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Hakuho poised to tie Takanohana record

Hakuho will appear in his 49th meet as yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament to equal Takanohana for fourth on the all-time list as the rankings were released Monday for the Sept. 13-27 competition. The 30-year-old Hakuho, who won his 35th title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament in ...

Hakuho regains sole possession of top spot

Jul 24, 2015

Hakuho regains sole possession of top spot

Hakuho blasted out Goeido to close in on his 35th career championship on Friday as fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu crashed to his second defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 12-1 to seize sole possession of the lead and he can ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu remain tied for lead

Jul 23, 2015

Hakuho, Kakuryu remain tied for lead

Hakuho and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu remained on a collision course at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday as both men pulled out 11th wins to stay tied for the lead. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history, edged closer to a ...

Hakuho beats upstart ozeki Terunofuji

Jul 22, 2015

Hakuho beats upstart ozeki Terunofuji

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from an upset defeat by outlasting newly promoted ozeki Terunofuji on Wednesday to remain tied for the lead heading into the final straight of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu was the only other wrestler to win out ...

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Jul 21, 2015

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event. Sekiwake Tochiozan, who knocked off his second-straight yokozuna opponent, was the benefactor when Hakuho ...

Jul 20, 2015

Hakuho moves ahead of pack

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his perfect record on Monday to take the sole lead on the ninth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu saw his perfect run end with a loss to sekiwake Tochiozan (8-1) in a slapping and shoving ...

Terunofuji bounces back after first loss

Jul 19, 2015

Terunofuji bounces back after first loss

Ozeki Terunofuji sweated out a victory over Tochinoshin to hop back on the winning track at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. At the halfway point of the meet, Terunofuji (7-1), who suffered his first defeat a day earlier, outlasted top-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin ...

Jul 18, 2015

Terunofuji suffers first loss at Nagoya tourney

Terunofuji lost his first bout as an ozeki to Goeido on the seventh day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Terunofuji allowed his fellow ozeki to get the inside grip on the mawashi and was turned on his side after a sweep ...

Terunofuji maintains unblemished record

Jul 17, 2015

Terunofuji maintains unblemished record

Terunofuji put on a sumo clinic to see off Sadanoumi and retain his share of the lead at 6-0 in his ozeki debut at the Nagoya Grand Sumo on Friday. Terunofuji got in a quick smack to Sadanoumi’s head at the charge and gained ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu raise marks to 4-0

Jul 15, 2015

Hakuho, Kakuryu raise marks to 4-0

Terunofuji outmuscled Takayasu to extend the perfect start to his ozeki debut at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Terunofuji, looking to build on a stunning championship victory at the summer meet in May, had to grapple for control early on but never ...

Terunofuji still unbeaten

Jul 14, 2015

Terunofuji still unbeaten

Terunofuji continued to show he belongs as ozeki by posting his third win in as many days at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Komusubi Myogiryu tried to blitz Terunofuji from the tachiai, but the ozeki wouldn’t budge and Myogiryu was sent reeling ...

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Jul 13, 2015

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Terunofuji rolled to his second win as ozeki with victory over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Terunofuji, the Emperor’s Cup holder, followed up his opening-day win against Aoiyama by ushering Ikioi (0-2) out of the ring to keep ...