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New yokozuna Terunofuji had his biggest scare so far at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament but secured his eighth straight win on Sunday, grinding out a force-out victory over No. 4 maegashira Tamawashi.

The undefeated sole leader secured a winning record for the tournament but was more than tested by veteran Tamawashi (3-5), who moved to his left at the initial charge and, with a hand on Terunofuji’s throat, had the yokozuna tottering at the straw.

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