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Beloved NBA Reporter, 'True Original' Craig Sager Dies

'The league will not be the same without him'

(Newser) - Craig Sager, the beloved broadcaster known as much for his outrageous wardrobe as his relationships with the NBA's elite, has died after battling an aggressive form of leukemia for more than two years, the AP reports. Turner Sports announced his death without disclosing details. He was 65 and had... More »

Cancer-Stricken Sportscaster to Work First NBA Finals

Craig Sager calls it a 'great honor'

(Newser) - A beloved NBA sideline reporter will finally get to cover the NBA finals some 34 years into his career and two years into his battle with leukemia. Craig Sager, 64, of TNT—known for donning "the brightest, most colorful suits," per the New York Post —has never... More »

TSA Doesn't Think TNT Wedding Gifts Are Cute

Wedding favors cause 20-minute bomb scare at airport

(Newser) - A bride and groom whose names both start with a "T" gave away TNT-themed favors at their wedding earlier this month. It's kind of a cute gag, unless you're the TSA agents checking bags in a screening room at the Denver International Airport. An agent watching an... More »

TV Show Leads to Arrest for 1997 Murder

Ariz. man killed pregnant teen girlfriend, cops say

(Newser) - For more than 17 years, the family of Marisol Gonzalez has sought justice for her 1997 murder. The pregnant 17-year-old was shot in the face in Cottonwood, Ariz., and her body was discovered in an alley the day she was due to give birth to the baby boy she had... More »

Rizzoli & Isles Actor Commits Suicide at 29

Lee Thompson Young found dead with a gunshot wound in his LA home

(Newser) - Actor Lee Thompson Young, 29, was found dead today in an apparent suicide, his publicist confirms. Young was probably best known for his starring role in the Disney series The Famous Jett Jackson. He was currently appearing on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, but when he didn't show up... More »

Curry Spice 'Can Spot Explosives'

Turmeric chemical used to detect TNT

(Newser) - An ingredient commonly found in curry powder could make the world a safer place as well as a spicier one, researchers say. Circumin, the main chemical in the spice turmeric, can be used to create a cheap way of spotting explosives, according to research presented to the American Physical Society.... More »

TNT Sorry for Morgan's Palin Masturbation Crack

'30 Rock' actor had called former governor 'good material'

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan, not too shockingly, said something shocking—and now TNT is apologizing for it. The 30 Rock actor told Charles Barkley that Sarah Palin was "good masturbation material" while appearing on Inside the NBA before last night's Knicks-Heat game. He’d been asked whether Tina Fey or Sarah... More »

Don't Miss Men of a Certain Age

Star turns from Romano, Braugher, Bakula buoy new TNT dramedy

(Newser) - The male midlife crisis is hardly a groundbreaking subject, but Men of a Certain Age doesn’t need novelty to augment the poignant and hilarious truth it deals in. The new TNT series “proves a powerful yet mercifully amusing experience—bittersweet, poignant, and wise," Tom Shales writes. "... More »

Russia: Bomb Caused Trainwreck

Officials find explosive remnants, point to terror attack

(Newser) - Russian officials opened a terror investigation today, saying that a homemade bomb planted on the tracks of the high-speed Moscow-to-St. Petersburg route caused a derailment that killed at least 26 and injured dozens. The head of Russia's Federal Security Service, Alexander Borotnikov, was quoted by Interfax and RIA Novosti as... More »

DUI Bust Costs Barkley T-Mobile Gig

Phone company benches ex-hoop star 'for the time being'

(Newser) - In the wake of his DUI arrest—during which he told a cop he was in a hurry to get oral sex—Charles Barkley has lost another job, Advertising Age reports. T-Mobile has pulled spots featuring Barkley “for the time being,” a rep said, adding, "As he... More »

Barkley Will Take Break From TV After Bust

TNT analyst blew .149, way over alcohol limit, nearly 'extreme DUI'

(Newser) - Charles Barkley's blood-alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit when he was busted on suspicion of DUI on New Year's Eve, the Arizona Republic reports. He blew a .149, well over the limit of .08 and a shade under the state's "extreme DUI" cut-off of .15. The... More »

Barkley's Arrest for DUI Leads to TMI

Hoop Hall of Famer busted en route to intimate encounter

(Newser) - Charles Barkley lived up to his reputation for telling it like it is when Arizona police pulled him over on suspicion of DUI early yesterday, E! reports. Asked why he had run a stop sign at 1:26am, he said he was in a hurry to pick up the... More »

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