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Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Mar 10, 2015

Ichinojo overpowers Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first defeat at the hands of Ichinojo for a major upset on the third day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Hakuho, meanwhile, readily discarded with Tochiozan as he inched closer to his sixth consecutive championship ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Mar 9, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho and Harumafuji tossed aside their would-be challengers to pick up their second wins in as many days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is aiming to improve his all-time mark of 33 career championships, gave Sadanoumi a glimmer of ...

Hakuho starts with win

Mar 8, 2015

Hakuho starts with win

Yokozuna Hakuho launched his campaign for his sixth consecutive title with a disposal of Myogiryu on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji demolished Tamawashi in the penultimate bout to get his bid for his first championship ...

Mar 7, 2015

Hakuho aims for sixth straight title

Hakuho will aim to continue his ascendance with a sixth consecutive championship when the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicks off Sunday. But the foremost yokozuna, who owns the all-time record of 33 career Emperor’s Cups, faces a crucible of his own making as he ...

Hakuho finishes New Year basho with perfect record

Jan 25, 2015

Hakuho finishes New Year basho with perfect record

Yokozuna Hakuho decked out his crowning achievement with the final jewel, wrapping up a monumental tournament by finishing the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with his 11th-career zensho-yusho on Sunday. Hakuho, who secured sole ownership of the all-time record with his 33rd career Emperor’s ...

Hakuho collects 800th victory in top division

Jan 24, 2015

Hakuho collects 800th victory in top division

A day after becoming the sole owner of the all-time record by clinching his 33rd Emperor’s Cup, Hakuho basked in the sunlight with another stellar performance Saturday as he aims to complete his tour de force with a perfect mark. In the first tournament ...

Hakuho closing in on historic title

Jan 22, 2015

Hakuho closing in on historic title

Yokozuna Hakuho remained on course for a historic 33rd career championship with a solid win over Kotoshogiku on Thursday, the 12th day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian, who is now level with the legendary Taiho in career championships, improved to ...

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Jan 21, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho extends lead

Hakuho took one giant step toward an unprecedented mark with a demolition of demotion-threatened Goeido, while rival yokozuna Harumafuji and Kakuryu both went tumbling on the 11th day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho, who is bidding to become the ...

Hakuho overpowers Aoiyama

Jan 20, 2015

Hakuho overpowers Aoiyama

Yokozuna Hakuho produced another classy performance with a clinical disposal of sekiwake Aoiyama as he moved ever closer to taking sole ownership of the all-time championship record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho, who is seeking his 33rd career championship ...

Hakuho sees off 'Monster' Ichinojo

Jan 19, 2015

Hakuho sees off 'Monster' Ichinojo

Ozeki Kotoshogiku splashed cold water on Kisenosato’s title hopes while history-chasing Hakuho dismissed Ichinojo “The Monster” to maintain his unblemished mark on the ninth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is aiming to surpass the legendary Taiho on ...

Yokozuna Hakuho still undefeated

Jan 18, 2015

Yokozuna Hakuho still undefeated

Hakuho disposed of Aminishiki in short measure to remain undefeated on the eighth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who is aiming to surpass sumo legend Taiho by claiming his 33rd career Emperor’s Cup for the all-time record, improved ...