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 ...

Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Nov 23, 2014

Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Hakuho proved once again to be sumo’s man of steel as he overpowered fellow yokozuna Kakuryu en route to matching the all-time record of 32 career championships on the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who won his fourth ...

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Nov 22, 2014

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Hakuho zeroed in on his fourth consecutive title and 32nd of his career with a clinical win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho (13-1) was quick on his feet and yanked Harumafuji (10-4) around by the ...

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Nov 21, 2014

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu on Friday to grab sole possession of the lead heading into the final weekend of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho watched Kakuryu get bullied by yokozuna Harumafuji and took full advantage in the ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Nov 20, 2014

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Hakuho and Kakuryu remained locked for the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament as the two yokozuna improved to 11-1 on Thursday. Trailing the grand champions at 10-2 with three days to go at the season-ending competition was eighth-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin, followed by ...

Kakuryu still unbeaten, leads Kyushu at 10-0

Nov 18, 2014

Kakuryu still unbeaten, leads Kyushu at 10-0

Yokozuna Kakuryu raised the bar with an impregnable display of force against would-be challenger Terunofuji to remain undefeated in his bid for his second career Emperor’s Cup at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kakuryu leads at 10-0 with five days remaining at ...

Kakuryu mauls Ikioi

Nov 16, 2014

Kakuryu mauls Ikioi

Yokozuna Kakuryu handed out a royal beating to Ikioi to remain undefeated on the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The second week of the 15-day tourney kicked off with the third sell-out crowd at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, and Kakuryu ...

Kakuryu stays at top

Nov 15, 2014

Kakuryu stays at top

Kakuryu swatted Takayasu like a flea to remain the man in charge with a undefeated record on the seventh day, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock defeat the previous day at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Kakuryu unleashed a fierce ...

Kakuryu takes sole lead

Nov 14, 2014

Kakuryu takes sole lead

Kakuryu conquered man mountain Ichinojo to grab sole possession of the lead Friday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho crashed to a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day’s most absorbing contest, Kakuryu came back from the brink and broke ...

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Nov 13, 2014

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Hakuho scored a clinical win against Toyohibiki to preserve his spotless record, while fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji came roaring back from consecutive defeats at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Seeking his fourth consecutive Emperor’s Cup, Hakuho stayed perfect to remain tied in ...