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Keisuke Honda launching venture fund with Will Smith

Jul 18, 2018

Keisuke Honda launching venture fund with Will Smith

Keisuke Honda will launch a venture fund of around $100 million with Hollywood actor and rapper Will Smith this month, the athlete's management firm said Wednesday. Nomura Holdings Inc. said it will also take part in what has been called the "Dreamers Fund," which will ...

Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta arrives in Japan

/ Jul 18, 2018

Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta arrives in Japan

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta was greeted by around 300 fans as he arrived at Kansai International Airport on Wednesday to join his new team Vissel Kobe in the J. League. The signing of the 34-year-old, who is believed to have inked a multiyear deal with ...

Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching

Jul 17, 2018

Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching

Retired France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry said on Monday that he was quitting as a soccer analyst with British broadcaster Sky Sports to focus on a coaching career. Henry, who had worked for Sky since 2015, has also been an assistant to Belgium manager ...

Usain Bolt near tryout with A-League club

Jul 17, 2018

Usain Bolt near tryout with A-League club

Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to have a tryout with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional soccer. Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics ...

France beats Croatia to capture World Cup title

/ Jul 16, 2018

France beats Croatia to capture World Cup title

Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin, ...

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

/ Jul 15, 2018

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Fernando Torres wants to put the small southwestern city of Tosu on the soccer map, the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker said Sunday. Speaking at a press conference shortly after landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the new star for J. League side Sagan Tosu ...

Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Jul 14, 2018

Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri as its manager on a three-year contract on Saturday, bringing in a headstrong coach known for his expansive, attacking approach to soccer and for revitalizing Napoli in his only stint with a big European club. The 59-year-old Italian replaced Antonio Conte, ...

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

/ Jul 14, 2018

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

If Antoine Griezmann's jocular demeanor is anything to go by, France is far from overawed by the prospect of playing in the World Cup final and in buoyant spirits ahead of Sunday's clash with Croatia. The diminutive striker was full of bonhomie on Friday at ...