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Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

May 10, 2015

Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

Yokozuna Hakuho was sent to a shock defeat at the hands of big man Ichinojo on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. What should have been routine for the grand champion quickly turned to sudden death with Ichinojo, a ...

Injured yokozuna Kakuryu to miss entire Summer Basho

May 7, 2015

Injured yokozuna Kakuryu to miss entire Summer Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu will sit out the entire Summer Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way in Tokyo on Sunday as his injured left shoulder has yet to fully heal, his stablemaster Izutsu said Thursday. “This means an absence for two full tournaments in a ...

Hakuho remains atop east wing of rankings

Apr 27, 2015

Hakuho remains atop east wing of rankings

Yokozuna Hakuho, who is aiming to become the only man to ever win seven consecutive titles for the second time, retained his prestigious position on the east wing for the eighth tournament in a row with the release of the new sumo rankings by ...

Apr 17, 2015

Injured Endo doubtful for basho

Popular 24-year-old wrestler Endo is in doubt of making a comeback and competing in May’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster said Friday. Endo injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in March and was forced to withdraw from the Spring Grand ...

Mar 23, 2015

Exultant Hakuho brushes aside controversy over remarks

A night after extending his own record for career championships with his 34th, yokozuna Hakuho on Monday brushed aside talk concerning his apparent icy relationship with the judging committee that came in the wake of his critical remarks in January. Hakuho, 30, became only ...

Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Mar 22, 2015

Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho won his 34th career championship on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, continuing his voyage into uncharted territory on Sunday. Hakuho, who drained himself ragged in an all-out battle against rival yokozuna Harumafuji (10-5) in the finale to stave ...

Terunofuji takes title bid to final day

Mar 21, 2015

Terunofuji takes title bid to final day

Yokozuna Hakuho and sekiwake Terunofuji both won Saturday to take the title race down to the final day at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who suffered his first defeat of the 15-day basho against Terunofuji on Friday, rebounded to beat ozeki Kisenosato and ...

Terunofuji puts end to Hakuho's perfect run

Mar 20, 2015

Terunofuji puts end to Hakuho's perfect run

Terunofuji sentenced Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho to a shock first defeat at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to keep his title hopes alive with two days of the 15-day basho remaining. Hakuho could have sewn up a 34th career championship with two days ...

Jeter meets Hakuho, other sumo wrestlers

Mar 19, 2015

Jeter meets Hakuho, other sumo wrestlers

Retired New York Yankees star Derek Jeter took the sumo world by storm on Thursday, when he took in the action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament iand met some of the wrestlers afterward. In addition to posing with Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho, who has ...

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mar 19, 2015

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho knocked ozeki Kotoshogiku out of the park to move within one win of his 34th career title at the Spring Sumo Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. With New York Yankees great Derek Jeter watching from the ringside seats and clearly enjoying ...