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Second straight loss for yokozuna Kisenosato at Kyushu Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 12, 2018

Second straight loss for yokozuna Kisenosato at Kyushu Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato suffered his second straight loss at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after being defeated by top-ranked maegashira Myogiryu on Monday. Kisenosato, the only yokozuna competing at Fukuoka Kokusai Center following withdrawals by Mongolians Hakuho and Kakuryu, was unable to find an opening ...

Kisenosato opens Kyushu Basho with loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 11, 2018

Kisenosato opens Kyushu Basho with loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato opened the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a loss to Takakeisho on Sunday. Kisenosato, who entered a tournament as the sole yokozuna for the first time, chased the 22-year-old komusubi around the ring to get a hold of his belt. Takakeisho, however, fought ...

Higher-ranked wrestlers in driver's seat in Kyushu

Sumo Nov 7, 2018

Higher-ranked wrestlers in driver's seat in Kyushu

by John Gunning

November is upon us and that means the final sumo tournament of the year is just days away. So far 2018 has seen Tochinoshin claim the first championship by a maegashira-ranked wrestler in six years, a dramatic return to form by yokozuna Kakuryu, a surprise ...

Hakuho closes in on title

Sumo / Basho Reports 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

Sumo / Basho Reports 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

Sumo / Basho Reports 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

Sumo / Basho Reports 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

Sumo / Basho Reports 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

Sumo 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 ...