• Baseball roundup: Curt Schilling announces he has cancer
     | February 06,2014

    BRISTOL, Conn. — Former star pitcher turned television analyst Curt Schilling has announced that he is battling cancer.

    Schilling on Wednesday released a statement through his employer, ESPN, saying he plans to “embrace this fight, just like the rest of them, with resolute faith, and head on.”

    The statement did not indicate what type of cancer Schilling has, when he was diagnosed or what his prognosis might be.

    Schilling, who starred in World Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox, has been in the news recently after the failure of 38 Studios, a video game company he owned in Rhode Island.

    Schilling has said he invested and lost as much $50 million in that company.

    Schilling played in the major leagues for 20 seasons with five different clubs.

    McCourt asks for

    $2 million payout

    LOS ANGELES — Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt wants a judge to order his ex-wife to pay him nearly $2 million in legal fees that he spent after she unsuccessfully contested their divorce settlement last year.

    Attorneys for the businessman filed a motion on Thursday seeking reimbursement for the costs of fighting Jamie McCourt’s motion to overturn their 2010 settlement that ended an ownership dispute over the Dodgers.

    Jamie McCourt’s attorneys argued that her ex-husband shortchanged her $770 million by misrepresenting the value of the Dodgers, which sold in 2012 for more than $2 billion. A judge refused to overturn the agreement in September.

    Frank McCourt’s attorneys state they spent seven months fighting the motion and he deserves to be reimbursed by his ex-wife.

    As part of the couple’s 2010 divorce settlement agreement, Jamie McCourt received $131 million tax-free and several luxury homes the pair had purchased during their nearly three-decade marriage.

    “Even after paying for the attorneys’ fees her actions caused Frank to incur, she will remain one of the richest people in America,” Frank McCourt’s motion states.

    A phone message left for Jamie McCourt’s attorney, Bert Fields, was not immediately returned.

    A hearing on the motion has been set for March 12.

    Rangers’ Roe

    becomes free agent

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Right-hander Chaz Roe has rejected an outright assignment by the Texas Rangers to the minor leagues and elected instead to become a free agent.

    The decision came Wednesday, a week after Roe was designated for assignment by the Rangers.

    Texas acquired Roe in a Nov. 1 waiver claim from Arizona. The Rangers designated him for assignment last week after being awarded left-hander Pedro Figueroa on a waiver claim from Tampa Bay.

    Roe made his major league debut with the Diamondbacks last season, going 1-0 with a 4.03 ERA in 21 appearances over four stints.

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