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May 3, 2015

Marinos captain Nakamura facing more time out

Yokohama F. Marinos captain Shunsuke Nakamura will face more time on the sidelines as the former Japanese international was diagnosed with a torn right thigh muscle that will keep him out for three weeks, the J. League club said on Sunday. Nakamura, 36, only ...

Apr 26, 2015

Gamba beat Albirex to move second

Red-hot striker Takashi Usami grabbed his eighth league goal of the season and Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated Albirex Niigata 2-1 at home on Sunday to move into second place in the J. League first division. Usami fired Gamba in front in the ...

Apr 19, 2015

Kazu scores again to rewrite record

Evergreen striker Kazuyoshi Miura scored his second goal of the season on Sunday to extend his record as the J. League’s oldest scorer. Miura, at the age of 48 years, 1 month, 24 days, scored in the first half of Yokohama FC’s second-division match ...

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

Apr 16, 2015

Antlers finish strong against Reysol

by Gus Fielding

Kashima Antlers won 3-1 away to Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League on Thursday night to extend their unbeaten run to four league matches. Naomichi Ueda headed Kashima in front in first-half stoppage time with his first career goal and, after Eduardo had equalized ...

Apr 15, 2015

Gamba defender Nishino to miss three months with injury

Gamba Osaka’s Japan Under-22 defender Takaharu Nishino is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, the J League champions announced on Wednesday. Nishino suffered the injury in Gamba’s 2-1 win away to Thailand’s ...

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Apr 8, 2015

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Nagoya was denied a third straight Nabisco Cup victory at the last minute by Montedio Yamagata as Grampus settled for a 3-3 draw on Wednesday. Substitute striker Hiroki Bandai’s glancing header from a floating Kim Byeom-yong cross in the 92nd minute allowed Yamagata to ...