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Nagoya finishes off Hachinohe in rescheduled Emperor's Cup match

Aug 2, 2017

Nagoya finishes off Hachinohe in rescheduled Emperor's Cup match

Second-division Nagoya Grampus beat non-league Vanraure Hachinohe 2-1 after the remaining 25 minutes of their rescheduled Emperor's Cup third-round game was played Wednesday night. Nagoya led the initial July 12 game at Nagoya's Paloma Mizuho Stadium 1-0 through Ryo Nagai's goal when it was abandoned ...

Barca sweats over Neymar's future

Aug 2, 2017

Barca sweats over Neymar's future

Barcelona is worried, very worried, that Neymar might be headed to Paris-Saint Germain. The Brazil striker was expected to be at practice on Wednesday, but no one seems to know if he'll accept a world-record transfer or show up for training. Just in case, Barcelona ...

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

/ Aug 2, 2017

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

Former Japan midfielder and FC Tokyo player Naohiro Ishikawa has decided to draw the curtain on his 18-year career after this season, the J. League first division side said Wednesday. The 36-year-old Ishikawa, who joined FC Tokyo from Yokohama F. Marinos in 2002, revealed on ...

Aug 1, 2017

Man United signs Matic from Chelsea

Manchester United signed midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on Monday on a three-year contract. The 28-year-old Serb rejoins former manager Jose Mourinho after playing a key role when the Portuguese coach guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in the 2014-15 season. "I am delighted to ...

Nadeshiko Japan loses to Australia at Tournament of Nations

Jul 31, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan loses to Australia at Tournament of Nations

Yuka Momiki made it two goals in two games but Samantha Kerr scored a first-half hat trick Sunday as Australia maintained its perfect record with a 4-2 victory over Japan in the Tournament of Nations. On the second game day of the four-team women's international ...

Cho super strike sends Tosu past struggling Sanfrecce

/ Jul 30, 2017

Cho super strike sends Tosu past struggling Sanfrecce

South Korean striker Cho Dong-geon scored a strong contender for goal of the season to give Sagan Tosu a 1-0 win at struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J. League first division on Sunday night. Substitute Cho secured Tosu its first away league victory of the ...

Barcelona edges Madrid in 'El Clasico Miami'

Jul 30, 2017

Barcelona edges Madrid in 'El Clasico Miami'

Gerard Pique delivered Barcelona's match winner over Real Madrid on Saturday as "El Clasico Miami" lived up to the hype. The Spanish international steered in a Neymar free-kick in the 50th minute to seal a 3-2 win for the Catalan giants in front of 66,014 ...

Urawa parts ways with Petrovic

/ Jul 30, 2017

Urawa parts ways with Petrovic

Urawa Reds have terminated the contract of Serbian manager Mihailo Petrovic following a poor run of results, the J. League first-division club said Sunday. The announcement comes a day after the 2007 Asian champions slumped to a 2-0 defeat away to lowly Consadole Sapporo, Reds' ...

/ Jul 28, 2017

Forward Ibarbo makes permanent move to Tosu

Former Colombia international striker Victor Ibarbo has made his loan move to Sagan Tosu permanent, theclub said Friday. The 27-year-old Ibarbo initially joined Tosu from Italian Serie A side Cagliari in March on a loan deal through the end of the season. He has made ...

Kofu's Michibuchi arrested on suspicion of assaulting woman

/ Jul 28, 2017

Kofu's Michibuchi arrested on suspicion of assaulting woman

Ventforet Kofu midfielder Ryohei Michibuchi has been arrested on suspicion of beating a female acquaintance, the first-division club said Friday. According to police, the 23-year-old Michibuchi has admitted to the charges. He is being detained on suspicion of punching the woman in the face and ...