Harumafuji may need to undergo elbow surgery

Jul 27, 2017

Harumafuji may need to undergo elbow surgery

Yokozuna Harumafuji may require left elbow surgery, a move which would not only rule him out of the summer regional tour beginning this weekend, but also the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September, his stablemaster said Thursday. "He has inflammation in his left elbow and ...

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 my ...

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 line, ...

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 5 ...

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 (9-4). ...

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 Harumafuji ...

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

/ Sep 20, 2016

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

Goeido continued his perfect run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating fellow ozeki Terunofuji to claim his 10th victory at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Yokozuna Harumafuji and No. 14 maegashira Endo still trail Goeido with identical 9-1 records. Ozeki Kisenosato kept his hopes for promotion ...

Ozeki Goeido retains lead at Autumn Basho

/ Sep 19, 2016

Ozeki Goeido retains lead at Autumn Basho

Ozeki Goeido used all his strength to shove No. 5 maegashira Aoiyama out of the ring Monday to maintain sole lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 9-0 record. Yokozuna Harumafuji and 14th-ranked maegashira Endo remain in a share of second place, ...

Goeido stays in front, preserves ozeki status

/ Sep 18, 2016

Goeido stays in front, preserves ozeki status

Goeido made mincemeat of Yoshikaze to maintain his slender lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday and secure his ozeki status for the next basho into the bargain. Needing a majority of wins to save his rank after going 7-8 in Nagoya in ...

Okinoumi, Goeido remain unbeaten

/ Sep 16, 2016

Okinoumi, Goeido remain unbeaten

Top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi added ozeki Kotoshogiku to his list of major scalps on Friday. As a result, he remained unbeaten and tied for the lead on the sixth day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Okinoumi looked to be heading to his first defeat ...

Okinoumi, Goeido tied for tourney lead

/ Sep 15, 2016

Okinoumi, Goeido tied for tourney lead

Giant-killing maegashira Okinoumi extended his perfect start to the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, but needed two attempts to send Shohozan packing and improve his record to 5-0. The surprise co-leader after defeating two yokozuna and two ozeki in his first four bouts at ...

Okinoumi continues strong start to basho

/ Sep 14, 2016

Okinoumi continues strong start to basho

Okinoumi continued to steal the show at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as the top-ranked maegashira improved to a perfect 4-0 by defeating ozeki Terunofuji. In the first four days of the meet, Okinoumi has beaten both yokozuna Harumafuji (3-1) and Kakuryu (2-2) ...