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 ...

Goeido beats Okinoumi, improves record to 7-0

Sep 17, 2016

Goeido beats Okinoumi, improves record to 7-0

Ozeki Goeido put maegashira upstart and joint overnight leader Okinoumi in his place to grab sole possession of top spot at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Goeido improved to 7-0, moving within one win of the eight he needs to retain his ...

Okinoumi, Goeido remain unbeaten

Sep 16, 2016

Okinoumi, Goeido remain unbeaten

Top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi added ozeki Kotoshogiku to his list of major scalps on Friday. As a result, he remained unbeaten and tied for the lead on the sixth day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Okinoumi looked to be heading to his ...

Okinoumi, Goeido tied for tourney lead

Sep 15, 2016

Okinoumi, Goeido tied for tourney lead

Giant-killing maegashira Okinoumi extended his perfect start to the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, but needed two attempts to send Shohozan packing and improve his record to 5-0. The surprise co-leader after defeating two yokozuna and two ozeki in his first four bouts ...

Okinoumi continues strong start to basho

Sep 14, 2016

Okinoumi continues strong start to basho

Okinoumi continued to steal the show at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as the top-ranked maegashira improved to a perfect 4-0 by defeating ozeki Terunofuji. In the first four days of the meet, Okinoumi has beaten both yokozuna Harumafuji (3-1) and Kakuryu ...

Kisenosato recovers from opening-day loss

Sep 12, 2016

Kisenosato recovers from opening-day loss

Ozeki Kisenosato got his latest bid for promotion to yokozuna back on track with victory over komusubi Tochiozan at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Stunned by top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi on the opening day of the 15-day basho on Sunday, Kisenosato set himself ...

Kisenosato eyes crown

Sep 10, 2016

Kisenosato eyes crown

Ozeki Kisenosato is looking for his elusive first championship and another chance for promotion to sumo’s highest rank, with injured yokozuna Hakuho not standing in his way, at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament which begins Sunday. Hakuho, who boasts a record 37 championships, is ...

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 ...