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Jul 24, 2015

Real Madrid routs Man City before huge crowd in Melbourne

Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and was unlucky not to have another as Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 4-1 in front of almost 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly on Friday. Madrid broke through in the 21st minute when Karim ...

Jul 24, 2015

Corruption crisis hampers search for new sponsors, FIFA admits

The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors. Targeting almost $6 billion in revenue from the 2018 tournament, FIFA has not signed any new sponsors since last year’s World Cup in Brazil. “Definitely the current situation does not help ...

Jul 24, 2015

Ventforet part ways with striker Adriano

Ventforet Kofu’s Brazilian striker Adriano has had his contract terminated, the J. League club announced Friday. The 33-year-old joined Ventforet from Tokushima Vortis this season and will leave after scoring one goal in 12 league appearances. Adriano scored 14 in 27 league games for ...

Jul 24, 2015

St. Pauli's Miyaichi undergoes knee surgery

St. Pauli’s new winger Ryo Miyaichi has sustained a left knee injury and undergone surgery, the German second-division side announced Thursday. Miyaichi, who joined the club last month from Arsenal, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a preseason friendly against Spanish side Rayo Vallecano ...

Jul 24, 2015

Fox eyes World Cup studio in Moscow

David Neal looks ahead to the World Cup in less than three years and envisions Fox broadcasting from its own studio in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square. “I think for an American audience, you really have got to have something from Red Square. ...

Halilhodzic names Japan squad for East Asian Cup

Jul 23, 2015

Halilhodzic names Japan squad for East Asian Cup

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Thursday named Gamba Osaka striker Takashi Usami and Urawa Reds forward Shinzo Koroki to a 23-man squad and gave a handful of players their first call-ups for next month’s East Asian Cup. Koroki’s club teammates Yuki Muto and Yosuke ...

Jul 23, 2015

Red Bulls 'B' team stuns Chelsea

A New York Red Bulls team made up of mostly developmental third-division players scored four second-half goals and stunned Chelsea 4-2 on Wednesday night in the English Premier League champion’s first game on its U.S. preseason exhibition tour. Sean Davis scored twice and Franklin ...

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Jul 23, 2015

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Liverpool signed Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rival Aston Villa on Wednesday in a £32.5 million ($50.7 million) deal to strengthen the club’s attack for next season. A week after selling winger Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49 million, Liverpool met ...

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

Jul 23, 2015

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their biggest upset defeat. The Reggae Boyz stunned the U.S. with a pair of first-half goals, one ...

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Jul 22, 2015

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Daichi Kamada struck a second-half equalizer to earn Sagan Tosu a 1-1 draw away to treble winners Gamba Osaka in the J. League first division on Wednesday night. Former Japan international Yasuhito Endo put Gamba in front from the penalty spot late in the ...

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Jul 22, 2015

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki made his first appearance for Leicester City in a preseason friendly against Lincoln City on Tuesday, playing the first 45 minutes and a part in his side’s first goal in a 3-1 win. Okazaki, who joined the Foxes from German ...