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Apr 14, 2015

Japan gets Group E draw for World Cup second-round qualifiers

Japan was handed a kind draw for the second round of World Cup qualifiers for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Tuesday when the former Asian champion was placed in Group E against Syria, Afghanistan, Singapore, and Cambodia. None of Japan’s opponents qualified for ...

Apr 14, 2015

Liverpool blanks rival Newcastle

Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen scored in each half to give Liverpool a 2-0 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday that puts the club four points from the last Champions League place. Sterling opened the scoring in the ninth minute when ...

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Apr 13, 2015

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Manchester United ended two years of hurt on derby day by dismantling Manchester City in a 4-2 win in the Premier League on Sunday, underlining the reversal in fortunes of the local rivals this season. City had won four straight Manchester derbies since April ...

Arsenal sneaks past Burnley to run winning streak to eight

Apr 12, 2015

Arsenal sneaks past Burnley to run winning streak to eight

If Chelsea collapses in the final weeks of the Premier League season, Arsenal will be primed to take advantage. Aaron Ramsey extended Arsenal’s winning run to eight matches on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory at Burnley. Arsenal’s resurgence has sent the team four ...

Mourinho coy on Muto

Apr 11, 2015

Mourinho coy on Muto

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was remaining quiet about a prospective deal to bring FC Tokyo striker Yoshinori Muto to Stamford Bridge, but said Friday he would not allow commercial interests to influence his decision to sign a player for the club, according to England’s ...

Apr 9, 2015

Chelsea targets FC Tokyo's Muto

J. League club FC Tokyo said Thursday it has received a formal offer for Japan striker Yoshinori Muto from English Premier League leader Chelsea. But the 22-year-old Muto, according to Tokyo, says he has “not made any decision yet” on a possible move and ...

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Apr 8, 2015

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Nagoya was denied a third straight Nabisco Cup victory at the last minute by Montedio Yamagata as Grampus settled for a 3-3 draw on Wednesday. Substitute striker Hiroki Bandai’s glancing header from a floating Kim Byeom-yong cross in the 92nd minute allowed Yamagata to ...

Benteke treble saves point for Villa

Apr 8, 2015

Benteke treble saves point for Villa

Christian Benteke scored a hat trick as Aston Villa twice came from behind against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday to draw 3-3 and stay out of the relegation zone. Benteke’s final goal came directly from a free kick in the 83rd minute of a ...

Apr 8, 2015

Bhutan praying for dream Japan tie

When the second round draw for Asian World Cup qualifying takes place in Kuala Lumpur next week, fans, players and officials in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will be praying for one outcome. “The people here want Japan because most of the youth ...