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Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss

Yokozuna Harumafuji sent Kisenosato tumbling down the ring to his first defeat as yokozuna — and left him with an injury — on Friday, the 13th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where ozeki Terunofuji now shares the lead also with one defeat. Harumafuji (10-3) left Kisenosato reeling with ...

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

/ Mar 21, 2017

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with Tagonoura stablemate Takayasu. With five days left in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka, Kisenosato, who won his ...

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

/ Mar 20, 2017

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and sekiwake Takayasu, both wrestlers of the Tagonoura stable, remained in a share of the lead with 9-0 records Monday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Sekiwake Kotoshogiku made a strong charge against Kisenosato, taking little time to bulldoze the new yokozuna ...

Kisenosato, two others maintain overall lead

/ Mar 17, 2017

Kisenosato, two others maintain overall lead

Yokozuna Kisenosato made it six out of six and remained one of the three unbeaten wrestlers at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, when Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his second loss at Edion Arena Osaka. Kisenosato continued his solid form as he left ...

Kisenosato keeps perfect record intact

/ Mar 14, 2017

Kisenosato keeps perfect record intact

Kisenosato overpowered plucky Takanoiwa to make it three wins out of three in his debut at yokozuna at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho and Kakuryu also emerged victorious in their bouts, but Harumafuji missed the chance to complete a clean sweep ...

Kisenosato wins yokozuna debut

/ Mar 12, 2017

Kisenosato wins yokozuna debut

Kisenosato won his yokozuna debut with ease Sunday, barreling out top-ranked maegashira Takekaze on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo’s latest yokozuna, the 69th in the sport’s history, only needed a few quick shoves to beat Takekaze by oshidashi before ...

Four yokozuna vying for title at Spring Basho

Mar 11, 2017

Four yokozuna vying for title at Spring Basho

Late bloomer Kisenosato will be hoping to get off on the right foot when he faces rank-and-file wrestler Takekaze in his debut as yokozuna on the first day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. All four yokozuna — one Japanese and three ...

Kisenosato has stitches above eye after training clash

Mar 6, 2017

Kisenosato has stitches above eye after training clash

Newly promoted yokozuna Kisenosato sustained a cut above his left eye during a training session on Monday, though he made clear it was not serious after returning from the hospital with stitches. Kisenosato, who became the first Japanese-born yokozuna in 19 years when he ...