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Hakuho exhibits strength, poise against Hokutofuji

Yokozuna Hakuho extended his spotless record after the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, taking down Hokutofuji in a blink. Hakuho is still on track for a record 40th championship after defeating No. 3 maegashira Hokutofuji (6-2) in the 15-day event at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. The two wrestlers ...

Hakuho whips Tochiozan with display of brute strength

/ Nov 16, 2017

Hakuho whips Tochiozan with display of brute strength

Yokozuna Hakuho improved to 5-0 on Thursday, the fifth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking to extend his record for most career championships with his 40th, Hakuho showed more nerves than usual in dispatching winless No. 2 maegashira Tochiozan. The yokozuna gave the ...

Terunofuji pulls out of Kyushu tournament with knee injury

Nov 16, 2017

Terunofuji pulls out of Kyushu tournament with knee injury

Terunofuji pulled out of the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament citing a knee injury Thursday, ending the possibility of his immediate return to ozeki status. Terunofuji's withdrawal from the 15-day meet leaves him with an 0-5 record as he forfeits Thursday's bout against fellow sekiwake ...

Hakuho still perfect after fourth day of tournament

/ Nov 15, 2017

Hakuho still perfect after fourth day of tournament

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed unbeaten at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after manhandling Chiyotairyu, while a pair of ozeki also maintained spotless records to stay in a tie for the early lead in Fukuoka on Wednesday. Hakuho (4-0), who is gunning for his record 40th title, ...

Six wrestlers still unbeaten as competition heats up

/ Nov 14, 2017

Six wrestlers still unbeaten as competition heats up

The two yokozuna competing at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament had positive results on Tuesday, with Kisenosato and Hakuho winning convincingly, while Harumafuji was forced to pull out after the alleged assault of a fellow wrestler. Kisenosato (2-1) swept past No. 2 maegashira Chiyotairyu (1-2) ...

Kisenosato seeks strong comeback at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Nov 11, 2017

Kisenosato seeks strong comeback at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Yokozuna Kisenosato hopes he can shake off the rust and get back to winning ways when he competes in the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after missing the entire previous meet. On Sunday, when the 15-day meet begins at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Kisenosato, one of ...

Yokozuna Kisenosato ready for comeback in Fukuoka

Nov 9, 2017

Yokozuna Kisenosato ready for comeback in Fukuoka

Yokozuna Kisenosato confirmed Thursday he will compete at the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after missing all or part of the last three meets. A day after fellow yokozuna Kakuryu announced his withdrawal from the 15-day event which gets under way Sunday at Fukuoka Kokusai ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu pulls out of Kyushu tournament

Nov 8, 2017

Yokozuna Kakuryu pulls out of Kyushu tournament

Kakuryu's career continues to hang by a thread as his stablemaster Izutsu said Wednesday the Monogolian yokozuna will withdraw from the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. According to Izutsu, the 32-year-old wrestler has been experiencing lower back pain for the last few days in addition ...

Sumo needs to tackle cause of rising injuries

| Nov 1, 2017

Sumo needs to tackle cause of rising injuries

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Yokozuna Harumafuji, who won his ninth championship in September, edged compatriot Hakuho for top spot in the newly released rankings for the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Both men, along with fellow yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu, are expected to participate in the tournament. That's significant as ...

Harumafuji tops rankings for Kyushu Basho

Oct 30, 2017

Harumafuji tops rankings for Kyushu Basho

Yokozuna Harumafuji, who won the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September, will be the top-ranked wrestler at the Kyushu tourney getting under way on Nov. 12 in Fukuoka, according to rankings released Monday by the Japan Sumo Association. Up-and-coming Onosho, who upset Harumafuji, the lone ...