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Dec 17, 2016

Gundogan set for knee surgery

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan faces a lengthy layoff after sustaining cruciate ligament damage. The Germany international fell awkwardly in the first half of City’s victory over Watford at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday and limped off in clear distress following an unsuccessful attempt to ...

Pep denies Bravo rumors

Dec 17, 2016

Pep denies Bravo rumors

Pep Guardiola made clear on Friday his belief Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is happy at Manchester City, amid reports the goalkeeper could be on his way back to Spain. The 33-year-old, Chile’s most-capped player who skippered the club to two successive Copa America titles, ...

Kashima proves worth as FIFA praises replay system

Dec 15, 2016

Kashima proves worth as FIFA praises replay system

The Kashima Antlers have always found a way to get the job done, which is why they have 18 pieces of silverware stocked in their trophy case and on Wednesday, the eight-time J. League champions added another accolade by becoming the first Asian side ...

Chelsea's win streak hits 10

Dec 15, 2016

Chelsea's win streak hits 10

Cesc Fabregas’ goal earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory — its 10th in a row — at Sunderland, as Antonio Conte’s side surged six points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday. Fabregas, who came in for Nemanja Matic, curled in ...

Dec 14, 2016

Jeonbuk beats Sundowns for fifth place at Club World Cup

Asian champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 in the fifth-place match of the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Jong-ho and a Ricardo Nascimento own goal handed Jeonbuk a 3-0 halftime lead. African champions Sundowns pulled one back early in ...

Dec 14, 2016

Chapecoense to face Urawa in Suruga Bank Championship

Brazilian club Chapecoense, many of whose players died in a plane crash in Colombia in late November, will play as scheduled in next year’s Suruga Bank Championship against the J. League’s Urawa Reds, soccer sources said Wednesday. The South American Football Confederation and the ...