Birthday boy Ishiura suffers another loss

Sumo Jan 10, 2017

Birthday boy Ishiura suffers another loss

Diminutive wrestler Ishiura made a huge splash at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, arriving at Ryogoku Kokugikan in a McLaren sports car. The 173-cm meter Miyagino stable wrestler, who took the sumo world by storm with a 10-win campaign in November's Kyushu ...

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Sumo Dec 27, 2016

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Three Japanese ozeki were in contention for promotion to yokozuna in 2016, raising hopes that a homegrown wrestler may reach sumo's top rank for the first time in nearly two decades. While Kotoshogiku, Kisenosato and Goeido could not manage to become the first Japan-born yokozuna ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu back atop standings

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2016

Yokozuna Kakuryu back atop standings

Yokozuna Kakuryu got back on the winning track on Thursday, the 12th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, where he regained his sole lead with an 11-1 record. A day after suffering his only loss of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the ...

Kakuryu suffers first loss as race heats up

Sumo Nov 23, 2016

Kakuryu suffers first loss as race heats up

Yokozuna Kakuryu crashed to his first defeat on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. A day after handing yokozuna Hakuho his second defeat, ozeki Kisenosato turned the affair at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on it's ear with his 31st career win over ...