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Japan's only homegrown sumo champ bows out in tears

Apo - The only Japanese-born grand champion or "yokozuna" in sumo tearfully insisted he had "no regrets" as he announced his retirement Wednesday after a disastrous run of form and injury.

Venezuela's sumo novices gird loins against economic crisis

Caracas - Their physique may be a far cry from the celebrated bulk of Japan's mammoth fighters, but athletes like Walter Rivas are beginning to make a name for themselves -- and the noble sport of sumo wrestling -- in Venezuela.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

Apo - A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she lodged a formal protest."I won't give up this time around...

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

Apo - A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest."I won't give up this time around ...

Girls banned from Japan sumo event amid sexism uproar

Apo - Japan's sumo association came under fire for sexism again on Thursday after requesting girls be prevented from participating in events showcasing the traditional sport.

Sumo chief sorry after women attempting CPR ordered out of ring

Apo - The head of Japan's sumo association has apologised after women attempting to perform CPR during a medical emergency Wednesday were repeatedly asked to leave a sumo ring.

Sumo champs perform New Year ritual after scandal-hit 2017

Toukyo - Sumo's three grand champions clapped their hands and stamped their feet in a traditional New Year offering to the Shinto gods Tuesday, as the sport seeks to turn the page on a scandal-hit 2017.

Sumo wrestler and stable master 'to pay damages over abuse'

Toukyo - A sumo wrestler and his stable master have been ordered to pay more than $287,000 to a fellow grappler for daily abuse which led to loss of sight in one of the man's eyes, news reports said.

Sumo wrestler Kakury┼ź Rikisabur┼Ź: circle in the sand

Tokyo - Every summer In Japan, the Thunder Gods roar to life in the Grand Imperial Shinto Rite known to the outside world as sumo.
 

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