• Kyodo


Overnight leader Kakuryu was forced to put a possible first-ever victory celebration on ice Saturday, despite a blockbuster win over ozeki Kotooshu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.

Hakuho remained mathematically within grasp of the sole leader after ozeki Harumafuji fell to the yokozuna in the day’s finale when Kakuryu improved to a 13-1 mark in the penultimate match.

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