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Aug 28, 2014

Warnock named Crystal Palace boss

Neil Warnock was hired by Crystal Palace on Wednesday for his second spell as the manager of the Premier League club. Palace has been without a manager since Tony Pulis quit two days before the start of the new season. The 65-year-old Warnock, who ...

Aug 28, 2014

Alonso brings end to Spain career

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, one of the key figures in Spain’s dominant era that included two European championships and a World Cup title, says he is retiring from international soccer. The 32-year-old Alonso announced the decision on Twitter on Wednesday, saying it had ...

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Aug 27, 2014

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Captain Hisato Sato scored the lone goal in the first half as Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Mito Hollyhock 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. The game at Edion Stadium was a makeup for the Aug. 20 tie that was ...

Kagawa concussed as MK Dons humiliate United

Aug 27, 2014

Kagawa concussed as MK Dons humiliate United

In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club’s illustrious history on Tuesday. The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing 4-0 to the third-tier club in ...

Aug 27, 2014

Osako called up for friendlies

World Cup striker Yuya Osako has been called up for Japan’s upcoming friendlies against Uruguay and Venezuela, his German first-division club Cologne said on its official web site on Tuesday. New Japan coach Javier Aguirre is to name his squad in Tokyo on Thursday ...

Aug 27, 2014

Donovan to play once more for U.S.

Landon Donovan says he will make his final appearance for the U.S. national team Oct. 10 in a friendly against Ecuador. Donovan announced the plan Tuesday. Donovan is the top scorer in U.S. history with 57 goals and 58 assists in 156 appearances, but ...

Aug 26, 2014

U.S. goalie Howard writes memoir

American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal. Howard has penned a memoir that will be published Dec. 9 by HarperCollins Publishers. The publisher said Monday that “The Keeper” will be available in ...

Aug 26, 2014

Balotelli leaves Milan for Liverpool

Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for £16 million ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals. Nineteen months after ending a 2½-year spell with Manchester City to ...

United woes continue with Sunderland draw

Aug 25, 2014

United woes continue with Sunderland draw

The World Cup memories are fading fast for Louis van Gaal as the size of the Manchester United rebuilding task hits home. A week after losing the season opener, United was held to a 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday, leaving the former Netherlands ...

Aug 25, 2014

Murai vows to fight racial abuse

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai on Monday vowed to take swift action over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale’s Brazilian striker Renato in a league match on Saturday. Yokohama F. Marinos banned a teenage spectator from watching their games indefinitely after he was caught ...

Aug 24, 2014

Murai to meet Marinos to discuss racist taunts

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is expected to meet Monday with Yokohama F. Marinos president Akira Kaetsu over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale striker Renato made by a Marinos fan. The teenage fan, subsequently banned indefinitely by Marinos, was caught waving a banana ...