Craig Sager has leukemia

Updated: April 18, 2014, 7:59 PM ET
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Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The news was first tweeted by his son on Thursday and confirmed by Sager on Friday. Sager said in a statement, referring to TNT's coverage of the NBA playoffs: "My favorite time of year -- city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights. A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes."

He added at the end: "Too bad, I had some probing ...

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