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Baruto rebounded with a vengeance in his bid for promotion to yokozuna, while Hakuho remained undefeated in a shellacking of Gagamaru on the fifth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament Thursday.

Hakuho is tied with sekiwake Kakuryu and rank-and-filer Takayasu at 5-0, while Baruto chases the trio in a pack of eight wrestlers one off the pace as the 15-day Osaka meet heats up.

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