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Sep 6, 2016

Soccer legend Beckenbauer undergoes open-heart surgery

Former soccer great Franz Beckenbauer has had open-heart surgery and received at least one bypass, according to a report in a German newspaper. Beckenbauer’s management team has not responded to a request for comment on his health following a report Monday in the mass-circulation ...

Japan confident of rebounding against Thailand

Sep 5, 2016

Japan confident of rebounding against Thailand

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic believes his players have the quality and experience to get their World Cup qualification back on track with a win against Group B outsider Thailand at Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium on Tuesday. Japan is under pressure to rebound from a ...

Allardyce gets off to winning start with England

Sep 5, 2016

Allardyce gets off to winning start with England

Adam Lallana pounced in the fifth minute of stoppage time to ensure Sam Allardyce made a winning start as England manager Sunday, clinching a 1-0 victory over Slovakia in World Cup qualifying. England had a man-advantage from the 57th minute when Martin Skrtel received ...

Former soccer star Holiday diagnosed with brain tumor

Sep 5, 2016

Former soccer star Holiday diagnosed with brain tumor

Former U.S. soccer star Lauren Holiday has been diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant, and her husband, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is taking indefinite leave from the NBA club to care for his wife, the Pelicans said Sunday. “We are all ...

Asano blames self for 'ghost goal' against UAE

Sep 5, 2016

Asano blames self for 'ghost goal' against UAE

Stuttgart striker Takuma Asano has bizarrely blamed himself for the goal that never was in Japan’s shock 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat against the United Arab Emirates last week. Now the striker, who recently represented Japan at the Rio Olympics, wants to take out ...

Gamba overpower Sanfrecce to reach League Cup semifinals

Sep 4, 2016

Gamba overpower Sanfrecce to reach League Cup semifinals

Shun Nagasawa and Ademilson each scored a brace as Gamba Osaka powered past Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6-3 on Sunday in the second leg of their League Cup quarterfinal for a 7-4 aggregate win. After Gamba salvaged a late 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s first leg, Nagasawa ...

Thai coach Kiatisuk expecting Japanese backlash

Sep 4, 2016

Thai coach Kiatisuk expecting Japanese backlash

A wounded animal can be a dangerous beast and Thailand coach Kiatisuk Senamuang is expecting a fierce backlash from Japan when the two teams meet in Bangkok on Tuesday in a final-round Asian qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Japan is still ...

Sep 3, 2016

Silva guides Albirex past Kwansei Gakuin with four-goal effort

Kwansei Gakuin University pushed Albirex Niigata to the edge, but wase undone by four goals from Rafael Silva as the J1 club claimed a 5-3 extra-time thriller on Saturday in the second round of the Emperor’s Cup. However, three top-flight sides were taken out ...

Sep 3, 2016

Aguero receives three-match ban

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will miss the derby against Manchester United after receiving a three-match ban from the English Football Association on Friday for elbowing an opponent. The F.A. said it retrospectively punished Aguero for violent conduct in last weekend’s win against West ...