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Hakuho, Harumafuji capture share of lead

May 15, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji capture share of lead

The Mongolian yokozuna duo of Hakuho and Harumafuji both posted handsome victories to move into a share of the lead on Friday, the sixth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho and Harumafuji improved to 5-1 and rejoined the front-running pack after overnight ...

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

May 14, 2015

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

The yokozuna duo of Harumafuji and Hakuho remained one win back of the leaders on Thursday, the fifth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who is seeking his seventh consecutive title and 35th career Emperor’s Cup, improved to 4-1 when he salvaged ...

Nine tied for early lead

May 12, 2015

Nine tied for early lead

Yokozuna Hakuho shot down Tochinoshin to keep his eyes firmly on the prize on the third day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji and ozeki Kisenosato were among a pack of nine sharing the early lead at 3-0, while ...

May 11, 2015

Hakuho bounces back in style on second day

Hakuho shrugged off his defeat to Ichinojo on opening day to get in the winner’s column with a convincing victory against Takarafuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Ozeki hopeful Terunofuji also bounced back from a first-day loss to get on track ...

Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

May 10, 2015

Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

Yokozuna Hakuho was sent to a shock defeat at the hands of big man Ichinojo on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. What should have been routine for the grand champion quickly turned to sudden death with Ichinojo, a ...

Injured yokozuna Kakuryu to miss entire Summer Basho

May 7, 2015

Injured yokozuna Kakuryu to miss entire Summer Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu will sit out the entire Summer Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way in Tokyo on Sunday as his injured left shoulder has yet to fully heal, his stablemaster Izutsu said Thursday. “This means an absence for two full tournaments in a ...

Hakuho remains atop east wing of rankings

Apr 27, 2015

Hakuho remains atop east wing of rankings

Yokozuna Hakuho, who is aiming to become the only man to ever win seven consecutive titles for the second time, retained his prestigious position on the east wing for the eighth tournament in a row with the release of the new sumo rankings by ...

Apr 17, 2015

Injured Endo doubtful for basho

Popular 24-year-old wrestler Endo is in doubt of making a comeback and competing in May’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster said Friday. Endo injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in March and was forced to withdraw from the Spring Grand ...

Mar 23, 2015

Exultant Hakuho brushes aside controversy over remarks

A night after extending his own record for career championships with his 34th, yokozuna Hakuho on Monday brushed aside talk concerning his apparent icy relationship with the judging committee that came in the wake of his critical remarks in January. Hakuho, 30, became only ...