Aug 6, 2014

Matches canceled amid Ebola scare

Sierra Leone has canceled all football matches because of the deadly Ebola virus and will seek to play African Cup qualifiers in other countries. The Sierra Leone Football Association announced the move on Tuesday after an emergency meeting. It follows a public health emergency ...

Aug 5, 2014

Atletico Madrid looking into Kagawa

Reigning Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid is launching a bid to acquire Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa along with his teammate Javier Hernandez, The Guardian said in its online edition Monday. The Guardian said that a transfer deal for both players would be in ...

Aug 4, 2014

Wenger scrutinizes Man City setup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Sunday queried the arrangement that has allowed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard to join Manchester City on loan from MLS club New York City FC. As well as Lampard’s move to the Etihad Stadium, New York has also loaned ...

Record crowd sees Man United win

Aug 3, 2014

Record crowd sees Man United win

Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal — and even Cristiano Ronaldo’s unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid. Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at ...

Nasu rescues Urawa point but Sagan take top spot

Aug 2, 2014

Nasu rescues Urawa point but Sagan take top spot

Veteran defender Daisuke Nasu rescued a point with a dramatic late equalizer, but Urawa Reds surrendered top spot in the J. League first division on Saturday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Vissel Kobe. Reds striker Shinzo Koroki opened the ...

Aug 1, 2014

JFA looking into changing schedule

The Japan Football Association said Thursday it hopes to drastically revise the J. League and Emperor’s Cup schedule in an effort to strengthen the national team after Japan crashed out in the first round at the World Cup finals in Brazil. JFA technical director ...

Jul 30, 2014

S-Pulse fire manager Ghotbi

Shimizu S-Pulse have fired Afshin Ghotbi as manager of the first-division J. League club due to his team’s lackluster first half to the season, a source familiar with the situation said late on Tuesday. Ghotbi, 50, will be replaced by former S-Pulse player Katsumi ...

Chelsea reunites with star Drogba

Jul 26, 2014

Chelsea reunites with star Drogba

Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of the sport’s most theatrical characters with flamboyant Blues manager Jose Mourinho. The Cote d’Ivoire striker, who was a free agent after stints with China’s Shanghai Shenhua and Turkey’s Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the ...

Jul 25, 2014

Hannover acquires midfielder Kiyotake

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has been acquired by German first-division side Hannover, the Bundesliga club announced Friday. Kiyotake, who represented Japan at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, had been playing for relegated Nuremberg since leaving Cerezo Osaka in the summer of 2012. His ...