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Injured yokozuna Hakuho pulls out of Autumn Tournament

Sep 8, 2017

Injured yokozuna Hakuho pulls out of Autumn Tournament

Hakuho on Friday pulled out of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament getting underway Sunday due to pain in his left knee, becoming the third yokozuna to withdraw from the meet after Kisenosato and Kakuryu. Based on official records kept by the Japan Sumo Association since ...

Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu pull out of Autumn Basho

/ Sep 7, 2017

Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu pull out of Autumn Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu have pulled out of the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries, their respective stablemasters said Thursday. The announcement of their withdrawal, which came three days before the start of the meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, once again dashed ...

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Sep 4, 2017

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Injury-plagued yokozuna Kisenosato resumed full-fledged practice bouts Monday, performing 13 matches with Yago, who was promoted to the second-highest juryo division for the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday. "I prepared myself physically before entering the dohyo ring," the 31-year-old yokozuna said after a training ...

Exhibition events bring sumo to new audience

Aug 30, 2017

Exhibition events bring sumo to new audience

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Jungyo is similar to baseball's spring training for sumo; wrestlers are more relaxed and laid back, and fans have more opportunities to interact with the giant fellows. Some of the venues provide an unusual atmosphere not normally seen at the six regular tournaments each year. On ...

Hakuho on mission for third straight title

/ Aug 28, 2017

Hakuho on mission for third straight title

Hoping his recent knee trouble is a thing of the past, yokozuna Hakuho will be gunning for his third straight championship when the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament opens on Sept. 10 at Ryogoku Kokugikan. For the second straight meet, the 32-year-old Mongolian was named king ...

Aug 18, 2017

Endo recovering from surgery on left ankle

Endo underwent surgery on his left ankle in late July after withdrawing from the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament earlier that month, his stablemaster Oitekaze said Thursday. Endo, who competed as a third-ranked maegashira in Nagoya, had loose matter removed from two locations on his ...

Banged-up Kisenosato joins summer tour

Aug 10, 2017

Banged-up Kisenosato joins summer tour

Kisenosato on Thursday joined sumo's summer regional tour that began in late July, taking part in the promotional event that makes stops in various parts of Japan for the first time since being promoted to yokozuna in January. Kisenosato, who had missed the July 30 ...

Harumafuji may need to undergo elbow surgery

Jul 27, 2017

Harumafuji may need to undergo elbow surgery

Yokozuna Harumafuji may require left elbow surgery, a move which would not only rule him out of the summer regional tour beginning this weekend, but also the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September, his stablemaster said Thursday. "He has inflammation in his left elbow and ...

Jul 26, 2017

Three yokozuna to miss summer regional tour

Three of the four current yokozuna will miss part or all of the summer regional tour which begins this weekend, Japan Sumo Association deputy director Tamanoi said Wednesday. Kisenosato and Kakuryu, who withdrew from the recent Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, both due to ankle injuries, ...