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Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

/ Aug 15, 2017

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. Urawa won the penalty two minutes to time, when Zlatan Ljubijankic was brought down by Chapecoense captain Grolli much to the objection of the Brazilian visitors. Reds ...

Ronaldo banned for five games after pushing ref

Aug 15, 2017

Ronaldo banned for five games after pushing ref

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season. Ronaldo was banned for five games on Monday after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid's 3-1 ...

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Aug 14, 2017

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Chapecoense hopes to seek inspiration from a nation that knows pain firsthand as the tragic Brazilian club faces Urawa Reds in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. More than eight months after a plane crash killed all but three of its players, Chapecoense has arrived in Japan ...

Lukaku leads Man United's rout of West Ham

Aug 14, 2017

Lukaku leads Man United's rout of West Ham

New signing Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a long-range strike as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season on Sunday. Tottenham was also a winner in its first match, ...

Doan has forgettable debut for Groningen

Aug 14, 2017

Doan has forgettable debut for Groningen

Ritsu Doan was substituted in the second half after failing to make an impression in his FC Groningen debut, a 3-3 draw at home against Japanese compatriot Yuki Kobayashi's Heerenveen on Sunday. Groningen came from 2-0 down at the break in the teams' Eredivisie season ...

Neymar scores during electric debut with PSG

Aug 14, 2017

Neymar scores during electric debut with PSG

Declaring he was "more alive than ever," Neymar did not disappoint in his debut for Paris Saint-Germain. The world's most expensive player provided a pulsating evening's entertainment at the Stade du Roudourou on Sunday, with one goal and an assist, as PSG overcame strong resistance ...

Burnley upsets defending champion Chelsea

Aug 13, 2017

Burnley upsets defending champion Chelsea

On and off the field, nothing is going right for Chelsea early in its English Premier League title defense. Injuries to key players, frustration in the transfer market, and now a surprise 3-2 home loss on the opening weekend of the season to Burnley, a ...

Real Madrid coach Zidane's contract extension a done deal

Aug 12, 2017

Real Madrid coach Zidane's contract extension a done deal

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Saturday he will sign a contract extension in the near future with the club he has guided to back-to-back Champions League titles. "I'm happy because it's a sign of confidence, that we have done good work," Zidane told ...

Aug 12, 2017

German club Ingolstadt gives midfielder Sekine four-year deal

German second-division team Ingolstadt on Friday announced the signing of former Urawa Reds midfielder Takahiro Sekine to a four-year contract. The 22-year-old Sekine passed his physical the same day and signed a deal that runs through June 2021. According to German sports magazine Kicker, the ...

Arsenal edges Leicester in opener

Aug 12, 2017

Arsenal edges Leicester in opener

The Premier League made a thrilling return, and Arsenal finally had something to celebrate on the opening weekend. It took the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud from the bench in the second half to turn it around against Leicester and give Arsenal only ...