Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 25, 2017

Leader Terunofuji bolsters title hopes

Injury-hit yokozuna Kisenosato took to the ring but was powerless to prevent his second defeat in two days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, when ozeki Terunofuji took the sole lead with one day remaining. Kisenosato's participation at Edion Arena Osaka was doubtful ...

Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 24, 2017

Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss

Yokozuna Harumafuji sent Kisenosato tumbling down the ring to his first defeat as yokozuna — and left him with an injury — on Friday, the 13th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where ozeki Terunofuji now shares the lead also with one defeat. Harumafuji ...

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Sumo Mar 23, 2017

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Yokozuna Kisenosato stretched his winning streak to 12 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, with ozeki Terunofuji emerging as the only wrestler to stay just one win behind. Kisenosato had to contend with a last-second parry from Arawashi (3-9), but the new yokozuna ...

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 21, 2017

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with Tagonoura stablemate Takayasu. With five days left in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka, Kisenosato, who won his first ...

Kisenosato maintains grip on overall lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2017

Kisenosato maintains grip on overall lead

Kisenosato kept his cool and reclaimed the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the 15-day basho. A day after suffering his first loss, Kisenosato (9-1) was tested again by rival ozeki Terunofuji (4-6), who was strong if not dominant. ...

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2016

Goeido remains atop leaderboard at 10-0

Goeido continued his perfect run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating fellow ozeki Terunofuji to claim his 10th victory at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Yokozuna Harumafuji and No. 14 maegashira Endo still trail Goeido with identical 9-1 records. Ozeki Kisenosato kept his hopes for promotion ...

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 21, 2016

Terunofuji shocks yokozuna Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Thursday crashed to shock defeat against relegation-threatened ozeki Terunofuji to surrender his share of the lead heading into the final stretch of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho's third defeat of the tournament, along with a loss for komusubi Takayasu, leaves ...

Kisenosato survives Kotoyuki's upset bid

Sumo Jul 17, 2016

Kisenosato survives Kotoyuki's upset bid

Promotion-chasing ozeki Kisenosato labored past winless komusubi Kotoyuki to keep his eyes on the prize as the second week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament got under way on Sunday. Seeking an elusive first championship, Kisenosato had his hands full after the charge as Kotoyuki ...

Spotlight on promotion-chasing Kisenosato

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 8, 2016

Spotlight on promotion-chasing Kisenosato

Ozeki Kisenosato takes center stage as he launches his latest bid for an elusive first championship title, and with it, promotion to yokozuna at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament starting on Sunday. Kisenosato will be attempting to become the first Japanese-born wrestler in 18 years ...

Hakuho wins easily on fourth day of basho

Sumo May 11, 2016

Hakuho wins easily on fourth day of basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho cemented his place among the early pacesetters with a routine win over Shodai at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Spring champion Hakuho, who with 36 career titles is the most successful wrestler in sumo history, shares the lead at 4-0 ...