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 ...

Soccer Nov 3, 2018

Leicester crash under investigation

Air accident investigators in Leicester say flight data and voice recordings have been successfully downloaded from the black box on the helicopter which crashed and killed the owner of the city's soccer club. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who also owned Thai retail chain King Power, was among ...

Leicester City owner confirmed dead after helicopter crash

Soccer Oct 29, 2018

Leicester City owner confirmed dead after helicopter crash

Leicester City's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash along with four others on Saturday evening outside the English Premier League club's stadium in Leicester, England, the club confirmed Sunday. According to the club, Vichai's helicopter crashed into a car park shortly after taking ...

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 ...

Okazaki strikes early in victory over Brighton

Soccer Aug 20, 2017

Okazaki strikes early in victory over Brighton

Japan international Shinji Okazaki struck again on Saturday, pacing Leicester City to its first win of the Premier League season, a 2-0 victory over Brighton. Not a minute had gone by at King Power Stadium when Okazaki pounced on a loose ball in front of ...

Leicester gives Shakespeare a three-year contract

Soccer Jun 9, 2017

Leicester gives Shakespeare a three-year contract

Leicester hired Craig Shakespeare as the club's permanent manager on a three-year deal on Thursday following his successful interim spell in charge of the 2015-16 Premier League champion. Shakespeare replaced title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri in February on a short-term deal and won eight of his ...

Southampton's Yoshida makes 100th appearance in Premier League

Soccer Apr 30, 2017

Southampton's Yoshida makes 100th appearance in Premier League

Maya Yoshida played his 100th game in the English Premier League on Saturday during Southampton's scoreless home draw with Hull City, winning a late penalty which was not converted. He played the full 90 minutes for the 16th straight league game and looked to have ...

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 ...

Struggling Leicester pulls off upset of Liverpool

Soccer Feb 28, 2017

Struggling Leicester pulls off upset of Liverpool

Leicester began life without manager Claudio Ranieri by easing its English Premier League relegation fears after a stirring 3-1 home victory over Liverpool on Monday. In its first game since Ranieri was sacked last Thursday by the club's Thai owners, Jamie Vardy scored twice for ...

Sevilla wins first leg; Vardy ends drought

Soccer Feb 23, 2017

Sevilla wins first leg; Vardy ends drought

Sevilla was unable to capitalize on its dominant performance in a 2-1 Champions League win over Leicester on Wednesday as Jamie Vardy scored a crucial goal — his first of the year — to keep the English champions alive in the round of 16. Vardy ...