Kawasaki slams door on Kashima's unbeaten streak

/ Aug 13, 2017

Kawasaki slams door on Kashima's unbeaten streak

Kawasaki Frontale ended Kashima Antlers' nine-match unbeaten run and cut the gap on the J. League leaders with an emphatic 3-1 win on Sunday. Defending champion Kashima had won eight of nine games and drawn the other heading into the match at Todoroki Stadium, but ...

Moriyasu can leave Sanfrecce with head held high

| Jul 5, 2017

Moriyasu can leave Sanfrecce with head held high

It was probably in the best interests of everyone at Sanfrecce Hiroshima that Hajime Moriyasu stood down as manager on Tuesday, but that should not obscure the debt of gratitude that the three-time J. League champions owe him. Moriyasu, who led Sanfrecce to three titles ...

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

/ Jun 24, 2017

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep their two-game series despite a rousing second-half performance by the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts. Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the opening game in Shizuoka the previous weekend and the visitors wasted little time in establishing their ...

Ireland looking to break World Cup hoodoo

/ Jun 21, 2017

Ireland looking to break World Cup hoodoo

The Ireland rugby team believes it deserves to be considered among the favorites to lift the 2019 World Cup in Japan and has little time for suggestions that the six-time quarterfinalist is jinxed in the competition. "We're ranked third in the world and we were ...

Fans travel far, wide to show support for Ireland rugby squad

/ Jun 17, 2017

Fans travel far, wide to show support for Ireland rugby squad

Ireland rugby fans attending their country's test match against Japan in Shizuoka on Saturday were confident that supporters around the Asia-Pacific region will help make the 2019 World Cup an international festival. "I'd say every Irish person that lives within flying distance will come," said ...