A woman is first female to coach in an MLB game. Singer Britney Spears announces pregnancy; comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died, UK woman sets new world record for the marathon, inflation hits new high, and more news.
Alyssa Nakken, 31, became the first woman ever to take the field in a regular major league baseball game (MLB) when she coached first base for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, NBC reported. In addition, Nakken is the first woman to ever have a full-time coaching job on an MLB team. Her uniform will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Britney Spears, 40, announced on Monday she’s expecting her first child with fiancé Sam Asghari and her third child overall. The singer already has two children, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline. Spears says to avoid paparazzi taking her photos, she “won’t be going out as much,” E! Online reported.
Since January 2022, Kate Jayden, 35, an endurance athlete from Derbyshire, UK, has been running a 26.2-mile marathon run every day for the past 100 days. According to Guinness World Records, she has now broken the world record for completing 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days. The previous record was 95 marathons in 95 consecutive days.
After setting the record by completing her 100th run, when asked how she felt, Jaden told the BBC: “I’m feeling geriatric mostly.
“I feel very privileged that I was able to take that journey,” Jaden continued. “And so many people have been in touch to say they have been inspired by it too.”
In March, the year-over-year inflation reached a new 41-year high of 8.5%, the highest 12-month amount since 1981. It tops the February 40-year high of 7.9%, not seen since 1982. ABC reported that Americans are seeing skyrocketing prices for food, gasoline, housing, and other necessities.
According to AAA, as of Wednesday, April 13, 2022, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the US was $4.083.
Following a long illness, comedian Gilbert Gottfried died at age 67 from recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II on Tuesday, NBC reported. Gottfried appeared in many well-known movies, such as “Beverly Hills cop too,” as well as voiced numerous animated films, including the parrot in Disney’s “Aladdin.”