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Goeido still in shock after first career title

Ozeki Goeido on Monday admitted he was surprised at his stunning championship win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, saying his maiden title victory with a perfect 15-0 record was beyond his wildest dreams. “My best record had been 12 wins. Not even in my dreams did I ever think ...

Unbeaten Goeido closes in on first title

Sep 23, 2016

Unbeaten Goeido closes in on first title

Ozeki Goeido put one hand on his first Emperor’s Cup after defeating yokozuna Harumafuji to maintain his perfect record with two days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Goeido (13-0) can win the championship Saturday if he beats sixth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi ...

Goeido moves closer to first championship

Sep 22, 2016

Goeido moves closer to first championship

Goeido moved within reach of his first-ever championship as the ozeki remained unbeaten after 12 days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after defeating lackluster yokozuna Kakuryu on Thursday. Yokozuna Harumafuji, sekiwake Takayasu and rank-and-file grappler Endo are two wins behind with three days ...

Goeido still unbeaten

Sep 21, 2016

Goeido still unbeaten

Goeido continued his winning ways at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as he defeated fellow ozeki Kisenosato and all but shattered the latter’s chance for promotion to yokozuna. Goeido now has an 11-0 record, extending his lead to two wins after yokozuna ...

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

Sep 20, 2016

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

Goeido continued his perfect run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating fellow ozeki Terunofuji to claim his 10th victory at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Yokozuna Harumafuji and No. 14 maegashira Endo still trail Goeido with identical 9-1 records. Ozeki Kisenosato kept his hopes ...

Ozeki Goeido retains lead at Autumn Basho

Sep 19, 2016

Ozeki Goeido retains lead at Autumn Basho

Ozeki Goeido used all his strength to shove No. 5 maegashira Aoiyama out of the ring Monday to maintain sole lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 9-0 record. Yokozuna Harumafuji and 14th-ranked maegashira Endo remain in a share of second ...

Goeido stays in front, preserves ozeki status

Sep 18, 2016

Goeido stays in front, preserves ozeki status

Goeido made mincemeat of Yoshikaze to maintain his slender lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday and secure his ozeki status for the next basho into the bargain. Needing a majority of wins to save his rank after going 7-8 in Nagoya ...

Goeido beats Okinoumi, improves record to 7-0

Sep 17, 2016

Goeido beats Okinoumi, improves record to 7-0

Ozeki Goeido put maegashira upstart and joint overnight leader Okinoumi in his place to grab sole possession of top spot at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Goeido improved to 7-0, moving within one win of the eight he needs to retain his ...

Okinoumi, Goeido remain unbeaten

Sep 16, 2016

Okinoumi, Goeido remain unbeaten

Top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi added ozeki Kotoshogiku to his list of major scalps on Friday. As a result, he remained unbeaten and tied for the lead on the sixth day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Okinoumi looked to be heading to his ...

Okinoumi, Goeido tied for tourney lead

Sep 15, 2016

Okinoumi, Goeido tied for tourney lead

Giant-killing maegashira Okinoumi extended his perfect start to the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, but needed two attempts to send Shohozan packing and improve his record to 5-0. The surprise co-leader after defeating two yokozuna and two ozeki in his first four bouts ...

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) ...

Sep 12, 2016

Hakuho undergoes successful surgery on foot

Yokozuna Hakuho underwent minor surgery on his right big toe at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday, and the procedure was successful, his stablemaster Miyagino said. The Mongolian sumo wrestler, who is sitting out the ongoing Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with several injuries, had ...