Sumo: Hakuho To Sit Out Next Tournament

Sumo: Hakuho to sit out next tournament

In Japan's sumo, yokozuna grand champion Hakuho will sit out the next competition because of injury.

The third of the year's six grand sumo tournaments will open in Tokyo on Sunday.

Hakuho Reprimanded For Hand-clapping Cheer

Hakuho reprimanded for hand-clapping cheer

The Japan Sumo Association has reprimanded yokozuna grand champion Hakuho for leading an unapproved cheer during his victory interview last month.

Hakuho's action came as he was being interviewed near the ring as the winner of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. He led an impromptu "sanbon-jime" hand-clapping cheer.

Hakuho Wins 42nd Sumo Tournament

Hakuho wins 42nd sumo tournament

Sumo grand champion Hakuho clinched his 42nd title in the spring tournament in Osaka on Sunday. The Mongolian yokozuna beat another grand champion, Kakuryu, in the final bout.

Hakuho finished with a perfect record. Rank-and-file wrestler Ichinojo followed with 14 wins and one loss.

Hakuho Wins 1,000th Bout In Sumo's Top Division

Hakuho wins 1,000th bout in sumo's top division

Sumo grand champion Hakuho notched an unprecedented 1,000th victory in the sport's top division on his way to claiming his record 41st Emperor's Cup at the autumn tournament on Saturday.

The Mongolian yokozuna finished the previous day with a record of 13 wins and no losses, followed by ozeki champions Takayasu and Goeido with 11 wins and 2 losses.

Hakuho Aims To Steal Back Spotlight

Hakuho aims to steal back spotlightAs Kisenosato makes his debut at sumo’s top rank today at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka, fellow yokozuna Hakuho is ready to steal the spotlight that had previously shone so brightly on him.
The tournament is the first in 17 years with a quartet of yokozuna in the rankings. Hakuho has held the rank for nearly 10 years since earning promotion following the Summer tournament in 2007.

Sumo: New Year Champ Kisenosato Beats Hakuho, Set For Yokozuna

Sumo: New Year champ Kisenosato beats Hakuho, set for yokozunaOzeki Kisenosato came one step closer to becoming yokozuna as he twisted down hard-shoving Mongolian grand champion Hakuho on Sunday, the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
The win was the icing on the cake for Kisenosato (14-1), who had secured his maiden championship the previous day, and gave an added boost to the 30-year-old Ibaraki Prefecture native's chances of reaching sumo's pinnacle rank.

Terunofuji Hands Hakuho 3rd Loss

Terunofuji hands Hakuho 3rd lossA strong showing from Terunofuji set chins wagging on Day 12 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, as the ozeki coolly sent yokozuna Hakuho to his third defeat.
The day’s final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center started with a fierce jump-off, but Hakuho then appeared to run out of steam after appearing in control with a firm grip on Terunofuji’s (8-4) mawashi in the middle of the dohyo. From there, the ozeki sent the Mongolian grand champion sliding backwards and over the bales.

Sumo: Hakuho Notches 1,000th Win, Goeido Keeps Pace At Kyushu

Sumo: Hakuho notches 1,000th win, Goeido keeps pace at KyushuYokozuna Hakuho reached a milestone Tuesday, picking up his 1,000th career win by defeating No. 2 maegashira Kaisei on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Ozeki Goeido also kept the pace, thrusting second-ranked maegashira Yoshikaze down onto his knees with a side throw for a 3-0 record, which he shares with Hakuho, yokozuna Kakuryu and four other grapplers in the maegashira ranks.

Sumo: Goeido In Yokozuna Promotion Hunt, Hakuho Back In Kyushu

Sumo: Goeido in yokozuna promotion hunt, Hakuho back in KyushuGoeido, who has been mostly mediocre during his time at the second-highest rank of ozeki, will have the unlikely chance of reaching the exalted rank of yokozuna at the Nov. 13-27 Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Two years on from appearing as ozeki for the first time at the 2014 Autumn tourney, Goeido exceeded all the expectations this September by winning all 15 bouts for his first career championship in Tokyo.

Injured Hakuho To Miss Tourney

Injured Hakuho to miss tourneyYokozuna Hakuho said Thursday he will not take part in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, which starts Sunday in Tokyo, because of injuries.
His preparation for the tournament was substantially delayed because of an old injury to his left knee and pain in his right leg, which he injured during the previous tournament in Nagoya.

Hakuho Falls As Pair Shares Lead

Hakuho falls as pair shares leadYokozuna Hakuho looked to stay on top as he took on ozeki Terunofuji in the final bout on the 12th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.
After a restart, it was the ozeki (7-5) who gained the quick advantage, getting his left hand on Hakuho’s mawashi and ushering the vulnerable yokozuna out of the ring at Aichi Prefectural Gym.

Upset Bug Bites Hakuho

Upset bug bites HakuhoHakuho was looking to maintain his perfect record until he ran into a roadblock named Takarafuji.
The No. 2 maegashira withstood the yokozuna’s charge and turned him out on the fifth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.

Hakuho Leaves Mark In Denying Tochiozan

Hakuho leaves mark in denying TochiozanMaking sure he would not be the second yokozuna in a row to lose to No. 1 maegashira Tochiozan, Hakuho gave him a reminder of the difficulty of the task of beating sumo’s most decorated wrestler.
Hakuho, who remained unbeaten after four days of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, was never challenged in forcing out Tochiozan, who left the main arena with a bloody nose from a devastating forearm blow at the jump-off.