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 ...

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 suffers another setback

Sep 13, 2016

Kisenosato suffers another setback

Kisenosato’s bid for promotion to yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament is now hanging by a thread after the ozeki suffered his second defeat on Tuesday. The Tagonoura stable wrestler slumped to 1-2 at the 15-day tourney, falling to second-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin (1-2) ...

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 ...

Jul 26, 2016

Kisenosato keeps promotion bid alive

Ozeki Kisenosato may need to win the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September to earn promotion to the sports’s highest rank, members of the Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council said Monday. A day after the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament concluded with yokozuna ...