Sports Update 7/5/2022

>>Former ESPN NFL Reporter Hank Goldberg Dead At 82

(Undated)  —  Former ESPN NFL reporter Hank Goldberg is dead at the age of 82.  He worked for ESPN covering the NFL and served as a sports gambling expert for over 17 years.  Known as “Hammering Hank,” he finished above 500 in 15 of 17 seasons when predicting NFL games at ESPN.  Goldberg had been dealing with chronic kidney disease in recent years.

>>Five-Star Athlete Commits To Tennessee Football

(Knoxville, TN)  —  Tennessee football is getting a commitment from a five-star prospect.  Jonathan Echols announced yesterday he’ll join the volunteers for the 2024 season.  The Edge Rusher will play this upcoming season at I-M-G Academy for his junior year.

>>Cardinals Celebrate MLB Record-Breaking First Inning

(St. Louis, MO)  —  The St. Louis Cardinals have become the first team in the major leagues to hit four straight home runs in the first inning. Other teams have hit four-in-a-row throughout a game, but not in the first inning. The honor came Saturday night against Philadelphia when Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez and Dylan Carson all connected with homers.  The last team to homer in four consecutive at-bats was the Chicago White Sox, who did it in August two years ago — against the Cardinals.