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Egyptian promoted to sumo's top division

Oct 28, 2013

Egyptian promoted to sumo's top division

Osunaarashi was named as the first wrestler from Africa to enter the elite makuuchi division when the sumo rankings were announced on Monday for the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old Egyptian, whose real name is Abdelrahman Ahmed Shaalan, went 10-5 in his ...

Oct 23, 2013

Ex-ozeki Kaio to establish Asakayama stable

Former ozeki Kaio said Tuesday he plans to set up an independent stable separate from the Tomozuna stable under the name of Asakayama as early as next year. The 41-year-old Kaio, who is now known as stable master Asakayama, holds the all-time record for ...

Oct 8, 2013

Russian Aran retires from sumo

Former sekiwake and No. 7 maegashira Aran retired Tuesday after going 3-12 at last month’s Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The 29-year-old Russian, who was a world champion as an amateur wrestler, made his professional debut at the 2007 New Year’ Basho, climbing to sekiwake ...

Harumafuji escapes wrath of yokozuna council

Sep 30, 2013

Harumafuji escapes wrath of yokozuna council

The Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council was largely sympathetic with the performance of yokozuna Harumafuji, who finished with a subpar 10-5 mark at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. It was the second consecutive tournament that Harumafuji posted just 10 wins — ...

Harumafuji no match for Hakuho in finale

Sep 29, 2013

Harumafuji no match for Hakuho in finale

A day after wrapping up his 27th career championship, Hakuho put an exclamation mark on his fourth consecutive title with a convincing win over rival yokozuna Harumafuji on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, whose left eye was ...

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Sep 28, 2013

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Yokozuna Hakuho outflanked nemesis Kisenosato to capture his 27th career title with a day to spare at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The Mongolian won his fourth consecutive championship, moving him within four of yokozuna great Chiyonofuji’s hallowed mark of 31 career ...

Sep 27, 2013

Hakuho beats Kakuryu to edge closer to title

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by closest challenger Kisenosato to zero in on his fourth straight Emperor’s Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Ozeki Kisenosato lost the plot against Goeido, and Hakuho (12-1) took full advantage in the day’s ...

Hakuho tops Myogiryu

Sep 25, 2013

Hakuho tops Myogiryu

Yokozuna Hakuho propped himself back on the winning track with a strong win over sekiwake Myogiryu, staying in the lead through 11 days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho was tripped up by sekiwake Goeido a day earlier to taste defeat ...