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Kakuryu holds on to claim second straight championship

Kakuryu defeated rival yokozuna Hakuho to win the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday and capture back-to-back championships for the first time in his career. Needing a win to avoid a championship playoff with ozeki-in-waiting Tochinoshin, Kakuryu defeated Hakuho for just the seventh time in their 46 career bouts. The championship ...

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

/ May 24, 2018

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

Sekiwake Tochinoshin maintained his perfect record and sole share of the lead Thursday with a breakthrough victory over yokozuna Hakuho on Day 12 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. The sekiwake came into the final bout of the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan without a single ...

Tochinoshin remains ahead of yokozuna duo with 11-0 mark

/ May 23, 2018

Tochinoshin remains ahead of yokozuna duo with 11-0 mark

Tochinoshin remained at the top of the heap with an unbeaten record on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochinoshin remained one win ahead of Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Kakuryu, who survived a scare against komusubi Mitakeumi (7-4) at Tokyo's Ryogoku ...

Tochinoshin still unbeaten; Hakuho, Kakuryu both win

/ May 22, 2018

Tochinoshin still unbeaten; Hakuho, Kakuryu both win

Yokozuna Hakuho overcame a spirited effort Tuesday from komusubi Endo to remain one win off the pace at the Summer Grand Summer Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu likewise improved to 9-1 with a somewhat controversial win, while tournament leader Tochinoshin maintained a perfect record on Day ...

Tochinoshin stays perfect at Summer Basho

/ May 21, 2018

Tochinoshin stays perfect at Summer Basho

Sekiwake Tochinoshin retained his lead and a perfect record with an easy victory over No. 3 maegashira Daieisho on Monday, the ninth day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochinoshin, who could be promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki with 10 wins here, ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

/ May 19, 2018

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

Both yokozuna remained a win off the pace Saturday with routine victories on Day 7 of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (6-1) bounced back from his shock loss to second-ranked maegashira Abi the previous day at Ryogoku Kokugikan, quickly forcing out No. 4 ...

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Hakuho takes first loss

/ May 18, 2018

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Hakuho takes first loss

Yokozuna Hakuho relinquished his perfect record Friday in a shock loss to second-ranked maegashira Abi on Day 6 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. With Hakuho apparently looking for a belt hold, the 24-year-old Abi drove his head and shoulder into the all-time championship record-holder's ...

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 5-0 at Summer Basho

/ May 17, 2018

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 5-0 at Summer Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his share of the lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with an easy win on Thursday and a perfect record after five days. Hakuho slipped past winless No. 3 maegashira Daieisho on the charge, grabbed the right side of his belt ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu upset on fourth day of Summer Basho

/ May 16, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu upset on fourth day of Summer Basho

Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Wednesday, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho remained unbeaten at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's penultimate bout, No. 2 maegashira Shohozan (1-3) defeated yokozuna Kakuryu (3-1) in the biggest upset of the fourth day at the 15-day meet ...

Kakuryu, Hakuho roll to easy wins

/ May 15, 2018

Kakuryu, Hakuho roll to easy wins

Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho both earned easy victories to stay undefeated on Tuesday, the third day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's final bout at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, Kakuryu (3-0) defeated Kaisei (0-3) for his 13th career win over the top-ranked ...

Hakuho survives scare on second day of Summer Basho

/ May 14, 2018

Hakuho survives scare on second day of Summer Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho and sumo's elite remained atop the competition after earning back-to-back wins on Monday, the second day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (2-0), who sat out the Spring tourney with a toe injury, survived a slight scare against Mitakeumi (1-1) and ...

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