Long-Time Sideline Reporter Craig Sager Dies
(Atlanta, GA) — The sports world is mourning the loss of broadcaster Craig Sager. The long-time sideline reporter for Turner Sports lost his battle with cancer today at the age of 65. Sager, known for his colorful attire, has been publicly battling leukemia since being diagnosed in 2014. His reporting resumé was vast, and included the NBA, the Master’s, horse racing, college football games, the NFL, soccer’s World Cup, various Olympic Games, the World Series and the NCAA Tournament. Sager reported his first NBA Finals in his 40-plus year career for ESPN this past spring. He received the Jimmy V Award this summer, which is given to those who “overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination.” Last week, Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife and five children.
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