Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode to Air on Christmas Day

first_imgTrebek was diagnosed with cancer in March 2019 and continued to host the long-running quiz show for 18 months. He detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote, telling readers that he was “not afraid of dying.”Nearly one year into his cancer battle, the Canada native revealed that he had rehearsed the ending for his final episode of Jeopardy!, which he began hosting in 1984.- Advertisement – “The show is not announcing plans for a new host at this time,” the press release stated after many Twitter users called for Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time champion Ken Jennings to take over.Jeopardy! announced earlier on Sunday that Trebek died at home while surrounded by family and friends.“This is an enormous loss for the Jeopardy! staff, crew and all of Alex’s millions of fans,” executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. “He was a legend of the industry that we were all lucky to watch night after night for 37 years. Working beside him for the past year and a half as he heroically continued to host Jeopardy! was an incredible honor. His belief in the importance of the show and his willingness to push himself to perform at the highest level was the most inspiring demonstration of courage I have ever seen. His constant desire to learn, his kindness, and his professionalism will be with all of us forever.”- Advertisement – “What I would do on that day is tell the director, ‘Time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. That’s all I want,’” he said on Good Morning America in January. “I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me, then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.’”Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, and his children, Nicky, Matthew and Emily.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! One last go-around. New episodes of Jeopardy! featuring Alex Trebek will air through Christmas Day, Sony Pictures Television announced on Sunday, November 8, after the longtime host’s death.The production company said in a press release that Trebek was last in the studio on October 29, just 10 days before he lost his battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. His final episode of the Merv Griffin-created game show is set to air on December 25.Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode to Air on Christmas DayAlex Trebek. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Goodnight Mayfair

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Defore to miss Brazil friendly

first_img Press Association Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed in his post-match press conference that Defoe would be withdrawn from Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Wembley clash. Defoe suffered the injury in the first half at The Hawthorns, when he landed awkwardly on his left ankle after avoiding a challenge from Shane Long and was substituted. Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will miss England’s friendly against Brazil on Wednesday due to the ankle injury he sustained against West Brom.center_img Villas-Boas said Defoe would be sent for a scan to determine the extent of the damage. Villas Boas said: “I am extremely happy with the win – apart from the injury to Jermain Defoe. “He rolled his ankle. He will have to have a scan to reveal th extent of the injury. “Hopefully there is not a lot of ligament damage. If there is, he could be out for two to three weeks. “Has he been withdrawn from the England squad? Yes he has.” last_img read more

Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen reconnects with his 2017 self via Facebook

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “That put me out of whack for over a year,” he said – not for the first time. “It’s not an excuse. It’s just speaking the truth.”He threw a very short bullpen during the Dodgers’ pre-game workout Tuesday, cutting it off after 10 pitches when he felt he could replicate the old mechanics, then retired the Rays in order in the ninth inning in that night’s game.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts liked what he saw.“Ultimately, the ball in the hitting zone, the characteristics, the cut, the life, any way you want to classify it and then you back up to the extension from the hand was better and you back up a little bit more the direction of his body going toward the plate versus getting rotational,” Roberts said. “So whatever he did in his delivery, kind of in sequence, has led to a more efficient throw and a better throw.”Jansen has found what he thought were solutions before only to slip into inconsistency. And replicating what will likely be the best season of his career – 41 saves, only one blown save, a 1.32 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 14.4 strikeouts per nine innings – might be too much to ask.“I’m happy that I found it,” he said of the video. “But you have to keep maintaining it.”SUNDAY FUN DAYRight-hander Kenta Maeda threw approximately 50 pitches in an extended bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon. He is eligible to come off the Injured List on Sunday and will be activated to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Maeda has been on the IL since his start last Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, ostensibly because of a leg contusion caused by a foul ball during one of his at-bats. In reality, the injury was minor and the Dodgers used their concern about Maeda altering his mechanics to compensate for the bruise as an excuse to go with a four-man rotation during a light stretch of the schedule.Maeda’s return will move Clayton Kershaw’s next start back to Monday, giving him five days off between starts.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “A lot of things were out of whack,” Jansen said. “I was watching when Rick (Honeycutt, Dodgers pitching coach) came in and we started watching together. You could see so many differences.”Notably, Jansen’s posture on the mound had changed – he was standing stiff and upright as opposed to a more relaxed stance in 2017. As he drove toward home plate, his left arm pulled across his body toward first base now, movement that Jansen believes has allowed hitters an earlier look at the ball in his right hand.For Honeycutt, the most telling view was from the center-field camera, showing that Jansen’s direction down the mound and toward home plate was better in 2017.“This way he stays taller, gets into his hips and stays behind the ball better,” Honeycutt said of the adjustments Jansen made.Jansen believes the change in his mechanics can be traced to last spring’s left hamstring injury. Pitching with it during the first two months of the season, he created bad habits trying to “create velocity.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Who says no good ever comes from time spent on social media?Kenley Jansen was bored in his hotel room during the Dodgers’ off-day on Monday when he noticed a video had popped up on his Facebook feed from two years ago. It was from the “immaculate inning” he threw against the Miami Marlins on May 18, 2017 – Jansen struck out the side in the ninth inning on nine pitches.Good times.But what struck Jansen about the Facebook memory was how different he looked. In the Dodgers’ clubhouse the next day, Jansen headed to the video room, comparing video from that 2017 season to his current pitching mechanics. Through Wednesday, 256 of the Dodgers’ past 375 regular-season games (68 percent) have been started by a pitcher with more than the standard four days of rest, including 34 of the first 50 games this season. Dodgers starters are 16-6 with a 2.90 ERA when getting that extra rest, 6-3 with a 3.18 ERA on four days’ rest (before Wednesday’s game).STRONG BONESA day after taking a 103-mph liner off the side of his right knee, reliever Pedro Baez was walking without any apparent problems Wednesday.Roberts said he is optimistic that Baez will be able to pitch again as soon as Friday.UP NEXTThe Dodgers are off Thursday.Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 4-1, 3.83 ERA) at Pirates (TBA), Friday, 4:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more