Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Sep 23, 2013

Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Yokozuna Hakuho widened the gap in his lead, tossing aside rank-and-filer Toyohibiki to remain unscathed after nine days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. The Mongolian, who is chasing his 27th career title and fourth in a row, improved to 9-0, a ...

Kisenosato puts an end to Hakuho win streak

Jul 20, 2013

Kisenosato puts an end to Hakuho win streak

Kisenosato, who began the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with hopes of promotion to yokozuna, earned a big win on Saturday, when he wrestled down yokozuna Hakuho on the penultimate day of the tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. A day after wrapping up his 26th ...

Promotion bid vanishes for struggling Kisenosato

Jul 13, 2013

Promotion bid vanishes for struggling Kisenosato

Kisenosato suffered a third and fatal loss at the hands of Goeido in his yokozuna bid, leaving the Naruto ozeki a discouraged wreck as the first week of action wrapped up at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. With everything on the line, ...

Kisenosato scores easy win against Shohozan

Jul 10, 2013

Kisenosato scores easy win against Shohozan

Kisenosato got his yokozuna promotion bid back on track after suffering his first defeat a day earlier, steamrolling komusubi Shohozan on the fourth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho, who is gunning to become the first foreign-born wrestler with 26 ...

Kisenosato steamrolls Tokitenku on day two

Jul 8, 2013

Kisenosato steamrolls Tokitenku on day two

Kisenosato stayed on course in his promotion bid for yokozuna with a royal smackdown of Tokitenku on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Yokozuna Hakuho, who has won the previous two tournaments with perfect 15-0 marks, extended his winning ...

Kisenosato gets off to strong start in Nagoya

Jul 7, 2013

Kisenosato gets off to strong start in Nagoya

Kisenosato got off to a perfect start in his quest for promotion to yokozuna with a routine win over Takekaze on Sunday, the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato, who is bidding to become the first Japanese-born yokozuna since Takanohana retired ...

Ozeki Kisenosato eyes promotion

Jul 6, 2013

Ozeki Kisenosato eyes promotion

Kisenosato will be looking to turn pressure into power when he takes his first crack at promotion to sumo’s top rank of yokozuna at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on Sunday. The surly ozeki, who turned 27 ...

Hakuho awaits ozeki rival

May 25, 2013

Hakuho awaits ozeki rival

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato both powered to their 13th wins on Friday to set up a mouth-watering showdown at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Unbeaten at 13-0, Hakuho and Kisenosato are the only two wrestlers in title contention and they go toe-to-toe ...