Beloved actor Chadwick Boseman has died aged 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
In a shocking announcement made via Boseman’s official Twitter page on Friday night, the public was made aware of the “countless surgeries and chemotherapy” over the course of four years – while continuing his acting career – which led to his death heartbreaking actor’s.
“It is with immeasurable pain that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and has battled it for the past four years as he progressed to stage IV.
“A true fighter, Chadwick has persevered through it all and brought you a lot of movies you love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson and several others, all have been filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
“He died at his home with his wife and family by his side. The family thank you for your love and prayers, and ask you to continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
– Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Boseman was best known for his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther, as well as other Marvel movies Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. He also portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Go up, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, and Floyd Little in L’Express: The Story of Ernie Davis, among other roles.
With more than $ 1.3 billion worldwide, Black Panther has broken numerous box office records, including becoming the highest grossing film from a black director. It is currently the twelfth highest grossing film of all time, including No. 5 overall in Marvel movies.
When you combine all of Boseman’s Black Panther roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the late actor has contributed to four of the 25 highest-grossing movies of all time, including two of the top five. The four films combined for $ 7.3 billion in worldwide revenue, all filmed and aired while Boseman battled cancer.
Chadwick Boseman becomes moved at the thought of exchanging letters with children with terminal cancer who died before seeing Black Panther … knowing he was battling cancer himself when he said that. Jesus. pic.twitter.com/o6l6hUjanU
– David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) August 29, 2020
Real life superhero.
College football starts tonight
As we try to get back to the world of sports and talk about what’s on the agenda, how about a little college football to lift everyone’s spirits?
From tonight – yes, tonight – a real college football game will be played, with Austin Peay set to face center Arkansas starting at 9 p.m. ET.
Playing at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, AL, the season opener will take place with reduced capacity – approximately 2,000 game tickets have been handed out – and broadcast live on ESPN.
In terms of match day information, here are some notes:
- No tailgating is allowed next to the stadium
- Seats will be socially distanced (six feet from each other)
- Fans must wear a mask when entering the stadium and walking around
- The cheerleaders will be seated in the stands
- Concession stands will be open for prepackaged items
As for the TV show, ESPN reporter Lauren Sisler will be live on the sidelines for on-pitch analysis, while game announcers Matt Barrie (play-by-play) and Mike Golic Jr. ( analyst) will broadcast live from ESPN Studios in Bristol, Connecticut.
After a summer of chaos and uncertainty, college football is back.
Mark Stoops will speak to the media
Speaking of soccer, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops will address the media at 12:15 p.m. ET this afternoon, followed by seniors Yusuf Corker and Landon Young shortly after.
The media opportunity will take place after the first official fall camp team scrum, so we’ll likely have plenty of updates and information to quench your football thirst before kick-off later tonight. .
Bring the news.
NBA games return today
After a two-day hiatus, the NBA is also expected to officially return this afternoon, with three games scheduled throughout the day.
The Milwaukee Bucks will look to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals in Game 1, up 3-1 over the Orlando Magic. This game will take place at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
From there, the Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Houston Rockets at 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT, with that series tied 2-2.
To round off the night, the Los Angeles Lakers – up 3-1 in the series – will also have the opportunity to close the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.
As for the old Wildcats in play, take a look at the team-by-team breakdown:
- Game 1: Milwaukee Bucks (Eric Bledsoe) vs. Orlando Magic – 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
- Game 2: Oklahoma City Thunder (Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nerlens Noel, Hamidou Diallo) vs. Houston Rockets – 6:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
- Game 3: Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (Wenyen Gabriel) – 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
UFC Fight Night will close the night
Not in the mood for college football or the NBA? Another UFC Fight Night event is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas tonight.
With 11 fights total on the night, things will start with six preliminaries starting at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN +, followed by five fights on the main card starting at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN +.
Here are the updated odds, courtesy of William Hill Sports Betting:
- Aleksandar Rakic (-270) vs. Anthony Smith (+220)
- Neil Magny (-230) vs. Robbie Lawler (+195)
- Alexa Grasso (-310) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (+255)
- Magomed Ankalaev (-350) vs. Ion Cutelaba (+290)
- Impa Kasanganay (-130) vs. Maki Pitolo (+110)
- Mallory Martin (-300) vs. Hannah Cifers (+250)
- Alessio Di Chirico (-120) vs. Zak Cummings (+100)
- Giga Chikadze (-240) vs. Alex Caceres (+200)
- Polyana Viana (-110) vs. Emily Whitmire (-110)
- Sean Brady (-380) against Christian Aguilera (+310)
- Alex Caceres (TBA) vs. Austin Springer (TBA)
|College football||TIME AND||TV|
|Austin Peay at Cent. Arkansas||9:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Tour de France (Stage 1)||8:00 a.m.||NBCSN|
|European: UK Championship||7:30||GOLF|
|BMW Championship Charity Event||12h00||GOLF|
|BMW Championship Charity Event||15:00||NBC|
|NY Mets at NY Yankees||1:05 p.m.||–|
|Atlanta to Philadelphia||1:15 p.m.||FOX|
|Cleveland to Saint Louis||1:15 p.m.||FOX|
|Kansas City to Chi. White Sox||2:10 p.m.||FS1|
|Chi. Cubs in Cincinnati||4:10 p.m.||–|
|Minnesota to Detroit||6:10 p.m.||–|
|Tampa Bay in Miami||6:10 p.m.||–|
|Baltimore to Toronto||6:37 p.m.||–|
|LA Dodgers in Texas||7:05 p.m.||–|
|Oakland to Houston||7:10 p.m.||–|
|Pittsburgh to Milwaukee||7:10 p.m.||–|
|Washington to Boston||7:30 p.m.||–|
|Chi. Cubs in Cincinnati||7:40 p.m.||–|
|San Francisco to Arizona||8:10 p.m.||–|
|San Diego Colorado||8:10 p.m.||–|
|Seattle to LA Angels||9:40 p.m.||–|
|Motor sports||TIME AND||TV|
|IndyCar: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1||15:00||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup: Coke Zero Sugar 400||7:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Milwaukee vs. Orlando||3:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|OKC vs. Houston||6.30 p.m.||TNT|
|Los Angeles vs. Portland||9:00 p.m.||TNT|
|Philadelphia vs New York Islanders||12h00||NBC|
|Vegas vs. Vancouver||20:00||NBCSN|
|MLS: New York Red Bulls in New England||20:00||FS1|
Just a few months ago, the world of sports had little or nothing to offer. Today we have football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and golf, among others.
Enjoy it, BBN.
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