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Ex-ozeki Takanonami, 43, dies of cardiac failure

Jun 20, 2015

Ex-ozeki Takanonami, 43, dies of cardiac failure

Former ozeki Takanonami died at the age of 43 of acute cardiac failure at a hotel in Osaka on Saturday, a Japan Sumo Association official said. The Aomori-born Takanonami, whose real name was Tadahiro Namioka, entered the top-tier makuuchi division in November 1991 and ...

May 27, 2015

Yokozuna Harumafuji has surgery on right elbow

Yokozuna Harumafuji has undergone right elbow surgery, his Isegahama stable revealed on Wednesday. The Mongolian yokozuna had the procedure on Tuesday to remove detached cartilage from the elbow but is not expected to miss July’s Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. On Sunday, Harumafuji wrapped up ...

Terunofuji promoted to ozeki after victory

May 27, 2015

Terunofuji promoted to ozeki after victory

Summer Grand Sumo Tournament champion Terunofuji was promoted to sumo’s second highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Mongolian’s promotion was all but sealed after he won his first Emperor’s Cup at the summer tourney in Tokyo and approved unanimously during an extraordinary ...

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

May 24, 2015

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

Sekiwake Terunofuji defeated Aoiyama and captured his first career title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, thanks in part to a late meltdown by yokozuna and fellow Mongolian Hakuho. With the 23-year-old Terunofuji having taken care of his Bulgarian opponent to score ...

Hakuho loses sole lead

May 23, 2015

Hakuho loses sole lead

Sumo Ozeki Kisenosato stunned Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Saturday to set up an interesting finish to the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho powered forward in the day’s penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, but Kisenosato, so often a thorn in Hakuho’s side in the past, ...

Hakuho takes sole lead

May 22, 2015

Hakuho takes sole lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came roaring back from a shock defeat to beat ozeki Kotoshogiku on Friday and seize sole possession of the lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with two rounds of bouts remaining. Overnight co-leader Kaisei lost for the second day in ...

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

May 21, 2015

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho squandered the chance to seize sole possession of the lead with a shock defeat to ozeki Goeido at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Overnight co-leader Kaisei suffered his second loss of the tournament at the hands of fellow maegashira ...

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

May 20, 2015

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

Dominant yokozuna Hakuho remained firmly on course for a seventh consecutive title with a stylish win over sekiwake Terunofuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Winner of a record 34 career titles, the Mongolian timed his decisive move to perfection in the ...

Hakuho remains on path for another title

May 19, 2015

Hakuho remains on path for another title

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed in the lead two-thirds of the way through the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, making quick work of No. 4 maegashira Tokushoryu on Tuesday. In their first career meeting, Hakuho bulldozed Tokushoryu (5-5) out of the ring in the bat of an ...

May 18, 2015

Harumafuji loses share of lead after upset loss

The leaderboard at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament got a little less congested Monday, on the ninth day of action, with three of the overnight co-leaders falling to losses. Yokozuna Harumafuji was the biggest casualty, going down to fifth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi (3-6), while there ...

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

May 17, 2015

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

Idle Hakuho was gifted a seventh win and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji also stayed in the leading pack after barging out Ichinojo at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history with 34 career titles, had the ...