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Hakuho takes sole lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came roaring back from a shock defeat to beat ozeki Kotoshogiku on Friday and seize sole possession of the lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with two rounds of bouts remaining. Overnight co-leader Kaisei lost for the second day in a row at the hands of ...

Hakuho remains on path for another title

May 19, 2015

Hakuho remains on path for another title

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed in the lead two-thirds of the way through the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, making quick work of No. 4 maegashira Tokushoryu on Tuesday. In their first career meeting, Hakuho bulldozed Tokushoryu (5-5) out of the ring in the bat of an ...

May 18, 2015

Harumafuji loses share of lead after upset loss

The leaderboard at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament got a little less congested Monday, on the ninth day of action, with three of the overnight co-leaders falling to losses. Yokozuna Harumafuji was the biggest casualty, going down to fifth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi (3-6), while there ...

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

May 17, 2015

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

Idle Hakuho was gifted a seventh win and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji also stayed in the leading pack after barging out Ichinojo at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history with 34 career titles, had the ...

Yokozuna rivals tied for top spot

May 16, 2015

Yokozuna rivals tied for top spot

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji both emerged unscathed on a day of upsets in the upper ranks Saturday to stay tied for the lead heading into the second week of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tournament favorite Hakuho, gunning for a 35th title, and ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji capture share of lead

May 15, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji capture share of lead

The Mongolian yokozuna duo of Hakuho and Harumafuji both posted handsome victories to move into a share of the lead on Friday, the sixth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho and Harumafuji improved to 5-1 and rejoined the front-running pack after overnight ...

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

May 14, 2015

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

The yokozuna duo of Harumafuji and Hakuho remained one win back of the leaders on Thursday, the fifth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who is seeking his seventh consecutive title and 35th career Emperor’s Cup, improved to 4-1 when he salvaged ...

Nine tied for early lead

May 12, 2015

Nine tied for early lead

Yokozuna Hakuho shot down Tochinoshin to keep his eyes firmly on the prize on the third day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji and ozeki Kisenosato were among a pack of nine sharing the early lead at 3-0, while ...

May 11, 2015

Hakuho bounces back in style on second day

Hakuho shrugged off his defeat to Ichinojo on opening day to get in the winner’s column with a convincing victory against Takarafuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Ozeki hopeful Terunofuji also bounced back from a first-day loss to get on track ...

Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

May 10, 2015

Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

Yokozuna Hakuho was sent to a shock defeat at the hands of big man Ichinojo on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. What should have been routine for the grand champion quickly turned to sudden death with Ichinojo, a ...

Injured yokozuna Kakuryu to miss entire Summer Basho

May 7, 2015

Injured yokozuna Kakuryu to miss entire Summer Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu will sit out the entire Summer Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way in Tokyo on Sunday as his injured left shoulder has yet to fully heal, his stablemaster Izutsu said Thursday. “This means an absence for two full tournaments in a ...

Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Mar 22, 2015

Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho won his 34th career championship on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, continuing his voyage into uncharted territory on Sunday. Hakuho, who drained himself ragged in an all-out battle against rival yokozuna Harumafuji (10-5) in the finale to stave ...