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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.
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.
Former yokozuna Hakuho, seen in Iwate Prefecture on Feb. 18, was demoted by the Japan Sumo Association on Friday.
SUMO
Feb 23, 2024
JSA demotes former yokozuna Hakuho over protege's violence
Sumo's governing body decided Friday to demote former yokozuna Hakuho over repeated violence by his 22-year-old protege Hokuseiho.
Hokuseiho leaves the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo after a meeting with the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday.
SUMO
Feb 22, 2024
Sumo great Hakuho facing demotion over protege's alleged bullying
The JSA will hold an emergency board meeting on Friday to discuss the recommendation that the Mongolian-born protege, Hokuseiho, retire.
Corey Morrison (back center) and Siggy Sauer (front, center) at Asakayama stable. While pathways into ōzumo have become more streamlined in recent years, stables are still remarkably willing to let amateurs show up and train with the superstars of the sport.
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Feb 21, 2024
Texan newcomer helps dispel the myth that sumo is a closed world
While pathways into sumo have become more streamlined in recent years, stables are still remarkably willing to let amateurs show up and train superstars.
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.
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.
Sumo wrestler Kotonowaka (center) accepts his promotion to the sport's second-highest rank of ozeki during a ceremony at the Sadogatake stable in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday. Sitting next to him is his father and stablemaster, Sadogatake.
SUMO
Jan 31, 2024
Kotonowaka promotion approved by Japan Sumo Association
The 26-year-old from Chiba Prefecture comes from a sumo family.

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