Jun 30, 2014

Hakuho's focus solely on capturing 30th title

Yokozuna Hakuho, who is gunning for his 30th career Emperor’s Cup, will retain his prestigious position on the east wing for the third consecutive meet, with the Japan Sumo Association’s release of the rankings for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who ...

Kisenosato puts an end to Hakuho win streak

Jul 20, 2013

Kisenosato puts an end to Hakuho win streak

Kisenosato, who began the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with hopes of promotion to yokozuna, earned a big win on Saturday, when he wrestled down yokozuna Hakuho on the penultimate day of the tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. A day after wrapping up his 26th ...

Hakuho remains in control of title hunt

Jul 18, 2013

Hakuho remains in control of title hunt

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho shot down ozeki Kotoshogiku to close in on his 26th Emperor’s Cup at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho improved to 12-0 and can clinch the title Friday with a win, coupled with a defeat for Bulgarian maegashira Aoiyama, ...

Hakuho moves closer to 26th Emperor's Cup

Jul 17, 2013

Hakuho moves closer to 26th Emperor's Cup

Hakuho extended his consecutive wins streak to 41 and pulled two clear of the field heading into the homestretch at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu and Brazilian maegashira Kaisei both fell to their second losses and Hakuho (11-0) capitalized ...

Hakuho posts second 40-match win streak

Jul 16, 2013

Hakuho posts second 40-match win streak

Yokozuna Hakuho compiled the second 40-bout winning streak of his career on Tuesday, when he defeated sekiwake Myogiryu on the 10th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. After a brief tussle, Hakuho flung his opponent down and his exaggerated ...

Hakuho moves closer to second 40-win streak

Jul 15, 2013

Hakuho moves closer to second 40-win streak

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho easily maintained his lead on Monday, the ninth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. Hakuho holds a one-win led over ozeki Kotooshu and No. 12 maegashira Kaisei. In the day’s final match, Hakuho consigned sekiwake Goeido ...

Hakuho survives scare, maintains perfect mark

Jul 14, 2013

Hakuho survives scare, maintains perfect mark

Sole leader Hakuho dodged a bullet to stay on track for a 26th Emperor’s Cup with his eighth win, while Kisenosato started to pick up the pieces of his shattered yokozuna promotion bid by beating Kyokutenho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. ...

Promotion bid vanishes for struggling Kisenosato

Jul 13, 2013

Promotion bid vanishes for struggling Kisenosato

Kisenosato suffered a third and fatal loss at the hands of Goeido in his yokozuna bid, leaving the Naruto ozeki a discouraged wreck as the first week of action wrapped up at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. With everything on the line, ...

Unbeaten Hakuho alone at top

Jul 12, 2013

Unbeaten Hakuho alone at top

Promotion-chasing ozeki Kisenosato eased past winless No. 2 maegashira Gagamaru to score a morale-boosting victory on Friday, and yokozuna Hakuho put on a clinic to grab sole possession of the lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Victory was just the tonic Kisenosato needed ...

Kisenosato handed second defeat

Jul 12, 2013

Kisenosato handed second defeat

Kisenosato’s hopes of promotion to yokozuna were dealt a crushing blow on Thursday after the ozeki suffered a shock second defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The Naruto stable star was in all sorts of trouble right from the start at Aichi Prefectural ...

Kisenosato falls against Tochiozan

Jul 9, 2013

Kisenosato falls against Tochiozan

Promotion-chasing Kisenosato tumbled headlong over his first hurdle in his bid for yokozuna, falling to a first defeat at the hands of nemesis Tochiozan on the third day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. It was a somber defeat for Kisenosato, who ...

Kisenosato steamrolls Tokitenku on day two

Jul 8, 2013

Kisenosato steamrolls Tokitenku on day two

Kisenosato stayed on course in his promotion bid for yokozuna with a royal smackdown of Tokitenku on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Yokozuna Hakuho, who has won the previous two tournaments with perfect 15-0 marks, extended his winning ...