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Yokozuna Asashoryu has been given a stiff warning about his recent disreputable behavior in the sacred ring, Japan Sumo Association officials said Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Mongolian native, known for his often truculent and stormy nature, was issued a warning by former Yokozuna council chief Tsuneo Watanabe after glaring at countryman Kyokushuzan and trying to contest a loss on Monday at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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