Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws from Autumn Basho

Sep 15, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws from Autumn Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho withdrew from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, citing an injured left knee. Hakuho, 30, injured his knee in pre-tournament sparring and lost his first two bouts of the 15-day basho. It is the first time the Mongolian yokozuna has pulled ...

Hakuho rules roost again ahead of Autumn Basho

Sep 12, 2015

Hakuho rules roost again ahead of Autumn Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho will be the man to beat again when the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway in Tokyo on Sunday. Hakuho, who will be gunning for a 36th championship and second in a row after winning with a 14-1 record in Nagoya ...

Sumo stable master arrested for allegedly assaulting assistant

Sep 3, 2015

Sumo stable master arrested for allegedly assaulting assistant

Tokyo police on Wednesday arrested sumo stable master Kumagatani, 45, on suspicion of assaulting a male assistant. The suspect, whose real name is Kazuyuki Yamamura, was head of the Miyagino stable, where the roster includes current yokozuna grand champion Hakuho. Yamamura is currently a ...

Hakuho poised to tie Takanohana record

Aug 31, 2015

Hakuho poised to tie Takanohana record

Hakuho will appear in his 49th meet as yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament to equal Takanohana for fourth on the all-time list as the rankings were released Monday for the Sept. 13-27 competition. The 30-year-old Hakuho, who won his 35th title at ...

Jul 27, 2015

Veteran Kyokutenho retires from sumo

Veteran Mongolian-born maegashira Kyokutenho, who has wrestled in a record 1,470 bouts in the elite makuuchi division, on Monday announced his retirement as an active sumo wrestler, saying he has reached his physical limit. “I have run out of strength and don’t have the ...

Hakuho triumphs to claim 35th career title

Jul 26, 2015

Hakuho triumphs to claim 35th career title

Hakuho outlasted fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu in the final bout of regulation to extend his all-time record of career titles to 35 on Sunday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (14-1) had spurned the chance to win a seventh consecutive title when he ...

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Jul 25, 2015

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved within one win of extending his all-time record of career titles to 35 on Saturday with a demolition of nemesis Kisenosato on the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. But yokozuna rival Kakuryu bounced back from his second ...

Hakuho regains sole possession of top spot

Jul 24, 2015

Hakuho regains sole possession of top spot

Hakuho blasted out Goeido to close in on his 35th career championship on Friday as fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu crashed to his second defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 12-1 to seize sole possession of the lead and he can ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu remain tied for lead

Jul 23, 2015

Hakuho, Kakuryu remain tied for lead

Hakuho and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu remained on a collision course at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday as both men pulled out 11th wins to stay tied for the lead. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history, edged closer to a ...