first_imgView comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Harumafuji allegedly struck Takanoiwa with his palms, fists, and a karaoke machine remote control at a drinking party in late October, fracturing Takanoiwa’s skull and causing other injuries.The Japan Sumo Association, which imposes strict rules on wrestlers, is conducting an investigation, but Harumafuji decided to retire ahead of the probe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe news has dominated Japanese television talk shows and evening newspapers for weeks as the nation expressed shock at claims against a yokozuna grand champion, whose behavior in sports and society is expected to be exemplary.Born Davaanyam Byambadorj, Harumafuji debuted in 2001 and has won the championship nine times, with his most recent victory at the autumn tournament in September. He was promoted to yokozuna, the sport’s highest rank, in 2012. Harumafuji’s retirement is the latest scandal to rock the sumo world.In 2011, the JSA decided to cancel the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament after revelations that 14 wrestlers were involved with match-fixing.In 2010, grand champion Asashoryu, also of Mongolia, announced his retirement following reports that he injured a man while intoxicated.             /kgaADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny In this November, 2012 photo, Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji performs his first ring-entering ceremony during Grand Sumo tournament in Fukuoka, southern Japan. Harumafuji has decided to retire from sumo after allegations that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler and tarnished the image of Japan’s national sport. Harumafuji’s stable-master Isegahama announced the grand champion’s retirement on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji has decided to retire from sumo after allegations that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler and tarnished the image of Japan’s national sport.Harumafuji’s stable-master Isegahama announced the grand champion’s retirement on Wednesday. He said that Harumafuji “has caused great trouble to the association and the public” and that the grand champion bears responsibility.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Love scores 38, LeBron ejected as Cavs beat Heat LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgPicture taken in the famous townland of Mullaghduff three days before the All-Ireland in 1992…..Declan, Paul, Elaine and Kevin (The Yank) Boyle decked out in Donegal gear.None of them made it to Croker that weekend in ’92 but all four are hoping to get there for this one with Elaine flying in from Rio de Janeiro where she lives and works.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY (AND A TRIP FROM RIO!) was last modified: September 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY (AND A TRIP FROM RIO!)last_img read more