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Ozeki Takayasu beats Ikioi for first win of Nagoya Basho

/ Jul 10, 2017

Ozeki Takayasu beats Ikioi for first win of Nagoya Basho

Takayasu earned his first win as ozeki on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, overpowering third-ranked maegshira Ikioi on Monday. A night after stumbling against Hokutofuji (1-1) to start the 15-day meet, Takayasu left nothing to chance against Ikioi, whom he had ...

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Jul 8, 2017

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Fighting fit and ready to rumble, newly promoted ozeki Takayasu takes center stage when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday. Takayasu took a hammering by yokozuna Kisenosato earlier in the week during practice bouts, but the ozeki insists he is in top ...

Kisenosato good to go

Jul 6, 2017

Kisenosato good to go

Yokozuna Kisenosato, who missed the last five days of the summer tournament in May due to chest and arm muscle injuries, will compete in the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Thursday. The 31-year-old grand champion's participation in the July 9-23 tournament ...

Kisenosato pleased with progress in recovery from injuries

Jun 27, 2017

Kisenosato pleased with progress in recovery from injuries

Yokozuna Kisenosato was content with the progress of his rehabilitation but minced words on Tuesday over his participation at the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The 30-year-old, who missed the last five days of May's Summer Basho due to left chest and arm muscle injuries, ...

Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

Jun 26, 2017

Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

The Japan Sumo Association released the banzuke rankings list for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, with the spotlight set to be cast on newly promoted ozeki Takayasu at the July 9-23 meet. Takayasu's promotion to sumo's second-highest rank last month completes a respectable ...

Takayasu celebrates promotion to sumo's second-highest rank

May 31, 2017

Takayasu celebrates promotion to sumo's second-highest rank

Sekiwake Takayasu was officially promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday by the Japan Sumo Association board of directors. The 27-year-old, whose father is Japanese and mother is from the Philippines, is the first new ozeki since Mongolian Terunofuji was promoted after the ...

Relieved Takayasu eyeing first title with ozeki promotion in the bag

May 29, 2017

Relieved Takayasu eyeing first title with ozeki promotion in the bag

Soon-to-be ozeki Takayasu spoke on Monday of his relief in coming through the crucial Summer Grand Sumo Tournament unhurt and with enough wins to make promotion almost certain, while making clear his sights are now set on an Emperor's Cup title. The Ibaraki-native, whose mother ...

Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

/ May 28, 2017

Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

A day after clinching his 38th career championship, yokozuna Hakuho put the icing on the cake Sunday, when he finished the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record. Although their bout had no impact on the championship, Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Harumafuji went ...