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Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu handed surprising sekiwake Takayasu his first loss on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Kisenosato remained unbeaten. The newly minted yokozuna survived a scare from No. 4 maegashira Yoshikaze to improve to 11-0 in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka. Ozeki ...

Kisenosato, two others maintain overall lead

/ Mar 17, 2017

Kisenosato, two others maintain overall lead

Yokozuna Kisenosato made it six out of six and remained one of the three unbeaten wrestlers at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, when Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his second loss at Edion Arena Osaka. Kisenosato continued his solid form as he left ...

Kisenosato keeps perfect record intact

/ Mar 14, 2017

Kisenosato keeps perfect record intact

Kisenosato overpowered plucky Takanoiwa to make it three wins out of three in his debut at yokozuna at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho and Kakuryu also emerged victorious in their bouts, but Harumafuji missed the chance to complete a clean sweep ...

Kisenosato wins yokozuna debut

/ Mar 12, 2017

Kisenosato wins yokozuna debut

Kisenosato won his yokozuna debut with ease Sunday, barreling out top-ranked maegashira Takekaze on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo’s latest yokozuna, the 69th in the sport’s history, only needed a few quick shoves to beat Takekaze by oshidashi before ...

Kisenosato boosts case for promotion to yokozuna

/ Jan 22, 2017

Kisenosato boosts case for promotion to yokozuna

Ozeki Kisenosato came one step closer to becoming yokozuna as he twisted down hard-shoving Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Sunday, the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The win was the icing on the cake for Kisenosato (14-1), who had secured his ...

Ozeki Kisenosato clinches first title

/ Jan 21, 2017

Ozeki Kisenosato clinches first title

Ozeki Kisenosato dispatched maegashira Ichinojo on Saturday and then cashed in on a slip-up by yokozuna Hakuho to capture his long-awaited first championship at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. After a near false start by No. 13 maegashira Ichinojo, Kisenosato (13-1) allowed his ...

Kisenosato remains in control of title chase

/ Jan 19, 2017

Kisenosato remains in control of title chase

Ozeki Kisenosato took another major step toward his first championship title with a win over Ikioi Thursday, keeping him in sole possession of the lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to finally shed his tag as a nearly man after coming ...