Sumo Feb 2, 2016

Terunofuji to enter Spring Basho

Ozeki Terunofuji, who pulled out of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a broken right collar bone and damaged meniscus in his left knee, said Tuesday he will return to the ring for the Spring Basho in March. The 24-year-old completed a physical at ...

Terunofuji loses again;  title still up for grabs

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 25, 2015

Terunofuji loses again; title still up for grabs

Kisenosato condemned overnight leader and fellow ozeki Terunofuji to his second consecutive defeat on Friday to throw the title race open with two days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kakuryu took full advantage of Terunofuji's loss in the day's last bout as ...

Terunofuji handed first tourney defeat

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 24, 2015

Terunofuji handed first tourney defeat

Sekiwake Tochiozan upset the form chart by dealing rampant ozeki Terunofuji his first defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Tochiozan, who entered the day having lost all five of his career matches to the larger 23-year-old Mongolian, was put on the defensive ...

Terunofuji edges closer to taking Autumn Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 23, 2015

Terunofuji edges closer to taking Autumn Basho

Unbeaten Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji put on another sumo clinic to dismantle ozeki Kotoshogiku and maintain his slender lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. The summer champion proved to be an immovable object as Kotoshogiku (8-3) repeatedly tried to belly him toward the ...

Terunofuji keeps lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 22, 2015

Terunofuji keeps lead

Terunofuji remained the man to beat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday as the Mongolian ozeki defeated Tamawashi in an absorbing contest to remain one win clear at 10-0 heading into the final stretch of the 15-day Tokyo meet. No. 12 maegashira Ikioi ...

Unbeaten Terunofuji gathers momentum

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2015

Unbeaten Terunofuji gathers momentum

Terunofuji's bid to capture his second title in three meets continued to gather pace as the Mongolian ozeki defeated compatriot Ichinojo at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Summer champion Terunofuji was in total control in the day's penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, wrapping ...

Terunofuji exhibits poise

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2015

Terunofuji exhibits poise

Ozeki Terunofuji outlasted Myogiryu to secure a majority of wins and keep sole possession of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Myogiryu (5-3) showed nifty footwork and edged Terunofuji to the bales after twice being lifted off his feet at Tokyo's ...

Terunofuji maintains top spot

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2015

Terunofuji maintains top spot

Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji outmuscled winless No. 2 maegashira Sadanofuji on Saturday to retain sole possession of the lead at the end of the first week of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. After a brief exchange of thrusts, Terunofuji and Sadanofuji got locked in a mid-ring ...

Terunofuji grabs sole possession of first place

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2015

Terunofuji grabs sole possession of first place

Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji turned the tables on komusubi Tochinoshin on Friday to grab sole possession of the lead on the sixth day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Aiming for his second Emperor's Cup after winning his maiden championship title at the Summer ...

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 25, 2015

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved within one win of extending his all-time record of career titles to 35 on Saturday with a demolition of nemesis Kisenosato on the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. But yokozuna rival Kakuryu bounced back from his second defeat ...