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    Greetings from Germany

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Ikioi marries pro golfer Mamiko Higa when?

    Hearty congratulations from the Swami! Swami
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    Konnichiwa from Utah-shu

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday, Jakusotsu

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Tochinoshin Ozeki Promotion News

    Excellent for him, I can understand that he was disappointed not to get the yusho again, but if he keeps up this form, he'll get more chances for yusho. Swami
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    Weigh-ins for Natsu 2018

    What about Orora, is he continuing to set the record higher and higher? 288 last time? Swami
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    Doreen Simmons' Passing

    Very sad news. Swami
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    Sumo Wrestlers Featured in Movies

    Sadanoyama was in the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice". Swami
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    Hello everyone from NE England

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Ohayo from Ohio

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Greetings From Hampshire

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    Should-have-been Y/O

    Asahifuji was the first one to suffer as a result of the Futahaguro debacle, between 1988 and mid 1989 his records were consistently strong. You could argue that after March 1989 he could have been promoted (Kyushu 1988 12-3 runner up, Hatsu 1989 play-off runner-up, Haru 1989 runner-up) although in the case of March 1989 his win on the last day over Chiyonofuji was by default after Chiyonofuji withdrew due to dislocated shoulder during win over Onokuni on day 14. Only when he won consecutive yusho in May/July 1990 did Asahifuji finally get promoted. Swami
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    Rijikai elections results on hold

    April 1 is April Fool's Day and it is the trend for all sorts of false news stories to break out. Swami
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    Should-have-been Y/O

    Kitao was promoted so to let Hoshi (Hokutoumi) get promoted to ozeki, they were very reluctant to promote a sixth ozeki at that time. Swami
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    Futagoyama-beya coming back

    Good luck to him as he embarks on this new challenge! Swami
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    Should-have-been Y/O

    Wakanohana (III) would have been better off staying at ozeki, possibly Onokuni too. In many ways Konishiki was the author of his own misfortune, had he kept tighter control on his weight his chances of promotion would have been better. But at the time of his final two yusho he was still losing repeatedly to the likes of Akinoshima and Tochinowaka, and, as much as I liked Konishiki, he was not a technician. The one I would have liked to seen promoted to yokozuna had he had a bit more determination was Hokutenyu. Swami
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    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday, Kotononami

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    AA birthday today.......

    Congratulations and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday, Takanorappa!

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Surely Orora must be a candidate for retirement shortly? He has looked nothing short of pathetic this tournament so far. Swami
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kitanofuji looks great for 76, it has to be said. Swami
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    Osunaarashi scandal

    Sad that his career has ended this way, but if he has been caught lying in this way, this course of action was probably inevitable. Swami
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    Akebono gravely ill (activities thread)

    Here's hoping that he can continue to make a full recovery. Swami
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    2018 Hatsu Yusho Portrait - Tochinoshin

    Very impressive! Swami