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Jul 7, 2016

Aminishiki won't wrestle in Nagoya Basho

Veteran maegashira Aminishiki will sit out the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament starting this weekend after failing to recover from a serious foot injury, his stablemaster Isegahama said on Thursday. Thirteenth-ranked Aminishiki, at 37 the oldest active sumo wrestler, pulled out on the third day ...

Hakuho seeking milestone 1,000th win at upcoming basho

Jun 27, 2016

Hakuho seeking milestone 1,000th win at upcoming basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho will be looking to become only the third wrestler in sumo history to post 1,000 career wins when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets under way next month. Hakuho, who retained his east yokozuna slot on Monday when the Japan Sumo ...

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Jun 9, 2016

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Kumamoto-born wrestler Shodai and members of his Sakaigawa stable visited the quake-struck prefecture on Thursday, making donations and wrestling with elementary school children to do their part in a bid for the region’s recovery. Rank-and-file maegashira Shodai, who is from the city of Uto, ...

Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi becomes tourism ambassador for Egypt

Jun 3, 2016

Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi becomes tourism ambassador for Egypt

Egypt’s Osunaarashi, the first sumo wrestler from Africa to turn pro in Japan, became a tourism ambassador for his native country on Thursday, in a campaign to encourage Japanese to visit a destination avoided by many travelers following political upheaval. “I want to contribute ...

Hakuho bags perfect mark

May 22, 2016

Hakuho bags perfect mark

With a record-extending 37th career title already in the bag, Hakuho put the icing on the cake on Sunday, defeating fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu to finish with a spotless 15-0 record at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who clinched his second straight Emperor’s ...

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

May 21, 2016

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho increased his record total of grand sumo tournament championships to 37 on Saturday, when he won the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a day to spare. A day after dodging a bullet to see off previously unbeaten ozeki Kisenosato, the Mongolian ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

May 20, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect records to set up an intriguing clash as they eased to victories on the 12th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho was briefly pushed to the edge of the ring by ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

May 18, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and maiden-title chasing ozeki Kisenosato each had a convincing outing to notch up another victory on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. After a false start, Hakuho couldn’t get a hold of New Year champion Kotoshogiku’s (6-5) ...

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

May 17, 2016

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

Kisenosato crushed out fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku to stay in a share of the lead and on track for a first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also improved to 10-0, while compatriot Harumafuji kept his title hopes ...