Hiroshima keeps J-League after draw with Yokohama


YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -Sanfrecce Hiroshima maintained its lead in the J-League standings on Saturday after earning a point in a goalless draw away to Yokohama F Marinos.

Hiroshima, which is seeking its first J-League title, went six points clear of Vegalta Sendai and Urawa Reds with six matches remaining.

In other matches, Yoichiro Kakitani scored from the penalty spot with four minutes left as Cerezo Osaka beat Sagan Tosu 3-2.

Dutra scored a hat trick to lead Kashima Antlers to a 5-1 thrashing of FC Tokyo while Albirex Niigata and Vissel Kobe finished 0-0 as did Nagoya Grampus and Omiya Ardija.

Jorge Wagner scored the lone goal as Kashiwa Reysol beat Kawasaki Frontale 1-0. Shimizu S-Pulse defeated Jubilo Iwata by the same score thanks to Daisuke Muramatsu's first-half goal.

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