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Kakuryu bounces back from loss

Jan 13, 2015

Kakuryu bounces back from loss

Yokozuna Kakuryu rebounded from the previous day’s defeat with a demolition of Tochinoshin while Hakuho made road kill of would-be challenger Takarafuji to move one step closer to taking sole ownership of the all-time record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. ...

Hakuho bulldozes Tochinoshin

Jan 12, 2015

Hakuho bulldozes Tochinoshin

Hakuho inched closer to etching his name in history for sole ownership of the all-time record but fellow yokozuna Kakuryu was sent to a shock first-defeat on the second day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is chasing his ...

Hakuho impresses on opening day

Jan 11, 2015

Hakuho impresses on opening day

Yokozuna Hakuho launched his bid to seize sole possession of the record for all-time championships with a technically sound if not dominant win over Tochiozan on the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. It wasn’t exactly a dream start ...

Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Nov 23, 2014

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 ...

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Nov 22, 2014

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Hakuho zeroed in on his fourth consecutive title and 32nd of his career with a clinical win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho (13-1) was quick on his feet and yanked Harumafuji (10-4) around by the ...

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Nov 21, 2014

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu on Friday to grab sole possession of the lead heading into the final weekend of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho watched Kakuryu get bullied by yokozuna Harumafuji and took full advantage in the ...

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 ...