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Man United racks up fourth straight victory

Dec 3, 2014

Man United racks up fourth straight victory

Manchester United’s revival gathered pace with a fourth successive victory in the Premier League against Stoke on Tuesday, and captain Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool’s rescue against Leicester after being restored to the team. Juan Mata curled in a second-half free kick after Marouane ...

City hands Southampton first home loss, jumps into second

Dec 1, 2014

City hands Southampton first home loss, jumps into second

Manchester City cut Southampton down to size by dislodging the overachieving side from second place in the Premier League on Sunday, while Tottenham produced another comeback to beat Everton. Defending champion City was frustrated in the first half at St. Mary’s, but Yaya Toure, ...

Nov 30, 2014

Farias among candidates to be next Cerezo Osaka manager

Brazilian Sergio Farias is a leading candidate to take over the manager’s job at relegated Cerezo Osaka to succeed Yuji Okuma, who will return to coach the youth academies from next season, club operations chief Isao Miyamoto said Sunday. Farias, 47, who most recently ...

Madrid beats Malaga to set new club winning-streak mark

Nov 30, 2014

Madrid beats Malaga to set new club winning-streak mark

Cristiano Ronaldo turned playmaker to help Real Madrid set a club record with its 16th consecutive victory across all competitions by winning 2-1 at Malaga on Saturday in the Spanish League. Ronaldo saw his own unprecedented start to the domestic campaign end as he ...

'Keeper heads Montedio into finale

Nov 30, 2014

'Keeper heads Montedio into finale

Goalkeeper Norihiro Yamagishi headed in a stoppage-time winner to send Emperor’s Cup finalists Montedio Yamagata into the playoff final for promotion to the J. League first division with a 2-1 victory away to Jubilo Iwata on Sunday. Iwata, which finished fourth in J2 this season, ...

Urawa draw sends Gamba top

Nov 29, 2014

Urawa draw sends Gamba top

by Gus Fielding

Urawa Reds surrendered a last-gasp equalizer, and quite possibly the J. League title with it, after they were held to a 1-1 draw away to 10-man Sagan Tosu on Saturday. Yuki Abe’s second-half penalty looked to have clinched the three points and moved Reds ...

Nov 29, 2014

Hospitalized Pele responding well

Pele is responding well to antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection and his condition is improving, doctors said Friday. The Albert Einstein hospital said the 74-year-old Pele remains in an intensive care unit undergoing “temporary” kidney treatment, but is “lucid” and breathing and ...

Nov 28, 2014

Frontale OKs extension for manager Kazama

Kawasaki Frontale said Friday they have agreed on a two-year contract extension with manager Yahiro Kazama. The 53-year old Kazama who took over during the 2012 campaign, will stay on as boss of the J. League first-division club on a deal running from Feb. ...

Liverpool's hopes still alive after draw against Ludogorets

Nov 27, 2014

Liverpool's hopes still alive after draw against Ludogorets

There was a little respite for under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as his side ground out a 2-2 draw away to European minnows Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday. The result ended a run of four straight defeats in all competitions for the ...

Treble-chasing Gamba reach Emperor's Cup final

Nov 26, 2014

Treble-chasing Gamba reach Emperor's Cup final

by Gus Fielding

Brazilian forward Patric and strike partner Takashi Usami both scored twice as Gamba Osaka kept alive their hopes of a league and cup treble on Wednesday with a 5-2 win over relegation-haunted Shimizu S-Pulse in the semifinals of the Emperor’s Cup. Gamba squandered a ...