Names In The News
ESPN's CURT SCHILLING yesterday announced that he has cancer. Schilling in a statement said, "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer" (ESPN). In Boston, Steve Buckley writes Schilling's statement was "vague about the nature of the cancer, or when it was diagnosed." It also does not "make mention of what kind of treatment Schilling is undergoing, or if it has begun" (BOSTON HERALD, 2/6). Schilling's statement did not say "what his prognosis might be." He is "taking a leave of absence" from ESPN (AP, 2/6).
NAMES: Red Sox radio play-by-play announcer JOE CASTIGLIONE, who has been in the role since '83, has been chosen as the non-uniformed inductee in the '14 class of the Red Sox HOF. Former MLBers ROGER CLEMENS, PEDRO MARTINEZ and NOMAR GARCIAPARRA also will be inducted (Red Sox)....Broncos QB PEYTON MANNING yesterday played a practice round for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with Pebble Beach CEO BILL PEROCCHI and Patriots coach BILL BELICHICK. The event's field also includes Hockey HOFer WAYNE GRETZKY, surfer KELLY SLATER, MLB Giants P MATT CAIN, Patriots QB TOM BRADY, Packers QB AARON RODGERS and Chiefs QB ALEX SMITH (S.F. CHRONICLE, 2/6)....Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President JOE HARPER's in Del Mar, Calif., home is "on the market" for $25M. Harper bought the 4,700 square-foot home for about $170,000 in ’70 (UTSANDIEGO.com, 2/5)....Braves 2B DAN UGGLA has put his 4,595 square-foot Atlanta condo on the market for $2.75M (BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/5)....WWE has "donated $25,000 to the East LA Boys & Girls Club as part of its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative" (LATIMES.com, 2/5)
IN MEMORY: Int'l Tennis HOFer LOUISE BROUGH CLAPP died on Monday in Vista, Calif., at the age of 90. Her "powerful serve-and-volley game propelled her to 35 championships in Grand Slam tennis tournaments of the 1940s and '50s and made her one of the most brilliant doubles players in the women’s game" (N.Y. TIMES, 2/6).