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Harumafuji falls against Jokoryu

Jan 17, 2015

Harumafuji falls against Jokoryu

Rank-and-filer Jokoryu caused shockwaves with an upset of yokozuna Harumafuji, while Hakuho had to dodge a bullet in the day’s finale to stay the course in pursuit of the all-time record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho, who is gunning ...

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 6-0

Jan 16, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 6-0

Yokozuna Hakuho pounced on rising star Endo to retain his perfect mark as he continued his march toward taking sole ownership of the all-time record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. But yokozuna Kakuryu fell on his own sword in a ...

Hakuho avoids shock defeat to Ikioi

Jan 15, 2015

Hakuho avoids shock defeat to Ikioi

History-chasing yokozuna Hakuho kept his slate clean by the narrowest of margins on Thursday to remain among the leaders after five days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. In control for most of his match against Ikioi (0-5), Hakuho was thrown at the ...

Hakuho maintains perfect record

Jan 14, 2015

Hakuho maintains perfect record

Yokozuna Hakuho remained on the right track for a record-setting championship on Wednesday, the fourth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The 29-year-old Hakuho, who can surpass legendary yokozuna Taiho by winning his 33rd career championship and taking sole ownership of the ...

Kakuryu bounces back from loss

Jan 13, 2015

Kakuryu bounces back from loss

Yokozuna Kakuryu rebounded from the previous day’s defeat with a demolition of Tochinoshin while Hakuho made road kill of would-be challenger Takarafuji to move one step closer to taking sole ownership of the all-time record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. ...

Hakuho bulldozes Tochinoshin

Jan 12, 2015

Hakuho bulldozes Tochinoshin

Hakuho inched closer to etching his name in history for sole ownership of the all-time record but fellow yokozuna Kakuryu was sent to a shock first-defeat on the second day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is chasing his ...

Hakuho impresses on opening day

Jan 11, 2015

Hakuho impresses on opening day

Yokozuna Hakuho launched his bid to seize sole possession of the record for all-time championships with a technically sound if not dominant win over Tochiozan on the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. It wasn’t exactly a dream start ...

Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Nov 23, 2014

Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Hakuho proved once again to be sumo’s man of steel as he overpowered fellow yokozuna Kakuryu en route to matching the all-time record of 32 career championships on the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who won his fourth ...

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Nov 22, 2014

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Hakuho zeroed in on his fourth consecutive title and 32nd of his career with a clinical win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho (13-1) was quick on his feet and yanked Harumafuji (10-4) around by the ...

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Nov 21, 2014

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu on Friday to grab sole possession of the lead heading into the final weekend of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho watched Kakuryu get bullied by yokozuna Harumafuji and took full advantage in the ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Nov 20, 2014

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Hakuho and Kakuryu remained locked for the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament as the two yokozuna improved to 11-1 on Thursday. Trailing the grand champions at 10-2 with three days to go at the season-ending competition was eighth-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin, followed by ...

Hakuho profits from Kakuryu's first defeat

Nov 19, 2014

Hakuho profits from Kakuryu's first defeat

Hakuho moved into a tie for the lead with fellow yokozuna Kakuryu at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as the year’s last meet heads into the stretch run. Kakuryu, who is seeking his second career title, suffered his first defeat of the ...