Sumo is back!!
Mar 11, 2007 at 6:33 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

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Boy, that was a long wait. Haru basho is now on in Osaka.

The first day was full of upsets including Yokozuna Asashoryu losing to Tokitenhu. Perhaps this time will be more competitive than usual.
A good place to follow along is http://www.sumonow.net/200703/200703..._now_day_1.php

Another is YouTube.
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Mar 12, 2007 at 5:18 PM Post #2 of 7

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Asashoryu lost again!! This is the first time he's ever started 0-2 in the top division. This is going to be a VERY interesting basho.
 
Mar 17, 2007 at 2:46 PM Post #4 of 7

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Hey, Fractus is back!

Thanks for the article; pretty interesting. This comes up every once in a while. Usually the charge is that guys who are 7-7 on the last day and will be promoted with a win and demoted with a loss are involved in fixes. But even Takanohana was accused at one time.
I doubt that the top guys do much fixing of matches; the little guys have too much incentive to beat them. I can believe, though, that there are some gentlemans' agreements on the last day.

After two losses, Asashoryu now looks strong, but it will be hard to catch Tochiazuma who is off to a 7-0 start.
 
Mar 24, 2007 at 10:57 PM Post #5 of 7

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Tonight is the last day! Tochiazuma had to drop out with a blood pressure issue. Asashoryu after a 0-2 start has blown through the field including another Mongolian, Hakuho and is now tied with Hakuho. If they both win tonight there will be a one bout playoff!
 
Mar 25, 2007 at 5:02 PM Post #6 of 7

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Playoff it was! The bout was pretty disappointing as Asashoryu slipped and touched his hand to the sand. That is the second yusho for Hakuho. If he does well next time, he'll be promoted to Yokozuna!

Stay tuned for the May Basho....
 

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