Former pitcher Curt Schilling announces cancer diagnosis

HARTFORD, Conn. — Former star pitcher turned television analyst Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that he is battling cancer.The 47-year-old Schilling, who spent 20 years in the major leagues before retiring in 2009, divulged the news in a statement released through his employer, Bristol-based ESPN. It did not indicate what type of cancer Schilling has, when he was diagnosed or what his prognosis might be:I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've ...

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