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/ Jun 2, 2017

Urawa Reds ban five fans

Urawa Reds on Friday indefinitely banned one supporter and handed limited bans to four others following incidents at the April 30 game away to Omiya Ardija. The heaviest sentence was handed to a supporter who threw a flag onto the pitch and peeled off the ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Gamba to part ways with injured Patric

Gamba Osaka forward Patric will leave the club at the end of the month because the injured marksman's contract won't be renewed, the team announced on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 71 league games since 2014 for Gamba, was ruled out for ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Reds to file protest over Jeju's conduct

The Urawa Reds plan to file a protest to the Asian Football Confederation over Jeju United players' aggressive behavior in a post-match brawl at Saitama Stadium, the J. League team said on Thursday. The Reds claimed a 3-0 extra-time victory over Jeju Wednesday night to ...

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

/ May 31, 2017

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

A Junya Tanaka strike lifted Vissel Kobe into the Levain Cup quarterfinals with a 1-0 Group B victory at struggling Albirex Niigata on Wednesday night. Seven minutes after the break at Denka Big Swan Stadium, Tanaka struck with his left foot, and Vissel held on ...

Antlers fire manager Ishii

/ May 31, 2017

Antlers fire manager Ishii

Kashima Antlers have let go of manager Masatada Ishii after they missed their chance to advance to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals, the J. League first-division side said Wednesday. A day after Ishii's men beat China's Guanghzou Evergrande 2-1 at home in the round of ...

Omiya part ways with Shibuya, promote Ito

/ May 28, 2017

Omiya part ways with Shibuya, promote Ito

Last-place Omiya Ardija fired manager Hiroki Shibuya and promoted assistant Akira Ito in his place, the J. League first-division side announced on Sunday. Shibuya is the second coaching casualty in J1 this season. Albirex Niigata replaced Fumitake Miura with Wagner Lopes earlier this month. On Saturday, ...

Kashiwa moves atop J. League after seventh straight victory

/ May 27, 2017

Kashiwa moves atop J. League after seventh straight victory

Kashiwa Reysol stretched their winning streak to seven games Saturday, topping the J. League first division with a 4-2 defeat of last-place Omiya Ardija. Kosuke Taketomi's second-half brace, sandwiched by goals from Junya Ito and Cristiano, moved Kashiwa to 27 points, two clear of ...

Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby

/ May 24, 2017

Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby

Cerezo Osaka defeated Vissel Kobe 1-0 behind Kota Fujimoto's first-half strike to rise to the top of Group B in the Levain Cup on Wednesday. Kobe, with a game in hand, are in second on 12 points, two points behind Cerezo in the league cup ...

Frontale cruise past spluttering Antlers

/ May 19, 2017

Frontale cruise past spluttering Antlers

Kashima Antlers suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at home to Kawasaki Frontale on Friday as the away side won its third straight and moved above the reigning champs ahead of the weekend fixtures. Kashima, which fell from the top of the table last weekend, started ...