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Kisenosato keeps comeback on track with impressive Day 2 win

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 10, 2018

Kisenosato keeps comeback on track with impressive Day 2 win

Yokozuna Kisenosato continued his comeback from injury in winning fashion Monday with a hard-fought victory over komusubi Takakeisho at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Returning after missing a record eight-straight meets, Kisenosato withstood an opening onslaught from the quick and powerful up-and-comer to secure an ...

Yokozuna Kisenosato makes victorious return to dohyo

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 9, 2018

Yokozuna Kisenosato makes victorious return to dohyo

Kisenosato made a winning return on Sunday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after missing a record-setting eight consecutive meets due to injury. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu followed Kisenosato by winning their respective bouts on the first day of the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku ...

Expect the unexpected in wide-open Autumn Basho

Sumo Sep 8, 2018

Expect the unexpected in wide-open Autumn Basho

by John Gunning

The Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. Like most recent meets this one seems wide open and you could make a solid case for five or even six wrestlers being potential winners at the end of the two ...

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Sumo Sep 22, 2017

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Ozeki Goeido suffered a second straight shock defeat Friday and saw his lead cut to one heading into the final weekend of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, seeking a second career championship title, was second best throughout his match against fifth-ranked maegashira Takakeisho and ...

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2017

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

Ozeki Goeido stayed on course for his second career championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, despite a surprise second defeat at the hands of fourth-ranked maegashira Shohozan. The loss in the day's penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan saw Goeido fall to 10-2, ...

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2017

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

Ozeki Goeido capitalized on a slip-up by his closest rival to move two wins clear at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. After Chiyotairyu crashed to a third defeat, Goeido (10-1) took full advantage in the day's penultimate bout, getting both hands on the ...

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2017

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

Ozeki Goeido remains the act to beat after he improved to 9-1 on Tuesday with five days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido has been an extremely tricky opponent so far in the 15-day event at Ryogoku Kokugikan, feinting and dodging his way ...

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2017

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

Ozeki Goeido won his eighth straight bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday to take sole lead and secure his status in sumo's second-highest rank. Goeido (8-1), who would have faced demotion with a losing record in the 15-day event, appeared uncharacteristically cautious ...