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Okinoumi continues strong start to basho

Sep 14, 2016

Okinoumi continues strong start to basho

Okinoumi continued to steal the show at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as the top-ranked maegashira improved to a perfect 4-0 by defeating ozeki Terunofuji. In the first four days of the meet, Okinoumi has beaten both yokozuna Harumafuji (3-1) and Kakuryu ...

Kisenosato suffers another setback

Sep 13, 2016

Kisenosato suffers another setback

Kisenosato’s bid for promotion to yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament is now hanging by a thread after the ozeki suffered his second defeat on Tuesday. The Tagonoura stable wrestler slumped to 1-2 at the 15-day tourney, falling to second-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin (1-2) ...

Kisenosato recovers from opening-day loss

Sep 12, 2016

Kisenosato recovers from opening-day loss

Ozeki Kisenosato got his latest bid for promotion to yokozuna back on track with victory over komusubi Tochiozan at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Stunned by top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi on the opening day of the 15-day basho on Sunday, Kisenosato set himself ...

Kisenosato eyes crown

Sep 10, 2016

Kisenosato eyes crown

Ozeki Kisenosato is looking for his elusive first championship and another chance for promotion to sumo’s highest rank, with injured yokozuna Hakuho not standing in his way, at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament which begins Sunday. Hakuho, who boasts a record 37 championships, is ...

Hakuho pulls out of basho due to injuries

Sep 8, 2016

Hakuho pulls out of basho due to injuries

Yokozuna Hakuho said Thursday he will sit out the entire Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as he is still nursing injuries. This is the fourth time for Hakuho to miss all or part of a tourney and the first since last year’s Autumn ...

Harumafuji captures title at Nagoya Basho

Jul 24, 2016

Harumafuji captures title at Nagoya Basho

Harumafuji defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Sunday to win the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament and seize his eighth career championship. Harumafuji entered the tournament finale needing a win to avoid a three-way championship playoff after No. 10 maegashira Takanoiwa and ozeki Kisenosato each ...

Victorious Harumafuji maintains tourney lead

Jul 23, 2016

Victorious Harumafuji maintains tourney lead

Harumafuji clung to the lead with a gutsy win over a determined opponent on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to win his eighth grand sumo title, the Mongolian yokozuna faced a severe challenge by ozeki Goeido (7-7), who ...

Yokozuna Harumafuji pulls ahead of pack

Jul 22, 2016

Yokozuna Harumafuji pulls ahead of pack

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji on Friday took a major step toward his eighth career title by seizing sole possession of the lead with two days remaining at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji overpowered promotion-chasing ozeki and overnight co-leader Kisenosato in the day’s finale at ...

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Jul 21, 2016

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Thursday crashed to shock defeat against relegation-threatened ozeki Terunofuji to surrender his share of the lead heading into the final stretch of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho’s third defeat of the tournament, along with a loss for komusubi Takayasu, ...

Kisenosato defeats Ikioi

Jul 20, 2016

Kisenosato defeats Ikioi

Kisenosato got his yokozuna promotion campaign back on track with a well-earned win over maegashira Ikioi on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mugged by Shohozan on Tuesday, Kisenosato bounced back at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, but the Tagonoura ozeki had ...

Maegashira Shohozan earns upset victory over ozeki Kisenosato

Jul 19, 2016

Maegashira Shohozan earns upset victory over ozeki Kisenosato

Promotion-chasing ozeki Kisenosato suffered an embarrassing loss on Tuesday, when the 10th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament finished with five wrestlers tied for the lead. Shohozan tricked Kisenosato on the tachiai. Shohozan, who typically aims for a belt hold with his left, ...