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Aug 17, 2015

Osako scores in Cologne victory

Japan international Yuya Osako struck off the bench in injury time as Cologne beat Stuttgart 3-1 to start its Bundesliga season on Sunday. Osako came on in the 54th minute for Milos Jojic and finished a counterattack in the 92nd minute to put the ...

Rampant City romps to win over Chelsea

Aug 17, 2015

Rampant City romps to win over Chelsea

One point from two games. An unseemly spat with medical staff. A porous defense. A rival back to its rampant best. The problems are piling up for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho early in its Premier League title defense. In the first heavyweight showdown of ...

Tokyo beats Gamba for third straight win

Aug 16, 2015

Tokyo beats Gamba for third straight win

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Nathan Burns scored the winner and created the opener as FC Tokyo defeated Japanese treble-winner Gamba Osaka 2-1 for its third straight victory in the J. League second stage on Sunday. Takuji Yonemoto put Tokyo on the board early thanks to Burns before Patric ...

Yoshida warns Southampton to wake up

Aug 16, 2015

Yoshida warns Southampton to wake up

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is still hobbling around on crutches after an Achilles operation. His team is limping just as badly in the Premier League. The South Coast club has earned just a point from its first two games of the new season, with ...

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Aug 16, 2015

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his first goal for Leicester City on Saturday, as the club went top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham. Okazaki, who moved from Bundesliga club Mainz in the offseason on a four-year deal, opened ...

Wenger unworried after opener

Aug 15, 2015

Wenger unworried after opener

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to produce a strong response after its dismal opening day defeat when it returns to action at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Wenger’s players makes the short trip to south London with the embarrassment of last weekend’s shock 2-0 home loss ...

Aug 13, 2015

Japan, Iran to play friendly in Tehran

Japan will play Iran on Oct. 13 in a friendly at Tehran, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. The game, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. in Japan), will come five days after Japan faces Syria in Oman for its ...

Aug 13, 2015

Costa Rica coach Wanchope quits after fistfight

Costa Rican national team coach Paulo Wanchope resigned Wednesday after he was involved in a fistfight at a match in Panama. The Central American nation’s soccer federation said in a statement that Wanchope had decided to “step aside” a day after the incident. Wanchope ...

Kashima deals Hiroshima its first defeat of second stage

Aug 12, 2015

Kashima deals Hiroshima its first defeat of second stage

The resurgent Kashima Antlers dealt Sanfrecce Hiroshima their first defeat of the J. League second stage with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. Hiroshima had won its first five games of the stage but that run came to an end at Edion Stadium, where defender ...

Aug 12, 2015

Havenaar signs with ADO Den Haag

Former Japan forward Mike Havenaar has signed a three-year contract with ADO Den Haag, the Dutch first division club announced on Tuesday. Havenaar, 28, joins ADO Den Haag from HJK Helsinki of the Finnish top flight, where he had been since March after a ...

Sawa breaks silence about husband

Aug 12, 2015

Sawa breaks silence about husband

Former Women’s World Player of the Year Homare Sawa described her new husband and former Vegalta Sendai player Hiroaki Tsujikami as a “manly man who doesn’t lie and has a strong sense of responsibility.” Sawa, 36, granted reporters’ request to speak about her husband ...