Kotoshogiku displays strength in victory

Mar 15, 2016

Kotoshogiku displays strength in victory

Ozeki Kotoshogiku, pursuing a second straight championship and promotion to yokozuna, improved to 3-0 on Tuesday, the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Against an opponent he had routinely beaten in the past, Kotoshogiku needed two tries to overcome No. 2 maegashira ...

Kotoshogiku plows on with promotion push

Mar 14, 2016

Kotoshogiku plows on with promotion push

Ozeki Kotoshogiku’s drive for his second straight championship and promotion to yokozuna continued at full speed Monday, beating Yoshikaze on the second day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The 32-year-old Kotoshogiku struggled with his balance on the tachiai under pressure from Yoshikaze (1-1). ...

Kotoshogiku shocks Harumafuji to home in on prize

Jan 21, 2016

Kotoshogiku shocks Harumafuji to home in on prize

Ozeki Kotoshogiku floored Harumafuji on Thursday to complete a clean sweep of yokozuna and retain sole possession of the lead heading into the final straight at the New Year Grand Tournament. Kotoshogiku (12-0), whose sensational form here has put him in position to become ...

Harumafuji suffers second-day loss

Jan 11, 2016

Harumafuji suffers second-day loss

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered a setback on the second day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, falling to No. 1 maegashira Shohozan. Harumafuji, looking to add to his Kyushu basho title in November, was overturned at the edge of the ring. The ...

Harumafuji starts basho with win

Jan 10, 2016

Harumafuji starts basho with win

Harumafuji, the winner of November’s Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, opened the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a textbook victory on Sunday. The Mongolian, who has been inconsistent since his promotion to sumo’s highest rank of yokozuna, quickly got one ...

Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Nov 22, 2015

Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji captured his seventh career title in his comeback from injury, despite a final-day defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Harumafuji (13-2) looked like he had squandered his chance of winning the championship in regulation when he got blasted ...

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Nov 21, 2015

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Yokozuna Hakuho was surprisingly beaten for the second successive day as Harumafuji grabbed sole possession of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. On the penultimate day of the year’s final meet, Hakuho (12-2), who suffered his first defeat here at ...

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Nov 20, 2015

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Harumafuji leveled the playing field on Friday, upstaging fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho with a make-or-break leap on his initial charge to leave them both with 12 wins with two days remaining in the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho attacked to the left on ...