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Shinji Kagawa scores for Besiktas in loss to Trabzonspor

Soccer May 19, 2019

Shinji Kagawa scores for Besiktas in loss to Trabzonspor

Shinji Kagawa scored his fourth Turkish first-division goal for Besiktas on Saturday, but it was not enough to avoid a 2-1 loss to Trabzonspor. The Japan midfielder equalized for Besiktas in the 74th minute at Senol Gunes Stadium after coming on as a halftime substitute. ...

Manchester City routs Watford to complete historic treble

Soccer May 19, 2019

Manchester City routs Watford to complete historic treble

Manchester City swept aside Watford to complete the first clean sweep of English men's soccer trophies. The fourth piece of silverware of the season was sealed by four different scorers in the F.A. Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus ...

FC Tokyo continues superb start to season

Soccer / J. League May 18, 2019

FC Tokyo continues superb start to season

by Dan Orlowitz

A crucial lesson in FC Tokyo’s 12-game unbeaten run to start the 2019 J. League first-division campaign has been that goals don’t need to come from top striker Diego Oliveira, so long as they come from someone. That was all too true on Saturday at ...

Frontale salvage home draw against Grampus

Soccer / J. League May 17, 2019

Frontale salvage home draw against Grampus

by Dan Orlowitz

Two of the league's strongest attacking clubs, a packed Todoroki Stadium and one of Japan's most popular all-girl rock acts bringing down the house. Business as usual for "Friday Night J. League," which continues to boost the league's image with extra doses of spectacle beyond ...

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri leaving club at end of season

Soccer May 17, 2019

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri leaving club at end of season

Massimiliano Allegri will not coach Juventus next season, leading to speculation the Italian club champion is preparing to rehire former manager Antonio Conte. Allegri "will not be on the Juventus bench" for 2019-20, the club said in a brief statement on Friday, adding Allegri and ...

J. League levels up video

Soccer | From the Spot May 15, 2019

J. League levels up video

by Dan Orlowitz

In the third year of the J. League's decade-long, $2 billion domestic broadcasting deal with DAZN, the league is hitting its digital stride and starting to deliver content on par with some of the world's top competitions. The league's ability to rapidly upload viral clips ...

Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties to reach playoff final

Soccer May 15, 2019

Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties to reach playoff final

Aston Villa progressed to within one game of a return to the English Premier League after edging West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties in the Championship playoff semifinals on Tuesday. West Brom won 1-0 on the night at the Hawthorns to level ...

Manchester City expresses concern over Champions League ban story

Soccer May 14, 2019

Manchester City expresses concern over Champions League ban story

Premier League champion Manchester City said Tuesday it was concerned "individuals intent on damaging" the club may be behind a news report that European soccer's financial regulators are poised to recommend it be barred from the Champions League. UEFA and the Premier League launched an ...