Jul 16, 2016

Ailing ozeki pulls out of tournament

Ozeki Kotoshogiku has withdrawn from the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament due to injury, his stablemaster Sadogatake said on Saturday. Kotoshogiku, who became the first Japanese-born wrestler in a decade to win a championship title with triumph at the New Year Basho in January, has ...

Hakuho bounces back, regains share of lead

Jul 15, 2016

Hakuho bounces back, regains share of lead

Normal service resumed at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday as Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock first defeat to get his bid for a record-extending 38th career championship back on track. Hakuho, whose winning streak stretching back to the second day ...

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

May 17, 2016

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

Kisenosato crushed out fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku to stay in a share of the lead and on track for a first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also improved to 10-0, while compatriot Harumafuji kept his title hopes ...

Hakuho wins easily on fourth day of basho

May 11, 2016

Hakuho wins easily on fourth day of basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho cemented his place among the early pacesetters with a routine win over Shodai at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Spring champion Hakuho, who with 36 career titles is the most successful wrestler in sumo history, shares the lead at ...

Kisenosato continues hunt for elusive title

May 7, 2016

Kisenosato continues hunt for elusive title

After ending an eight-month barren stretch with a record-extending 37th career championship in March, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho looks to be the slight favorite going into the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament getting underway in Tokyo on Sunday. But Kisenosato will have other ideas as the ...

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Mar 26, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Yokozuna Hakuho will enter the final day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in control of his own fate after improving to 13-1 on Saturday. Hakuho, whose sole loss came on the first day of action at Edion Arena Osaka, defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day’s penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up ...

Yokozuna Hakuho takes down Kisenosato

Mar 23, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho takes down Kisenosato

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho sentenced front-running ozeki Kisenosato to his first defeat on Wednesday, grabbing a share of the lead in the process at the Spring Grand Tournament. Kisenosato, who famously ended Hakuho’s 63-bout winning streak at the 2010 Kyushu tournament and also beat him ...

Kisenosato now 10-0

Mar 22, 2016

Kisenosato now 10-0

Kisenosato took another step toward his first career championship, while fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku’s promotion hopes were all but dashed at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato improved to 10-0 with a resilient victory over yokozuna Kakuryu (7-3), remaining as the only unbeaten ...

Kisenosato remains in control

Mar 21, 2016

Kisenosato remains in control

Kisenosato won the 59th edition of sumo’s longest-running top-flight rivalry in the blink of an eye Monday as he maintained his perfect record on the ninth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato, in sole possession of the lead at the turning point ...

Unbeaten Kisenosato alone atop standings

Mar 20, 2016

Unbeaten Kisenosato alone atop standings

Kisenosato continued to steal the spotlight on Sunday, when he won a battle of unbeatens to take the sole lead after eight days of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The veteran ozeki, seeking his first grand tournament championship, entered the day at Edion ...