Yokozuna Hakuho raises record to 10-0

Jul 22, 2014

Yokozuna Hakuho raises record to 10-0

Kakuryu went tumbling out to a second defeat in a weak display at the hands of sekiwake Goeido while Hakuho made mincemeat out of another would-be challenger in the form of Takekaze to improve to a perfect 10-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament ...

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Jul 16, 2014

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Harumafuji became the first of sumo’s top rank to taste defeat when he was sent crashing by rank-and-filer Yoshikaze on the fourth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Sumo’s two other yokozuna were in razor-sharp form as they shredded their respective ...

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Jul 14, 2014

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Yokozuna Hakuho was all business against Shohozan on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament Monday, edging closer in his bid to become only the third man in history to capture his 30th career championship. Disaster, however, struck for Kisenosato when he ...

Kakuryu loses again

May 17, 2014

Kakuryu loses again

Disaster struck for yokozuna debutant Kakuryu after he was sent out to a second defeat at the hands of newly promoted komusubi Chiyootori on the seventh day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho, meanwhile, rolled to 7-0 with another ironclad performance ...

Endo hands yokozuna Kakuryu his first defeat

May 14, 2014

Endo hands yokozuna Kakuryu his first defeat

Popular maegashira Endo sentenced Kakuryu to a shock first defeat on his debut as yokozuna with a riveting performance at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Endo (3-1) wasted no time in putting Kakuryu on his back foot with a flurry of neck ...

Kakuryu survives test; Harumafuji gets win

May 12, 2014

Kakuryu survives test; Harumafuji gets win

Newly promoted yokozuna Kakuryu used his quick reflexes to dispose of giant-killer Yoshikaze while Harumafuji escaped a second consecutive defeat by the skin of his teeth with a close win over Aoiyama at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Although the nerves were ...

Kakuryu shines in yokozuna debut

May 11, 2014

Kakuryu shines in yokozuna debut

Newly promoted yokozuna Kakuryu hit the dirt running with a mash-up of Aoiyama while veteran yokozuna Harumafuji was sent retreating for a first-day loss to Yoshikaze on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Kakuryu was never in trouble as ...

Kakuryu promoted to yokozuna

Mar 26, 2014

Kakuryu promoted to yokozuna

The Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday formally promoted Mongolian-born ozeki Kakuryu to sumo’s highest rank in a unanimous vote to become the 71st yokozuna. His promotion was confirmed after the rankings for the summer basho in May were decided followed by a meeting of ...

Yokozuna council recommends Kakuryu for promotion

Mar 24, 2014

Yokozuna council recommends Kakuryu for promotion

The Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council unanimously recommended ozeki Kakuryu for promotion to sumo’s top rank on Monday after claiming his first career title at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu needed the nod from at least two-thirds of the council after lifting ...