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Baseball: Former Loyola pitcher Nathan Hadley undergoes Tommy John surgery

Former Loyola pitcher Nathan Hadley, who had become a solid reliever for UCLA, injured his throwing arm this summer and had to undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday. "He was throwing the ball 93 mph and had turned the corner," UCLA Coach John Savage said. Hadley will have to miss the 2017 season...

Rio 2016: Smith and Carlos give Black Power salute

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the 1968 Mexico City protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at their treatment in the United States.

Zack Wheeler is Eager to Return to the Mets, but Time is Running Out

6 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Wheeler has not pitched in a game since he had Tommy John surgery in March 2015. If he does not appear in the minor leagues by next month, he may wait until next season.

Angels keep rolling in 9-5 win over Rangers

The Angels were going to need to clear a spot in their starting rotation for Tyler Skaggs to fill when the promising young left-hander returned after almost two years of toiling to recover from Tommy John surgery. They could’ve chosen to trade Hector Santiago or Matt Shoemaker. They could’ve demoted...

The Most WTF Moments From Men's New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week’s five day men’s-only celebration of shows, presentations and parties, wrapped up on Friday. While there were definitely some solid showings from designers such as Todd Snyder, Tommy Hilfiger, John Varvatos and Thorsum, the week was not without its weirdos. The shows showcased the brands’ Spring/Summer 2017 collections. Show More Summary

Mets Sign First Round Draft Pick Anthony Kay; Lower Bonus Amidst Concerns About Pitcher's Elbow

Anthony Kay is officially a Met. But given the concern about his elbow, how long before Kay becomes Tommy John surgery's next victim?

Angels starter Andrew Heaney to have elbow surgery

The Angels announced left-hander Andrew Heaney will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday in Los Angeles. The decision was made after his second checkup, Monday, on the progress of a stem-cell injection he received eight weeks ago. He will miss the remaining half of this season, and, likely, all of...

Angels' pitchers trying stem cell treatment instead of Tommy John surgery

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Twice now, doctors have performed an ultrasound on Andrew Heaney’s arm, squirting in a gel, writhing it around, taking pictures, and then showing him the images on a screen.  He doesn’t entirely understand what he sees, but it’s enough to inspire hope in the 25-year-old Angels pitcher. The ulnar...

Inside the alternative to Tommy John surgery that the Angels hope will save their season

Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney both hope to avoid ligament-reconstruction surgery.

Joe Nathan, 41, to try comeback

Joe Nathan is attempting to come back from a second Tommy John surgery at the age of 41 to pursue the biggest item missing from his resume.  “A world championship,” Nathan said Friday while sitting in the dugout of the Tennessee Smokies, the Chicago Cubs’ double-A affiliate. “World Series — the...

Zack Wheeler Injury: Updates on Mets Pitcher's Recovery from Tommy John Surgery

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. According to a Tuesday report by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, Wheeler has felt "discomfort" in his elbow and won't be throwing a scheduled simulated inning this week. Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2015 when he tore his UCL. Show More Summary

Experience: The True Source Of Originality

When my younger brother was eight he arrived home after a day out with my mother and announced that he was changing his name from Tommy to John. I didn't like it. He was born John Thomas Kenower, but he'd been assigned Tommy to limit confusion because my father was also a John. Show More Summary

Darryl Strawberry & Tommy Lasorda -- Major League B-Day Turn Up ... At Beyonce Concert (PHOTOS)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

If you think Darryl Strawberry & Tommy Lasorda are too old to sip Beyonce's lemonade you're wrong... 'cause the two men had a grand slammin' time at Mrs. Carter's concert in NYC Wednesday night. The guys joined ex-MLBers John Franco...

Baseball: John Dearth of South Hills is Palomares League MVP

Junior John Dearth of South Hills has been selected the MVP of the Palomares League. First-team all-league: Matthew Acosta, Ayala, Jr.; Adam Seminaris, Ayala, Jr.; Kyle Velazquez, Ayala, So.; Brandon Bradshaw, Bonita, Sr.; Tommy Delgado, Bonita, So.; AJ Woodall, Bonita, Sr.; Jake Gentry, Claremont,...

Who Is Tommy John, and Why Is There a Surgery Named After Him?

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The short answer: A grown man who wasn't afraid to get involved with Silly Putty.

The False Hope of Tommy John Surgery

Nearly 30 percent of pitchers in Major League Baseball have undergone Tommy John surgery, the revolutionary elbow-ligament replacement surgery named after the pitcher who first underwent it in 1974. No longer is the malady, which experts and doctors are calling an epidemic, limited to professional players. Show More Summary

The slider could end this pitcher’s career. But he keeps throwing it.

Shawn Kelley is having a standout year for the Washington Nationals, easing concerns his arm won’t hold up after two Tommy John surgeries.

Profile of Tommy Armour, The Silver Scot (Conclusion)

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Part two of two on golf legend Tommy Armour (1896-1968). Read Part 1. By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. The Silver Scot TOMMY ARMOUR, NICKNAMED THE SILVER SCOT, was one of the best known golfers of his day.Al...Show More Summary

Rangers’ Yu Darvish victorious in return from Tommy John surgery

The “Yuuuuu” calls from a sellout crowd started early for Darvish, who last pitched in the big leagues on Aug. 9, 2014.

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