Byzantine rules govern sumo's name shares

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Jun 13, 2018

Byzantine rules govern sumo's name shares

by John Gunning

Tochinoshin's promotion to ozeki comes with many perks. Most are connected to his life as an active wrestler, such as a boost in salary and parking privileges. One that kicks in after retirement, though, is an automatic three-year grace period before he has to acquire ...

Hakuho back on track with quick victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2017

Hakuho back on track with quick victory

Yokozuna Hakuho made up for his previous day's defeat by beating Mitakeumi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, while the two ozeki lost to lower-ranked wrestlers. Hakuho (11-1), the only yokozuna remaining in the 15-day meet, ushered sekiwake Mitakeumi (7-5) out of the ...

Hakuho loses perfect record

Sumo Nov 22, 2017

Hakuho loses perfect record

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho saw his overnight lead trimmed to one win after suffering a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho got quickly rammed out by sekiwake Yoshikaze in the day's final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center and in a ...

Unbeaten Hakuho whips Yoshikaze for another win

Sumo Jul 13, 2017

Unbeaten Hakuho whips Yoshikaze for another win

Yokozuna Hakuho mugged komusubi Yoshikaze on Thursday to stay tied for the lead on the fifth day of action at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho showed nifty footwork at the charge and got behind Yoshikaze (4-1) in a flash before easily bumping him out ...

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

Sumo / Basho Reports May 14, 2017

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

Yokozuna Kisenosato's bid for a third consecutive championship title took an early blow with a shock defeat to komusubi Yoshikaze on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu also suffered an upset, but the other two yokozuna — Hakuho and Harumafuji ...

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 11, 2015

Hakuho wins grudge match

It wasn't classy, but Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho got some payback against Yoshikaze on Wednesday, defeating the komusubi upstart to preserve his share of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho used a frowned-upon side-step maneuver at the charge to mug Yoshikaze (2-2) and ...

Tochiozan still unbeaten

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2015

Tochiozan still unbeaten

Promotion-chasing sekiwake Tochiozan stunned overnight co-leader Kisenosato on Thursday to maintain his perfect start with a fifth win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochiozan, who beat two yokozuna en route to a 10-5 mark at the last meet in Nagoya, got inside Kisenosato and ...

Yoshikaze prevails over Kakuryu

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2015

Yoshikaze prevails over Kakuryu

Yoshikaze must really be eating his Wheaties. The rank-and-filer picked off his second straight yokozuna, this time in a convincing fashion in a walloping of Kakuryu at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. After beating injury-hit Hakuho the previous day, the No. 1 maegashira ...