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Dying Nick Charles Profiled In Sports Illustrated

Former CNN and Showtime anchor Nick Charles doesn’t have long to live according to Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated.

Posnanski traveled to Santa Fe, NM to write a profile on Charles, who is battling Stage 4 bladder cancer.

“Nick Charles will die soon. He does not hide from it. When we pass a pretty little Spanish cemetery, he says that he considered being buried there. When he talks about how much he’d like to cover one more fight for television, he smiles and admits it probably won’t happen. “It’s O.K.,” he says. “I’ve covered a lot of fights.”

The doctors found Stage 4 cancer in his bladder in August 2009. By then the cancer had already spread into his lungs. No operation could help him. At first, the highest concentration of chemo seemed to subdue the cancer cells. Seven months later the doctors said the cancer had “come back with a vengeance.” Charles noticed that it sounded like something a boxing announcer might say. Read more

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MLB.com At Bat 11 Lands in iTunes App Store, Quickly Becomes Top Sports App

At midnight last night, MLB.com At Bat 11 went live in Apple’s iTunes App Store. Less than seven hours later, it was the top app in the sports category, and is currently moving its way up the overall charts, at #37 for the iPhone and #36 for the iPad as of writing.

That is despite the app’s $14.99 price tag, steep by App Store standards.

The 2011 edition of the app boasts a few new features, such as a customizable home screen that features the users favorite team, and more to be announced before the season officially gets underway.

iPhone and iPad users will also get a free preview of MLB.TV, featuring 150 live Spring Training games starting Feb. 26. Android users will get access to live games on opening day.

The fact that the At Bat app sells so well and so quickly, despite its relatively high price, speaks volumes about the reputation MLB.com has built up over the last few years in the mobile space.

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