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Yokozuna Asashoryu got back on track with a victory over rank-and-filer Tamanoshima on Tuesday as ozeki Chiyotaikai opened up a two-win lead without a fight at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.

In the day’s final bout, Asashoryu rebounded, after his third defeat of the 15-day tourney against Kotonowaka on Monday, to slap down the No. 4 maegashira at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.

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