Jul 18, 2019

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Kakuryu maintained his one-win lead over Hakuho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament after both yokozuna prevailed on Thursday.Five-time champion Kakuryu improved to a perfect ... ...

Jul 17, 2019

Yokozuna Kakuryu remains spotless after 11 days in Nagoya

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his sole lead after beating former ozeki Kotoshogiku on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.The 33-year-old Kakuryu, who ... ...

Jul 17, 2019

Takayasu pulls out of Nagoya Basho, leaving tournament without an ozeki

Takayasu became the latest ozeki to withdraw from the ongoing Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, meaning all four wrestlers currently at the sport’s second-highest ... ...

Jul 16, 2019

Kakuryu moves to 10-0 with win

Yokozuna Kakuryu survived a slight scare Tuesday to claim his 10th straight win of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while Hakuho bounced back from his ... ...

Jul 15, 2019

Hakuho suffers first defeat in Nagoya; Kakuryu remains unbeaten

Hakuho suffered his first loss of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, as fellow yokozuna Kakuryu kept his spotless record to take the sole ... ...

Jul 18, 2019

Sumo 101: Tsukebito

Sumo is a life built around the carrot and stick approach.The higher a rikishi rises up the rankings, the easier his life becomes. Changes are ... ...

Jul 17, 2019

Regional tours keep wrestlers busy

An oft-heard refrain from fans new to sumo is that wrestlers get paid huge sums for just a few seconds work each day.It’s one of ... ...

Jul 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Futabayama’s win streak

Sumo fans these days have the privilege of being able to watch the greatest rikishi of all time live in the ring.For a sport that’s ... ...