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Hakuho tops Kisenosato

Nov 18, 2015

Hakuho tops Kisenosato

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho recovered from an early scare to defeat ozeki Kisenosato on Wednesday to remain unbeaten as the sole leader heading down the stretch at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, in the hunt for a record-extending 36th career championship in his comeback ...

Hakuho triumphs again

Nov 17, 2015

Hakuho triumphs again

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho showed no sign of letting up in his quest for a recording-extending 36th career title on Tuesday, manhandling Tochiozan to remain in sole possession of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho dodged Tochiozan’s attack and quickly gained control ...

Hakuho stays perfect; Harumafuji keeps close

Nov 16, 2015

Hakuho stays perfect; Harumafuji keeps close

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his perfect record on Monday after easing past ozeki Goeido and making it nine out of nine at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo’s most outstanding yokozuna was way ahead of the demotion-threatened ozeki with his movement, swinging him ...

Hakuho survives scare to remain unbeaten

Nov 15, 2015

Hakuho survives scare to remain unbeaten

Yokozuna Hakuho remained one step ahead of the pack on Sunday, improving to 8-0 as the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament entered the home stretch. Although his record remained perfect, sumo’s greatest yokozuna was anything but flawless in the ring against sekiwake Myogiryu (2-6), ...

Hakuho holds off Okinoumi

Nov 14, 2015

Hakuho holds off Okinoumi

Unbeaten Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho remains the sole leader as the first week of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament wrapped up on Saturday. The yokozuna twice looked to be heading for his first loss of the tournament as winless No. 2 maegashira Okinoumi put up ...

Hakuho alone at top

Nov 13, 2015

Hakuho alone at top

Yokozuna Hakuho took the sole lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, improving to 6-0, while the three other wrestlers who started the day at 5-0 fell one by one. Before a full house at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Hakuho maintained his career ...

Nov 12, 2015

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated Aoiyama on Thursday to extend his unbeaten start to five matches in his comeback from a knee injury at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 5-0 to stay tied for the lead with ozeki Kotoshogiku and maegashira pair ...

Nov 11, 2015

Hakuho wins grudge match

It wasn’t classy, but Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho got some payback against Yoshikaze on Wednesday, defeating the komusubi upstart to preserve his share of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho used a frowned-upon side-step maneuver at the charge to mug Yoshikaze (2-2) ...

Hakuho stays perfect

Nov 10, 2015

Hakuho stays perfect

Yokozuna Hakuho and local favorite Kotoshogiku maintained their perfect records on Tuesday, the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Egyptian giant Osunaarashi thrilled the crowd by making Hakuho work overtime. Despite being backed up onto the straw bales, Osunaarashi gripped the straw ...

Kakuryu bounces back in Kyushu

Nov 9, 2015

Kakuryu bounces back in Kyushu

Autumn champion Kakuryu bounced back from a shock opening defeat to take out No. 2 maegashira Aoiyama at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. On a day of contrasting fortunes for the three Mongolian yokozuna, championship favorite Hakuho also came through with a ...

Hakuho victorious on opening day

Nov 8, 2015

Hakuho victorious on opening day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho marked his return to the raised ring in style with a comfortable win over komusubi Tochinoshin on Sunday, the first day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. But fellow Mongolian yokozuna, and Autumn tournament winner, Kakuryu failed to follow suit and ...