Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 24, 2013

Goeido stuns Hakuho

Goeido raised the roof with a major upset Tuesday, sending yokozuna Hakuho to his first defeat on the 10th day of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The usually sharp Hakuho never got into motion in the day's penultimate bout and found himself on ...

Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 23, 2013

Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Yokozuna Hakuho widened the gap in his lead, tossing aside rank-and-filer Toyohibiki to remain unscathed after nine days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. The Mongolian, who is chasing his 27th career title and fourth in a row, improved to 9-0, a clear ...

Hakuho survives scare to keep perfect record

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 22, 2013

Hakuho survives scare to keep perfect record

Yokozuna Hakuho nearly slipped up but regained his balance, wore down his opponent and maintained his perfect record on the eighth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Before another full house at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the popular Mongolian didn't disappoint although an early ...

Hakuho too much for Chiyotairyu to handle

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2013

Hakuho too much for Chiyotairyu to handle

Undefeated yokozuna Hakuho dispensed with another would-be challenger in the form of Chiyotairyu to retain sole possession of the lead on the seventh day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho was in his usual destruction mode to wrap up the first week ...

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2013

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Harumafuji posted a morale-boosting third victory on Thursday to move back into the winning column at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also won on the fifth day of action at Ryogoku Kokugikan and shares the lead at 5-0 with rank-and-filer Yoshikaze. Kotooshu ...

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2013

Hakuho cruises to easy victory over Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho scuttled rank-and-filer Shohozan's aspirations of another giant kill with one fatal shot to remain undefeated after three days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji (2-1), meanwhile, got back on the winning track after suffering a loss to Shohozan the previous ...

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 16, 2013

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Hakuho gave Ikioi a clinic in the art of the flash finish, but fellow yokozuna Harumafuji hit a stumbling block with his first defeat, at the hands of rank-and-filer Shohozan, on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is ...

Hakuho makes winning start at autumn basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2013

Hakuho makes winning start at autumn basho

Hakuho kick-started his campaign for a 27th career title with a routine win over Takayasu on Sunday, the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking a fourth consecutive Emperor's Cup after a 13-2 showing in July in Nagoya, the Mongolian yokozuna was all ...

Sumo Sep 2, 2013

Hakuho aiming to win fourth consecutive title

Gunning for his 27th career title, Mongolian firebrand Hakuho heads up the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the third tournament in a row as the Japan Sumo Association announced the rankings Monday for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. Hakuho is seeking a ...

Kisenosato puts an end to Hakuho win streak

Sumo / Basho Reports 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 career ...