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Kotoshogiku, Hakuho keep share of lead; Kakuryu falls

Jul 26, 2014

Kotoshogiku, Hakuho keep share of lead; Kakuryu falls

Ozeki Kotoshogiku has changed an improbable script into his moment of truth ahead of the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. With one blazing burst of speed and agility in a bang-up of rank-and-filer Takayasu, the ozeki retained his share of the ...

Title up for grabs after Hakuho handed loss

Jul 25, 2014

Title up for grabs after Hakuho handed loss

Yokozuna Hakuho suffered a stunning defeat on Friday to fall back into a three-way tie for the lead with an 11-2 record at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho had won his last three bouts against Kisenosato (9-4) and entered with a 35-10 ...

Hakuho alone at top

Jul 24, 2014

Hakuho alone at top

Yokozuna Hakuho took a big step toward his 30th career championship on Thursday, when he defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku to take the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The pair entered the 12th day of the 15-day tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium with ...

Goeido maintains hoodoo over Hakuho

Jul 23, 2014

Goeido maintains hoodoo over Hakuho

Two months after spoiling Hakuho’s perfect record in May, veteran sekiwake Goeido handed the yokozuna his first loss of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Goeido (9-2) fought the yokozuna to a standstill on the tachiai, countering his every move until Hakuho attempted ...

Yokozuna Hakuho raises record to 10-0

Jul 22, 2014

Yokozuna Hakuho raises record to 10-0

Kakuryu went tumbling out to a second defeat in a weak display at the hands of sekiwake Goeido while Hakuho made mincemeat out of another would-be challenger in the form of Takekaze to improve to a perfect 10-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament ...

Harumafuji falls again; Hakuho alone at top

Jul 21, 2014

Harumafuji falls again; Hakuho alone at top

Harumafuji continued to display cracks in his armor with a third defeat at the hands of veteran Takekaze, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu whisked off their respective opponents at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, sumo’s premier yokozuna who is gunning ...

Hakuho still unbeaten

Jul 20, 2014

Hakuho still unbeaten

Yokozuna Hakuho won a tough match against Egyptian giant killer Osunaarashi on Sunday to maintain his share of the lead at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho got all he bargained for from Osunaarashi, who had already defeated both yokozuna opponents he had ...

Upstart Osunaarashi stumbles in Nagoya

Jul 19, 2014

Upstart Osunaarashi stumbles in Nagoya

High-flying maegashira Osunaarashi was brought to earth by sekiwake Goeido on Saturday, suffering his third defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Hakuho, who is seeking his 30th career championship, had the easiest of victories to run his record to 7-0 after seven ...

Osunaarashi upsets Kakuryu

Jul 17, 2014

Osunaarashi upsets Kakuryu

Osunaarashi won a battle of missed opportunities on Thursday as the Egyptian maegashira defeated Kakuryu to win his first career match against a yokozuna. Osunaarashi’s victory on the fifth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, left four wrestlers with ...

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Jul 16, 2014

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Harumafuji became the first of sumo’s top rank to taste defeat when he was sent crashing by rank-and-filer Yoshikaze on the fourth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Sumo’s two other yokozuna were in razor-sharp form as they shredded their respective ...

Hakuho triumphs again

Jul 15, 2014

Hakuho triumphs again

Yokozuna Hakuho dispensed with rank-and-file Ikioi with minimal fuss to improve to 3-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. There were no major upsets on the third day of action with all of the top-ranked wrestlers seeing off their respective opponents in ...