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Man City strikes late to edge Bristol

Jan 10, 2018

Man City strikes late to edge Bristol

Sergio Aguero netted in stoppage time to give quadruple-chasing Manchester City a 2-1 victory over Bristol City in the first leg of their English League Cup semifinal on Tuesday. Despite leading the Premier League by 15 points, Man City was given a stern test by ...

Jan 9, 2018

Nakajima goal lifts Portimonense to draw

Midfielder Shoya Nakajima nailed his seventh goal of the season on Monday to salvage a 1-1 draw for his Portuguese first-division side Portimonense away to Pacos Ferreira. The 23-year-old got his chance in the 73rd minute after Ghanaian Lumor Agbenyenu's ball into the box was ...

Jan 8, 2018

Maebashi Ikuei claims first soccer national title

Maebashi Ikuei High School won its first national high school soccer championship Monday after defeating Ryutsu Keizai University Kashiwa High School 1-0. Maebashi Ikuei forward Itsuki Enomoto headed home the rebound of teammate Riku Iijima's shot in the 92nd minute to give the school from ...

Nottingham Forest stuns Arsenal in F.A. Cup

Jan 8, 2018

Nottingham Forest stuns Arsenal in F.A. Cup

Long protected at Arsenal by F.A. Cup glory, manager Arsene Wenger endured his earliest elimination Sunday when his title defense ended at managerless, second-tier side Nottingham Forest. The decision to rest stars backfired as a 4-2 collapse saw Arsenal knocked out in the third round, ...

Philippe Coutinho leaving Liverpool for Barcelona

Jan 7, 2018

Philippe Coutinho leaving Liverpool for Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho is joining Barcelona after Liverpool agreed Saturday to sell the Brazilian in a deal that makes him one of the most expensive players in soccer history. Barcelona did not reveal the cost of the deal for the 25-year-old playmaker, but a person familiar ...

Jan 6, 2018

F.A. hands Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger three-game touchline ban

The English Football Association has banned Arsene Wenger from the touchline for three games after he accepted he was abusive when questioning the integrity of a referee. The Asenal manager's outburst followed a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. He was incensed at ...

Virgil van Dijk nets winner in a dream debut for Liverpool

Jan 6, 2018

Virgil van Dijk nets winner in a dream debut for Liverpool

It couldn't have gone any better for Virgil van Dijk in his Liverpool debut. Signed last week for $100 million as the world's most expensive defender, Van Dijk scored an 84th-minute winner against Everton — Liverpool's fierce local rival — in front of the storied ...

Leeds United signs Yuta Toyokawa, sends him to Belgian club on loan

Jan 6, 2018

Leeds United signs Yuta Toyokawa, sends him to Belgian club on loan

Striker Yuta Toyokawa signed with English second-tier club Leeds United Friday, and was immediately loaned out to Belgian club KAS Eupen, the first-division club announced. The 23-year-old Toyokawa entered the J. League with the Kashima Antlers in 2013, but was loaned out to second-division squad ...

Son Heung-min saves Spurs with long-range strike

Jan 5, 2018

Son Heung-min saves Spurs with long-range strike

When Harry Kane is enduring a rare spell of frustration in front of goal, Tottenham can always turn to Son Heung-min — as creator or scorer. Son was taking the plaudits on Thursday — rather than the team's top scorer — after the South Korean ...