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/ May 9, 2017

Reds' Moriwaki receives two-match ban

The J. League handed Urawa Reds defender Ryota Moriwaki a two-match ban on Tuesday for a derogatory remark during Thursday’s 1-0 home defeat to Kashima Antlers. Kashima midfielder Mitsuo Ogasawara had appealed to the league after the game insisting the defender said, “You stink” ...

/ May 8, 2017

Frontale urging fans not to fly controversial flag

Kawasaki Frontale revealed Monday they will take measures to urge their fans to not fly a controversial wartime flag when they host Hong Kong’s Eastern SC on Tuesday in the Asian Champions League. Frontale were fined $15,000 and placed on one-year probation by the ...

May 8, 2017

Kubo scores in Gent defeat

Japan striker Yuya Kubo scored his ninth goal since moving to Gent in January, but his club lost 4-3 to Oostende in the Belgian soccer championship playoffs Sunday. At Versluys Arena in Ostend, Gent’s Kenny Saief opened the scoring in the 13th minute but ...

Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

/ May 7, 2017

Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

Yoshito Okubo grabbed a brace as FC Tokyo beat Vegalta Sendai 2-0 away for its third straight league win on Sunday, a result that moves the club into fourth place in the J. League first division. Okubo, the all-time J1 leading scorer with 175 ...

/ May 7, 2017

Niigata manager Miura to step down from post

Fumitake Miura is poised to step down as manager of struggling Albirex Niigata. The J. League first-division club announced Sunday that Miura has been placed on leave. The 46-year-old offered to resign after Friday’s 3-0 defeat against Kawasaki Frontale. Brazilian-born former Japan striker Wagner ...

Manchester City cruises by hapless Crystal Palace

May 7, 2017

Manchester City cruises by hapless Crystal Palace

Manchester City playmakers David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola’s team rediscovered its attacking potency at Etihad Stadium to cement a top-four place. Running an open game from ...

Chelsea path to title eased as Tottenham falls to West Ham

May 6, 2017

Chelsea path to title eased as Tottenham falls to West Ham

Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title was made much easier on Friday by a disjointed Tottenham losing 1-0 at West Ham and seeing a nine-match winning run end. The trophy can now be secured by Chelsea over the next week before Tottenham plays ...

Messi wins appeal, remaining three matches of ban lifted

May 5, 2017

Messi wins appeal, remaining three matches of ban lifted

Lionel Messi has won his FIFA appeal, and the remaining three matches of a ban for insulting a referee’s assistant have been lifted. Messi already served one match of the ban that was imposed when the FIFA disciplinary committee gave its ruling hours before ...