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June 26, 2014

Sports Roundup - 06/26

DD Major Division All-Star game Sunday

CUMBERLAND — The Dapper Dan Little League will hold its Major Division All-Star Game Sunday, 6 p.m., at Long Field in the Constitution Park. The Dapper Division will consist of the Dodgers, Orioles, and Athletics while the Dan Division will consist of the Cubs, Tigers, and Pirates.

The game will be broadcasted by WCBC 1270 AM.

Schilling says his cancer is in remission

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher turned ESPN television analyst, said Wednesday his cancer is in remission.

Schilling announced the news on social media and thanked his Boston-based medical team.

He revealed his diagnosis in February, saying he planned to “embrace this fight, just like the rest of them, with resolute faith, and head on.”

He hasn’t indicated the type of cancer or his prognosis, but has posted pictures of himself undergoing treatments.

Schilling is a three-time World Series champion — with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 and the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007. In 20 seasons, he was 216-146 with a 3.46 ERA. The right-hander shared the 2001 World Series MVP award with left-hander and teammate Randy Johnson.

After pitching in the 2007 World Series, Schilling suffered reversals on and off the field. His 2-1 victory in Game 2 of Boston’s four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies was his last game.

He spent the entire 2008 season on the disabled list after right shoulder surgery and retired in March 2009. He started an ill-fated video game company, 38 Studios, and later said he invested and lost as much as $50 million. Its collapse is the subject of a lawsuit in Rhode Island after it got a $75 million state-guaranteed loan.

On Feb. 5, Schilling announced in a statement issued by ESPN that he was diagnosed with cancer.

Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Cheng Ji will become the first Chinese rider to race in the Tour de France when he lines up for Team Giant-Shimano at the start July 5 in Leeds, England.

Cheng was included Wednesday on the team’s nine-rider lineup for the 101st edition of the Tour. He will be part of Giant-Shimano’s sprint formations attempting to deliver Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb to stage victories.

Giant-Shimano coach Rudi Kemna said riding the Tour “will be huge for him and his country, and we look forward to seeing the impact this has on the globalization of the sport.”

Cheng was the first Chinese rider to compete in a Grand Tour race when he finished the 2012 Vuelta a Espana. Last year, he became the first to start the prestigious Giro d’Italia.

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