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/ May 15, 2017

Cerezo to host Sevilla in July friendly

Cerezo Osaka announced on Monday that it will host Spanish side Sevilla on July 17 in a friendly as part of the J. League’s newly launched International Series. Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake will face his old La Liga club, with whom the 27-year old ...

May 15, 2017

Gent's Kubo scores 10th goal of season

Japan striker Yuya Kubo struck his 10th league goal of the season but Gent was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Charleroi in the Belgian championship playoffs on Sunday. Kubo converted a penalty to equalize five minutes before the break, after midfielder ...

Spurs leave White Hart Lane on high after securing runner-up finish

May 15, 2017

Spurs leave White Hart Lane on high after securing runner-up finish

Tottenham signed out of White Hart Lane, and Hull left the Premier League. Sunday’s results meant there’s only Champions League qualification at stake entering the final week of the season. Tottenham locked down second place by beating Manchester United 2-1 in its final game ...

City moves closer to coveted top-four finish

May 14, 2017

City moves closer to coveted top-four finish

Leicester had a late penalty ruled out in bizarre circumstances as Manchester City held on for a 2-1 win on Saturday to move into third place in the English Premier League and close in on Champions League qualification. Riyad Mahrez was adjudged to have ...

May 13, 2017

Frontale question AFC punishment

Kawasaki Frontale officials said Friday they sent a letter to the Asian Football Confederation seeking an explanation on why it punished the club last week after fans raised a controversial wartime Japanese flag during a Asian Champions League match in South Korea. Depending on ...

Chelsea wraps up league title

May 13, 2017

Chelsea wraps up league title

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had the golden touch in his first season in the Premier League, all the way through to the title-clinching game. With Chelsea scoreless at West Bromwich Albion on Friday and looking like it would squander the first of three ...

United, Ajax squeeze into Europa League final

May 12, 2017

United, Ajax squeeze into Europa League final

Manchester United survived a sizeable scare to reach its first Europa League final after a nervy 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo on Thursday completed a 2-1 aggregate victory. Jose Mourinho’s side will play a youthful Ajax team in the final at Stockholm’s Friends Arena ...

Struggling Albirex name Lopes new manager

/ May 11, 2017

Struggling Albirex name Lopes new manager

Albirex Niigata on Thursday announced the appointment of former Japan striker Wagner Lopes as manager of the J. League first-division strugglers. The Brazilian-born Lopes, 48, replaces Fumitake Miura. Miura stepped down having been placed on leave after he offered to resign as manager following ...