Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Mar 22, 2015

Hakuho captures 34th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho won his 34th career championship on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, continuing his voyage into uncharted territory on Sunday. Hakuho, who drained himself ragged in an all-out battle against rival yokozuna Harumafuji (10-5) in the finale to stave ...

Hakuho takes further step toward spring title

Mar 16, 2015

Hakuho takes further step toward spring title

Yokozuna Hakuho demolished Aoiyama in a sumo clinic to remain steady on course for his sixth consecutive championship at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. With rival yokozuna Harumafuji suffering a fatal third defeat at the hands of Toyonoshima, Hakuho improved to 9-0 ...

Hakuho steams ahead as Harumafuji falters

Mar 15, 2015

Hakuho steams ahead as Harumafuji falters

Yokozuna Hakuho remained on the proverbial war path toward his sixth consecutive championship, moving into sole possession of the lead with an unblemished mark as the second week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off on Sunday. While rival yokozuna Harumafuji fell to ...

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mar 12, 2015

Takarafuji falls short against mighty Hakuho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho had another easy day at the office Thursday as he brushed aside second-ranked maegashira Takarafuji to stay perfect after five days of action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Harumafuji also won handsomely, but it was a bad day ...

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Mar 10, 2015

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first defeat at the hands of Ichinojo for a major upset on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, readily discarded with Tochiozan as he inched closer to his sixth consecutive championship ...

Hakuho collects 800th victory in top division

Jan 24, 2015

Hakuho collects 800th victory in top division

A day after becoming the sole owner of the all-time record by clinching his 33rd Emperor’s Cup, Hakuho basked in the sunlight with another stellar performance Saturday as he aims to complete his tour de force with a perfect mark. In the first tournament ...

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Jan 21, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Hakuho took one giant step toward an unprecedented mark with a demolition of demotion-threatened Goeido, while rival yokozuna Harumafuji and Kakuryu both went tumbling on the 11th day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho, who is bidding to become the ...

Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Nov 12, 2014

Harumafuji stunned again at Kyushu basho

Top-ranked maegashira Tochiozan condemned yokozuna Harumafuji to his second upset defeat in as many days at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s defeat to Takayasu, Harumafuji quickly lost his way after a promising start at the charge ...

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Nov 11, 2014

Harumafuji slumps to loss against Takayasu

Yokozuna Harumafuji was upset by third-ranked maegashira Takayasu on the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji suffered his first defeat of the year-ending tourney after his foot slipped over the ring while chasing down Takayasu, who improved to a ...

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Nov 9, 2014

Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

Injury-hit yokozuna Harumafuji gave overnight sensation Ichinojo a rude awakening, thrashing his opponent in a sumo clinic on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. A sell-out crowd was on hand on the first day in Kyushu for the first ...

Nov 3, 2014

Harumafuji to decide whether to compete in Kyushu on Thursday

Injured yokozuna Harumafuji will likely make a decision on Thursday about whether or not he will wrestle at the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, his stable elder Isegahama suggested Sunday. “We’ll have to give an answer by around Thursday,” said Isegahama of Harumafuji, who ...

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 ...