Hakuho

SUMO/ Hakuho wins autumn tourney to move into tie for 2nd on...
Yokozuna Hakuho, top, throws down grand champion Kakuryu on Day 15 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 28. (Reina Kitamura)
Yokozuna Hakuho of Mongolia won the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sept. 28 to capture his 31st Emperor's Cup while furthering his status as one of the greatest wrestlers in...
SUMO/ Hakuho moves closer to 31st title by defeating Ichinojo on...
Yokozuna Hakuho throws down maegashira No. 10 Ichinojo on Day 14 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 27. (Naoko Kawamura)
Grand champion Hakuho moved a step closer to winning his 31st Emperor's Cup on Sept. 27 when he defeated upstart Ichinojo to regain sole possession of the lead at the Autumn...
SUMO/ Ichinojo shocks yokozuna Kakuryu to move into tie for lead...
Maegashira No. 10 Ichinojo, right, defeats yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 13 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 26. (Makiko Ikenaga)
Makuuchi division debutante Ichinojo posted a stunning upset over grand champion Kakuryu on Sept. 26 to move into a tie for the lead with yokozuna Hakuho, who was handed his...
SUMO/ Hakuho maintains one-win lead over Ichinojo on Day 12
Maegashira No. 10 Ichinojo throws down ozeki Goeido on Day 12 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 25. (Reina Kitamura)
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowered ozeki Kisenosato on Sept. 25 to maintain a one-win lead over upstart Ichinojo at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Unheralded Ichinojo stays one win behind Hakuho on Day 11
Maegashira No. 10 Ichinojo forces down ozeki Kisenosato on Day 11 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 24. (Sayaka Yamaguchi)
Makuuchi division debutante Ichinojo beat ozeki Kisenosato on Sept. 24 to stay one win behind compatriot and yokozuna Hakuho at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho withstands Osunaarashi challenge to maintain lead on...
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, forces down maegashira No. 4 Osunaarashi on Day 10 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 23. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
Yokozuna Hakuho survived a rare scare against Egypt's Osunaarashi on Sept. 23 to maintain a one-win lead over yokozuna Kakuryu and upstart Ichinojo at the Autumn Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Hakuho takes sole possession of lead as Kakuryu goes out on...
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, at the face-off with maegashira No. 4 Takarafuji on Day 9 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 22 (Jun Ueda)
Yokozuna Hakuho of Mongolia moved into sole possession of the lead on Sept. 22 when he beat Takarafuji, and compatriot Kakuryu was upset by Yoshikaze at the Autumn Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Hakuho shows no sign of letting up on Day 8
Maegashira No. 10 Ichinojo throws down maegashira No. 15 Okinoumi on Day 8 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 21. (Shiro Nishihata)
Yokozuna Hakuho remained on track for a 31st Emperor’s Cup when he steamrolled komusubi Jokoryu on Sept. 21 to stay in a tie for the lead with Mongolian compatriot Kakuryu at ...
SUMO/ Hakuho, Kakuryu tie for lead, 3 wrestlers one win back on...
Maegashira No. 5 Ikioi defeats maegashira No. 10 Ichinojo on Day 7 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 20. (Naoko Kawamura)
Yokozuna Hakuho deftly dispatched Toyonoshima to move into a two-way tie for the lead with compatriot Kakuryu at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sept. 20.
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.