Hakuho

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...
SUMO/ Three yokozuna, Kisenosato prevail on Day 1
Yokozuna Hakuho falls but still defeats komusubi Aminishiki on Day 1 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 13 in the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
Mongolia’s yokozuna trio all won their bouts on the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 13, and ozeki Kisenosato matched them with a solid start of his...
SUMO/ Hakuho takes 29th title with clutch win over Harumafuji on...
Yokozuna Hakuho defeats compatriot Harumafuji with an overarm throw on Day 15 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 25. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
Grand champion Hakuho quickly dispatched compatriot Harumafuji on May 25 to win his 29th Emperor's Cup while denying Kisenosato a chance to capture his first title at the...
SUMO/ Hakuho nears title, conquers yokozuna debutante Kakuryu on...
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowers new yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 14 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 24. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowered Mongolian compatriot Kakuryu on May 24 to inch closer to his 29th Emperor’s Cup at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho dispatches Kotoshogiku to maintain lead over 3 others ...
Yokozuna Hakuho, right, pulls down ozeki Kotoshogiku on Day 13 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 23. (Naoko Kawamura)
Yokozuna Hakuho easily defeated Kotoshogiku on May 23 to maintain his one-win lead while moving a step closer to the title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho back on top with clutch win over Kisenosato on Day 12
Yokozuna Hakuho forces out ozeki Kisenosato on Day 12 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 22. (Shigetaka Kodama)
Yokozuna Hakuho bounced back from a rare loss and outfoxed Kisenosato on May 22 to regain the sole lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho stumbles to fall into tie for lead with Kisenosato on ...
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, is pushed out by sekiwake Goeido on Day 11 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 21. (Reina Kitamura)
Sekiwake Goeido upset grand champion Hakuho on May 21, handing the Mongolian wrestler his first loss and throwing the title chase at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament wide open...
SUMO/ Hakuho maintains slim lead over Kisenosato, Ikioi on Day 10
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, thrusts down sekiwake Tochiozan on Day 10 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 20. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
Grand champion Hakuho overpowered Tochiozan on May 20 to stay undefeated and in sole possession of the lead with five days remaining in the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho punishes Endo, Kakuryu falls to 3rd defeat on Day 9
Yokozuna Hakuho makes speedy work of No. 4 maegashira Endo, by pushing him out of the ring on Day 9 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 19. (Masaru Komiyaji)
Yokozuna Hakuho stayed undefeated and in the lead while giving Endo a sumo lesson on May 19 at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, handing the rising star a harsh reminder that...
SUMO/ Kakuryu booed in victory, Hakuho remains on top on Day 8
Yokozuna Harumafuji forces down komusubi Chiyootori on Day 8 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 18. (Reina Kitamura)
Newly promoted yokozuna Kakuryu bounced back from a loss to Chiyootori to defeat Takarafuji on May 18 and stay two wins back of sole leader Hakuho at the Summer Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Yokozuna Kakuryu handed setback, Hakuho maintains lead on...
Komusubi Chiyootori, right, pushes out yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 7 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 17. (Reina Kitamura)
Newly promoted yokozuna Kakuryu was stunned by Chiyootori on May 17 to fall two wins back of Mongolian compatriot Hakuho, who maintained his one-win lead by improving to 7-0 at ...
SUMO/ Harumafuji dealt 2nd loss, Hakuho maintains lead on Day 6
No. 4 maegashira Toyonoshima, front, pushes yokozuna Harumafuji out of the ring on Day 6 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 16. (Hiroyuki Yamamoto).
Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji was handed his second loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on May 16 to fall two wins back of compatriot Hakuho, who is the sole leader at 6-0.