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    Boston, Massachusetts USA
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    Art, Music, Film, Sumo, Boxing


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    Hakuho Tochinoshin Baraki

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  1. CT3*

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Agreed. After that second matta, Hakuho was visibly and unquestionably annoyed. And Takayasu knew it. At that moment, I thought to myself that Takayasu was in big trouble.
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    21 Aki 18, The Results

    1. A 2. A 3. B 4. A 5. A 6. A 7. B 8. A 9. B 10. B 11. B 12. B 13. B 14. A 15. B 16. A 17. A 18. B 19. A 20. A 21. B
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    Ikioi marries pro golfer Mamiko Higa

    Thanks for this! I follow Ikioi on Facebook and had difficulty understanding his recent post on the topic.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think the shock loss to Abi served to wake Hakuho up as he's looked a lot more focused since. The winner of Hakuho/Tochinoshin will certainly have to work for it.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tough break for Hokutofuji. Here's hoping he has a speedy recovery. Also felt a bit bad for Aminishiki. He's already perpetually banged up and today he fell pretty hard and awkwardly on his braced knee. Seemed to be clearly in pain afterwards. Speaking of banged up, I had a feeling that Hakuho was going to smack Endo around. Not the first time that Hakuho has brawled with him. And Tochinoshin! As a longtime fan, I'm psyched to see him make such a strong bid for the Ozeki rank. It'd be cool to see him actually achieve that amazing accomplishment before starting the Yokozuna talk. And even though some time has passed, I still really miss having Harumafuji on the dohyo. The intensity and unpredictability that he brought to his matches as well as the yusho race is missed.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Odd in the sense that Hakuho seemed to be without strategy and was quite lackluster with the tachi-ai.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That Hakuho/Abi bout was odd.
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    Doreen Simmons' Passing

    Sad news.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Saw this last night on Youtube and ended up watching it twice. I miss Harumafuji and think that given the current health of the Yokozuna crew, he'd have probably picked up a couple more Yusho.
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    Osunaarashi scandal

    I vividly remember the excitement Oosunaarashi brought back in 2014 (Nagoya?) when he faced and defeated both Kakuryu and Harumafuji back to back. Very first time facing either Yokozuna and he got consecutive kinboshi. Hakuho then restored order by beating him, but it was a lengthy bout and Hakuho clearly took his time with the Egyptian bruiser. Soon after that Oosunaarashi began to be plagued by injuries and we all know the rest. Sad to see his sumo career coming to such an ignominious end.
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    Ex-Makuuchi Soutairyuu retires

    Back in 2013 I flew to Tokyo and attended my first basho. Soutairyuu was the first rikishi that I got to see up close and personal. He was walking down the street with his attendants a couple of blocks away from the Kokugikan. He cut a very imposing figure as he sauntered down the street and we scrambled to get out of his way. Wishing him the best in his future endeavors.
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    21 Hatsu 18, The Results

    I'm happy to finish in the Top 10!
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Super happy for Tochinoshin. It's tough enough to be a foreign rikishi, but I imagine it was even tougher to see his compatriots like Kotooshu, Baruto, Takanoyama, Roho, Aran, etc. all retire from the sport, while he soldiered on. Through it all he has persevered and it has finally paid off with him hoisting the Cup.
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    You're in Boston too?! Sweet!
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    He's one of my favorite rikishi and I've had him listed as such on my profile for some time. Glad to see him doing well (so far).