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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 the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament in ...

Wakanosato announces retirement

Former sekiwake Wakanosato announced Thursday that he plans to retire. The 39-year-old, whose real name is Shinobu Kogawa, had previously ...

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 ...

Hakuho beats upstart ozeki Terunofuji

Jul 22, 2015

Hakuho beats upstart ozeki Terunofuji

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from an upset defeat by outlasting newly promoted ozeki Terunofuji on Wednesday to remain tied for the lead heading into the final straight of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu was the only other wrestler to win out ...

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Jul 21, 2015

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event. Sekiwake Tochiozan, who knocked off his second-straight yokozuna opponent, was the benefactor when Hakuho ...

Jul 20, 2015

Hakuho moves ahead of pack

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his perfect record on Monday to take the sole lead on the ninth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu saw his perfect run end with a loss to sekiwake Tochiozan (8-1) in a slapping and shoving ...

Terunofuji bounces back after first loss

Jul 19, 2015

Terunofuji bounces back after first loss

Ozeki Terunofuji sweated out a victory over Tochinoshin to hop back on the winning track at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. At the halfway point of the meet, Terunofuji (7-1), who suffered his first defeat a day earlier, outlasted top-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin ...

Jul 18, 2015

Terunofuji suffers first loss at Nagoya tourney

Terunofuji lost his first bout as an ozeki to Goeido on the seventh day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Terunofuji allowed his fellow ozeki to get the inside grip on the mawashi and was turned on his side after a sweep ...

Terunofuji maintains unblemished record

Jul 17, 2015

Terunofuji maintains unblemished record

Terunofuji put on a sumo clinic to see off Sadanoumi and retain his share of the lead at 6-0 in his ozeki debut at the Nagoya Grand Sumo on Friday. Terunofuji got in a quick smack to Sadanoumi’s head at the charge and gained ...