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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 ...

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Sep 28, 2014

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Hakuho used brute force and technical supremacy to defeat rival Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu and win his 31st career championship on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho entered the final day with a one-win lead but needed to beat ...

Hakuho grabs sole lead with pivotal win over Ichinojo

Sep 27, 2014

Hakuho grabs sole lead with pivotal win over Ichinojo

Yokozuna Hakuho showed his championship pedigree and put upstart Ichinojo in his place to retake the sole lead on the penultimate day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Ichinojo’s debut in the makuuchi division has been nothing short of sensational ...