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    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Takagenji isn't juryo though. So we can still say, all Juryo rikishi on the East won today which should be quite the rare feat.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Done. Corrected, thanks.
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    GTB -

    And the gtb archives are updated thanks to the quick-as-always Andoreasu, here are the intereting selection stats.
  4. Yes, they would allow that, they don't care about romanization and why should they? Such cases with same romanization but different kana readings are numerous actually, here some examples: Tokiryu / Tokiryu Satoyama / Satoyama Byakko / Byakko
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    YDC convenes-Nagoya 2017

    I don't see how Japanese citizenship is of big importance here, especially in a truly international event such as the Olympics. Akebono most certainly wasn't perceived as Japanese in 1998.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Thanks, corrected.
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    Games Bugs

    Sorry for that, the Banzuke is now loaded and day 13 rescored. The other days didn't have such ties going to banzuke rank.
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    SumoDB counts bouts in all divisions (wouldn't make much sense otherwise considering this is a stat displayed for all matchups), the stats displayed in TV usuallly are makuuchi only.
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Forget the playoff, that one would be a foregone conclusion. Much more interesting is the prospect of Aoiyama finishing 13-2 (absolutely not impossible, actually pretty likely at this point), and Hakuho losing to Takayasu and Harumafuji.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Yes, I can only go with the NSK website listings at this moment, other sources would have the same question marks unless coming from from a really good source. I changed Musashikuni's real name now.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Yes, there are multiple entries in the shikona table for such occurences of shikona changes in the mid of a basho (which frequently happened in earlier times). I won't change the search behaviour now, seems not worth the effort. Hiraiwa/Hiraishi: Ishi is the usual reading of this (basic) kanji, but I must have had a better source to list it as Hiraiwa, can't recall it now.
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    Games Bugs

    I think it is ok now.
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    New recruits for Nagoya 2017

    In my notes I have "Kochi, non-sumo" for him, so I didn't add the university to him...
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    Games Bugs

    Yes, I fixed the missing Yusho and Sansho bonus points. The new banzuke for Nagoya also is up - unfortunately another Yokozuna bites the dust as Kintamayama fell short of the 45 wins in 6 basho target and has to start at M16 again. Hokuranzan might fill the void as the Ozeki east had 24 wins in the last two basho, but he needs to win the yusho for this.
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    Nagoya Basho 2020

    That's all true of course, but predicting the future for singular events is difficult at best. We don't know if Hakuho is the specimen defying your general rule of longevity at the top level - he might indeed achieve this as his decline phase still is strong enough to go on as yokozuna. As the NBA Finals come close to the end, there is the basketball counterpart of LeBron James, now in his 14th season against top competition. Despite playing through the whole playoffs for the last 6 seasons he still led all players in minutes per game this season. He is not as athletic as he's been 10 years ago, but this is a good example of the decline phase still being good enough as he still jumps higher than arguably 95% of the other players (who are quite athletic themselves). He also makes besser passes etc to compensate, so he still is one of the top 5 players. Looking at the minutes played in his career he should be in big decline by your (and not only your as there is similar recognition in basketball) general rule, but he simply is the rare athlete where such rules don't hold, and who knows Hakuho might be as well. Several years ago there was the question how many yusho he will get, can someone find the thread again? I think he already is well past your suggested number, no?
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I totally agree with you. Personally I am at a loss why people think Ura is doomed to a mediocre career, can't get up to makuuchi, can't stay in makuuchi, can't stay in sanyaku, whatever. Based on what actually? His size? At 174 cm, 137 kg (current data from the Kyokai site) he is neither the shortest nor the lightest rikishi in makuuchi, so it can't really be the size, no? Based on his sumo technique? This would be getting ridiculous as his technique for sure is excellent on his own. His physical strength? Seems ok to me as well. His fighting style? This could well be the weak point but who knows for sure - I certainly don't. His sometimes weird behaviour? Didn't even hinder Takamisakari to become a makuuchi mainstay. So really, what is it?
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    The top yokozuna usually fights his opponents going one rank up each day. So it's Kisenosato-Harumafuji on day 15 and Kisenosato-Hakuho on day 14. Deviations are rare. Kisenosato can do us a favour and go kyujo before day 12 (when day 13 bouts are set).
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Baruto is not the best comparison for Goeido to say the least. Baruto might have fewer basho at ozeki but he still has more wins at the rank despite misssing 25 bouts which says all. Miyabiyama also is in another ballpark, but on the southern side this time as he actually had more losses than wins at the rank. Kotomitsuki and Dejima are ok for the sake of comparison, and I would also add Musoyama (Tochiazuma on the other hand was far superior), see the stats here.
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    New recruits for Natsu 2017

    I'm not sure, the two Minami actually are completely different shikona in kanji which may be the reason no change was necessary. A new shikona for next banzuke seems still likely as two identical readings so close together may be a problem (the other Minami currently is 2-3 in low Jonokuchi so they might even meet next basho).
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    Trivia bits

    Kisenosato's day 2 win avoided this to be the first time that both Makuuchi yusho doten rikishi start 0-2 into the next basho. It's still somewhat frequent that both lose on Shonichi in the next basho as it's the 6th time after 194910, 197605, 198103, 200607 and 201207 (in 67 cases of a two rikishi Makuuchi yusho doten).
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Ok then. I wonder what the displayed time of your post (Friday on 21:13) is actually meaning then...
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    I corrected this more than 3 hours before your post, which is somewhat irritating. Are there more problems?
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    While I appreciate the information, you certainly could be much more helpful by stating straight forward what is the problem.
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    You need to get weighed..

    I used only the May magazines (and especially the booklets) of course because they minimzed the number of rikishi with missing details due to going intai too fast to catch up. That's not a problem anymore since at least the hatsu dohyo height/weight usually is present since many years. So I'm happy with any data set, and actually going with the annual directories might provide a regular yearly update if you or somebody else is going to use this source.
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    Preparations of the Y/O-Natsu 2017

    What he does is being healthy when it counts... makes a big difference for him.