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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Kisenosato continues to drive people crazy. Having two losses, both to rank and filers, he does this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2il-SLu3c

Edit: Day 11, Kisenosato does it again! Can an ozeki be considered a spoiler?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8LsMgS7j-Y

Edit: part 2, Kisenosato, yokozuna killer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CknG9WAclzg

We now have Kakuryu with one loss, and three guys, Harumafuji, Kisenosato, and Ishiura with two losses. Figuring out who could win this thing is like trying to figure out the NFL playoffs. Nut
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

First Hakuho vs. Harumafuji:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8V2mnWocRo

Then Goeido vs. Kakuryu (good thing there isn't a 5 yard penalty for false starts, these guys would have ended up in the parking lot):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxW7Qw6BTg
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Round the turn and headed for home, here's the leaderboard after day 8:

O1e Kisenosato 8 - 0

Y2e Hakuho 7 - 1

M10e Takanoiwa 7 - 1

M10w Sokokurai 7 - 1

M3w Ikioi 6 - 2

M5e Takekaze 6 - 2

M8e Hokutofuji 6 - 2

M13w Ichinojo 6 - 2

M15w Sadanoumi 6 - 2

The odd thing so far is maegashira 2 Arawashi. He's at 2-6 and his only two wins are against the two yokozuna, Kakuryu (5-3) and Hakuho.

Also, Harumafuji had to pull out after day 6 with a pulled hamstring.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

After day 11:

O1e Kisenosato 10 - 1

Y2e Hakuho 9 - 2

M10e Takanoiwa 9 - 2

M10w Sokokurai 9 - 2

M13w Ichinojo 9 - 2

Kakuryu had to pull out after day 10 with an injury. Should Kisenosato win it, hardly a sure thing with Hakuho only one behind, I wonder if people will say, "Yeah, but two Yokozuna were out."

And Hakuho reminds everyone why he is Yokozuna:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIzvR0SG3KY
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Kisenosato clinched his first championship on day 14, but still had Hakuho on day 15:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwOqCwJlRIQ&list=PL556B0EVMUL1QQ6ynQv5L40sOB4Cd6vW4&index=78

Don't like how they're talking about making Kisenosato a Yokozuna after just one championship. With Kotoshogiku's demotion that would make twice as many Yokozuna as Ozeki. It should be the other way around.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Japan is happy, the JSA is happy, and Konishiki is reminded once again of how he got screwed out of yokozuna promotion over 20 years ago (38 wins and two yusho over a three-basho span versus Kisenosato's 36 wins and one yusho over his last three basho)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ Thanks for posting. Kind of reminds me of back in the mid-1980's, Randy Bass of the Hanshin Tigers got to within one of Sadaharu Oh's single season home run record with 4 or 5 games to go. He didn't see a pitch within a foot of the strike zone the rest of the season.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Leaderboard after day 5:

Y2w Kisenosato 5 - 0

O1w Terunofuji 5 - 0

S1w Takayasu 5 - 0

M3w Takarafuji 5 - 0

M10w Tochiozan 5 - 0

Y1w Kakuryu 4 - 1

M7w Chiyoshoma 4 - 1

But the big news is Hakuho dropping out again still having problems with his toe:

"Mongolian grand champion Hakuho on Thursday pulled out of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries to his right toe and right thigh.

Hakuho sustained a big toe sprain and thigh muscle injury that will require three weeks of medical treatment, his stablemaster Miyagino said. His withdrawal comes a day after he crashed to his second loss on the fourth day of the 15-day meet at Edion Arena Osaka.

The 32-year-old Hakuho, the most successful wrestler in sumo history with 37 career titles, injured his thigh and toe in Wednesday's bout against top-ranked maegashira Ikioi.

The yokozuna had had surgery on his right toe to remove bone spurs after skipping the entire Autumn meet last September.

"He wasn't in good spirits and there was something strange about his sumo since he lost on the first day. He'll just have to start all over again," said Miyagino.

Hakuho's withdrawal is his first since missing the Autumn tournament last year and fifth overall. He forfeits Thursday's scheduled bout against komusubi Mitakeumi."
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Leaderboard after day 8:

Y2w Kisenosato 8 - 0

S1w Takayasu 8 - 0

O1w Terunofuji 7 - 1

M10w Tochiozan 7 - 1

Y1w Kakuryu 6 - 2

Y2e Harumafuji 6 - 2

S2e Kotoshogiku 6 - 2

M6e Chiyonokuni 6 - 2

M7w Chiyoshoma 6 - 2

M15w Tokushoryu 6-2

Kisenosato and Takayasu are out of the same stable so they won't meet unless we get to day 15 and they're tied. Biggest surprise to me is Terunofuji with just one loss. I guess being kadoban can be a good motivator.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Going into the weekend and it's now a two man basho as Harumafuji handed Kisenosato his first loss:

Y2w Kisenosato 12 - 1

O1w Terunofuji 12 - 1

Y2e Harumafuji 10 - 3

S1w Takayasu 10 - 3

M10w Tochiozan 10 - 3

Here's the video of the Harumafuji/Kisenosato match, doesn't look good:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9UBhJ-7N2g
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

終わりじゃにまだ終わり. Or, it ain't over 'till it's over.

Kisenosato vs. Terunofuji, this video runs a little over 20 minutes, all the way thru the presentation of the Emperor's Cup:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Sx2dPCuC8
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I was one of those who was skeptical of Kisenosato's promotion to yokozuna; I felt he was undeserving of the honor. But he certainly performed admirably after being injured.

As for Terunofuji--just deserts after pulling off that henka on day 14.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Day 8, and in the eyes of Hakuho and Harumafuji, order has been restored (and they've done a lot of the restoring).

Y2e Harumafuji 8 - 0

Y2w Hakuho 8 - 0

S1w Takayasu 7 - 1

Y1e Kisenosato 6 - 2

O1e Terunofuji 6 - 2

S1e Tamawashi 6 - 2

M5w Shodai 6 - 2

M7e Hokutofuji 6 - 2

M9w Kagayaki 6 - 2

M10e Tochinoshin 6 - 2

M10w Ura 6 - 2

M13w Daishomaru 6 - 2

The other yokozuna, Kakuryu, withdrew after day 5. I expect most of those rank and filers to fall to the side in the next couple days. Two new wrestlers at this basho. One of them, Onosho, looking pretty good at 5-3. We'll see how he does the second week.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Going into the last two days, its Hakuho's basho to lose:

Y2w Hakuho 13 - 0

Y2e Harumafuji 11 - 2

O1e Terunofuji 11 - 2

S1w Takayasu 11 - 2

Everybody else with 3 losses or more.

New kid on the block Onosho still doing well at 9-4.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

And so a new streak begins.

Y2w Hakuho 15 - 0

O1e Terunofuji 12 - 3

M10e Tochinoshin 12 - 3

Y2e Harumafuji 11 - 4

S1w Takayasu 11 - 4

M7w Takakeisho 11 - 4

M10w Ura 11 - 4

Takayasu will be promoted to ozeki. Just curious, does the no pulling hair rule apply to the hair on his back? Wink
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Saw an article about Takayasu being promoted to ozeki, first time I ever saw salaries mentioned:

"As ozeki, Takayasu will earn a 2.347 million yen monthly salary in addition to benefits that include business and first-class travel on flights, and access to the reserved basement parking area at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan."

That's somewhere around $20-22,000 a month.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Kakuryu and Endo had already withdrawn, now this. This basho could be a case of "last man standing".

Kisenosato and Terunofuji drop out with injuries

Yokozuna Kisenosato and ozeki Terunofuji have both pulled out of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries and will forfeit their sixth-day bouts, sumo officials said Friday.

The 31-year-old Kisenosato, who has been competing despite delayed recovery from an upper arm injury, injured his left ankle while losing to third-ranked maegashira Ikioi in Thursday's bout at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. He entered the meet with a perfect 15-0 head-to-head record against Ikioi.

Medical reports submitted to the Japan Sumo Association revealed he has been diagnosed with damaged ligaments in his left ankle joint and will need three weeks of treatment.

It is the second straight tournament that the grand champion from the Tagonoura stable has been forced to withdraw from, and the third time overall.

"He said he is no condition to wrestle. The pain in his left arm seems to be gone but he hasn't been able to put on good sumo. He was desperate and hoping to heal himself in the ring," his stablemaster Tagonoura said.

"It was a difficult decision. But we'll think of what's best going forward and make sure the fans will get to see a healthy yokozuna again."

Meanwhile, Terunofuji, who underwent endoscopic surgery on his left knee last month, also pulled out.

He was diagnosed with a left knee meniscal injury and his scheduled opponent for Friday, No. 1 maegashira Shodai, wins by forfeit, leaving Terunofuji at 1-5.

For the 25-year-old Mongolian ozeki from the Isegahama stable, it is the second time in his career he is withdrawing from a tournament.

Here's the leaderboard after day 6:

Y1e Hakuho 6 - 0

M8e Aoiyama 6 - 0

O2e Takayasu 5 - 1

M4e Ura 5 - 1

M5w Tochiozan 5 - 1

M6w Onosho 5 - 1

M15e Nishikigi 5 - 1

Harumafuji is one back of these guys at 4 - 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Kakuryu and Endo had already withdrawn


Endo used to wear a purple mawashi, for this basho he switched to gold. Guess next basho we'll find out if he's superstitious.
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