Two-time Japanese champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima rounded out the J-League second stage in style by smashing five unanswered goals past Shonan Bellmare on Sunday....
Table-topping Urawa Reds preserved their unbeaten record in the J-League by thrashing Albirex Niigata 5-2 in the last round of first-stage matches on Saturday....
Urawa Reds preserved their unbeaten record with a 2-1 home win over Yokohama F-Marinos to go a point clear at the top of the J-League on Saturday....
New Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic got a crash course on the scale of his rebuilding job on Saturday as he watched J-League rivals FC Tokyo and Yokohama F-Marinos play out a turgid 0-0 draw....
Table-topping Urawa Reds heaped more misery on Tokushima Vortis in their first season in Japan's top flight with a 2-0 win on Wednesday that left the islanders hopelessly adrift in the drop zone....
Surprise J-League leaders Sagan Tosu beat Yokohama F Marinos 2-1 on Saturday to stay one point clear at the top of the table....
Ryota Hayasaka scored after five minutes to send surprise package Sagan Tosu to the top of the J-League with a 1-0 win over Kashiwa Reysol on Tuesday....
Promoted side Vissel Kobe beat Kashima Antlers 3-2 on Saturday to climb into first place in the J-League for at least 24 hours....
Urawa Red Diamonds drew 1-1 with Shimizu S-Pulse on Sunday in a game played in an empty stadium as punishment for a racist "Japanese only" banner put up by hardline fans that deeply embarrassed the J-League....
Japan's professional football league said Monday it was investigating after an apparently racist banner reading "Japanese only" appeared at a weekend match....
Japan's professional football league said Monday it was investigating after a banner that read "Japanese only" appeared at a weekend match, stoking speculation the insult was aimed at a South Korean striker....
Tsukasa Shiotani scored from a 95th-minute free-kick to give two-time defending J-League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima a 2-1 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday....
Uruguay striker Diego Forlan fell flat on his J-League debut as Cerezo Osaka lost 1-0 to defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Saturday's season opener....
Uruguay striker Diego Forlan fell flat on his J-League debut as Cerezo Osaka lost 1-0 to defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Saturday's season opener....
Yokohama Marinos put one hand on the J-League title with a 1-0 win over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday to move four points clear at the top of the table with two games remaining....
Yokohama Marinos saw their lead at the top of the J-League shaved to one point with three games remaining after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Nagoya Grampus Sunday....
Shunsuke Nakamura scored a trademark free-kick to keep Yokohama Marinos on course for their first J-League title in nine years with a 1-0 win over Oita Trinita on Sunday....
Yokohama Marinos took charge of the J-League title race on Saturday with a 1-0 win over previous leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima to move two points clear with five games remaining....
Yokohama Marinos lost 1-0 to Omiya Ardija but retained leadership of the J-League on Saturday as nearest challengers Sanfrecce Hiroshima crashed to a 2-1 defeat at home to FC Tokyo....
Sanfrecce Hiroshima returned to the top of the J-League table on goal difference after a 1-1 draw with bottom side Oita Trinita on Saturday, as previous leaders Yokohama Marinos lost 2-1 to Kashima Antlers....
Australia's national football captain Lucas Neill has signed a contract with Japan's Omiya Ardija and is ready to play as early as next weekend, the J-League club announced Sunday....