Harumafuji overpowers Baruto

Jan 23, 2013

Harumafuji overpowers Baruto

Harumafuji took full advantage of injury-plagued Baruto to scalp his 10th straight victim at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. The once-embattled yokozuna continued his rampaging ways with a dismantling of the Estonian sekiwake to improve to 10-0 and remained on a ...

Harumafuji bulldozes over Goeido

Jan 22, 2013

Harumafuji bulldozes over Goeido

The verdict is in . . . well, almost. After his critics had begun singing a Harumafuji requiem, the Mongolian yokozuna chalked up his ninth straight win with a thumping of upstart Goeido at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Coming off ...

Yokozuna Harumafuji remains unbeaten

Jan 21, 2013

Yokozuna Harumafuji remains unbeaten

Yokozuna Harumafuji pulled out the howitzer for Brazilian big boy Kaisei on Saturday to retain his undefeated record on the seventh day of action at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji improved to 7-0 as the sole leader with yokozuna rival Hakuho stalking ...

Harumafuji stays ahead of pack at New Year basho

Jan 21, 2013

Harumafuji stays ahead of pack at New Year basho

Yokozuna Harumafuji gave Gagamaru a public flogging to remain the only unbeaten man standing after eight days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The Mongolian livewire continued to tame his detractors who have suggested he doesn’t have the right stuff to ...

Harumafuji settles into New Year groove

Jan 15, 2013

Harumafuji settles into New Year groove

Yokozuna Harumafuji uncorked a mortar round on would-be challenger Myogiryu to earn his second victory at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Rival yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, laid into the troublesome Aminishiki to stay on track in his bid for his second consecutive ...

Jan 14, 2013

Harumafuji makes flying start to New Year basho

Yokozuna Harumafuji dispensed with Tochiozan with minimal fuss on Sunday, getting off to a crackerjack start on the opening day of the 2013 New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji, who is trying to rebound from a 9-6 debacle in his debut at sumo’s highest ...

Mao comes through to win national title

Dec 24, 2012

Mao comes through to win national title

Mao Asada, Kanako Murakami and Akiko Suzuki were all named to compete at the world figure skating championships in March, the Japan Skating Federation said Sunday. Yuzuru Hanyu, who won his first national title a day earlier, Grand Prix Final winner Daisuke Takahashi and ...

Hanyu dazzles in short program, takes commanding lead over Takahashi

Dec 22, 2012

Hanyu dazzles in short program, takes commanding lead over Takahashi

Yuzuru Hanyu propelled himself into the lead with an electrifying performance in the men’s short program, stunning defending champion Daisuke Takahashi at the Japan Figure Skating National Championships on Friday. The 18-year-old boy wonder riveted the crowd at Makomanai Ice Arena with his performance ...

Dec 2, 2012

Ono tops Olympic silver medalist Nakaya in 73-kg final

Shohei Ono staged an upset against London Olympic silver medalist Riki Nakaya to win the men’s 73-kg final on the second day of the Tokyo Grand Slam on Saturday. A day after Japan pulled off a gold-medal sweep of the medals, representatives from the ...