This Week in Sports - October 8-12, 2007
A hockey star gets diagnosed with leukemia and Marion Jones returns her medals. See what else happened this week!
Sports News - Blake Has LeukemiaEarlier this week, it was announced that Toronto Maple Leafs player Jason Blake has a rare form of leukemia. Doctors believe his case is highly treatable and Blake is not expected to miss any action, as he has already started treatment. This past summer, Blake signed a five-year, $20 million contract with the Leafs, after playing with the New York Islanders last season.
Sports News - Jones Returns MedalsAfter admitting to steroid use last week, Marion Jones has returned all five medals she won at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She plead guilty last Friday to lying to federal investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs. After the court hearing, she apologized to everyone in a news conference outside the courtroom. She is also subject to returning some of the prize money she has won over the years.
Sports News - Torre's Future UnclearAfter the Yankees made another early exit in the playoffs, losing in the first round to Cleveland, the future of Yankees' manager Joe Torre is unclear. In the past weeks, owner George Steinbrenner suggested that Torre might be on his way out if the Yankees fail to get out of the first round for the third straight year. Torre, who has lead the Yankees to 12 straight playoff appearances, has the endorsements of most of his players to keep his job.
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