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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 ...

Okazaki helps Leicester oust Liverpool from League Cup

Sep 20, 2017

Okazaki helps Leicester oust Liverpool from League Cup

Japan international Shinji Okazaki came off the bench to score the opening goal as Leicester City beat Liverpool 2-0 at home to reach the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday. After a scoreless 45 minutes at King Power Stadium, Okazaki came on as ...

Nakajima nets brace in home debut for Portimonense

Sep 19, 2017

Nakajima nets brace in home debut for Portimonense

Midfielder Shoya Nakajima scored two goals in the space of seven minutes in his home debut for Portuguese side Portimonense on Monday, contributing to a 2-1 victory over Feirense. Nakajima, who moved from FC Tokyo to Portimonense last month on a loan deal, scored ...

Rooney gets road ban after pleading guilty to drunk driving

Sep 18, 2017

Rooney gets road ban after pleading guilty to drunk driving

Former England captain Wayne Rooney pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Monday, leading to a court imposing a two-year driving ban and ordering him to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work. The Everton striker was stopped by police outside Manchester on Sept. 1 while ...

Kubo scores first goal of season

Sep 18, 2017

Kubo scores first goal of season

Japan striker Yuya Kubo netted his first goal of the season to help Gent win 2-0 at Oostende in the Belgian first division Sunday. Kubo opened the scoring in the 31st minute at Versluys Arena after Oostende keeper Mike Vanhamel came out to challenge Mamadou ...

Reds salvage draw with Jubilo

/ Sep 17, 2017

Reds salvage draw with Jubilo

Shinzo Koroki's 79th-minute equalizer salvaged a point for Urawa Reds in a 1-1 draw at Jubilo Iwata in the J. League first division on Sunday. Jubilo opened the scoring in the 21st minute at Ecopa Stadium when Fozil Musaev headed in a ball that Japan ...

Shibasaki scores stunning volley in Getafe's loss to Barcelona

Sep 17, 2017

Shibasaki scores stunning volley in Getafe's loss to Barcelona

Japan midfielder Gaku Shibasaki scored his maiden La Liga goal on Saturday, when he opened the scoring in Getafe's 2-1 home defeat to powerhouse Barcelona. In the 39th minute, a first ball came back off the head of teammate Markel Bergara to Shibasaki at the ...

Manchester City continues scorching run with six-goal outburst

Sep 17, 2017

Manchester City continues scorching run with six-goal outburst

Although it's taken a year longer than many expected, Manchester City is finally beginning to resemble a Pep Guardiola-coached team. City remained in rampant form as it ended Watford's unbeaten start to the English Premier League with a resounding 6-0 victory at Vicarage Road on ...

'Moneyball' executive Beane joining group to purchase Barnsley

Sep 15, 2017

'Moneyball' executive Beane joining group to purchase Barnsley

"Moneyball" baseball executive Billy Beane is joining a consortium including Chinese businessman Chien Lee and American investor Paul Conway to acquire English soccer club Barnsley, a source told Reuters on Friday. The consortium will pay £20 million ($26.78 million) for a 98.5 percent stake in ...