Kotoshogiku keeps share of lead

Jan 17, 2016

Kotoshogiku keeps share of lead

Kotoshogiku beat rival ozeki Kisenosato for the 32nd time on Sunday to maintain his share of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament lead with a perfect 8-0 record as the duo faced each other for the 58th time. In the day’s final bout at ...

Terunofuji loses again;  title still up for grabs

Sep 25, 2015

Terunofuji loses again; title still up for grabs

Kisenosato condemned overnight leader and fellow ozeki Terunofuji to his second consecutive defeat on Friday to throw the title race open with two days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kakuryu took full advantage of Terunofuji’s loss in the day’s last bout ...

Kisenosato remains in three-way tie for lead

Sep 16, 2015

Kisenosato remains in three-way tie for lead

Japanese hopeful Kisenosato beat Bulgarian grappler Aoiyama to post a fourth win and retain his share of the lead, while Kakuryu rebounded from Tuesday’s shock defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. It was a close call, but after both Kisenosato and ...

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Jul 25, 2015

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved within one win of extending his all-time record of career titles to 35 on Saturday with a demolition of nemesis Kisenosato on the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. But yokozuna rival Kakuryu bounced back from his second ...

Hakuho loses sole lead

May 23, 2015

Hakuho loses sole lead

Sumo Ozeki Kisenosato stunned Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Saturday to set up an interesting finish to the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho powered forward in the day’s penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, but Kisenosato, so often a thorn in Hakuho’s side in the past, ...

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mar 12, 2015

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho had another easy day at the office Thursday as he brushed aside second-ranked maegashira Takarafuji to stay perfect after five days of action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely, but it was a bad day ...

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Jan 21, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Hakuho took one giant step toward an unprecedented mark with a demolition of demotion-threatened Goeido, while rival yokozuna Harumafuji and Kakuryu both went tumbling on the 11th day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho, who is bidding to become the ...

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

May 25, 2014

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

Hakuho won his 29th career Emperor’s Cup when he dispensed with yokozuna rival Harumafuji in the finale of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho captured his first title in two meets with a 14-1 mark and moved to within two titles of ...

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

May 21, 2014

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

Yokozuna Hakuho was tripped up for a shock first defeat at the hands of sekiwake Goeido on Wednesday, throwing the door wide open in the title race on the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Ozeki Kisenosato came through with flying colors ...

Kisenosato’s promotion bid suffers devastating blow

Jan 19, 2014

Kisenosato’s promotion bid suffers devastating blow

Kisenosato’s slim hopes of promotion to yokozuna were all but shattered Sunday as komusubi Tochiozan sentenced the ozeki to his third defeat of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Sole leader Hakuho, meanwhile, took another step toward his 28th career Emperor’s Cup, seeing off ...