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Aug 25, 2014

Murai vows to fight racial abuse

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai on Monday vowed to take swift action over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale’s Brazilian striker Renato in a league match on Saturday. Yokohama F. Marinos banned a teenage spectator from watching their games indefinitely after he was caught ...

Aug 24, 2014

Murai to meet Marinos to discuss racist taunts

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is expected to meet Monday with Yokohama F. Marinos president Akira Kaetsu over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale striker Renato made by a Marinos fan. The teenage fan, subsequently banned indefinitely by Marinos, was caught waving a banana ...

Costa leads Chelsea as Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge

Aug 24, 2014

Costa leads Chelsea as Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge

Diego Costa kept up the prolific start to his Chelsea career on Saturday, setting the title favorite on its way to a 2-0 win over Leicester and a second straight victory to open the Premier League. The Spain striker scored on his Chelsea debut ...

Frontale miss opportunity to leap ahead of first-place Reds

Aug 24, 2014

Frontale miss opportunity to leap ahead of first-place Reds

Kawasaki Frontale missed an excellent opportunity to wrest the J. League lead from Urawa Reds after losing 2-0 to Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday. An early Rafinha penalty set Marinos on their way before Frontale midfielder Jumpei Noborizato was dismissed late in the first ...

Aug 23, 2014

Mackay, LMA say sorry for text row

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay said on Friday he was sorry for sending offensive text messages and the League Managers Association apologized for the wording of a statement issued in response. Cardiff was not satisfied by the LMA’s reaction, calling for the resignation ...

| Aug 22, 2014

Tan's revenge spells end for Mackay

by Christopher Davies

If revenge is a dish best served cold, Vincent Tan’s retribution on his former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay came straight from the freezer. The Cardiff owner effectively ended Mackay’s career in football after a series of events straight out of the Sopranos. The ...

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Aug 22, 2014

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Mario Balotelli’s roller-coaster career took another twist on Thursday when he said goodbye to his AC Milan teammates after training before an expected transfer to Liverpool. In a brief statement on its website, the Italian club said: “Mario Balotelli drove out of Milanello at ...

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Aug 20, 2014

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Yamato Machida scored the decisive spot kick to fire JEF United Chiba into the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday night as Takashi Sekizuka’s side claimed local bragging rights with 12-11 penalty shootout win away to Kashiwa Reysol. Leandro had his shot ...

Arsenal held by Besiktas in Champions League playoff

Aug 20, 2014

Arsenal held by Besiktas in Champions League playoff

Arsenal held on with 10 men to draw 0-0 at Besiktas in the Champions League playoff round Tuesday, while Bayer Leverkusen is better placed to advance after winning 3-2 at FC Copenhagen. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off with 10 minutes left in ...

Aug 19, 2014

Longtime BBC announcer Gordon, 78, dies

James Alexander Gordon, who read out the soccer results on BBC radio for 40 years and had one of the most recognizable voices in broadcasting, has died at the age of 78. “James was an iconic radio voice who turned the classified football results ...

Aug 19, 2014

Nadeshiko star to rejoin INAC Kobe

Women’s World Cup winner Nahomi Kawasumi will rejoin her old club INAC Kobe as of Sept. 1 after her loan deal with the Seattle Reign expires. INAC made the announcement on Monday. The 28-year-old Nadeshiko Japan striker helped Seattle win the National Women’s Soccer ...