Undervalued Gagamaru has had solid career in raised ring

Sumo Mar 9, 2020

Undervalued Gagamaru has had solid career in raised ring

by John Gunning

To date, four men from the country of Georgia have become sumo wrestlers in Japan. One (Tochinoshin) has been an ozeki, two (Kokkai and Gagamaru) reached komusubi and the fourth (Tsukasaumi — the younger brother of Kokkai) left the professional ranks while still in the ...

U.S. says Russia breaking Open Skies Treaty on military flights

World Mar 5, 2020

U.S. says Russia breaking Open Skies Treaty on military flights

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper accused Russia Wednesday of violating the Open Skies Treaty designed to improve transparency and confidence between the militaries of the two superpowers. Esper told a congressional hearing Russia had been blocking the United States from conducting flights over the Baltic ...

Kokkai helped European rikishi arrive in sumo world

Sumo | Rikishi Files Jan 19, 2020

Kokkai helped European rikishi arrive in sumo world

by John Gunning

The first rikishi whose place of origin was listed as somewhere outside Japan was Hiraga, who joined professional sumo in 1934. Three decades later, Jesse Kuhaulua became the first wrestler of non-Japanese descent in ōzumō (professional sumo). It took almost another half-century for the first European ...

Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Rugby Oct 11, 2019

Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Australia fine-tuned preparations for a likely Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against England with a hard-fought, error-strewn 27-8 Pool D victory over Georgia on Friday. Wales' 27-19 win over Fiji on Wednesday had guaranteed the Wallabies a place in the last eight, with the Welsh playing ...

Fiji's Peceli Yato back in lineup for crucial clash with Georgia

Rugby Oct 1, 2019

Fiji's Peceli Yato back in lineup for crucial clash with Georgia

Influential loose forward Peceli Yato will return from a head injury for Fiji's crucial Rugby World Cup Pool D game against Georgia, the team announced on Tuesday. Yato was concussed in Fiji's opening game after a high tackle by Australia's Reece Hodge, who later became ...

Wales looks to put past behind as it faces Georgia

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

Wales looks to put past behind as it faces Georgia

by Rich Freeman

Wales will look to put its rollercoaster start to the Rugby World Cup behind it Monday when it take on Georgia in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. From the thrill of having 15,000 watch them train in Kitakyushu to the despair of seeing assistant coach Rob Howley ...