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Legend Hakuho earns  1,000th career victory

Nov 15, 2016

Legend Hakuho earns 1,000th career victory

Yokozuna Hakuho reached a milestone Tuesday, picking up his 1,000th career win by defeating No. 2 maegashira Kaisei on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Ozeki Goeido also kept the pace, thrusting second-ranked maegashira Yoshikaze down onto his knees with a ...

Yokozuna-chasing Goeido eases past Takayasu

Nov 14, 2016

Yokozuna-chasing Goeido eases past Takayasu

Promotion-chasing ozeki Goeido made it two out of two at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, thrusting down sekiwake Takayasu in seconds to continue his comfortable start. Goeido, who won his first championship two months ago at the Autumn tourney and will reach ...

Goeido, Hakuho win on first day of Kyushu tourney

Nov 13, 2016

Goeido, Hakuho win on first day of Kyushu tourney

Ozeki Goeido had a small scare during his bout with Tochiozan on Sunday but got off to a winning start on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Hakuho showed a strong comeback after missing the September meet due to ...

Goeido in hunt for yokozuna promotion

Oct 31, 2016

Goeido in hunt for yokozuna promotion

Goeido, who has been mostly mediocre during his time at the second-highest rank of ozeki, will have the unlikely chance of reaching the exalted rank of yokozuna at the Nov. 13-27 Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Two years on from appearing as ozeki for the ...

Former komusubi Haguroiwa dies at 70

Oct 24, 2016

Former komusubi Haguroiwa dies at 70

Former komusubi Haguroiwa, most famously known for snapping yokozuna Taiho’s then-second-longest 45-bout winning streak in March 1969, passed away Sunday morning of kidney failure, the Japan Sumo Association said Monday. He was 70. His birth name Tomojiro Toda, the Miyazaki native beat Taiho in ...

Goeido still in shock after first career title

Sep 26, 2016

Goeido still in shock after first career title

Ozeki Goeido on Monday admitted he was surprised at his stunning championship win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, saying his maiden title victory with a perfect 15-0 record was beyond his wildest dreams. “My best record had been 12 wins. Not even in ...

Victorious Goeido ends basho with 15-0 record

Sep 25, 2016

Victorious Goeido ends basho with 15-0 record

Goeido became the first kadoban ozeki in sumo history to win the Emperor’s Cup with a perfect record after outclassing Kotoshogiku on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Goeido came into the fall tourney with his rank on the ...

Goeido locks up first title with 14th victory

Sep 24, 2016

Goeido locks up first title with 14th victory

Ozeki Goeido captured his first Emperor’s Cup title after downing sixth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Goeido maintained his perfect record on the penultimate day of the 15-day meet, comfortably beating Tamawashi (9-5) by yorikiri. At 30 years and ...

Unbeaten Goeido closes in on first title

Sep 23, 2016

Unbeaten Goeido closes in on first title

Ozeki Goeido put one hand on his first Emperor’s Cup after defeating yokozuna Harumafuji to maintain his perfect record with two days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Goeido (13-0) can win the championship Saturday if he beats sixth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi ...

Goeido moves closer to first championship

Sep 22, 2016

Goeido moves closer to first championship

Goeido moved within reach of his first-ever championship as the ozeki remained unbeaten after 12 days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after defeating lackluster yokozuna Kakuryu on Thursday. Yokozuna Harumafuji, sekiwake Takayasu and rank-and-file grappler Endo are two wins behind with three days ...

Goeido still unbeaten

Sep 21, 2016

Goeido still unbeaten

Goeido continued his winning ways at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as he defeated fellow ozeki Kisenosato and all but shattered the latter’s chance for promotion to yokozuna. Goeido now has an 11-0 record, extending his lead to two wins after yokozuna ...