Yokozuna Kakuryu secures title

Nov 26, 2016

Yokozuna Kakuryu secures title

Kakuryu capitalized on a slip-up by fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to clinch his third career championship with a day to spare at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Harumafuji crashed to his third defeat at the hands of Hakuho in the day’s penultimate ...

Kakuryu outmuscles rival Hakuho

Nov 25, 2016

Kakuryu outmuscles rival Hakuho

Kakuryu claimed yokozuna bragging rights and closed in on the title by defeating fellow Mongolian Hakuho at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. After an early exchange of slaps and thrusts, Kakuryu seized control and got both arms around Hakuho before bellying him ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu back atop standings

Nov 24, 2016

Yokozuna Kakuryu back atop standings

Yokozuna Kakuryu got back on the winning track on Thursday, the 12th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, where he regained his sole lead with an 11-1 record. A day after suffering his only loss of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, ...

Kakuryu suffers first loss as race heats up

Nov 23, 2016

Kakuryu suffers first loss as race heats up

Yokozuna Kakuryu crashed to his first defeat on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. A day after handing yokozuna Hakuho his second defeat, ozeki Kisenosato turned the affair at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on it’s ear with his 31st career win ...

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 ...

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 ...

Unbeaten Goeido closes in on first title

Sep 23, 2016

Unbeaten Goeido closes in on first title

Ozeki Goeido put one hand on his first Emperor’s Cup after defeating yokozuna Harumafuji to maintain his perfect record with two days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Goeido (13-0) can win the championship Saturday if he beats sixth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi ...

Goeido moves closer to first championship

Sep 22, 2016

Goeido moves closer to first championship

Goeido moved within reach of his first-ever championship as the ozeki remained unbeaten after 12 days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after defeating lackluster yokozuna Kakuryu on Thursday. Yokozuna Harumafuji, sekiwake Takayasu and rank-and-file grappler Endo are two wins behind with three days ...

Goeido still unbeaten

Sep 21, 2016

Goeido still unbeaten

Goeido continued his winning ways at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as he defeated fellow ozeki Kisenosato and all but shattered the latter’s chance for promotion to yokozuna. Goeido now has an 11-0 record, extending his lead to two wins after yokozuna ...

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

Sep 20, 2016

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

Goeido continued his perfect run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating fellow ozeki Terunofuji to claim his 10th victory at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Yokozuna Harumafuji and No. 14 maegashira Endo still trail Goeido with identical 9-1 records. Ozeki Kisenosato kept his hopes ...