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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 start of the ongoing tour due ...

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, ...

Hakuho calls Nagoya Basho 'unforgettable'

/ Jul 24, 2017

Hakuho calls Nagoya Basho 'unforgettable'

Yokozuna Hakuho, who captured a record 39th career title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, said Monday the reality of having won the championship and made multiple record-breaking feats along the way has finally sunk in. Speaking at the traditional day-after press conference following his ...

Hakuho captures 39th title of career

Jul 23, 2017

Hakuho captures 39th title of career

Hakuho outlasted fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 39th career championship on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who topped the all-time wins list with his 1,048th victory on Friday, broke a mid-ring stalemate and came out ...

Hakuho still on target for 39th Emperor's Cup

/ Jul 22, 2017

Hakuho still on target for 39th Emperor's Cup

Record-breaking yokozuna Hakuho zeroed in on his 39th championship title by easily seeing off ozeki Goeido on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian, who collected his 1,048th career win on Friday, was in total control at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, ...

Hakuho surpasses Kaio, sets all-time wins record

/ Jul 21, 2017

Hakuho surpasses Kaio, sets all-time wins record

Hakuho underlined his status as the most successful wrestler in sumo history on Friday, as the Mongolian yokozuna claimed a record 1,048th win at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Grand Tournament. Hakuho, who tied former ozeki Kaio's mark of 1,047 career match wins on Thursday, outlasted ...

Hakuho ties Kaio for most career wins

/ Jul 20, 2017

Hakuho ties Kaio for most career wins

Yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock first defeat by beating sekiwake Tamawashi on Thursday to collect a record-tying 1,047th career win, at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho matched the all-time record held by former ozeki Kaio in the day's penultimate bout at Aichi Prefectural ...

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Jul 19, 2017

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho suffered a shocking first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, but still managed to hold onto sole possession of the lead with four days of the meet remaining. Hakuho (10-1) was widely expected to keep his flawless record intact ...

Hakuho edges closer to record

Jul 16, 2017

Hakuho edges closer to record

Yokozuna Hakuho moved one away from the career wins mark of the late yokozuna Chiyonofuji on Sunday, when he improved to 8-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who won May's grand tournament with a perfect 15-0 record, is unbeaten in 23 straight matches ...