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Sports Journalist Grant Wahl, Age 48, Dies Suddenly While In Press Box Covering World Cup
A popular sports journalist died while covering a game at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Grant Wahl, a New York City resident and soccer analyst for CBS Sports, was age 48.
According to CBS News, Wahl collapsed while in the press box during the Argentina-Netherlands quarterfinal match early Saturday, Dec. 10. Paramedics quickly responded, but Wahl was pronounced dead a short time later, the report said.
Wahl had written about health issues he had been experiencing while in Qatar.
"My body finally broke down on me," Wahl wrote on Substack on Monday, Dec. 5. "Three weeks of little sleep, hig…
Aaron Judge Signs 9-Year, $360M Contract To Stay With Yankees
Just months after breaking the American League single-season home-run record, star outfielder Aaron Judge has signed a nine-year, $360 million contract to stay with the New York Yankees, according to multiple reports.
If you're scoring at home, that's $40 million per season, the second-largest contract in Major League Baseball history.
The 30-year-old Judge hit 62 home runs this past season, breaking the league record of 61 established by Roger Maris in 1961.
There had been speculation that Judge, a California native, might sign with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, or San Di…
Patriots Running Back James White Retires After 8 Seasons In New England
Patriots running back James White, who won three Super Bowls during his eight years in New England, announced on Thursday, Aug. 11, that he would retire.
"It has been an honor to represent my family, my teammates, and the people of New England as a Patriot!," the nine-year veteran posted on social media. "... "Thank you to Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity to live out my childhood dream. To be able to play my entire career for one franchise, in front of the best fans in the NFL, has been a tremendous blessing and honor."…
Former Patriots Receiver Chad Johnson Gives Waitress $1,000 Tip On $24 Bill
Chad Johnson, the outspoken wide receiver who finished his career with the New England Patriots, earned nearly $50 million while in the NFL, and he's sharing the wealth. He recently left a North Carolina waitress a $1,000 tip on a $24 bill.
Johnson, better known by the nickname Ochocinco — a name he adopted for his jersey number 85 while in Cincinnati, tweeted a photo of the receipt from Stephanie's Restaurant in Greensboro, NC, this week to prove his generosity. Next to his $1,000 tip, Johnson left the cheeky message, "I once scored 6 touchdowns in 'Madden' using myself."&nb…
Yankees Fans Struck By Lightning While Leaving Spring Training Game
Two Yankees fans were struck by lightning while leaving a spring training game.
The incident took in Tampa, Florida, around 3:45 p.m., Saturday, April 2, said Vanessa Nettingham, of the Tampa Police.
The strike occurred when the two were walking in the parking lot of the Raymond James Stadium across from George M. Steinbrenner Field, Nettingham said.
The couple, who were unidentified, were leaving early from the Yankees and Atlanta Braves game after it ended in the sixth inning due to a thunderstorm in the area, she added.
The man, in his 60s, and the woman, in her 20s, were transpor…