Shoma Uno Wins Second Straight World Title Despite Free Skate Struggles
Although he wasn't at his best, Shoma Uno showed the heart of a champion, finding a way to win. His strong program...
Daieisho Moves Closer to Claiming Second Emperor's Cup at the Spring Basho
The komusubi grappler ended the Spring Basho title hopes of rank-and-filer Midorifuji, who lost for the fourth day in a row.
EDITORIAL | World Baseball Classic Reminds Japan of the Pure Joy Baseball Can Deliver
The games at the 2023 World Baseball Classic were of such high caliber that they conveyed the inherent joy of baseball at...
Sumo/ 1 week ago
Abi Takes Down Takakeisho to Damage the Ozeki's Promotion Hopes
With two losses already, ozeki grappler Takakeisho finds himself with his back to the wall in the 15-day Spring Basho in...
[ODDS and EVENS] Samurai Japan Savored the WBC Pool B Joyride, but From Now Every Game's 'Do or Die'
For Samurai Japan, impressive wins over China, South Korea, the Czech Republic and Australia underscore the team's tremendous talent and roster...
Takakeisho Posts Key Spring Basho Win over Shodai to Keep Pace with the Leaders
A loss to the former ozeki would have been a huge setback for the promotion-chasing ozeki Takakeisho in the 15-day Spring...
Former NL Cy Young Award Winner Trevor Bauer Signs with BayStars
Trevor Bauer, who was suspended by Major League Baseball in 2022 after a domestic violence investigation, won 10 or more games...
Takakeisho Rebounds from Opening-Day Loss with Clutch Win over Tamawashi
Ozeki grappler Takakeisho needed to get in the win column and was all business against the Mongolian on the second day...
Shohei Ohtani Belts First WBC Homer as Japan Beats Australia and Improves to 4-0
Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani connected for a towering home run in the first inning that set the pace for Samurai Japan...
Tobizaru Stuns Promotion-Chasing Takakeisho on Opening Day of Spring Basho
Sumo's Flying Monkey posted his third consecutive win over ozeki Takakeisho in the day's final bout at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.
Features/ 2 weeks ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Naoya Inoue Puts Reputation on the Line in Latest Title Quest
Facing American WBC and WBO champion Stephen Fulton in his first bout as a super bantamweight presents challenges and intrigue for...
Roki Sasaki Earns the Win in WBC Debut to Commemorate 3/11 Disaster
Hard-throwing right-hander Roki Sasaki, who is from Iwate Prefecture, helped Japan reach the quarterfinals with a 10-2 win over the Czech...
Takakeisho Aiming to Bolster Yokozuna Promotion Chances at Spring Basho
Ozeki grappler Takakeisho will need to capture the March tournament title to convince sumo officials he's worthy of promotion to the...