Title race heating up

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 19, 2019

Title race heating up

Yokozuna Hakuho continued his drive for a 42nd top-level title at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, staying undefeated to take the outright lead after rank-and-file grappler Onosho suffered his first loss. Following the injury withdrawal of compatriot Kakuryu and the retirement of ...

Hakuho, Onosho remain unbeaten, tied for top spot

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 18, 2019

Hakuho, Onosho remain unbeaten, tied for top spot

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed undefeated to remain in a tie for the lead with rank-and-file wrestler Onosho at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. The sole competing yokozuna following the retirement of Kisenosato and injury withdrawal of Kakuryu, Hakuho continued his quest for an ...

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 ...

Pack stays on leader's heels

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2018

Pack stays on leader's heels

Komusubi Takakeisho took out ozeki Tochinoshin on Monday to remain in sole possession of the lead after nine days of action at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. But despite the quick victory, the Chiganoura stable wrestler doesn't have much room for error. Because in ...

Harumafuji tops rankings for Kyushu Basho

Sumo Oct 30, 2017

Harumafuji tops rankings for Kyushu Basho

Yokozuna Harumafuji, who won the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September, will be the top-ranked wrestler at the Kyushu tourney getting under way on Nov. 12 in Fukuoka, according to rankings released Monday by the Japan Sumo Association. Up-and-coming Onosho, who upset Harumafuji, the lone ...

Goeido, Onosho, Daishomaru lead way at Autumn Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2017

Goeido, Onosho, Daishomaru lead way at Autumn Basho

Ozeki Goeido and rank-and-filers Onosho and Daishomaru each improved their records to 7-1 on Sunday to retain a share of the lead midway through the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido took little time to bulldoze Mongolian komusubi Tamawashi (3-5) out of the dohyo ring at ...

Goeido outfoxes Onosho, ties for tournament lead at 5-1

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2017

Goeido outfoxes Onosho, ties for tournament lead at 5-1

Ozeki Goeido seized a share of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament lead on Friday, when he improved to 5-1 by knocking off previously unbeaten Onosho. The 21-year-old Onosho, fighting as a No. 3 maegashira in just his third tournament in the elite makuuchi division, showed ...

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2017

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

Onosho upset Harumafuji in his first match against a yokozuna on Thursday, becoming the only wrestler with a perfect 5-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old No. 3 maegashira dodged the yokozuna's forceful shoves and got him off balance before slapping him ...