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SPRING GRAND SUMO TOURNAMENT

On the amateur circuit, domestic tournaments such as the Dream Girls Cup, which took place in Tokyo last month, have generated significant publicity for youth sumo.
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 6, 2024
Sumo's popularity is booming. The recruitment of new pros is not.
Sumo is not immune to the labor shortages plaguing the rest of aging Japan.
Terunofuji receives the Emperor's Cup after winning the New Year Basho at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 28.
SUMO
Feb 26, 2024
Terunofuji sets sights on claiming 10th title at Spring Basho
Terunofuji lifted his ninth Emperor's Cup in January and has frequently stated his goal of reaching double-digit championships.
Onosato (top) battles Tamawashi during the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament last month in Tokyo.
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Feb 7, 2024
In the world of sumo, a mock draft reflects the sport's generational shift
Here's a look at who might go No. 1 overall if sumo's stables conducted a North American-style draft.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 29, 2023
Kiribayama’s victory raises possibility of historic double promotion
The Spring Basho winner is the man best positioned to take advantage of what's likely to be a liberal promotion atmosphere for the foreseeable future.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 27, 2023
Spring champion Kiribayama turns focus toward earning promotion to ozeki
Kiribayama appears to be in a good position to achieve the Japan Sumo Association's benchmark of 33 wins across three tournaments for promotion to ozeki.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 26, 2023
Kiribayama beats Daieisho in playoff to claim Spring Basho
The Mongolian sekiwake prevailed in their scheduled meeting to create a 12-3 deadlock in the title race and force the tiebreaking match.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 25, 2023
Daieisho beats Midorifuji to take one-win lead into into final day
Powerful pusher and thruster Daieisho was in control from the jump, knocking Midorifuji back to the edge and shoving him down before he could react.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 25, 2023
Daieisho grabs outright lead after Midorifuji's third loss in a row
Sekiwake Kiribayama and komusubi Wakamotoharu racked up wins to stay in the title race, joining Midorifuji on the second rung of the leaderboard at 10-3.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 23, 2023
Midorifuji takes second loss and now tied for lead with Daieisho
Unbeaten through the first 10 days at Edion Arena Osaka, No. 5 maegashira Midorifuji suffered a consecutive defeat courtesy of sekiwake Wakatakakage.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 23, 2023
Sumo's second division takes center stage in Osaka
Jūryō outshines a top division lacking stars and excitement.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 20, 2023
Midorifuji slips past Ura to maintain perfect record at Spring Grand Sumo Tournament
The diminutive Midorifuji (9-0) faced a difficult opponent in the shape of stocky No. 8 rank-and-filer Ura (5-4).
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 19, 2023
Midorifuji keeps outright lead on Day 8 of Spring meet
The Shizuoka Prefecture native said he has been receiving strong support — along with some gentle ribbing — from his stablemate, yokozuna Terunofuji.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 18, 2023
Midorifuji leads as Osaka tournament left without ozeki or yokozuna after Takakeisho's withdrawal
The 15-day tournament at Edion Arena Osaka is now the first since the start of Showa Era in 1926 to be contested without a wrestler from sumo's top two ranks after Takakeisho's withdrawal.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 18, 2023
Takakeisho withdraws from Spring Tournament
With sole yokozuna Terunofuji skipping the 15-day event, it becomes the first grand tournament in the postwar period to be contested without wrestlers from the sport's top two ranks.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 17, 2023
Takakeisho's promotion bid in jeopardy after loss to Mitakeumi
With lone yokozuna Terunofuji still sidelined following surgery, the 15-day tournament has so far been marked by underwhelming performances from wrestlers among the top ranks.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 16, 2023
Takakeisho bounces back and four others remain unbeaten at Spring Basho
Takakeisho, who can reach the sport's highest rank with one more title, is the highest-ranked wrestler at this tournament while Terunofuji is out of action.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 15, 2023
Abi deals blow to Takakeisho's yokozuna promotion hopes
No. 5 Midorifuji, No. 7 Takayasu, No. 10 Nishikifuji and top-tier makuuchi debutant No. 15 Hokuseiho all earned their fourth wins to join Daieisho as co-leaders.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 15, 2023
Pressure back on JSA to reconnect with fans as pandemic ends
After nearly three years of restrictions, there are plenty of ways for sumo officials to widen the sport's audience both domestically and globally.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 14, 2023
Takakeisho win puts yokozuna promotion bid on track
After the komusubi quartet began the tournament with perfect records, two suffered their first defeats.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 14, 2023
Ozeki Takakeisho bounces back on Day 2 of Spring tournament
None of the three wrestlers at the third-highest rank, sekiwake, remain unbeaten following Kiribayama's upset loss to No. 1 maegashira Shodai.

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