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Dec 6, 2016

Blatter loses appeal of six-year ban

Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA. Blatter said in a statement Monday it is “difficult” to accept but that “the way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected.” The ...

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

Dec 5, 2016

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

The manager of new J. League champions Kashima Antlers, Masatada Ishii, has turned his attention from Saturday’s championship final to the Club World Cup, starting Thursday when they take on Oceanian champions Auckland City of New Zealand in the first round. “We want to ...

Cerezo appoint Yoon as new manager

Dec 5, 2016

Cerezo appoint Yoon as new manager

Cerezo Osaka appointed their former player Yoon Jong-hwan as the new manager on Monday, a day after winning promotion back to the J. League first division next season. Cerezo, who finished the J2 season fourth this year before winning a four-way playoff to return ...

Errors cost Liverpool, United points

Dec 5, 2016

Errors cost Liverpool, United points

Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Manchester United were caught by late sucker punches in two games that finished far more dramatically than they began on Sunday. Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool wasted a chance to return to second place in the table, a point behind Chelsea, ...

Cerezo beat Fagiano in playoff final to seal return to J1

Dec 4, 2016

Cerezo beat Fagiano in playoff final to seal return to J1

Cerezo Osaka sealed their return to Japanese soccer’s top flight Sunday after defeating Fagiano Okayama 1-0 in the J. League promotion playoff final. Shohei Kiyohara got the winner at a pouring-wet Kincho Stadium, scrambling home from a meter out in the 52nd minute after ...

Clinical Chelsea beats title rival City

Dec 4, 2016

Clinical Chelsea beats title rival City

Chelsea cemented its position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rival Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez’s hat trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place on Saturday. Gary Cahill’s own goal from a ...

Dec 3, 2016

Ex-Chelsea player speaks out on sexual assault

A former Chelsea player said he was paid £50,000 ($77,500) by the Premier League club to “keep a lid” on sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of its former chief scout. Gary Johnson, who is now 57, told the Daily Mirror newspaper he ...

Dec 2, 2016

CAS to reveal verdict for Blatter appeal on Monday

The verdict in former FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s appeal against a six-year ban for unethical conduct will be announced on Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Friday it will publish the ruling at 3 p.m. Swiss time. Blatter has repeatedly denied ...