Kisenosato hurts left ankle during loss to Ikioi

Jul 13, 2017

Kisenosato hurts left ankle during loss to Ikioi

Struggling yokozuna Kisenosato suffered a fresh injury blow when he hurt his left ankle at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, casting doubts over whether he can continue wrestling at the 15-day meet.His stablemaster Tagonoura said the yokozuna had tests after Thursday’s bout ...

/ Jul 12, 2017

Yokozuna Hakuho keeps perfect record on fourth day of Nagoya Basho

Record-chasing Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his flawless start to the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, producing a well-earned fourth win against top-ranked maegashira Takakeisho on Wednesday.The day’s finale at times resembled a boxing match, as both wrestlers waited for each other to make ...

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Jul 8, 2017

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Fighting fit and ready to rumble, newly promoted ozeki Takayasu takes center stage when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday.Takayasu took a hammering by yokozuna Kisenosato earlier in the week during practice bouts, but the ozeki insists he is in top ...

Kisenosato good to go

Jul 6, 2017

Kisenosato good to go

Yokozuna Kisenosato, who missed the last five days of the summer tournament in May due to chest and arm muscle injuries, will compete in the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Thursday.The 31-year-old grand champion’s participation in the July 9-23 tournament ...

Kisenosato pleased with progress in recovery from injuries

Jun 27, 2017

Kisenosato pleased with progress in recovery from injuries

Yokozuna Kisenosato was content with the progress of his rehabilitation but minced words on Tuesday over his participation at the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.The 30-year-old, who missed the last five days of May’s Summer Basho due to left chest and arm muscle injuries, ...

Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

Jun 26, 2017

Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

The Japan Sumo Association released the banzuke rankings list for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, with the spotlight set to be cast on newly promoted ozeki Takayasu at the July 9-23 meet.Takayasu’s promotion to sumo’s second-highest rank last month completes a respectable ...

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

/ May 24, 2017

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

Japanese-born yokozuna Kisenosato, who had been gunning for his third straight title, has withdrawn from the ongoing Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after failing to recover from upper body injuries, sumo officials said Wednesday.The 30-year-old wrestler from the Tagonoura stable becomes the second yokozuna to ...

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

/ May 23, 2017

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

Yokozuna Kisenosato’s fading hopes of winning a third consecutive championship were all but shattered with a fourth loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday.Kisenosato (6-4) was bumped out by sekiwake Kotoshogiku and lost his second straight match to fall four wins behind ...