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 ...

Hakuho clinches title

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 19, 2013

Hakuho clinches title

Bruised but far from broken, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu to clinch his 26th Emperor's Cup with two days to spare at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. The hardware was put on a plate for Hakuho after Aoiyama, the only other ...

Hakuho remains in control of title hunt

Sumo / Basho Reports 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, who ...

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 ...