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Hakuho braced for shot at history

Jan 10, 2015

Hakuho braced for shot at history

by Dave Hueston

Standing on the horizon of yet another historic moment in his illustrious career is nothing new for the lord of the raised ring. But for yokozuna Hakuho, claiming his career 33rd Emperor’s Cup promises to be a monumental event on the scale of Joe ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu announces engagement to 23-year-old Mongolian

Jan 6, 2015

Yokozuna Kakuryu announces engagement to 23-year-old Mongolian

Mongolian-born yokozuna Kakuryu on Tuesday announced his engagement to countrywoman Dashnyam Munkhzaya. The 29-year-old Kakuryu, who was promoted to sumo’s highest rank last May, said the couple is planning the birth of their first child in May. No dates have been set for a ...

Hakuho to kick off bid for history on east side

Dec 24, 2014

Hakuho to kick off bid for history on east side

Record-chasing Mongolian powerhouse Hakuho retained the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the sixth meet in a row as the Japan Sumo Association released the rankings Wednesday for the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho will be aiming to surpass yokozuna legend Taiho and ...

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 ...