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 ...

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Sep 4, 2017

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Injury-plagued yokozuna Kisenosato resumed full-fledged practice bouts Monday, performing 13 matches with Yago, who was promoted to the second-highest juryo division for the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday. "I prepared myself physically before entering the dohyo ring," the 31-year-old yokozuna said after a training ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 hurts left ankle during loss to Ikioi

Jul 13, 2017

Kisenosato hurts left ankle during loss to Ikioi

Struggling yokozuna Kisenosato suffered a fresh injury blow when he hurt his left ankle at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, casting doubts over whether he can continue wrestling at the 15-day meet. His stablemaster Tagonoura said the yokozuna had tests after Thursday's bout ...