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May 9, 2016

Zaccheroni under fire at struggling Beijing Guoan

Beijing Guoan coach Alberto Zaccheroni came under mounting pressure as hundreds of fans protested after a 2-1 defeat to 10-man Jiangsu Suning late on Sunday. Some supporters were in tears at the final whistle and fans later massed at Beijing’s Workers’ Stadium players and ...

Platini quits as UEFA chief after ban appeal fails

May 9, 2016

Platini quits as UEFA chief after ban appeal fails

Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years. Platini called the verdict a “deep injustice” and said he will now step down from ...

Havenaar breaks Okazaki's European scoring record

May 9, 2016

Havenaar breaks Okazaki's European scoring record

Mike Havenaar finished the Dutch Eredivisie season with his 16th goal, the most ever by a Japanese in a single European top-flight campaign, as ADO Den Haag drew 1-1 to Heerenveen on Sunday. Havenaar converted a first-half penalty for Den Haag, which ended up ...

Okubo strikes as Kawasaki keeps pressure on Urawa

May 8, 2016

Okubo strikes as Kawasaki keeps pressure on Urawa

Yoshito Okubo scored one goal and assisted another as Kawasaki Frontale stayed right on the tail of J. League leaders Urawa Reds with a 3-1 victory at red-hot Kashiwa Reysol on Sunday. Eduardo Neto netted his first goal in Japan for Kawasaki, which improved ...

Jubilant Leicester lifts EPL trophy

May 8, 2016

Jubilant Leicester lifts EPL trophy

In a scene that would have seemed absurd a year ago, Leicester captain Wes Morgan collected the English Premier League trophy on Saturday after one of the most improbable turnarounds by a sports team. “It’s the best time of my life,” Morgan, who joined ...

May 7, 2016

Ekeng dies after collapsing on field

Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng died after collapsing on the pitch playing a first division match on Friday with his Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest. The 26-year-old midfielder fell to the ground without any contact with another player in the 70th minute of the game against ...

Endo aiming for medal in Rio

May 7, 2016

Endo aiming for medal in Rio

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Urawa Reds defender Wataru Endo is expecting a feisty atmosphere in his first Saitama derby against Omiya Ardija on Sunday. But the Japan Under-23 captain knows the stakes will be even higher at the Rio Olympics this summer. Urawa takes on Omiya with both ...

May 7, 2016

Plan approved for L.A. soccer venue

The City Council on Friday approved plans to build a $250 million stadium for Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club. The council voted 12-0 to move forward with the 22,000-seat stadium on the site of the old Sports Arena next to the ...

May 6, 2016

FIFA hands lifetime bans to two South American officials

FIFA ethics judges have imposed life bans on two South American soccer officials who have pleaded guilty in the United States to corruption charges. The FIFA ethics committee judging chamber said it found Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia, and ...

May 6, 2016

Striker Asano named to Japan Under-23 squad for friendly against Ghana

Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Takuma Asano returned to the team as Japan Under-23 coach Makoto Teguramori on Friday named his squad for next Wednesday’s home friendly against Ghana’s senior national team in quake-hit Kyushu. Versatile Dutch-based defender Sai van Wermeskerken and Kashiwa Reysol midfielder Junya ...