Title to be decided on final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 20, 2019

Title to be decided on final day

Yokozuna Kakuryu reclaimed the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday as yokozuna rival Hakuho suffered a shock loss to former ozeki Kotoshogiku with one day remaining at the 15-day tournament. Kakuryu will go into the final day with a one-win lead ...

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 18, 2019

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Kakuryu maintained his one-win lead over Hakuho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament after both yokozuna prevailed on Thursday. Five-time champion Kakuryu improved to a perfect 12-0 with a victory over No. 6 maegashira Chiyotairyu (6-6) on Day 12 at Dolphins Arena. Unbeaten in their 11 ...

Kakuryu moves to 10-0 with win

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 16, 2019

Kakuryu moves to 10-0 with win

Yokozuna Kakuryu survived a slight scare Tuesday to claim his 10th straight win of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while Hakuho bounced back from his first loss of the 15-day meet to stay a win behind his fellow yokozuna. Kakuryu dodged a bullet against No. ...

Sumo 101: Futabayama's win streak

Sumo Jul 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Futabayama's win streak

by John Gunning

Sumo fans these days have the privilege of being able to watch the greatest rikishi of all time live in the ring. For a sport that's been around for a couple of millennia in one form or another that's no small thing. While Raiden may have ...

Yokozuna secure winning records on Day 8

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 14, 2019

Yokozuna secure winning records on Day 8

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu each clinched a winning record on Sunday and remained the only undefeated wrestlers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho dodged a bullet against No. 3 maegashira Shodai (4-4) in the final bout on Day 8 of the 15-day meet ...

Yokozuna move to 7-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 13, 2019

Yokozuna move to 7-0

Joint leaders Hakuho and Kakuryu both won again on Saturday to wrap up the first week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with unbeaten records. Hakuho comfortably accounted for No. 3 maegashira Daieisho, while fellow Mongolian Kakuryu improved to 12-0 in his career against No. ...

Sumo 101: Joining sumo

Sumo Jul 13, 2019

Sumo 101: Joining sumo

by John Gunning

Virtually every athlete on teams like Real Madrid or the Chicago Bears came up through a youth system or showed promise while playing in high school or college, with many of them already well versed in their sport of choice by the time their ...

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2019

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu continued their unbeaten march at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, improving to 6-0 with victories over rank-and-file opponents. The two yokozuna are in a two-way tie for the lead at Dolphins Arena after the last two undefeated maegashira were ...

Yokozuna rivals remain unbeaten after fifth day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 11, 2019

Yokozuna rivals remain unbeaten after fifth day

Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho stayed unbeaten on Thursday to keep their share of the lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The two Mongolians are tied at 5-0 with No. 7 maegashira Tomokaze and No. 16 Terutsuyoshi following five days of the 15-day tournament at ...