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 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 ...

Kisenosato stays with lead pack

Jul 13, 2016

Kisenosato stays with lead pack

Yokozuna hopeful Kisenosato produced another clinical win to retain his share of the early lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Kisenosato was in total control at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, the ozeki using his left hand and then his right to get ...

Kakuryu, Harumafuji suffer first losses at Nagoya Basho

Jul 12, 2016

Kakuryu, Harumafuji suffer first losses at Nagoya Basho

A pair of yokozuna were culled from the leading group on Tuesday, the third day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Losses by Kakuryu and fellow Mongolian Harumafuji, left their compatriot Hakuho as the only yokozuna to survive the first three days with a ...

Stars shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Jul 11, 2016

Stars shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Despite the heat and pressure of a possible promotion to yokozuna in the balance, ozeki Kisenosato was cool as a cucumber on Monday, winning his second straight match at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato joined all three yokozuna and injury-hit fellow ozeki Terunofuji ...

Hakuho bags perfect mark

May 22, 2016

Hakuho bags perfect mark

With a record-extending 37th career title already in the bag, Hakuho put the icing on the cake on Sunday, defeating fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu to finish with a spotless 15-0 record at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who clinched his second straight Emperor’s ...

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

May 21, 2016

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho increased his record total of grand sumo tournament championships to 37 on Saturday, when he won the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a day to spare. A day after dodging a bullet to see off previously unbeaten ozeki Kisenosato, the Mongolian ...