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Kisenosato perseveres to stay undefeated at Autumn meet

/ Sep 11, 2018

Kisenosato perseveres to stay undefeated at Autumn meet

Yokozuna Kisenosato secured a third consecutive victory in his first meet back from injury on Tuesday, as most of the elite wrestlers in the top division maintained spotless records at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Kisenosato braved ...

Kisenosato keeps comeback on track with impressive Day 2 win

/ 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

/ 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

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 ...

Kisenosato to miss eighth straight meet

Jul 5, 2018

Kisenosato to miss eighth straight meet

Kisenosato will withdraw from the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, extending his streak of missed events to a yokozuna-record eight meets, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Thursday. Kisenosato, the first Japan-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo's highest rank, has missed all or ...

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 ...

Injured Kisenosato to skip seventh consecutive tournament

May 11, 2018

Injured Kisenosato to skip seventh consecutive tournament

Kisenosato will pull out of the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, extending his streak of missed events to a yokozuna-record-equaling seven meets, his stablemaster said Friday. The 31-year-old Kisenosato, the first Japan-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo's highest rank, has missed ...

Future without sumo unthinkable for Hakuho

| May 9, 2018

Future without sumo unthinkable for Hakuho

by John Gunning

The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, which gets underway on Sunday, is shaping up to be a make-or-break one for several wrestlers. Takayasu and Kisenosato have seen their respective hopes for a yokozuna run and triumphant comeback dampened by injuries both old and new. Ozeki Takayasu, coming ...

Kakuryu tops rankings for Summer Basho

Apr 30, 2018

Kakuryu tops rankings for Summer Basho

Fresh off his victory at March's Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Kakuryu will head into May's summer tourney atop the latest rankings, the Japan Sumo Association announced Monday. After an injury-plagued 2017, the 32-year-old Mongolian has put together two solid tournaments this year despite dealing ...