Takakeisho's ozeki return spoiled by chest injury

Sumo Sep 23, 2019

Takakeisho's ozeki return spoiled by chest injury

Sekiwake Takakeisho's star-crossed journey to sumo's second-highest rank continued on Monday, when he was diagnosed with a chest muscle strain, his stablemaster said. According to stablemaster Chiganoura, Takakeisho suffered a strained left pectoral muscle on Sunday and will require six weeks of treatment. The news ...

Mitakeumi beats Takakeisho in playoff to earn second title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 22, 2019

Mitakeumi beats Takakeisho in playoff to earn second title

Mitakeumi defeated fellow sekiwake Takakeisho in a dramatic playoff on Sunday to win the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament and claim his second top-division championship while denying Takakeisho the same. The 26-year-old from Dewanoumi stable hoisted the Emperor's Cup for the second time in his five-year ...

Trio tied for lead entering final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2019

Trio tied for lead entering final day

Three wrestlers head into the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament tied for the lead, with sekiwake duo Takakeisho and Mitakeumi winning on Saturday to set up a showdown with surprise rank-and-filer Okinoumi. The two wrestlers at sumo's third-highest rank will battle for ...

Title chase now wide open

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2019

Title chase now wide open

The race for the Emperor's Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament was thrown wide open again when Takakeisho lost to ozeki Goeido on Friday and fell into a four-way tie for the lead with two days remaining. A day after securing promotion back to ...

Takakeisho moves ahead of the pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2019

Takakeisho moves ahead of the pack

Takakeisho took the outright lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, beating Myogiryu to improve to 10-2 and secure promotion back to ozeki. The sekiwake, who is making his return from a knee injury, sits alone atop the standings after joint overnight leader ...

Takakeisho holds onto tie for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2019

Takakeisho holds onto tie for lead

Takakeisho pulled off a big win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, defeating ozeki Tochinoshin to remain in a tie for the lead in his bid to get re-promoted and win a second top-division title. The young sekiwake earned his fourth-straight win of ...

Five rikishi share lead after Day 10

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2019

Five rikishi share lead after Day 10

Mitakeumi, Takakeisho and Asanoyama earned impressive victories Tuesday to move into a five-way tie for the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The logjam at the top of the standings at Ryogoku Kokugikan follows losses on Day 10 by the joint overnight leaders, No. ...

Okinoumi surrenders top spot on ninth day of basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 16, 2019

Okinoumi surrenders top spot on ninth day of basho

Okinoumi suffered his first loss of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday and fell into a two-way tie for the lead with fellow rank-and-filer Meisei. The No. 8 maegashira saw the longest winning streak of his top-division career come to a sudden end and ...

Perfect Okinoumi remains in front

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2019

Perfect Okinoumi remains in front

Rank-and-filer Okinoumi earned his eighth straight win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday to remain undefeated and in sole control at the midpoint of the 15-day meet. The No. 8 maegashira is the first top-division man to secure a winning record at Tokyo's ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu withdraws from Autumn Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2019

Yokozuna Kakuryu withdraws from Autumn Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu pulled out of the ongoing Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a left knee injury on Sunday, a day after suffering his third straight loss to a rank-and-file wrestler. The 34-year-old Mongolian yokozuna said the knee had been bothering him prior to the ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Okinoumi maintained the sole lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, improving to 7-0 with an impressive win over fellow rank-and-file grappler Myogiryu. The No. 8 maegashira, who became the outright leader the previous day, has a one-win buffer over a trio of ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 13, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

A mishap involving a referee left maegashira Okinoumi in the sole lead of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, the sixth day of competition. No. 8 maegashira Okinoumi started the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan with a 5-0 record along with sekiwake Takakeisho. But Takakeisho ...