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De Boer takes over as new Crystal Palace manager

Jun 27, 2017

De Boer takes over as new Crystal Palace manager

Former Netherlands defender Frank de Boer was hired as manager of Crystal Palace on Monday, taking his first coaching job in English soccer seven months after getting fired by Inter Milan. De Boer signed a three-year deal, saying his priority was to make Palace a ...

Doan, Kamada bid farewell before European moves

/ Jun 25, 2017

Doan, Kamada bid farewell before European moves

Ritsu Doan showed his flair before being subbed during Gamba Osaka's 1-1 draw with Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday in the J. League, while Daichi Kamada set up the opener in Sagan Tosu's 2-1 home win over Urawa Reds before their impending moves to Europe. Nineteen-year-old ...

Jun 25, 2017

Shibasaki, Tenerife fail in bid for promotion

Gaku Shibasaki had an assist, but Tenerife missed out on promotion to the Spanish first division after a 3-1 defeat to Getafe in the second leg of the playoff final on Saturday. Tenerife took the first leg 1-0 on Wednesday, when Shibasaki created the winner, ...

Shibasaki helps lift Tenerife past Getafe

Jun 22, 2017

Shibasaki helps lift Tenerife past Getafe

Gaku Shibasaki contributed an assist to help Tenerife move within a win of promotion through a 1-0 victory over Spanish rival Getafe at home in the first leg of the La Liga promotion playoff final on Wednesday. At the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez, Jorge Saenz converted ...

/ Jun 21, 2017

Consadole welcomes first J. League player from Thailand

Thailand's Chanathip Songkrasin had a light workout on Wednesday, a day after he arrived in Sapporo to join J-League first-division side Consadole. The 23 year-old Thai international, the first from his nation to join a J-League team, is on loan from Thai club Muangthong United. ...

Struggling Sanfrecce confident of escaping drop

/ Jun 21, 2017

Struggling Sanfrecce confident of escaping drop

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Mihael Mikic believes the relegation fear factor is inspiring misfiring Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and the Croatian winger insists he will put "an arm and a leg" on the three-time J. League champions escaping the drop. Hiroshima was the better team for long stretches of Saturday's match ...

Ronaldo not leaving Real Madrid, team president says

Jun 20, 2017

Ronaldo not leaving Real Madrid, team president says

Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giant Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted Tuesday. Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and ...

Maradona weighs in on Messi, Ronaldo

Jun 20, 2017

Maradona weighs in on Messi, Ronaldo

Soccer legend Diego Maradona said Monday that he preferred compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo all the while dubbing the Portugal captain an "incredible" player. "I can't remember having seen Lionel Messi play badly," Maradona told TyCSports. "I prefer Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo but I acknowledge ...

Shibasaki goal sends Tenerife into promotion playoff final

Jun 19, 2017

Shibasaki goal sends Tenerife into promotion playoff final

Gaku Shibasaki netted a vital equalizer and steered Tenerife to the promotion playoff final in the Spanish second tier on Sunday as the club secured a 1-1 aggregate draw with Cadiz, enough to see it through. The former Kashima Antlers midfielder, who grabbed headlines with ...

Amano's timely strike leads Marinos past FC Tokyo

/ Jun 18, 2017

Amano's timely strike leads Marinos past FC Tokyo

Jun Amano picked the perfect time to score his first career goal, the Yokohama F. Marinos midfielder netting in the dying minutes to lead his side to a 1-0 victory over FC Tokyo in the J. League first division on Sunday. With a goalless draw ...

Ronaldo looking to leave Real Madrid over tax row

Jun 17, 2017

Ronaldo looking to leave Real Madrid over tax row

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the country, a report in Portuguese sports daily A Bola said on Friday. The newspaper said its story was based on a reliable source and ...