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Sep 1, 2014

Goeido to make ozeki debut from west side

Newly promoted ozeki Goeido joins two Japanese-born wrestlers at sumo’s second-highest rank with the release on Monday by the Japan Sumo Association of the sumo rankings for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, who gained promotion following the Nagoya basho in July, has ...

Aug 15, 2014

Statue of sumo legend Taiho unveiled in Russian birthplace

A ceremony to unveil a bronze statue of the late Japanese sumo legend Taiho was held Friday in his birthplace Poronaysk in Sakhalin, eastern Russia, a move achieved through joint efforts by the Russian city and Japanese people. “We hope obstacles hindering peace between ...

Goeido promoted to ozeki for September basho

Jul 30, 2014

Goeido promoted to ozeki for September basho

The Japan Sumo Association formally promoted sekiwake Goeido to the ozeki rank, following a unanimous decision from its board of directors on Wednesday. The decision to promote the Sakaigawa wrestler was officially made after a meeting to determine the sumo rankings for the Sept. ...

Goeido set for formal promotion

Jul 29, 2014

Goeido set for formal promotion

Sekiwake Goeido will get the official green light for a rise in rank to sumo’s second-highest rank of ozeki when his promotion is formalized following meetings by the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old Goeido’s promotion will be put to a vote ...

Ozeki-bound Goeido fought through pain

Jul 28, 2014

Ozeki-bound Goeido fought through pain

Sekiwake Goeido, who has all but clinched his promotion to the ozeki rank after winning 12 bouts at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, fought and won his final three bouts with a hobbled left knee, his sumo elder Sakaigawa revealed on Monday. Sakaigawa said ...

Hakuho captures 30th Emperor's Cup

Jul 27, 2014

Hakuho captures 30th Emperor's Cup

Patience. That was the name of the game as yokozuna Hakuho on Sunday became only the third man in history to win his 30th career championship on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo’s premier yokozuna had to stave off his ...

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 ...