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Aug 12, 2017

German club Ingolstadt gives midfielder Sekine four-year deal

German second-division team Ingolstadt on Friday announced the signing of former Urawa Reds midfielder Takahiro Sekine to a four-year contract. The 22-year-old Sekine passed his physical the same day and signed a deal that runs through June 2021. According to German sports magazine Kicker, the ...

Arsenal edges Leicester in opener

Aug 12, 2017

Arsenal edges Leicester in opener

The Premier League made a thrilling return, and Arsenal finally had something to celebrate on the opening weekend. It took the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud from the bench in the second half to turn it around against Leicester and give Arsenal only ...

Neymar debut delayed due to paperwork

Aug 11, 2017

Neymar debut delayed due to paperwork

It's been nearly a week since Neymar landed in Paris, and the world's most expensive player still can't play for his new club in the French League. Neymar's world-record €222 million ($262 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was completed last week, but ...

Madrid outclasses United to claim Super Cup

Aug 9, 2017

Madrid outclasses United to claim Super Cup

Real Madrid eased to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to win the Super Cup on Tuesday, with goals in each half from Casemiro and Isco. Cristiano Ronaldo watched most of the end-to-end action from the bench, while his teammates outclassed United on a hot ...

Aug 8, 2017

Balotelli nabbed for speeding again

Mario Balotelli has again been caught speeding in his Ferrari, police told AFP Tuesday as media reports claimed the striker had been caught doing 170-200 kph in a race with a friend's Lamborghini. The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker, now at French club Nice, ...

Aug 8, 2017

Mourinho eyes Bale

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sent a message in the direction of UEFA Super Cup opponents Real Madrid by declaring his readiness to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. Speaking to reporters in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Monday, Mourinho said he would ...

Arsenal wins Community Shield

Aug 7, 2017

Arsenal wins Community Shield

Arsenal will start the Premier League season on a high note after mastering the experimental ABBA penalty shootout pattern to beat Chelsea to the Community Shield on Sunday. Wembley Stadium provided the biggest stage yet for global trials by testing the format that mixes up ...

Sekine leaving Urawa for German second division

/ Aug 6, 2017

Sekine leaving Urawa for German second division

Midfielder Takahiro Sekine will soon be plying his trade in Germany, his J. League first-division team Urawa Reds announced Sunday. Following an agreement between Reds and German second-division side FC Ingolstadt, the 22-year-old Sekine will depart for Germany on Thursday to have a physical. A ...

Neymar to miss French league opener because of paperwork issues

Aug 5, 2017

Neymar to miss French league opener because of paperwork issues

Paris Saint-Germain's new star player won't make his debut with the French league side against Amiens on Saturday because of paperwork issues. PSG confirmed Neymar would not play in the club's season opener against newly-promoted Amiens after the French football league did not receive the ...