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Liverpool thrashes Watford to move top

Nov 7, 2016

Liverpool thrashes Watford to move top

Liverpool swept to the top of the Premier League as Sadio Mane’s double inspired a 6-1 rout of Watford, while Tottenham rescued a 1-1 draw at north London rival Arsenal on Sunday. While Liverpool dazzled, its old rival Manchester United ended a four-match winless ...

Tulio to follow Djurovski through Grampus exit door

Nov 6, 2016

Tulio to follow Djurovski through Grampus exit door

Relegated J. League side Nagoya Grampus informed former Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka he will not receive a contract offer for next season, a club source said Sunday when the club also confirmed the departure of manager Bosko Djurovski. The Brazil-born Tulio, one of ...

New boy Ideguchi looking to make impact for Japan

Nov 6, 2016

New boy Ideguchi looking to make impact for Japan

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Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi is hoping to vindicate Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic’s handing him his first crack at the national team for Friday’s friendly against Oman and a crunch World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia next week in Saitama. The Rio Olympian was ...

Chelsea routs Everton to move top

Nov 6, 2016

Chelsea routs Everton to move top

Chelsea crushed Everton 5-0 on Saturday to storm to the top of the Premier League with a vintage display after Manchester City was held 1-1 at home by a last-minute goal from promoted Middlesbrough. It was the first time City had been knocked off ...

Nov 5, 2016

Nominees named for FIFA award

Three Leicester players will try to end the eight-year grip of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the FIFA player of the year award. Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante were named Friday alongside Messi and Ronaldo in the 23-man list of contenders. ...

Nov 4, 2016

Kumagai nominated for FIFA award

Defender Saki Kumagai was among 10 players nominated Thursday for the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 award. Kumagai, who helped Japan win the 2011 Women’s World Cup, won the European Champions League, along with a domestic league and cup double with her French club ...

Nov 4, 2016

Striker Okubo to join FC Tokyo: source

Kawasaki Frontale striker Yoshito Okubo, the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division with 171 goals, will join FC Tokyo next season, a source close to the move said Friday. Okubo’s contract with Frontale expires this year and several clubs had made ...

Fenerbahce capitalizes as Man United struggles

Nov 4, 2016

Fenerbahce capitalizes as Man United struggles

Manchester United’s attacking problems continued as it lost to Fenerbahce 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday, leaving it at risk of a group-stage exit. United beat Fenerbahce 4-1 at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, but arrived in Turkey after drawing with Burnley 0-0, ...

Nov 3, 2016

Ventforet's Sakuma to relinquish coaching duties

Moments after his club defied relegation for a fourth consecutive season on Thursday, Ventforet Kofu manager Satoru Sakuma stated he will no longer serve as the J. League first-division club’s manager. “Next season will be entrusted to a new coach,” said the 53-year-old Sakuma, ...