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Yokozuna stay unbeaten at Nagoya Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 10, 2018

Yokozuna stay unbeaten at Nagoya Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho, along with newly promoted ozeki Tochinoshin, each continued their winning streak on Tuesday, the third day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kakuryu (3-0) easily dispatched top-ranked east maegashira Shodai (1-2), while Hakuho (3-0) flipped the west No. 1 Kotoshogiku ...

Big names shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 9, 2018

Big names shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Newly promoted ozeki Tochinoshin rolled to another victory on Monday, the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna duo Hakuho and Kakuryu also remained unbeaten at the 15-day meet at Dolphins Arena. Tochinoshin (2-0), who aims to become the first wrestler since Hakuho in ...

Kakuryu holds on to claim second straight championship

Sumo / Basho Reports May 27, 2018

Kakuryu holds on to claim second straight championship

Kakuryu defeated rival yokozuna Hakuho to win the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday and capture back-to-back championships for the first time in his career. Needing a win to avoid a championship playoff with ozeki-in-waiting Tochinoshin, Kakuryu defeated Hakuho for just the seventh time in ...

Kakuryu beats Tochinoshin to take lead at Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 26, 2018

Kakuryu beats Tochinoshin to take lead at Summer Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu defeated sekiwake Tochinoshin on Saturday to take sole lead of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with just one day remaining. Kakuryu (13-1) is now one win ahead of Tochinoshin (12-2) in the 15-day tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, while yokozuna Hakuho (11-3) suffered ...

Kakuryu and Tochinoshin tied with two days left in meet

Sumo / Basho Reports May 25, 2018

Kakuryu and Tochinoshin tied with two days left in meet

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu grabbed a share of the lead Friday at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after sekiwake Tochinoshin suffered his first loss. Kakuryu (12-1) dispatched sekiwake Ichinojo (7-6) in Day 13's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, using good technique to overcome a 65-kg weight ...

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 24, 2018

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

Sekiwake Tochinoshin maintained his perfect record and sole share of the lead Thursday with a breakthrough victory over yokozuna Hakuho on Day 12 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. The sekiwake came into the final bout of the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan without a single ...

Tochinoshin remains ahead of yokozuna duo with 11-0 mark

Sumo / Basho Reports May 23, 2018

Tochinoshin remains ahead of yokozuna duo with 11-0 mark

Tochinoshin remained at the top of the heap with an unbeaten record on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochinoshin remained one win ahead of Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Kakuryu, who survived a scare against komusubi Mitakeumi (7-4) at Tokyo's Ryogoku ...

Tochinoshin still unbeaten; Hakuho, Kakuryu both win

Sumo / Basho Reports May 22, 2018

Tochinoshin still unbeaten; Hakuho, Kakuryu both win

Yokozuna Hakuho overcame a spirited effort Tuesday from komusubi Endo to remain one win off the pace at the Summer Grand Summer Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu likewise improved to 9-1 with a somewhat controversial win, while tournament leader Tochinoshin maintained a perfect record on Day ...

Tochinoshin stays perfect at Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 21, 2018

Tochinoshin stays perfect at Summer Basho

Sekiwake Tochinoshin retained his lead and a perfect record with an easy victory over No. 3 maegashira Daieisho on Monday, the ninth day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochinoshin, who could be promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki with 10 wins here, ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

Sumo / Basho Reports May 19, 2018

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

Both yokozuna remained a win off the pace Saturday with routine victories on Day 7 of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (6-1) bounced back from his shock loss to second-ranked maegashira Abi the previous day at Ryogoku Kokugikan, quickly forcing out No. 4 ...