Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Nov 22, 2015

Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji captured his seventh career title in his comeback from injury, despite a final-day defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Harumafuji (13-2) looked like he had squandered his chance of winning the championship in regulation when he got blasted ...

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Nov 21, 2015

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Yokozuna Hakuho was surprisingly beaten for the second successive day as Harumafuji grabbed sole possession of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. On the penultimate day of the year’s final meet, Hakuho (12-2), who suffered his first defeat here at ...

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Nov 20, 2015

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Harumafuji leveled the playing field on Friday, upstaging fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho with a make-or-break leap on his initial charge to leave them both with 12 wins with two days remaining in the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho attacked to the left on ...

Hakuho tops Kisenosato

Nov 18, 2015

Hakuho tops Kisenosato

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho recovered from an early scare to defeat ozeki Kisenosato on Wednesday to remain unbeaten as the sole leader heading down the stretch at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, in the hunt for a record-extending 36th career championship in his comeback ...

Hakuho triumphs again

Nov 17, 2015

Hakuho triumphs again

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho showed no sign of letting up in his quest for a recording-extending 36th career title on Tuesday, manhandling Tochiozan to remain in sole possession of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho dodged Tochiozan’s attack and quickly gained control ...

Hakuho holds off Okinoumi

Nov 14, 2015

Hakuho holds off Okinoumi

Unbeaten Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho remains the sole leader as the first week of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament wrapped up on Saturday. The yokozuna twice looked to be heading for his first loss of the tournament as winless No. 2 maegashira Okinoumi put up ...

Hakuho alone at top

Nov 13, 2015

Hakuho alone at top

Yokozuna Hakuho took the sole lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, improving to 6-0, while the three other wrestlers who started the day at 5-0 fell one by one. Before a full house at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Hakuho maintained his career ...

Nov 12, 2015

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated Aoiyama on Thursday to extend his unbeaten start to five matches in his comeback from a knee injury at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 5-0 to stay tied for the lead with ozeki Kotoshogiku and maegashira pair ...

Sep 10, 2015

Harumafuji sidelined with elbow injury

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji will not compete at the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament due to a troubled right elbow, his stablemaster Isegahama said on Thursday. Harumafuji is still feeling the effects of a right elbow injury that forced him to pull of the Nagoya ...