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Hakuho wins battle of yokozuna to finish Autumn Basho with 15-0 record

Sep 23, 2018

Hakuho wins battle of yokozuna to finish Autumn Basho with 15-0 record

A day after securing his record-extending 41st championship, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho closed the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record on Sunday. By winning a yokozuna clash against fellow Mongolian Kakuryu, Hakuho claimed the Emperor's Cup with a spotless record for a ...

Sumo 101: Hobbies

Sep 23, 2018

Sumo 101: Hobbies

by John Gunning

All sumo wrestlers get a week off starting the day after a tournament ends. Most head back to their hometowns for some much needed rest and relaxation. Some just continue to work out and lift weights daily. A few spend most of the time either sleeping or ...

Sumo 101: Yokozuna

Sep 21, 2018

Sumo 101: Yokozuna

by John Gunning

Yokozuna is the highest rank in sumo. To date just 72 men have attained the status since it was first created in the late 1700s. Yokozuna can never be demoted. They are seen as the living embodiment of sumo, and when no longer able to uphold ...

Hakuho improves to 13-0

/ Sep 21, 2018

Hakuho improves to 13-0

Hakuho overpowered fellow yokozuna Kisenosato in a marquee showdown on Friday and remains undefeated after 13 straight days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In their 60th career meeting, Hakuho took control at the outset and muscled Kisenosato (9-4) to the straw. Kisenosato attempted to ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

/ Sep 19, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Wednesday, as yokozuna Hakuho emerged as the sole leader with a perfect 11-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kisenosato (8-3), who secured his first winning record in nine meets on Tuesday, also suffered an ...

Kisenosato improves to 8-2

/ Sep 18, 2018

Kisenosato improves to 8-2

Yokozuna Kisenosato continued his comeback run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, earning his first winning record since March 2017 when he clinched a second-straight top division championship. Before fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu closed out Day 10 of the 15-day tournament with ...

Yokozuna survive scares on Day 9

/ Sep 17, 2018

Yokozuna survive scares on Day 9

Yokozuna Kisenosato bounced back from defeat and posted a victory over ozeki Tochinoshin on Monday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu both survived scares and remain undefeated after the ninth day of action at the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A ...

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

/ Sep 15, 2018

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

A day after his first loss, yokozuna Kisenosato bounced back with a hard-fought win over No. 4 maegashira Chiyonokuni at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The two other yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated on the seventh day of the 15-day tournament at ...

Kisenosato dealt first loss

/ Sep 14, 2018

Kisenosato dealt first loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato tasted his first defeat of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, losing in an upset to No. 2 maegashira Chiyotairyu. The other two yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated, while ozeki Takayasu also maintained a perfect record on the sixth day of ...

Yokozuna remain unbeaten

/ Sep 13, 2018

Yokozuna remain unbeaten

Hakuho survived a scare against komusubi Takakeisho on Thursday as all three yokozuna stayed undefeated at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Chasing his first victory over the all-time championship record holder, rising talent Takakeisho (1-4) looked to be on the verge of an upset on ...

Top-ranked fighters win on Day 4

/ Sep 12, 2018

Top-ranked fighters win on Day 4

Yokozuna Kisenosato emptied the tanks yet again and pulled off his fourth consecutive win Wednesday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato had to muster all of his strength to take on top-ranked maegashira Kaisei (1-3), the second heaviest wrestler in the top division who ...