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Change in stable can revive wrestlers' careers

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Dec 5, 2018

Change in stable can revive wrestlers' careers

by John Gunning

Takakeisho, winner of this year's Kyushu tournament, was pictured alongside his stablemaster on Nov. 26 holding up a large red sea bream and drinking sake from an outsized trophy at a celebratory event. While there was nothing noteworthy in the scene itself — such parties ...

Harumafuji retires with impressive legacy in ring

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Nov 30, 2017

Harumafuji retires with impressive legacy in ring

by John Gunning

It was plain from both Harumafuji's words and body language at Wednesday's news conference announcing his retirement that he was going under duress and felt harshly treated. Still, the yokozuna understood that given his position, no other outcome was possible once it became clear he ...

Hakuho whips Tochiozan with display of brute strength

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 16, 2017

Hakuho whips Tochiozan with display of brute strength

Yokozuna Hakuho improved to 5-0 on Thursday, the fifth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking to extend his record for most career championships with his 40th, Hakuho showed more nerves than usual in dispatching winless No. 2 maegashira Tochiozan. The yokozuna gave the ...

Terunofuji pulls out of Kyushu tournament with knee injury

Sumo Nov 16, 2017

Terunofuji pulls out of Kyushu tournament with knee injury

Terunofuji pulled out of the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament citing a knee injury Thursday, ending the possibility of his immediate return to ozeki status. Terunofuji's withdrawal from the 15-day meet leaves him with an 0-5 record as he forfeits Thursday's bout against fellow sekiwake ...

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Sumo Jul 8, 2017

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Fighting fit and ready to rumble, newly promoted ozeki Takayasu takes center stage when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday. Takayasu took a hammering by yokozuna Kisenosato earlier in the week during practice bouts, but the ozeki insists he is in top ...

Hakuho wraps up 38th championship

Sumo / Basho Reports May 27, 2017

Hakuho wraps up 38th championship

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated ozeki Terunofuji on Saturday to capture a record-extending 38th career title with a day to spare at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Starting the day with a two-win cushion, Hakuho outlasted his countryman in a tightly contested bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan ...

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

Sumo / Basho Reports 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 ...

Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 24, 2017

Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss

Yokozuna Harumafuji sent Kisenosato tumbling down the ring to his first defeat as yokozuna — and left him with an injury — on Friday, the 13th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where ozeki Terunofuji now shares the lead also with one defeat. Harumafuji ...

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Sumo Mar 23, 2017

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Yokozuna Kisenosato stretched his winning streak to 12 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, with ozeki Terunofuji emerging as the only wrestler to stay just one win behind. Kisenosato had to contend with a last-second parry from Arawashi (3-9), but the new yokozuna ...