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Kisenosato suffers another setback

Sep 13, 2016

Kisenosato suffers another setback

Kisenosato’s bid for promotion to yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament is now hanging by a thread after the ozeki suffered his second defeat on Tuesday. The Tagonoura stable wrestler slumped to 1-2 at the 15-day tourney, falling to second-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin (1-2) ...

Sep 12, 2016

Hakuho undergoes successful surgery on foot

Yokozuna Hakuho underwent minor surgery on his right big toe at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday, and the procedure was successful, his stablemaster Miyagino said. The Mongolian sumo wrestler, who is sitting out the ongoing Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with several injuries, had ...

Kisenosato recovers from opening-day loss

Sep 12, 2016

Kisenosato recovers from opening-day loss

Ozeki Kisenosato got his latest bid for promotion to yokozuna back on track with victory over komusubi Tochiozan at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Stunned by top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi on the opening day of the 15-day basho on Sunday, Kisenosato set himself ...

Kisenosato eyes crown

Sep 10, 2016

Kisenosato eyes crown

Ozeki Kisenosato is looking for his elusive first championship and another chance for promotion to sumo’s highest rank, with injured yokozuna Hakuho not standing in his way, at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament which begins Sunday. Hakuho, who boasts a record 37 championships, is ...

Sep 9, 2016

Hakuho to undergo toe surgery

Injured yokozuna Hakuho, who will miss the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, said Friday he will have surgery on his right big toe to remove a bone chip. Hakuho, who hurt the toe on the ninth day of the Nagoya tourney in July before ...

Sep 9, 2016

Ailing Ichinojo likely to miss Autumn Basho

Third-ranked maegashira Ichinojo will not compete in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday due to lower back pain, his stablemaster said Friday. The 23-year-old Mongolian, who will be missing a tourney for the first time since he made his debut in the third-tier ...

Hakuho pulls out of basho due to injuries

Sep 8, 2016

Hakuho pulls out of basho due to injuries

Yokozuna Hakuho said Thursday he will sit out the entire Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as he is still nursing injuries. This is the fourth time for Hakuho to miss all or part of a tourney and the first since last year’s Autumn ...

Hakuho struggling to be fit for Autumn Basho

Sep 5, 2016

Hakuho struggling to be fit for Autumn Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho hinted Monday that he may not be able to take part in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as his preparations for the event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan have been hampered by injuries. “It’s not good to leave things half-baked,” the ...

Aug 29, 2016

Tokitenku accepts retirement due to cancer battle

Longtime maegashira Tokitenku said Monday that balancing cancer treatments and sumo wrestling proved to be too difficult. Three days after the Japan Sumo Association announced that the 36-year-old Mongolian-born wrestler had been accepted as a sumo elder, a tearful Tokitenku talked about his decision ...

Kisenosato limbers up for fourth yokozuna bid

Aug 29, 2016

Kisenosato limbers up for fourth yokozuna bid

Ozeki Kisenosato will be hoping the fourth time will be the charm that lands him promotion to yokozuna. The 30-year-old ozeki enters the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament knowing his first career title will mean promotion to sumo’s most exalted rank. This will be ...