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Mitakeumi takes another step toward title

Sekiwake Mitakeumi earned his 11th straight victory, retaining his two-win lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Mitakeumi claimed a solid win on Day 11 against No. 4 maegashira Kaisei (7-4), who had won all of their four previous match-ups. The undefeated sekiwake was pushed to his opponent's right ...

Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record

Jul 15, 2018

Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record

Sekiwake Mitakeumi maintained his perfect record and the sole lead Sunday, the midway point of the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mitakeumi (8-0) defeated No. 2 maegashira Chiyonokuni (4-4) in the tournament at Dolphins Arena with all three yokozuna out of action. Chiyonokuni forced the ...

Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead

/ Jul 14, 2018

Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead

Sekiwake Mitakeumi stayed unbeaten Saturday to hold onto the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fighting in his ninth-straight tournament among the three sanyaku rankings beneath yokozuna, Mitakeumi kept a breakthrough top-level title in his sights by beating veteran Kotoshogiku on Day 7 ...

Injured Kakuryu pulls out; Mitakeumi still unbeaten

/ Jul 13, 2018

Injured Kakuryu pulls out; Mitakeumi still unbeaten

Ozeki Tochinoshin suffered his first loss at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, leaving sekiwake Mitakeumi the only wrestler at the meet with a perfect record. In the day's final bout at Dolphins Arena, Tochinoshin (5-1) suffered a shock defeat to komusubi Tamawashi (3-3). ...

Abi hands Kakuryu second loss in Nagoya

/ Jul 12, 2018

Abi hands Kakuryu second loss in Nagoya

Up-and-coming youngster Abi caused an upset Thursday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament by handing yokozuna Kakuryu his second loss. In the final bout on Day 5, the 24-year-old No. 3 maegashira exchanged a barrage of blows with the Mongolian-born yokozuna before forcing him out ...

Yokozuna stay unbeaten at Nagoya Basho

/ 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

/ 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 favored in Nagoya

Jul 7, 2018

Kakuryu favored in Nagoya

Even without rival yokozuna Kisenosato in the mix, Kakuryu is going to be hard pressed to extend his championship streak to three at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that kicks off Sunday at Dolphins Arena. The 32-year-old Kakuryu will still have his hands full with ...

Kisenosato to miss eighth straight meet

Jul 5, 2018

Kisenosato to miss eighth straight meet

Kisenosato will withdraw from the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, extending his streak of missed events to a yokozuna-record eight meets, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Thursday. Kisenosato, the first Japan-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo's highest rank, has missed all or ...

Jun 27, 2018

Zero applicants apply to join pro sumo before upcoming Nagoya Basho

The Japan Sumo Association said Wednesday that no one applied to join professional sumo ahead of the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, marking the second time this had happened under the current system. With no applicants, the JSA was forced to cancel its new recruit ...