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Free-falling Goeido slumps to third defeat

Nov 21, 2016

Free-falling Goeido slumps to third defeat

Ozeki Goeido’s dream of reaching the highest rank of yokozuna fell back to the drawing board after he suffered his third defeat Monday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, where yokozuna Kakuryu remained perfect. Goeido (6-3), whose chance was hit severely with his loss ...

Narrow defeat harms Goeido's promotion push

Nov 20, 2016

Narrow defeat harms Goeido's promotion push

Ozeki Goeido’s chance of getting promoted to yokozuna was dealt a blow on Sunday, in a narrow loss to sekiwake Okinoumi for his second defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. After a false start, Goeido’s tame charge was sharply countered by Okinoumi (2-6), ...

Goeido, Hakuho bounce back from defeats

Nov 19, 2016

Goeido, Hakuho bounce back from defeats

Ozeki Goeido dodged a bullet and got his bid for promotion to sumo’s highest rank back on track, while Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also rebounded from his first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The wins kept the pair within striking distance ...

Goeido, Hakuho fall; Kakuryu still unbeaten

Nov 18, 2016

Goeido, Hakuho fall; Kakuryu still unbeaten

Goeido’s hopes of promotion to yokozuna suffered a blow when Tamawashi sentenced the ozeki to his first defeat of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Returning yokozuna and joint overnight leader Hakuho also suffered an upset, leaving Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu in sole possession ...

Goeido outmuscles Aoiyama, now 5-0

Nov 17, 2016

Goeido outmuscles Aoiyama, now 5-0

Yokozuna hopeful Goeido kept his eyes on the prize and muscled out winless No. 1 maegashira Aoiyama on Thursday to preserve his share of the lead a third of the way through the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. After chants of “Goeido” reverberated around Fukuoka ...

Goeido, Hakuho remain unbeaten in Kyushu

Nov 16, 2016

Goeido, Hakuho remain unbeaten in Kyushu

Ozeki Goeido continued on course for a possible promotion to yokozuna with an easy win Wednesday, keeping him among four wrestlers with perfect records after four days at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido carried the day against 23-year-old komusubi Mitakeumi with a terrific ...

Legend Hakuho earns  1,000th career victory

Nov 15, 2016

Legend Hakuho earns 1,000th career victory

Yokozuna Hakuho reached a milestone Tuesday, picking up his 1,000th career win by defeating No. 2 maegashira Kaisei on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Ozeki Goeido also kept the pace, thrusting second-ranked maegashira Yoshikaze down onto his knees with a ...

Yokozuna-chasing Goeido eases past Takayasu

Nov 14, 2016

Yokozuna-chasing Goeido eases past Takayasu

Promotion-chasing ozeki Goeido made it two out of two at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, thrusting down sekiwake Takayasu in seconds to continue his comfortable start. Goeido, who won his first championship two months ago at the Autumn tourney and will reach ...

Goeido, Hakuho win on first day of Kyushu tourney

Nov 13, 2016

Goeido, Hakuho win on first day of Kyushu tourney

Ozeki Goeido had a small scare during his bout with Tochiozan on Sunday but got off to a winning start on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Hakuho showed a strong comeback after missing the September meet due to ...

Goeido in hunt for yokozuna promotion

Oct 31, 2016

Goeido in hunt for yokozuna promotion

Goeido, who has been mostly mediocre during his time at the second-highest rank of ozeki, will have the unlikely chance of reaching the exalted rank of yokozuna at the Nov. 13-27 Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Two years on from appearing as ozeki for the ...

Former komusubi Haguroiwa dies at 70

Oct 24, 2016

Former komusubi Haguroiwa dies at 70

Former komusubi Haguroiwa, most famously known for snapping yokozuna Taiho’s then-second-longest 45-bout winning streak in March 1969, passed away Sunday morning of kidney failure, the Japan Sumo Association said Monday. He was 70. His birth name Tomojiro Toda, the Miyazaki native beat Taiho in ...