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The race for the Emperor’s Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament was thrown wide open again when Takakeisho lost to ozeki Goeido on Friday and fell into a four-way tie for the lead with two days remaining.

A day after securing promotion back to the sport’s second-highest rank and a one-win lead, Takakeisho (10-3) suffered a quick loss at the hands of Goeido (9-4), who went into the match with a 7-3 career advantage over the sekiwake.

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