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Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Hakuho proved once again to be sumo’s man of steel as he overpowered fellow yokozuna Kakuryu en route to matching the all-time record of 32 career championships on the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who won his fourth consecutive title, conquered Kakuryu in dominant ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Nov 20, 2014

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Hakuho and Kakuryu remained locked for the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament as the two yokozuna improved to 11-1 on Thursday. Trailing the grand champions at 10-2 with three days to go at the season-ending competition was eighth-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin, followed by ...

Hakuho profits from Kakuryu's first defeat

Nov 19, 2014

Hakuho profits from Kakuryu's first defeat

Hakuho moved into a tie for the lead with fellow yokozuna Kakuryu at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as the year’s last meet heads into the stretch run. Kakuryu, who is seeking his second career title, suffered his first defeat of the ...

Kakuryu still unbeaten, leads Kyushu at 10-0

Nov 18, 2014

Kakuryu still unbeaten, leads Kyushu at 10-0

Yokozuna Kakuryu raised the bar with an impregnable display of force against would-be challenger Terunofuji to remain undefeated in his bid for his second career Emperor’s Cup at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kakuryu leads at 10-0 with five days remaining at ...

Kakuryu stays in front; Hakuho beats Ichinojo

Nov 17, 2014

Kakuryu stays in front; Hakuho beats Ichinojo

Kakuryu stayed on path for his second career title as he remained undefeated with a demolition of Aoiyama, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho tamed the “monster” to remain hot in the chase on the ninth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kakuryu ...

Kakuryu mauls Ikioi

Nov 16, 2014

Kakuryu mauls Ikioi

Yokozuna Kakuryu handed out a royal beating to Ikioi to remain undefeated on the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The second week of the 15-day tourney kicked off with the third sell-out crowd at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, and Kakuryu ...

Kakuryu stays at top

Nov 15, 2014

Kakuryu stays at top

Kakuryu swatted Takayasu like a flea to remain the man in charge with a undefeated record on the seventh day, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock defeat the previous day at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Kakuryu unleashed a fierce ...

Kakuryu takes sole lead

Nov 14, 2014

Kakuryu takes sole lead

Kakuryu conquered man mountain Ichinojo to grab sole possession of the lead Friday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho crashed to a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day’s most absorbing contest, Kakuryu came back from the brink and broke ...

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Nov 13, 2014

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Hakuho scored a clinical win against Toyohibiki to preserve his spotless record, while fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji came roaring back from consecutive defeats at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Seeking his fourth consecutive Emperor’s Cup, Hakuho stayed perfect to remain tied in ...

Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Nov 12, 2014

Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Top-ranked maegashira Tochiozan condemned yokozuna Harumafuji to his second upset defeat in as many days at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s defeat to Takayasu, Harumafuji quickly lost his way after a promising start at the charge ...

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Nov 11, 2014

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Yokozuna Harumafuji was upset by third-ranked maegashira Takayasu on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji suffered his first defeat of the year-ending tourney after his foot slipped over the ring while chasing down Takayasu, who improved to a ...

Yokozuna trio cruise to wins at Kyushu basho

Nov 10, 2014

Yokozuna trio cruise to wins at Kyushu basho

Dominant yokozuna Hakuho mowed down Aminishiki on Monday to stay on track for his fourth consecutive Emperor’s Cup on the second day of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho charged out the top-ranked maegashira (0-2) in a matter of seconds before tumbling ...

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Nov 9, 2014

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Injury-hit yokozuna Harumafuji gave overnight sensation Ichinojo a rude awakening, thrashing his opponent in a sumo clinic on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. A sell-out crowd was on hand on the first day in Kyushu for the first ...