Kisenosato back in win column

/ May 18, 2017

Kisenosato back in win column

Yokozuna Kisenosato dug in deep to get his faltering bid for a third straight championship title back on track with a win over second-ranked maegashira Chiyoshoma at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.Looking to rebound from a shock second defeat Wednesday, Kisenosato (3-2) ...

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

/ May 15, 2017

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Yokozuna Kisenosato picked up his first win of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, avoiding successive defeats by beating second-ranked maegashira Okinoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan.A night after being upset by komsubi Yoshikaze (1-1) on the opening day of his second tourney as yokozuna, ...

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

/ Mar 25, 2017

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

Injury-hit yokozuna Kisenosato took to the ring but was powerless to prevent his second defeat in two days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, when ozeki Terunofuji took the sole lead with one day remaining.Kisenosato’s participation at Edion Arena Osaka was doubtful ...

Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

/ Mar 22, 2017

Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu handed surprising sekiwake Takayasu his first loss on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Kisenosato remained unbeaten.The newly minted yokozuna survived a scare from No. 4 maegashira Yoshikaze to improve to 11-0 in the 15-day tourney ...

Kisenosato, two others maintain overall lead

/ Mar 17, 2017

Kisenosato, two others maintain overall lead

Yokozuna Kisenosato made it six out of six and remained one of the three unbeaten wrestlers at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, when Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his second loss at Edion Arena Osaka.Kisenosato continued his solid form as he left no ...

Kisenosato holds nerve on day of upsets at Spring Basho

/ Mar 15, 2017

Kisenosato holds nerve on day of upsets at Spring Basho

Yokozuna debutant Kisenosato burst Sokokurai’s bubble Wednesday to preserve his unbeaten start on a day when two of his main rivals crashed to upset defeats at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.Kisenosato improved to 4-0 as the only yokozuna yet to taste defeat at the ...

Four yokozuna vying for title at Spring Basho

Mar 11, 2017

Four yokozuna vying for title at Spring Basho

Late bloomer Kisenosato will be hoping to get off on the right foot when he faces rank-and-file wrestler Takekaze in his debut as yokozuna on the first day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.All four yokozuna — one Japanese and three Mongolian ...

Kakuryu pulls out of New Year Basho

/ Jan 18, 2017

Kakuryu pulls out of New Year Basho

Kakuryu became the second yokozuna to pull out of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament when the Mongolian withdrew Wednesday due to a right leg injury.The 31-year-old Kakuryu, who won the Kyushu title in November, has struggled at this tournament and lost his fifth ...