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Hakuho bags perfect mark

With a record-extending 37th career title already in the bag, Hakuho put the icing on the cake on Sunday, defeating fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu to finish with a spotless 15-0 record at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who clinched his second straight Emperor’s Cup on Saturday, saved arguably his ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

May 20, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect records to set up an intriguing clash as they eased to victories on the 12th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho was briefly pushed to the edge of the ring by ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

May 18, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and maiden-title chasing ozeki Kisenosato each had a convincing outing to notch up another victory on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. After a false start, Hakuho couldn’t get a hold of New Year champion Kotoshogiku’s (6-5) ...

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

May 17, 2016

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

Kisenosato crushed out fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku to stay in a share of the lead and on track for a first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also improved to 10-0, while compatriot Harumafuji kept his title hopes ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay perfect

May 15, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay perfect

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho took out new sekiwake Kotoyuki to post his eighth win and retain his share of the lead with ozeki Kisenosato at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho got a slap in at the charge and dodged to the side ...

Hakuho remains perfect at basho

May 14, 2016

Hakuho remains perfect at basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect starts but yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his second defeat on Saturday, the seventh day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho made a rare false start against his frequent victim Aoiyama (2-5), and was repeatedly put ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato raise records to 6-0 at Summer Basho

May 13, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato raise records to 6-0 at Summer Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect records, but ozeki Goeido slipped to his first defeat on Friday, the sixth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 8-1 in his career against second-ranked maegashira Ichinojo (3-3) but was made ...

Hakuho still unbeaten at Summer Grand Sumo Tournament

May 12, 2016

Hakuho still unbeaten at Summer Grand Sumo Tournament

Hakuho manhandled Kaisei on Thursday to remain unbeaten, but fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu surrendered his share of the lead after an upset defeat to Ikioi on the fifth day of action at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. Seeking a record-extending 37th career ...

Hakuho posts 880th makuuchi victory

May 9, 2016

Hakuho posts 880th makuuchi victory

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho added another laurel to his crown on Monday, when he posted a record 880th makuuchi victory at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. There continued to be few surprises at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on the second day of the meet. A day ...

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

Mar 27, 2016

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

It was not pretty, but Hakuho defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 36th career championship title with a 14-1 record on Sunday, the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Entering the day in control of his own fate with ...

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Mar 26, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Yokozuna Hakuho will enter the final day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in control of his own fate after improving to 13-1 on Saturday. Hakuho, whose sole loss came on the first day of action at Edion Arena Osaka, defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day’s penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up ...