Sumo : Hakuho Keeps Slate Clean

Sumo : Hakuho keeps slate cleanYokozuna Hakuho notched his ninth win in nine days to stay at the front of the pack at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, while the trail group lost a member when ozeki Kotoshogiku was dealt his second loss.

Sumo: Hakuho Scrapes Out 7th Win To Stay In Charge In Fukuoka

Sumo: Hakuho scrapes out 7th win to stay in charge in FukuokaUnbeaten Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to remain the sole leader as the first week of the Kyushu Grand Sumo wrapped up on Saturday.
The yokozuna twice looked to be heading for his first loss of the tournament as winless No. 2 maegashira Okinoumi put up a brave fight in the day's penultimate bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Sumo : Kakuryu Loses 2nd; Hakuho 5-0

Sumo : Kakuryu loses 2nd; Hakuho 5-0Yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his second defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.
Kakuryu was swiftly pushed back and ushered out by sekiwake Myogiryu, who improved to 2-3.

Sumo: Hakuho Marks Return With Win, Kakuryu Shocked On 1st Day Of Kyushu Basho

Sumo: Hakuho marks return with win, Kakuryu shocked on 1st day of Kyushu bashoMongolian grand champion Hakuho marked his return to the raised ring in style with a comfortable win over komusubi Tochinoshin on Sunday, the first day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
But fellow Mongolian grand champion and Autumn tournament winner Kakuryu failed to follow suit and suffered a stunning upset defeat, once again at the hands of komusubi returnee Yoshikaze.

Hakuho Resumes Practice In Tokyo

Hakuho resumes practice in TokyoYokozuna Hakuho, who withdrew on the third day of last month’s Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament because of an injury to his left knee, resumed practice on Tuesday at the Miyagino stable in Tokyo.

Sumo : Injured Hakuho Withdraws

Sumo : Injured Hakuho withdrawsAfter losing his first two matches of the ongoing Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho did something even more rare on Tuesday — he pulled out of the tournament.
Hakuho, suffering from an injury around his left knee, defaulted his match on the third day at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan, marking his first withdrawal since earning promotion to the sport’s highest rank.

Hakuho Dealt 2nd Stunning Defeat To Start Tourney

Hakuho dealt 2nd stunning defeat to start tourneyAfter suffering a rare first-day defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho pushed the envelope of disbelief by losing a second straight match on Monday.
Top maegashira Yoshikaze sent the winner of a record 35 titles to the dirt in a shocking result that adds to the sting of the loss that Hakuho was dealt by komusubi Okinoumi on Sunday at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Hakuho Might Be Pushing It In Practice

Hakuho might be pushing it in practiceYokozuna Hakuho’s quest to extend his record number of titles to 36 will start today at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Unlike before previous tournaments, the mighty Mongolian has enthusias- tically visited other sumo stables to practice with various wrestlers. There’s no doubt over whether the 30-year-old wrestler has practiced enough. On the contrary, his zeal raises another question: Has he practiced so much so soon that it will adversely affect his condition?

Hakuho Poised To Tie Takanohana Record

Hakuho poised to tie Takanohana recordHakuho will appear in his 49th meet as yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament to equal Takanohana for fourth on the all-time list as the rankings were released Monday for the Sept. 13-27 competition.

Will Hakuho End His Legendary Career?

Will Hakuho end his legendary career?In 1971, when the great Taiho retired from the sport of sumo with 32 Emperor’s Cups to his name, Hakuho was not yet born.
Sumo was, with but a few exceptions, a Japanese-only sport, and nobody could have possibly predicted a skinny teen from Mongolia would one day join, and top, even Taiho’s records in Japan’s quasi-national sport.

Sumo: Hakuho On Prestigious East Wing For 8th Time In A Row

Sumo: Hakuho on prestigious east wing for 8th time in a rowYokozuna Hakuho, who is aiming to become the only man to ever win seven consecutive titles for the second time, retained his prestigious position on the east wing for the eighth tournament in a row with the release of the new sumo rankings by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday.