Hakuho Remains Sole Leader In Kyushu Tournament

Hakuho remains sole leader in Kyushu tournament

In the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, Yokozuna Hakuho remains the sole leader at the halfway point.

Hakuho forced out rank-and-file opponent Tamawashi on Sunday. The Grand Champion leads the tourney with one loss.

Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament Opens

Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament opens

The Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament opened on Sunday in the city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan.

One of the wrestlers drawing much attention is Takakeisho, who has just returned to the second-highest rank of Ozeki. He started the tournament with a win.

Woods Starts At Top In 1st Pga Japan Tournament

Woods starts at top in 1st PGA Japan tournament

American star golfer Tiger Woods has shot nine birdies to share the top position on the opening round of the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan.

More than 18,000 spectators gathered at a golf course in Inzai City, near Tokyo, on Thursday to see Woods and 77 other top golfers. Woods is playing in Japan for the first time in 13 years.

Nagoya Sumo Tournament Opens

Nagoya sumo tournament opens

The July Grand Sumo Tournament opened on Sunday in the central Japanese city of Nagoya.

Yokozuna Grand Champion Hakuho returned to the ring after skipping the May tournament due to an injury.

Trump Presents Trophy At Sumo Tournament

Trump presents trophy at sumo tournament

US President Donald Trump presented "The United States President's Cup" trophy to the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday.

Trump, the first state guest of the new Reiwa era, had earlier played golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and professional golfer Isao Aoki at a course in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.

Asanoyama Wins First Sumo Tournament

Asanoyama wins first sumo tournament

In sumo, rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama has clinched his first tournament title.

Asanoyama beat ozeki champion Goeido on day 14 of the Summer Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo on Saturday. He had been the sole leader going into the bout, with two losses.

Hakuho Wins 42nd Sumo Tournament

Hakuho wins 42nd sumo tournament

Sumo grand champion Hakuho clinched his 42nd title in the spring tournament in Osaka on Sunday. The Mongolian yokozuna beat another grand champion, Kakuryu, in the final bout.

Hakuho finished with a perfect record. Rank-and-file wrestler Ichinojo followed with 14 wins and one loss.

Habu Wins Nhk Shogi Tournament, Sets New Record

Habu wins NHK shogi tournament, sets new record

Professional player Yoshiharu Habu has won the NHK Cup TV Tournament for shogi, or Japanese chess, setting a new record of 45 official competition victories.

The ninth-dan shogi master beat Masataka Goda, who also holds the highest rank, in the final aired on Sunday.

Japan Soccer League To Launch Esports Tournament

Japan soccer league to launch esports tournament

Japan's professional football league will launch an esports league this year in cooperation with a major videogame maker, Konami Digital Entertainment.

J.League and the company announced on Friday that they will co-host the tournament, which will take place in July.

Tamawashi Wins First Sumo Tournament

Tamawashi wins first sumo tournament

In sumo, Tamawashi, a third-ranked Sekiwake wrestler from Mongolia, has clinched his first title.

Tamawashi beat rank-and-file wrestler Endo on the final day of the New Year tournament in Tokyo on Sunday.

Kisenosato Attends Event Ahead Of Tournament

Kisenosato attends event ahead of tournament

In sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Kisenosato has attended an event to pray for the safety and success of the New Year tournament that kicks off in Tokyo on Sunday.

Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku attended the event held on the eve of each tournament as well as high-ranking wrestlers, including Takakeisho, who was promoted to the third-highest rank of Sekiwake after winning the last tournament in November.