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 ...

Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Nov 22, 2015

Harumafuji ends two-year title drought

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji captured his seventh career title in his comeback from injury, despite a final-day defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Harumafuji (13-2) looked like he had squandered his chance of winning the championship in regulation when he got blasted ...

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Nov 21, 2015

Harumafuji takes lead as Hakuho loses again

Yokozuna Hakuho was surprisingly beaten for the second successive day as Harumafuji grabbed sole possession of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. On the penultimate day of the year’s final meet, Hakuho (12-2), who suffered his first defeat here at ...

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Nov 20, 2015

Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

Harumafuji leveled the playing field on Friday, upstaging fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho with a make-or-break leap on his initial charge to leave them both with 12 wins with two days remaining in the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho attacked to the left on ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Nov 19, 2015

Hakuho maintains lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho took another stride toward a record-extending 36th career title on Thursday with a convincing win over ozeki Kotoshogiku at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 12-0 after forcing out Fukuoka-born Kotoshogiku (7-5), scoring his 46th win in 50 meetings ...

Hakuho tops Kisenosato

Nov 18, 2015

Hakuho tops Kisenosato

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho recovered from an early scare to defeat ozeki Kisenosato on Wednesday to remain unbeaten as the sole leader heading down the stretch at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, in the hunt for a record-extending 36th career championship in his comeback ...