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Jun 30, 2015

Dutch soccer coach Hiddink fired

The Dutch soccer federation terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink on Monday, ending his second stint in charge after just one disappointing season. The KNVB said that Hiddink’s contract will now end on Wednesday. It had been set to last through ...

Jun 30, 2015

Chile reaches Copa America final

Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host’s hopes of winning the South American tournament for the first time. Vargas scored the winner with ...

Jun 30, 2015

Veteran goalkeeper Cech moves to Arsenal

Goalkeeper Petr Cech ended his trophy-filled, 11-year stay at Chelsea by signing with Premier League rival Arsenal on Monday after losing his starting place with the English champion. Arsenal said the 33-year-old Cech has signed a “long-term contract for an undisclosed fee,” with British ...

Czech soccer legend Masopust dies at 84

Jun 29, 2015

Czech soccer legend Masopust dies at 84

Josef Masopust, who led Czechoslovakia into the 1962 World Cup final and was considered the country’s greatest ever player, died on Monday after a long illness, his former club Dukla Prague announced. He was 84. In perhaps the highlight of his career, Masopust put ...

Okazaki confident of success with Leicester

Jun 29, 2015

Okazaki confident of success with Leicester

Japan forward Shinji Okazaki is convinced he can succeed in the Premier League because the sky is the limit for his game. “I don’t see a limit to what I can do yet,” the new Leicester City signing said on Monday, upon his return ...

Brazil in turmoil after Copa debacle

Jun 29, 2015

Brazil in turmoil after Copa debacle

It just keeps getting worse for Brazil’s national team. In its first chance to get over the humiliating World Cup elimination, Brazil disappointed again — dropping out of the Copa America without any signs of improvement from a year ago. Brazil’s struggles in the ...

Jun 28, 2015

Leandro leaving Kashiwa for reunion with Nelsinho at Kobe

Kashiwa Reysol striker Leandro is rejoining Vissel Kobe. The Brazilian made his intentions known following a 1-1 draw at Ventforet Kofu on Saturday night. “Today was my last game for Reysol,” Leandro said. “It’s been a good year and a half for me.” The ...

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Jun 28, 2015

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Iconic striker Kazuyoshi Miura renewed his own record as the J. League’s oldest scorer by hitting the winner for Yokohama FC on Sunday. “King Kazu” came on with 12 minutes remaining against Mito HollyHock in the J. League second-division game, and found the net ...