Kisenosato suffers another setback

Sep 13, 2016

Kisenosato suffers another setback

Kisenosato’s bid for promotion to yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament is now hanging by a thread after the ozeki suffered his second defeat on Tuesday. The Tagonoura stable wrestler slumped to 1-2 at the 15-day tourney, falling to second-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin (1-2) ...

Sep 12, 2016

Hakuho undergoes successful surgery on foot

Yokozuna Hakuho underwent minor surgery on his right big toe at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday, and the procedure was successful, his stablemaster Miyagino said. The Mongolian sumo wrestler, who is sitting out the ongoing Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with several injuries, had ...

Kisenosato eyes crown

Sep 10, 2016

Kisenosato eyes crown

Ozeki Kisenosato is looking for his elusive first championship and another chance for promotion to sumo’s highest rank, with injured yokozuna Hakuho not standing in his way, at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament which begins Sunday. Hakuho, who boasts a record 37 championships, is ...

Sep 9, 2016

Hakuho to undergo toe surgery

Injured yokozuna Hakuho, who will miss the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, said Friday he will have surgery on his right big toe to remove a bone chip. Hakuho, who hurt the toe on the ninth day of the Nagoya tourney in July before ...

Hakuho pulls out of basho due to injuries

Sep 8, 2016

Hakuho pulls out of basho due to injuries

Yokozuna Hakuho said Thursday he will sit out the entire Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as he is still nursing injuries. This is the fourth time for Hakuho to miss all or part of a tourney and the first since last year’s Autumn ...

Hakuho struggling to be fit for Autumn Basho

Sep 5, 2016

Hakuho struggling to be fit for Autumn Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho hinted Monday that he may not be able to take part in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as his preparations for the event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan have been hampered by injuries. “It’s not good to leave things half-baked,” the ...

Kisenosato limbers up for fourth yokozuna bid

Aug 29, 2016

Kisenosato limbers up for fourth yokozuna bid

Ozeki Kisenosato will be hoping the fourth time will be the charm that lands him promotion to yokozuna. The 30-year-old ozeki enters the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament knowing his first career title will mean promotion to sumo’s most exalted rank. This will be ...

Harumafuji captures title at Nagoya Basho

Jul 24, 2016

Harumafuji captures title at Nagoya Basho

Harumafuji defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Sunday to win the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament and seize his eighth career championship. Harumafuji entered the tournament finale needing a win to avoid a three-way championship playoff after No. 10 maegashira Takanoiwa and ozeki Kisenosato each ...

Victorious Harumafuji maintains tourney lead

Jul 23, 2016

Victorious Harumafuji maintains tourney lead

Harumafuji clung to the lead with a gutsy win over a determined opponent on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to win his eighth grand sumo title, the Mongolian yokozuna faced a severe challenge by ozeki Goeido (7-7), who ...

Yokozuna Harumafuji pulls ahead of pack

Jul 22, 2016

Yokozuna Harumafuji pulls ahead of pack

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji on Friday took a major step toward his eighth career title by seizing sole possession of the lead with two days remaining at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji overpowered promotion-chasing ozeki and overnight co-leader Kisenosato in the day’s finale at ...

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Jul 21, 2016

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Thursday crashed to shock defeat against relegation-threatened ozeki Terunofuji to surrender his share of the lead heading into the final stretch of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho’s third defeat of the tournament, along with a loss for komusubi Takayasu, ...