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Sumo chiefs reveal Kisenosato has chest muscle damage

Apr 3, 2017

Sumo chiefs reveal Kisenosato has chest muscle damage

Yokozuna Kisenosato has been diagnosed with damage to his left chest muscle in addition to the earlier-announced left upper arm injury, the Japan Sumo Association said as it made public his medical certificate Monday. The document, dated March 27, said a monthlong recovery will ...

Apr 1, 2017

Ex-ozeki Kotooshu opens own stable

Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu established his new own stable on Saturday, making him sumo’s first European-born stablemaster. The 34-year-old, who has been coaching at Sadogatake stable as sumo elder Naruto since his retirement in March 2014, won a single championship in May 2008 and ...

Kisenosato facing month of treatment on injury

Mar 29, 2017

Kisenosato facing month of treatment on injury

Yokozuna Kisenosato, who came from behind to win the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday despite injury, was diagnosed with muscle damage in his left upper arm and needs one month of treatment, a Japan Sumo Association source said Wednesday. Kisenosato, who also won ...

Kisenosato vows to keep improving after Spring victory

Mar 27, 2017

Kisenosato vows to keep improving after Spring victory

Yokozuna Kisenosato said Monday the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament will leave an everlasting memory, but he remains humble as he realizes his personal growth as a sumo wrestler will stop the moment he allows himself to rest on his laurels. Speaking at a press ...

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

/ Mar 25, 2017

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

Injury-hit yokozuna Kisenosato took to the ring but was powerless to prevent his second defeat in two days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, when ozeki Terunofuji took the sole lead with one day remaining. Kisenosato’s participation at Edion Arena Osaka was ...

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Mar 23, 2017

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Yokozuna Kisenosato stretched his winning streak to 12 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, with ozeki Terunofuji emerging as the only wrestler to stay just one win behind. Kisenosato had to contend with a last-second parry from Arawashi (3-9), but the new ...

Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

/ Mar 22, 2017

Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu handed surprising sekiwake Takayasu his first loss on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Kisenosato remained unbeaten. The newly minted yokozuna survived a scare from No. 4 maegashira Yoshikaze to improve to 11-0 in the 15-day ...

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

/ Mar 21, 2017

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with Tagonoura stablemate Takayasu. With five days left in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka, Kisenosato, who won his ...

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

/ Mar 20, 2017

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and sekiwake Takayasu, both wrestlers of the Tagonoura stable, remained in a share of the lead with 9-0 records Monday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Sekiwake Kotoshogiku made a strong charge against Kisenosato, taking little time to bulldoze the new yokozuna ...