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Nov 3, 2014

Harumafuji to decide whether to compete in Kyushu on Thursday

Injured yokozuna Harumafuji will likely make a decision on Thursday about whether or not he will wrestle at the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, his stable elder Isegahama suggested Sunday. “We’ll have to give an answer by around Thursday,” said Isegahama of Harumafuji, who ...

Oct 27, 2014

Ichinojo prepares for sekiwake debut

Ichinojo, who went 13-2 in his September debut in the elite makuuchi division, was officially bumped up to the rank of sekiwake on Monday, when the Japan Sumo Association announced its rankings for November’s Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 15-day tournament begins at Fukuoka ...

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Sep 28, 2014

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Hakuho used brute force and technical supremacy to defeat rival Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu and win his 31st career championship on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho entered the final day with a one-win lead but needed to beat ...

Hakuho grabs sole lead with pivotal win over Ichinojo

Sep 27, 2014

Hakuho grabs sole lead with pivotal win over Ichinojo

Yokozuna Hakuho showed his championship pedigree and put upstart Ichinojo in his place to retake the sole lead on the penultimate day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Ichinojo’s debut in the makuuchi division has been nothing short of sensational ...

Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

Sep 26, 2014

Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

Mongolian rank-and-filer Ichinojo capitalized on a slip-up by Hakuho to grab a share of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a stunning victory over yokozuna Kakuryu. The 10th-ranked maegashira stayed on course to become the first wrestler in a ...

Ichinojo upsets Goeido

Sep 25, 2014

Ichinojo upsets Goeido

Surprise package Ichinojo claimed his second ozeki scalp in as many days to keep alive his hopes of winning the Emperor’s Cup on his debut in the top-flight makuuchi division at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. The 10th-ranked maegashira broke up a ...

Hakuho edges closer to Autumn Basho title

Sep 24, 2014

Hakuho edges closer to Autumn Basho title

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to winning his 31st career title on Wednesday after a comfortable win over Takekaze kept him one win clear with four days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. With the win, Hakuho improved to 11-0, with ...

Hakuho moves to 10-0

Sep 23, 2014

Hakuho moves to 10-0

Yokozuna Hakuho survived a scare to take out Egyptian grappler Osunaarashi on Tuesday and preserve his one-win lead heading into the final third of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (10-0) came perilously close to losing his first bout of the 15-day tournament after ...

Hakuho takes control as Kakuryu stumbles

Sep 22, 2014

Hakuho takes control as Kakuryu stumbles

Hakuho seized sole possession of the lead with a ninth win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered a shock first defeat at the hands of Yoshikaze. Looking to move within one title of the all-time record ...

Yokozuna pair perfect

Sep 21, 2014

Yokozuna pair perfect

Hakuho and Kakuryu remained on a collision course as both yokozuna extended their unbeaten records with comfortable victories at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The Mongolian pair stayed tied for the lead at 8-0 in the 15-day meet, one ahead of up-and-coming ...