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Apr 25, 2016

JFA targeting Takakura for Nadeshiko Japan post

The Japan Football Association is poised to ask women’s Under-20 head coach Asako Takakura to take over the women’s national team, Nadeshiko Japan, following a decision by the JFA Women’s Committee on Monday. The decision will be reported to JFA President Kozo Tashima on ...

Apr 25, 2016

FC Tokyo's Nakajima out with ligament damage

FC Tokyo midfielder Shoya Nakajima has injured his right knee and will need five to six weeks to recover, the J. League first division side said Monday. Nakajima, who is expected to play a key role on the Japan squad at the Rio de ...

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

Apr 25, 2016

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

No Jamie Vardy, no problem for Leicester. Even with their top-scorer suspended, the Premier League leaders still overpowered Swansea 4-0 on Sunday to move another step closer to collecting the trophy. The only team that can catch Leicester is Tottenham, but the preseason 5,000-1 ...

Apr 24, 2016

Nagatomo hopes to play for Japan in Rio Olympics

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has put up his hand to play for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of the three overage players each team is allowed at the Games. “As a footballer, I want to go,” Nagatomo said on ...

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Apr 24, 2016

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Spain Luis Suarez continued his goal splurge by scoring four times to help Barcelona stay atop the Spanish league on Saturday, while Real Madrid needed a stellar performance from Gareth Bale to remain in the title hunt. Suarez scored his eighth goal in four ...

Arsenal climbs to third; many fans steer clear

Apr 22, 2016

Arsenal climbs to third; many fans steer clear

Alexis Sanchez was surrounded by thousands of empty seats inside Emirates Stadium as he scored twice against West Bromwich Albion to ease Arsenal back into third place with a 2-0 win on Thursday. Because Arsenal announced 59,568 tickets were sold for the English Premier ...

Kagawa plays central role as Dortmund beats Berlin

Apr 21, 2016

Kagawa plays central role as Dortmund beats Berlin

Shinji Kagawa had a hand in all three of his team’s goals as Borussia Dortmund whipped Genki Haraguchi and Hertha Berlin 3-0 in the semifinals of the German Cup on Wednesday night. Gonzalo Castro, Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were all on target to ...