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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Reports say that Chiyomaru was told at the hospital that his fever was most likely due to a bacterial skin infection, and that the coronavirus test is a precautionary measure.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Haru 2020

    1. Kotoshoho KK 2. Kotonowaka KK 3. Roga KK 4. Terunofuji KK 5. Amakaze MK 6. Suzuki MK 7. Daikisho MK 8. Kotosusumu KK 9. Yutakayama MK 10. Akua MK 11. Tokisakae KK 12. Kitanowaka KK 13. Shoji MK 14. Toma KK 15. Yoshii MK 16. Ito KK 17. Enho KK 18. Hidenoumi MK TB 15
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    I don't think that's true. I recall he was quite critical of the way Osunaarashi threw away his career.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Haru 2020

    No, Frozen.
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    Banzuke for Haru 2020

    Maybe more appropriate for the trivia thread, but Kotonowaka is the first maegashira 18 since Aki 1959 (when there was also a maegashira 19).
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    Wakaichiro has retired

    Sokokurai and Hakuho still count as foreigners in this instance.
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    Basho highlights videos - Hatsu 2020

    How did he monetize the channel?
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    Sumo myths

    I dunno, I watched every episode of Channel 4's sumo broadcasts multiple times and don't recall anything about testicles. I mean I know it was late night Channel 4 but...
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    Sumo myths

    Oh yes, former poster Jakusotsu… whatever happened to them?
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    Rikishi Physical Exams 2020

    Unlikely to happen, sadly. It doesn't appear to have been done since 2013.
  11. Goeido is now Takekuma Oyakata - I guess this explains ex-Zaonishiki leaving his consultant role 3 years early back in September?
  12. Most shared, and second most viewed story (after live coverage of the coronavirus) on The Guardian's US site right now.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    A Yokozuna-ozeki is just for banzuke purposes, everything else is unchanged.
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    Goeido to Retire

    The news report translated by Kaninoyama says, "Intai will be formally determined once procedures, such as Toshiyori Eligibility, have been completed. " Maybe they are trying to find a kabu for him. He has not previously been reported as owning a kabu. But yes, as an ex-ozeki he can be Goeido Oyakata for three years.
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    Goeido to Retire

    I'm not going to hold it against any ex-ozeki who wants to prolong their career by carrying on as a maegashira, but personally I'm glad to see him take the traditional route and go out at the top. He is in the all-time Top 10 for longest-serving ozeki and of course he'll always have that zensho-yusho. A fine career.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Don’t forget, there will be only one ozeki next basho. The standards are loosened in such cases.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Nishikigi is the only rikishi with an overwhelming case for promotion and Kotoeko is the only one who has to be demoted by the numbers, so a one-up and one-down, while unusual, might be the simplest solution.
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    Sansho for Hatsu 2020

    Kaisei, the only one to beat Tokushouryuu this basho: "Don't I get some prize for being the only one to beat the yusho guy?"
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    Arawashi intai

    I always find it interesting when they are asked what their most memorable bout is. In Arawashi's case it wasn't any of his three kinboshi - he said it was his Day 14 win over Tamaasuka in January 2014 , because that gave him his first kachi-koshi as a sekitori.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    You could be right there - the last ozeki to retire at the rank was Kaio in 2011. All the others demoted since have had a go at the 10-5 comeback, although Kotooshu only lasted one tournament after he failed to be re-promoted.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Could be seeing both Kotoshogiku and Goeido retire this basho.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Terunofuji's comeback?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    “I am done with trying to win by fiddling around and thinking of many ways....No matter how puny my physique is, I will hit straight and push an opponent. I will win with the force of mind.” http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ202001170046.html
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yes, zero wins would have seen him demoted to juryo, as we saw with Tomokaze. One or two and he might be ok. I'm sure that's the only reason he entered.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    What happened to Meisei? He appears to have his entire left arm bandaged. I hope that is not a long term injury.