Harumafuji seeks title as top rivals sit out Autumn Basho

Sep 9, 2017

Harumafuji seeks title as top rivals sit out Autumn Basho

Harumafuji seeks title sans top rivals Sumo kyodo — Harumafuji will seek to win his ninth championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as fellow yokozuna Hakuho, Kisenosato and Kakuryu have all pulled out due to injuries. Harumafuji will be the only yokozuna competing at ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kisenosato back in win column

/ May 18, 2017

Kisenosato back in win column

Yokozuna Kisenosato dug in deep to get his faltering bid for a third straight championship title back on track with a win over second-ranked maegashira Chiyoshoma at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Looking to rebound from a shock second defeat Wednesday, Kisenosato (3-2) ...

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

/ May 15, 2017

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Yokozuna Kisenosato picked up his first win of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, avoiding successive defeats by beating second-ranked maegashira Okinoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A night after being upset by komsubi Yoshikaze (1-1) on the opening day of his second tourney as yokozuna, ...

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

/ Mar 25, 2017

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

Injury-hit yokozuna Kisenosato took to the ring but was powerless to prevent his second defeat in two days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, when ozeki Terunofuji took the sole lead with one day remaining. Kisenosato's participation at Edion Arena Osaka was doubtful ...