Newswire: R.I.P. Craig Sager

Legendary sports broadcaster Craig Sager died today after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 65.

Over the course of his 40-plus year career, Sager established a reputation as a go-to sideline reporter, beloved by fans, players, and coaches for his professionalism, affability, and love of the game. He was also, of course, known for his suits, full of boldly envisioned color pairings and flamboyant flourishes. Any given Thursday Sager might appear in a billowing pink suit or a paisley blazer; on Christmas, he might ratchet it up with a snowman plushy dangling where a tie normally would. The suits were corny, but part of Sager’s appeal was as a consummate broadcaster—he took the ribbings from the studio crew and coaches with characteristic good humor, always countering with another clean, insightful question.

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