• Darvish’s brother arrested in Japan over gambling

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    TOKYO: A brother of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was arrested by Japanese police on Tuesday for his alleged role in an illegal gambling ring that placed bets on US and Japanese pro baseball games, local media reported. Public broadcaster NHK and other local media said Sho Darvish, 26, was taken into custody along with seven others in Osaka, while the Asahi newspaper said the group had been accused of taking bets worth some 18.5 million yen ($154,000). It was not clear if any of the bets involved Texas Rangers’ games. Gambling in Japan is generally illegal, including most sports betting.

    AFP

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