Jan 15, 2020

Hakuho, Kakuryu fall to 1-2 records

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu each fell to their second defeats at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, leaving the title open for sekiwake ... ...

Jan 14, 2020

Endo completes sweep of yokozuna

Fan-favorite No. 1 maegashira Endo brought Ryogoku Kokugikan to its feet on Monday with a stunning upset of yokozuna Hakuho on the New Year Grand ... ...

Jan 13, 2020

Yokozuna duo experience mixed fortunes on Day 1

Hakuho started his pursuit for a record-extending 44th career championship on a winning note on Sunday, while fellow yokozuna Kakuryu suffered a shocking defeat on ... ...

Jan 10, 2020

Sumo practice blowups nothing new in sport ruled by traditions

The problem of violence reared its ugly head in sumo again recently, but this time it came with a twist.Instead of a hazing and bullying ... ...

Jan 10, 2020

New Year Basho provides intriguing mix of storylines

Every sumo tournament contains a myriad of storylines.One of the most fascinating aspects of the sport is the fact that the kachikoshi/makekoshi delineation of winning ... ...

Jan 15, 2020

Kisenosato is gone, but his impact lives on

The current boom in sumo popularity is a product of many factors.Increased exposure through various media channels is one reason, as is the fact that ... ...

Jan 14, 2020

Technical acumen couldn’t get Kotomitsuki over hump

The three pillars of sumo are shin-gi-tai, which translate as heart-technique-physique.Heart is the most important as a strong fighting spirit can make up for deficiencies ... ...

Jan 13, 2020

American-born Akebono blazed path to pinnacle of sumo

Rowan, an anglicization of the Irish O Ruadhain, isn’t a name widely found in sport.Indeed, apart from a South African cricketer active from the 1930s ... ...