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Hakuho posts 880th makuuchi victory

May 9, 2016

Hakuho posts 880th makuuchi victory

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho added another laurel to his crown on Monday, when he posted a record 880th makuuchi victory at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. There continued to be few surprises at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on the second day of the meet. A day ...

Kisenosato, Hakuho off to winning starts

May 8, 2016

Kisenosato, Hakuho off to winning starts

Ozeki Kisenosato launched his latest bid for an elusive first championship with a comfortable win against Myogiryu, while Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came through after an early wobble on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to build on a 13-2 ...

Kisenosato continues hunt for elusive title

May 7, 2016

Kisenosato continues hunt for elusive title

After ending an eight-month barren stretch with a record-extending 37th career championship in March, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho looks to be the slight favorite going into the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament getting underway in Tokyo on Sunday. But Kisenosato will have other ideas as the ...

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Apr 25, 2016

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Kotoyuki and Ikioi both won promotion to sekiwake, sumo’s third-highest rank, as the Japan Sumo Association released its rankings for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kotoyuki, 25, defeated one yokozuna and two ozeki as he went on to secure an impressive 12-3 ...

Yokozuna council gives Hakuho's spring performance mixed review

Mar 28, 2016

Yokozuna council gives Hakuho's spring performance mixed review

Yokozuna Hakuho received high marks from the Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council on Monday for his record 36th grand tournament championship, although the praise was muted by disappointment over an incident involving the Mongolian. A day after Hakuho won the 15-day Spring Grand ...

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

Mar 27, 2016

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

It was not pretty, but Hakuho defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 36th career championship title with a 14-1 record on Sunday, the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Entering the day in control of his own fate with ...

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Mar 26, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Yokozuna Hakuho will enter the final day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in control of his own fate after improving to 13-1 on Saturday. Hakuho, whose sole loss came on the first day of action at Edion Arena Osaka, defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day’s penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up ...

Yokozuna Hakuho climbs into first place

Mar 24, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho climbs into first place

Kisenosato suffered his second loss of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, bloodied by injury-plagued yokozuna Harumafuji on Thursday to fall to 10-2 as yokozuna Hakuho took over the lead. A day after Hakuho put the brakes on ozeki Kisenosato’s runaway lead in the 15-day ...