Musashimaru ties Akebono with 11th Emperor's Cup
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|MUSASHIMARU: Wins title with one day left|
Musashimaru (Wai'anae's Fiamalu Penitani), the only yokozuna in the tournament, improved to 13-1 with one bout remaining.
The grand champion's closest challengers, Chiyotaikai and Hokutoriki, both won their matches to improve their records to 11-3.
But it didn't matter as Musashimaru easily overpowered Tochiazuma to tie former yokozuna Akebono (Waimanalo's Chad Rowan) with 11 titles. Musashi-maru, who won the March tournament, also captured back-to-back titles in 1999.
He has won two tournaments this year after withdrawing from the January opener with a left wrist injury.