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Mar 5, 2017

Kubo nets winner for Gent

Yuya Kubo struck the winner in Gent’s 3-2 win over Waasland-Beveren on Saturday in the Belgian top flight, his fourth goal in six league games since joining the side in January from Young Boys in Switzerland. After his teammate Jeremy Perbet twice cancelled out ...

Reds bounce back against Cerezo

/ Mar 4, 2017

Reds bounce back against Cerezo

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Urawa Reds picked up their first points of the new J. League season with a 3-1 win over Cerezo Osaka on Saturday. Reds, who finished top of the overall table last season only to lose the championship final against Kashima Antlers, began the 2017 ...

Real Madrid legend Kopa, 'Napoleon of football,' dies at 85

Mar 3, 2017

Real Madrid legend Kopa, 'Napoleon of football,' dies at 85

Raymond Kopa, a former Real Madrid attacking midfielder known as the “Napoleon of football” who became the first French player to win the Ballon d’Or, has died. He was 85. According to family members who spoke to local newspaper Le Courrier de l’Ouest, Kopa ...

Mar 3, 2017

AC Milan sale faces another delay

The sale of AC Milan to a group of Chinese investors was again delayed on Friday. The completion of the deal was originally scheduled for December, but Silvio Berlusconi’s holding company Fininvest and Sino-Europe Sports agreed to a three-month delay, postponing the closing to ...

Mar 3, 2017

Atletico Madrid's Torres released from hospital

Atletico Madrid announced on Friday that Fernando Torres has been released from the hospital following a scary head-to-head clash which left him unconscious. Atletico said a CAT scan did not reveal any damage to his head or neck. Doctors have ordered the 32-year-old former ...

Mar 3, 2017

Pele's son released after arrest for drug trafficking

A Brazilian court has released Pele’s son, Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, who was arrested six days ago for association to drug trafficking and money laundering. A high court in Brasilia decided Edinho, as the son of the soccer great is known, should be free ...

Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

/ Mar 2, 2017

Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

Vissel Kobe have acquired German World Cup-winning striker Lukas Podolski from Turkish club Galatasaray on a multiyear contract, the J. League first-division side said Thursday. Vissel are discussing with Galatasaray the timing of the 31-year-old Podolski’s move to Kobe. “I can confirm that at ...

Mar 2, 2017

'Lisbon Lion' Gemmell dies at 73

Celtic great Tommy Gemmell, who inspired the club to glory in the 1967 European Cup, has died at age 73 after a long illness, the Scottish giants announced on Thursday. Gemmell scored Celtic’s equalizer and played a part in Stevie Chalmers’ 84th-minute winner as ...

Mar 2, 2017

Spain tops Japan at Algarve Cup

The Japan women’s soccer team made a losing start to the year with a 2-1 defeat to Spain in its opening match of the Algarve Cup on Wednesday. Goals from Silvia Meseguer and Olga Garcia fired the Spaniards into a 2-0 lead before Kumi ...

Luis Enrique quitting as Barcelona coach at end of season

Mar 2, 2017

Luis Enrique quitting as Barcelona coach at end of season

The Luis Enrique era at Barcelona will end this season. The coach said Wednesday he will leave the Spanish champions to get some rest after three years in charge. He made the surprise announcement following the team’s 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon in the ...