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May 6, 2016

Tottenham closes in on Wembley move: F.A. boss

Tottenham Hotspur are a “long way” toward reaching an agreement that will allow them to play home games at Wembley Stadium in 2017-18, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said Thursday. Dyke also suggested Spurs, whose White Hart Lane home in north London is just ...

May 4, 2016

World Cup winner Toni announces retirement

World Cup winner Luca Toni says he will retire after Sunday’s match against Serie A champion Juventus. The 38-year-old Hellas Verona striker says “this has been the worst year of my career. Maybe I wouldn’t stop if we had had a good season.” Verona ...

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

May 4, 2016

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

A goal from Antoine Griezmann sent Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to city rival Real Madrid in the 2014 final, progressed on the ...

Okazaki in wonderland after Leicester's Premier League triumph

May 4, 2016

Okazaki in wonderland after Leicester's Premier League triumph

Count Shinji Okazaki as one of those people who are having a hard time believing that Leicester City has actually won the Premier League. “I still can’t believe it,” the Leicester forward said on Tuesday, a night after the Foxes captured the title thanks ...

Reds reach Asian Champions League round of 16

May 3, 2016

Reds reach Asian Champions League round of 16

Urawa Reds will face Group F winner FC Seoul in the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League after drawing 1-1 against the Pohang Steelers on Tuesday. In their final Group H game, Urawa traded penalties with Pohang — Zlatan Ljubijankic for Reds, ...

May 3, 2016

Albirex forward Silva sidelined with muscle strain

Brazilian forward Rafael Silva is expected to miss six weeks due to a muscle strain, J. League first-division side Albirex Niigata said Tuesday. The 24-year-old Silva strained his left calf muscle in Saturday’s 2-2 home draw against Ventforet Kofu and left the game in ...

May 3, 2016

Referee Sato selected for Rio Games

Ryuji Sato has been named to referee games in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, world soccer governing body FIFA announced Monday. The 39-year-old Sato will be joined by assistant referees Toru Sagara, 39, and Hiroshi Yamauchi, 37, and women’s assistant referee Naomi Teshirogi, ...

Leicester City completes miracle season with title

May 3, 2016

Leicester City completes miracle season with title

Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 160 km away. And when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, they raised their arms in triumph. One of the greatest sporting ...