Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

Jun 26, 2017

Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

The Japan Sumo Association released the banzuke rankings list for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, with the spotlight set to be cast on newly promoted ozeki Takayasu at the July 9-23 meet. Takayasu's promotion to sumo's second-highest rank last month completes a respectable ...

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

/ May 24, 2017

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

Japanese-born yokozuna Kisenosato, who had been gunning for his third straight title, has withdrawn from the ongoing Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after failing to recover from upper body injuries, sumo officials said Wednesday. The 30-year-old wrestler from the Tagonoura stable becomes the second yokozuna to ...

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

/ May 23, 2017

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

Yokozuna Kisenosato's fading hopes of winning a third consecutive championship were all but shattered with a fourth loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato (6-4) was bumped out by sekiwake Kotoshogiku and lost his second straight match to fall four wins behind ...

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

/ May 22, 2017

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

Yokozuna Kisenosato succumbed to his third loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday while Mongolian grand champions Hakuho and Harumafuji secured their ninth straight wins at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Kisenosato's hope of a third straight championship was dealt a severe blow by Tochiozan (5-4). ...

Rivals Hakuho, Harumafuji improve to 8-0

May 21, 2017

Rivals Hakuho, Harumafuji improve to 8-0

Hakuho put on another sumo clinic on Sunday to stay unbeaten and tied for the lead with fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji after eight days of action at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho oozed class in his bout against struggling Kotoshogiku (1-7) at Ryogoku Kokugikan, ...

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

/ May 19, 2017

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

Yokozuna Kisenosato squashed Daieisho to stay within two wins of grand champion rivals Hakuho and Harumafuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. In arguably his most convincing win of the meet, Kisenosato quickly wrapped both arms around Daieisho and flattened the winless No. ...

Kisenosato back in win column

/ May 18, 2017

Kisenosato back in win column

Yokozuna Kisenosato dug in deep to get his faltering bid for a third straight championship title back on track with a win over second-ranked maegashira Chiyoshoma at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Looking to rebound from a shock second defeat Wednesday, Kisenosato (3-2) ...

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

/ May 15, 2017

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Yokozuna Kisenosato picked up his first win of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, avoiding successive defeats by beating second-ranked maegashira Okinoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A night after being upset by komsubi Yoshikaze (1-1) on the opening day of his second tourney as yokozuna, ...

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

/ May 14, 2017

Kisenosato suffers upset on Summer Basho opening day

Yokozuna Kisenosato's bid for a third consecutive championship title took an early blow with a shock defeat to komusubi Yoshikaze on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu also suffered an upset, but the other two yokozuna — Hakuho and Harumafuji ...