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Hakuho closes in on title

/ Sep 20, 2018

Hakuho closes in on title

Yokozuna Hakuho edged one step closer to his first title of the year and a record-extending 41st career championship after beating Tochinoshin on Thursday, the 12th day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho extended his undefeated run at Ryogoku Kokugikan to 12 straight ...

Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

/ Jul 17, 2018

Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

Sekiwake Mitakeumi remained in sole possession of the lead after earning his 10th straight win on Tuesday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. In their first career matchup, Mitakeumi and No. 4 maegashira Kagayaki (3-7) locked up after the initial charge and briefly held their ...

Injured Kakuryu pulls out; Mitakeumi still unbeaten

/ Jul 13, 2018

Injured Kakuryu pulls out; Mitakeumi still unbeaten

Ozeki Tochinoshin suffered his first loss at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, leaving sekiwake Mitakeumi the only wrestler at the meet with a perfect record. In the day's final bout at Dolphins Arena, Tochinoshin (5-1) suffered a shock defeat to komusubi Tamawashi (3-3). ...

Yokozuna stay unbeaten at Nagoya Basho

/ Jul 10, 2018

Yokozuna stay unbeaten at Nagoya Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho, along with newly promoted ozeki Tochinoshin, each continued their winning streak on Tuesday, the third day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kakuryu (3-0) easily dispatched top-ranked east maegashira Shodai (1-2), while Hakuho (3-0) flipped the west No. 1 Kotoshogiku ...

Big names shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

/ Jul 9, 2018

Big names shine on second day of Nagoya Basho

Newly promoted ozeki Tochinoshin rolled to another victory on Monday, the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna duo Hakuho and Kakuryu also remained unbeaten at the 15-day meet at Dolphins Arena. Tochinoshin (2-0), who aims to become the first wrestler since Hakuho in ...

Kakuryu favored in Nagoya

Jul 7, 2018

Kakuryu favored in Nagoya

Even without rival yokozuna Kisenosato in the mix, Kakuryu is going to be hard pressed to extend his championship streak to three at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that kicks off Sunday at Dolphins Arena. The 32-year-old Kakuryu will still have his hands full with ...

Kakuryu sits atop latest rankings

Jun 25, 2018

Kakuryu sits atop latest rankings

After two straight championships, yokozuna Kakuryu sits atop the rankings for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that the Japan Sumo Association published Monday. While the 32-year-old Mongolian goes for a grand tournament title hat-trick, much of the attention at the 15-day event at Dolphins Arena ...

New ozeki Tochinoshin to ask Georgian president to build sumo ring

Jun 3, 2018

New ozeki Tochinoshin to ask Georgian president to build sumo ring

Sumo wrestler Tochinoshin, who was recently promoted to the sport's second-highest rank of ozeki, said Sunday he plans to ask Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili to build a sumo ring in his homeland. The 30-year-old, who won the 15-day January Grand Sumo Tournament this year, expressed ...