Sumo Topics

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 ...

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Jan 21, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Hakuho took one giant step toward an unprecedented mark with a demolition of demotion-threatened Goeido, while rival yokozuna Harumafuji and Kakuryu both went tumbling on the 11th day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho, who is bidding to become the ...

Hakuho overpowers Aoiyama

Jan 20, 2015

Hakuho overpowers Aoiyama

Yokozuna Hakuho produced another classy performance with a clinical disposal of sekiwake Aoiyama as he moved ever closer to taking sole ownership of the all-time championship record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho, who is seeking his 33rd career championship ...

Hakuho sees off 'Monster' Ichinojo

Jan 19, 2015

Hakuho sees off 'Monster' Ichinojo

Ozeki Kotoshogiku splashed cold water on Kisenosato’s title hopes while history-chasing Hakuho dismissed Ichinojo “The Monster” to maintain his unblemished mark on the ninth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is aiming to surpass the legendary Taiho on ...

Yokozuna Hakuho still undefeated

Jan 18, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho still undefeated

Hakuho disposed of Aminishiki in short measure to remain undefeated on the eighth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who is aiming to surpass sumo legend Taiho by claiming his 33rd career Emperor’s Cup for the all-time record, improved ...

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 ...