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Kakuryu, Mitakeumi share lead with 7-0 records

Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Mitakeumi remained unbeaten at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The tourney's seventh day opened with four wrestlers atop the elite makuuchi division with perfect records. Mitakeumi earned a safe but uninspired victory to improve to 7-0, while Kakuryu handed No. 3 maegashira Tochinoshin his ...

Hakuho pulls out of current basho

/ Jan 18, 2018

Hakuho pulls out of current basho

Hakuho, one of three yokozuna competing in the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, has withdrawn due to toe injuries, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday. The Mongolian injured his left big toe during a loss to rank-and-file maegashira wrestler Yoshikaze on Wednesday, his second ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato upset for second straight day

/ Jan 17, 2018

Hakuho, Kisenosato upset for second straight day

Yokozuna duo Hakuho and Kisenosato were both ousted for the second consecutive day, falling to their respective opponents in defeats at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. There were shocks all around as first Kisenosato, the sole Japanese yokozuna, was dismissed to a ...

Hokutofuji upsets Hakuho

/ Jan 16, 2018

Hokutofuji upsets Hakuho

Yokozuna Hakuho on Tuesday suffered his first defeat of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, succumbing to top-ranked maegashira Hokutofuji in the biggest upset of the meet so far. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu continued his injury comeback in strong fashion, staying unbeaten on Day 3 of ...

Fans flock to basho despite recent scandals

/ Jan 15, 2018

Fans flock to basho despite recent scandals

Fans attending the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament expressed their displeasure with the sport's recent scandals despite snapping up the last available tickets on Sunday. A line for the opening day's available tickets began forming at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan early in ...

Sumo looks for new promise in wake of scandals

Jan 13, 2018

Sumo looks for new promise in wake of scandals

Sumo kicks off its new year on Sunday, with hopes that a stellar New Year Grand Sumo Tournament will help put the ancient sport back on proper footing after two months of turmoil. The 15-day event offers the chance for a new start following a ...

Takanoiwa withdraws from New Year Basho

Jan 12, 2018

Takanoiwa withdraws from New Year Basho

Takanoiwa, who sustained head injuries as the victim of an assault case in late October, has withdrawn from the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, the Japan Sumo Association said Friday. The meet begins on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan. In a meeting to discuss the bouts ...

Kakuryu and Kisenosato set to make comebacks at New Year Basho

Jan 11, 2018

Kakuryu and Kisenosato set to make comebacks at New Year Basho

Two of the three yokozuna, Kakuryu and Kisenosato, said Thursday they will make their comebacks at the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament after both top-ranking wrestlers missed all or part of the last four meets due to injuries. Kakuryu waited to make the announcement ...

Hakuho poised to tie another record at New Year tourney

Dec 26, 2017

Hakuho poised to tie another record at New Year tourney

Yokozuna Hakuho will take the next step in his career achievement calendar next month when he steps into the ring to start the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 14. As king of the mountain in the latest rankings as announced by the Japan ...