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Sep 27, 2013

Hakuho beats Kakuryu to edge closer to title

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by closest challenger Kisenosato to zero in on his fourth straight Emperor’s Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Ozeki Kisenosato lost the plot against Goeido, and Hakuho (12-1) took full advantage in the day’s ...

Hakuho tops Myogiryu

Sep 25, 2013

Hakuho tops Myogiryu

Yokozuna Hakuho propped himself back on the winning track with a strong win over sekiwake Myogiryu, staying in the lead through 11 days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho was tripped up by sekiwake Goeido a day earlier to taste defeat ...

Sep 24, 2013

Goeido stuns Hakuho

Goeido raised the roof with a major upset Tuesday, sending yokozuna Hakuho to his first defeat on the 10th day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The usually sharp Hakuho never got into motion in the day’s penultimate bout and found himself ...

Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Sep 23, 2013

Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Yokozuna Hakuho widened the gap in his lead, tossing aside rank-and-filer Toyohibiki to remain unscathed after nine days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. The Mongolian, who is chasing his 27th career title and fourth in a row, improved to 9-0, a ...

Hakuho survives scare to keep perfect record

Sep 22, 2013

Hakuho survives scare to keep perfect record

Yokozuna Hakuho nearly slipped up but regained his balance, wore down his opponent and maintained his perfect record on the eighth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Before another full house at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the popular Mongolian didn’t disappoint although an ...

Hakuho too much for Chiyotairyu to handle

Sep 21, 2013

Hakuho too much for Chiyotairyu to handle

Undefeated yokozuna Hakuho dispensed with another would-be challenger in the form of Chiyotairyu to retain sole possession of the lead on the seventh day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho was in his usual destruction mode to wrap up the first ...

Sep 20, 2013

Hakuho stands alone after sixth day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho showed Tochiozan who’s boss to take sole possession of the lead on the sixth day of action Friday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (6-0) wasted no time in getting to grips with Tochiozan (2-4) in the day’s penultimate bout ...

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Sep 19, 2013

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Harumafuji posted a morale-boosting third victory on Thursday to move back into the winning column at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also won on the fifth day of action at Ryogoku Kokugikan and shares the lead at 5-0 with rank-and-filer ...

Sep 17, 2013

Hakuho cruises to easy victory over Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho scuttled rank-and-filer Shohozan’s aspirations of another giant kill with one fatal shot to remain undefeated after three days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji (2-1), meanwhile, got back on the winning track after suffering a loss to Shohozan the ...

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Sep 16, 2013

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Hakuho gave Ikioi a clinic in the art of the flash finish, but fellow yokozuna Harumafuji hit a stumbling block with his first defeat, at the hands of rank-and-filer Shohozan, on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who ...