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Baseball: Ex-Red Sox pitcher Schilling diagnosed with cancer

Three-time World Series-winning pitcher Curt Schilling, now a commentator for ESPN, said Wednesday he had been diagnosed with cancer. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement issued through the sports network. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer." The 47-year-old six-time All-Star was slated to be part of ESPN's crew for "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcasts next season, and it wasn't clear if that would change.

Former All-Star pitcher Schilling says has cancer

(Reuters) - Former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer, the six-time All-Star said on Wednesday. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer," Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN where he works as an analyst. He did reveal the type of cancer.

Schilling lawyer says new documents contradict charges in EDC's suit over 38 Studios' collapse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - New documents directly contradict the allegations against former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in a lawsuit that Rhode Island's economic development agency filed over the collapse of his video game company, his lawyer said Friday. Speaking after a brief hearing in the case in Superior Court, Sarah Heaton Concannon said that documents she recently received "contradict the allegations of the complaint" and show they're baseless. The documents had previously been withheld because lawyers for the Economic Development Corp. maintained they were privileged.

Orioles 4, Yankees 2

Orioles 4, Yankees 2: Chris Tillman matched a career high with nine strikeouts and became Baltimore's first 16-game winner in 14 years as the host Orioles inched closer to idle Tampa Bay in the American League wild card race. Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in a run for Baltimore, which is 1 1/2 games behind the Rays for the second wild card spot. Tillman (16-5) allowed two runs and four hits, and retired 14 straight batters before he was pulled after yielding Lyle Overbay's home run to lead off the eighth.

Indians, Perez avoid collapse against Orioles

Indians, Perez avoid collapse against Orioles CLEVELAND -- It got a little hairy at the end, but the Cleveland Indians hung on to edge the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Tuesday night. With the Indians leading 4-0, Cleveland closer Chris Perez entered the game in the ninth inning in a non-save situation. After Perez had faced his first three batters, the Indians' lead was down to 4-3.

RI bankruptcy trustee wants to explore bringing claims against former 38 Studios officials

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The federal bankruptcy trustee in the 38 Studios case wants to explore opening a second legal front in the bid to recoup losses from the failed $75 million state investment in former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's defunct video game company.

RI judge: Bulk of state agency's lawsuit against Schilling, 38 Studios executives may proceed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Most of a lawsuit claiming former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and executives at his failed video game company duped the state's economic development agency into approving a $75 million investment can move forward, a Rhode Island judge ruled Wednesday.

Emails show economic official in RI discussed private funding for Schilling's game company

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island economic development official discussed private financing for 38 Studios a day after the state's $75 million loan guarantee was approved for Curt Schilling's now-defunct video game company, emails released by the state Wednesday show. Michael Saul, a former deputy director at the state's Economic Development Corp., wrote to a Bank of America executive about possible funding for 38 Studios. In an email from July 2010, Saul writes that another bank was considering $25 million in financing for 38 Studios.

Baseball-Schilling incident in 2008 a closed book, says MLB

Feb 8 (Reuters) - Major League Baseball (MLB) says it fully investigated a 2008 incident in which former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling was allegedly advised by a team employee to take performance-enhancing drugs before the matter was closed. In an interview with ESPN Radio earlier this week, three-times World Series champion Schilling claimed he had been offered drugs by a Red Sox employee that year as "a potential path" for him to continue his pitching career.

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