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Okazaki makes second preseason appearance for Leicester

Jul 26, 2015

Okazaki makes second preseason appearance for Leicester

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki got another preseason run-out with his new Premier League club Leicester City on Saturday but failed to hit the target as the Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw by fourth-tier Mansfield Town. David Nugent’s curling finish gave Leicester the ...

Okubo brace lifts Frontale past S-Pulse

Jul 25, 2015

Okubo brace lifts Frontale past S-Pulse

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Yoshito Okubo scored twice as Kawasaki Frontale came through a wild, swinging encounter with Shimizu S-Pulse with a 3-2 win on Saturday night. World Cup striker Okubo got Frontale off to a flying start at Todoroki Stadium with a goal in the 11th minute, ...

Jul 25, 2015

Okazaki eager to make mark with Leicester City

Leicester City’s new signing Shinji Okazaki expressed his delight at the chance to play in the Premier League when introduced by the British club at a news conference on Friday. “I’m relishing the challenge at a new league at the age of 29. I’m ...

Wenger content to carry on

Jul 25, 2015

Wenger content to carry on

Arsene Wenger has banished any thoughts of retirement as the Arsenal manager fine-tunes his preparations for his 20th season with the Gunners in the Emirates Cup this weekend. With his 66th birthday looming in October, Wenger could be forgiven for being seduced by the ...

Jul 24, 2015

Real Madrid routs Man City before huge crowd in Melbourne

Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and was unlucky not to have another as Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 4-1 in front of almost 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly on Friday. Madrid broke through in the 21st minute when Karim ...

Jul 24, 2015

Corruption crisis hampers search for new sponsors, FIFA admits

The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors. Targeting almost $6 billion in revenue from the 2018 tournament, FIFA has not signed any new sponsors since last year’s World Cup in Brazil. “Definitely the current situation does not help ...

Jul 24, 2015

Ventforet part ways with striker Adriano

Ventforet Kofu’s Brazilian striker Adriano has had his contract terminated, the J. League club announced Friday. The 33-year-old joined Ventforet from Tokushima Vortis this season and will leave after scoring one goal in 12 league appearances. Adriano scored 14 in 27 league games for ...

Jul 24, 2015

St. Pauli's Miyaichi undergoes knee surgery

St. Pauli’s new winger Ryo Miyaichi has sustained a left knee injury and undergone surgery, the German second-division side announced Thursday. Miyaichi, who joined the club last month from Arsenal, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a preseason friendly against Spanish side Rayo Vallecano ...

Jul 24, 2015

Fox eyes World Cup studio in Moscow

David Neal looks ahead to the World Cup in less than three years and envisions Fox broadcasting from its own studio in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square. “I think for an American audience, you really have got to have something from Red Square. ...

Halilhodzic names Japan squad for East Asian Cup

Jul 23, 2015

Halilhodzic names Japan squad for East Asian Cup

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Thursday named Gamba Osaka striker Takashi Usami and Urawa Reds forward Shinzo Koroki to a 23-man squad and gave a handful of players their first call-ups for next month’s East Asian Cup. Koroki’s club teammates Yuki Muto and Yosuke ...

Jul 23, 2015

Red Bulls 'B' team stuns Chelsea

A New York Red Bulls team made up of mostly developmental third-division players scored four second-half goals and stunned Chelsea 4-2 on Wednesday night in the English Premier League champion’s first game on its U.S. preseason exhibition tour. Sean Davis scored twice and Franklin ...

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Jul 23, 2015

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Liverpool signed Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rival Aston Villa on Wednesday in a £32.5 million ($50.7 million) deal to strengthen the club’s attack for next season. A week after selling winger Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49 million, Liverpool met ...