Hakuho still on target for 39th Emperor's Cup

/ Jul 22, 2017

Hakuho still on target for 39th Emperor's Cup

Record-breaking yokozuna Hakuho zeroed in on his 39th championship title by easily seeing off ozeki Goeido on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.The Mongolian, who collected his 1,048th career win on Friday, was in total control at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, ...

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Dec 27, 2016

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Three Japanese ozeki were in contention for promotion to yokozuna in 2016, raising hopes that a homegrown wrestler may reach sumo’s top rank for the first time in nearly two decades.While Kotoshogiku, Kisenosato and Goeido could not manage to become the first Japan-born yokozuna ...

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 bout ...

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 over ...

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, the ...

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 over ...

Free-falling Goeido slumps to third defeat

/ Nov 21, 2016

Free-falling Goeido slumps to third defeat

Ozeki Goeido’s dream of reaching the highest rank of yokozuna fell back to the drawing board after he suffered his third defeat Monday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, where yokozuna Kakuryu remained perfect.Goeido (6-3), whose chance was hit severely with his loss a ...

Narrow defeat harms Goeido's promotion push

Nov 20, 2016

Narrow defeat harms Goeido's promotion push

Ozeki Goeido’s chance of getting promoted to yokozuna was dealt a blow on Sunday, in a narrow loss to sekiwake Okinoumi for his second defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.After a false start, Goeido’s tame charge was sharply countered by Okinoumi (2-6), who ...

Goeido, Hakuho bounce back from defeats

/ Nov 19, 2016

Goeido, Hakuho bounce back from defeats

Ozeki Goeido dodged a bullet and got his bid for promotion to sumo’s highest rank back on track, while Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also rebounded from his first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.The wins kept the pair within striking distance of ...

Goeido, Hakuho fall; Kakuryu still unbeaten

/ Nov 18, 2016

Goeido, Hakuho fall; Kakuryu still unbeaten

Goeido’s hopes of promotion to yokozuna suffered a blow when Tamawashi sentenced the ozeki to his first defeat of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday.Returning yokozuna and joint overnight leader Hakuho also suffered an upset, leaving Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu in sole possession of ...

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 Kokusai ...