Japan may be a long way from winning the World Cup but its J-League clubs are leading the way in making the halftime lavatory break less of a sanitary ordeal for squeamish fans....
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 J-League is one of the safest and most welcoming football leagues but a furore over a "Japanese only" banner directed at foreign fans has caused deep embarrassment and highlighted questionable attitudes to race....
Australia captain and J-League defender Lucas Neill flew home Tuesday from Japan due to "family reasons," his club Omiya Ardija said....
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....