Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Sep 28, 2014

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Hakuho used brute force and technical supremacy to defeat rival Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu and win his 31st career championship on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho entered the final day with a one-win lead but needed to beat ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sep 1, 2014

Goeido to make ozeki debut from west side

Newly promoted ozeki Goeido joins two Japanese-born wrestlers at sumo’s second-highest rank with the release on Monday by the Japan Sumo Association of the sumo rankings for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, who gained promotion following the Nagoya basho in July, has ...

Hakuho captures 30th Emperor's Cup

Jul 27, 2014

Hakuho captures 30th Emperor's Cup

Patience. That was the name of the game as yokozuna Hakuho on Sunday became only the third man in history to win his 30th career championship on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Sumo’s premier yokozuna had to stave off his ...