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PSG officials express shock at scouts' racial profiling

Soccer Nov 9, 2018

PSG officials express shock at scouts' racial profiling

Paris Saint-Germain says it was not aware some club scouts outside the capital were secretly and illegally profiling potential young recruits with lists containing their ethnic origins. PSG acknowledged that forms with "illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018," but declined responsibility for implementing ...

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Soccer Nov 9, 2018

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Takumi Minamino hit a hat trick to lead his Austrian side Salzburg to a 5-2 victory over Norwegian top division champion Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Minamino put the visitors ahead five minutes into the match at Lerkendal Stadion and completed his ...

Manchester clubs post big wins ahead of derby

Soccer Nov 8, 2018

Manchester clubs post big wins ahead of derby

It was Manchester's night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant goal — a volley from a long pass that dropped into his path over his right shoulder — was set ...

Miami voters OK path for David Beckham's soccer complex

Soccer Nov 7, 2018

Miami voters OK path for David Beckham's soccer complex

David Beckham's long-planned soccer stadium deal is closer to reality. Miami voters gave city officials permission Tuesday to negotiate a no-bid lease deal with Beckham's group, which wants to build a Major League Soccer complex on what has been a public golf course. Beckham's group ...

Barca reaches knockout stage despite draw

Soccer Nov 7, 2018

Barca reaches knockout stage despite draw

Lionel Messi once again watched from the sidelines and Barcelona's attack struggled without him as the Spanish side drew 1-1 at Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday despite dominating for large periods of the match. The result nevertheless meant Barcelona became the first ...

Suzuki, Yamanaka earn call-ups for largely unchanged Japan squad

Soccer Nov 7, 2018

Suzuki, Yamanaka earn call-ups for largely unchanged Japan squad

Japan head coach Hajime Moriyasu on Wednesday rewarded J. League players Yuma Suzuki and Ryosuke Yamanaka with their first call-ups to the senior national squad following strong club performances this season. The two were named in the 23-man squad to face Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan in ...

Daichi Kamada nets sixth goal of season for Sint-Truiden

Soccer Nov 5, 2018

Daichi Kamada nets sixth goal of season for Sint-Truiden

Midfielder Daichi Kamada netted his sixth goal of the season, scoring in Sint-Truiden's 2-1 win over Zulte Waregem at home in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League on Sunday. After Theo Bongonda gave the visitors the early lead at Stayen, Kamada beat the offside trap and ...

Man City routs Southampton

Soccer Nov 5, 2018

Man City routs Southampton

Manchester City displayed ruthless efficiency on Sunday, raising questions over who can keep a second straight Premier League crown from Pep Guardiola's team. Raheem Sterling scored twice and goal-poacher Sergio Aguero was also on target as City marched back to the top of the standings ...

Ex-Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi to retire

Soccer / J. League Nov 4, 2018

Ex-Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi to retire

Goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, a member of Japan's national squad at four World Cup finals, will retire at the end of the season, his J. League club SC Sagamihara said Sunday. "I've decided to retire at the end of this season. All I have is a ...