Events canceled after earthquakes

Apr 16, 2016

Events canceled after earthquakes

Sporting events scheduled for Saturday in southwestern Japan and elsewhere were called off due to a series of massive earthquakes that first shook the island of Kyushu Thursday evening. Soccer and baseball games that were to be played in or near the quake-hit areas ...

Togashi, Nakamachi carry Marinos past Tosu

Mar 19, 2016

Togashi, Nakamachi carry Marinos past Tosu

Cayman Togashi struck for the second straight game as Yokohama F. Marinos defeated Sagan Tosu 2-1 in the J. League first division on Saturday ahead of the international break. Togashi’s goal shortly after kickoff and a second-half winner by Kosuke Nakamachi sent Marinos to ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising

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The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable ...

Jan 4, 2016

Sagan Tosu to hire Ficcadenti: source

J. League first-division side Sagan Tosu will name former FC Tokyo boss Massimo Ficcadenti as their next manager, a team official said Monday. The 48-year-old Italian’s hiring is expected to be announced officially on Tuesday. The news comes after Sagan failed to come to ...

Dec 31, 2015

Magath declines Tosu offer

Felix Magath has rejected Sagan Tosu’s offer to coach the J. League first division club. “I was drawn by the prospect of working in Japan but after careful consideration I have decided to turn down their offer,” Magath said on Thursday in a statement ...

Bundesliga-winner Magath set to take over at Tosu

Dec 2, 2015

Bundesliga-winner Magath set to take over at Tosu

Three-time Bundesliga-winning manager Felix Magath is set to become the new manager of Sagan Tosu, the J. League first-division club revealed Wednesday. The 62-year-old, who won top-flight German titles twice with Bayern Munich in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons as well as another with ...

FC Tokyo eliminated  from title contention

Nov 22, 2015

FC Tokyo eliminated from title contention

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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, Tosu settle for 1-1 draw

Oct 3, 2015

Reds, Tosu settle for 1-1 draw

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Urawa Reds moved a step closer to the J. League overall points title despite squandering a lead in a 1-1 draw with Sagan Tosu on Saturday. Urawa began the day two points ahead of Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the overall table — the winner of ...

Atletico Madrid holds off Tosu on penalties

Aug 1, 2015

Atletico Madrid holds off Tosu on penalties

Atletico Madrid labored past Sagan Tosu 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in a preseason friendly for the Spanish side at Best Amenity Stadium on Saturday. Diego Simeone’s side, which finished third behind Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga last season, led ...

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Jul 22, 2015

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Daichi Kamada struck a second-half equalizer to earn Sagan Tosu a 1-1 draw away to treble winners Gamba Osaka in the J. League first division on Wednesday night. Former Japan international Yasuhito Endo put Gamba in front from the penalty spot late in the ...

Jun 23, 2015

Atletico Madrid to face Sagan Tosu on Asian tour

Atletico Madrid announced Monday they will play the J. League’s Sagan Tosu in a summer friendly in Japan as part of their Asian tour. The game will be held Aug. 1 at Best Amenity Stadium in Tosu, Saga Prefecture. Atletico were third behind Barcelona ...