Sport in Short:: Football

TRANSFERS: Russell Coughlin, midfielder, Swansea to Exeter (exchange); John Hodge, winger, Exeter to Swansea (exchange plus pounds 18,000); Gary Worthington, forward, Wigan to Exeter (free).

J LEAGUE: Verdy Kawasaki 3 Gamba Osaka 2; Kashima Antlers 1 Sanfreece Hiroshima 2; Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Urawa Red Diamonds 0 (Shimizu won 6-5 on penalties); Yokohama Flugels 1 Yokohama Marinos 0; Nagoya Grampus Eight 0 JEF United Ichihara 1. Leading positions: 1 Kashima Antlers (P 17, Pts 26 - first-stage champions); 2 Verdy Kawasaki (17-22); 3 Yokohama Marinos (17-20).

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