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Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

/ May 15, 2017

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Yokozuna Kisenosato picked up his first win of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, avoiding successive defeats by beating second-ranked maegashira Okinoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A night after being upset by komsubi Yoshikaze (1-1) on the opening day of his second tourney as yokozuna, ...

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

/ May 14, 2017

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

Yokozuna Kisenosato's bid for a third consecutive championship title took an early blow with a shock defeat to komusubi Yoshikaze on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu also suffered an upset, but the other two yokozuna — Hakuho and Harumafuji ...

Kisenosato heads into Summer Basho as top-ranked fighter

/ May 1, 2017

Kisenosato heads into Summer Basho as top-ranked fighter

Having waited years to reach sumo's pinnacle, Kisenosato enters the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament looking for his second championship as yokozuna and his third in a row. The 30-year-old enters the May 14-28 tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan holding the top east slot among the ...

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

/ Mar 25, 2017

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

Injury-hit yokozuna Kisenosato took to the ring but was powerless to prevent his second defeat in two days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, when ozeki Terunofuji took the sole lead with one day remaining. Kisenosato's participation at Edion Arena Osaka was doubtful ...

Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss

/ Mar 24, 2017

Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss

Yokozuna Harumafuji sent Kisenosato tumbling down the ring to his first defeat as yokozuna — and left him with an injury — on Friday, the 13th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where ozeki Terunofuji now shares the lead also with one defeat. Harumafuji ...

Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

/ Mar 22, 2017

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 ...

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

/ Mar 21, 2017

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with Tagonoura stablemate Takayasu. With five days left in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka, Kisenosato, who won his first ...

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

/ Mar 20, 2017

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and sekiwake Takayasu, both wrestlers of the Tagonoura stable, remained in a share of the lead with 9-0 records Monday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Sekiwake Kotoshogiku made a strong charge against Kisenosato, taking little time to bulldoze the new yokozuna to ...