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Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Nov 12, 2014

Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Top-ranked maegashira Tochiozan condemned yokozuna Harumafuji to his second upset defeat in as many days at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s defeat to Takayasu, Harumafuji quickly lost his way after a promising start at the charge ...

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Nov 11, 2014

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Yokozuna Harumafuji was upset by third-ranked maegashira Takayasu on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji suffered his first defeat of the year-ending tourney after his foot slipped over the ring while chasing down Takayasu, who improved to a ...

Yokozuna trio cruise to wins at Kyushu basho

Nov 10, 2014

Yokozuna trio cruise to wins at Kyushu basho

Dominant yokozuna Hakuho mowed down Aminishiki on Monday to stay on track for his fourth consecutive Emperor’s Cup on the second day of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho charged out the top-ranked maegashira (0-2) in a matter of seconds before tumbling ...

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Nov 9, 2014

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Injury-hit yokozuna Harumafuji gave overnight sensation Ichinojo a rude awakening, thrashing his opponent in a sumo clinic on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. A sell-out crowd was on hand on the first day in Kyushu for the first ...

Nov 3, 2014

Harumafuji to decide whether to compete in Kyushu on Thursday

Injured yokozuna Harumafuji will likely make a decision on Thursday about whether or not he will wrestle at the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, his stable elder Isegahama suggested Sunday. “We’ll have to give an answer by around Thursday,” said Isegahama of Harumafuji, who ...

Oct 27, 2014

Ichinojo prepares for sekiwake debut

Ichinojo, who went 13-2 in his September debut in the elite makuuchi division, was officially bumped up to the rank of sekiwake on Monday, when the Japan Sumo Association announced its rankings for November’s Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 15-day tournament begins at Fukuoka ...

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Sep 28, 2014

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Hakuho used brute force and technical supremacy to defeat rival Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu and win his 31st career championship on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho entered the final day with a one-win lead but needed to beat ...

Hakuho grabs sole lead with pivotal win over Ichinojo

Sep 27, 2014

Hakuho grabs sole lead with pivotal win over Ichinojo

Yokozuna Hakuho showed his championship pedigree and put upstart Ichinojo in his place to retake the sole lead on the penultimate day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Ichinojo’s debut in the makuuchi division has been nothing short of sensational ...

Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

Sep 26, 2014

Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

Mongolian rank-and-filer Ichinojo capitalized on a slip-up by Hakuho to grab a share of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a stunning victory over yokozuna Kakuryu. The 10th-ranked maegashira stayed on course to become the first wrestler in a ...

Ichinojo upsets Goeido

Sep 25, 2014

Ichinojo upsets Goeido

Surprise package Ichinojo claimed his second ozeki scalp in as many days to keep alive his hopes of winning the Emperor’s Cup on his debut in the top-flight makuuchi division at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. The 10th-ranked maegashira broke up a ...