Sumo: Onosho Upsets Harumafuji, Remains Perfect At Autumn Tourney

Sumo: Onosho upsets Harumafuji, remains perfect at Autumn tourney

Up-and-coming Onosho upset Harumafuji in his first match against a yokozuna on Thursday, becoming the only wrestler with a perfect 5-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

The 21-year-old No. 3 maegashira dodged the Mongolian grand champion's forceful shoves and got him off balance before slapping him down into a forward somersault on the raised dohyo ring on the fifth day of the 15-day tourney at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Sumo: Ozeki Takayasu, Maegashira Ura Withdraw From Autumn Tourney

Sumo: Ozeki Takayasu, maegashira Ura withdraw from Autumn tourney

Ozeki Takayasu withdrew from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, joining the mounting casualty list of top makuuchi division wrestlers.

The 27-year-old at sumo's second-highest rank injured his right thigh in Monday's loss against komusubi Tamawashi and has decided to pull out of the 15-day meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan, forfeiting his third-day bout against Hokutofuji.

Sumo: Harumafuji 2-0 At Autumn Tourney, Mixed Fates For 3 Ozeki

Sumo: Harumafuji 2-0 at Autumn tourney, mixed fates for 3 ozeki

Harumafuji, the lone yokozuna competing at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, won for the second day in a row Monday, but the fates of the three ozeki were mixed, Goeido being the only one able to claim victory.

Terunofuji, who along with Goeido is a "kadoban" ozeki threatened with demotion with a losing record, and Takayasu, looking for his first championship, both lost to lower-ranked grapplers on the second day of the 15-day meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Sumo: Lone Yokozuna Harumafuji Starts Autumn Tourney With Victory

Sumo: Lone yokozuna Harumafuji starts Autumn tourney with victory

Harumafuji got off to a winning start as the only yokozuna standing at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a convincing win against komusubi Tochiozan on Sunday.

With grand champions Hakuho -- the winner of the Summer tourney in July -- Kisenosato and Kakuryu all missing from this basho due to injuries, Harumafuji has been singlehandedly left to uphold the reputation of sumo's highest rank.

Sumo: Hakuho Also Withdraws From Autumn Tourney, 3rd Yokozuna Out

Sumo: Hakuho also withdraws from Autumn tourney, 3rd yokozuna out

Hakuho on Friday pulled out of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way Sunday due to pain in his left knee, becoming the third yokozuna to withdraw from the meet after Kisenosato and Kakuryu.

Based on official records kept by the Japan Sumo Association since the Showa era (1926-1989), it is the first time for three grand champions to miss the opening day of a tourney.

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu Pull Out Of Autumn Tourney

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu pull out of autumn tourney

Yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu have pulled out of the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries, their respective stablemasters said Thursday.

The announcement of their withdrawal, which came three days before the start of the meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, once again dashed fans' hopes of seeing all four grand champions compete from the start to end of a single basho.

Sumo: Hakuho Says Nagoya Tourney "unforgettable," Expects More Wins

Sumo: Hakuho says Nagoya tourney

Yokozuna Hakuho, who captured a record 39th career title at the just-ended Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, said Monday the reality of having won the championship and made multiple record-breaking feats along the way has finally sunk in.

Speaking at the traditional day-after victory press conference following the 15-day meet at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Hakuho said he is nowhere near the end and will continue to put up numbers expected of a grand champion.

Sumo: Harumafuji Hands Kisenosato First Thrashing At Spring Tourney

Sumo: Harumafuji hands Kisenosato first annihilation at Spring competition

Yokozuna Harumafuji sent Kisenosato tumbling down the ring to his first thrashing as yokozuna - and left him with a damage - on Friday, the thirteenth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where ozeki Terunofuji now imparts the lead likewise to one defeat.

Harumafuji (10-3) left Kisenosato reeling with a solid low charge and the Mongolian didn't let his adversary move out, pounding the debutant yokozuna out and off the ring in the day's last bout.

Sumo: Mongolian Yokozuna Off To Winning Start At New Year Tourney

Sumo: Mongolian yokozuna off to winning start at New Year tourneySumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Japan's emperor and empress.
Kakuryu, who won his third career title in most-recent November tourney, was never troubled against Tochinoshin, latching onto a left overarm belt hold before sending the Georgian komusubi sprawling with a pulling throw for his 20th win in their career 21 meetings.

Goeido Stays Unbeaten With 9th Win In Autumn Tourney

Goeido stays unbeaten with 9th win in Autumn tourneyA day after earning the win that assured he would keep his rank, ozeki Goeido kept up his charge toward a more lofty objective — a first grand tournament title.
Goeido bulled out burly No. 5 maegashira Aoiyama to remain unbeaten at 9-0, while yokozuna Harumafuji and No. 14 maegashira Endo stayed one win off the lead after ninth-day action Monday in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Largest Open Karate Tourney In Alabama Taking Place

Largest Open Karate Tourney In Alabama Taking PlaceThe Department of Leisure Services and Mike Culbreth’s School of World Yoshukai Karate will host the 37th Annual Southern Region Open Karate Tournament that is held in conjunction with the National Peanut Festival. The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Dothan Civic Center. This is the largest open karate tournament in the State of Alabama.

Injured Hakuho To Miss Tourney

Injured Hakuho to miss tourneyYokozuna Hakuho said Thursday he will not take part in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, which starts Sunday in Tokyo, because of injuries.
His preparation for the tournament was substantially delayed because of an old injury to his left knee and pain in his right leg, which he injured during the previous tournament in Nagoya.