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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kakuryu, Harumafuji suffer first losses at Nagoya Basho

Jul 12, 2016

Kakuryu, Harumafuji suffer first losses at Nagoya Basho

A pair of yokozuna were culled from the leading group on Tuesday, the third day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Losses by Kakuryu and fellow Mongolian Harumafuji, left their compatriot Hakuho as the only yokozuna to survive the first three days with a ...

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 ...