Hakuho, Kisenosato raise records to 6-0 at Summer Basho

May 13, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato raise records to 6-0 at Summer Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect records, but ozeki Goeido slipped to his first defeat on Friday, the sixth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 8-1 in his career against second-ranked maegashira Ichinojo (3-3) but was made ...

Hakuho wins easily on fourth day of basho

May 11, 2016

Hakuho wins easily on fourth day of basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho cemented his place among the early pacesetters with a routine win over Shodai at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Spring champion Hakuho, who with 36 career titles is the most successful wrestler in sumo history, shares the lead at ...

Kisenosato, Hakuho off to winning starts

May 8, 2016

Kisenosato, Hakuho off to winning starts

Ozeki Kisenosato launched his latest bid for an elusive first championship with a comfortable win against Myogiryu, while Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came through after an early wobble on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to build on a 13-2 ...

Kisenosato continues hunt for elusive title

May 7, 2016

Kisenosato continues hunt for elusive title

After ending an eight-month barren stretch with a record-extending 37th career championship in March, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho looks to be the slight favorite going into the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament getting underway in Tokyo on Sunday. But Kisenosato will have other ideas as the ...

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Apr 25, 2016

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Kotoyuki and Ikioi both won promotion to sekiwake, sumo’s third-highest rank, as the Japan Sumo Association released its rankings for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kotoyuki, 25, defeated one yokozuna and two ozeki as he went on to secure an impressive 12-3 ...

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

Mar 27, 2016

Hakuho wins title with frowned-upon move

It was not pretty, but Hakuho defeated fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 36th career championship title with a 14-1 record on Sunday, the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Entering the day in control of his own fate with ...

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Mar 26, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Yokozuna Hakuho will enter the final day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in control of his own fate after improving to 13-1 on Saturday. Hakuho, whose sole loss came on the first day of action at Edion Arena Osaka, defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day’s penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up ...

Yokozuna Hakuho climbs into first place

Mar 24, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho climbs into first place

Kisenosato suffered his second loss of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, bloodied by injury-plagued yokozuna Harumafuji on Thursday to fall to 10-2 as yokozuna Hakuho took over the lead. A day after Hakuho put the brakes on ozeki Kisenosato’s runaway lead in the 15-day ...

Yokozuna Hakuho takes down Kisenosato

Mar 23, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho takes down Kisenosato

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho sentenced front-running ozeki Kisenosato to his first defeat on Wednesday, grabbing a share of the lead in the process at the Spring Grand Tournament. Kisenosato, who famously ended Hakuho’s 63-bout winning streak at the 2010 Kyushu tournament and also beat him ...

Kisenosato now 10-0

Mar 22, 2016

Kisenosato now 10-0

Kisenosato took another step toward his first career championship, while fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku’s promotion hopes were all but dashed at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato improved to 10-0 with a resilient victory over yokozuna Kakuryu (7-3), remaining as the only unbeaten ...