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Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

A day after clinching his 38th career championship, yokozuna Hakuho put the icing on the cake Sunday, when he finished the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record. Although their bout had no impact on the championship, Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Harumafuji went at each other for keeps, ...

Hakuho stays on course for another crown

/ May 25, 2017

Hakuho stays on course for another crown

Yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to capturing a record-extending 38th championship title with a routine win over Tochiozan at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. With yokozuna rival Harumafuji having picked up a default win following the withdrawal of his scheduled opponent ...

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

/ May 24, 2017

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

Japanese-born yokozuna Kisenosato, who had been gunning for his third straight title, has withdrawn from the ongoing Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after failing to recover from upper body injuries, sumo officials said Wednesday. The 30-year-old wrestler from the Tagonoura stable becomes the second yokozuna ...

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

/ May 23, 2017

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

Yokozuna Kisenosato’s fading hopes of winning a third consecutive championship were all but shattered with a fourth loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato (6-4) was bumped out by sekiwake Kotoshogiku and lost his second straight match to fall four wins ...

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

/ May 22, 2017

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

Yokozuna Kisenosato succumbed to his third loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday while Mongolian grand champions Hakuho and Harumafuji secured their ninth straight wins at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Kisenosato’s hope of a third straight championship was dealt a severe blow by Tochiozan ...

Hakuho beats Daieisho to keep share of lead

/ May 20, 2017

Hakuho beats Daieisho to keep share of lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho did his best impression of a bulldozer on Saturday to retain his share of the lead after the first week of action at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, looking to win a record 38th career title in his return from ...

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

/ May 19, 2017

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

Yokozuna Kisenosato squashed Daieisho to stay within two wins of grand champion rivals Hakuho and Harumafuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. In arguably his most convincing win of the meet, Kisenosato quickly wrapped both arms around Daieisho and flattened the winless ...

Kisenosato back in win column

/ May 18, 2017

Kisenosato back in win column

Yokozuna Kisenosato dug in deep to get his faltering bid for a third straight championship title back on track with a win over second-ranked maegashira Chiyoshoma at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Looking to rebound from a shock second defeat Wednesday, Kisenosato ...

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

/ May 15, 2017

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Yokozuna Kisenosato picked up his first win of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, avoiding successive defeats by beating second-ranked maegashira Okinoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A night after being upset by komsubi Yoshikaze (1-1) on the opening day of his second tourney as ...

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

/ May 14, 2017

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

Yokozuna Kisenosato’s bid for a third consecutive championship title took an early blow with a shock defeat to komusubi Yoshikaze on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu also suffered an upset, but the other two yokozuna — Hakuho and ...

Kisenosato heads into Summer Basho as top-ranked fighter

/ May 1, 2017

Kisenosato heads into Summer Basho as top-ranked fighter

Having waited years to reach sumo’s pinnacle, Kisenosato enters the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament looking for his second championship as yokozuna and his third in a row. The 30-year-old enters the May 14-28 tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan holding the top east slot among ...