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Liverpool too much for Chelsea

Sep 17, 2016

Liverpool too much for Chelsea

Liverpool ended Chelsea’s unbeaten start in the English Premier League with a rousing 2-1 win on Friday. Keen to establish a high level of consistency, Liverpool backed up a 4-1 win over titleholder Leicester by outclassing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where the visitors posted ...

Sep 16, 2016

Rapinoe kneels during U.S. anthem

Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a U.S. women’s national team match against Thailand on Thursday night. Rapinoe first knelt during the anthem Sept. 4 before a game with her National Women’s Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign. She said she wanted ...

Sep 16, 2016

Banished Barton apologizes after Rangers row

Colorful Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has apologized unreservedly after being banished from the Scottish Premiership club’s training ground for what he called “inappropriate” comments. Barton’s future with the Glasgow giants was thrown into doubt after he was sent home on Tuesday following a reported ...

Feyenoord takes down Man United

Sep 16, 2016

Feyenoord takes down Man United

Feyenoord stunned Manchester United 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, handing the English giant a second loss in less than a week. For Feyenoord, it was just more of the same — Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team has won all five of its Dutch ...

Sep 15, 2016

Japan slips to 56th in FIFA rankings

Japan dropped seven places to 56th in the world according to the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. After losing to the United Arab Emirates at home on Sept. 1 to start the final round of World Cup qualifying, Japan is now the sixth-highest ...

Late drama lifts Real Madrid

Sep 15, 2016

Late drama lifts Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata scored very late goals as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 and avoid starting the defense of its Champions League title with a shock defeat on Wednesday. Ronaldo equalized from an 89th-minute free kick against ...

Barcelona thrashes Celtic in Champions League opener

Sep 14, 2016

Barcelona thrashes Celtic in Champions League opener

Barcelona’s lethal MSN — Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar — dissected Celtic 7-0 while a deluge washed out Pep Guardiola’s eagerly awaited first Champions League game in charge of Manchester City on Tuesday. There was no rain but there was a flood of ...

Sep 13, 2016

Kubo, 15, poised to become youngest player in J. League history

Fifteen-year-old former Barcelona prodigy Takefusa Kubo will be cleared to play for FC Tokyo’s top-flight team, which could make him the youngest ever to appear in the J. League’s first division, a club source said. Kubo is currently 15 years, 3 months old. Former ...

Haraguchi sparkles as Hertha beats Ingolstadt

Sep 11, 2016

Haraguchi sparkles as Hertha beats Ingolstadt

Genki Haraguchi put in a man-of-the-match performance, setting up both goals as Hertha Berlin won 2-0 away to Ingolstadt on Saturday to make it two out of two in the new German Bundesliga season. The 25-year-old attacker, who scored the opening header in Japan’s ...

City edges United in derby clash

Sep 11, 2016

City edges United in derby clash

Pep Guardiola got one over his old rival Jose Mourinho as Manchester City edged an absorbing derby clash against Manchester United 2-1 on Saturday to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League. The victory on its rival’s home turf maintained ...