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Hakuho alone at top

Nov 13, 2015

Hakuho alone at top

Yokozuna Hakuho took the sole lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, improving to 6-0, while the three other wrestlers who started the day at 5-0 fell one by one. Before a full house at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Hakuho maintained his career ...

Nov 12, 2015

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated Aoiyama on Thursday to extend his unbeaten start to five matches in his comeback from a knee injury at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 5-0 to stay tied for the lead with ozeki Kotoshogiku and maegashira pair ...

Nov 11, 2015

Hakuho wins grudge match

It wasn’t classy, but Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho got some payback against Yoshikaze on Wednesday, defeating the komusubi upstart to preserve his share of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho used a frowned-upon side-step maneuver at the charge to mug Yoshikaze (2-2) ...

Hakuho stays perfect

Nov 10, 2015

Hakuho stays perfect

Yokozuna Hakuho and local favorite Kotoshogiku maintained their perfect records on Tuesday, the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Egyptian giant Osunaarashi thrilled the crowd by making Hakuho work overtime. Despite being backed up onto the straw bales, Osunaarashi gripped the straw ...

Kakuryu bounces back in Kyushu

Nov 9, 2015

Kakuryu bounces back in Kyushu

Autumn champion Kakuryu bounced back from a shock opening defeat to take out No. 2 maegashira Aoiyama at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. On a day of contrasting fortunes for the three Mongolian yokozuna, championship favorite Hakuho also came through with a ...

Hakuho victorious on opening day

Nov 8, 2015

Hakuho victorious on opening day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho marked his return to the raised ring in style with a comfortable win over komusubi Tochinoshin on Sunday, the first day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. But fellow Mongolian yokozuna, and Autumn tournament winner, Kakuryu failed to follow suit and ...

Hakuho fit and ready for Kyushu Basho

Nov 5, 2015

Hakuho fit and ready for Kyushu Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho said Thursday he has recovered from injury and is ready to wrestle at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way in Fukuoka on Sunday. Hakuho pulled out early in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September with a left knee ...

Kakuryu takes east yokozuna slot for Kyushu Basho

Oct 26, 2015

Kakuryu takes east yokozuna slot for Kyushu Basho

Autumn champion Kakuryu took the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the first time as the Japan Sumo Association on Monday released the rankings for the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu ousted Terunofuji in a dramatic championship playoff at the Autumn meet in September, ...

Kakuryu pulls ahead of pack

Sep 26, 2015

Kakuryu pulls ahead of pack

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu capitalized on a slip-up by Terunofuji on Saturday to grab the sole lead going into the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu (12-2) watched from ringside as injury-hit Terunofuji was forced out to a third straight defeat at ...