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Yokozuna Hakuho still on target for 34th title

Mar 14, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho still on target for 34th title

Undefeated yokozuna Hakuho cast away another would-be challenger in the form of Tamawashi to remain hot in pursuit of his sixth consecutive championship as the first week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament wrapped up on Saturday. Hakuho, who owns the all-time record and ...

Hakuho runs through Takayasu on sixth day

Mar 13, 2015

Hakuho runs through Takayasu on sixth day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho produced another clinical win to stay on course for a 34th career championship at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho spotted an opening after an exchange of slaps and thrusts and surged forward to pull down struggling No. 3 ...

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mar 12, 2015

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho had another easy day at the office Thursday as he brushed aside second-ranked maegashira Takarafuji to stay perfect after five days of action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely, but it was a bad day ...

Hakuho extends win streak to 28 matches

Mar 11, 2015

Hakuho extends win streak to 28 matches

Sumo great Hakuho made short work of No. 1 maegashira Ichinojo to preserve his perfect start Wednesday, while yokozuna rival Harumafuji rebounded from a shock first defeat in style on the fourth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Overwhelming tournament favorite Hakuho posted ...

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Mar 10, 2015

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first defeat at the hands of Ichinojo for a major upset on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, readily discarded with Tochiozan as he inched closer to his sixth consecutive championship ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Mar 9, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho and Harumafuji tossed aside their would-be challengers to pick up their second wins in as many days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is aiming to improve his all-time mark of 33 career championships, gave Sadanoumi a glimmer of ...

Hakuho starts with win

Mar 8, 2015

Hakuho starts with win

Yokozuna Hakuho launched his campaign for his sixth consecutive title with a disposal of Myogiryu on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji demolished Tamawashi in the penultimate bout to get his bid for his first championship ...

Mar 7, 2015

Hakuho aims for sixth straight title

Hakuho will aim to continue his ascendance with a sixth consecutive championship when the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicks off Sunday. But the foremost yokozuna, who owns the all-time record of 33 career Emperor’s Cups, faces a crucible of his own making as he ...

Hakuho finishes New Year basho with perfect record

Jan 25, 2015

Hakuho finishes New Year basho with perfect record

Yokozuna Hakuho decked out his crowning achievement with the final jewel, wrapping up a monumental tournament by finishing the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with his 11th-career zensho-yusho on Sunday. Hakuho, who secured sole ownership of the all-time record with his 33rd career Emperor’s ...

Hakuho collects 800th victory in top division

Jan 24, 2015

Hakuho collects 800th victory in top division

A day after becoming the sole owner of the all-time record by clinching his 33rd Emperor’s Cup, Hakuho basked in the sunlight with another stellar performance Saturday as he aims to complete his tour de force with a perfect mark. In the first tournament ...

Hakuho closing in on historic title

Jan 22, 2015

Hakuho closing in on historic title

Yokozuna Hakuho remained on course for a historic 33rd career championship with a solid win over Kotoshogiku on Thursday, the 12th day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian, who is now level with the legendary Taiho in career championships, improved to ...