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    Corona and sumo

    No degeiko during the state of emergency is a no-brainer. Probably best they have that social media policy in place during this time, as a bunch of restless fighters hanging out at home are probably pulling all kinds of gags like our man Abi...
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    Ichinojo in 2020 - on the way back?

    Happy birthday to Ichinojo, who is 27 years old today.
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    Corona and sumo

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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Hiro Morita's Basho Backstories Spring tourney roundup -- Sumo wrestlers rock empty stadium https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/987/…
  5. Free movement of young wrestlers could help sumo build stronger base Exposure to different stables would help trainees make better career decisions
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    Enho - predictions?

    What does any rikishi say to themselves when they get injured? Who knows. Probably some variation of "Curse my luck!" Mitakeumi gets pushed up sideways on the tawara. Messes up his knee. Tomokaze falls off the dohyo and lands on one stiff leg. Kotenage has hurt more than a few. Superstition is strong in the NSK. Maybe it's because bad luck is more of a problem than being less than a giant.
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    Enho - predictions?

    How many big men have also succumbed to injury? Takanohana, Musashimaru, Kisenosato...the list is long.
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    Corona and sumo

    +194 cases since yesterday. 1709 and rising. It has taken off. Abe's conference last night was the final denial.
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    Enho - predictions?

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    Enho - predictions?

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    New ozeki Asanoyama

    The older gentleman is the former Director of the Kinki University Sumo Club, Katsuhito Ito, who passed away in January. The other may be the former manager of Toyama's Shogyo high school sumo club, who passed a couple years ago.
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    New ozeki Asanoyama

    Ceremony for the conveyance of ozeki promotion
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    Corona and sumo

    Fail Tokyo governor urges people to stay indoors this weekend as capital becomes new focus of outbreak
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    New ozeki Asanoyama

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    New ozeki Asanoyama

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    New ozeki Asanoyama

    JSA officially approves Asanoyama's ozeki promotion
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    Akebono - last chance

    Things have been hard for the former yokozuna #64. Still pulling for his recovery.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    He had heart surgery a couple years ago, and it does appear he is in generally poor health these days. He will be 78 in less than a week, and signs of mental decline are creeping in. It's sad, but for such a star he has had a very good run.
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    Basho cancellation?

    What happens if you are not a star athlete?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    How recent are you talking?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    My intentions? That sounds way more nefarious than it needs to. I suspect he is affected by his injury last year, and will continue to be. Just like many other rikishi are affected by their own injuries. He seems to be managing it better than the former Kisenosato did. Yet he does not have the same raw pushing power he once did. Time will tell how well he deals with that. In that same vein, your suggestion of premature predictions is a bit, well, premature.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Five ginboshi given away and a makekoshi. No other ozeki to compete against. Six others in the joi makekoshi, seven if the injured Takayasu is included.
  23. 'You Only Live Twice' participant Fujinishiki stood on top of sumo's fourth-highest rank BY JOHN GUNNING: The Greatest Komusubi? https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/03/22/sumo/live-twice-participant-fujinishiki-stood-top-sumos-fourth-highest-rank/
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    This didn't age well.