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Harumafuji falls against Jokoryu

Jan 17, 2015

Harumafuji falls against Jokoryu

Rank-and-filer Jokoryu caused shockwaves with an upset of yokozuna Harumafuji, while Hakuho had to dodge a bullet in the day’s finale to stay the course in pursuit of the all-time record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho, who is gunning ...

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 6-0

Jan 16, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 6-0

Yokozuna Hakuho pounced on rising star Endo to retain his perfect mark as he continued his march toward taking sole ownership of the all-time record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. But yokozuna Kakuryu fell on his own sword in a ...

Hakuho avoids shock defeat to Ikioi

Jan 15, 2015

Hakuho avoids shock defeat to Ikioi

History-chasing yokozuna Hakuho kept his slate clean by the narrowest of margins on Thursday to remain among the leaders after five days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. In control for most of his match against Ikioi (0-5), Hakuho was thrown at the ...

Hakuho maintains perfect record

Jan 14, 2015

Hakuho maintains perfect record

Yokozuna Hakuho remained on the right track for a record-setting championship on Wednesday, the fourth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The 29-year-old Hakuho, who can surpass legendary yokozuna Taiho by winning his 33rd career championship and taking sole ownership of the ...

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 braced for shot at history

Jan 10, 2015

Hakuho braced for shot at history

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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 ...