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Hakuho beats back Ichinojo

Jan 16, 2016

Hakuho beats back Ichinojo

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho recorded a routine victory over No. 3 maegashira Ichinojo on Saturday, maintaining his perfect record alongside ozeki Kotoshogiku on the seventh day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking his record-extending 36th career title, Hakuho was solid in downing his ...

Hakuho stays tied for New Year lead

Jan 15, 2016

Hakuho stays tied for New Year lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho put on another sumo clinic to beat Georgian komusubi Tochinoshin on Friday and preserve his unbeaten record six days into the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, seeking a record-extending 36th career title, was never in danger in the third-from last ...

Yokozuna Hakuho still unbeaten

Jan 14, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho remained on track for a record-extending 36th career title with a routine victory over second-ranked maegashira Aoiyama at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho, aiming for a first win in three tournaments, wasted little time in getting hold ...

Hakuho cruises to fourth victory

Jan 13, 2016

Hakuho cruises to fourth victory

Yokozuna Hakuho delivered an imperious performance to beat Takarafuji and maintain his share of the early lead on Wednesday, the fourth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Chasing a 36th career title and first in three meets, Hakuho was all business in ...

Hakuho brushes aside Shohozan

Jan 12, 2016

Hakuho brushes aside Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho took another step toward his 36th career championship on Tuesday, the third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who already holds the record of 35 tournament titles, had little trouble improving to 3-0 against No. 1 maegashira Shohozan at ...

Harumafuji suffers second-day loss

Jan 11, 2016

Harumafuji suffers second-day loss

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered a setback on the second day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, falling to No. 1 maegashira Shohozan. Harumafuji, looking to add to his Kyushu basho title in November, was overturned at the edge of the ring. The ...

Harumafuji starts basho with win

Jan 10, 2016

Harumafuji starts basho with win

Harumafuji, the winner of November’s Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, opened the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a textbook victory on Sunday. The Mongolian, who has been inconsistent since his promotion to sumo’s highest rank of yokozuna, quickly got one ...

Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Nov 22, 2015

Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji captured his seventh career title in his comeback from injury, despite a final-day defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Harumafuji (13-2) looked like he had squandered his chance of winning the championship in regulation when he got blasted ...

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Nov 21, 2015

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Yokozuna Hakuho was surprisingly beaten for the second successive day as Harumafuji grabbed sole possession of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. On the penultimate day of the year’s final meet, Hakuho (12-2), who suffered his first defeat here at ...

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Nov 20, 2015

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Harumafuji leveled the playing field on Friday, upstaging fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho with a make-or-break leap on his initial charge to leave them both with 12 wins with two days remaining in the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho attacked to the left on ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Nov 19, 2015

Hakuho maintains lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho took another stride toward a record-extending 36th career title on Thursday with a convincing win over ozeki Kotoshogiku at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 12-0 after forcing out Fukuoka-born Kotoshogiku (7-5), scoring his 46th win in 50 meetings ...