Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Nov 12, 2014

Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Top-ranked maegashira Tochiozan condemned yokozuna Harumafuji to his second upset defeat in as many days at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s defeat to Takayasu, Harumafuji quickly lost his way after a promising start at the charge ...

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Nov 11, 2014

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Yokozuna Harumafuji was upset by third-ranked maegashira Takayasu on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji suffered his first defeat of the year-ending tourney after his foot slipped over the ring while chasing down Takayasu, who improved to a ...

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Nov 9, 2014

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Injury-hit yokozuna Harumafuji gave overnight sensation Ichinojo a rude awakening, thrashing his opponent in a sumo clinic on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. A sell-out crowd was on hand on the first day in Kyushu for the first ...

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 ...

Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

Sep 17, 2014

Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first loss and dropped out of a co-leading Mongolian quintet on Wednesday after committing a sumo no-no at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji appeared to have sent Yoshikaze packing but was disqualified by ringside judges for grabbing a fistful ...

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Jul 16, 2014

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Harumafuji became the first of sumo’s top rank to taste defeat when he was sent crashing by rank-and-filer Yoshikaze on the fourth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Sumo’s two other yokozuna were in razor-sharp form as they shredded their respective ...

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Jul 14, 2014

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Yokozuna Hakuho was all business against Shohozan on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament Monday, edging closer in his bid to become only the third man in history to capture his 30th career championship. Disaster, however, struck for Kisenosato when he ...

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

May 25, 2014

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

Hakuho won his 29th career Emperor’s Cup when he dispensed with yokozuna rival Harumafuji in the finale of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho captured his first title in two meets with a 14-1 mark and moved to within two titles of ...

Kakuryu loses again

May 17, 2014

Kakuryu loses again

Disaster struck for yokozuna debutant Kakuryu after he was sent out to a second defeat at the hands of newly promoted komusubi Chiyootori on the seventh day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho, meanwhile, rolled to 7-0 with another ironclad performance ...

Kakuryu survives test; Harumafuji gets win

May 12, 2014

Kakuryu survives test; Harumafuji gets win

Newly promoted yokozuna Kakuryu used his quick reflexes to dispose of giant-killer Yoshikaze while Harumafuji escaped a second consecutive defeat by the skin of his teeth with a close win over Aoiyama at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Although the nerves were ...