England bids farewell to World Cup star Gordon Banks

Soccer Mar 5, 2019

England bids farewell to World Cup star Gordon Banks

Thousands of fans joined luminaries of English soccer for a final farewell on Monday to Gordon Banks, a steelworker's son who became one of the world's greatest goalkeepers and will forever be remembered for a miraculous save against Pele. Teammates from England's 1966 World Cup ...

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Soccer Sep 24, 2017

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his third league goal of the season on Saturday, but Leicester City went down 3-2 at home to Liverpool in the English Premier League. Philippe Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and then scored his first goal of ...

Tottenham keeps title hopes alive with narrow victory

Soccer Apr 27, 2017

Tottenham keeps title hopes alive with narrow victory

With less than a month of the Premier League season left, it remains Chelsea's title to lose but Tottenham Hotspur defiantly stayed in contention by grinding out a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Chelsea's already profitable week looked like getting a whole lot ...

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Soccer Mar 15, 2017

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Shinji Okazaki's Leicester City continued its dream debut in the Champions League by beating Sevilla 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals on Tuesday night, advancing 3-2 on aggregate. The Foxes faced the difficult task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg defeat away in Spain that spelled the ...

Former Leicester player Abe praises Okazaki

Soccer Apr 30, 2016

Former Leicester player Abe praises Okazaki

Ex-Leicester City midfielder Yuki Abe has hailed Shinji Okazaki's contribution to the Foxes as their Premier League season draws to a fairy-tale climax, and says he is not surprised that the Japan striker has become a hit at King Power Stadium. Leicester — 5,000-1 outsider ...

Okazaki's goal helps keep Leicester in first place

Soccer Dec 20, 2015

Okazaki's goal helps keep Leicester in first place

Japan's Shinji Okazaki won a penalty and scored the winner in Leicester's 3-2 win at Everton on Saturday, making sure the Foxes head into Christmas at the top of the English Premier League table. "I had the desire to score today and am relieved that ...