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Apr 19, 2015

Kazu scores again to rewrite record

Evergreen striker Kazuyoshi Miura scored his second goal of the season on Sunday to extend his record as the J. League’s oldest scorer. Miura, at the age of 48 years, 1 month, 24 days, scored in the first half of Yokohama FC’s second-division match ...

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

Apr 16, 2015

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

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Kashima Antlers won 3-1 away to Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League on Thursday night to extend their unbeaten run to four league matches. Naomichi Ueda headed Kashima in front in first-half stoppage time with his first career goal and, after Eduardo had equalized ...

Apr 15, 2015

Gamba defender Nishino to miss three months with injury

Gamba Osaka’s Japan Under-22 defender Takaharu Nishino is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, the J League champions announced on Wednesday. Nishino suffered the injury in Gamba’s 2-1 win away to Thailand’s ...

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Apr 8, 2015

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Nagoya was denied a third straight Nabisco Cup victory at the last minute by Montedio Yamagata as Grampus settled for a 3-3 draw on Wednesday. Substitute striker Hiroki Bandai’s glancing header from a floating Kim Byeom-yong cross in the 92nd minute allowed Yamagata to ...

Takasaki steers Antlers to dramatic victory with late goal

Apr 7, 2015

Takasaki steers Antlers to dramatic victory with late goal

Kashima Antlers lived to see another day in the Asian Champions League thanks to substitute Hiroyuki Takasaki’s last-gasp header that gave them a 2-1 win over Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday. A first-half Yasushi Endo penalty pushed Toninho Cerezo’s men in front, but 2013 champion ...

Apr 7, 2015

Tosu's Kim receives four-game ban

The J. League on Tuesday suspended Sagan Tosu defender Kim Min-hyeok for four games for stomping on fallen Kashima Antlers player Mu Kanazaki last Friday. Kim will miss the league games on April 12 and 18 as well as the Nabisco Cup matches on ...

'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Apr 5, 2015

'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Former Japanese international Kazuyoshi Miura broke his own record as the J. League’s oldest scorer with a header for Yokohama FC in a 3-2 defeat to Jubilo Iwata in the second division on Sunday. Miura scored at the age of 48 years, one month ...

Moriwaki's 85th-minute goal sinks Yamaga

Apr 4, 2015

Moriwaki's 85th-minute goal sinks Yamaga

Ryota Moriwaki scored the lone goal in the dying minutes as Urawa Reds defeated Matsumoto Yamaga 1-0 to remain unbeaten after four games in the J. League on Saturday. Urawa nearly had to settle for a point from a contest it largely dominated — ...

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

Apr 3, 2015

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

In-form striker Takashi Usami capped a memorable week with a brace as Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated visiting Nagoya Grampus 3-1 in the J. League on Friday night. Usami, who opened his Japan account on Tuesday in a 5-1 friendly win over Uzbekistan ...