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Nakamura leaves Marinos to join Jubilo

Jan 8, 2017

Nakamura leaves Marinos to join Jubilo

Jubilo Iwata have signed former Japan international and Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura from Yokohama F. Marinos, the J. League first-division sides announced Sunday. The 38-year-old playmaker will continue to wear the No. 10 shirt at his new club Jubilo, who will be Nakamura’s second ...

Rooney matches Charlton in rout

Jan 8, 2017

Rooney matches Charlton in rout

Wayne Rooney equaled Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United scoring record as the F.A. Cup holders cruised into the fourth round with a 4-0 win over Reading on Saturday. Rooney scored his 249th United goal with Charlton watching as Jose Mourinho’s men strolled to victory, but ...

Nakata joins International Football Association Board

Jan 7, 2017

Nakata joins International Football Association Board

Former Japan star Hidetoshi Nakata has been appointed as a member of the International Football Association Board that discusses and decides proposed alterations to the game’s laws. The 39-year-old, whose exploits in the Italian Serie A paved the way for many of his countrymen ...

Jan 7, 2017

Marinos acquire Ogihara, Vieira

Yokohama F. Marinos have signed midfielder Takahiro Ogihara from relegated Nagoya Grampus and Portuguese forward Hugo Vieira from Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, the J.League first-division side announced on Saturday. The 25-year-old Ogihara, who played for Japan in the 2012 London Olympics, made his ...

Manchester City whips West Ham in F.A. Cup match

Jan 7, 2017

Manchester City whips West Ham in F.A. Cup match

Manchester City swept aside West Ham 5-0 to reach the fourth round of the F.A. Cup on Friday, bringing an upbeat end to a testing week for coach Pep Guardiola. Midfielder Yaya Toure’s penalty, Norwegian defender Havard Nordtveit’s own goal and a strike from ...

Chelsea's Mikel on the move to Chinese Super League

Jan 6, 2017

Chelsea's Mikel on the move to Chinese Super League

John Obi Mikel has followed Chelsea midfielder Oscar to the Chinese Super League by leaving Stamford Bridge on Friday to join Tianjin TEDA. The defensive midfielder made over 370 appearances in his 10 1/2 years at the London club but said it was time ...

Jan 6, 2017

Southampton's Fonte seeks transfer

Southampton captain Jose Fonte wants to leave after handing in a transfer request, the English Premier League club said on Thursday. The 33-year-old Portugal defender has rejected opportunities to extend his contract which runs for another 18 months, director of football Les Reed said. ...

Jan 6, 2017

Kyoto Sanga finalize deal with Tulio

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka will join Kyoto Sanga, the J.League second-division side announced Friday. The 35-year-old helped Urawa Reds and Nagoya Grampus win their first and only J1 titles in 2006 and 2010, respectively, and was also an integral part of ...

Hull City hands reins to Silva as team fights relegation

Jan 5, 2017

Hull City hands reins to Silva as team fights relegation

Hull City has hired Marco Silva to manage the relegation-threatened Premier League club until the end of the season. The announcement was made on Thursday. The 39-year-old Portuguese coach succeeds Mike Phelan at the last-place club. Silva won the Greek title with Olympiakos last ...

Jan 5, 2017

Frontale acquire midfielder Ienaga

Kawasaki Frontale have signed former Japan midfielder Akihiro Ienaga from Omiya Ardija, the J. League first-division club said on Thursday. The 30-year-old Ienaga had spells on loan from Spanish side Mallorca at South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai and his former club Gamba Osaka before joining ...

Chelsea's win streak ended at 13

Jan 5, 2017

Chelsea's win streak ended at 13

Dele Alli underlined his growing reputation by single-handedly ending Chelsea’s 13-match winning run Wednesday, scoring two headed goals to give Tottenham a 2-0 victory over the Premier League leaders. The defense has been the bedrock of Chelsea’s three-month hot streak but Alli was gifted ...