Tony Gwynn died in 2014 at the age of 54 from salivary gland cancer, a disease which he attributed to three decades of chewing smokeless tobacco. He underwent several surgeries during his career to manage salivary gland problems, and he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Gwynn blamed his tobacco habit for his disease…
In December, Pitt running back James Conner announced that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This afternoon, just over six months later, he announced that he was cancer free.
LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike the Tiger, has a rare and inoperable form of cancer, and will soon undergo a treatment of radiation therapy that has never before been used on a tiger, reports The Advocate. A tumor was discovered next to Mike’s eye by a student trainer, and a CT scan confirmed it was spindle cell sarcoma.
TNT basketball sideline reporter Craig Sager’s leukemia is no longer in remission and his doctors have given him a prognosis of three-to-six months left to live, he reveals on HBO’s Real Sports tonight. You can see a bit of his discussion with Bernard Goldberg above.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Crashlands, a mash-up of Diablo, Pokemon, and Don’t Starve lobbed at Steam’s collective face with unfettered glee. It’s ambitious, funny, and fun. Turns out, it was conceived when its creator found out he had cancer.
University of Pittsburgh running back James Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma this week, as he announced yesterday. In a school press release, Conner said:
Flip Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August, but at the time, he and the team were confident that he’d be able to continue with his duties as coach and president while undergoing treatment. Then, in September, he was hospitalized after a setback and took a leave of absence. Reports came out earlier…
Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is the son of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, a former NFL fullback who died at the age of 39 from brain cancer. To remember his father, Heyward wrote “Iron Head” on his eye black for Monday night’s game against the Chargers. That’s against the league’s uniform policy, so he earned a…
In August the Timberwolves announced that head coach/president of basketball operations Flip Saunders had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but planned to continue coaching. After he suffered a setback that plan became unworkable, and three weeks ago Saunders took a leave of absence from the team.
Craig Sager's leukemia has returned, his son announced. Sager appeared on TV earlier this month, after nearly a year away for treatment.
The NFL Network (and, evidently, enormous caterpillars with human faces) have identified the sugary-awful emotional center of tonight's battle of Ohio: a 4-year-old named Leah Still, the daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still. She's attending the Browns-Bengals game tonight. It's the first time she…
Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling only found out that he had mouth cancer after seeing a doctor for a dog bite. Yesterday, in a radio interview on WEEI, Schilling said he believed the cancer formed due to his use of chewing tobacco.
Stuart Scott was given the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at tonight's ESPYS and gave a speech reminiscent of the award's namesake. Among other topics, Scott described his recent hospitalization in grim detail and spoke about the nature of "beating" cancer.
While Donald Sterling was dealing with the NBA taking his team, he may have been also battling prostate cancer, according to the New York Post's sources.
The Buffalo Bills published an article which reported head coach Doug Marrone had cancer. Though Marrone may have planned to announce his cancer, the story looks to be prematurely published, since "BLANK TYPE OF CANCER" is still in the dek.
Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will undergo surgery on Thursday at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital for a recurrence of oral cancer that required removal of part of his jaw and teeth last summer. A family friend said Kelly is weak and "in bad shape."
Former Bills great Jim Kelly has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw. He will have surgery later this week, and he says "the prognosis for my recovery is very good."
The plucky wristband-manufacturer (and cancer-awareness-raiser), has lost its second benefactor in less than a year: with Lance Armstrong already out of the picture, Nike has decided to end its nine-year partnership with Livestrong.
In the Nebraska spring game, Red inserted an undersized but plucky tailback by the name of Jack Hoffman for a crucial fourth-down carry. It's worth mentioning that Jack is 7 years old and has suffered from brain cancer, and because the good folks at Nebraska realize what a bullshit deal it is to be 7 and to have…