburg outmuscled ...

Morishige double lifts Tokyo past Jiangsu

Apr 7, 2016

Morishige double lifts Tokyo past Jiangsu

Masato Morishige scored his second brace in five days as FC Tokyo climbed to the top of the Group E in the Asian Champions League with a vital 2-1 win away to big-spending Chinese club Jiangsu FC on Wednesday. Captain and Japan international Morishige ...

Apr 6, 2016

Gamba suffers third defeat in Asian Champions League

Gamba Osaka suffered a third defeat in the Asian Champions League group stage, going down 2-0 at home against Shanghai Shenhua in the fourth round of fixtures on Wednesday. Gamba came into the game with two defeats and a draw and their struggle continued ...

Suarez scores twice as Barcelona rallies past Atletico

Apr 6, 2016

Suarez scores twice as Barcelona rallies past Atletico

Luis Suarez scored two second-half goals to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 25th minute, but quickly went from hero to ...

Muto header propels Reds past Evergrande

Apr 5, 2016

Muto header propels Reds past Evergrande

Urawa Reds took a significant step toward qualifying for the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chinese defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night. Yuki Muto headed home the opener early in the second half in front ...

Apr 5, 2016

Spanish authorities probing Messi over offshore accounts

Spanish tax authorities said Monday they are investigating allegations of tax irregularities involving soccer player Lionel Messi after documents released by an international probe of offshore accounts. Messi’s family released a statement denying wrongdoing and threatened to sue media outlets that released the information ...

Chelsea hires Conte to revitalize fortunes

Apr 5, 2016

Chelsea hires Conte to revitalize fortunes

Chelsea has turned to another manager renowned for his abrasive temperament as Jose Mourinho’s successor. Having seen Antonio Conte revitalize Italy’s national team in the last two years, Chelsea is hoping the three-time Serie A-winning coach can rouse the London club from its slumber. ...

Urawa confident of beating Asian champions Guangzhou

Apr 4, 2016

Urawa confident of beating Asian champions Guangzhou

Urawa Reds boss Mihailo Petrovic is confident his side can extend its recent run of good form when it takes on defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande in a crunch Group H match in the Asian Champions League in Saitama on Tuesday night. Reds are unbeaten ...