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Yokozuna Hakuho moved within arm’s grasp of his 29th career Emperor’s Cup after disposing of ozeki Kotoshogiku in a savvy display to improve to 12-1 at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday.

Yokozuna rival Harumafuji, ozeki Kisenosato and rank-and-filer Ikioi each kept their title hopes alive as they remained just one loss behind at 11-2 with two days remaining in the 15-day meet.

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