JSA rejects Abi's resignation, handing wrestler three-tourney ban

Sumo Aug 7, 2020

JSA rejects Abi's resignation, handing wrestler three-tourney ban

Former komusubi Abi was suspended for three tournaments and had his pay halved for five months for breaking guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday. The JSA's board of directors, however, declined to accept the 26-year-old's ...

Shodai takes first loss, blowing New Year meet wide open

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 18, 2020

Shodai takes first loss, blowing New Year meet wide open

Rank-and-filer Shodai suffered his first defeat and relinquished his sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. No. 4 maegashira Shodai lost to struggling ozeki Goeido (3-4) in the day's penultimate bout at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan and fell into a five-way tie ...

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 15, 2020

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

New sekiwake Asanoyama took his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, while yokozuna Kakuryu fell to his third defeat. Asanoyama fell down the leaderboard along with top-ranked maegashira Endo after getting brushed aside by komusubi Abi on Day 4 at ...

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 22, 2019

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Yokozuna Hakuho beat komusubi Abi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, positioning himself just one win away from extending his record for career top-division championships to 43. Hakuho claimed his 12th victory at Fukuoka Kokusai Center to retain a two-win buffer over his ...

Hakuho steps toward another title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 20, 2019

Hakuho steps toward another title

Hakuho took another step toward his record-extending 43rd top-level championship with a victory over Ryuden at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. The Mongolian-born yokozuna maintained his outright lead, improving to 10-1 as he forced out the No. 5 maegashira in the final bout ...

Yokozuna remain perfect on Day 4

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 10, 2019

Yokozuna remain perfect on Day 4

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu maintained their share of the lead by staying unbeaten Wednesday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The two Mongolians improved to 4-0 with victories over komusubi opponents on the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Dolphins Arena. In the closing bout, ...