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Kotoshogiku keeps Japan's hopes alive at New Year basho

Jan 18, 2016

Kotoshogiku keeps Japan's hopes alive at New Year basho

Ozeki Kotoshogiku remained on course to become Japan’s first champion in a decade with a convincing ninth straight win at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. The Fukuoka-born grappler was never in danger of seeing his unbeaten start come to an end, ...

Kotoshogiku keeps share of lead

Jan 17, 2016

Kotoshogiku keeps share of lead

Kotoshogiku beat rival ozeki Kisenosato for the 32nd time on Sunday to maintain his share of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament lead with a perfect 8-0 record as the duo faced each other for the 58th time. In the day’s final bout at ...

Hakuho beats back Ichinojo

Jan 16, 2016

Hakuho beats back Ichinojo

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho recorded a routine victory over No. 3 maegashira Ichinojo on Saturday, maintaining his perfect record alongside ozeki Kotoshogiku on the seventh day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking his record-extending 36th career title, Hakuho was solid in downing his ...

Hakuho stays tied for New Year lead

Jan 15, 2016

Hakuho stays tied for New Year lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho put on another sumo clinic to beat Georgian komusubi Tochinoshin on Friday and preserve his unbeaten record six days into the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, seeking a record-extending 36th career title, was never in danger in the third-from last ...

Yokozuna Hakuho still unbeaten

Jan 14, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho remained on track for a record-extending 36th career title with a routine victory over second-ranked maegashira Aoiyama at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho, aiming for a first win in three tournaments, wasted little time in getting hold ...

Hakuho cruises to fourth victory

Jan 13, 2016

Hakuho cruises to fourth victory

Yokozuna Hakuho delivered an imperious performance to beat Takarafuji and maintain his share of the early lead on Wednesday, the fourth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Chasing a 36th career title and first in three meets, Hakuho was all business in ...

Hakuho brushes aside Shohozan

Jan 12, 2016

Hakuho brushes aside Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho took another step toward his 36th career championship on Tuesday, the third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who already holds the record of 35 tournament titles, had little trouble improving to 3-0 against No. 1 maegashira Shohozan at ...

Harumafuji suffers second-day loss

Jan 11, 2016

Harumafuji suffers second-day loss

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered a setback on the second day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, falling to No. 1 maegashira Shohozan. Harumafuji, looking to add to his Kyushu basho title in November, was overturned at the edge of the ring. The ...

Harumafuji starts basho with win

Jan 10, 2016

Harumafuji starts basho with win

Harumafuji, the winner of November’s Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, opened the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a textbook victory on Sunday. The Mongolian, who has been inconsistent since his promotion to sumo’s highest rank of yokozuna, quickly got one ...

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Dec 25, 2015

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho’s record sumo career has been recognized by Guinness World Records, the champion revealed Thursday on his blog. Hakuho claimed his 33rd career title in January to surpass the 32 wins amassed by Taiho, who claimed his last title in 1971 and ...