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Feb 2, 2017

MLS extends time for Sacramento expansion bid

Major League Soccer will give rival groups in Sacramento, California, more time to come together in the city’s bid for an expansion team that would start play in 2020. A group that included San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York, Sacramento Kings minority owner Kevin ...

Man City thrashes West Ham; Man United held

Feb 2, 2017

Man City thrashes West Ham; Man United held

Manchester City’s players looked like they could score at will in their latest big win over West Ham. Manchester United couldn’t even manage one goal against Hull. On an evening of contrasting fortunes in the Premier League for the Manchester giants’ expensive strike forces, ...

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

Feb 1, 2017

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

Sevilla midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has re-signed with former club Cerezo Osaka, an official of the J. League first-division side said Wednesday. Cerezo team director Kiyoshi Okuma said Kiyotake will return on a full transfer as the winter transfer market closed Tuesday. Cerezo have been ...

Chelsea comfortable after Liverpool draw

Feb 1, 2017

Chelsea comfortable after Liverpool draw

Diego Costa’s missed second-half penalty cost Premier League leader Chelsea a victory at Liverpool on Tuesday but a 1-1 draw did little damage to its title prospects as closest rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur dropped points. Spain striker Costa was denied by Liverpool keeper ...

Shibasaki signs with Spanish side Tenerife

Feb 1, 2017

Shibasaki signs with Spanish side Tenerife

Kashima Antlers midfielder Gaku Shibasaki has signed for Tenerife in the Spanish second division on Tuesday after his proposed transfer to La Liga side Las Palmas fell through. The 24-year-old Shibasaki was expected to join Las Palmas by Tuesday’s winter transfer deadline after he ...

Jan 30, 2017

Marinos agree to deals for Degenek, Babunski

Yokohama F. Marinos have agreed to deals for defender Milos Degenek and midfielder David Babunski pending medical, the J. League first-division side announced Monday. Degenek, 22, joins from 1860 Munich in the German second tier. He represented Serbia at youth level before making his ...

Kubo marks Ghent debut with stunning goal

Jan 30, 2017

Kubo marks Ghent debut with stunning goal

Yuya Kubo made a spectacular debut for Belgian first-division side Ghent on Sunday, scoring a stunning free kick in a 2-0 win at home against league leader Club Brugge. Only four days after the club announced the signing of the 23-year-old striker, Kubo showed ...

Underdogs make F.A. Cup history

Jan 30, 2017

Underdogs make F.A. Cup history

The F.A. Cup threw up its latest heartwarming story line on Sunday when Sutton United beat second-tier Leeds 1-0 to ensure there would be two non-league teams in the fifth round for the first time. Adding a touch more magic on a historic day ...

Osako scores double in Cologne romp

Jan 29, 2017

Osako scores double in Cologne romp

Yuya Osako struck twice during Cologne’s 6-1 win away to Darmstadt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The Japan forward headed in Cologne’s second in the 36th minute before making it a 4-1 game after 72 minutes, burying a shot into the bottom corner from ...

Wolves knock free-falling Liverpool out of F.A. Cup

Jan 29, 2017

Wolves knock free-falling Liverpool out of F.A. Cup

Liverpool’s season continues to implode after second-tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers inflicted the latest setback in the F.A. Cup on Saturday. Wolves won 2-1 at Anfield to cap a week of misery for manager Juergen Klopp. First the team’s challenge for the English Premier League ...

Jan 28, 2017

Wenger handed four-match ban

The English Football Association has banned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from the touchline for four matches after an altercation with a match official, it was announced on Friday. Wenger escaped a stadium ban for shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at ...