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If you like sumo but think the two-week basho schedule is too much, then check out “Nihon Ozumo Tournament Dai-Sanjukyu-kai Taikai” (“39th Japan Grand Sumo Tournament”; Fuji TV, Sun., 4:05 p.m.), which compresses the whole thing into a 90-minute event.

And that’s both the juryo and makunouchi divisions, with all the wrestlers who appeared at the New Year’s Tournament, including new favorite Itsunoshiro, who made it into the highest division in record time, on his fifth tournament.

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