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Photo: Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baseball player Pete Frates' family and supporters will be holding one last "Plunge for Pete" on Saturday in Boston, the AP reports.

Why this matters: Frates' battle with Lou Gehrig's disease inspired the ALS ice bucket challenge. Frates died earlier this month after a seven-year battle. He would have been 35 on Saturday.

  • This is the event's 8th year, and it helps raise money for the Pete Frates #3 Fund, which is used to pay for Frates' medical bills, AP writes.
  • His father said the family has about $500,000 in debt from Pete's medical care and that this last fundraiser will hopefully close that gap.
  • The family plans to keep raising money for ALS for the separate Pete Frates Family Foundation, which helps other ALS patients with home health care costs, according to AP.

Go deeper: ALS patients plan to protest to push for approval of new therapies

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Former French President Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

Nicolas Sarkozy, 2011. Photo: XINHUA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A court in Paris on Monday sentenced former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence after he was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate, AP reports.

Driving the news: Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, is the first president in France’s modern history to have gone on trial for corruption, per AP. He was charged with corruption and influence-peddling.

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Canceled NFL Scouting Combine puts 40-yard-dashes on the backburner

John Ross during his record-setting dash of 4.22 seconds in 2017. Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Top NFL prospects would normally be gathering in Indianapolis this week for the annual Scouting Combine. But due to the pandemic, this year's event has been canceled.

What they're saying: No combine means no 40-yard dash times making headlines. Former scout and current NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks that could be a glimpse of the future:

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J&J CEO "absolutely" confident in vaccine distribution goals

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Monday that he is "absolutely" confident that the company will be able to meet its distribution goals, which include 100 million doses by June and up to a billion by the end of 2021.

Driving the news: J&J is already in the process of shipping 3.9 million doses this week, just days after the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the one-shot vaccine. Gorsky said he expects vaccines to be administered to Americans "literally within the next 24 to 48 hours."