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May 24, 2017

Kubo delighted with Gent contribution

Japan striker Yuya Kubo returned home on Wednesday pleased with his goal-scoring exploits over the second half of the season at Belgium first-division club Gent. Kubo bagged 11 goals for Gent after joining the Jupiler League side from Swiss club Young Boys in January, ...

Allardyce quits Palace, intends to retire

May 24, 2017

Allardyce quits Palace, intends to retire

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce announced Tuesday that he is leaving the club after just five months and does not plan to continue his 26-year career in coaching. A season that started with Allardyce managing the England national team, before leaving after just one ...

Frontale take control in ACL knockout match

May 24, 2017

Frontale take control in ACL knockout match

Kawasaki Frontale scored a resounding 3-1 victory over Muangthong United in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. After Teerasil Dangda handed the hosts the lead in the third minute of first-half injury time, Kawasaki captain and reigning ...

May 23, 2017

Uchida remains confident he can still make impact for Schalke

Defender Atsuto Uchida returned to Japan on Tuesday confident that he can still do a job for Schalke, despite managing just one game for the Bundesliga club this season after returning from a serious knee injury. The right-back returned to action after a 21-month ...

May 23, 2017

Moyes resigns after Sunderland's relegation from Premier League

David Moyes quit as Sunderland manager on Monday following relegation from the English Premier League, having failed to revive a reputation damaged so badly at Manchester United. After impressing during 11 years at Everton, Moyes has lasted less than a year in his three ...

May 22, 2017

Report: Promoted Brighton chasing Haraguchi

Brighton & Hove Albion is chasing Hertha Berlin’s Japan attacker Genki Haraguchi as it prepares for its return to the English top flight next season, German sports magazine Kicker reported Monday. Hertha has been trying to tie Haraguchi down to a new contract with ...

Honda set for AC Milan exit

May 22, 2017

Honda set for AC Milan exit

Midfielder Keisuke Honda said on Twitter on Sunday he will be departing AC Milan at the end of the season, bringing an end to a difficult stint at the Italian giant that was characterized by frustratingly limited playing time. But the 30-year-old Japan international ...

Liverpool, City deny Arsenal top-four finish

May 22, 2017

Liverpool, City deny Arsenal top-four finish

Manchester City and Liverpool claimed the last two Champions League qualifying spots with comfortable wins on Sunday that meant Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal missed out on Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in 20 years. The big guns blew away the rest on ...

Kubo sparks triumphant Japan in Under-20 World Cup opener

May 21, 2017

Kubo sparks triumphant Japan in Under-20 World Cup opener

Takefusa Kubo came off the bench and set up Ritsu Doan’s winner as Japan came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 on Sunday in its Group D opener at the Under-20 World Cup. Grant Margeman handed South Africa the lead in the seventh ...

Frontale cruise past spluttering Antlers

/ May 19, 2017

Frontale cruise past spluttering Antlers

Kashima Antlers suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at home to Kawasaki Frontale on Friday as the away side won its third straight and moved above the reigning champs ahead of the weekend fixtures. Kashima, which fell from the top of the table last weekend, ...