After winning gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the men’s halfpipe with a score of 97.75, American Shaun White made history as the only 3-time gold medalist snowboarder at the Games. Later, he apologized for past behavior after recently calling sexual harassment claims levied against him in 2016 “gossip.”
Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. “The Rock”) premiered the trailer for his new movie, ‘Skyscraper,’ at the 2018 Super Bowl. The movie, in theatres July 13, features Johnson as a former FBI agent now in charge of security for skyscrapers in Hong Kong and features explosive high-wire stunts.
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre told CNN the only way to make the game safer is to not play. Medical pros have questioned serious brain injuries sustained by players. Meanwhile, Favre is being sued for $16 million over his failed social media startup, Sqor.
American football player Aaron Hernandez received a life sentence for murdering his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013. He committed suicide in his jail cell in 2017. Following Hernandez's death, a judge erased his murder conviction, abiding by Massachusetts case law which calls for convictions to be vacated if the defendant dies before an appeal can be heard.
LeBron James became the seventh NBA player to join the 30,000-point club in Tuesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward is the youngest to make this record at 33 years and 24 days, besting previous record-holder Kobe Bryant.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who protested police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem, is a finalist for TIME magazine’s 2017 person of the year, along with President Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller and the #MeToo movement.
Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner," is a South African sprint runner who became the first amputee to compete in track events in the Olympics in 2012. In 2013, Pistorius admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp.