Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

May 25, 2014

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

Hakuho won his 29th career Emperor’s Cup when he dispensed with yokozuna rival Harumafuji in the finale of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho captured his first title in two meets with a 14-1 mark and moved to within two titles of ...

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

May 21, 2014

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

Yokozuna Hakuho was tripped up for a shock first defeat at the hands of sekiwake Goeido on Wednesday, throwing the door wide open in the title race on the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Ozeki Kisenosato came through with flying colors ...

Kisenosato’s promotion bid suffers devastating blow

Jan 19, 2014

Kisenosato’s promotion bid suffers devastating blow

Kisenosato’s slim hopes of promotion to yokozuna were all but shattered Sunday as komusubi Tochiozan sentenced the ozeki to his third defeat of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Sole leader Hakuho, meanwhile, took another step toward his 28th career Emperor’s Cup, seeing off ...

Kisenosato handed crushing defeat

Jan 16, 2014

Kisenosato handed crushing defeat

Kisenosato’s fresh bid for promotion to yokozuna suffered a major blow on Thursday with a second loss, while Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved into sole possession of the lead with a perfect 5-0 record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Aiming for promotion to ...

Unbeaten Hakuho, sekiwake Goeido tied for lead

Jan 15, 2014

Unbeaten Hakuho, sekiwake Goeido tied for lead

Promotion-chasing ozeki Kisenosato huffed and puffed his way past Okinoumi to stay one win off the pace at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho, the tournament favorite in the injury-enforced absence of fellow yokozuna Harumafuji, remained perfect and tied for the ...

Kisenosato bounces back from opening-day loss

Jan 13, 2014

Kisenosato bounces back from opening-day loss

Promotion-chasing ozeki Kisenosato rebounded from his loss the previous day, tossing down Myogiryu for his first win at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. On the celebration of Coming of Age Day, Kisenosato had yet to find his sea legs, but he ...

Kisenosato suffers defeat on tournament's first day

Jan 12, 2014

Kisenosato suffers defeat on tournament's first day

Ozeki Kisenosato’s second bid at yokozuna promotion crash landed before it even got off the runway after a lopsided defeat on the opening day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Kisenosato, who beat both yokozuna and finished with an impressive 13-2 ...

Kisenosato primed for yokozuna promotion bid

Nov 25, 2013

Kisenosato primed for yokozuna promotion bid

The Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council confirmed Monday that ozeki Kisenosato will get his second shot at promotion to sumo’s highest rank at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in January. Hitoshi Uchiyama, who heads the JSA’s advisory council, said he expects the ...

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 ...

Sep 27, 2013

Hakuho beats Kakuryu to edge closer to title

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by closest challenger Kisenosato to zero in on his fourth straight Emperor’s Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Ozeki Kisenosato lost the plot against Goeido, and Hakuho (12-1) took full advantage in the day’s ...