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JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Aug 20, 2014

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Yamato Machida scored the decisive spot kick to fire JEF United Chiba into the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday night as Takashi Sekizuka’s side claimed local bragging rights with 12-11 penalty shootout win away to Kashiwa Reysol. Leandro had his shot ...

Arsenal held by Besiktas in Champions League playoff

Aug 20, 2014

Arsenal held by Besiktas in Champions League playoff

Arsenal held on with 10 men to draw 0-0 at Besiktas in the Champions League playoff round Tuesday, while Bayer Leverkusen is better placed to advance after winning 3-2 at FC Copenhagen. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off with 10 minutes left in ...

Aug 19, 2014

Longtime BBC announcer Gordon, 78, dies

James Alexander Gordon, who read out the soccer results on BBC radio for 40 years and had one of the most recognizable voices in broadcasting, has died at the age of 78. “James was an iconic radio voice who turned the classified football results ...

Aug 19, 2014

Nadeshiko star to rejoin INAC Kobe

Women’s World Cup winner Nahomi Kawasumi will rejoin her old club INAC Kobe as of Sept. 1 after her loan deal with the Seattle Reign expires. INAC made the announcement on Monday. The 28-year-old Nadeshiko Japan striker helped Seattle win the National Women’s Soccer ...

Man City, Liverpool start new campaign with victories

Aug 18, 2014

Man City, Liverpool start new campaign with victories

Two days into the English Premier League season there is a familiar sight at the top of the standings. Manchester City began the defense of its title with a 2-0 away victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with star forwards David Silva and Sergio Aguero ...

Swansea spoils Van Gaal's debut with Manchester United

Aug 17, 2014

Swansea spoils Van Gaal's debut with Manchester United

New season, new manager — same misery at Manchester United. Louis van Gaal failed to usher in the bright new era expected at United on Saturday, watching in frustration as the team opened the season with a home loss for the first time in ...

Aug 17, 2014

Haraguchi scores in Hertha debut

Genki Haraguchi scored in his competitive debut for Hertha Berlin as the Bundesliga side survived a second-half scare to beat fourth-division Viktoria Cologne 4-2 in the first round of the German Cup on Saturday. Haraguchi finished off a swift counterattack in the 51st minute ...

Aug 13, 2014

Martino named Argentina's new coach

Gerardo Martino has been hired as coach of Argentina, less than three months after leaving Spanish club Barcelona. The Argentine Football Association said the 51-year-old Martino will replace Alejandro Sabella, who stepped down after Argentina’s loss to Germany in last month’s World Cup final. ...

Aug 13, 2014

Kagawa has no impact in victory

Japan international Shinji Kagawa failed to make an impact after coming on as a second-half substitute Tuesday in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Valencia, the club’s final warmup ahead of the new Premier League season. He came on for Juan Mata just after the ...

Aug 12, 2014

Maradona slaps reporter in face

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona slapped a reporter on the face after attending an event with his family this weekend. Maradona also called the journalist an idiot during the confrontation outside a theater in Buenos Aires. It wasn’t clear why Maradona was upset, though ...