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Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

/ Jul 17, 2018

Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

Sekiwake Mitakeumi remained in sole possession of the lead after earning his 10th straight win on Tuesday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. In their first career matchup, Mitakeumi and No. 4 maegashira Kagayaki (3-7) locked up after the initial charge and briefly held their ...

Kakuryu steamrolls Kaisei to close in on clinching title

/ Mar 23, 2018

Kakuryu steamrolls Kaisei to close in on clinching title

Yokozuna Kakuryu inched toward his fourth career championship on Friday, the 13th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu (12-1) defeated No. 6 maegashira Kaisei, his closest rival in the 15-day competition, opening up a two-win lead over the field with two days of ...

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 ...

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

/ Mar 20, 2018

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his perfect record and took sole command of the lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The yokozuna needed a few more seconds than usual to dispatch Chiyomaru (4-6) in their first career meeting, but in the ...

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

/ Mar 18, 2018

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and No. 6 maegashira Kaisei each won on Sunday to remain unbeaten and in the lead on the eighth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The only yokozuna in the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka following the withdrawals of Hakuho and ...

Kakuryu, Kaisei improve to 7-0 at Spring Basho

/ Mar 17, 2018

Kakuryu, Kaisei improve to 7-0 at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu survived a scare to remain unbeaten and tied for the lead on Saturday, the seventh day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. After a string of comprehensive wins, the Mongolian was forced back to the straw after a strong initial slapping barrage by ...

Legend Hakuho earns  1,000th career victory

/ Nov 15, 2016

Legend Hakuho earns 1,000th career victory

Yokozuna Hakuho reached a milestone Tuesday, picking up his 1,000th career win by defeating No. 2 maegashira Kaisei on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Ozeki Goeido also kept the pace, thrusting second-ranked maegashira Yoshikaze down onto his knees with a side ...

Hakuho takes sole lead

/ May 22, 2015

Hakuho takes sole lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came roaring back from a shock defeat to beat ozeki Kotoshogiku on Friday and seize sole possession of the lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with two rounds of bouts remaining. Overnight co-leader Kaisei lost for the second day in a ...