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Champion Tochinoshin finishes New Year Basho in style

A day after clinching his first championship, Tochinoshin finished the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday by dispatching fan-favorite Endo to finish with a 14-1 record. Tochinoshin, a third-ranked maegashira, survived a scare when he was pushed towards the edge, but he pulled himself together to force Endo (9-6) out ...

Tochinoshin moves victory away from snatching first title

/ Jan 26, 2018

Tochinoshin moves victory away from snatching first title

Tochinoshin is one win away from claiming his first championship after dispatching Ichinojo at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his third straight loss on the 13th-day of the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan and now trails Tochinoshin by two ...

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Kakuryu loses again

/ Jan 25, 2018

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Kakuryu loses again

Tochinoshin snatched a one-match lead Thursday after yokozunaKakuryu suffered his second loss in as many days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The No. 3 maegashira, who entered Day 12 of the 15-day tournament tied with Kakuryu, earned his fifth straight win at Ryogoku ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintains top spot at New Year Basho

/ Jan 23, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintains top spot at New Year Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu remained unbeaten and continued to dominate the raised ring with hi 10th straight victory on Tuesday at the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. After a rock-solid charge, Kakuryu grabbed No. 5 maegashira Okinoumi (3-7) by the belt and tried to lift him ...

Perfect yokozuna Kakuryu takes sole possession of lead

/ Jan 21, 2018

Perfect yokozuna Kakuryu takes sole possession of lead

A stylish win made yokozuna Kakuryu the sole leader on Sunday, the eighth day of the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Tied with undefeated sekiwake Mitakeumi at the start of the day, Kakuryu went into the day's finale at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan only needing ...

Kakuryu, Mitakeumi share lead with 7-0 records

/ Jan 20, 2018

Kakuryu, Mitakeumi share lead with 7-0 records

Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Mitakeumi remained unbeaten at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The tourney's seventh day opened with four wrestlers atop the elite makuuchi division with perfect records. Mitakeumi earned a safe but uninspired victory to improve to 7-0, while Kakuryu ...

Kakuryu holds off rival Kotoshogiku, improves to 6-0

/ Jan 19, 2018

Kakuryu holds off rival Kotoshogiku, improves to 6-0

Yokozuna Kakuryu survived a tough battle to retain his share of the lead on Friday, the sixth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. On a day when the back story threatened to overshadow the action, Kakuryu (6-0) and former ozeki Kotoshogiku provided the ...

Kisenosato exits New Year Basho citing injuries

/ Jan 19, 2018

Kisenosato exits New Year Basho citing injuries

Struggling yokozuna Kisenosato withdrew from his fifth consecutive tournament on Friday, a day after suffering a demoralizing fourth defeat at the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Although he pulled out citing injury, with just one tournament of perfect attendance in six meets at sumo's ...

Hakuho pulls out of current basho

/ Jan 18, 2018

Hakuho pulls out of current basho

Hakuho, one of three yokozuna competing in the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, has withdrawn due to toe injuries, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday. The Mongolian injured his left big toe during a loss to rank-and-file maegashira wrestler Yoshikaze on Wednesday, his second ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato upset for second straight day

/ Jan 17, 2018

Hakuho, Kisenosato upset for second straight day

Yokozuna duo Hakuho and Kisenosato were both ousted for the second consecutive day, falling to their respective opponents in defeats at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. There were shocks all around as first Kisenosato, the sole Japanese yokozuna, was dismissed to a ...