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Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

/ Sep 14, 2017

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

Onosho upset Harumafuji in his first match against a yokozuna on Thursday, becoming the only wrestler with a perfect 5-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old No. 3 maegashira dodged the yokozuna's forceful shoves and got him off balance before slapping him ...

Kotoshogiku maintains perfect record

/ Sep 13, 2017

Kotoshogiku maintains perfect record

Former ozeki Kotoshogiku cruised to his fourth win on Wednesday, the fourth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. With three yokozuna and one ozeki having pulled out of the competition, the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan dawned without a single ...

Kotoshogiku outmuscles Harumafuji

/ Sep 12, 2017

Kotoshogiku outmuscles Harumafuji

Harumafuji's plea for a timeout went unanswered at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. As a result, top-ranked maegashira Kotoshogiku beat him in the most unexpected fashion. Harumafuji (2-1), the only yokozuna competing in the tournament, never put up a fight on the third ...

Harumafuji cruises as ozeki post mixed results

/ Sep 11, 2017

Harumafuji cruises as ozeki post mixed results

Harumafuji, the lone yokozuna competing at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, won for the second day in a row Monday, but the fates of the three ozeki were mixed, Goeido being the only one able to claim victory. Terunofuji, who along with Goeido is a ...

Harumafuji seeks title as top rivals sit out Autumn Basho

Sep 9, 2017

Harumafuji seeks title as top rivals sit out Autumn Basho

Harumafuji seeks title sans top rivals Sumo kyodo — Harumafuji will seek to win his ninth championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as fellow yokozuna Hakuho, Kisenosato and Kakuryu have all pulled out due to injuries. Harumafuji will be the only yokozuna competing at ...

Injured yokozuna Hakuho pulls out of Autumn Tournament

Sep 8, 2017

Injured yokozuna Hakuho pulls out of Autumn Tournament

Hakuho on Friday pulled out of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament getting underway Sunday due to pain in his left knee, becoming the third yokozuna to withdraw from the meet after Kisenosato and Kakuryu. Based on official records kept by the Japan Sumo Association since ...

Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu pull out of Autumn Basho

/ Sep 7, 2017

Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu pull out of Autumn Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu have pulled out of the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries, their respective stablemasters said Thursday. The announcement of their withdrawal, which came three days before the start of the meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, once again dashed ...

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Sep 4, 2017

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Injury-plagued yokozuna Kisenosato resumed full-fledged practice bouts Monday, performing 13 matches with Yago, who was promoted to the second-highest juryo division for the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday. "I prepared myself physically before entering the dohyo ring," the 31-year-old yokozuna said after a training ...

Exhibition events bring sumo to new audience

Aug 30, 2017

Exhibition events bring sumo to new audience

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Jungyo is similar to baseball's spring training for sumo; wrestlers are more relaxed and laid back, and fans have more opportunities to interact with the giant fellows. Some of the venues provide an unusual atmosphere not normally seen at the six regular tournaments each year. On ...