Jul 31, 2019

Rikishi pulling their weight in RWC buildup

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is less than two months away.The tournament, which is the world’s third-largest sporting event, undoubtedly will have a major impact, ... ...

Jul 24, 2019

Kakuryu adds to solid resume with latest win

Yokozuna Kakuryu lifted the Emperor’s Cup last Sunday after a final day defeat of fellow yokozuna Hakuho.The win gave Kakuryu his sixth title overall, with ... ...

Jul 22, 2019

Kakuryu wakes up a winner after lifting Emperor’s Cup in Nagoya

Yokozuna Kakuryu said he woke up to a blissful Monday morning, after winning his sixth top-division title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.“I woke up ... ...

Jul 21, 2019

Kakuryu beats fellow yokozuna Hakuho on final day to clinch sixth title

Yokozuna Kakuryu won his sixth top-division title by defeating Hakuho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday and avoiding a playoff with the all-time ... ...

Jul 20, 2019

Title to be decided on final day

Yokozuna Kakuryu reclaimed the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday as yokozuna rival Hakuho suffered a shock loss to former ozeki ... ...

Jul 21, 2019

Sumo 101: JSA chairman

The Japan Sumo Association’s highest authority is the chairman of its board of directors.The current occupant is 56-year-old Hakkaku, who has been in power since ... ...

Jul 20, 2019

Sumo 101: Non-traditional training

Sumo is often described as a lifestyle rather than a sport.As regimented as a military and requiring the total immersion of a religious order, it’s ... ...

Jul 19, 2019

Sumo 101: Press club

Sumo receives extensive coverage year- round in the Japanese media.While it may not get the column inches that baseball does (understandable when you consider the ... ...