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 ...

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 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 ...

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, Harumafuji capture share of lead

May 15, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji capture share of lead

The Mongolian yokozuna duo of Hakuho and Harumafuji both posted handsome victories to move into a share of the lead on Friday, the sixth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho and Harumafuji improved to 5-1 and rejoined the front-running pack after overnight ...

Nine tied for early lead

May 12, 2015

Nine tied for early lead

Yokozuna Hakuho shot down Tochinoshin to keep his eyes firmly on the prize on the third day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji and ozeki Kisenosato were among a pack of nine sharing the early lead at 3-0, while ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hakuho steams ahead as Harumafuji falters

Mar 15, 2015

Hakuho steams ahead as Harumafuji falters

Yokozuna Hakuho remained on the proverbial war path toward his sixth consecutive championship, moving into sole possession of the lead with an unblemished mark as the second week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off on Sunday. While rival yokozuna Harumafuji fell to ...

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mar 12, 2015

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho had another easy day at the office Thursday as he brushed aside second-ranked maegashira Takarafuji to stay perfect after five days of action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely, but it was a bad day ...

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Mar 10, 2015

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first defeat at the hands of Ichinojo for a major upset on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, readily discarded with Tochiozan as he inched closer to his sixth consecutive championship ...