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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.

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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