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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 ...

Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

Sep 26, 2014

Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

Mongolian rank-and-filer Ichinojo capitalized on a slip-up by Hakuho to grab a share of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a stunning victory over yokozuna Kakuryu. The 10th-ranked maegashira stayed on course to become the first wrestler in a ...

Ichinojo upsets Goeido

Sep 25, 2014

Ichinojo upsets Goeido

Surprise package Ichinojo claimed his second ozeki scalp in as many days to keep alive his hopes of winning the Emperor’s Cup on his debut in the top-flight makuuchi division at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. The 10th-ranked maegashira broke up a ...

Hakuho edges closer to Autumn Basho title

Sep 24, 2014

Hakuho edges closer to Autumn Basho title

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to winning his 31st career title on Wednesday after a comfortable win over Takekaze kept him one win clear with four days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. With the win, Hakuho improved to 11-0, with ...

Hakuho moves to 10-0

Sep 23, 2014

Hakuho moves to 10-0

Yokozuna Hakuho survived a scare to take out Egyptian grappler Osunaarashi on Tuesday and preserve his one-win lead heading into the final third of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (10-0) came perilously close to losing his first bout of the 15-day tournament after ...

Hakuho takes control as Kakuryu stumbles

Sep 22, 2014

Hakuho takes control as Kakuryu stumbles

Hakuho seized sole possession of the lead with a ninth win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered a shock first defeat at the hands of Yoshikaze. Looking to move within one title of the all-time record ...

Yokozuna pair perfect

Sep 21, 2014

Yokozuna pair perfect

Hakuho and Kakuryu remained on a collision course as both yokozuna extended their unbeaten records with comfortable victories at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The Mongolian pair stayed tied for the lead at 8-0 in the 15-day meet, one ahead of up-and-coming ...

Ichinojo suffers first loss of tourney

Sep 20, 2014

Ichinojo suffers first loss of tourney

Mongolian upstart Ichinojo saw his sensational start at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament come to a crashing halt on Saturday as yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu moved into a two-way lead heading into the second week of the 15-day basho in Tokyo. Hakuho and Kakuryu ...

Three Mongolians still unbeaten

Sep 19, 2014

Three Mongolians still unbeaten

A trio of Mongolian wrestlers remained seated at the summit of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with 6-0 records on Friday, the sixth day of the event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. Chasing a 31st career tournament title that would leave him one behind the ...

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Sep 18, 2014

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Yokozuna Hakuho took out Bulgarian maegashira Aoiyama to breeze to a fifth straight victory as the co-leading Mongolian pack was trimmed to three at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. On a day when injured yokozuna Harumafuji withdrew from the 15-day basho at ...

Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

Sep 17, 2014

Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first loss and dropped out of a co-leading Mongolian quintet on Wednesday after committing a sumo no-no at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji appeared to have sent Yoshikaze packing but was disqualified by ringside judges for grabbing a fistful ...

Hakuho overpowers Terunofuji

Sep 16, 2014

Hakuho overpowers Terunofuji

Hakuho blasted out Terunofuji to register a quick-fire third win on Tuesday and keep his share of the early lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian yokozuna met little resistance from Terunofuji (1-2) at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan, charging the top-ranked maegashira out ...