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  • 28 April 2019
    HOUSTON -- TNT basketball broadcaster Craig Sager received a rare third bone marrow transplant on Wednesday as he continues his fight against cancer.OK, third times the charm, Sager said moments after the process began.The 65-year-old Sager has battled acute myeloid leukemia since 2014, and announced in March that he was no longer in remission.His son, Craig Sager II, was the donor for his first two transplants, which put the elder Sager into remission for close to a year each time. This time, the anonymous 20-year-old donor was considered a perfect match.Sager began the transplant at about 11:30 a.m. Central time at MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston. The procedure was expected to take some 10 hours.Dr. Muzaffar Qazilbash, Sagers stem cell transplantation physician, researched thousands of such transplants at MD Anderson over the last 15 years to illustrate just how uncommon Sagers current procedure is.Its less than 1 percent of the total number of transplants, Qazilbash told The Associated Press. Its very rare to have three transplants.Sager was in good spirits on Wednesday morning as the process began. He playfully rolled his eyes at his wife, Stacy, when she chided him for not smiling for a photo where he lifted his shirt to show where the fluid was entering his body in a tube above his left pectoral muscle.Im supposed to be smiling for this? he asked with a laugh. Oh yay!Sager, who has long been known for his wacky wardrobe and great relationships with NBA players and coaches, has been very public in his battle with cancer. Though hes had to take some time off because of the disease, hes managed to work often since his diagnosis, including Aprils Final Four in Houston and the NBA Finals in June. He was not able to take part in Olympics coverage in Rio. Cheap MLB Jerseys Free Shipping .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Nike MLB Jerseys Outlet . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. Authentic MLB Jerseys China . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. Defender Oscar McDonald has earned an AFL Rising Star nomination for his role in Melbournes 40-point win over Port Adelaide.McDonald, who is the younger brother of teammate Tom, tallied 23 disposals, nine marks and two tackles in round 21.Oscar has been working really hard at his craft and this award is a great recognition of his effort, Demons coach Paul Roos ssaid.dddddddddddd.McDonalds teammates Clayton Oliver, James Harmes and Christian Petracca have also been been nominated for the Rising Star award.Its the first time Melbourne have had more than three Rising Star nominees in a season. ' ' '