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/ Jan 4, 2018

Tosu's Yohei Toyoda moves to Ulsan Hyundai on loan

Sagan Tosu striker Yohei Toyoda has signed a one-year loan deal with Ulsan Hyundai, the J. League team announced Thursday. The 32-year-old former Japan international, who has been capped eight times for his country over his 14-year career, will play for the South Korean club ...

/ Jan 3, 2018

Former Manchester City striker Jo to join Nagoya

Former Manchester City striker Jo has agreed to join Nagoya Grampus from Brazilian giant Corinthians, the newly promoted J. League first division team said Wednesday. The 30-year-old Brazilian, who also had spells at Everton, CSKA Moscow and Galatasaray among other teams, last month won the ...

/ Jan 3, 2018

Marinos sign Yuki Otsu from Reysol

Yokohama F. Marinos have acquired Japan striker Yuki Otsu from Kashiwa Reysol, the J. League first-division side said Wednesday. The 27-year-old Otsu was a key member of the men's under-23 national squad that helped Japan reach the semifinals at the London Olympics in 2012. Otsu, who ...

Antlers announce Atsuto Uchida's return from Germany

/ Jan 3, 2018

Antlers announce Atsuto Uchida's return from Germany

Kashima Antlers confirmed Wednesday that Japan defender Atsuto Uchida will transfer from Union Berlin, marking his return to the J. League after 7½ years in Germany. The German second-division side announced a day earlier it had terminated with immediate effect Uchida's contract, a deal the ...

Man City eases past Watford to restore lead to 15 points

Jan 3, 2018

Man City eases past Watford to restore lead to 15 points

Manchester City returned to winning ways and restored its Premier League lead to 15 points with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Watford at its Etihad Stadium stronghold on Tuesday. As Tottenham Hotspur moved back into fifth, leapfrogging London rival Arsenal with a 2-0 victory at ...

Ragnar Klavan gives Liverpool win  over Burnley

Jan 2, 2018

Ragnar Klavan gives Liverpool win over Burnley

Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan's 94th-minute header snatched a 2-1 victory at Burnley on Monday as the visitors coped without the injured Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho and made up ground on their rivals near the top of the Premier League. With Chelsea and table-topping Manchester ...

Cerezo triumph in Emperor's Cup final

/ Jan 2, 2018

Cerezo triumph in Emperor's Cup final

Cerezo Osaka capped Japan's soccer season with a 2-1 extra-time win over Yokohama F. Marinos in Monday's Emperor's Cup final. Kazuya Yamamura equalized in the 65th minute and Kota Mizunuma struck the winner five minutes into the first extra period before a crowd of 42,029 ...

/ Dec 31, 2017

Nathan Burns leaves Sanfrecce to return to A-League

Australian striker Nathan Burns will leave Sanfrecce Hiroshima and return to the Australian A-League, the J. League first-division club announced Sunday. According to the Wellington Phoenix website, the 29-year-old Australian signed a two-year contract with his former club. In the 2014-2015 season, he was Wellington's ...

United drops into third after draw

Dec 31, 2017

United drops into third after draw

Manchester United's dismal run of results in December continued with a third consecutive Premier League draw as it was held 0-0 at home to Southampton on Saturday, dropping to third in the standings. United had top scorer Romelu Lukaku carried off on a stretcher early ...