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Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Apr 25, 2016

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Kotoyuki and Ikioi both won promotion to sekiwake, sumo’s third-highest rank, as the Japan Sumo Association released its rankings for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kotoyuki, 25, defeated one yokozuna and two ozeki as he went on to secure an impressive 12-3 ...

Yokozuna council gives Hakuho's spring performance mixed review

Mar 28, 2016

Yokozuna council gives Hakuho's spring performance mixed review

Yokozuna Hakuho received high marks from the Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council on Monday for his record 36th grand tournament championship, although the praise was muted by disappointment over an incident involving the Mongolian. A day after Hakuho won the 15-day Spring Grand ...

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

Mar 27, 2016

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

It was not pretty, but Hakuho defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 36th career championship title with a 14-1 record on Sunday, the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Entering the day in control of his own fate with ...

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Mar 26, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Yokozuna Hakuho will enter the final day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in control of his own fate after improving to 13-1 on Saturday. Hakuho, whose sole loss came on the first day of action at Edion Arena Osaka, defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day’s penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up ...

Yokozuna Hakuho climbs into first place

Mar 24, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho climbs into first place

Kisenosato suffered his second loss of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, bloodied by injury-plagued yokozuna Harumafuji on Thursday to fall to 10-2 as yokozuna Hakuho took over the lead. A day after Hakuho put the brakes on ozeki Kisenosato’s runaway lead in the 15-day ...

Yokozuna Hakuho takes down Kisenosato

Mar 23, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho takes down Kisenosato

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho sentenced front-running ozeki Kisenosato to his first defeat on Wednesday, grabbing a share of the lead in the process at the Spring Grand Tournament. Kisenosato, who famously ended Hakuho’s 63-bout winning streak at the 2010 Kyushu tournament and also beat him ...

Kisenosato now 10-0

Mar 22, 2016

Kisenosato now 10-0

Kisenosato took another step toward his first career championship, while fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku’s promotion hopes were all but dashed at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato improved to 10-0 with a resilient victory over yokozuna Kakuryu (7-3), remaining as the only unbeaten ...

Yokozuna Hakuho apologizes for reckless act after warning

Mar 21, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho apologizes for reckless act after warning

Yokozuna Hakuho has been warned over a full-blooded shove that sent a defeated opponent flying from the ring, causing serious injury to a ringside judge. Sumo elder Isegahama, the director of the Japan Sumo Association’s judges division, said Monday that he issued a verbal ...