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‘Jeopardy’ Host Dies at 80 After Cancer Battle

November 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: tdruvkbqd.

first_img– Advertisement – The longtime television personality, who began his stint on the game show in 1984, publicly revealed in March 2019 that he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer.“Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer,” he announced in a YouTube video on March 6. “Now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this and I’m gonna keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”The ABC series thanked its fanbase for their support two days after Trebek’s announcement. “The outpouring of good wishes and support in response to Alex’s recent health news has been humbling and overwhelming,” the tweet read. “Please know that your messages are being conveyed to him and are deeply appreciated. From everyone at Jeopardy! – thank you.”Robb Cohen/Invision/AP/ShutterstockAlex Trebek at the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Awards in Las Vegas on April 9, 2018. Robb Cohen/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – Jeopardy host Alex Trebek died on Sunday, November 8, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex,” the game show’s official account tweeted on Sunday.- Advertisement –center_img Nearly two months later, the Canada native told Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts that he was doing his best to stay strong, despite his setbacks, which also included kidney stones and ruptured discs.“I’m used to dealing with pain,” he said in the interview, which aired on May 1, before admitting that it hasn’t been easy to remain optimistic. “But what I’m not used to dealing with is the surges that come on suddenly of deep, deep sadness and it brings tears to my eye. I’ve discovered in this whole episode, ladies and gentlemen, that I’m a bit of a wuss.”Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan, and their two children, Matthew, 30, and Emily, 27.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sparks fly as USC handles UCLA at home

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgTalk about a switcheroo.The first 59 minutes of USC and UCLA’s annual cross-town battle Saturday qualified as a certifiable snoozer.Setting the tone · Junior linebacker Malcolm Smith got USC on the board by returning an interception 62 yards for a score. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanBut boy did the sparks fly in the final seconds, when UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel called a timeout as USC attempted to run the clock out on a would-be 14-point victory.That was all the provoking USC coach Pete Carroll needed. On the next play he called on freshman quarterback Matt Barkley to deliver a 48-yard touchdown strike to junior receiver Damian Williams to break open the game.That gave the Trojans the 28-7 win in front of a decidedly quiet crowd of 85,713 at the Coliseum, but it also brought almost the entire UCLA sideline onto the field in what almost ended up in a brawl.“That was just competing,” Carroll said in his postgame press conference.Neuheisel said he didn’t blame Carroll for the decision to run a play-action pass with the Trojans up by 14 in the final minute.Still, his players expressed surprise at the call that mirrored Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh’s choice to go for the two-point conversion two weeks ago against the Trojans.“I was speechless,” sophomore safety Rahim Moore said. “They caught us off guard.”That last minute demanded most of the postgame attention, but for much of the game, junior linebacker Malcolm Smith was the story.He picked off a Kevin Prince pass in the first quarter and took it back 62 yards for a touchdown, providing the Trojans their only points of the first half.Smith, who has missed three games this season because of a shoulder ailment, was also credited with 15 tackles in the game, a career-high.“He was finally himself,” said redshirt sophomore middle linebacker Chris Galippo. “All year he’s been hindered by a few injuries and this and that, but this is the one game that everybody got to see the real Malcolm Smith.”Daily Trojan | Geo TuSmith also stuffed three UCLA plays for a loss.“He was all over the field,” Carroll said. “He played a beautiful game.”As a whole, the Trojan defense held the Bruins scoreless until late in the fourth quarter, rattling both UCLA quarterbacks all game long. Redshirt freshman Kevin Prince and senior Kevin Craft combined to complete 18-of-39 passes for no touchdowns and three interceptions.“We made too many mistakes, particularly on offense,” Neuheisel said.It was a performance not seen from the USC defense in recent weeks. In their last five games prior to Saturday, the Trojans had given up an average of nearly 35 points per game.“Defensively, it was huge to keep the score down,” Carroll said. “We were able to adjust and keep things in order.”UCLA’s first — and only — score came with less than six minutes remaining in the game on a direct-snap two-yard run by senior running back Chane Moline.That made the score 14-7, putting the Bruins in position to make a final push to tie the score.But USC responded with a methodical nine-play drive capped by a two-yard touchdown run by redshirt junior running back Allen Bradford, using up more than four minutes of clock.Bradford ran four times for 30 yards on the drive — for a total of 62 yards on 14 carries in the game — and served as a decoy on multiple Barkley passes.“We threw it when we had to and we used a little play-action here and there,” Barkley said. “When it counts, those are the big drives that you really need.”For the much-maligned USC offense, the possession was a bright spot.“I was really proud of the offense — that was their best drive of the day,” said offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. “And we needed it. We had to take it down and get some points.”And so the 79th meeting between the two teams ended exactly like last year’s, with the Trojans on top by a score of 28-7.There will be no Rose Bowl for either Los Angeles school, but in what has amounted to a mediocre season for both, USC can again go home with bragging rights.“It’s always good to beat UCLA,” Bradford said. “They play us tough every year regardless of whether they’re ranked or they’re not or what’s going in the season or how bad their record is or how bad our record is.”Compared to other in-state rivalries across the nation, the so-called battle for LA has lacked in bravado since UCLA’s 13-9 upset over the Trojans in 2006. But the late-game antics this time around might have created something to look forward to next year.“It was good to see a little controversy, I guess you could say,” Galippo said. “Every other rivalry in the nation is like that, and it was good to see that here.”last_img read more

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