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Monday, Feb. 11, 2008

Asashoryu wins one-day tourney

Kyodo News

Mongolian yokozuna Asashoryu overpowered countryman Tokitenku to win a one-day sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. Asashoryu lifted out Miyabiyama in the semifinals and was given a stern test by Asasekiryu before yanking the top-ranked maegashira down at Ryogoku Kokugiukan to become the first wrestler to win the event three times in a row.

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