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 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 ...

Unbeaten Hakuho whips Yoshikaze for another win

Jul 13, 2017

Unbeaten Hakuho whips Yoshikaze for another win

Yokozuna Hakuho mugged komusubi Yoshikaze on Thursday to stay tied for the lead on the fifth day of action at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho showed nifty footwork at the charge and got behind Yoshikaze (4-1) in a flash before easily bumping him out ...

/ Jul 12, 2017

Yokozuna Hakuho keeps perfect record on fourth day of Nagoya Basho

Record-chasing Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his flawless start to the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, producing a well-earned fourth win against top-ranked maegashira Takakeisho on Wednesday. The day's finale at times resembled a boxing match, as both wrestlers waited for each other to make ...

Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

/ May 28, 2017

Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

A day after clinching his 38th career championship, yokozuna Hakuho put the icing on the cake Sunday, when he finished the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record. Although their bout had no impact on the championship, Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Harumafuji went ...