Kishinoyama

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    Retired before Haru 2020

    It is sad. He did quite well in Hatsu. I really was hoping he would continue for many more years. I wonder if we will ever know the reason why?
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    Retired before Haru 2020

    Wakaichiro?
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    Coronavirus in China

    I actually have a trip to Japan scheduled in late March. This will be my first trip back since I left in 1990! The wife and I are very concerned about the virus. Their is a chance that our flight could be canceled. We are also concerned about making it to Japan and then getting into a situation where we could not leave. Or getting quarantined on arrival back here for two weeks. Their are just so many unknowns right now. Most importantly though I hope that the virus can be contained. Their have been so many deaths already....
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    She is much prettier than the drawing Nishikigi made and displayed to the reporters.
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    Goeido to Retire

    Their is no way that I believe Kotoshogiku and Kisenosato were involved in match fixing. Kotoshogiku beat Kisenosato a number of times when Kisenosato was in the yusho race. Kisenosato was close to Yokozuna promotion so many times and failed. If any match fixing was being done then Kisenosato would have been promoted to Yokozuna the first time he had the opportunity. As for Goeido, I do think that he was very fortunate to get promoted but I don't think he fixed any matches.
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    Azumazeki-oyakata has died

    I was hoping it would happen but I am surprised. Congratulations to the new Azumazeki!
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    Goeido to Retire

    I hope Goeido can secure a kabu and stay in sumo. I am glad that he has decided to retire as an Ozeki. He wasn't one of my favorites but I never wished any misfortune on him. He was a good Ozeki and used the current rules to his advantage. All Ozekis do the same thing for as long as they can. Happy retirement Goeido! Hopefully you will have a long career as an oyakata.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    I was thinking the same thing! Today he looked like the injured Terunofuji. The guy that kept getting walked out of the ring offering little to no resistance. I hope we are both wrong.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Well, I certainly hope the 'new talent' will start putting up some double digit wins consistently. More Ozekis and Yokozunas are needed as soon as possible.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    A changing of the guard is inevitable but a 33 year old former college guy with 5 straight Tsukiotoshis who just returned from Juryo is not the future of sumo. He is one of the guards that will need changing.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    So.... Enho for the Gino-sho?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Top it off? If he wins then that shows me how bad things really are at the moment.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Ahhh... missed that... My apologies.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Actually it has happened at least once. From July 1992 - January 1993 their was no Yokozuna. The only Yokozuna Hokutoumi retired in May 1992 and Akebono was promoted to Yokozuna for the March 1993 tournament.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Terunofuji has been one of my favorites since I first saw him in the lower divisions videos that were so kindly shared by people on YouTube. His comeback, so far, is already a great story. I just hope his knees will hold up doing the type of 'big man sumo' he has always done. I want him to get back to Makuuchi and see how he does against some of the newcomers that he missed while he was injured. Their could be quite a few retirements in the near future.
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    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    I was worried that it would be a retirement announcement....
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I am more concerned about the odds of him retiring....
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    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    If the report is accurate, it was one sided ar first. Hokaho did eventually defend himself. Which I believe at that point, he was justified to do so. Like others have said, I really don't see anything major happening to either one of them. Maybe they will both get some kind of warning.
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    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    To summarize from the tweets: Ishiura kicks Hokaho after a loss. The next bout he wins but punched at Hokaho. Miyagino oyakata shouted at them to stop which they did. In the next bout Hokaho defeated Ishiura and Ishiura punched him. Apparently punches were then thrown by both and Hakuho stepped in telling them to cut it out. Practice was then over. I am not sure what kind of discipline these two will face, if any. It happened during practice. Ishiura says he 'overheated'. I never knew he disliked losing so much.... Miyagino reported it so I think he did all that he could do. If he doesn't report it and the story comes out, then he might face punishment for not reporting it. I think he was 'caught between a rock and hard place'. EDIT: The wife just got onto MSN Japan to check the news and the first picture was Hakuho in the middle of these two trying to break them up....
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    Nengajo 2020 - happy new rat year

    Happy New Year to one and all!
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    I have to say, I would be very interested to see the transcript of that conversation, if it ever came to pass.
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    Sumo year best awards 2019

    How many years is it now? I know he 'lost' to the Harumafuji scandal in 2017.
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    Azumazeki-oyakata has died

    Wow... I have to say, that I never thought about it that way. I just assumed it was Ushiomaru.
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    Azumazeki-oyakata has died

    Another rikishi dying way too young.
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    Asojima UnIntai

    Your wisdom and insight will be missed....