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NEW YEAR GRAND SUMO TOURNAMENT

Terunofuji (left) defeats Kirishima at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Saturday.
SUMO / Inside Sumo
Jan 31, 2024
Ninth title puts Terunofuji on cusp of joining all-time greats
His most recent victory puts him ahead — in terms of silverware won — of all but eight wrestlers to have made their debut in the past 65 years.
Yokozuna Terunofuji won his ninth Emperor's Cup at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.
SUMO
Jan 29, 2024
Terunofuji highlights revised training schedule as crucial part of latest triumph
The 32-year-old claimed his ninth top-division title at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday.
Terunofuji (left) clinches the title by shoving out Kotonowaka in a tie-breaker on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 28, 2024
Terunofuji beats Kotonowaka in playoff to win New Year tourney
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji claimed his ninth top-division title Sunday by defeating joint leader Kotonowaka in a thrilling championship playoff.
Terunofuji has worked his way into a three-way tie for the lead after a slow start to the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 26, 2024
Terunofuji beats Kotonowaka, creating three-way tie for lead
The Mongolian-born grand champion moved into a three-way tie at 11-2 with sekiwake Kotonowaka and ozeki Kirishima with the win.
Kotonowaka (left) defeats Onosho at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 25, 2024
Kotonowaka inches toward first championship with 11th win
Kotonowaka, who is chasing the 13 wins he likely needs here for promotion, had little trouble securing his 11th against Onosho.
Kotonowaka (right), defeats Oho at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Wednesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 24, 2024
Kotonowaka stays in lead as Terunofuji and ozeki pair keep pace
The 26-year-old inched closer to both a maiden Emperor's Cup and the wins needed to meet the unofficial ozeki promotion benchmark.
Terunofuji (back) knows what it’s like to overcome setbacks, having won two of his eight titles after middling starts to a tournament.
SUMO
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.
Kotonowaka (left) pushes Onosato out of the ring on Tuesday night at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 23, 2024
Sekiwake Kotonowaka takes sole lead over five closest rivals
A powerful drive from Kotonowaka met little resistance in a force-out win as the sekiwake inched toward ozeki promotion.
Tamawashi gave Asanoyama his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 21, 2024
Asanoyama loses solo lead to create logjam at the top
Ozeki Kirishima (6-2) was unable to take his own place at the top after an upset loss to No. 4 Tobizaru on Day 8 of the 15-day tournament.
Shodai (left) turned back the clock with an upset win over lone yokozuna Terunofuji on Saturday in Tokyo.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 20, 2024
Asanoyama keeps sole lead as Shodai upsets Terunofuji
Asanoyama, currently ranked as a No. 7 maegashira, defeated No. 9 Meisei to remain the only unbeaten competitor through seven days at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Asanoyama (left) took the outright lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday in Tokyo with his win over Nishikigi.
SUMO
Jan 19, 2024
Kotonowaka loses to Wakamotoharu as Asanoyama takes sole lead
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji and ozeki Kirishima both racked up wins to stay on the second rung at 5-1 on Day 6 at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
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.
Midorifuji (right) defeats Kirishima at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 17, 2024
Midorifuji stuns promotion-chasing Kirishima at New Year meet
"I was doing things off the cuff but it worked out well," Midorifuji said.
Wakamotoharu shoves out Takakeisho on Tuesday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
SUMO
Jan 17, 2024
Ozeki Takakeisho pulls out of New Year meet with neck injury
Takakeisho suffered the setback during his second-day victory over No. 1 maegashira Atamifuji on Monday at the 15-day meet at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.
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SUMO
Jan 16, 2024
Komusubi Takayasu withdraws from New Year meet
The former ozeki felt pain ahead of his Monday bout, a loss to ozeki Kirishima, his stablemaster said.
Terunofuji (left) shoves out Ura to win his first bout at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday in Tokyo.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 14, 2024
Terunofuji wins on return as Kirishima launches yokozuna bid
Having withdrawn from the past three meets, Terunofuji is aiming to complete his first 15-day tournament since winning last May's championship with a 14-1 record.
Yokozuna-hopeful Kirishima (right) during a training session in Tokyo earlier this month.
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Jan 12, 2024
Winds of change swirl at the top of sumo ahead of New Year meet
Kirishima has his sights set on promotion to yokozuna, while major questions surround injury-plagued Terunofuji.
Yokozuna Terunofuji takes part in a training session in Tokyo earlier this month.
SUMO
Jan 11, 2024
Yokozuna Terunofuji confirmed for New Year meet
The 32-year-old lone grand champion won his eighth Emperor's Cup in May last year with a 14-1 record in his last complete tournament.
Yokozuna Terunofuji (left) practices at the Tokitsukaze sumo stable in Tokyo on Monday, ahead of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO
Jan 9, 2024
Terunofuji takes part in practice bouts ahead of New Year meet
The 32-year-old contested 14 straight practice bouts, winning 13 and losing one, before calling it a day.
Terunofuji claimed his eighth Emperor's Cup at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan with a commanding 14-1 performance in May, but it was the only time he completed a 15-day tournament all year.
SUMO
Jan 5, 2024
Sumo world awaits new yokozuna as Terunofuji's retirement looms
Severe back pain and other health issues rendered the 32-year-old a nonstarter for four of last year's six grand tournaments.

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