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 ...

Ichinojo suffers first loss of tourney

Sep 20, 2014

Ichinojo suffers first loss of tourney

Mongolian upstart Ichinojo saw his sensational start at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament come to a crashing halt on Saturday as yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu moved into a two-way lead heading into the second week of the 15-day basho in Tokyo. Hakuho and Kakuryu ...

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Sep 18, 2014

Hakuho improves to 5-0

Yokozuna Hakuho took out Bulgarian maegashira Aoiyama to breeze to a fifth straight victory as the co-leading Mongolian pack was trimmed to three at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. On a day when injured yokozuna Harumafuji withdrew from the 15-day basho at ...

Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

Sep 17, 2014

Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first loss and dropped out of a co-leading Mongolian quintet on Wednesday after committing a sumo no-no at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji appeared to have sent Yoshikaze packing but was disqualified by ringside judges for grabbing a fistful ...

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 collects win on first day of basho

Sep 14, 2014

Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

Yokozuna Hakuho kick-started his bid for a third consecutive Emperor’s Cup by smashing Chiyotairyu, but Goeido’s debut at ozeki was marked with a defeat on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. Hakuho capped a successful day for ...

New ozeki Goeido nervous but ready to do battle

Sep 1, 2014

New ozeki Goeido nervous but ready to do battle

Newly promoted ozeki Goeido, who has joined two other Japanese-born wrestlers at sumo’s second-highest rank, admits to being a bundle of nerves but says he is braced for the battle ahead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Speaking at a news conference on Monday ...

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 ...

Harumafuji no match for Hakuho in finale

Sep 29, 2013

Harumafuji no match for Hakuho in finale

A day after wrapping up his 27th career championship, Hakuho put an exclamation mark on his fourth consecutive title with a convincing win over rival yokozuna Harumafuji on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, whose left eye was ...

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Sep 28, 2013

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Yokozuna Hakuho outflanked nemesis Kisenosato to capture his 27th career title with a day to spare at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The Mongolian won his fourth consecutive championship, moving him within four of yokozuna great Chiyonofuji’s hallowed mark of 31 career ...