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Terunofuji still unbeaten

Jul 14, 2015

Terunofuji still unbeaten

Terunofuji continued to show he belongs as ozeki by posting his third win in as many days at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Komusubi Myogiryu tried to blitz Terunofuji from the tachiai, but the ozeki wouldn’t budge and Myogiryu was sent reeling ...

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Jul 13, 2015

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Terunofuji rolled to his second win as ozeki with victory over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Terunofuji, the Emperor’s Cup holder, followed up his opening-day win against Aoiyama by ushering Ikioi (0-2) out of the ring to keep ...

Terunofuji victorious in ozeki debut

Jul 12, 2015

Terunofuji victorious in ozeki debut

Terunofuji dodged a bullet to score a hard-fought win over maegashira Aoiyama in his ozeki debut Sunday, the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Tournament favorite Hakuho got more than he bargained for against Takarafuji in the day’s final bout at Aichi ...

Terunofuji takes spotlight entering Nagoya tournament

Jul 11, 2015

Terunofuji takes spotlight entering Nagoya tournament

Newly promoted ozeki Terunofuji will be out to prove his stunning championship victory in May was no fluke when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday. The 23-year-old Mongolian whose real name is Gantulga Ganerdene, earned promotion after a 12-3 mark at ...

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

May 24, 2015

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

Sekiwake Terunofuji defeated Aoiyama and captured his first career title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, thanks in part to a late meltdown by yokozuna and fellow Mongolian Hakuho. With the 23-year-old Terunofuji having taken care of his Bulgarian opponent to score ...

Hakuho loses sole lead

May 23, 2015

Hakuho loses sole lead

Sumo Ozeki Kisenosato stunned Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Saturday to set up an interesting finish to the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho powered forward in the day’s penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, but Kisenosato, so often a thorn in Hakuho’s side in the past, ...

Hakuho takes sole lead

May 22, 2015

Hakuho takes sole lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came roaring back from a shock defeat to beat ozeki Kotoshogiku on Friday and seize sole possession of the lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with two rounds of bouts remaining. Overnight co-leader Kaisei lost for the second day in ...

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

May 21, 2015

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho squandered the chance to seize sole possession of the lead with a shock defeat to ozeki Goeido at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Overnight co-leader Kaisei suffered his second loss of the tournament at the hands of fellow maegashira ...

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

May 20, 2015

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

Dominant yokozuna Hakuho remained firmly on course for a seventh consecutive title with a stylish win over sekiwake Terunofuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Winner of a record 34 career titles, the Mongolian timed his decisive move to perfection in the ...

Hakuho remains on path for another title

May 19, 2015

Hakuho remains on path for another title

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed in the lead two-thirds of the way through the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, making quick work of No. 4 maegashira Tokushoryu on Tuesday. In their first career meeting, Hakuho bulldozed Tokushoryu (5-5) out of the ring in the bat of an ...

May 18, 2015

Harumafuji loses share of lead after upset loss

The leaderboard at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament got a little less congested Monday, on the ninth day of action, with three of the overnight co-leaders falling to losses. Yokozuna Harumafuji was the biggest casualty, going down to fifth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi (3-6), while there ...

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

May 17, 2015

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

Idle Hakuho was gifted a seventh win and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji also stayed in the leading pack after barging out Ichinojo at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history with 34 career titles, had the ...