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Hakuho, Harumafuji charge on in Fukuoka

Nov 17, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji charge on in Fukuoka

Hakuho and Harumafuji kept up their torrid pace in two electrically charged bouts to jump-start the second week of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The two yokozuna remained in a share of the lead at 8-0, while only No. 5 ...

Yokozuna rivals still tied for lead

Nov 16, 2013

Yokozuna rivals still tied for lead

Harumafuji blazed through Takekaze and rival yokozuna Hakuho was all business in a demolition of Shohozan as the pair remained in a dead heat with undefeated 7-0 records at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Ozeki Kisenosato leads a group of four wrestlers, ...

Beatles legend watches Hakuho's latest triumph

Nov 14, 2013

Beatles legend watches Hakuho's latest triumph

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho put on a show for Beatles legend Paul McCartney on Thursday, preserving his share of the lead with a clinical win on the fifth day of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. With McCartney, playing nearby Yafuoku Dome as part ...

Both yokozuna post impressive victories

Nov 13, 2013

Both yokozuna post impressive victories

Hakuho sent out Kyokutenho in clinical fashion and fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely as both Mongolian yokozuna improved to 4-0 to remain in a tie for the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. On a day when Kotooshu became the ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji stay unbeaten in Kyushu

Nov 12, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji stay unbeaten in Kyushu

Hakuho disposed of Myogiryu to inch closer to his 28th career title while Harumafuji made mincemeat out of Kyokutenho on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. After three days at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the two yokozuna lead a pack ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Nov 11, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho took Aminishiki to school with a clinical win and Harumafuji dispensed with Myogiryu as the yokozuna rivals won their second straight bouts at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. In the day’s penultimate bout, Hakuho, who is aiming for his 28th career ...

Egyptian promoted to sumo's top division

Oct 28, 2013

Egyptian promoted to sumo's top division

Osunaarashi was named as the first wrestler from Africa to enter the elite makuuchi division when the sumo rankings were announced on Monday for the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old Egyptian, whose real name is Abdelrahman Ahmed Shaalan, went 10-5 in his ...

Oct 23, 2013

Ex-ozeki Kaio to establish Asakayama stable

Former ozeki Kaio said Tuesday he plans to set up an independent stable separate from the Tomozuna stable under the name of Asakayama as early as next year. The 41-year-old Kaio, who is now known as stable master Asakayama, holds the all-time record for ...

Oct 8, 2013

Russian Aran retires from sumo

Former sekiwake and No. 7 maegashira Aran retired Tuesday after going 3-12 at last month’s Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The 29-year-old Russian, who was a world champion as an amateur wrestler, made his professional debut at the 2007 New Year’ Basho, climbing to sekiwake ...