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Arsenal exits League Cup; Reds outlast Boro

Sep 24, 2014

Arsenal exits League Cup; Reds outlast Boro

Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in a marathon penalty shootout in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday, after Arsenal and Everton both bowed out of the competition. Liverpool squeezed through after Patrick Bamford had scored a penalty for Middlesbrough in the third ...

Sep 24, 2014

Okazaki scores fifth goal of season

Japan forward Shinji Okazaki scored his fifth goal of the Bundesliga season for Mainz on Tuesday in a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. A rough-and-tumble Rhine-Main derby saw Frankfurt’s Takashi Inui force a good save only to miss when the rebound came back to ...

Nadeshiko down Taiwan to reach quarters

| Sep 22, 2014

Nadeshiko down Taiwan to reach quarters

Women’s world champion Japan secured its place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games on Monday with a 3-0 win over Taiwan in their final Group B match. Mizuho Sakaguchi fired the defending champions in front after three minutes and Chinatsu Kira headed in ...

Lampard stuns former club Chelsea

Sep 22, 2014

Lampard stuns former club Chelsea

Chelsea’s winning start to the Premier League was ended by a dramatic goal from one of its greatest ever players while Manchester United’s all-star attack was undermined by its jittery defense in a 5-3 loss at Leicester on Sunday. Frank Lampard struggled to contain ...

Ronaldo powers Real Madrid with hat trick in rout

Sep 21, 2014

Ronaldo powers Real Madrid with hat trick in rout

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end its two-game losing skid in the Spanish League on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped ...

Reds take care of business against undermanned Reysol

Sep 20, 2014

Reds take care of business against undermanned Reysol

Urawa Reds opened up a six-point lead at the top of the J. League on Saturday after a 3-1 win at home to nine-man Kashiwa Reysol. Former Reysol defender Daisuke Nasu headed in a superb cross from Tadaaki Hirakawa to put Urawa in front ...

| Sep 19, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan routs Jordan

Hat tricks by Yuika Sugasawa and Mizuho Sakaguchi fueled the Japan women’s soccer team to a 12-0 victory over Jordan at the Asian Games on Thursday. Nahomi Kawasumi and Chinatsu Kira each bagged a brace for Norio Sasaki’s world and Asian champions, who also ...

Nadeshiko Japan trounces Jordan

| Sep 18, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan trounces Jordan

Hat tricks by Yuika Sugasawa and Mizuho Sakaguchi fueled defending champion Japan to a 12-0 victory over Jordan in women’s soccer competition at the Asian Games on Thursday. Nahomi Kawasumi and Chinatsu Kira each bagged a brace for Norio Sasaki’s world and Asian champions, ...

Iraq stifles Japan at Asian Games

| Sep 18, 2014

Iraq stifles Japan at Asian Games

Japan was schooled 3-1 by Iraq as the defending Asian Games champion missed out on booking a spot in the knockout phase on Wednesday. Two second-half goals by Ali Al Tameemi added to Humam Faraj’s opener and gave Iraq its second victory in as ...

Ronaldo, Madrid begin Champions League in style

Sep 17, 2014

Ronaldo, Madrid begin Champions League in style

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid ...