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Apr 17, 2015

Injured Endo doubtful for basho

Popular 24-year-old wrestler Endo is in doubt of making a comeback and competing in May’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster said Friday. Endo injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in March and was forced to withdraw from the Spring Grand ...

Mar 23, 2015

Exultant Hakuho brushes aside controversy over remarks

A night after extending his own record for career championships with his 34th, yokozuna Hakuho on Monday brushed aside talk concerning his apparent icy relationship with the judging committee that came in the wake of his critical remarks in January. Hakuho, 30, became only ...

Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Mar 22, 2015

Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho won his 34th career championship on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, continuing his voyage into uncharted territory on Sunday. Hakuho, who drained himself ragged in an all-out battle against rival yokozuna Harumafuji (10-5) in the finale to stave ...

Terunofuji takes title bid to final day

Mar 21, 2015

Terunofuji takes title bid to final day

Yokozuna Hakuho and sekiwake Terunofuji both won Saturday to take the title race down to the final day at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who suffered his first defeat of the 15-day basho against Terunofuji on Friday, rebounded to beat ozeki Kisenosato and ...

Terunofuji puts end to Hakuho's perfect run

Mar 20, 2015

Terunofuji puts end to Hakuho's perfect run

Terunofuji sentenced Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho to a shock first defeat at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to keep his title hopes alive with two days of the 15-day basho remaining. Hakuho could have sewn up a 34th career championship with two days ...

Jeter meets Hakuho, other sumo wrestlers

Mar 19, 2015

Jeter meets Hakuho, other sumo wrestlers

Retired New York Yankees star Derek Jeter took the sumo world by storm on Thursday, when he took in the action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament iand met some of the wrestlers afterward. In addition to posing with Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho, who has ...

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mar 19, 2015

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho knocked ozeki Kotoshogiku out of the park to move within one win of his 34th career title at the Spring Sumo Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. With New York Yankees great Derek Jeter watching from the ringside seats and clearly enjoying ...

Hakuho edges closer to 34th Emperor's Cup

Mar 18, 2015

Hakuho edges closer to 34th Emperor's Cup

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by his closest challenger, Terunofuji, on Wednesday to move two wins clear with four days remaining at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka. Hakuho, undefeated now in 35 bouts since the 2014 Kyushu basho, improved his ...

Mar 17, 2015

Ailing Endo awaits knee surgery

Popular wrestler Endo, who withdrew during the ongoing Spring Grand Sumo Tournament with a serious left-knee injury, will likely have an operation on his damaged meniscus, his stable elder Oitekaze said Tuesday. No. 5 maegashira Endo, 24, has been sidelined since the sixth day ...

Hakuho triumphs again

Mar 17, 2015

Hakuho triumphs again

Yokozuna Hakuho walloped rank-and-filer Takekaze to remain undefeated as he continued to close in on his 34th career Emperor’s Cup at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. But a lone star of hope in the form of sekiwake Terunofuji stayed alive in the ...

Hakuho takes further step toward spring title

Mar 16, 2015

Hakuho takes further step toward spring title

Yokozuna Hakuho demolished Aoiyama in a sumo clinic to remain steady on course for his sixth consecutive championship at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. With rival yokozuna Harumafuji suffering a fatal third defeat at the hands of Toyonoshima, Hakuho improved to 9-0 ...