Trio tied for lead entering final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2019

Trio tied for lead entering final day

Three wrestlers head into the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament tied for the lead, with sekiwake duo Takakeisho and Mitakeumi winning on Saturday to set up a showdown with surprise rank-and-filer Okinoumi. The two wrestlers at sumo's third-highest rank will battle for ...

Title chase now wide open

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2019

Title chase now wide open

The race for the Emperor's Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament was thrown wide open again when Takakeisho lost to ozeki Goeido on Friday and fell into a four-way tie for the lead with two days remaining. A day after securing promotion back to ...

Five rikishi share lead after Day 10

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2019

Five rikishi share lead after Day 10

Mitakeumi, Takakeisho and Asanoyama earned impressive victories Tuesday to move into a five-way tie for the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The logjam at the top of the standings at Ryogoku Kokugikan follows losses on Day 10 by the joint overnight leaders, No. ...

Okinoumi surrenders top spot on ninth day of basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 16, 2019

Okinoumi surrenders top spot on ninth day of basho

Okinoumi suffered his first loss of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday and fell into a two-way tie for the lead with fellow rank-and-filer Meisei. The No. 8 maegashira saw the longest winning streak of his top-division career come to a sudden end and ...

Perfect Okinoumi remains in front

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2019

Perfect Okinoumi remains in front

Rank-and-filer Okinoumi earned his eighth straight win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday to remain undefeated and in sole control at the midpoint of the 15-day meet. The No. 8 maegashira is the first top-division man to secure a winning record at Tokyo's ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Okinoumi maintained the sole lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, improving to 7-0 with an impressive win over fellow rank-and-file grappler Myogiryu. The No. 8 maegashira, who became the outright leader the previous day, has a one-win buffer over a trio of ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 13, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

A mishap involving a referee left maegashira Okinoumi in the sole lead of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, the sixth day of competition. No. 8 maegashira Okinoumi started the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan with a 5-0 record along with sekiwake Takakeisho. But Takakeisho ...

Unbeaten Hakuho secures 10th victory with ease

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 22, 2019

Unbeaten Hakuho secures 10th victory with ease

Yokozuna Hakuho claimed his 10th straight win on Tuesday to take a two-bout lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in his quest for a record-extending 42nd top division championship. On the 10th day of the 15-day tournament, Hakuho calmly dispatched No. 4 Okinoumi ...

Hakuho stays spotless on ninth day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 21, 2019

Hakuho stays spotless on ninth day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his lead after beating former ozeki Kotoshogiku on Monday, the ninth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The 33-year-old Hakuho, the only yokozuna still in action, beat Kotoshogiku to keep a perfect record at the 15-day meet at Tokyo's ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintains top spot at New Year Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 23, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintains top spot at New Year Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu remained unbeaten and continued to dominate the raised ring with hi 10th straight victory on Tuesday at the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. After a rock-solid charge, Kakuryu grabbed No. 5 maegashira Okinoumi (3-7) by the belt and tried to lift him ...

Hakuho stays win ahead of two challengers

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2017

Hakuho stays win ahead of two challengers

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his lead in the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after surviving a close bout against Takarafuji on Friday. Hakuho (12-1), the lone yokozuna competing at the 15-day meet, twice came close to tasting defeat. After the initial charge, Hakuho tried to shove his ...