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Palace hires Hodgson to replace De Boer

Sep 13, 2017

Palace hires Hodgson to replace De Boer

Roy Hodgson returned to soccer management for the first time since leaving his job as England coach last year, taking over at Premier League struggler Crystal Palace on Tuesday as a replacement for the fired Frank de Boer. The 70-year-old Hodgson signed a two-year contract ...

Big clubs make easy start to Champions League

Sep 13, 2017

Big clubs make easy start to Champions League

As the Champions League opened with a series of one-sided games, Jose Mourinho was blunt. For the Manchester United manager, it wasn't the Champions League at all. "For the Real Madrids, Barcelonas and Bayerns, the Champions League starts in February. Now is just the warming ...

Former FIFA VP Chung granted date to appeal ban at CAS

Sep 12, 2017

Former FIFA VP Chung granted date to appeal ban at CAS

Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon's appeal against a five-year ban by FIFA will be heard on Nov. 14. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed the date on Monday. A verdict is likely weeks later. Chung planned to run in the FIFA presidential election to ...

Crystal Palace pulls plug on De Boer after four games

Sep 12, 2017

Crystal Palace pulls plug on De Boer after four games

The impatience and short-term thinking in modern-day soccer was highlighted Monday when Frank de Boer was fired by Crystal Palace only four Premier League games into his task of changing the ingrained playing style of the English team. Hours after Palace chairman Steve Parish called ...

De Boer's position fragile after another loss for Palace

Sep 11, 2017

De Boer's position fragile after another loss for Palace

Frank de Boer spoke of his "hope for the future" at Crystal Palace despite the team's record-setting fourth straight loss to open the English Premier League season. Whether he'll be part of that future remains to be seen. Palace lost 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday to ...

Usami scores in debut for Dusseldorf

Sep 11, 2017

Usami scores in debut for Dusseldorf

Striker Takashi Usami scored on his debut for Fortuna Dusseldorf in a 3-2 win over Atsuto Uchida's Union Berlin in the German second division on Sunday. Usami, who joined Dusseldorf on a one-year loan deal from first-division Augsburg last month, came off the bench in ...

Vegalta beat Tosu to boost survival chances

/ Sep 10, 2017

Vegalta beat Tosu to boost survival chances

Naoki Ishihara struck on either side of halftime as Vegalta Sendai defeated Sagan Tosu 4-1 to collect a crucial three points in the J. League survival race Sunday. In the only top-flight game of the day, Ishihara opened the scoring in the 11th minute before ...

FC Tokyo fires manager Shinoda

/ Sep 10, 2017

FC Tokyo fires manager Shinoda

FC Tokyo dismissed manager Yoshiyuki Shinoda on grounds of the team's poor performance with immediate effect, the J. League first-division club said on Sunday. Assistant Takayoshi Anma, who has been with the club since 2015, was named caretaker. Reportedly for next season, Tokyo is chasing ...

Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Sep 10, 2017

Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Yoshinori Muto opened his season account by equalizing for Mainz in a 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. With the visitors down one, Muto struck just before the interval from a leftwing Daniel Brosinski cross, volleying into the net with his left foot. Abdou Diallo ...

Manchester City turns on style to trash Liverpool

Sep 10, 2017

Manchester City turns on style to trash Liverpool

Liverpool went from dishing out a humiliation to being on the receiving end of one. A 5-0 loss at Manchester City on Saturday handed Juergen Klopp his biggest loss in two years managing Liverpool. And it quickly punctured the optimism gathering around their English Premier ...