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SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 Senshuraku [Final Day] (Day 15)

It’s senshuraku [the final day] of the 2017 Nagoya Basho, and what an odd tournament it’s been. Things were weird beginning on Day 1 when five out of the seven yokozuna and ozeki lost their opening bouts, and things got even weirder when nearly half of that group withdrew from the tournament before nakabi [the […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 14)

It’s Day 14 of the Nagoya Basho, and let me start off by saying congratulations to yokozuna Hakuho for breaking the all-time record for most career wins. Ozeki Takayasu put up a valiant battle, but in the end Hakuho was victorious and notched win number 1048 pushing him past former-ozeki Kaio. There is no doubt […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 13)

It’s Day 13 of the Nagoya Basho, and yokozuna Hakuho remains the sole leader with a 10–1 record. M8 Aoiyama is again the lone rikishi who is one win behind him, M6 Onosho having lost yesterday and falling back to join two others—yokozuna Harumafuji and M5 Tochiozan—with 9–3 records. The biggest “news” from yesterday is […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 12)

If yesterday I’d told you that all but one of the rikishi on the extended leaderboard was going to lose, you’d probably have guessed that yokozuna Hakuho would be widening his lead over the entire field . . . but that’s not what happened, is it? Hakuho lost yesterday, as did ozeki Takayasu, M8 Aoiyama, […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 11)

It’s Day 11 of the Nagoya Basho and there’s been only a slight change on the leaderboard. Hakuho remains undefeated at the top, followed by Aoiyama with one loss, and a group of three rikishi with two losses (M10 Chiyotaryu having fallen out of this group after losing to Aoiyama yesterday).  There was lots of […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 10)

It’s Day 10 of the Nagoya Basho, and yokozuna Hakuho is still alone at the top of the leaderboard and still undefeated. However, ozeki Takayasu’s loss to komusubi Yoshikaze yesterday means that there’s only one rikishi a single win off the lead, and that’s M8 Aoiyama (who only narrowly escaped defeat yesterday, too). There are […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 9)

Week 2 of the Nagoya kicks off with one man undefeated and alone atop the leader—yokozuna Hakuho. He’s 8–0, one win away from tying the 58th yokozuna Chiyonofuji for second place on the all-time career wins  chart, and just four wins away from passing the great former ozeki Kaio for top honors in that category. […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 Nakabi [Middle Day] (Day 8)

It’s nakabi [the middle day] of the Nagoya Basho and the leaderboard has simplified significantly. At the top, still undefeated, we have yokozuna Hakuho and M8 Aoiyama. However, all but one of the one-loss rikishi stumbled for a second time on Saturday, leaving just shin-ozeki Takayasu in second place with a 6–1 record.  What a […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 7)

We’re into the middle weekend of the 2017 Nagoya Basho, and ony a pair of rikishi come in with perfect 6–0 records—yokozuna Hakuho and M8 Aoiyama. Behind them is a quintet of challengers with just a single loss—ozeki Takayasu, M4 Ura, M5 Tochiozan, M6 Onosho, and M15 Nishikigi. Interstingly, three of those names belong rikishi […]

SUMO: Nagoya Basho 2017 (Day 6)

Day 6 of the Nagoya Basho and we lose not one but TWO more of the big name rikishi to kyujo [withdrawal due to injury]. Immediately after yesterday’s matches, yokozuna Kisenosato went directly to the hospital to have his ankle looked at (presumably injured in his tumble from the dohyo in his loss to M3 […]