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Kisenosato improves to 8-2

/ Sep 18, 2018

Kisenosato improves to 8-2

Yokozuna Kisenosato continued his comeback run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, earning his first winning record since March 2017 when he clinched a second-straight top division championship. Before fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu closed out Day 10 of the 15-day tournament with ...

Mitakeumi dealt first loss

/ Jul 19, 2018

Mitakeumi dealt first loss

Sekiwake Mitakeumi suffered his first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, losing to ozeki Takayasu. In the final bout of Day 12, Takayasu went for a shoulder blast from the jump but conceded a belt hold to the tournament leader, who turned ...

Byzantine rules govern sumo's name shares

| Jun 13, 2018

Byzantine rules govern sumo's name shares

by John Gunning

Tochinoshin's promotion to ozeki comes with many perks. Most are connected to his life as an active wrestler, such as a boost in salary and parking privileges. One that kicks in after retirement, though, is an automatic three-year grace period before he has to acquire ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

/ May 19, 2018

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

Both yokozuna remained a win off the pace Saturday with routine victories on Day 7 of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (6-1) bounced back from his shock loss to second-ranked maegashira Abi the previous day at Ryogoku Kokugikan, quickly forcing out No. 4 ...

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

/ Mar 22, 2018

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Thursday, the 12th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where he remained in the lead. Facing Georgian sekiwake Tochinoshin (8-4), whom he had beaten 21 times in their 22 career meetings, Kakuryu could do little more than ...

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Kakuryu loses again

/ Jan 25, 2018

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Kakuryu loses again

Tochinoshin snatched a one-match lead Thursday after yokozunaKakuryu suffered his second loss in as many days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The No. 3 maegashira, who entered Day 12 of the 15-day tournament tied with Kakuryu, earned his fifth straight win at Ryogoku ...

Aug 18, 2017

Endo recovering from surgery on left ankle

Endo underwent surgery on his left ankle in late July after withdrawing from the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament earlier that month, his stablemaster Oitekaze said Thursday. Endo, who competed as a third-ranked maegashira in Nagoya, had loose matter removed from two locations on his ...

Unbeaten Hakuho whips Yoshikaze for another win

Jul 13, 2017

Unbeaten Hakuho whips Yoshikaze for another win

Yokozuna Hakuho mugged komusubi Yoshikaze on Thursday to stay tied for the lead on the fifth day of action at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho showed nifty footwork at the charge and got behind Yoshikaze (4-1) in a flash before easily bumping him out ...

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 ...