Sumo Topics

Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first loss and dropped out of a co-leading Mongolian quintet on Wednesday after committing a sumo no-no at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji appeared to have sent Yoshikaze packing but was disqualified by ringside judges for grabbing a fistful of the third-ranked maegashira’s topknot during ...

Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

Sep 14, 2014

Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

Yokozuna Hakuho kick-started his bid for a third consecutive Emperor’s Cup by smashing Chiyotairyu, but Goeido’s debut at ozeki was marked with a defeat on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. Hakuho capped a successful day for ...

Sep 1, 2014

Goeido to make ozeki debut from west side

Newly promoted ozeki Goeido joins two Japanese-born wrestlers at sumo’s second-highest rank with the release on Monday by the Japan Sumo Association of the sumo rankings for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, who gained promotion following the Nagoya basho in July, has ...

Hakuho captures 30th Emperor's Cup

Jul 27, 2014

Hakuho captures 30th Emperor's Cup

Patience. That was the name of the game as yokozuna Hakuho on Sunday became only the third man in history to win his 30th career championship on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo’s premier yokozuna had to stave off his ...

Kotoshogiku, Hakuho keep share of lead; Kakuryu falls

Jul 26, 2014

Kotoshogiku, Hakuho keep share of lead; Kakuryu falls

Ozeki Kotoshogiku has changed an improbable script into his moment of truth ahead of the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. With one blazing burst of speed and agility in a bang-up of rank-and-filer Takayasu, the ozeki retained his share of the ...

Title up for grabs after Hakuho handed loss

Jul 25, 2014

Title up for grabs after Hakuho handed loss

Yokozuna Hakuho suffered a stunning defeat on Friday to fall back into a three-way tie for the lead with an 11-2 record at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho had won his last three bouts against Kisenosato (9-4) and entered with a 35-10 ...

Hakuho alone at top

Jul 24, 2014

Hakuho alone at top

Yokozuna Hakuho took a big step toward his 30th career championship on Thursday, when he defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku to take the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The pair entered the 12th day of the 15-day tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium with ...

Goeido maintains hoodoo over Hakuho

Jul 23, 2014

Goeido maintains hoodoo over Hakuho

Two months after spoiling Hakuho’s perfect record in May, veteran sekiwake Goeido handed the yokozuna his first loss of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Goeido (9-2) fought the yokozuna to a standstill on the tachiai, countering his every move until Hakuho attempted ...

Yokozuna Hakuho raises record to 10-0

Jul 22, 2014

Yokozuna Hakuho raises record to 10-0

Kakuryu went tumbling out to a second defeat in a weak display at the hands of sekiwake Goeido while Hakuho made mincemeat out of another would-be challenger in the form of Takekaze to improve to a perfect 10-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament ...

Harumafuji falls again; Hakuho alone at top

Jul 21, 2014

Harumafuji falls again; Hakuho alone at top

Harumafuji continued to display cracks in his armor with a third defeat at the hands of veteran Takekaze, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu whisked off their respective opponents at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, sumo’s premier yokozuna who is gunning ...

Hakuho still unbeaten

Jul 20, 2014

Hakuho still unbeaten

Yokozuna Hakuho won a tough match against Egyptian giant killer Osunaarashi on Sunday to maintain his share of the lead at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho got all he bargained for from Osunaarashi, who had already defeated both yokozuna opponents he had ...

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 ...