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Harumafuji tops rankings for Kyushu Basho

Oct 30, 2017

Harumafuji tops rankings for Kyushu Basho

Yokozuna Harumafuji, who won the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September, will be the top-ranked wrestler at the Kyushu tourney getting under way on Nov. 12 in Fukuoka, according to rankings released Monday by the Japan Sumo Association. Up-and-coming Onosho, who upset Harumafuji, the lone ...

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

Oct 4, 2017

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

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Rikishi in Japan are coming up big — literally and figuratively — doing little things to promote the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and, though not part of the Olympic program, the ancient national sport of sumo. On Wednesday, 70 wrestlers of sumo's top two divisions, ...

Oct 4, 2017

Hakuho's achievement honored with special award

Yokozuna Hakuho received a special award from an advisory body of the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday, commemorating the record of all-time wins of 1,050 he set in July. The Yokozuna Deliberation Council handed the Mongolian wrestler a work of Japanese artistic calligraphy for surpassing ...

Autumn Basho flourishes in absence of stars

| Sep 27, 2017

Autumn Basho flourishes in absence of stars

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The 2017 Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament ended with a yokozuna beating an ozeki in the title-deciding final bout. That was pretty much the only normal thing we witnessed over the last 15 days at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. In one of the wildest basho in recent ...

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Sep 22, 2017

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Ozeki Goeido suffered a second straight shock defeat Friday and saw his lead cut to one heading into the final weekend of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, seeking a second career championship title, was second best throughout his match against fifth-ranked maegashira Takakeisho and ...

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

/ Sep 21, 2017

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

Ozeki Goeido stayed on course for his second career championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, despite a surprise second defeat at the hands of fourth-ranked maegashira Shohozan. The loss in the day's penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan saw Goeido fall to 10-2, ...

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

/ Sep 20, 2017

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

Ozeki Goeido capitalized on a slip-up by his closest rival to move two wins clear at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. After Chiyotairyu crashed to a third defeat, Goeido (10-1) took full advantage in the day's penultimate bout, getting both hands on the ...

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

/ Sep 19, 2017

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

Ozeki Goeido remains the act to beat after he improved to 9-1 on Tuesday with five days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido has been an extremely tricky opponent so far in the 15-day event at Ryogoku Kokugikan, feinting and dodging his way ...