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[sumo] News from today
"My physical condition is excellent. I'm moving forward nicely. I think
I'm OK. I'll be getting ready at my own pace", said Tochiazuma today. He
went for degeiko at Kasugano (Dewanoumi ichimon rengo-keiko) and fought
Tochinonada, Tochisakae and others, 20 matches-no results given.
First time ever foreign brothers in Makuuchi Rohou and Hakurozan met for
degeiko at Oshima beya with Kyokushuuzan, Kyokutenhou, Tosanoumi and
others. They did not have any direct matches, but Rohou was giving
advice to Hakurozan, while Hakurozan was seen wiping big brother's back
a few times. "It makes me really happy to see my brother here!", said Rohou.
In sharp contrast: Masaru (Wakanohana III) has filed a suit against the
notorious Shuukan Post tabloid. He is suing them for 10 million yen on
grounds of defamation of character. In the isuue that hit the streets a
few days ago, he is pictured as a heartless brute who betrayed his
father by leaving the Kyokai, then came to his hospital deathbed asking
for a loan to expand his business. His wife is also depicted as a
Tha Post editor declined to comment, as he claims he has not seen the
In response,Takanohana lashed out at his brother in the media today
again. "This lawsuit is a sham-it's me he's after, and I'm pretty sure
he will be suing me as well after the family ceremony on July the third.
But I'll be ready, for sure. Leave it to him to drag this into a
hon-basho. You'll see!", he said. "The guy's a hypocrite. On the one
hand, he is keeping silent, instead of coming out and answering various
accusations. OTOH, he sues a tabloid. That's treacherous. He is cleverly
manipulating everyone, by sending messages out via third parties instead
of saying it all by himself", he added.
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