Shiotani embracing challenge of move to Al Ain

Soccer / J. League Jun 16, 2017

Shiotani embracing challenge of move to Al Ain

Defender Tsukasa Shiotani said Friday he is relishing the prospect of testing himself in the United Arab Emirates after securing a move to Al Ain from struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The 28-year-old Shiotani, who has signed a two-year deal with the 2003 Asian Champions League winner, ...

Soccer / J. League Jun 15, 2017

Defender Shiotani headed to UAE's Al Ain

Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Tsukasa Shiotani will join United Arab Emirates powerhouse Al Ain, the J. League team announced Thursday. Capped twice at the senior international level, the 28-year-old, who was one of three overage players on the Japan squad at last summer's Rio Olympics, joins ...

Al Ain claims Satsuki-sho crown

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 16, 2017

Al Ain claims Satsuki-sho crown

Ninth favorite Al Ain won the 77th running of the Satsuki-sho on Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse, covering the 2,000-meter course in a record 1 minute, 57.8 seconds. Jockey Kohei Matsuyama secured his first Grade 1 win in his nine-year career, steering Al Ain behind the ...

Soccer / J. League Jul 2, 2016

Antlers' Caio to depart for Al Ain: source

Kashima Antlers forward Caio is set for a move to Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates, a source close to the matter said Friday. The 22-year-old Brazilian, who joined Kashima in 2014 after attending high school in Chiba Prefecture, went on to be named ...