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 — ...

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Sep 19, 2013

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Harumafuji posted a morale-boosting third victory on Thursday to move back into the winning column at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also won on the fifth day of action at Ryogoku Kokugikan and shares the lead at 5-0 with rank-and-filer ...

Sep 17, 2013

Hakuho cruises to easy victory over Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho scuttled rank-and-filer Shohozan’s aspirations of another giant kill with one fatal shot to remain undefeated after three days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji (2-1), meanwhile, got back on the winning track after suffering a loss to Shohozan the ...

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Sep 16, 2013

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Hakuho gave Ikioi a clinic in the art of the flash finish, but fellow yokozuna Harumafuji hit a stumbling block with his first defeat, at the hands of rank-and-filer Shohozan, on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who ...

Sep 2, 2013

Hakuho aiming to win fourth consecutive title

Gunning for his 27th career title, Mongolian firebrand Hakuho heads up the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the third tournament in a row as the Japan Sumo Association announced the rankings Monday for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. Hakuho is seeking ...

Harumafuji wins sumo exhibition in Jakarta

Aug 25, 2013

Harumafuji wins sumo exhibition in Jakarta

Yokozuna Harumafuji won a two-day exhibition sumo tournament in Jakarta, the sport’s first-ever showcase in Southeast Asia. Harumafuji deployed an overarm throw to beat ozeki Kakuryu in the semifinals before disposing of rival yokozuna Hakuho with a frontal force-out in the final at the ...