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This Week in Sports - October 8-12, 2007

Jason Blake of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukimia.
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A hockey star gets diagnosed with leukemia and Marion Jones returns her medals. See what else happened this week!

Sports News - Blake Has Leukemia

Earlier 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 Medals

After 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 Unclear

After 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.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • Washington Wizards forward Etan Thomas had open heart surgery on Thursday after a leak of the aortic valve was discovered. It is unclear when, or if, the 29 year-old player will return to action.
  • There is no more room in college basketball for potty mouths. This week, the NCAA imposed a rule that would ban players and coaches from swearing. A violation will result in a technical foul.
  • So far this NFL season, there are three undefeated teams - Dallas, Indianapolis and New England. This coming Sunday, one of those teams will no longer be perfect as the Cowboys play the Patriots. It will also be a game that features two great match ups - Tony Romo vs. Tom Brady and Terrell Owens vs. Randy Moss.
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