Several news organizations are now stating that the Osaka Basho will be canceled. The cancellation is due to the match-fixing scandal plaguing the already thoroughly plagued Japan Sumo Association. Details on this decision are still not completely clear. What is known however, is that fourteen men are being investigated after text message evidence was discovered that implicated rikishi in match-fixing activities. These messages were found during the baseball betting scandal that happened just prior to the 2010 Nagoya Basho. Which begs the question, why did the police wait until now? More updates to come. While you wait, why not read Valentine’s thought provoking prophecy on the stakes for the JSA. Man, anyone else feel like a stiff drink? Creswell? Valentine?