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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 ...

Hakuho brushes aside Endo

Sep 15, 2014

Hakuho brushes aside Endo

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho kept a 31st career title in his sights with a routine win over No. 1 maegashira Endo on Monday, the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho soaked up Endo’s attack at the charge and found an opening to ...

Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

Sep 14, 2014

Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

Yokozuna Hakuho kick-started his bid for a third consecutive Emperor’s Cup by smashing Chiyotairyu, but Goeido’s debut at ozeki was marked with a defeat on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. Hakuho capped a successful day for ...