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Harumafuji savors sweet taste of victory at Autumn sumo tourney

Yokozuna Harumafuji, who won his ninth career title at the just-ended Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, let his guard down to media after a hard-fought playoff bout against ozeki Goeido, allowing his dramatic come-from-behind victory to finally sink in. "How delicious the sake tastes after you win," said Harumafuji in the traditional ...

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

/ Sep 21, 2017

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

Ozeki Goeido stayed on course for his second career championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, despite a surprise second defeat at the hands of fourth-ranked maegashira Shohozan. The loss in the day's penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan saw Goeido fall to 10-2, ...

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

/ Sep 20, 2017

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

Ozeki Goeido capitalized on a slip-up by his closest rival to move two wins clear at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. After Chiyotairyu crashed to a third defeat, Goeido (10-1) took full advantage in the day's penultimate bout, getting both hands on the ...

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

/ Sep 19, 2017

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

Ozeki Goeido remains the act to beat after he improved to 9-1 on Tuesday with five days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido has been an extremely tricky opponent so far in the 15-day event at Ryogoku Kokugikan, feinting and dodging his way ...

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

/ Sep 18, 2017

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

Ozeki Goeido won his eighth straight bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday to take sole lead and secure his status in sumo's second-highest rank. Goeido (8-1), who would have faced demotion with a losing record in the 15-day event, appeared uncharacteristically cautious ...

Goeido, Onosho, Daishomaru lead way at Autumn Basho

/ Sep 17, 2017

Goeido, Onosho, Daishomaru lead way at Autumn Basho

Ozeki Goeido and rank-and-filers Onosho and Daishomaru each improved their records to 7-1 on Sunday to retain a share of the lead midway through the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido took little time to bulldoze Mongolian komusubi Tamawashi (3-5) out of the dohyo ring at ...

Goeido moves closer to securing ozeki rank

/ Sep 16, 2017

Goeido moves closer to securing ozeki rank

Goeido is two wins away from retaining his ozeki rank after defeating fifth-ranked maegashira Shodai at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Goeido, who needs a winning record to stay an ozeki after this tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan, overpowered Shodai (4-3) to roll to ...

Goeido outfoxes Onosho, ties for tournament lead at 5-1

/ Sep 15, 2017

Goeido outfoxes Onosho, ties for tournament lead at 5-1

Ozeki Goeido seized a share of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament lead on Friday, when he improved to 5-1 by knocking off previously unbeaten Onosho. The 21-year-old Onosho, fighting as a No. 3 maegashira in just his third tournament in the elite makuuchi division, showed ...

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

/ Sep 14, 2017

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

Onosho upset Harumafuji in his first match against a yokozuna on Thursday, becoming the only wrestler with a perfect 5-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old No. 3 maegashira dodged the yokozuna's forceful shoves and got him off balance before slapping him ...

Kotoshogiku maintains perfect record

/ Sep 13, 2017

Kotoshogiku maintains perfect record

Former ozeki Kotoshogiku cruised to his fourth win on Wednesday, the fourth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. With three yokozuna and one ozeki having pulled out of the competition, the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan dawned without a single ...

Kotoshogiku outmuscles Harumafuji

/ Sep 12, 2017

Kotoshogiku outmuscles Harumafuji

Harumafuji's plea for a timeout went unanswered at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. As a result, top-ranked maegashira Kotoshogiku beat him in the most unexpected fashion. Harumafuji (2-1), the only yokozuna competing in the tournament, never put up a fight on the third ...

Harumafuji cruises as ozeki post mixed results

/ Sep 11, 2017

Harumafuji cruises as ozeki post mixed results

Harumafuji, the lone yokozuna competing at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, won for the second day in a row Monday, but the fates of the three ozeki were mixed, Goeido being the only one able to claim victory. Terunofuji, who along with Goeido is a ...