FC Tokyo eliminated  from title contention

Nov 22, 2015

FC Tokyo eliminated from title contention

FC Tokyo crashed out of J. League title contention after a 0-0 home draw with Sagan Tosu on Sunday that put defending champions Gamba Osaka into the championship playoffs instead. Tokyo went into the final day of the regular season third in the table ...

Reds stifled in bid to take lead

Nov 7, 2015

Reds stifled in bid to take lead

Urawa Reds drew 1-1 with Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday to give Sanfrecce Hiroshima one hand on the J. League overall points title with one game of the regular season remaining. Shinzo Koroki scored in the 28th minute at Saitama Stadium to give Reds — ...

Jones signs off with plea for Japan to keep momentum

Nov 2, 2015

Jones signs off with plea for Japan to keep momentum

Outgoing national rugby team coach Eddie Jones bid farewell to Japan on Monday with a warning that the Brave Blossoms must keep winning to make the 2019 Rugby World Cup a success. Jones, who led Japan to a historic three victories at this year’s ...

Antlers capture 6th Nabisco Cup

Oct 31, 2015

Antlers capture 6th Nabisco Cup

Kashima Antlers lit the touchpaper in the second half to beat Gamba Osaka 3-0 and win the Nabisco Cup for a record sixth time on Saturday. Kashima dominated the match in front of 50,828 at Saitama Stadium but had to wait until the 60th ...

Reds edge FC Tokyo

Oct 24, 2015

Reds edge FC Tokyo

Urawa Reds stayed neck-and-neck with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the race for the J. League overall points title after a rip-roaring 4-3 win over FC Tokyo on Saturday. Urawa, which went into the game trailing Sanfrecce only on goal difference at the top of the ...