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Frontale, Reysol lose Asian Champions League openers

Japan's clubs had a poor opening to the 2018 Asian Champions League on Tuesday, when Kawasaki Frontale and Kashiwa Reysol both tasted defeat in their group stage openers. J. League champions Frontale stumbled 1-0 at home to China's Shanghai SIPG, while Reysol failed to make an early lead count in a ...

Cerezo down Frontale in season-opening Super Cup

/ Feb 10, 2018

Cerezo down Frontale in season-opening Super Cup

Emperor's Cup holders Cerezo Osaka opened the season on a winning note Saturday, defeating reigning J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 in the Fuji Xerox Super Cup. Cerezo, who defeated Frontale 2-0 in November's League Cup final, opened the scoring at Saitama Stadium on a ...

Watford dismantles struggling Chelsea

Feb 6, 2018

Watford dismantles struggling Chelsea

Antonio Conte's future as Chelsea manager was cast into further doubt when the struggling English Premier League champion was thrashed by Watford 4-1 on Monday. The west London club, which lost 3-0 at home to Bournemouth last week, was poor again as Tiemoue Bakayoko was ...

Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Feb 5, 2018

Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Japan midfielder Makoto Hasebe reached a milestone when he made his 250th appearance in the German top flight Sunday, but Eintracht Frankfurt was beaten by Augsburg 3-0 away for its first loss in 2018. Hasebe, who is in his 11th season in the Bundesliga, played ...

Keisuke Honda on target in Pachuca defeat

Feb 4, 2018

Keisuke Honda on target in Pachuca defeat

Keisuke Honda provided one of the highlights of the match Saturday with a dazzling free-kick goal, but it wasn't enough to stop 10-man Pachuca going down 2-3 to visiting Morelia in the Mexican first division. The home side took the lead thanks to a long-range ...

New signings settle in as Manchester United, Arsenal both win

Feb 4, 2018

New signings settle in as Manchester United, Arsenal both win

After a rare English Premier League swap deal, Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan made an immediate impact at their new homes on Saturday. Sanchez injected a fresh dose of dynamism to Manchester United and scored — immediately after a penalty was parried — on his ...

/ Feb 3, 2018

Striker Rafael Silva OKs move to China's Wuhan Zall

Brazilian striker Rafael Silva has agreed to join Chinese second-division club Wuhan Zall after playing one season with the Urawa Reds, the J. League team said Saturday. Silva, who moved to the Reds for the 2017 season from J2 club Albirex Niigata, helped Urawa claim ...

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil agrees to new three-year deal

Feb 2, 2018

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil agrees to new three-year deal

German playmaker Mesut Ozil ended speculation over his future at Arsenal by agreeing to a new three-year deal with the team on Thursday. Ozil's previous deal had just six months left to run and his decision to stay caps a momentous few days for the ...

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan to Galatasaray confirmed

Feb 1, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan to Galatasaray confirmed

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan deal with Galatasaray was confirmed Wednesday by both the Turkish giant and the Italian club that owns his rights, Inter Milan. The 31-year-old Nagatomo, who joined Inter from Cesena in January 2011, posted a photo of his blue and black striped ...