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Kakuryu takes east yokozuna slot for Kyushu Basho

Oct 26, 2015

Kakuryu takes east yokozuna slot for Kyushu Basho

Autumn champion Kakuryu took the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the first time as the Japan Sumo Association on Monday released the rankings for the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu ousted Terunofuji in a dramatic championship playoff at the Autumn meet in September, ...

Kakuryu pulls ahead of pack

Sep 26, 2015

Kakuryu pulls ahead of pack

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu capitalized on a slip-up by Terunofuji on Saturday to grab the sole lead going into the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu (12-2) watched from ringside as injury-hit Terunofuji was forced out to a third straight defeat at ...

Terunofuji loses again;  title still up for grabs

Sep 25, 2015

Terunofuji loses again; title still up for grabs

Kisenosato condemned overnight leader and fellow ozeki Terunofuji to his second consecutive defeat on Friday to throw the title race open with two days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kakuryu took full advantage of Terunofuji’s loss in the day’s last bout ...

Terunofuji handed first tourney defeat

Sep 24, 2015

Terunofuji handed first tourney defeat

Sekiwake Tochiozan upset the form chart by dealing rampant ozeki Terunofuji his first defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Tochiozan, who entered the day having lost all five of his career matches to the larger 23-year-old Mongolian, was put on the ...

Terunofuji edges closer to taking Autumn Basho

Sep 23, 2015

Terunofuji edges closer to taking Autumn Basho

Unbeaten Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji put on another sumo clinic to dismantle ozeki Kotoshogiku and maintain his slender lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. The summer champion proved to be an immovable object as Kotoshogiku (8-3) repeatedly tried to belly him toward ...

Terunofuji keeps lead

Sep 22, 2015

Terunofuji keeps lead

Terunofuji remained the man to beat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday as the Mongolian ozeki defeated Tamawashi in an absorbing contest to remain one win clear at 10-0 heading into the final stretch of the 15-day Tokyo meet. No. 12 maegashira ...

Unbeaten Terunofuji gathers momentum

Sep 21, 2015

Unbeaten Terunofuji gathers momentum

Terunofuji’s bid to capture his second title in three meets continued to gather pace as the Mongolian ozeki defeated compatriot Ichinojo at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Summer champion Terunofuji was in total control in the day’s penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, ...

Terunofuji exhibits poise

Sep 20, 2015

Terunofuji exhibits poise

Ozeki Terunofuji outlasted Myogiryu to secure a majority of wins and keep sole possession of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Myogiryu (5-3) showed nifty footwork and edged Terunofuji to the bales after twice being lifted off his feet at ...

Terunofuji maintains top spot

Sep 19, 2015

Terunofuji maintains top spot

Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji outmuscled winless No. 2 maegashira Sadanofuji on Saturday to retain sole possession of the lead at the end of the first week of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. After a brief exchange of thrusts, Terunofuji and Sadanofuji got locked in a ...