Mar 27, 2020

Spring Basho provided unique experience, raised concerns

The just-finished Spring Grand Sumo Tournament has left us writers with a wealth of storylines.Inside the ring there was plenty of action to focus on. ... ...

Mar 25, 2020

JSA officially approves Asanoyama’s promotion to ozeki

Sekiwake Asanoyama was officially promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki by the Japan Sumo Association board of directors on Wednesday.The news provided a bright ... ...

Mar 24, 2020

Asanoyama achieves goal of promotion to sumo’s second-highest rank

Following news of his impending promotion to ozeki, Asanoyama said Monday he had accomplished one of his career goals.A Japan Sumo Association advisory board recommended ... ...

Mar 23, 2020

Hakuho outlasts Kakuryu to win 44th Emperor’s Cup

Hakuho seized a record-extending 44th top-level championship Sunday after outlasting fellow yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.The two Mongolian-born titans came into Day ... ...

Mar 22, 2020

Hakuho, Kakuryu share lead heading into final day

Sumo’s two highest-ranked grapplers will likely fight it out on Sunday for the championship of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.For the first time since ... ...


Mar 23, 2020

‘You Only Live Twice’ participant Fujinishiki stood on top of sumo’s fourth-highest rank

Who is the greatest yokozuna of all time?Hakuho seems the obvious answer to that question, but cases can be made for other rikishi such as ... ...

Mar 22, 2020

Kototenzan struggled with sumo lifestyle, but found stardom in pro wrestling

When the 2020 NFL Draft gets under way on April 23rd, Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the first overall pick after leading Louisiana ... ...

Mar 20, 2020

Tough training in high school forged Mongolian Ichinojo

One of the strongest sumo high schools in Japan is Tottori Johoku.Located in western Japan, Johoku has been churning out professional talent over the past ... ...