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Marinos, Guangzhou settle for draw in Asian Champions League

Mar 12, 2014

Marinos, Guangzhou settle for draw in Asian Champions League

Yokohama F. Marinos collected their first point of the Asian Champions League with a 1-1 draw to champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday night at Nissan Stadium. The Emperor’s Cup holders, who were thumped 3-0 away to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors last month in their first ...

Mar 12, 2014

J. League chariman calls Urawa banner 'racist'

New J.League chairman Mitsuru Murai said Wednesday that he considered a banner displayed by Urawa Reds fans on Saturday to be racist. Regarding the banner at Reds’ home game against first-division rivals Sagan Tosu that read, “Japanese only,” Murai said, “I recognize it as ...

Usual suspects top the table early

Mar 12, 2014

Usual suspects top the table early

by Andrew Mckirdy

The new J. League season is just two weeks old, but already there is a familiar look about the top of the table. Of the four teams that have taken maximum points from their opening two games, three finished in the top five last ...

Mar 9, 2014

Reds remove banner seen as racist

Urawa Reds said they removed a banner that could be construed as racist from an entrance gate to spectator seats at a J. League match Saturday between Reds and Sagan Tosu. The banner in question had the words “Japanese Only” written on and club ...

Ogawa gives Grampus win over Ardija

Mar 8, 2014

Ogawa gives Grampus win over Ardija

by Gus Fielding

A stunning second-half strike from Yoshizumi Ogawa provided Akira Nishino with his first win as Nagoya Grampus manager as the 2010 J. League champions edged Omiya Ardija 2-1 away on Saturday. Ex-Japan striker Keiji Tamada finished with aplomb in the 53rd minute and Ogawa ...

Mar 8, 2014

Iwabuchi on target in Nadeshiko win

Mana Iwabuchi scored a first-half winner as women’s world champion and London Olympic silver medalist Japan beat Denmark 1-0 at the Algarve Cup on Friday. Coach Norio Sasaki made eight changes to the team that drew 1-1 with the United States in its opening ...