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Aug 10, 2014

Cerezo midfielder Yamaguchi sidelined with knee injury

Cerezo Osaka’s Japan international midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi will be out of action for six weeks with a knee injury, the J. League first division club said on Sunday. The 23-year-old Yamaguchi was substituted for the first time this season after he damaged meniscus in ...

Endo strike propels Antlers past Grampus

Aug 9, 2014

Endo strike propels Antlers past Grampus

Yasushi Endo scored a cracking last-minute winner as Kashima Antlers came from a goal down to beat struggling Nagoya Grampus 3-2 away and move within four points of idle J. League leader Sagan Tosu on Saturday. The result moved seven-time champion Antlers onto 33 ...

Aug 9, 2014

Suarez makes case for appeal to CAS

Luis Suarez gave evidence at sport’s highest court Friday and was told to expect a verdict next week in his appeal against a FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward signed autographs for young fans waiting ...

Aug 8, 2014

Sagan Tosu fires manager Yoon over lack of trust

Sagan Tosu said Friday that manager Yoon Jung-hwan’s contract with the J. League front-running top division club was terminated because of a lack of trust between the South Korean and his players. No further explanation was given for the firing of the 41-year-old Yoon, ...

MLS star Donovan set to retire after season

Aug 8, 2014

MLS star Donovan set to retire after season

A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good. The 32-year-old Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer ...

Aug 7, 2014

Japan men's soccer squad to face Jamaica, Brazil in fall

The Japan Football Association announced Thursday that the men’s national team will play Jamaica and Brazil in October. Japan will host Jamaica on Oct. 10 in Niigata at Denka Big Swan Stadium and will play Brazil four days later in Singapore. Japan lost its ...

Aug 7, 2014

Van Marwijk in talks with S. Korea

Bert van Marwijk, who led the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final, is interested in taking over as coach of South Korea’s national team and negotiations are set to conclude next week, the head of the KFA’s technical committee said on Thursday. Lee ...

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Aug 6, 2014

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Brazilian striker Leandro set up the opener and scored a late penalty as Nabisco Cup holders Kashiwa Reysol kept the Suruga Bank Championship trophy in Japan with a 2-1 win over Copa Sudamericana champions Lanus of Argentina on Wednesday night. Kaoru Takayama gave Reysol ...

Aug 5, 2014

Atletico Madrid looking into Kagawa

Reigning Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid is launching a bid to acquire Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa along with his teammate Javier Hernandez, The Guardian said in its online edition Monday. The Guardian said that a transfer deal for both players would be in ...

Aug 4, 2014

Wenger scrutinizes Man City setup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Sunday queried the arrangement that has allowed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard to join Manchester City on loan from MLS club New York City FC. As well as Lampard’s move to the Etihad Stadium, New York has also loaned ...

Record crowd sees Man United win

Aug 3, 2014

Record crowd sees Man United win

Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal — and even Cristiano Ronaldo’s unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid. Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at ...