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Curt Schilling diagnosed with cancer

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ESPN baseball analyst and former major league pitcher Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that he has cancer. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer." In December, ESPN announced that Schilling would be part of its "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcast team for the upcoming season. It also announced a multiyear contract extension with him. ESPN did not say what Schilling's broadcast plans will be for the upcoming season. "Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time," the network said in a statement. "His ESPN teammates wish him continued strength in his cancer fight, and we look forward to welcoming him back to our baseball coverage whenever he's ready." Schilling, 47, pitched in the majors for 20 seasons...
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