• Kyodo


Yokohama F. Marinos maintained their challenge for first-stage honors with an emphatic 4-1 win away at Cerezo Osaka in the J. League first division Saturday.

Nine-man Kashima Antlers, however, had their title hopes dented after a 3-3 draw at home to Vissel Kobe while Nagoya Grampus Eight, who had goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki sent off, was held 1-1 at home to Gamba Osaka.

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