The Asahi cries foul on school sports

| Apr 18, 2015

The Asahi cries foul on school sports

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Baseball fans were disheartened to learn that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish would be out for the entire 2015 season because of elbow surgery. The right-hander could still have a promising Major League career, but like other Japanese pitchers who have crossed the Pacific, ...

Mar 18, 2015

Darvish undergoes elbow surgery

Yu Darvish had his season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday, when the torn ligament from the Texas Rangers ace’s right arm was replaced with a tendon from his forearm. The Rangers said Dr. James Andrews reported the elbow ligament-replacement surgery went as expected, with no complications. ...

Rangers ace Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday

Mar 14, 2015

Rangers ace Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday

Yu Darvish said he didn’t need any more opinions once the first doctor recommended season-ending surgery on the ailing right elbow of the Texas Rangers ace. The Japanese right-hander waited for two more reports anyway before the announcement that Dr. James Andrews will perform ...

Darvish to solicit third opinion about elbow

Mar 12, 2015

Darvish to solicit third opinion about elbow

Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers are waiting for a third opinion that they expect will confirm the ace pitcher needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery. General manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Dr. David Altchek, the New York Mets’ medical director and an expert ...

Darvish could face season-ending operation

Mar 8, 2015

Darvish could face season-ending operation

Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish might need season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, the Major League Baseball club said Saturday. The 28-year-old Japanese right-hander underwent an MRI exam Friday that disclosed the extent of damage to the ulnar ...

Rangers to be cautious with Darvish, others

Mar 7, 2015

Rangers to be cautious with Darvish, others

The folks in the Rangers front office would be forgiven for feeling a little bit uneasy these days. After an injury-plagued 2014 season, even minor injuries are cause for major concern. Especially when one of them happens to the staff ace. Three-time All-Star Yu ...

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Mar 6, 2015

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the San Francisco Giants’ 8-6 win over a Chicago Cubs split-squad on Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for ...

Darvish strongly denies quitting on Rangers

Mar 2, 2015

Darvish strongly denies quitting on Rangers

Yu Darvish saved his best stuff for after his inning on the mound. The Texas Rangers ace, who was shut down last August with elbow inflammation, threw 14 pitches without any discomfort on Sunday during an intrasquad game — his most extensive work since ...

Doctors clear Rangers ace Darvish for throwing program

Nov 26, 2014

Doctors clear Rangers ace Darvish for throwing program

Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program for the Texas Rangers. Darvish, who missed the last seven weeks of the MLB season because of inflammation in his right elbow, had an MRI and was examined Tuesday by team physician Dr. ...

Nov 18, 2014

Darvish reveals he's dating ex-wrestler Yamamoto

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is dating four-time former wrestling world champion Seiko Yamamoto, he revealed Tuesday on Twitter. With a photo of the pair smiling in an embrace, Darvish, 28, tweets: “The two of us discussed this, and we decided to date openly.” ...