Kisenosato keeps perfect record intact

/ Mar 14, 2017

Kisenosato keeps perfect record intact

Kisenosato overpowered plucky Takanoiwa to make it three wins out of three in his debut at yokozuna at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho and Kakuryu also emerged victorious in their bouts, but Harumafuji missed the chance to complete a clean sweep for ...

Kisenosato wins yokozuna debut

/ Mar 12, 2017

Kisenosato wins yokozuna debut

Kisenosato won his yokozuna debut with ease Sunday, barreling out top-ranked maegashira Takekaze on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo's latest yokozuna, the 69th in the sport's history, only needed a few quick shoves to beat Takekaze by oshidashi before a ...

Four yokozuna vying for title at Spring Basho

Mar 11, 2017

Four yokozuna vying for title at Spring Basho

Late bloomer Kisenosato will be hoping to get off on the right foot when he faces rank-and-file wrestler Takekaze in his debut as yokozuna on the first day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. All four yokozuna — one Japanese and three Mongolian ...

Kisenosato has stitches above eye after training clash

Mar 6, 2017

Kisenosato has stitches above eye after training clash

Newly promoted yokozuna Kisenosato sustained a cut above his left eye during a training session on Monday, though he made clear it was not serious after returning from the hospital with stitches. Kisenosato, who became the first Japanese-born yokozuna in 19 years when he reached ...

Kisenosato in west slot for debut at yokozuna

Feb 27, 2017

Kisenosato in west slot for debut at yokozuna

Kisenosato will start life as sumo's 72nd yokozuna on the west side as the Japan Sumo Association on Monday released the rankings for the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato, after winning the New Year Basho with a 14-1 mark last month, became the first Japanese-born ...

Yokozuna council gives Hakuho's spring performance mixed review

Mar 28, 2016

Yokozuna council gives Hakuho's spring performance mixed review

Yokozuna Hakuho received high marks from the Japan Sumo Association's Yokozuna Deliberation Council on Monday for his record 36th grand tournament championship, although the praise was muted by disappointment over an incident involving the Mongolian. A day after Hakuho won the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo ...

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

/ Mar 27, 2016

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

It was not pretty, but Hakuho defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 36th career championship title with a 14-1 record on Sunday, the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Entering the day in control of his own fate with a ...

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

/ Mar 26, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Yokozuna Hakuho will enter the final day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in control of his own fate after improving to 13-1 on Saturday. Hakuho, whose sole loss came on the first day of action at Edion Arena Osaka, defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku for ...

Hakuho maintains lead

/ Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day's penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up an ...