Jul 25, 2015

Okazaki eager to make mark with Leicester City

Leicester City’s new signing Shinji Okazaki expressed his delight at the chance to play in the Premier League when introduced by the British club at a news conference on Friday. “I’m relishing the challenge at a new league at the age of 29. I’m ...

Jun 30, 2015

Veteran goalkeeper Cech moves to Arsenal

Goalkeeper Petr Cech ended his trophy-filled, 11-year stay at Chelsea by signing with Premier League rival Arsenal on Monday after losing his starting place with the English champion. Arsenal said the 33-year-old Cech has signed a “long-term contract for an undisclosed fee,” with British ...

Jun 25, 2015

Wilkins hired as Aston Villa assistant manager

Ray Wilkins has been appointed as assistant manager to Tim Sherwood at Premier League club Aston Villa, the former England captain said on Thursday. The 58-year-old, who won international 84 caps, has managed London sides Queens Park Rangers and Fulham and most recently had ...

Jun 12, 2015

Goalkeeper Bogdan reaches deal to play for Liverpool

Liverpool has agreed to terms with Hungary international goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, whose contract is up at Bolton. Bogdan, 27, who made more than 100 appearances for Bolton, will be a free agent at the end of the month and will officially join Liverpool on ...

Jun 11, 2015

Arsenal designates Miyaichi for free transfer

Winger Ryo Miyaichi has been listed for free transfer by Arsenal, the Premier League announced Wednesday. Miyaichi joined the Gunners from Chukyodai Chukyo High School in 2010 but made only one league appearance for the Gunners, spending most of his time away on loan ...

May 12, 2015

FC Tokyo's Muto expected to join Bundesliga side Mainz

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto’s European destination will likely not be Chelsea but Mainz of the Bundesliga, sources with knowledge of the FC Tokyo player’s decision told Kyodo News through Tuesday. According to the sources, Tokyo and Mainz are deep into talks for the 22-year-old’s ...

Man United tightens grip

May 10, 2015

Man United tightens grip

Manchester United ended a three-match losing run to move within sight of Champions League qualification on Saturday, while Burnley became the first team to be relegated from the English Premier League this season. Marouane Fellaini scored a 78th-minute winner as United beat Crystal Palace ...

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

May 4, 2015

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

The five-year drought is over. Chelsea is Premier League champion again — with three games to spare. Chelsea’s players danced around the field after securing the title with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday that encapsulated the recent cautious pragmatism of ...

Chelsea puts title in sight

Apr 30, 2015

Chelsea puts title in sight

Chelsea staged a second-half comeback to beat Leicester 3-1 on Wednesday and move to within three points of capturing the Premier League trophy. Jose Mourinho’s side holds a 13-point lead and can clinch a first league title in five years by beating Crystal Palace ...

Man City steadies ship with nervy win over Villa

Apr 26, 2015

Man City steadies ship with nervy win over Villa

Manchester City’s disappointing season looks like ending with the consolation prize of Champions League qualification after an unconvincing win over Aston Villa opened a nine-point gap to the fading chasers for the English Premier League’s top four on Saturday. An 89th-minute goal by Fernandinho ...

Chelsea closes in on league crown

Apr 19, 2015

Chelsea closes in on league crown

While rarely ruthless, Chelsea is easing to the English Premier League title. With a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, Chelsea surged 10 points clear of Arsenal. But as Arsenal’s hopes of a first league title since 2004 took a further hit, the ...

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Apr 13, 2015

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Manchester United ended two years of hurt on derby day by dismantling Manchester City in a 4-2 win in the Premier League on Sunday, underlining the reversal in fortunes of the local rivals this season. City had won four straight Manchester derbies since April ...