Sumo 101: Injuries

Sumo May 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Injuries

by John Gunning

One of the most surprising aspects of sumo for first-time watchers is the sheer violence of the sport. Notions of cuddly pandas gently belly bouncing each other out of the ring get blown away when the first thunderclap of a harite (roundhouse head slap) echoes ...

Sumo 101: Impact of tourism

Sumo May 14, 2019

Sumo 101: Impact of tourism

by John Gunning

Sumo's popularity abroad has exploded over the past few years. That's due in large part to recent changes making it possible to watch bouts in real time. A greater level of awareness of sumo has caused a spike in tourist demand for access to the sport. ...

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

Soccer Apr 23, 2019

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus. If ever there was a need to emphasize Cristiano Ronaldo's impact as a soccer player, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner did it again last weekend ...

Rugby star Christian Wade chases NFL dream

More Sports / Football Apr 9, 2019

Rugby star Christian Wade chases NFL dream

Former England and Wasps wing Christian Wade has signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills as he pursues his dream of forging a career in the NFL, the team announced on Monday. Wade shocked English rugby last year after announcing his plans to switch sports ...

Teenager Waka Sonoda taking aim at Olympic archery berth

More Sports Mar 29, 2019

Teenager Waka Sonoda taking aim at Olympic archery berth

As one of four women hoping to represent Japan at the World Archery Championships, 16-year-old Waka Sonoda is right on target to make her Olympic dreams a reality. Having started her athletic career by chance after she visited a local archery range with her mother, ...