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Dec 17, 2015

Hakkaku the likely choice for JSA's next chairman: source

The Japan Sumo Association is expected to name its senior executive manager, Hakkaku, as the organization’s next chairman, a JSA source said Thursday, a day before the board of directors makes its choice. The 52-year-old Hakkaku, former yokozuna Hokutoumi, has been serving as acting ...

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 ...

Nov 22, 2015

JSA to hold election for new chairman

The Japan Sumo Association will elect a new chairman on Dec. 18 to replace the late Kitanoumi, a JSA official said Sunday. Hakkaku, the JSA’s senior executive manager, has been serving as acting chairman following Kitanoumi’s death on Friday evening. The election to appoint ...

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 maintains lead

Nov 19, 2015

Hakuho maintains lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho took another stride toward a record-extending 36th career title on Thursday with a convincing win over ozeki Kotoshogiku at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 12-0 after forcing out Fukuoka-born Kotoshogiku (7-5), scoring his 46th win in 50 meetings ...

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 stays perfect; Harumafuji keeps close

Nov 16, 2015

Hakuho stays perfect; Harumafuji keeps close

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his perfect record on Monday after easing past ozeki Goeido and making it nine out of nine at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo’s most outstanding yokozuna was way ahead of the demotion-threatened ozeki with his movement, swinging him ...

Hakuho survives scare to remain unbeaten

Nov 15, 2015

Hakuho survives scare to remain unbeaten

Yokozuna Hakuho remained one step ahead of the pack on Sunday, improving to 8-0 as the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament entered the home stretch. Although his record remained perfect, sumo’s greatest yokozuna was anything but flawless in the ring against sekiwake Myogiryu (2-6), ...

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 ...