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Hakuho triumphs again

Jul 15, 2014

Hakuho triumphs again

Yokozuna Hakuho dispensed with rank-and-file Ikioi with minimal fuss to improve to 3-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. There were no major upsets on the third day of action with all of the top-ranked wrestlers seeing off their respective opponents in ...

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Jul 14, 2014

Hakuho too strong for Shohozan in Nagoya

Yokozuna Hakuho was all business against Shohozan on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament Monday, edging closer in his bid to become only the third man in history to capture his 30th career championship. Disaster, however, struck for Kisenosato when he ...

Hakuho wins opener in Nagoya

Jul 13, 2014

Hakuho wins opener in Nagoya

Yokozuna Hakuho crossed the first hurdle without incident in his bid to become only the third wrestler in sumo’s history to win 30 Emperor’s Cup titles on the first day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Kakuryu, fighting in his second meet ...

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

May 25, 2014

Hakuho beats rival Harumafuji to collect 29th title

Hakuho won his 29th career Emperor’s Cup when he dispensed with yokozuna rival Harumafuji in the finale of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho captured his first title in two meets with a 14-1 mark and moved to within two titles of ...

Hakuho nears triumph

May 24, 2014

Hakuho nears triumph

Sumo Hakuho moved one win from capturing his 29th career title after beating yokozuna debutant Kakuryu with an impregnable attack to improve to 13-1 on the penultimate day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Ozeki Kisenosato (12-2) also remained in the running ...

Hakuho inches closer to 29th Emperor's Cup

May 23, 2014

Hakuho inches closer to 29th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho moved within arm’s grasp of his 29th career Emperor’s Cup after disposing of ozeki Kotoshogiku in a savvy display to improve to 12-1 at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Yokozuna rival Harumafuji, ozeki Kisenosato and rank-and-filer Ikioi each kept their ...

Hakuho takes lead

May 22, 2014

Hakuho takes lead

Yokozuna Hakuho once again foiled longtime nemesis Kisenosato at the crucial moment, regaining the sole lead on the 12th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. With his victory over the ozeki, Hakuho (11-1) bounced back from the previous day’s defeat to ...

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

May 21, 2014

Goeido pulls off upset of yokozuna Hakuho

Yokozuna Hakuho was tripped up for a shock first defeat at the hands of sekiwake Goeido on Wednesday, throwing the door wide open in the title race on the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Ozeki Kisenosato came through with flying colors ...

Hakuho raises record to 10-0

May 20, 2014

Hakuho raises record to 10-0

Yokozuna Hakuho extended his perfect run at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament to 10 wins on Tuesday, the tournament’s 10th day. Hakuho remained one win ahead of ozeki Kisenosato and No. 5 maegashira Ikioi at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. On a day with few surprises, ...

Hakuho stays in control

May 19, 2014

Hakuho stays in control

Yokozuna Hakuho was all business on Monday, easily racking up his ninth win on the ninth day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. After watching two championship rivals barely stave off defeat in the previous two bouts, Hakuho was ...

Hakuho takes unbeaten run into second week of summer basho

May 18, 2014

Hakuho takes unbeaten run into second week of summer basho

Undefeated yokozuna Hakuho outmaneuvered would-be challenger Yoshikaze in a sumo clinic to win his eighth match at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho improved to 8-0 while ozeki Kisenosato and rank-and-filer Ikioi are one off the pace at 7-1. Yokozuna debutant Kakuryu ...

Kakuryu loses again

May 17, 2014

Kakuryu loses again

Disaster struck for yokozuna debutant Kakuryu after he was sent out to a second defeat at the hands of newly promoted komusubi Chiyootori on the seventh day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho, meanwhile, rolled to 7-0 with another ironclad performance ...