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Holders Reysol take charge of Nabisco Cup quarterfinal

Sep 3, 2014

Holders Reysol take charge of Nabisco Cup quarterfinal

Kashiwa Reysol stayed on track to defend their Nabisco Cup title with a 2-1 win away to 10-man Yokohama F. Marinos in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Leandro opened the scoring for Reysol in the 63rd minute, only for Kosuke ...

Aug 31, 2014

Lowly Omiya fires manager Okuma

Relegation-threatened Omiya Ardija have fired manager Kiyoshi Okuma, club president Shigeru Suzuki said Sunday. A night after it was humiliated 4-0 by Urawa Reds in the Saitama derby, Omiya was expected to replace Okuma with assistant Hiroki Shibuya for the remainder of what has ...

Aug 29, 2014

F. Marinos hit with ¥5 million fine

The J. League announced Friday it is fining first-division side Yokohama F. Marinos ¥5 million over an incident of racist behavior by one of the team’s supporters at a game on Aug. 23. The teenage fan, subsequently banned indefinitely by Marinos, was caught waving ...

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Aug 27, 2014

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Captain Hisato Sato scored the lone goal in the first half as Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Mito Hollyhock 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. The game at Edion Stadium was a makeup for the Aug. 20 tie that was ...

Aug 25, 2014

Murai vows to fight racial abuse

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai on Monday vowed to take swift action over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale’s Brazilian striker Renato in a league match on Saturday. Yokohama F. Marinos banned a teenage spectator from watching their games indefinitely after he was caught ...

Aug 24, 2014

Murai to meet Marinos to discuss racist taunts

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is expected to meet Monday with Yokohama F. Marinos president Akira Kaetsu over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale striker Renato made by a Marinos fan. The teenage fan, subsequently banned indefinitely by Marinos, was caught waving a banana ...

Frontale miss opportunity to leap ahead of first-place Reds

Aug 24, 2014

Frontale miss opportunity to leap ahead of first-place Reds

Kawasaki Frontale missed an excellent opportunity to wrest the J. League lead from Urawa Reds after losing 2-0 to Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday. An early Rafinha penalty set Marinos on their way before Frontale midfielder Jumpei Noborizato was dismissed late in the first ...

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Aug 20, 2014

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Yamato Machida scored the decisive spot kick to fire JEF United Chiba into the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday night as Takashi Sekizuka’s side claimed local bragging rights with 12-11 penalty shootout win away to Kashiwa Reysol. Leandro had his shot ...

Aug 12, 2014

Grampus sign striker Kawamata

Struggling Nagoya Grampus are to bolster their attack in a bid to stave off relegation with the signing of striker Kengo Kawamata from Albirex Niigata, the club’s general manager Kazumasa Kume said Tuesday. Kawamata finished second in the J. League top flight scoring charts ...