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Takayasu rains on Kakuryu's Spring Basho victory parade

Ozeki Takayasu may have finished without a title, but he finished the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in style with a win over yokozuna Kakuryu on Sunday. Takayasu and Kakuryu were forced to refight the tournament's final bout on the 15th and final day at Edion Arena Osaka, where judges were unable ...

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

/ Mar 22, 2018

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Thursday, the 12th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where he remained in the lead. Facing Georgian sekiwake Tochinoshin (8-4), whom he had beaten 21 times in their 22 career meetings, Kakuryu could do little more than ...

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

/ Mar 20, 2018

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his perfect record and took sole command of the lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The yokozuna needed a few more seconds than usual to dispatch Chiyomaru (4-6) in their first career meeting, but in the ...

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

/ Mar 18, 2018

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and No. 6 maegashira Kaisei each won on Sunday to remain unbeaten and in the lead on the eighth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The only yokozuna in the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka following the withdrawals of Hakuho and ...

Kakuryu, Kaisei improve to 7-0 at Spring Basho

/ Mar 17, 2018

Kakuryu, Kaisei improve to 7-0 at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu survived a scare to remain unbeaten and tied for the lead on Saturday, the seventh day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. After a string of comprehensive wins, the Mongolian was forced back to the straw after a strong initial slapping barrage by ...

Kakuryu bulldozes Arawashi on fourth day of basho

/ Mar 14, 2018

Kakuryu bulldozes Arawashi on fourth day of basho

Despite lingering pain in his right fingers, yokozuna Kakuryu fought like he was in top form Wednesday to remain unbeaten on the fourth day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu wasted little time in the final match at Edion Arena Osaka, pushing No. ...

Kakuryu stays tied for lead with victory over Tamawashi

/ Mar 13, 2018

Kakuryu stays tied for lead with victory over Tamawashi

Yokozuna Kakuryu picked up another victory on Tuesday to remain undefeated on the third day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu (3-0) got the better of the initial charge against top-ranked maegashira Tamawashi (2-1), shoving his fellow Mongolian into a backwards slide and ...