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3P: Tony Gwynn Battling Cancer; Bruins Reach New Deal With Zdeno Chara; UNC Without Fullback Ramsay

Tony Gwynn

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Tony Gwynn Diagnosed With Cancer

Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn has been diagnosed with cancer of the parotid gland. Gwynn, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres, has had three procedures since 1997 to remove non-cancerous tumors to the largest of the salivary glands, he told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “They say this is a slow moving but aggressive form of cancer. I'm going to be aggressive and not slow moving in treating this," Gwynn said.

Zdeno Chara

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Bruins, Zdeno Chara Ink 7-Year Contract Extension

Payday for Zdeno Chara. The four-time All-Star signed a seven-year contract extension that would keep him with the Boston Bruins through the 2018-19 season. This according to GM Peter Chiarelli, who announced the deal today before the team's 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes in the Czech Republic. At 6-foot-9, Chara is the tallest player in NHL history. The 33-year-old captain is starting his 13th NHL season and fifth with Boston.

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UNC's Devon Ramsay Out vs. Clemson

The UNC Tar Heels won't have starting fullback Devon Ramsay today against Clemson (3:30 ET). The decision to sit Ramsay was made on Friday after information was gathered during the week as part of the on-going NCAA investigation into possible agent extra benefits and academic misconduct, the school announced today.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.