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Apr 20, 2015

Aston Villa edges Liverpool in semi

In a few miserable hours for Liverpool’s players on Sunday, their bid to return to the Champions League was damaged by Manchester City winning and a loss to Aston Villa ended their only hope of silverware. Instead of captain Steven Gerrard ending his Liverpool ...

Apr 19, 2015

Kazu scores again to rewrite record

Evergreen striker Kazuyoshi Miura scored his second goal of the season on Sunday to extend his record as the J. League’s oldest scorer. Miura, at the age of 48 years, 1 month, 24 days, scored in the first half of Yokohama FC’s second-division match ...

Apr 19, 2015

Okazaki brace earns Mainz victory

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki grabbed a brace to take his goal tally for the season to 12 as Mainz beat Freiburg 3-2 away in the German first division on Saturday. Okazaki put Mainz in front six minutes before halftime, racing in at the back ...

Chelsea closes in on league crown

Apr 19, 2015

Chelsea closes in on league crown

While rarely ruthless, Chelsea is easing to the English Premier League title. With a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, Chelsea surged 10 points clear of Arsenal. But as Arsenal’s hopes of a first league title since 2004 took a further hit, the ...

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

Apr 16, 2015

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

by Gus Fielding

Kashima Antlers won 3-1 away to Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League on Thursday night to extend their unbeaten run to four league matches. Naomichi Ueda headed Kashima in front in first-half stoppage time with his first career goal and, after Eduardo had equalized ...

Apr 16, 2015

Labadie gets six-month biting ban

Joss Labadie, who plays for Dagenham & Redbridge in England’s fourth tier, was charged with violent conduct after being accused of biting the hand of an opponent during a league match on March 28. The 24-year-old denied the charge but Dagenham said Wednesday that ...

Apr 15, 2015

Gamba defender Nishino to miss three months with injury

Gamba Osaka’s Japan Under-22 defender Takaharu Nishino is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, the J League champions announced on Wednesday. Nishino suffered the injury in Gamba’s 2-1 win away to Thailand’s ...