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Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

/ | Aug 11, 2018

Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

by Ed Odeven

Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately. After all, it's either there or it isn't. When elementary school students encouraged Kei Hirata to return to cheerleading overseas, their support inspired her. She decided to pursue her passion once again. Now, almost a ...

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

Nov 30, 2016

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

An aircraft carrying passengers including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading for a regional tournament final crashed in Colombia late Monday, killing 71 people onboard, AP reported Tuesday citing Colombian authorities. Six people were rescued and are receiving treatment at hospitals and elsewhere, while ...

/ Dec 2, 2015

Ex-Japan striker Suzuki retiring at end of season

Former Japan striker and World Cup goal scorer Takayuki Suzuki will retire at the end of the season, his J. League second-division club JEF United Chiba announced Wednesday. The 39-year-old, who toe-poked an equalizer in a 2-2 draw against Belgium in the 2002 World Cup ...

/ Dec 7, 2014

Montedio earn promotion to J.League top flight

Montedio Yamagata held off JEF United Chiba to win the J. League promotion playoff final 1-0 on Sunday at Ajinomoto Stadium, securing the third and last ticket to J1 for next season. Masato Yamazaki's first-half header proved to be decisive for Montedio, who had to ...

/ Jul 13, 2014

JEF United Chiba reach Emperor's Cup third round

Forward Takayuki Morimoto scored a brace as JEF United Chiba downed AC Nagano Parceiro 3-2 in newly appointed J. League second-division club manager Takashi Sekizuka's first match in the second round of the Emperor's Cup on Sunday. J1 clubs Sagan Tosu and Albirex Niigata also ...

JEF blow chance to seal playoff spot

/ Nov 17, 2013

JEF blow chance to seal playoff spot

by Gus Fielding

JEF United Chiba squandered the chance to reach the playoffs for promotion to the J. League first division with one game of the regular season to spare on Sunday after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Tochigi. A win would have ...