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, ...

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 ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji stay unbeaten in Kyushu

Nov 12, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji stay unbeaten in Kyushu

Hakuho disposed of Myogiryu to inch closer to his 28th career title while Harumafuji made mincemeat out of Kyokutenho on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. After three days at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the two yokozuna lead a pack ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Nov 11, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho took Aminishiki to school with a clinical win and Harumafuji dispensed with Myogiryu as the yokozuna rivals won their second straight bouts at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. In the day’s penultimate bout, Hakuho, who is aiming for his 28th career ...

Harumafuji escapes wrath of yokozuna council

Sep 30, 2013

Harumafuji escapes wrath of yokozuna council

The Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council was largely sympathetic with the performance of yokozuna Harumafuji, who finished with a subpar 10-5 mark at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. It was the second consecutive tournament that Harumafuji posted just 10 wins — ...