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Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

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Rikishi in Japan are coming up big — literally and figuratively — doing little things to promote the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and, though not part of the Olympic program, the ancient national sport of sumo. On Wednesday, 70 wrestlers of sumo's top two divisions, including all four yokozuna, took part ...

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Sep 22, 2017

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Ozeki Goeido suffered a second straight shock defeat Friday and saw his lead cut to one heading into the final weekend of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, seeking a second career championship title, was second best throughout his match against fifth-ranked maegashira Takakeisho and ...

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 ...