Hakuho

SUMO/ Hakuho dispatches Yoshikaze to stay tied for lead on Day 6
Yokozuna Hakuho forces out  maegashira No. 3 Yoshikaze on Day 6 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 19. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
Grand champion Hakuho overpowered Yoshikaze on Sept. 19 to stay in a three-way tie for the lead with fellow Mongolians Kakuryu and Ichinojo at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament...
SUMO/ Harumafuji pulls out, Hakuho shares lead on Day 5
Ozeki Goeido balances on the ridge to defeat komusubi Chiyotairyu on Day 5 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 18. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
Grand champion Hakuho easily defeated Aoiyama to share the lead while fellow yokozuna Harumafuji pulled out and Goeido secured his second real win as ozeki at the Autumn Grand...
SUMO/ Hair-pulling Harumafuji handed first loss on Day 4
Yokozuna Harumafuji, right, ended up forfeiting this bout against Yoshikaze over a breach of sumo etiquette at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 17. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
Yokozuna Harumafuji was dealt his first loss of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sept. 17 when he pulled the topknot of Yoshikaze, a breach of sumo etiquette that results in ...
SUMO/ 3 yokozuna remain unbeaten, ozeki Goeido suffers 2nd loss on ...
Yokozuna Kakuryu forces down top maegashira Endo on Day 3 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 16. (Makiko Ikenaga)
All three yokozuna cruised through their bouts, but new ozeki Goeido fell unceremoniously on his back on Sept. 16 for his second loss at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in...
SUMO/ Hakuho, fellow yokozuna in fine form on Day 2
Yokozuna Hakuho is victorious against top maegashira Endo on Day 2 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 15. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
Mongolia's yokozuna trio overpowered their opponents while Japanese ozeki Kisenosato came up short and hit the dirt on Sept. 15, the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Takayasu spoils Goeido’s ozeki debut on Day 1
No. 2 maegashira Takayasu forces down ozeki Goeido on Day 1 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 14. (Soichiro Yamamoto)
Goeido made his debut as ozeki on Sept. 14 but was overpowered by second-ranked maegashira Takayasu in a close bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.
SUMO/ Hakuho captures 30th title, gains on 2 legends on Day 15
Hakuho flings down fellow yokozuna Harumafuji to win the Emperor's Cup on Day 15 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 27. (Taku Hosokawa)
Yokozuna Hakuho defeated Mongolian compatriot Harumafuji on July 27 to win his 30th career title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, which puts him within three titles of...
SUMO/ Hakuho defeats Kakuryu on Day 14 to move closer to 30th title
Hakuho forces out fellow yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 14 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 26. (Taku Hosokawa)
Grand champion Hakuho defeated Mongolian compatriot Kakuryu on July 26 to move a step closer to winning his 30th career title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho upset by Kisenosato to fall into 3-way tie for lead...
Ozeki Kisenosato forces down yokozuna Hakuho on Day 13 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 25 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Taku Hosokawa)
Ozeki Kisenosato played the spoiler on July 25 when he upset sole leader Hakuho, dropping the Mongolian yokozuna into a three-way tie for the lead with two days remaining in...
SUMO/ Hakuho moves step closer to title with win over Kotoshogiku...
Yokozuna Hakuho throws down ozeki Kotoshogiku on Day 12 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 24 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Taku Hosokawa)
Hakuho took a big step toward capturing his 30th career title with a clutch win over Kotoshogiku on July 24 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho, upset by Goeido, falls into two-way tie for lead on...
Sekiwake Goeido, back, topples yokozuna Hakuho inside the ring on Day 11 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 23. (Minako Yoshimoto)
Sekiwake Goeido upset grand champion Hakuho to hand the Mongolian his first loss and throw the title chase at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament wide open on July 23.
SUMO/ Hakuho retains lead while Kotoshogiku remains 1 behind on...
Ozeki Kotoshogiku, right, forces out ozeki Kisenosato on Day 10 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 22 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
Yokozuna Hakuho added another win to his so-far perfect run, and Kotoshogiku won a battle of the ozeki against Kisenosato to stay right behind the Mongolian with one loss at...
SUMO/ Hakuho moves ahead of rivals on Day 9
Yokozuna Kakuryu forces out ozeki Kotoshogiku on Day 9 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 21 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
Yokozuna Hakuho assumed the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 21 as ozeki Kotoshogiku and rank-and-filer Takayasu both crashed out to their first defeats....
SUMO/ Hakuho takes down Osunaarashi to remain in 3-way tie for...
Yokozuna Hakuho, back, forces down No. 3 maegashira Osunaarashi with an "over-arm throw" technique on Day 8 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 20 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
Mongolia's Hakuho proved he is still the wrestler to beat by upending yokozuna-killer Osunaarashi before a standing-room-only crowd at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July...
SUMO/ Hakuho, Kotoshogiku stay in the lead on Day 7
Komusubi Aoiyama, left, slips to the dirt shortly after the face-off with yokozuna Hakuho on Day 7 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 19. (Minako Yoshimoto)
Leaders Hakuho and Kotoshogiku emerged victorious after their bouts July 19 to remain unbeaten at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, with No. 11 maegashira Takayasu keeping...
SUMO/ Osunaarashi beats 2nd yokozuna as Hakuho, Kotoshogiku remain ...
No. 3 maegashira Osunaarashi forces yokozuna Harumafuji to the dirt on Day 6 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 18 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yoichi Kawatsu)
Egypt's Osunaarashi pulled off his second upset win over a yokozuna opponent in successive days on July 18 by driving Harumafuji into a bellyflop at the Nagoya Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Kakuryu loses for first time, Hakuho, Kotoshogiku remain...
No. 3 maegashira Osunaarashi defeats yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 5 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 17 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Minako Yoshimoto)
Egyptian maegashira Osunaarashi sent yokozuna Kakuryu to his first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 17, while Kakuryu’s Mongolian compatriot Hakuho and...
SUMO/ Harumafuji first grand champion to fall on Day 4
No. 2 maegashira Yoshikaze, back, forces down yokozuna Harumafuji on Day 4 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 16. (Taku Hosokawa)
Yokozuna Harumafuji dropped out of the leading ranks on July 16 with a major upset at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while Mongolian compatriots Hakuho and Kakuryu moved...
SUMO/ 3 grand champions remain neck and neck on Day 3
Yokozuna Kakuryu, left, plows No. 3 maegashira Kaisei out of the ring on Day 3 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 15. (Taku Hosokawa)
Mongolian grand champions Hakuho, Harumafuji and Kakuryu continued their strong starts by winning their third-consecutive bouts to remain undefeated at the Nagoya Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Perennial yokozuna hopeful Kisenosato stumbles on Day 2
Yokozuna Hakuho defeats top maegashira Shohozan with an "overarm throw" on Day 2 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 14 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
"Not-quite-ready-for-primetime" ozeki Kisenosato fell to an upset at the hands of komusubi Aminishiki on July 14 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while all three yokozuna...