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Wenger unworried after opener

Aug 15, 2015

Wenger unworried after opener

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to produce a strong response after its dismal opening day defeat when it returns to action at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Wenger’s players makes the short trip to south London with the embarrassment of last weekend’s shock 2-0 home loss ...

Aug 13, 2015

Japan, Iran to play friendly in Tehran

Japan will play Iran on Oct. 13 in a friendly at Tehran, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. The game, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. in Japan), will come five days after Japan faces Syria in Oman for its ...

Aug 13, 2015

Costa Rica coach Wanchope quits after fistfight

Costa Rican national team coach Paulo Wanchope resigned Wednesday after he was involved in a fistfight at a match in Panama. The Central American nation’s soccer federation said in a statement that Wanchope had decided to “step aside” a day after the incident. Wanchope ...

Kashima deals Hiroshima its first defeat of second stage

Aug 12, 2015

Kashima deals Hiroshima its first defeat of second stage

The resurgent Kashima Antlers dealt Sanfrecce Hiroshima their first defeat of the J. League second stage with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. Hiroshima had won its first five games of the stage but that run came to an end at Edion Stadium, where defender ...

Aug 12, 2015

Havenaar signs with ADO Den Haag

Former Japan forward Mike Havenaar has signed a three-year contract with ADO Den Haag, the Dutch first division club announced on Tuesday. Havenaar, 28, joins ADO Den Haag from HJK Helsinki of the Finnish top flight, where he had been since March after a ...

Sawa breaks silence about husband

Aug 12, 2015

Sawa breaks silence about husband

Former Women’s World Player of the Year Homare Sawa described her new husband and former Vegalta Sendai player Hiroaki Tsujikami as a “manly man who doesn’t lie and has a strong sense of responsibility.” Sawa, 36, granted reporters’ request to speak about her husband ...

Barca beats Sevilla in Super Cup

Aug 12, 2015

Barca beats Sevilla in Super Cup

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up the winning goal as Barcelona started the season in dramatic style by beating Sevilla 5-4 after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. The action-packed, all-Spanish match was won when Pedro, linked by British ...

River Plate trounces Gamba Osaka

Aug 11, 2015

River Plate trounces Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka were outclassed by Copa Libertadores champions River Plate 3-0 in the Suruga Bank Championship on Tuesday. The Japanese treble winners, less first-choice striker Takashi Usami and goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi, failed to keep up with the visitors from Argentina, who went ahead in ...

Soccer star Sawa gets married

Aug 11, 2015

Soccer star Sawa gets married

Former Women’s World Player of the Year Homare Sawa is married. The 36-year-old Nadeshiko Japan midfielder made the announcement on Tuesday through her club team, INAC Kobe Leonessa. She tied the knot on Saturday. Sawa, the MVP and top scorer of the 2011 Women’s ...

Toure nets pair as Man City routs West Brom in opener

Aug 11, 2015

Toure nets pair as Man City routs West Brom in opener

Yaya Toure scored twice in the first half on Monday night as Manchester City began its Premier League campaign with an impressive 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Toure scored with two shots from just outside the area in the ninth and 24th minutes ...