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Alex Ferguson recovering from surgery after brain hemorrhage

May 8, 2018

Alex Ferguson recovering from surgery after brain hemorrhage

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was sitting up and talking to his family, reports said Tuesday, as he recovers from emergency surgery following a brain hemorrhage. The 76-year-old, who suffered the hemorrhage on Saturday, remains in intensive care and there has been no official ...

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta might join Vissel Kobe: reports

/ May 8, 2018

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta might join Vissel Kobe: reports

Barcelona stalwart Andres Iniesta has agreed to join the J. League's Vissel Kobe, according to Spanish media. The 33-year-old midfielder tearfully announced last month that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 22 years with the Spanish powerhouse. Iniesta was expected to ...

JFA signs partnership deal with German giant Bayern Munich

May 7, 2018

JFA signs partnership deal with German giant Bayern Munich

German champion Bayern Munich and the Japan Football Association (JFA) on Monday announced a partnership agreement with a focus on youth talent and the exchange of training knowledge. "We are fascinated by the opportunity for our biggest talents to be introduced to the level that ...

Sagan end winless run with victory over S-Pulse

/ May 7, 2018

Sagan end winless run with victory over S-Pulse

Sagan Tosu won their first J. League first-division game since March 31, beating Shimizu S-Pulse 3-1 on Sunday. Riki Harakawa, Yuji Ono and An Yong-woo scored for Sagan, who moved off the bottom of the J1 table with the win at rain-soaked Best Amenity Stadium. Harakawa ...

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

May 7, 2018

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

Forward Yoshinori Muto helped secure Mainz's survival in the German top-tier on Saturday by scoring in the team's 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund. After Bote Baku opened the scoring for Mainz in the fourth minute, Muto doubled the lead with his eighth goal of the ...

Manchester United falls to Brighton

May 5, 2018

Manchester United falls to Brighton

Brighton secured English Premier League soccer for another season by beating Manchester United 1-0 on Friday. Pascal Gross scored early in the second half and Brighton ended a seven-match winless run. United arrived here knowing a win would all-but seal second place, but a poor effort ...

May 5, 2018

Japan in Group F for Asian Cup

Four-time champion Japan was drawn on Friday with Uzbekistan, Oman and Turkmenistan in Group F for next year's Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The Jan. 5-Feb. 1 tournament will be contested by 24 teams, expanding from the 16-team format at previous editions. Japan's four ...

Steven Gerrard to manage Rangers

May 5, 2018

Steven Gerrard to manage Rangers

Rangers unveiled former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard as their new manager on Friday, handing the rookie boss the daunting task of ending Celtic’s domination of the Scottish Premiership. Gerrard, who has previously only worked with Liverpool's Under-18s, takes the helm of the giant ...

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand refused pro boxing license

May 3, 2018

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand refused pro boxing license

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand said Thursday he was "disappointed" after being refused a professional license by British boxing authorities. Ferdinand, coached by former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, was being backed by betting company Betfair as part of the "Defender to ...

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