Nagoya Grampus suffer big upset in Emperor's Cup second round

Soccer Jul 4, 2019

Nagoya Grampus suffer big upset in Emperor's Cup second round

Nagoya Grampus suffered an ignominious 3-0 defeat to the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya on Wednesday, perhaps the biggest upset of the evening's slate of Emperor's Cup second-round fixtures. Fielding a reserve-heavy squad, the J. League first-division side was unable to find ...

Jets, Hannaryz, Brex, Alvark reach Emperor's Cup semifinals

Basketball Jan 10, 2019

Jets, Hannaryz, Brex, Alvark reach Emperor's Cup semifinals

by Ed Odeven

Four B. League teams advanced to the Emperor's Cup semifinals after posting victories on Thursday at Saitama Super Arena. The two-time defending champion Chiba Jets Funabashi, Kyoto Hannaryz, Tochigi Brex and Alvark Tokyo remain in the hunt for the title. Jets 66, Brave Thunders 63 Yuki Togashi ...

Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Soccer Nov 21, 2018

Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Recent Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers kept the good times rolling in the Emperor's Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, beating J. League second-division team Ventforet Kofu 1-0. The win sets up a final-four meeting against Urawa Reds on Dec. 5, with Kashima hoping to add ...

Second-division Montedio stuns Frontale in Emperor's Cup

Soccer Oct 24, 2018

Second-division Montedio stuns Frontale in Emperor's Cup

Second-division Montedio Yamagata weathered a second-half brace from Kei Chinen to reach the Emperor's Cup semifinals with a 3-2 upset over visiting Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday night. The J2 side opened the scoring in the second minute of the quarterfinal at ND Soft Stadium Yamagata ...

Antlers, Jubilo reach Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Soccer Sep 27, 2018

Antlers, Jubilo reach Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Kashima Antlers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Emperor's Cup with a 2-0 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Wednesday night thanks to extra-time goals from Leo Silva and Kento Misao. They will be joined in the last eight by Jubilo Iwata, who defeated visiting Consadole ...

Sumo 101: The Emperor's Cup

Sumo Sep 12, 2018

Sumo 101: The Emperor's Cup

by John Gunning

"To the victor go the spoils" is a phrase that could have been coined for sumo. In a sport already top heavy in terms of privilege and salary, the outright winner of each tournament gets virtually all of the prizes on offer. While (usually) a couple ...

Kwansei Gakuin eliminates Gamba Osaka in Emperor's Cup second round

Soccer Jun 7, 2018

Kwansei Gakuin eliminates Gamba Osaka in Emperor's Cup second round

J. League first-division strugglers Gamba Osaka and Nagoya Grampus were ousted from the Emperor's Cup on Wednesday, when teams from the top-two tiers entered the competition in the second round. Gamba, a five-time champion, lost 2-1 at home in extra time against Kwansei Gakuin University, ...