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Digger Phelps diagnosed with cancer

Television analyst and former Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, ESPN announced Thursday. Phelps has had surgery and will start follow-up treatment next week near his home in South Bend, Indiana. In a statement, Phelps said that "he and his family appreciate your thoughts and prayers as he prepares for the 2013-2014 college basketball season." (ESPN.com)

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