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Toure returns to lift City past Palace

Nov 20, 2016

Toure returns to lift City past Palace

Yaya Toure returned to Manchester City’s ranks on Saturday after a public apology to manager Pep Guardiola and scored twice in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace that took the team to the top of the Premier League alongside Liverpool. While Liverpool’s progress was ...

Nov 19, 2016

Vegalta's Watanabe to remain in charge for 2017 season

Vegalta Sendai announced on Saturday that Susumu Watanabe will manage the club for another season in 2017. Watanabe, who has been in charge of Sendai since April 2014, kept his team afloat in top-flight soccer as Vegalta finished 12th in the overall standings this ...

FIFA boss open to 32-team CWC

Nov 19, 2016

FIFA boss open to 32-team CWC

FIFA president Gianni Infantino thinks the mostly unloved Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. Infantino said in interviews published on Friday in Italian and Spanish newspapers that a club competition could start in 2019. A 32-team event played ...

Nov 19, 2016

Kazama to take over at Grampus

Kawasaki Frontale manager Yahiro Kazama will coach relegated Nagoya Grampus next season, sources said Saturday. The 55-year-old Kazama has steered Kawasaki into the J. League Championship playoff semifinal after the club finished second in the overall standings this season. He is stepping down at ...

Mourinho addresses situation with Rooney

Nov 19, 2016

Mourinho addresses situation with Rooney

It has been another fraught, headline-grabbing spell away with England’s national team for Wayne Rooney. Once again, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho must pick up the pieces. Rooney is back under United’s control after being forced to apologize for some late-night revelry while on ...

Nov 18, 2016

Sakai named new Hamburg captain

Japan defender Gotoku Sakai has been appointed the new captain of SV Hamburg, the German first-division side announced on Thursday. Markus Gisdol handed the role to the 25-year-old Sakai, who takes over in an unusual mid-season switch from Johan Djourou. “It is a great ...

Nov 17, 2016

Qatari banned from FIFA election

A Qatari candidate for election to FIFA’s ruling council has been banned from all soccer duty for one year for refusing to cooperate with ethics investigators. Saoud Al-Mohannadi “did not cooperate with the investigatory chamber in the proceedings against a third party,” FIFA ethics ...

Rooney apologizes for behavior

Nov 17, 2016

Rooney apologizes for behavior

Handed the captaincy of England and Manchester United, Wayne Rooney curbed the once wild behavior that landed him in trouble. But at 31, and as a father-of-three, Rooney’s conduct is under scrutiny again. Once again, he has been forced to issue an apology just ...

Costa Rica routs U.S. in qualifying

Nov 16, 2016

Costa Rica routs U.S. in qualifying

Wave after wave of opponents kept overwhelming beleaguered and befuddled Americans. Only these players were Costa Ricans in red jerseys, not Brazilians in yellow or Italians in blue. With one of its worst performances in decades, the United States put itself in a deep ...