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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.
  16. '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.
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    Juryo Digest - Haru 2020

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    Juryo Digest - Haru 2020

    Weekend coverage is not expected to be more than the joi-jin.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Ura v Nankairiki for the sandanme yusho
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Senshuraku: TnF v Chiyootori
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    A well-deserved juryo yusho for Kotoshoho.
  23. The Kokonoe boys morning training at their Osaka lodgings in Eastern Sumiyoshi Ward of Osaka City at Yamasaka Shrine. Azumazeki oyakata (the former Takamisakari) may have dropped by for this late February session.
  24. John profiles former Great White North hope John Tenta in this installment. Kototenzan struggled with sumo lifestyle, but found stardom in pro wrestling
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    Juryo Digest - Haru 2020