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Takerufuji (left), who is making his top-division debut, shoves out Wakamotoharu to move to within a win of claiming a historic Emperor's Cup.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 22, 2024
Debutant Takerufuji on brink of historic championship
The 24-year-old from Aomori Prefecture is bidding to become the first makuuchi-division debutant to win the Emperor's Cup since Ryogoku in May 1914.
Takerufuji (left) is thrown to the ground by Hoshoryu on Thursday during the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 21, 2024
Hoshoryu hands star rookie Takerufuji his first loss in Osaka
The bottom-ranked No. 17 maegashira dropped to 11-1 as he was tossed from the ring by the Mongolian-born ozeki.
Yokozuna Terunofuji will be aiming for his 10th Emperor’s Cup at the Spring Basho in Osaka.
Mar 8, 2024
Terunofuji remains in driver's seat as new title hopefuls gather strength
The ascension of three new ozeki since July appears to have brought a measure of stability to sumo.
Terunofuji (back) knows what it’s like to overcome setbacks, having won two of his eight titles after middling starts to a tournament.
Jan 24, 2024
Big names set up thrilling finale for January sumo meet
Terunofuji would appear to be the favorite as sumo's first tournament of 2024 reaches the homestretch, but a host of contenders means it could come down to the final day.
Hoshoryu loses to Gonoyama at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 18, 2024
Gonoyama stuns previously unbeaten Hoshoryu on Day 5
The result left promotion-chasing Kotonowaka and No. 7 Asanoyama as the only unbeaten wrestlers through Day 5 of the 15-day tournament.
Kirishima waves to fans as he celebrates his second Emperor's Cup, in Fukuoka last month.
Dec 6, 2023
Wild 2023 the storm before the calm for Japan’s national sport
The sport finished on a high this year, setting up enticing possibilities for 2024 as several potential stars emerge.
Atamifuji (left) defeats Hoshoryu on Day 12 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 23, 2023
Atamifuji upsets Hoshoryu to grab share of lead on Day 12 in Fukuoka
Young rank-and-filer Atamifuji retained a share of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament lead with a sensational win against ozeki Hoshoryu on Thursday.
Takayasu (left) beats Hoshoryu on Day 6 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Friday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 17, 2023
Hoshoryu loses against familiar foe on Day 6 of Kyushu Basho
Former ozeki Takayasu continued to be a thorn in the side of current ozeki Hoshoryu.
Takakeisho (left) wins his opening-day bout on Sunday in Fukuoka. The Hyogo Prefecture native is nearing a promotion to yokozuna.
Nov 15, 2023
Top wrestlers' hot starts set stage for dramatic Kyushu tourney
The opening three days of action at the Fukuoka International Center has seen the six highest-ranked wrestlers that are taking part go a combined 17-1.
Ozeki Takakeisho (left) battles Shodai on Day 2 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Monday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 13, 2023
Sumo: Takakeisho stays on track with tough Day 2 win over Shodai
Takekeisho improved to 2-0 after a tough bout against Shodai.
Ozeki Hoshoryu is a match for anyone in sumo despite his occasional bouts with inconsistency.
Nov 10, 2023
Young ozeki duo may be ready to step into spotlight at Kyushu Basho
Kirishima and Hoshoryu have generated much of the excitement in Japan’s national sport over the past 12 months.
Hoshoryu (right) defeats Asanoyama on Day 6 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Friday.
Sep 15, 2023
Hoshoryu defeats Asanoyama in showdown at Autumn Basho
Hoshoryu won a battle of current and former ozeki to improve to 3-3.
Ozeki Takakeisho bounces back from a loss on Day 1 by defeating Nishikigi on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Monday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 11, 2023
Hokutofuji upsets rising star Hoshoryu on Day 2 of Autumn meet
A day after upsetting Takakeisho, No. 1 maegashira Hokutofuji improved to 2-0 by slapping down Hoshoryu
Hoshoryu receives his winnings after defeating Abi on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 10, 2023
Hoshoryu makes winning start as ozeki at Autumn meet
The three ozeki are the highest-ranked competitors following Terunofuji's withdrawal from a second straight 15-day tournament.
Hoshoryu could become the first wrestler since Hakuho in 2006 to win the  Emperor’s Cup in his ozeki debut.
Sep 8, 2023
Young ozeki duo will be in spotlight at Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament
The Autumn Basho is shaping up to be another unpredictable event.
Kotonowaka surely has his eyes on eventually emulating his grandfather, former grand champion Kotozakura.
Aug 30, 2023
New sumo ranks highlight rise of next generation
Ahead of the autumn tournament in Tokyo, it's the up-and-coming wrestlers who are making waves.
Hoshoryu (left) beats rank-and-file wrestler Hokutofuji in a playoff on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Dolphins Arena last month.
Aug 23, 2023
A closer look at sumo's 'hot hand' after Hokutofuji's Nagoya run
Hokutofuji’s career best 12-win outing in July not only came out of the blue, but was his first winning record of any kind since the previous September.
Hoshoryu (right), joined by Tatsunami stablemaster, participates in a news conference following his promotion to ozeki in Nagoya on Wednesday.
Jul 27, 2023
Hoshoryu's Nagoya triumph shows enduring power of Mongolian rikishi
Kirishima and Hoshoryu’s promotions to ozeki have shown that the Mongolian era of sumo dominance isn’t close to concluding just yet.
Hoshoryu looks at a newspaper during a news conference in Nagoya on Monday.
Jul 24, 2023
Hoshoryu overcame mounting pressure and sleepless nights to win Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament
"After the eighth day, I couldn't sleep at all," Hoshoryu said during a news conference in Nagoya. "Once I hit double-digit wins, the pressure was on."
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jul 23, 2023
Hoshoryu beats Hokutofuji in playoff for maiden championship
The 24-year-old nephew of former Mongolian great Asashoryu is also set for promotion to ozeki after finishing with a 12-3 record.


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