Terunofuji maintains top spot

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2015

Terunofuji maintains top spot

Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji outmuscled winless No. 2 maegashira Sadanofuji on Saturday to retain sole possession of the lead at the end of the first week of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. After a brief exchange of thrusts, Terunofuji and Sadanofuji got locked in a mid-ring ...

Terunofuji grabs sole possession of first place

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2015

Terunofuji grabs sole possession of first place

Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji turned the tables on komusubi Tochinoshin on Friday to grab sole possession of the lead on the sixth day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Aiming for his second Emperor's Cup after winning his maiden championship title at the Summer ...

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 25, 2015

Hakuho steps closer to 35th Emperor's Cup

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved within one win of extending his all-time record of career titles to 35 on Saturday with a demolition of nemesis Kisenosato on the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. But yokozuna rival Kakuryu bounced back from his second defeat ...

Hakuho regains sole possession of top spot

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 24, 2015

Hakuho regains sole possession of top spot

Hakuho blasted out Goeido to close in on his 35th career championship on Friday as fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu crashed to his second defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 12-1 to seize sole possession of the lead and he can clinch ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu remain tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 23, 2015

Hakuho, Kakuryu remain tied for lead

Hakuho and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu remained on a collision course at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday as both men pulled out 11th wins to stay tied for the lead. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history, edged closer to a 35th ...

Hakuho beats upstart ozeki Terunofuji

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 22, 2015

Hakuho beats upstart ozeki Terunofuji

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from an upset defeat by outlasting newly promoted ozeki Terunofuji on Wednesday to remain tied for the lead heading into the final straight of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu was the only other wrestler to win out of ...

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 21, 2015

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event. Sekiwake Tochiozan, who knocked off his second-straight yokozuna opponent, was the benefactor when Hakuho lunged ...

Terunofuji bounces back after first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 19, 2015

Terunofuji bounces back after first loss

Ozeki Terunofuji sweated out a victory over Tochinoshin to hop back on the winning track at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. At the halfway point of the meet, Terunofuji (7-1), who suffered his first defeat a day earlier, outlasted top-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin in ...

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 18, 2015

Terunofuji suffers first loss at Nagoya tourney

Terunofuji lost his first bout as an ozeki to Goeido on the seventh day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Terunofuji allowed his fellow ozeki to get the inside grip on the mawashi and was turned on his side after a sweep of ...

Terunofuji maintains unblemished record

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 17, 2015

Terunofuji maintains unblemished record

Terunofuji put on a sumo clinic to see off Sadanoumi and retain his share of the lead at 6-0 in his ozeki debut at the Nagoya Grand Sumo on Friday. Terunofuji got in a quick smack to Sadanoumi's head at the charge and gained control ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu raise marks to 4-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 15, 2015

Hakuho, Kakuryu raise marks to 4-0

Terunofuji outmuscled Takayasu to extend the perfect start to his ozeki debut at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Terunofuji, looking to build on a stunning championship victory at the summer meet in May, had to grapple for control early on but never looked ...