Kisenosato limbers up for fourth yokozuna bid

Aug 29, 2016

Kisenosato limbers up for fourth yokozuna bid

Ozeki Kisenosato will be hoping the fourth time will be the charm that lands him promotion to yokozuna. The 30-year-old ozeki enters the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament knowing his first career title will mean promotion to sumo’s most exalted rank. This will be ...

Harumafuji captures title at Nagoya Basho

Jul 24, 2016

Harumafuji captures title at Nagoya Basho

Harumafuji defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Sunday to win the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament and seize his eighth career championship. Harumafuji entered the tournament finale needing a win to avoid a three-way championship playoff after No. 10 maegashira Takanoiwa and ozeki Kisenosato each ...

Victorious Harumafuji maintains tourney lead

Jul 23, 2016

Victorious Harumafuji maintains tourney lead

Harumafuji clung to the lead with a gutsy win over a determined opponent on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to win his eighth grand sumo title, the Mongolian yokozuna faced a severe challenge by ozeki Goeido (7-7), who ...

Yokozuna Harumafuji pulls ahead of pack

Jul 22, 2016

Yokozuna Harumafuji pulls ahead of pack

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji on Friday took a major step toward his eighth career title by seizing sole possession of the lead with two days remaining at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji overpowered promotion-chasing ozeki and overnight co-leader Kisenosato in the day’s finale at ...

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Jul 21, 2016

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Thursday crashed to shock defeat against relegation-threatened ozeki Terunofuji to surrender his share of the lead heading into the final stretch of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho’s third defeat of the tournament, along with a loss for komusubi Takayasu, ...

Kisenosato defeats Ikioi

Jul 20, 2016

Kisenosato defeats Ikioi

Kisenosato got his yokozuna promotion campaign back on track with a well-earned win over maegashira Ikioi on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mugged by Shohozan on Tuesday, Kisenosato bounced back at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, but the Tagonoura ozeki had ...

Maegashira Shohozan earns upset victory over ozeki Kisenosato

Jul 19, 2016

Maegashira Shohozan earns upset victory over ozeki Kisenosato

Promotion-chasing ozeki Kisenosato suffered an embarrassing loss on Tuesday, when the 10th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament finished with five wrestlers tied for the lead. Shohozan tricked Kisenosato on the tachiai. Shohozan, who typically aims for a belt hold with his left, ...

Kisenosato survives Kotoyuki's upset bid

Jul 17, 2016

Kisenosato survives Kotoyuki's upset bid

Promotion-chasing ozeki Kisenosato labored past winless komusubi Kotoyuki to keep his eyes on the prize as the second week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament got under way on Sunday. Seeking an elusive first championship, Kisenosato had his hands full after the charge as ...

Kisenosato improves to 6-1 by beating Tochinoshin

Jul 16, 2016

Kisenosato improves to 6-1 by beating Tochinoshin

Ozeki Kisenosato remained in contention for an elusive first title and possible promotion to yokozuna as he wrapped up the first week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a resounding win over struggling sekiwake Tochinoshin on Saturday. A day after dodging a bullet ...

Hakuho bounces back, regains share of lead

Jul 15, 2016

Hakuho bounces back, regains share of lead

Normal service resumed at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday as Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock first defeat to get his bid for a record-extending 38th career championship back on track. Hakuho, whose winning streak stretching back to the second day ...