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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kyujo alert!! Kyujo alert!! Tochinoshin was dragging his foot after the bout and said he feels pain in his left hip joint and was looking very dejected, probably also due to the loss itself. When asked what happened at the tachiai, he answered: "I don't remember. I don't know.." So, who knows. We shall see.
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Day 9:
  3. Mr. Hardy: http://www.yomiuri.c...122TDY24104.htm
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He didn't fall down, but he touched the ground with his hand. Hikiotoshi for sure.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    In my experience, a lot of guys bunched up at the top on day 8 leads to one winner by at least a win difference. In short, no massive ketteisen, just an Ozeki winning it. We shall see.
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Nakabi:
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ishiura was admonished for his involvement in three mattas by Judging Department member Takadagawa Oyakata(ex-Akinoshima) the Strict. yesterday. "Don't use a matta as a tactic!!" he boomed. During his bout with Aminishiki, which he won by hatakikomi henka, he did three mattas. The second one was THE issue, when Aminishiki did a matta but the gyoji didn't call it , the fight was over with Aminishiki winning by oshidashi and the gyoji almost calling it, but Takadagawa, who was head shinpan of the shift, called a matta. The next try was an Ishiura matta. In cases of three mattas , both rikishi are called to the Judging Department for oral caution. They were both cautioned, but Takadagawa focused on Ishiura. "So you did the third matta on purpose to set up the final henka? Don't use the tachiai for tactics!" he said. "Sumo is a contest and a sport, but it is also about pleasing the fans. I thought the fans would not happy with this kind of sumo so I stopped the bout, so after that I expected some straightforward sumo.. Ishiura denies he did it on purpose, but I felt he did it for strategical purposes, " he explained at length. "Such a thought never crossed my mind. It's important to synchronize the tachiai. I will gambarize and do my best to do my own tachiai from tomorrow," said Ishiura himself. The second bout which was deemed a matta: Aminishiki: "This is how you turn a light bulb.."
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Everyone's hands are nailed down in Kyushu.
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Day 7:
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    There is always an oshiwashi or a yoshidashi where needed.
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Tanabe- Houshouryuu (Asashouryuu's nephew, both 2-0:
  12. John on the Ken Show
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Day 6:
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Dead body rule will be dragged out.
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    Chaingang Kyushu 2018- mass exit

    99 players. 44 exited today, mostly due to Mitakeumi.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    AB yusho is looming like a crisis.
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    Drunken driving rikishi?

    An Ootake beya Makushita rikishi drove a car (not allowed) and caused an accident, and is suspected of being under the influence at the time, to top it all. This happened yesterday at dawn. The car hit a guard rail. He was apparently alone and was not injured. The Fukuoka prefecture police are treating this as a drunken driving incident. The rikishi is an adult and has a legal driving license. At first, he denied the allegation but after some questioning and pressure admitted to the deed, so the Oyakata notified the police. The rikishi will be kyujo this basho (it's probably Shingaku, at the very bottom of Makushita) and the Kyokai will wait for an official investigation before deciding what to do with him. "The Kyokai has strenuously tried to educate and warn about these things, so this is very regrettable," said Shibatayama PR man. "We already had the same thing happen before within the heya (Oosunaarashi). I specifically warned the rikishi of misconduct time and again and to not do anything that may let the fans down and cause trouble for the Kyokai. I have no words to describe my shock at this event. All I can do is hang my head in shame," added Ootake Oyakata. The car belongs to a close friend of the Oyakata and he didn't know the lad had a license. "Yesterday was the first time I heard he had a license. He entered sumo immediately after high school so the thought never crossed my mind. The fact that I didn't know is my bad," added Ootake Oyakata.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    New Juryo Tomokaze is still Yoshikaze’s tsukebito. He was interviewed yesterday and when asked, he said this is how he wanted it and that he can still learn a thing or two from the wily veteran. "I would never have made it to Juryo in 9 bashos without the leadership of Yoshikaze. He builds my confidence daily and even told me a win for me is more important to him than a win for himself.. When I was still in Makushita, he asked me if I would be willing to continue to do my tsukebito duties when I make it to Juryo and I agreed, of course," he said during the interview. Yoshikaze is his senpai from the same school as well, so there you have it. He was even shown greeting Yoshikaze backstage after his match, like a faithful tsukebito. So way. Photo-Tomokaze and Yoshikaze after the latter's bout yesterday.
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    Games Bugs

    Fixed by the Grand Wizard, to whom we are eternally grateful.
  20. John on the shit akubeya
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    Games Bugs

    We are on the last no-Juryo thing, hopefully.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Never. Just this basho, he's getting over an injury. Abi, OTOH..
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    Chaingang Kyushu 2018- mass exit

    He heard you, he heard you.. Day 5, you are the winner!! congrats!!