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Wakamotoharu shoves out Takakeisho on Tuesday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Jan 17, 2024
Ozeki Takakeisho pulls out of New Year meet with neck injury
Takakeisho suffered the setback during his second-day victory over No. 1 maegashira Atamifuji on Monday at the 15-day meet at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Takakeisho is thrust out of the ring by Wakamotoharu (left) on the third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 16, 2024
Wakamotoharu defeats ozeki Takakeisho on Day 3 of basho
No. 1 maegashira Wakamotoharu was the man of the hour on a day of surprises Tuesday when sumo's top four wrestlers were all put under the gun.
Yokozuna-hopeful Kirishima (right) during a training session in Tokyo earlier this month.
Jan 12, 2024
Winds of change swirl at the top of sumo ahead of New Year meet
Kirishima has his sights set on promotion to yokozuna, while major questions surround injury-plagued Terunofuji.
Kirishima waves to fans as he celebrates his second Emperor's Cup, in Fukuoka last month.
Dec 6, 2023
Wild 2023 the storm before the calm for Japan’s national sport
The sport finished on a high this year, setting up enticing possibilities for 2024 as several potential stars emerge.
Kirishima has had injury woes of his own since earning promotion to ozeki following the May meet, but with 11 wins or better in four of six tournaments this year, and two Emperor’s Cup wins since March, his stock is rising quickly.
Nov 29, 2023
Kirishima takes Emperor’s Cup and yokozuna hopes from Takakeisho
As Takakeisho heads back to the starting line, Kirishima steps into the spotlight and will feature in most sumo-related content in the near term.
Kirishima capped his season Sunday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with his second Emperor's Cup.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 26, 2023
Kirishima beats Takakeisho to claim second Emperor's Cup
Kirishima defeated fellow ozeki Takakeisho in the final bout of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Kotonowaka pushes Takakeisho out of the ring to keep pace with the leaders at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday in Fukuoka.
Nov 22, 2023
Kotonowaka beats Takakeisho to remain among leaders
The sekiwake improved to 9-2, leaving him in a three-way tie with ozeki Kirishima and No. 8 maegashira Atamifuji at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.
Takakeisho (seated, left) following his loss to Asanoyama on Sunday in Fukuoka.
Nov 22, 2023
Takakeisho falters as sumo’s wait for next superstar continues
The good news for Takakeisho is that slip-ups elsewhere mean he remains in the title race.
Takakeisho (right) battles Asanoyama at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Sunday. Asanoyama beat Takakeisho to drop the yokozuna aspirant to 5-3.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 19, 2023
Asanoyama stuns Takakeisho in return from injury
The current No. 1 maegashira, who sat out the first seven days with a calf problem, inflicted one of several Day 8 upsets in Fukuoka.
Ura (behind) hands the previously undefeated Kotonowaka his first loss on Saturday in Fukuoka during the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 18, 2023
Takakeisho and Kotonowaka beaten on day of upsets in Kyushu
The first week of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center wrapped up with Kotonowaka, ozeki Hoshoryu and No. 14 Ichiyamamoto tied at 6-1.
No. 2 maegashira wrestler Meisei (right) beat ozeki Takakeisho on Wednesday in Fukuoka.
Nov 15, 2023
Local favorite Meisei upsets yokozuna-hopeful Takakeisho
Meisei, a native of Kagoshima Prefecture in southern Kyushu, picked up his first win of the 15-day meet.
Takakeisho (left) wins his opening-day bout on Sunday in Fukuoka. The Hyogo Prefecture native is nearing a promotion to yokozuna.
Nov 15, 2023
Top wrestlers' hot starts set stage for dramatic Kyushu tourney
The opening three days of action at the Fukuoka International Center has seen the six highest-ranked wrestlers that are taking part go a combined 17-1.
Ozeki Takakeisho (left) battles Shodai on Day 2 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Monday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 13, 2023
Sumo: Takakeisho stays on track with tough Day 2 win over Shodai
Takekeisho improved to 2-0 after a tough bout against Shodai.
Ozeki Hoshoryu is a match for anyone in sumo despite his occasional bouts with inconsistency.
Nov 10, 2023
Young ozeki duo may be ready to step into spotlight at Kyushu Basho
Kirishima and Hoshoryu have generated much of the excitement in Japan’s national sport over the past 12 months.
Takakeisho celebrates with the trophy after winning the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sept. 24.
Oct 26, 2023
Takakeisho heads to Kyushu Basho with yokozuna promotion in sight
The 27-year-old has put himself in line for elevation to the sport’s highest rank following the upcoming Kyushu meet.
Takakeisho's (right) henka against Atamifuji in Sunday's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament title playoff drew significant ire from sumo fans.
Sep 27, 2023
Frustrating September tournament contained silver linings
The worst possible outcome for a playoff has set up an even more intriguing storyline for the final grand tournament of the year in November.
Takakeisho (center) celebrates after winning the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday.
Sep 25, 2023
Takakeisho says feeling of responsibility helped him win title
Takakeisho became the second ozeki to lift the cup straight after missing the entirety of the previous meet.
Takakeisho defeated Atamifuji (right) in the title match on Day 15 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sunday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 24, 2023
Takakeisho beats Atamifuji in playoff for fourth title
Had he prevailed, Atamifuji would have become the third-youngest Emperor's Cup winner since sumo adopted its current format in 1958.
Atamifuji resisting the attack of Abi (right) on Day 14 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Saturday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 24, 2023
Upstart Atamifuji regains outright lead on penultimate day
Contesting just his second makuuchi division tournament as a No. 15 maegashira, the 21-year-old from Shizuoka Prefecture became the sole leader at 11-3.
Takakeisho (right) takes on Atamifuji during the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Friday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 22, 2023
Takakeisho overpowers Atamifuji to take share of lead
Takakeisho inched closer to his fourth Emperor's Cup by forcing out the upstart No. 15 maegashira.


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