Yokozuna Hakuho makes flying start to New Year basho

Jan 10, 2011

Yokozuna Hakuho makes flying start to New Year basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho kicked off his campaign with a bang Sunday, handily disposing of countryman Kakuryu on the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho made short work of Kakuryu, grabbing a wayward arm after the faceoff before shoving the komusubi ...

Jan 9, 2011

Hakuho sets sights on sixth straight title

After a phenomenal 2010, sumo’s lone grand champion is aiming to achieve even loftier heights in the Year of the Rabbit. Hakuho came just six victories shy of matching yokozuna legend Futabayama’s all-time wins streak of 69 and the word on the street is ...

Sugiuchi not dwelling on past shortcomings

Oct 14, 2010

Sugiuchi not dwelling on past shortcomings

FUKUOKA — Fukuoka Softbank Hawks left-hander Toshiya Sugiuchi knows dwelling on his failure from the past won’t help as he sets out to start Game 1 of the final stage in the Pacific League Climax Series against the Lotte Marines on Thursday. The 16-game ...

Hakuho finishes flawless again

Sep 27, 2010

Hakuho finishes flawless again

It’s affirmed: The gulf in the power gap has gone beyond his wildest dreams. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho went out on cloud nine on Sunday, soundly beating countryman Harumafuji to finish with a 15-0 record a day after securing his 16th Emperor’s Cup at the ...

'Rocky' star Stallone says sumo's simplicity attracts fans

Sep 26, 2010

'Rocky' star Stallone says sumo's simplicity attracts fans

On a day when Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho won his 16th career Emperor’s Cup, the man known for his hard-hitting action films dropped by the autumn meet to witness live bouts in the Japanese national sport. “Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone, who is in Japan promoting ...

Hakuho secures title with 61st consecutive triumph

Sep 26, 2010

Hakuho secures title with 61st consecutive triumph

With his fourth consecutive title already in the bag, Hakuho unleashed his fury on Kotooshu to extend his winning streak to 61 bouts at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. It turned out to be an anticlimactic final after maegashira wrestlers Yoshikaze and ...

Hakuho overpowers Baruto, keeps streak alive

Sep 25, 2010

Hakuho overpowers Baruto, keeps streak alive

The road to an immaculate 60th straight win was almost too perfect. At least Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho made it look that way, disposing of Estonian ozeki Baruto with another powerful display of genius at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Having all but ...

Sep 24, 2010

Hakuho beats Kaio for 59th straight victory

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho outclassed Kaio on Thursday, improving his mind-boggling winning streak to 59 bouts at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, 12-0 at the 15-day Tokyo meet, passed his first test against sumo’s second-highest rank with flying colors to move within reach of ...

Sep 23, 2010

Business as usual for Hakuho on 11th day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho inched closer to winning his fourth consecutive title with an undefeated record, ripping through newly promoted sekiwake Aran on the 11th day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. With no one up to the challenge, sumo’s four ozeki remain ...

Sep 22, 2010

Leader Hakuho raises meet record to 10-0

Tochiozan causing Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho problems in pre-tournament training is one thing. This is nothing like training. Hakuho dominated Tochiozan on Tuesday to extend his incredible winning streak to 57 bouts, retaining the sole lead with a 10-0 record at the 15-day Autumn Grand ...