Kakuryu beats Hakuho to close in on spring title

Mar 22, 2014

Kakuryu beats Hakuho to close in on spring title

Ozeki Kakuryu put himself in the driver’s seat for his first title and promotion to yokozuna on Saturday, when he defeated Hakuho to take the sole lead with a 13-1 record at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian ozeki entered the penultimate day ...

Spring title far from decided

Mar 21, 2014

Spring title far from decided

The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament took a twist on Friday when both yokozuna Harumafuji and Hakuho suffered defeats, throwing the door wide open in the title race with just two days remaining. Hakuho and promotion-chasing ozeki Kakuryu moved into a two-way tie for the ...

Two-man title chase continues

Mar 19, 2014

Two-man title chase continues

Harumafuji knocked the daylights out of Kisenosato while fellow yokozuna Hakuho ran roughshod over sekiwake Goeido as the undefeated pair remained in a two-way tie for the lead at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Harumafuji and Hakuho lead with 11-0 marks while ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

Mar 18, 2014

Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

The three-way race for the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament title remained intact on Tuesday as each yokozuna improved to 10-0 and ozeki Kakuryu moved to 9-1 on the 10th day of competition at Bodymaker Colosseum. Yokozuna Hakuho needed just 2.2 seconds to earn his ...

Kakuryu stays on leaders' shoulders

Mar 17, 2014

Kakuryu stays on leaders' shoulders

Promotion-chasing Kakuryu kept front-running yokozuna duo Hakuho and Harumafuji in his sights with an eighth win against Takayasu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kakuryu stood his ground as Takayasu attempted a throw after getting a firm grip on the belt, and ...

Endo halts Osunaarashi's unbeaten run

Mar 16, 2014

Endo halts Osunaarashi's unbeaten run

Rising star Endo turned the tables on Osunaarashi at the last second to send his opponent to a first defeat, leaving yokozuna pair Hakuho and Harumafuji in a two-way tie for the lead as the second week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked ...

Egyptian maegashira tied for lead

Mar 14, 2014

Egyptian maegashira tied for lead

Egyptian maegashira Osunaarashi remained one of three wrestlers with perfect records on Friday, the sixth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Osunaarashi, sumo’s first wrestler from Africa, was joined at the top of the leaderboard by the Mongolian yokozuna duo of Harumafuji and ...

Kakuryu prevails against Kotooshu

Mar 12, 2014

Kakuryu prevails against Kotooshu

Kakuryu got his yokozuna bid back on track after the previous day’s defeat with a comfortable win against former ozeki Kotooshu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji, meanwhile, were in demolition mode to feature among five wrestlers, including ...

Kakuryu beaten by Okinoumi

Mar 11, 2014

Kakuryu beaten by Okinoumi

Ozeki Kakuryu’s yokozuna bid took a dent on Tuesday as he was handed a first defeat at the hands of rank-and-filer Okinoumi on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, feted his 29th birthday in style with a demolition ...

Harumafuji gives Endo tough lesson

Mar 10, 2014

Harumafuji gives Endo tough lesson

Rising star Endo took a beating from Harumafuji in his first matchup against a yokozuna on the second day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Both Harumafuji, who missed the entire New Year meet through injury, and Endo were in meditation mode ...

Kakuryu opens promotion bid with hard-fought win

Mar 9, 2014

Kakuryu opens promotion bid with hard-fought win

Ozeki Kakuryu got on the war path in his first yokozuna promotion bid, dispatching rising star Endo on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. It was far from pretty as the ozeki nearly found himself on the losing end, ...