Sep 27, 2019

Takanofuji calls punishment for out-of-ring violence ‘too heavy’

Second-tier juryo division wrestler Takanofuji, who is facing disciplinary action for hitting a lower-ranked wrestler in the forehead, said Friday after issuing an apology that ... ...

Sep 25, 2019

Injuries continue to impact sumo landscape

Sumo fans continue to be spoiled, with September serving up yet another incredible and dramatic tournament.What seemed early on like a Kakuryu procession to a ... ...

Sep 23, 2019

Takakeisho’s ozeki return spoiled by chest injury

Sekiwake Takakeisho’s star-crossed journey to sumo’s second-highest rank continued on Monday, when he was diagnosed with a chest muscle strain, his stablemaster said.According to stablemaster ... ...

Sep 23, 2019

Mitakeumi celebrates latest title, vows to aim for ozeki

Sekiwake Mitakeumi expressed his joy on Monday after winning his second top-division championship the previous night in a dramatic conclusion to the Autumn Grand Sumo ... ...

Sep 22, 2019

Mitakeumi beats Takakeisho in playoff to earn second title

Mitakeumi defeated fellow sekiwake Takakeisho in a dramatic playoff on Sunday to win the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament and claim his second top-division championship while ... ...

Sep 21, 2019

Trio tied for lead entering final day

Three wrestlers head into the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament tied for the lead, with sekiwake duo Takakeisho and Mitakeumi winning on ... ...

Sep 20, 2019

Title chase now wide open

The race for the Emperor’s Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament was thrown wide open again when Takakeisho lost to ozeki Goeido on Friday ... ...

Sep 19, 2019

Sumo 101: New Otani hotels and sumo

Last Friday, several members of the Ireland rugby team, including Clan Healy and Rory Best, visited Isegahama stable to watch a training session.It’s unusual for ... ...

Sep 19, 2019

Takakeisho moves ahead of the pack

Takakeisho took the outright lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, beating Myogiryu to improve to 10-2 and secure promotion back to ozeki.The ... ...

Sep 18, 2019

Takakeisho holds onto tie for lead

Takakeisho pulled off a big win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, defeating ozeki Tochinoshin to remain in a tie for the lead ... ...

Sep 17, 2019

Five rikishi share lead after Day 10

Mitakeumi, Takakeisho and Asanoyama earned impressive victories Tuesday to move into a five-way tie for the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.The logjam at ... ...

Sep 16, 2019

Okinoumi surrenders top spot on ninth day of basho

Okinoumi suffered his first loss of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday and fell into a two-way tie for the lead with fellow rank-and-filer ... ...