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Lacazette strikes twice as Arsenal beats West Brom

Arsenal kept up its 100 percent home record this season with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, with new club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette grabbing both the goals. West Brom had lost on its previous six visits to the Gunners but started the match brightly ...

Sep 26, 2017

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli banned for year

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was banned for one year by the Italian soccer federation on Monday for his role in selling tickets to hard-core "ultra" fans that encouraged scalping. The court also fined Juventus €300,000 ($350,000). The ban comes less than three weeks after Agnelli ...

Ito makes long-awaited debut for Hamburg

Sep 25, 2017

Ito makes long-awaited debut for Hamburg

Former Kashiwa Reysol youth player Tatsuya Ito made his long-awaited German Bundesliga debut Sunday, coming on as a second-half substitute in Hamburg SV's 3-0 away defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. But the big day for the 20-year-old Japanese, who joined Hamburg youth academy in July 2015 ...

/ Sep 24, 2017

Japan set to play Brazil, Belgium in friendlies

Japan is expected to continue its preparations for next year's World Cup finals with friendlies in Europe against Brazil and Belgium in November, a source said Sunday. Brazil and Belgium have also both qualified for Russia 2018, and the Japanese are in negotiations for the ...

Morata fires hat trick as Chelsea routs Stoke

Sep 24, 2017

Morata fires hat trick as Chelsea routs Stoke

Despite having been Chelsea's second choice in the transfer window, Alvaro Morata is quickly proving his doubters wrong in the English Premier League. The former Real Madrid forward showcased his skills with a hat trick as Chelsea defeated Stoke 4-0 on Saturday, drawing him level ...

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Sep 24, 2017

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his third league goal of the season on Saturday, but Leicester City went down 3-2 at home to Liverpool in the English Premier League. Philippe Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and then scored his first goal of ...

Ueda delivers late heroics to lift Antlers past Gamba

/ Sep 23, 2017

Ueda delivers late heroics to lift Antlers past Gamba

Defender Naomichi Ueda scored a last-gasp winner as reigning champion Kashima Antlers edged Gamba Osaka 2-1 at home on Saturday to tighten their grip on top spot in the J. League first division. Leandro canceled out Hwang Ui-jo's early opener for Gamba and Ueda headed ...

Solo settles grievance with U.S. Soccer on ban

Sep 23, 2017

Solo settles grievance with U.S. Soccer on ban

Hope Solo has settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women's national team following comments she made at the Rio Olympics. The settlement was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The 35-year-old goalkeeper was suspended for six months and her ...

Sep 22, 2017

Amazon, Facebook could enrich Premier League teams

Manchester United is anticipating Amazon and Facebook to pursue broadcast rights for the English Premier League. Soccer's wealthiest competition is preparing to sell rights for games for the 2019-2022 cycle, with the most valuable domestic rights due to be auctioned early in 2018. The rights to ...

Kagawa scores first goal of Bundesliga season

Sep 21, 2017

Kagawa scores first goal of Bundesliga season

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored his first goal of the season as Bundesliga leader Dortmund won 3-0 away to Hamburg on Wednesday. Kagawa, making his first start of the league campaign, opened the scoring after 24 minutes, driving home from close range after Omer Toprak ...