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 ...

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 ...