Harumafuji claims title with win over Hakuho

Nov 24, 2013

Harumafuji claims title with win over Hakuho

Yokozuna Harumafuji beat rival Hakuho in what turned out to be an anticlimactic finale between wrestlers tied at 13-1 to win his sixth career title at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Harumafuji (14-1) bolted quickly to the left of Hakuho and moved ...

Harumafuji suffers first defeat at Kyushu Basho

Nov 22, 2013

Harumafuji suffers first defeat at Kyushu Basho

Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by co-leader and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji on Friday to take sole possession of the lead with two days left at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji saw his unbeaten record end when he was taken out by ozeki ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji on collision course

Nov 21, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji on collision course

Let the real fireworks begin. Undefeated yokozuna pair Hakuho and Harumafuji remained on trajectory for an explosive finale Thursday, while ozeki Kisenosato won the first battle of wrestlers two off the pace with a wrecking-ball act of Chiyotairyu to keep himself in the hunt ...

Two-man hunt for title

Nov 20, 2013

Two-man hunt for title

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji remained on a championship collision course Wednesday as the unbeaten co-leaders both scored their 11th wins at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho brought the day’s action to a close at Fukuoka Kokusai Center with an imperious performance against ...

Yokozuna still perfect

Nov 19, 2013

Yokozuna still perfect

Hakuho and Harumafuji didn’t budge an inch in this year’s last title race as the two yokozuna improved to 10-0 at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Two-thirds of the way through the meet, Hakuho beat down fourth-ranked maegashira Tochinowaka to surpass former ...

Hakuho tops Homasho; Harumafuji keeps pace

Nov 18, 2013

Hakuho tops Homasho; Harumafuji keeps pace

Hakuho and Harumafuji stayed neck and neck for the year’s last championship as the two yokozuna remained perfect through nine days at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. The Mongolians outclassed their opponents, both beating a fourth-ranked maegashira. Hakuho showed Homasho (2-7) out ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji charge on in Fukuoka

Nov 17, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji charge on in Fukuoka

Hakuho and Harumafuji kept up their torrid pace in two electrically charged bouts to jump-start the second week of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The two yokozuna remained in a share of the lead at 8-0, while only No. 5 ...

Yokozuna rivals still tied for lead

Nov 16, 2013

Yokozuna rivals still tied for lead

Harumafuji blazed through Takekaze and rival yokozuna Hakuho was all business in a demolition of Shohozan as the pair remained in a dead heat with undefeated 7-0 records at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Ozeki Kisenosato leads a group of four wrestlers, ...

Beatles legend watches Hakuho's latest triumph

Nov 14, 2013

Beatles legend watches Hakuho's latest triumph

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho put on a show for Beatles legend Paul McCartney on Thursday, preserving his share of the lead with a clinical win on the fifth day of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. With McCartney, playing nearby Yafuoku Dome as part ...

Both yokozuna post impressive victories

Nov 13, 2013

Both yokozuna post impressive victories

Hakuho sent out Kyokutenho in clinical fashion and fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely as both Mongolian yokozuna improved to 4-0 to remain in a tie for the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. On a day when Kotooshu became the ...