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Report: Kobayashi still has no contract

Updated: July 1, 2010, 11:50 PM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Former world hot dog-eating sensation Takeru Kobayashi of Japan wants to compete in this weekend's annual Fourth of July contest on Coney Island but still can't agree to a contract with the organizers.

Kobayashi, one of the world's premier competitive eaters, won the contest for six years up to 2007 and then had to settle for second-place finishes behind American Joey Chestnut. He moved to New York in March so he could train with local hot dogs.

But his chances of getting ...

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