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Mar 13, 2015

Injured maegashira Endo pulls out

Popular maegashira Endo pulled out of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday due to a knee injury. The fifth-ranked wrestler damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee when he defeated Shohozan for his fourth win on Thursday. He will require two ...

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mar 12, 2015

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho had another easy day at the office Thursday as he brushed aside second-ranked maegashira Takarafuji to stay perfect after five days of action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely, but it was a bad day ...

Hakuho extends win streak to 28 matches

Mar 11, 2015

Hakuho extends win streak to 28 matches

Sumo great Hakuho made short work of No. 1 maegashira Ichinojo to preserve his perfect start Wednesday, while yokozuna rival Harumafuji rebounded from a shock first defeat in style on the fourth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Overwhelming tournament favorite Hakuho posted ...

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Mar 10, 2015

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first defeat at the hands of Ichinojo for a major upset on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, readily discarded with Tochiozan as he inched closer to his sixth consecutive championship ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Mar 9, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho and Harumafuji tossed aside their would-be challengers to pick up their second wins in as many days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is aiming to improve his all-time mark of 33 career championships, gave Sadanoumi a glimmer of ...

Hakuho starts with win

Mar 8, 2015

Hakuho starts with win

Yokozuna Hakuho launched his campaign for his sixth consecutive title with a disposal of Myogiryu on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji demolished Tamawashi in the penultimate bout to get his bid for his first championship ...

Mar 7, 2015

Hakuho aims for sixth straight title

Hakuho will aim to continue his ascendance with a sixth consecutive championship when the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicks off Sunday. But the foremost yokozuna, who owns the all-time record of 33 career Emperor’s Cups, faces a crucible of his own making as he ...

Hakuho speaks about controversial remarks

Feb 23, 2015

Hakuho speaks about controversial remarks

Yokozuna Hakuho broke his silence Monday to explain himself for the first time since criticizing ringside judges for calling a do-over in his bout against ozeki Kisenosato at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in January. Speaking at a press conference at the Miyagino ...

Feb 20, 2015

Ozeki Kotoshogiku announces engagement

Ozeki Kotoshogiku announced his wedding engagement on Friday at a news conference held at his Sadogatake stable in Chiba Prefecture. The 31-year-old Kotoshogiku needed eight wins in January to avoid demotion to the sekiwake ranks and finished the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with ...

Hakuho given 'People's Honor Award' in Mongolia

Feb 17, 2015

Hakuho given 'People's Honor Award' in Mongolia

Yokozuna Hakuho, who set the record for most career championships by winning his 33rd Emperor’s Cup at the New Year Sumo Tournament in January, received the equivalent of Japan’s People’s Honor Award in Mongolia on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Hakuho, whose birth name is Munkhbat ...

Hakuho to receive top honor in Mongolia

Feb 11, 2015

Hakuho to receive top honor in Mongolia

Yokozuna Hakuho, who became the all-time record holder of the most championships after winning his 33rd career Emperor’s Cup at the New Year Sumo Tournament, revealed on Wednesday he will be feted with the equivalent of Japan’s People’s Honor Award in his homeland of ...