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Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Mar 25, 2021
Yokozuna Kakuryu had serene journey through sumo’s often treacherous straits
Kakuryu's nature never allowed him to play the black hat role, and his style of sumo, and gradual ascent to the top, also meant that he flew under the radar for many.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 24, 2021
Yokozuna Kakuryu retires after missing fifth straight tournament
The retirement of the 35-year-old Mongolia-born wrestler was approved the same day by the Japan Sumo Association.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 12, 2021
Hakuho eyes makuuchi milestone while Asanoyama seeks chance of promotion at Spring Basho
The tournament, which was relocated from Osaka to Tokyo to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections, will be the first to feature a yokozuna since July.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 11, 2021
Yokozuna Kakuryu may miss fifth straight tournament due to injury
Injury-plagued yokozuna Kakuryu may have to withdraw from a fifth straight meet, this one being the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, because of a left leg injury, his stablemaster Michinoku said Thursday.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 3, 2021
Yokozuna Kakuryu plans to compete this month after missing three straight tournaments
Yokozuna Kakuryu, a six-time Emperor's Cup winner whose career is on the line after withdrawing from four straight tournaments, said Wednesday he will compete in the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jan 8, 2021
Kakuryu to miss January meet after being warned over absences
Injury-hit yokozuna Kakuryu's career in the sumo ring inched closer to the precipice Friday, when his stablemaster said he will miss the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament due to lower-back issues.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Jan 8, 2021
New Year Basho arrives with yokozuna absent and virus concerns rising
The first grand tournament of 2021 is scheduled to begin Sunday despite the announcement of a state of emergency in parts of the greater Tokyo area.
Japan Times
SUMO
Dec 29, 2020
Injury-hit Kakuryu proceeds with caution toward New Year meet
Yokozuna Kakuryu held his final practice of the year on Monday ahead of the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, where he hopes to overcome a run of injuries that have forced his withdrawal from the past three meets.
Japan Times
SUMO
Dec 24, 2020
Takakeisho poised for first shot at yokozuna promotion
Takakeisho, a first-time candidate for promotion to yokozuna, leads the three ozeki in the rankings released by the Japan Sumo Association.
Japan Times
SUMO
Dec 10, 2020
Yokozuna Kakuryu becomes Japanese citizen, opening door to becoming future stablemaster
Yokozuna Kakuryu, winner of six Emperor's Cups, has given up his Mongolian nationality and acquired Japanese citizenship, meaning he will now be able to run his own stable of wrestlers after retirement.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Nov 25, 2020
Takakeisho's rise, Terunofuji's rebound? Thrills await fans in 2021
Professional sumo closed out the thrill ride that was 2020 with one final flourish.
Japan Times
SUMO
Nov 24, 2020
Grand champions Hakuho and Kakuryu told to heal themselves before next tournament
The unusually stern warning came after both grand champions ended the year having only managed to complete one tournament each.
Japan Times
SUMO
Nov 5, 2020
Healthy yokozuna Hakuho looks ready to reclaim throne
The Miyagino stable man is in position to extend his championship record and pick up an incredible 45th Emperor's Cup.
Japan Times
SUMO
Nov 5, 2020
Yokozuna Kakuryu to miss November Basho with back injury
The 35-year-old Michinoku stable wrestler withdrew from the July meet with a right elbow injury and sat out the September event with a back problem.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Nov 4, 2020
Sumo stables housed in older structures becoming rare sight
The demolition of the Izutsu Beya stable building, one of the more run-down in the sport, got underway Wednesday.
Japan Times
SUMO
Oct 26, 2020
New ozeki Shodai among headliners for intriguing November Basho
The tournament, normally held in Fukuoka, will be the third straight held at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan to limit travel during the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 11, 2020
Yokozuna Hakuho, Kakuryu to miss Autumn Basho
Sumo's two highest-ranked wrestlers have struggled with injuries and will sit out the September tournament when it begins on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Jul 22, 2020
July meet could go down as one of most important in sumo history
Less than a third of the way through 15 days of action at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan there are talking points aplenty.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jul 20, 2020
Injured Kakuryu pulls out of July meet after Day 1 loss
The yokozuna injured his elbow when he slipped trying to execute a leg sweep against No. 1 maegashira Endo.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jul 19, 2020
Hakuho survives, Kakuryu falls on Day 1 of July meet
Yokozuna Hakuho claimed his first win of the July Grand Sumo Tournament in front of a live crowd on Sunday as the sport returned after a four-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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