Kisenosato Dealt 1st Loss Of New Year 2017

Kisenosato dealt 1st loss of New Year 2017Ozeki Kisenosato was dealt his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, but yokozuna and closest rival Hakuho failed to take advantage when he was also sent to defeat on the ninth day of action Monday at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Kisenosato, aiming for his first career Emperor’s Cup, was forced out by fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku, who had incentive of his own. He faces demotion if he fails to attain a winning record — and with six losses already, he could hardly afford another.

Harumafuji Takes Another Tumble Jan 2017

Harumafuji takes another tumble Jan 2017Yokozuna Harumafuji is on shaky ground to start off the new year.
The yokozuna had a strong tachiai on Tuesday, but was unable to gain an advantage on No. 2 maegashira Shohozan, who stood his ground and eventually sent the Mongolian to his second loss in as many days on the third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Sumo: Mongolian Yokozuna Off To Winning Start At New Year Tourney

Sumo: Mongolian yokozuna off to winning start at New Year tourneySumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Japan's emperor and empress.
Kakuryu, who won his third career title in most-recent November tourney, was never troubled against Tochinoshin, latching onto a left overarm belt hold before sending the Georgian komusubi sprawling with a pulling throw for his 20th win in their career 21 meetings.

Wrestler Born On Day Of Kobe Quake Aims To Make Impact

Wrestler born on day of Kobe quake aims to make impactAt the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, a wrestler making his juryo-division debut has gained notice not so much for his age, but his birthday.
Newly promoted Terutsuyoshi was born on Awaji Island on Jan. 17, 1995 — the day the island was rocked by the Great Hanshin Earthquake.

Kakuryu Clinches Kyushu Crown

Kakuryu clinches Kyushu crownWith five wrestlers still in with a shout of victory, day 14 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament had the potential to be blown wide open. But, as others faltered, it was Kakuryu who kept his eyes on the prize to stay in front and secure his second Emperor’s Cup as a yokozuna and third overall.

Terunofuji Hands Hakuho 3rd Loss

Terunofuji hands Hakuho 3rd lossA strong showing from Terunofuji set chins wagging on Day 12 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, as the ozeki coolly sent yokozuna Hakuho to his third defeat.
The day’s final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center started with a fierce jump-off, but Hakuho then appeared to run out of steam after appearing in control with a firm grip on Terunofuji’s (8-4) mawashi in the middle of the dohyo. From there, the ozeki sent the Mongolian grand champion sliding backwards and over the bales.

Kakuryu Dealt 1st Loss In Kyushu 2016

Kakuryu dealt 1st loss in Kyushu 2016Ozeki Kisenosato knocked off his second straight yokozuna and, by handing Kakuryu his first defeat of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, threw the race for the title wide open.
Kisenosato followed up his victory over Hakuho the previous day by forcing down Kakuryu on Wednesday, the 11th day of action at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Goeido Dealt Devastating 3rd Defeat

Goeido dealt devastating 3rd defeatIn a twist of fate, ozeki Goeido’s fading hopes of earning promotion to yokozuna were all but ended by the wrestler whose own bid to make the top rank at the previous tournament Goeido had helped foil by winning the title.
Ozeki Kisenosato played the role of spoiler by handing Goeido a devastating third loss at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, the ninth day of action at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Goeido Dealt Blow In Bid For Yokozuna

Goeido dealt blow in bid for yokozunaAfter an undefeated run to his first Emperor’s Cup in the previous tournament, ozeki Goeido’s hopes of a possible promotion to yokozuna were dented midway through the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.
Sekiwake Okinoumi drove Goeido to the edge of the ring and the ozeki was on the bales when Okinoumi fell down and out. The referee designated Goeido the winner, but after the judges viewed the replay, it was apparent the ozeki’s heel touched outside the bales first, giving Okinoumi (2-6) the victory.

Kakuryu Stays Unbeaten In Kyushu

Kakuryu stays unbeaten in KyushuYokozuna Kakuryu avoided the fate of his more successful fellow Mongolian yokozuna, allowing him to remain the early leader of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Kakuryu slapped down No. 3 maegashira Endo on Saturday at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center, leaving him as the lone unbeaten wrestler after seven days of action.

Sumo: Hakuho Notches 1,000th Win, Goeido Keeps Pace At Kyushu

Sumo: Hakuho notches 1,000th win, Goeido keeps pace at KyushuYokozuna Hakuho reached a milestone Tuesday, picking up his 1,000th career win by defeating No. 2 maegashira Kaisei on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Ozeki Goeido also kept the pace, thrusting second-ranked maegashira Yoshikaze down onto his knees with a side throw for a 3-0 record, which he shares with Hakuho, yokozuna Kakuryu and four other grapplers in the maegashira ranks.

Sumo: Goeido In Yokozuna Promotion Hunt, Hakuho Back In Kyushu

Sumo: Goeido in yokozuna promotion hunt, Hakuho back in KyushuGoeido, who has been mostly mediocre during his time at the second-highest rank of ozeki, will have the unlikely chance of reaching the exalted rank of yokozuna at the Nov. 13-27 Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Two years on from appearing as ozeki for the first time at the 2014 Autumn tourney, Goeido exceeded all the expectations this September by winning all 15 bouts for his first career championship in Tokyo.