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  1. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Could you refresh my memory - was it a muscle torn from the bone, or was the muscle-belly torn?
  2. Harumafuji scandal

    It seems Takanohana's personal trainer and masseur is still pulling the strings of his puppet.
  3. Harumafuji scandal

    John on sumo's inherent problems as revealed through the Harumafuji incident: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2017/11/19/sumo/harumafuji-incident-highlights-sumos-inherent-problems/
  4. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    “Alright brain, I don't like you and you don't like me, so just get me through this basho so I can go back to killing you slowly with beer.” – Kisenosato Yutaka
  5. Harumafuji scandal

    It's also possible that Takanoiwa was very hungover and not-a-little punch-drunk the next day. Oyakata pissed at that. Then Takanoiwa lies to cover for bad behavior all around. Oyakata later finds out, even more pissed. Oyakata insists on medical check. Not much shows up. Files a police report thinking that might shake things up enough to scare the Mongolians straight (some police interviews and stern talkings to). They continue the jungyo and Takanoiwa participates. More problems appear in his condition. Oyakata seething by now. Decides to teach his deshi a lesson and has another medical check done (perhaps imploring the doc to be extremely thorough). Now Takanohana oyakata has the ammunition he needs to force his wayward deshi to sit out the Kyushu Basho as punishment. Problem is, the dates on the certificate for time to heal don't quite give the oyakata the right timing for kyujo. So he delays submitting them, thinking perhaps no-one really checks these things. Meanwhile things blow up in the media, and everything is put under the microscope. Busted. Now he also has some explaining to do.
  6. 元Asashoryu activities

    Courtesy of Barbara Ann via Facebook.
  7. Harumafuji Intai Speculation

    I think he was given the "choice" to submit resignation or be forced out of the kyokai, and he reluctantly capitulated. His mistake was in not recognizing the unusually severe two-basho suspension as his "last warning". Whether resigning oneself, or being kicked out, there is no role after that. He was done either way. His sumo career was kaput at that point.
  8. Harumafuji Intai Speculation

    I'm going from memory, which is tenuous at best, but Asashoryu was questioned in an alleged assault, the case was referred to the prosecutors, and an out-of-court settlement was reached (with the so-called victim, a drug-dealer and pimp with gang connections) before going to trial.
  9. 6 polyps removed from ex-Kyokutenho's colon

    It is very common for people who are nearing or recently turned 40 to get a full physical exam called a ningen dokku. Most companies and organizations encourage staff to have them done.
  10. Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    I was over to a friend's house for supper when they tuned into that program, as they know I like sumo. I enjoyed that episode. Glad you found it to post.
  11. Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    This one was pretty interesting. Anyone seen the full clip anywhere?
  12. Shishokai convenes

    No doubt Hakuho will discreetly appear at the nijikai.
  13. Sumo ticket scalpers caught

    Tokyo ring employed homeless in scalping of tickets for sumo, Takarazuka
  14. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Corticosteroids, used to reduce inflammation and swelling do not cause acne. They are not the same as anabolic steroids, used to build muscle.
  15. Videos -Wacky Aki 2017- Promo and Days 1-15

    Wow, Harumafuji now one yusho away from dai-yokozuna-hood. He just passed the rijicho, who had eight.