May 18, 2013
Yokozuna Hakuho and the ozeki pair of Kisenosato and Kakuryu completed the first seven days of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on May 18 without a blemish.
May 17, 2013
Yokozuna Hakuho and the ozeki pair of Kisenosato and Kakuryu continued to dominate at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on May 17 in Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, keeping their...
May 14, 2013
Former yokozuna Kitanoumi doesn't scare easily, but even the big man avoids a dark area of Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.
May 13, 2013
Unpredictable yokozuna Harumafuji stumbled out of the ring for his first defeat just two days into the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan arena on May 13,...
May 12, 2013
Defending champion Hakuho and all of the top wrestlers made it through the first day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with flying colors on May 12 at Tokyo's Ryogoku...
May 03, 2013
KAGAMINO, Okayama Prefecture--A rookie won the annual “onna zumo” (women’s sumo) tournament here on May 1 following a series of fierce battles among competitors ranging...
April 04, 2013
One-time disgraced makuuchi division wrestler Sokokurai will be returning to the raised ring after the Japan Sumo Association overturned his 2011 banishment over alleged match...
March 16, 2013
Mongolia's Hakuho made it seven wins in as many days on March 16 as he led the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament into its second week with a two-bout advantage over his toughest...
January 21, 2013
With his handsome face and unrivaled strength, the legendary yokozuna Taiho was a natural hero for the early years of sumo broadcasts on TVs across the nation.
January 19, 2013
Former sumo grand champion Taiho, whose 32 championships are the most in the history of Japan's ancient sport, has died at age 72.
November 27, 2012
Longtime sumo fans will never forget the 1961 Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. It was the one in which ozeki Kashiwado (1938-1996) and Taiho were both recognized for promotion to...
November 12, 2012
New yokozuna Harumafuji's winning streak came to an abrupt end at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Nov. 12 as top rank-and-filer Okinoumi tossed him out of the dohyo.
September 29, 2012
A ceremony marking the promotion of sumo wrestler Harumafuji to the highest-ranked yokozuna, or grand champion, was held in the Meijijingu shrine in Tokyo on Sept. 28.
September 28, 2012
"Taiho wouldn't have existed without Kashiwado," said Koki Naya, the legendary retired yokozuna Taiho, in mourning the death of his greatest rival, Kashiwado, in 1996.
July 22, 2012
Ozeki Harumafuji won the first final-day showdown between an unbeaten ozeki and yokozuna--and the first duel of unbeaten wrestlers on the final day in 29 years--by pushing...
July 19, 2012
The title race at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament narrowed to yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Harumafuji on July 19, with both still unbeaten as they round the corner into the last...
July 18, 2012
Mongolian rivals Hakuho and Harumafuji pulled one more step ahead of the rest of the pack at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 18, staying unbeaten after 11 days as...
July 17, 2012
Mongolians Hakuho and Harumafuji moved into double digits with their 10th wins at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 17, as ozeki Baruto retreated to his third loss.
July 12, 2012
Yokozuna Hakuho and the ozeki duo of Baruto and Harumafuji continued to set the pace at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with their fifth wins on July 12.
July 11, 2012
Yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki veterans Baruto and Harumafuji dominated their matches to remain unbeaten July 11 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, but ozekis Kisenosato and...