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Sportscaster Craig Sager battling leukemia

Sportscaster Craig Sager battling leukemia

CRAIG SAGER: Seen here in 2012, the flamboyant sideline reporter is fighting leukemia. Photo: WENN

Beloved TV sports pundit Craig Sager is battling acute leukemia, according to his son.

The 62-year-old veteran sportscaster, famous for his colorful blazers and ties, is a Turner Sports sideline regular for the biggest basketball games.

Sager has also covered football, golf, baseball and horse racing.

According to his son, also named Craig, the TV pundit has begun two to three weeks of treatment and will miss the NBA playoffs, which begin on Saturday.

Basketball star Baron Davis was among the first to offer his thoughts via Twitter.com, writing, “sending prayers and positive energy to the great @TNT_CraigSager… You will be miss (sic) in these playoffs!!”

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