Hakuho moves closer to 26th Emperor's Cup

Sumo / Basho Reports 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 in ...

Hakuho posts second 40-match win streak

Sumo / Basho Reports 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 follow-through ...

Hakuho moves closer to second 40-win streak

Sumo / Basho Reports 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 to his ...

Hakuho survives scare, maintains perfect mark

Sumo / Basho Reports 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. Hakuho ...

Promotion bid vanishes for struggling Kisenosato

Sumo / Basho Reports 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, Kisenosato ...

Unbeaten Hakuho alone at top

Sumo / Basho Reports 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 after ...

Kisenosato scores easy win against Shohozan

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 10, 2013

Kisenosato scores easy win against Shohozan

Kisenosato got his yokozuna promotion bid back on track after suffering his first defeat a day earlier, steamrolling komusubi Shohozan on the fourth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho, who is gunning to become the first foreign-born wrestler with 26 career ...

Kisenosato steamrolls Tokitenku on day two

Sumo / Basho Reports 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 streak ...

Kisenosato gets off to strong start in Nagoya

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 7, 2013

Kisenosato gets off to strong start in Nagoya

Kisenosato got off to a perfect start in his quest for promotion to yokozuna with a routine win over Takekaze on Sunday, the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato, who is bidding to become the first Japanese-born yokozuna since Takanohana retired in ...