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Upstart Osunaarashi stumbles in Nagoya

Jul 19, 2014

Upstart Osunaarashi stumbles in Nagoya

High-flying maegashira Osunaarashi was brought to earth by sekiwake Goeido on Saturday, suffering his third defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Hakuho, who is seeking his 30th career championship, had the easiest of victories to run his record to 7-0 after seven ...

Osunaarashi upsets Kakuryu

Jul 17, 2014

Osunaarashi upsets Kakuryu

Osunaarashi won a battle of missed opportunities on Thursday as the Egyptian maegashira defeated Kakuryu to win his first career match against a yokozuna. Osunaarashi’s victory on the fifth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, left four wrestlers with ...

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Jul 16, 2014

Harumafuji crashes to defeat at Nagoya basho

Harumafuji became the first of sumo’s top rank to taste defeat when he was sent crashing by rank-and-filer Yoshikaze on the fourth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Sumo’s two other yokozuna were in razor-sharp form as they shredded their respective ...

Hakuho triumphs again

Jul 15, 2014

Hakuho triumphs again

Yokozuna Hakuho dispensed with rank-and-file Ikioi with minimal fuss to improve to 3-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. There were no major upsets on the third day of action with all of the top-ranked wrestlers seeing off their respective opponents in ...

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Jul 14, 2014

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Yokozuna Hakuho was all business against Shohozan on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament Monday, edging closer in his bid to become only the third man in history to capture his 30th career championship. Disaster, however, struck for Kisenosato when he ...

Hakuho wins opener in Nagoya

Jul 13, 2014

Hakuho wins opener in Nagoya

Yokozuna Hakuho crossed the first hurdle without incident in his bid to become only the third wrestler in sumo’s history to win 30 Emperor’s Cup titles on the first day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Kakuryu, fighting in his second meet ...

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

May 25, 2014

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

Hakuho won his 29th career Emperor’s Cup when he dispensed with yokozuna rival Harumafuji in the finale of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho captured his first title in two meets with a 14-1 mark and moved to within two titles of ...

Hakuho nears triumph

May 24, 2014

Hakuho nears triumph

Sumo Hakuho moved one win from capturing his 29th career title after beating yokozuna debutant Kakuryu with an impregnable attack to improve to 13-1 on the penultimate day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Ozeki Kisenosato (12-2) also remained in the running ...

Hakuho inches closer to 29th Emperor's Cup

May 23, 2014

Hakuho inches closer to 29th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho moved within arm’s grasp of his 29th career Emperor’s Cup after disposing of ozeki Kotoshogiku in a savvy display to improve to 12-1 at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Yokozuna rival Harumafuji, ozeki Kisenosato and rank-and-filer Ikioi each kept their ...

Hakuho takes lead

May 22, 2014

Hakuho takes lead

Yokozuna Hakuho once again foiled longtime nemesis Kisenosato at the crucial moment, regaining the sole lead on the 12th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. With his victory over the ozeki, Hakuho (11-1) bounced back from the previous day’s defeat to ...

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

May 21, 2014

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

Yokozuna Hakuho was tripped up for a shock first defeat at the hands of sekiwake Goeido on Wednesday, throwing the door wide open in the title race on the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Ozeki Kisenosato came through with flying colors ...