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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, ...

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 ...