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Ryota Morioka nets first goal since joining Charleroi

Soccer Feb 17, 2019

Ryota Morioka nets first goal since joining Charleroi

Midfielder Ryota Morioka scored his first goal since moving to Belgian side Charleroi in the club's 2-1 win over Kortrijk in the first division on Saturday. Morioka netted the equalizer from the penalty spot in the 66th minute at Guldensporen Stadion. Jeremy Perbet scored during ...

Frontale top Reds in Super Cup

Soccer / J. League Feb 16, 2019

Frontale top Reds in Super Cup

by Dan Orlowitz

A goal by Leandro Damiao was enough for defending J. League champion Kawasaki Frontale to triumph 1-0 over 2018 Emperor's Cup winner Urawa Reds on Saturday at the Fuji Xerox Super Cup. Played in front of a sold-out Saitama Stadium crowd in unseasonably mild February ...

United paid $25 million in wake of Jose Mourinho firing

Soccer Feb 14, 2019

United paid $25 million in wake of Jose Mourinho firing

The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United $25 million. In its latest financial results, published Thursday, United lists £19.6 million ($25 million) in exceptional items relating to the cost of dismissing Mourinho and six members of his coaching staff. Mourinho was fired in December after ...

Son shines as Tottenham routs Dortmund

Soccer Feb 14, 2019

Son shines as Tottenham routs Dortmund

Son Heung-min sparked Tottenham's second-half overwhelming of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, setting the London club on its way to a 3-0 victory in the last-16 first leg. After being on the back foot throughout the first half, Tottenham took complete control ...

Iniesta excited about new season

Soccer / J. League Feb 14, 2019

Iniesta excited about new season

by Dan Orlowitz

The J. League set out to leverage its newfound star power on Thursday at the league's annual kickoff conference. The media event usually offers a chance for the country's soccer media to interact with all three of the J. League's divisions. But on Tuesday at a ...

PSG inflicts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first United loss

Soccer Feb 13, 2019

PSG inflicts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first United loss

Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain handed Manchester United a reality check under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning 2-0 in the Champions League last-16 Tuesday to inflict the interim manager's first loss. Angel Di Maria was the architect of both goals in the first leg on his ...

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Soccer Feb 12, 2019

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81. English soccer club Stoke, one of Banks' former teams, posted a statement ...

Thai court orders release of refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi

Soccer Feb 11, 2019

Thai court orders release of refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi

A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that had drawn worldwide attention. Thailand had come under great pressure from Australia's government, sporting bodies and ...