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Tohoku High School said Monday it has decided to suspend the Nippon Ham Fighters’ top draft pick Yu Darvish from school after it confirmed a media report that the 18-year-old pitcher was smoking while taking part in minor-league spring training.

School officials will be sent in a few days to the team dormitory in Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture, to ask Darvish about the matter.

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