Kakuryu targets promotion in Osaka

Mar 8, 2014

Kakuryu targets promotion in Osaka

When the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament begins on Sunday, a number of compelling storylines are likely to spice things up over the two-week haul at Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka. Ozeki Kakuryu makes his maiden run at sumo’s ultimate rank of yokozuna, Harumafuji returns after ...

Feb 24, 2014

Kakuryu relaxed ahead of yokozuna promotion bid

Ozeki Kakuryu said Monday he hopes to stick to his normal preparations ahead of next month’s Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where a victory should see him promoted to sumo’s highest rank of yokozuna. “It doesn’t really do any good to think about it now,” ...

Perfect Hakuho wins title

Mar 23, 2013

Perfect Hakuho wins title

Yokozuna Hakuho wins the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament for his 24th career title, tying Kitanoumi in fourth place for all-time championships.

Yokozuna Hakuho closes in on title

Mar 22, 2013

Yokozuna Hakuho closes in on title

Perfect yokozuna Hakuho put one hand on his 24th Emperor’s Cup after outclassing ozeki Kisenosato for his 12th straight win at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho can wrap up the championship Friday with two days to spare if he beats Goeido ...

Hakuho improves to 10-0

Mar 20, 2013

Hakuho improves to 10-0

Yokozuna Hakuho survived an epic encounter against Estonian giant Baruto, outfoxing his opponent to retain his undefeated mark on the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. With the victory the sole leader improved to 10-0 with just five days left ...

Hakuho remains on course for 24th title

Mar 19, 2013

Hakuho remains on course for 24th title

Hakuho spoiled sekiwake Toyonoshima’s aspirations of a second straight yokozuna kill, keeping his undefeated record intact after the ninth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is in the running for his 24th career title, improved to a 9-0 record ...

Toyonoshima upsets yokozuna Harumafuji

Mar 18, 2013

Toyonoshima upsets yokozuna Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji crashed and burned to a third defeat at the hands of Toyonoshima as the second week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off Sunday. His rival Hakuho, meanwhile, was an indomitable force, stopping local boy Ikioi in his tracks to widen ...

Hakuho maintains place at top

Mar 16, 2013

Hakuho maintains place at top

Yokozuna Hakuho walloped upstart Chiyotairyu to retain an undefeated 6-0 mark at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Four wrestlers, including sekiwake Baruto, are one off the pace at 5-1 behind yokozuna Hakuho, who is seeking a 24th career title that would place ...

Harumafuji ends two-match slide

Mar 15, 2013

Harumafuji ends two-match slide

Harumafuji snapped his losing streak at two as the yokozuna defeated Myogiryu to improve to 3-2 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Harumafuji’s western counterpart, Hakuho, stood as the only unbeaten wrestler a third of the way through the meet, outclassing komusubi ...