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  1. Ikioi, Aoiyama, Yoshikaze and Tamawashi:
  2. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Training beast yusho holder Sekiwake Mitakeumi had some training bouts with Takayasu, going 1-9. "I only had 10 bouts?? It felt like a lot more.." he said. "Takayasu is heavy and has a long reach.. He has been keeping an eye on me me lately and I'm thankful for that," added Keikoman, the almost soy sauce. "I've been supported a lot more lately by the fans and I'm happy for their attention, but I have to keep going at my own pace and do what I can do to forge my body," he summed.. Video:
  3. Natsu jungyo 2018

    The jungyo came to Aomori today. The local boy of the day was Ounoshou, who received some "loving treatment butsugari" from Takayasu for 7 minutes, as the crowd wildly cheered for him. "In the middle of it I couldn't hear a thing, but I'm grateful.." he said later. "After my injury in January, my power has dropped considerably, but mostly thanks to Takayasu who has been training with me a lot, I feel some of that power has returned. I have also stopped worrying about getting injured again," he said. Another local boy is Aminishiki, who met many relatives today, and lent his chest to yet another local boy Homarefuji. He also visited his parents house last night, a 4 hour drive. "Every year I'm able to visit Aomori in this way and get to meet so many fans, and I'm thankful for that," he said, thanking the 2500 fans in attendance.
  4. Natsu jungyo 2018

    The jungyo was in Aomori today. Kisenosato trained with Yutakayama for 12 bouts and was 11-1. He lost the first bout and won the next 11. "It was a good session. I just went with the feeling that I need to move forward, ever forward.. Yutakayama has become strong and hits well," he said. At some point, Kisenosato head -butted Yutakayama at the tachiai, causing a bump to appear over his right eye. "He has a very quick overarm right hand grip. I knew I had to prevent him from getting it, but I failed. His skill and weight were too much for me. When he gets your mawashi he's strong. Once he gets you close, you can't get away," said Yutakayama.
  5. Basho attendance

    It’s been like this for the last year or so.
  6. OK, so I guess part 1 is gone forever. To kick off part two, we should be hearing a lot of news tomorrow, Monday, as both the YDC and the rijikai are convening. Latest rumors: Takanohana and Isegahama will lose their riji status and will receive a fine. Hakkaku will personally convey to them their punishment, say guys in the know. . "It's a possibility, and it all depends on how the discussions go," said someone. And there's that YDC demand to punish Hakuhou and Kakuryuu as well for not doing enough to prevent the violence. Possible punishments, in order of severity: Dismissal Intai recommendation Demotion Suspension of duties Suspension of appearance Reduction in salary Censure Half of the Kyokai is for taking it easy, or at least waiting for the Kyokai's investigation to end, while the other half wishes to deal severe punishment. That being said, Isegahama is probably in for a demotion. OTOH, some are saying it's going to be very difficult to demote Takanohana and are suggesting a "suspension of duties". If this suspension will be for long, it will have a strong bearing on the coming elections in January, so tomorrow will be an interesting day indeed.
  7. Drrring drrring.. Hakuhou limps over to the phone. H: "Moshimoshi (or the Mongolian equivalent of)?" Kakuryuu: "Hi Boss." H: "How's the beach?" K: "Excellent. You should go out more." H: "Joining the Jungyo?" K: "From day 1. I heard your Oyakata said you walk like a crab and you might not join us." H: "Yeah, he's full of crab. Come to think of it, I actually do walk like a crab.." K: "Sideways?" H: "No, but it still hurts like a mother." K: "Kise is also starting on day 1. I think, with all due respect (and I DO respect..) you should get your act together and get out there.." H: "Are you hinting that my injury isn't real?" K: "No, but in the past.." H: "In the past all yushos were won by Yokozunae, so what?" K: "OK, just saying.. When we come back we've got a lot of young, new blood to deal with. And the current champ.." H: "Nothing we can't handle. Don't forget that the *yamas faced the bottom feeders most of their bouts. It doesn't mean squattledeedo." K: "And the champ?" H: "Fluke. When the cat is gone all the mice eat cheese and grow even fatter or something, right? I'll eventually go for degeiko and scare them." K: "I'm not sure you're that scary anymore." H: "Right-when do we get to train with each other, again then? Soon, I hope.." K: "Sorry, gotta run. Marathon.." You all know that this is an invitation to play GTB (Guess the Banzuke), the only sumo game played between basho come what May. Or July. Or September. Rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple. You get two points for a bulls-eye and one point for just getting the rank right. You get no points for saying "big deal, everyone was injured." Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then, we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be important. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied , we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted. For rules, standings and Crab recipes: For the nifty entry form: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx Free online live sumo for foreign sumo fans as well!! Deadline- MONDAY, August 20th, 2018 at 18:00 GMT ("Give Me Torinaoshi!!!"") - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT !! NEW!!! The Awesome GTB Helper, conceived by Tsuchinoninjin - makes making an entry a piece of cake!! Special thanks to Andoreasu who runs it, Doitsuyama who automates and maintains it and to Sumo, for without Sumo there will not be any Sumo games. Or chanko.
  8. Another jewel by Mr. Gunning
  9. Mr. Hardy: http://www.yomiuri.c...122TDY24104.htm
  10. Itai death

    Yaocho whistleblower and one time great hope (26 consecutive wins since entering sumo) ex- Komusubi Itai has died today at the age of 62. He published a book detailing stories of match fixing and other shenanigans.
  11. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Today in Iwate again. Kisenosato, Goueidou and Kakuryuu did real sumo today. Kisenosato was 9-1 against Sadanoumi. Jungyo Chief Kasugano was quite talkative. "If you can become healthy by doing sumo, you will do the best you can. I hope they take the initiative and regain their strength!" he said, old school-ly. "It is regretful that Kisenosato injured his foot a few days ago and could not train - nothing we can do about that. Still, his spirit of 'I will do it' and 'I shall gambarize!' is excellent. He is gradually getting better so at some point in this jungyo I would like to see some bouts between the Yokozunae and between the Yokozunae and Ozekis.." he added optimistically. Goueidou, who Kasugano Oyakata says is in the best shape of them all, was 5-0 against Yutakayama and 5-1 against Mitakeumi*. *=You know, Mitakeumi training records mean nothing.. Kisenosato faces Sadanoumi:
  12. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Tochinoshin exercise..
  13. Itai death

    He was not well lately (diabetes and other illnesses and had a pacemaker) and lived alone, and was being taken care of by his tsukebito from his active days. He went to hospital on a regular basis for treatment. When he didn't show up at the hospital yesterday, his tsukebito became worried and went to his house where he found him on the floor with the water running from the tap. Itai had a knee injury and could not walk well, but he took his dog out regularly for walks.
  14. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Ichinojou has joined the jungyo as we found out yesterday. His back is giving him problems. The reason seems to be that he is now 230 kilos, and he says those extra 10 kilos are the cause of his worries. "It's an old injury. I did some rehabilitation at the heya and it's much better now," he said. "I'd like to get back to 220 kilos. But I really want to eat some Jingisukan (Ghenkis Khan) in Hokkaido," he lamented.
  15. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Ichinojou has joined the jungyo today: The famous cameltoe is back.
  16. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Don't ask me..
  17. Natsu jungyo 2018

    OK, I have no idea..
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  19. Itai death

    He collapsed at home. Maybe today's tactics are far more subtle, like eating poisonous fishes, maybe.
  20. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Today it was Nishikigi's turn to bask in the 'glory of the homecoming boy" in Iwate.. Three thousand cheering fans saw him getting five minutes of "tough love" from Yokozuna Kakuryuu. Every time he was rolled to the ground, the crowd cheered even more, until he received a standing ovation after it was all over. "I'm glad to be able to return to Iwate as a sekitori. It's cool that small children will not have to ask 'who's that?' when they see me now.." said Nishikigi, smiling. He neglected to answer my question regarding the fact that he seems to be in every single jungyo photo. "Go away.." he said. "Miss Piggy," I said under my breath. And ran. Legitimate photo:
  21. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Ozeki Goueidou was suffering from a left ear infection and didn't do any serious keiko so far. Today, a week later than expected, he was at it against Yutakayama, 9-0. "Last week, I had this middle ear inflammation (tympanitis), where I had difficulty hearing and it felt like it was filled with water, so I refrained from doing any sumo. It's gotten a lot better so today I did sumo, lent my chest, and generally had no problems at all. I'm in good shape!" he declared.
  22. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Kadoban Ozeki Tochinoshin has joined the jungyo today. He has been training at his heya but has not done any real sumo, other than the fundamentals. Today, he lent his chest to Goueidou, Tobizaru and some lower rankers. "It still hurts a bit," said Tochinoshin regarding his left toe. He did not take part in the torikumi. "The next two weeks are important. I'd like to slowly build up my body," he said. "I've lost about ten kilos since the injury. I was out in Tochigi Prefecture with the heya, where it's nice and cool and was able to build up an appetite and eat well.I was able to eat three bowls of rice, after a long time and hope to add 5-6 kilos by Banzuke announcement day (27th)," he added. Kadoban. "If I think about that, I will get nervous. I shall slowly gambarize!" he summed.
  23. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Kisenosato resumed training today after a week off due to some discomfort in his left sole. Or soul, maybe. He started off with Sadanoumi, going 4-1. Then, he called Mitakeumi. Oooohhh... Although he could not get his favorite left hand grip, he used some powerful oshi/tsuki and won 5-1. Low tachiai, head butts - it was intense. It was also a year and a month since they faced each other in any way, day 1 of last year's Nagoya Basho, when he lost to Mitakeumi for the first time in six bouts but today he was dominant. "He is much stronger and there is no comparison to how he was back then. The content was good," said Kisenosato. "He is heavy so I lost physically but my tachiai was good.." added Mitakeumi.
  24. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Well, he seems to have joined and looks happy.. And so has Gagamaru, apparently..
  25. GTB- Aki (nomaki) Basho 2018- 61 entries so far

    A week to go-get your entries in!! Now!!