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The sumo world has had its share of scandals in recent years but the latest one — text messages indicating match-fixing — is rocking the “dohyo” ring hard.

Police investigating illegal gambling by sumo figures on baseball games turned up the e-mails implying match-fixing on the cell phones of several wrestlers, suggesting they routinely bought and sold wins for cash. The fix has long been claimed but routinely denied by the sport’s governing body.

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