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Stars shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Jul 11, 2016

Stars shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Despite the heat and pressure of a possible promotion to yokozuna in the balance, ozeki Kisenosato was cool as a cucumber on Monday, winning his second straight match at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato joined all three yokozuna and injury-hit fellow ozeki Terunofuji ...

Spotlight on promotion-chasing Kisenosato

Jul 8, 2016

Spotlight on promotion-chasing Kisenosato

Ozeki Kisenosato takes center stage as he launches his latest bid for an elusive first championship title, and with it, promotion to yokozuna at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament starting on Sunday. Kisenosato will be attempting to become the first Japanese-born wrestler in 18 ...

Hakuho seeking milestone 1,000th win at upcoming basho

Jun 27, 2016

Hakuho seeking milestone 1,000th win at upcoming basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho will be looking to become only the third wrestler in sumo history to post 1,000 career wins when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets under way next month. Hakuho, who retained his east yokozuna slot on Monday when the Japan Sumo ...

Hakuho bags perfect mark

May 22, 2016

Hakuho bags perfect mark

With a record-extending 37th career title already in the bag, Hakuho put the icing on the cake on Sunday, defeating fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu to finish with a spotless 15-0 record at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who clinched his second straight Emperor’s ...

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

May 21, 2016

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho increased his record total of grand sumo tournament championships to 37 on Saturday, when he won the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a day to spare. A day after dodging a bullet to see off previously unbeaten ozeki Kisenosato, the Mongolian ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

May 20, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect records to set up an intriguing clash as they eased to victories on the 12th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho was briefly pushed to the edge of the ring by ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

May 18, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and maiden-title chasing ozeki Kisenosato each had a convincing outing to notch up another victory on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. After a false start, Hakuho couldn’t get a hold of New Year champion Kotoshogiku’s (6-5) ...

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

May 17, 2016

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

Kisenosato crushed out fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku to stay in a share of the lead and on track for a first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also improved to 10-0, while compatriot Harumafuji kept his title hopes ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay perfect

May 15, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay perfect

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho took out new sekiwake Kotoyuki to post his eighth win and retain his share of the lead with ozeki Kisenosato at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho got a slap in at the charge and dodged to the side ...

Hakuho remains perfect at basho

May 14, 2016

Hakuho remains perfect at basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect starts but yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his second defeat on Saturday, the seventh day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho made a rare false start against his frequent victim Aoiyama (2-5), and was repeatedly put ...