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SPRING GRAND SUMO TOURNAMENT

Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 12, 2023
Tobizaru upsets lone ozeki Takakeisho to open Spring Basho
Takakeisho, the highest-ranked wrestler in Osaka due to yokozuna Terunofuji's absence, can secure promotion to sumo's top rank by winning a fourth Emperor's Cup this month.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 10, 2023
Yokozuna promotion appears within Takakeisho's grasp at Spring Basho
Reaching sumo’s highest rank is one of the toughest challenges in all of sport, but the odds of Takakeisho achieving it later this month appear good.
Japan Times
SUMO
Feb 28, 2023
Kinbozan to fly flag for Kazakhstan in sumo's elite division
The 192-centimeter, 174-kilogram grappler is scheduled to debut in the top division as a No. 14 maegashira at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka.
Japan Times
SUMO
Feb 5, 2023
Takakeisho vows to stay strong in yokozuna promotion bid
After winning the New Year meet on Jan. 22, Takakeisho resumed training nine days later and has worked foremost on building his physical strength.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 30, 2022
Wakatakakage continues sumo's surprise-champion trend
The spring meet of 2022 has continued a trend of photo finishes and thrilling tournaments.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 28, 2022
Wakatakakage exceeded his own expectations during run to first Emperor's Cup
Wakatakakage became the first newly promoted sekiwake to win a grand sumo tournament in 86 years.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 27, 2022
Wakatakakage outlasts Takayasu in playoff thriller to win Osaka Basho
With both men fighting for a maiden championship, Wakatakakage earned a last-gasp victory in a thrilling playoff bout.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 26, 2022
Takayasu falls to give sumo title rival Wakatakakage new life
The title race was whittled down to three contenders after 14 days in Osaka, with former ozeki Takayasu and new sekiwake Wakatakakage joined by No. 6 maegashira Kotonowaka.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 25, 2022
Takayasu gets 12th win as he regains sole lead in Spring Basho
Takayasu, who has long excelled at moving laterally, repeatedly outflanked his opponent, seized a belt hold and finished off the ozeki with a slick overarm throw.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 24, 2022
Co-leaders Takayasu and Wakatakakage remain on top after 12th day in Osaka
Former ozeki Takayasu and new sekiwake Wakatakakage each defeated a title rival to remain tied for the lead.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 23, 2022
Takayasu chases long-awaited first title at unpredictable Osaka Basho
With yokozuna Terunofuji out and most of the leading pack in Osaka having never tasted glory at a basho, the chances of a first-time title winner emerging in Kansai appear high.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 23, 2022
Sekiwake Wakatakakage seizes share of lead in Osaka
Wakatakakage improved to 6-2 in his career against former ozeki Takayasu and both have 10-1 records after 11 days of the 15-day meet at Edion Arena Osaka.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 22, 2022
Takayasu wins 10th straight as ozeki Mitakeumi suffers second defeat
The sole leader was made to work hard against the nephew of former Mongolian yokozuna Asashoryu at Edion Arena Osaka in a battle lasting 71 seconds.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 21, 2022
Takayasu maintains slim advantage over rivals at Spring Basho
With the sport's sole yokozuna, Terunofuji, pulling out Friday due to multiple leg injuries, the title race appears wide open at Edion Arena Osaka.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 20, 2022
Unbeaten Takayasu maintains outright lead in Osaka after Day 8
Fighting as a No. 7 maegashira, the former ozeki became the first wrestler to secure a winning record for the 15-day tournament at Edion Arena Osaka.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 19, 2022
Takayasu stays one win ahead of pack in Osaka sumo tourney
Takayasu improved to a perfect 7-0 to finish the first week of the 15-day tournament at Edion Arena Osaka as the only unbeaten competitor.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 18, 2022
Takayasu maintains perfect record on Day 6 of Spring Basho
Yokozuna Terunofuji pulled out of the meet earlier in the day due to injuries.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 18, 2022
Injured yokozuna Terunofuji pulls out of Spring Basho
The injury withdrawal is Terunofuji's first in his four tournaments as a yokozuna.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 17, 2022
Tamawashi upends Terunofuji again as Takayasu grabs lead at Spring Grand Sumo Tournament
The sport's lone yokozuna was beaten by No. 2 maegashira Tamawashi for the second straight tournament.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 16, 2022
Yokozuna Terunofuji gets badly needed win to stay close to leaders
New ozeki Mitakeumi and former ozeki Takayasu share the lead at 4-0 after six wrestlers started Wednesday with unbeaten records.

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