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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 off a playoff against giant-killer Terunofuji, ...

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mar 19, 2015

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho knocked ozeki Kotoshogiku out of the park to move within one win of his 34th career title at the Spring Sumo Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. With New York Yankees great Derek Jeter watching from the ringside seats and clearly enjoying ...

Hakuho edges closer to 34th Emperor's Cup

Mar 18, 2015

Hakuho edges closer to 34th Emperor's Cup

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by his closest challenger, Terunofuji, on Wednesday to move two wins clear with four days remaining at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka. Hakuho, undefeated now in 35 bouts since the 2014 Kyushu basho, improved his ...

Hakuho triumphs again

Mar 17, 2015

Hakuho triumphs again

Yokozuna Hakuho walloped rank-and-filer Takekaze to remain undefeated as he continued to close in on his 34th career Emperor’s Cup at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. But a lone star of hope in the form of sekiwake Terunofuji stayed alive in the ...

Hakuho takes further step toward spring title

Mar 16, 2015

Hakuho takes further step toward spring title

Yokozuna Hakuho demolished Aoiyama in a sumo clinic to remain steady on course for his sixth consecutive championship at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. With rival yokozuna Harumafuji suffering a fatal third defeat at the hands of Toyonoshima, Hakuho improved to 9-0 ...

Hakuho steams ahead as Harumafuji falters

Mar 15, 2015

Hakuho steams ahead as Harumafuji falters

Yokozuna Hakuho remained on the proverbial war path toward his sixth consecutive championship, moving into sole possession of the lead with an unblemished mark as the second week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off on Sunday. While rival yokozuna Harumafuji fell to ...

Yokozuna Hakuho still on target for 34th title

Mar 14, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho still on target for 34th title

Undefeated yokozuna Hakuho cast away another would-be challenger in the form of Tamawashi to remain hot in pursuit of his sixth consecutive championship as the first week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament wrapped up on Saturday. Hakuho, who owns the all-time record and ...

Hakuho runs through Takayasu on sixth day

Mar 13, 2015

Hakuho runs through Takayasu on sixth day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho produced another clinical win to stay on course for a 34th career championship at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho spotted an opening after an exchange of slaps and thrusts and surged forward to pull down struggling No. 3 ...

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mar 12, 2015

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho had another easy day at the office Thursday as he brushed aside second-ranked maegashira Takarafuji to stay perfect after five days of action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely, but it was a bad day ...

Hakuho extends win streak to 28 matches

Mar 11, 2015

Hakuho extends win streak to 28 matches

Sumo great Hakuho made short work of No. 1 maegashira Ichinojo to preserve his perfect start Wednesday, while yokozuna rival Harumafuji rebounded from a shock first defeat in style on the fourth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Overwhelming tournament favorite Hakuho posted ...

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Mar 10, 2015

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first defeat at the hands of Ichinojo for a major upset on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, readily discarded with Tochiozan as he inched closer to his sixth consecutive championship ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Mar 9, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho and Harumafuji tossed aside their would-be challengers to pick up their second wins in as many days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is aiming to improve his all-time mark of 33 career championships, gave Sadanoumi a glimmer of ...

Hakuho starts with win

Mar 8, 2015

Hakuho starts with win

Yokozuna Hakuho launched his campaign for his sixth consecutive title with a disposal of Myogiryu on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji demolished Tamawashi in the penultimate bout to get his bid for his first championship ...