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Tennis Hall-of-Famer and broadcaster Chris Evert revealed today that she has stage 1C ovarian cancer. Evert, who is 67, was diagnosed last year after undergoing a preventative hysterectomy, she said. Cancer has not been detected elsewhere in her body, according to a piece she co-wrote with Chris McKendry on ESPN.com. In it, Evert also revealed
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2nd UPDATE SUNDAY 10:30 PM: After a lengthy hearing in Melbourne, Judge Anthony Kelly reversed Australian government’s decision to cancel tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa and ordered the player, who had been detained since his arrival in the country, be released. The judge found unreasonableness in how the border officials made the decision to revoke Djokovic’s visa.
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NFL players and teams, colleagues, friends and others are mourning John Madden, the Hall of Fame NFL coach-turned-broadcaster who died today at 85. Here are some of their tributes from social media: A statement on the passing of the great John Madden from CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus. pic.twitter.com/gyPhF91NGy — NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS)
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Viewing of Disney+ in the U.S. jumped 20% in November compared with October, according to Nielsen, as Thanksgiving time off coincided with the release of marquee programming. The number was included in Nielsen’s monthly assessment of viewing across TV and streaming, The Gauge (see graphic below). The report does not include raw numbers, but reveals
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Every Lakers-Celtics game draws attention, but Friday night’s matchup in TD Garden was under an even bigger spotlight than usual. For one thing, it was the first night back for the Lakers’ LeBron James after a 10-game absence due to injury. For another, Celtics backup center Enis Kanter called the Lakers star out on game
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Sylvester Stallone has made an ultimate director’s cut of Rocky IV, entitled Rocky vs. Drago which will hit theaters on Nov. 11 for an exclusive engagement via MGM and Fathom followed by the feature being available on digital demand on Nov. 12. Stallone has added 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage to the 1985 feature made during the U.S. Cold
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UPDATED with schedule changes: NBCUniversal is airing programming from the Tokyo Olympic Games across a wide swath of its broadcast, cable and digital properties, the programming schedules for which are constantly shifting this year. Deadline is updating this list daily from multiple official sources. See schedule below for full event listings. NBCU’s Peacock streaming service
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UPDATED with latest schedule changes: Simone Biles will return to competition early Tuesday after bowing out of five events at the Tokyo Olympics. The Balance Beam finals are Biles’ last shot at an individual gold medal during the Tokyo Games. One of Biles’ balance beam skills is a double-twisting double backflip dismount which, given her
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UPDATED, 8:16 PM: Elite gymnast Simone Biles has pulled out another Olympic event: the individual floor exercise, scheduled for Monday. Whether she’ll compete in the balance beam event taking place Tuesday remains to be determined. USA Gymnastics confirmed the development on Saturday night, via their official Twitter account. “Simone has withdrawn from the event final
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“Please don’t make the Olympics into the Oscars,” Bill Maher pleaded in his show-ending New Rules monologue in tonight’s return of Real Time to HBO after a month’s break. Last April, as he reminded the audience, he said the theme of this year’s Oscar show was, “We dare you to be entertained.” Its producers, he
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As the world’s athletes gather in Japan for the Summer Olympics the country is experiencing a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections. Country-wide, case numbers have risen 20% in the past week, with 4,204 new infections reported on Friday. While the 7-day average of infections per 100,000 is still relatively low at 3.3, so are the
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The Opening Ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics isn’t until Friday, but televised competition on NBCUniversal channels actually kicks off Tuesday night with three softball games, one of which features the much-vaunted Team USA. The U.S. team is the most decorated program in the sport’s history, winning three consecutive Olympic Gold Medals in 1996, 2000
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UPDATED with complete schedules: NBCUniversal will air programming from the Tokyo Olympic Games across a wide swath of its broadcast, cable and digital properties. The Games take run from July 23-August 8 in the Japanese capital. NBCU’s Peacock streaming service will launch a Tokyo Olympics destination on July 15 that features extensive live coverage of
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Saturday night’s baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals was cut off in the bottom of the sixth inning, after shots were fired outside Nationals Park. Washington D.C.’s Police Department confirmed that at least four people were wounded in the shooting, which took place outside of the third base gate. “This
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The world’s No. 2 women’s tennis player made her first public appearance Saturday night after withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon. A pensive Naomi Osaka took the stage at the ESPYs to accept the award for for ‘Best Athlete, Women’s Sports.’ Osaka, who has revealed she suffers from social anxiety and depression, especially in
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Shortly before tip off of the first game of the 2021 NBA Finals, league commissioner addressed the media. Specifically, he addressed the turmoil at one of the league’s premiere TV partners, ESPN, surrounding hosts Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor. Asked about the controversy over Nichols leaked comments regarding ESPN and Taylor, Silver called the situation
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