Will it be Coney Island without Takeru Kobayashi?
The road to Joey Chestnut's fourth straight Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest title may have gotten a little easier Monday.
Chestnut's biggest rival, six-time champ Takeru Kobayashi, is "currently not scheduled to compete" in the competition, according to Richard Shea, the president of Major League Eating.
"In recent weeks, Major League Eating has sought to arrive at an agreement with Kobayashi, but contract negotiations have reached ...
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