Both yokozuna earn victories on Day 2

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 11, 2019

Both yokozuna earn victories on Day 2

Yokozuna Hakuho survived a scare against Endo on Monday and celebrated a win on his 34th birthday on the second day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, top-ranked maegashira Endo (0-2) had Hakuho on the ropes, ...

Spring Basho gets started in Osaka

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 10, 2019

Spring Basho gets started in Osaka

Sekiwake Takakeisho started his campaign for promotion to the sport's second-highest rank by beating Myogiryu in his opening bout at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu suffered mixed fates to begin the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka as ...

Hakuho's winning streak snapped by Mitakeumi

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 23, 2019

Hakuho's winning streak snapped by Mitakeumi

Komusubi Mitakeumi handed yokozuna Hakuho his first loss on Wednesday, returning from injury to pull off the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament's biggest surprise so far. Mitakeumi (6-2-3), who missed three days of competition with an injured left leg, faced the unenviable task of battling ...

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2019

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Hakuho continued his run of narrow escapes in the first week of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, surviving two more close calls Thursday to retain his share of the lead on Day 5. The yokozuna's win over previously unbeaten No. 2 maegashira Nishikigi kept ...

Kisenosato goes down on first day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 13, 2019

Kisenosato goes down on first day

Yokozuna Kisenosato did nothing to dispel fears Sunday that his career may be over, as he looked powerless in his opening-day loss at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Takakeisho stays ahead of the pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 22, 2018

Takakeisho stays ahead of the pack

Takakeisho maintained his one-win lead after beating rank-and-filer Tamawashi on Thursday, the 12th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 22-year-old komusubi, whose only loss came against sekiwake Mitakeumi on Day 7, beat the No. 2 maegashira comfortably and appeared primed to win his ...

Takakeisho stays one win ahead

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 20, 2018

Takakeisho stays one win ahead

Komusubi Takakeisho remains the sole leader after he improved to a 9-1 record on Tuesday with five days remaining at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Takakeisho, whose only defeat came on Day 7 to sekiwake Mitakeumi, beat top-ranked maegashira Hokutofuji (5-5) in a one-sided bout ...

Takakeisho handed first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 17, 2018

Takakeisho handed first loss

Takakeisho relinquished his unbeaten record but kept a share of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The 22-year-old komusubi dropped to 6-1 when he succumbed to a ferocious slapdown against sekiwake Mitakeumi on Day 7 of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka ...