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Nov 14, 2015

Ardija claim J2 title, earn promotion

Omiya Ardija won promotion back to the J. League first division by clinching the second-division title in a 3-2 comeback win at Oita Trinita on Saturday. Omiya, which was relegated last season following 10 years in J1, went down to two early second-half goals ...

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Nov 14, 2015

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Vegalta Sendai defeated relegated Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Emperor’s Cup. Shingo Tomita bundled in the opener midway through the second half at a rain-hit Yurtec Stadium and Naoki Sugai scored an equally scrappy second to all ...

Nov 11, 2015

'King Kazu' inks new Yokohama deal

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura will enter the 31st year of his professional career after renewing his contract with Yokohama FC for next season, his club announced Wednesday. “I’m thankful to the club staff and supporters who always offer me support,” said the 48-year-old, ...

Nov 10, 2015

Reysol's Suzuki reveals offer from Spanish side Rayo

Kashiwa Reysol center back Daisuke Suzuki confirmed on Tuesday that Spanish first-division side Rayo Vallecano has made an offer for him and indicated he is ready to move after the start of the new year. “I’ve always had the will to one day play ...

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 — ...

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 ...

Oct 30, 2015

Reysol hand reins to Brazilian Mendes

Milton Mendes has been appointed the new manager of Kashiwa Reysol, the J. League first-division club said Friday. “I’ve always wished to work in Japan. Kashiwa have a rich tradition and are renowned for their youth development,” said the 50-year-old Brazilian, who managed Atletico ...

Oct 28, 2015

Reysol manager Yoshida to quit at end of season

Tatsuma Yoshida will step down as manager of Kashiwa Reysol at the end of this season, the J. League first-division club said on Wednesday. Yoshida is expected to be replaced by Brazilian Milton Mendes. Yoshida led Kashiwa to the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions ...

Oct 27, 2015

Ogura to serve as next Nagoya Grampus manager

Nagoya Grampus appointed former striker Takafumi Ogura as their new manager for next season, the J. League first-division club revealed Tuesday. “I’ve informed the board about the appointment of Ogura as the new manager,” said club president Kazumasa Kume, with the former five-time Japan ...

Oct 25, 2015

Petrovic to remain Reds manager in 2016

Urawa Reds announced on Sunday that Mihailo Petrovic will stay on as manager for next season. The 58-year-old Petrovic, who in his fourth year as boss is the club’s longest-serving manager, steered Reds to the J. League first-stage title this season. Reds’ 4-3 win ...