Cancer

Justin Thomas chips the ball onto the third green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 25, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks recovering from minor skin cancer surgery, then flew cross country to California to male his season...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, Syracuse's Tiana Mangakahia dribbles down court in the second quarter of an NCAA basketball game against Miami in Syracuse, N.Y. Mangakahia is halfway through treatment for breast cancer and says she often wonders “Why me?” One of the top women’s basketball players in the country and a player who nearly elected to enter the WNBA draft, the star from Australia says the feedback from doctors has been good and she’ll receive more tests Friday updating the status of her recovery. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)
August 20, 2019 - 2:33 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Jovan Dewitt, Nebraska football outside linebackers and special teams coach, is introduced to fans at halftime of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, in Lincoln, Neb. Dewitt’s happy place is on the practice field, and he’s never appreciated being there as much as he does now. Dewitt is back at his job as Nebraska’s outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator following intense treatments for throat cancer that caused him to lost 102 pounds and zapped most of his energy. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 06, 2019 - 3:22 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jovan Dewitt's happy place is on the practice field, and he's never appreciated being there as much as he does now. Dewitt has returned to his job as Nebraska's outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator following intense treatments for throat cancer that caused...
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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko speaks with reporters after practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
July 26, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko was torn over whether to report to training camp after his wife, Giuliana, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Giuliana made the decision for him. "It's crazy that I'm here, but it's her. She wouldn't want it any other way," Peko...
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July 13, 2019 - 9:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday to the other living Hall of Famers. Gibson's longtime agent, Dick...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, center without a hat, stands with Indians teammates during the fifth inning of the baseball All-Star Game in Cleveland, as part of Major League Baseball's "Stand Up to Cancer" campaign. Carrasco, who was diagnosed with leukemia and was honored during Tuesday’s, July 9 All-Star Game, will throw a bullpen session and he’s confident he can overcome his condition and pitch again for Cleveland this season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
July 11, 2019 - 6:43 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's smile remains bright, his mood and outlook as positive as ever. Outwardly, the Indians' right-hander doesn't seem different. He's determined not to let cancer change him. "I never put anything bad on my mind," Carrasco said. "Everything's good. So I don't feel...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco looks to the field from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Carrasco is being treated for leukemia. He made the revelation to a TV station in the Dominican Republic, where he was visiting a hospital. Carrasco, who was diagnosed in June, 2019 remains positive about his prognosis and believes he will pitch again this season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
July 06, 2019 - 11:32 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn't played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical prompted some...
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June 24, 2019 - 4:26 am
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he is being treated for cancer again. Pinkel told ABC17 TV in Columbia Saturday that he had treatment last month after his cancer came out of remission for the first time in four years. Pinkel retired after the 2015 season after...
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May 05, 2019 - 2:54 pm
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, right, smiles while watching the Detroit Pistons play the Cleveland Cavaliers with his wife Kelly, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Kelly Stafford says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor. She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday, April 21, 2019, on her Instagram account. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
April 22, 2019 - 7:44 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor. She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday on her Instagram account. Earlier this month, she shared that an MRI showed the tumor...
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