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SPRING GRAND SUMO TOURNAMENT

Onosato (right) defeats Abi during their bout at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka in March.
SUMO
May 10, 2024
Onosato in position to use Summer Basho as springboard to stardom
The race for glory in the upcoming meet appears destined to be led by two men who have yet to win the Emperor’s Cup.
Takerufuji receives the Emperor's Cup at Edion Arena Osaka on Sunday.
SUMO / Inside Sumo
Mar 26, 2024
Takerufuji’s triumph is one for the ages
The Isegahama stable rookie arguably achieved one of most surprising sporting victories of all time.
Takerufuji compiled a 13-2 record in Osaka to become the first wrestler since Ryogoku in 1914 to win his maiden 15-day competition in the top division.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 24, 2024
Takerufuji makes sumo history as first rookie top-division winner since 1914
The 24-year-old won his first Emperor's Cup faster than any wrestler since sumo adopted the calendar of six annual grand tournaments.
Asanoyama (right) defeats top-division debutant Takerufuji, ensuring that the title in Osaka comes down to the final day on Sunday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 23, 2024
Asanoyama pauses rookie Takerufuji's historic title bid
An apparent injury suffered by the top-division rookie has further clouded his attempt at history.
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.
With 56 of his first 66 career wins coming via sumo’s two most fundamental techniques (namely frontal push out and frontal force out), Takerufuji utilizes a straight-ahead traditional style that is sure to endear him to purists.
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 21, 2024
Red-hot rookie Takerufuji off to historic start in Osaka tourney
In remaining unbeaten over the meet’s first 11 days, Takerufuji equaled all-time great Taiho’s record for the best-ever start for a debutant.
No. 17 maegashira Takerufuji (top) forces out ozeki Kotonowaka on Day 11 of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka on Wednesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 20, 2024
Takerufuji ties Taiho's top-tier rookie win streak record of 11
The 24-year-old defeated his fellow title rival and ozeki Kotonowaka at Edion Arena Osaka.
Takerufuji (left) pushes Onosato out of the ring at Edion Arena on Tuesday in Osaka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 19, 2024
Top-division rookie Takerufuji continues unbeaten march
The No. 17 maegashira from the Isegahama stable improved to 10-0 with an impressive push-out victory.
Takerufuji (left) pushes Ryuden over the straw bales on Sunday in Osaka, becoming the first wrestler to secure a winning record by improving to 8-0 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 17, 2024
Rookie Takerufuji keeps outright lead and claims winning record
Fighting as a No. 17 maegashira, the 24-year-old from the Isegahama stable became the first wrestler to secure a winning record by improving to 8-0.
Takanosho shoves out Kirishima on Saturday in Osaka, continuing the ozeki's run of bad form during the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 16, 2024
Kirishima slumps to 2-5 as Osaka tourney proceeds without Terunofuji
The action inside the ring at Edion Arena Osaka was overshadowed by the withdrawal of lone yokozuna Terunofuji due to injury.
Terunofuji, who has long-standing knee issues as well as back pain, withdrew from the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.
SUMO
Mar 16, 2024
Terunofuji pulls out of Spring Basho over health issues
Injury-plagued yokozuna Terunofuji withdrew from the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday due to lower back pain and other health problems.
Terunofuji, who has long-standing knee issues as well as back pain, has been far from his best this month in Osaka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 15, 2024
Terunofuji loses third in a row as prospects Onosato and Takerufuji lead
Terunofuji won his ninth Emperor's Cup in January but the Mongolian-born yokozuna has been far from his best this month.
Terunofuji leaves the arena after suffering his third loss of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Thursday.
SUMO
Mar 14, 2024
Yokozuna Terunofuji slumps to third defeat at Spring Basho
The injury-prone yokozuna appeared unable to generate power through his legs as he was forced out by No. 3 maegashira Oho (2-3).
Terunofuji (left) was easily forced out by No. 2 maegashira Meisei at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Wednesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 13, 2024
Terunofuji falls to second loss as Kirishima remains winless
Terunofuji lacked tenacity at Edion Arena Osaka and was easily forced out by much smaller No. 2 maegashira Meisei.
Kirishima (behind) gets thrown down against Ura on Tuesday. The newly promoted ozeki's 0-3 start in Osaka has been one of the big disappointments of the tournament so far.
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 13, 2024
Scandal and poor starts have sumo in a rut in Osaka
While the meet has had a rocky first few days, one of the sport's most promising young wrestlers is proving to be a beacon of light on the horizon.
Wakamotoharu (right) defeats Takanosho on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Edion Arena Osaka on Tuesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 12, 2024
Wakamotoharu and Abi lead undefeated wrestlers in Osaka
Sekiwake Wakamotoharu and komusubi Abi remained the only wrestlers from sumo's four uppermost ranks to stay unbeaten at 3-0 Tuesday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.
Terunofuji (right) defeats Ura on the second day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Edion Arena Osaka on Monday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 11, 2024
Terunofuji avoids second loss on another day of upsets at Spring Basho
Following an opening day of upsets, big names continued to fall at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday.
Terunofuji forced Nishikigi to the brink of defeat, but simply could not put him away and paid the price as he started the 15-day meet at Edion Arena Osaka with a loss.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 10, 2024
Yokozuna Terunofuji suffers surprising opening-day defeat
Terunofuji forced komusubi Nishikigi to the brink of defeat, but simply could not put him away and paid the price.
Yokozuna Terunofuji will be aiming for his 10th Emperor’s Cup at the Spring Basho in Osaka.
SUMO
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.

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