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Mar 22, 2015

Man City blanks West Bromwich

Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion but the game was marred after the visitors had the wrong player sent off after only two minutes. City striker Wilfried Bony was ...

Mar 20, 2015

2022 World Cup final set for Dec. 18

The final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played on Dec. 18, the country’s national holiday. FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio confirmed the date Thursday, but did not say when the tournament would start. The governing body’s executive committee prefers ...

Mar 20, 2015

France to host 2019 Women's WC

FIFA has picked France to host the Women’s World Cup in 2019. The FIFA executive committee awarded France the hosting rights over South Korea. FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced the decision Thursday, bringing the tournament back to Europe after Germany served as host in ...

Mar 20, 2015

Van Gaal says Man United last job

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal says he will retire from soccer at the end of his spell in charge of Manchester United. The 63-year-old van Gaal tells British newspaper The Daily Telegraph that “this is my last job. For sure. I have to pay ...

Barcelona makes CL quarters again

Mar 19, 2015

Barcelona makes CL quarters again

Lionel Messi set up Ivan Rakitic to score the winner as Barcelona beat Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday night to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a record eighth consecutive season. Faced with the daunting task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg loss, Manuel Pellegrini’s ...

Grampus striker Kawamata puts on show for Halilhodzic

Mar 18, 2015

Grampus striker Kawamata puts on show for Halilhodzic

Nagoya Grampus striker Kengo Kawamata stated his case to new Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic with a brace in a 3-1 win against Kawasaki Frontale in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Under the gaze of Halilhodzic who was among the crowd at new-look Todoroki Stadium, ...

Gamba draws with Buriram in ACL

Mar 18, 2015

Gamba draws with Buriram in ACL

Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka picked up their first point in Group F in the Asian Champions League after a 1-1 draw at home to Thailand’s Buriram United on Wednesday night. Hiroyuki Abe gave Gamba the lead in the 39th minute, but Kenta Hasegawa’s ...

Monaco survives battering from Arsenal to reach quarters

Mar 18, 2015

Monaco survives battering from Arsenal to reach quarters

Monaco withstood Arsenal’s onslaught to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League despite a 2-0 home defeat on Tuesday, advancing on the away-goals rule after drawing 3-3 on aggregate. Following a 3-1 humiliating defeat at the Emirates three weeks ago in the first leg ...

Wako header carries Reysol past Shandong in stoppage time

Mar 17, 2015

Wako header carries Reysol past Shandong in stoppage time

Naoki Wako’s stoppage-time header gave Kashiwa Reysol a nail-biting 2-1 win over Shandong Luneng in Group E of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. Kosuke Taketomi opened the scoring for Kashiwa midway through the first half before Walter Montillo restored parity shortly after the ...

Mar 17, 2015

Struggling Sunderland fires Poyet

Sunderland fired manager Gus Poyet on Monday in a late attempt to retain its place in the Premier League. The 47-year-old Uruguayan leaves Sunderland after less than 18 months in charge with the team a point above the relegation zone with nine games to ...

Mar 17, 2015

Advocaat named Sunderland boss

Sunderland has hired former Netherlands manager Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, tasked with keeping the northeast club in the Premier League. Sunderland made the appointment on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Gus Poyet with the team ...