Hakuho nears Spring Basho title

/ May 26, 2017

Hakuho nears Spring Basho title

Hakuho capitalized on a loss by fellow yokozuna Harumafuji by knocking over Tamawashi to zero in on his 38th career championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Harumafuji fell to his second defeat, at the hands of promotion-chasing sekiwake Takayasu, and ...

Hakuho stays on course for another crown

/ May 25, 2017

Hakuho stays on course for another crown

Yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to capturing a record-extending 38th championship title with a routine win over Tochiozan at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. With yokozuna rival Harumafuji having picked up a default win following the withdrawal of his scheduled opponent ...

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Japanese-born yokozuna Kisenosato, who had been gunning for his third straight title, has withdrawn from the ongoing Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after failing to recover from upper body injuries, sumo officials said Wednesday.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

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 ...

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

/ May 22, 2017

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

Yokozuna Kisenosato succumbed to his third loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday while Mongolian grand champions Hakuho and Harumafuji secured their ninth straight wins at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Kisenosato’s hope of a third straight championship was dealt a severe blow by Tochiozan ...

Rivals Hakuho, Harumafuji improve to 8-0

May 21, 2017

Rivals Hakuho, Harumafuji improve to 8-0

Hakuho put on another sumo clinic on Sunday to stay unbeaten and tied for the lead with fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji after eight days of action at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho oozed class in his bout against struggling Kotoshogiku (1-7) at Ryogoku ...

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

/ May 19, 2017

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

Yokozuna Kisenosato squashed Daieisho to stay within two wins of grand champion rivals Hakuho and Harumafuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. In arguably his most convincing win of the meet, Kisenosato quickly wrapped both arms around Daieisho and flattened the winless ...

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

/ May 15, 2017

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Yokozuna Kisenosato picked up his first win of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, avoiding successive defeats by beating second-ranked maegashira Okinoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A night after being upset by komsubi Yoshikaze (1-1) on the opening day of his second tourney as ...

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

/ May 14, 2017

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

Yokozuna Kisenosato’s bid for a third consecutive championship title took an early blow with a shock defeat to komusubi Yoshikaze on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu also suffered an upset, but the other two yokozuna — Hakuho and ...

Kisenosato ready to begin bid for third straight title

May 12, 2017

Kisenosato ready to begin bid for third straight title

Yokozuna Kisenosato will be looking to shake off recent injury concerns and win his third straight title at the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament as the head-to-heads for the event’s first two days were announced Friday. Should he make a similarly risk-free performance as ...