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NAGOYA (Kyodo) The Nagoya District Court sentenced three sumo wrestlers Thursday to suspended 2 1/2-year prison terms for the fatal beating of a 17-year-old stablemate last year in Aichi Prefecture.

The court also ruled that their stable master instructed the three to assault Takashi Saito, who had the ring name Tokitaizan, and recognized the excessive sparring session they conducted on the teen deviated from normal training and was an illegal act of violence.

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