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Hakuho, Harumafuji stay unbeaten in Kyushu

Nov 12, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji stay unbeaten in Kyushu

Hakuho disposed of Myogiryu to inch closer to his 28th career title while Harumafuji made mincemeat out of Kyokutenho on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. After three days at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the two yokozuna lead a pack ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Nov 11, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho took Aminishiki to school with a clinical win and Harumafuji dispensed with Myogiryu as the yokozuna rivals won their second straight bouts at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. In the day’s penultimate bout, Hakuho, who is aiming for his 28th career ...

Harumafuji no match for Hakuho in finale

Sep 29, 2013

Harumafuji no match for Hakuho in finale

A day after wrapping up his 27th career championship, Hakuho put an exclamation mark on his fourth consecutive title with a convincing win over rival yokozuna Harumafuji on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, whose left eye was ...

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Sep 28, 2013

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Yokozuna Hakuho outflanked nemesis Kisenosato to capture his 27th career title with a day to spare at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The Mongolian won his fourth consecutive championship, moving him within four of yokozuna great Chiyonofuji’s hallowed mark of 31 career ...

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 ...