Record setting events

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina acknowledges the audience after her routine on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chusovitina had considered retirement before but chose to carry on before qualifying for her eighth Olympics — breaking her own record in the sport. This time around, the 1992 gold medalist said Tokyo will be her last Olympics. “It's already good that they have postponed. Everything will calm down and everything will be fine, and I think then the Olympics will go ahead as normal,” said the 44-year-old Chusovitina, who is training in restricted. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)
March 26, 2020 - 9:51 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Even if it takes an extra year, Nino Salukvadze will still be aiming for an Olympic record. The Georgian shooter has competed at every Olympics since 1988, where she won a gold medal for the Soviet Union. At the Tokyo Olympics — now postponed until 2021 because of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, silver medal winner Justin Gatlin, of the United States, smiles during the medal ceremony for the men's 100m event at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Gatlin and Jamaican Asafa Powell may be late 30-something sprinters but they feel as youthful as ever. There's no retirement talk even with the Tokyo Games delayed for a year due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 26, 2020 - 2:33 am
Highlights of their very best moments are still available on compact discs, maybe even actual video tape. When teammates shout out, “Hey, old man" — well, they know that's directed at them. At first glance, America's Justin Gatlin and Jamaica's Asafa Powell might seem like relics from a bygone age...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 34-7 in an NFL football game in New Orleans. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and record-setting quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a two-year, $50 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, Fle)
March 17, 2020 - 12:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and record-setting quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a two-year, $50 million contract, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the deal has not been announced. Brees has said...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) watch play during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
March 05, 2020 - 1:30 am
DALLAS (AP) — Just five days after his 21st birthday, Luka Doncic continued to etch his name in the Dallas Mavericks' record book. And in his first matchup against fellow young star Zion Williamson, Doncic got the last word — and the win. The second-year star scored 30 points and broke Jason Kidd's...
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Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) looks for an opening past Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 05, 2020 - 12:27 am
MIAMI (AP) — It took a record-setting night from 3-point range for the Miami Heat to beat the Orlando Magic. Duncan Robinson scored 27 points, all of them coming from beyond the arc, and the Heat hit a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in their 116-113 win over the Magic on Wednesday night. Goran...
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February 29, 2020 - 4:28 pm
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Abbie Wolf scored 21 points and No. 14 Northwestern defeated rival Illinois 75-58 on Saturday to clinch a share of its first Big Ten title in 30 years and set a school record with its 26th win. Lindsey Pulliam added 17 points, Veronica Burton 13 and Abi Scheid 10 for the...
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Seated left to right are Halung Dorchi Lakpa Sherpa, Pasang Nurbu Sherpa, Ming Temba Sherpa and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa during a press meet before leaving for Mount Everest, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The four experienced Sherpa guides say they will attempt to climb to the top of Mount Everest in the span of less than a week during the brutal winter season to set a new record on the world's highest peak. The team is flying on a helicopter to the Everest base camp on Monday and will begin the ascent on Tuesday. Team leader Tashi, 34, said he and the others plan to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit on Saturday, make a quick descent and return to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
February 24, 2020 - 2:29 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four experienced Sherpa guides say they will attempt to climb to the top of Mount Everest in the span of less than a week during the brutal winter season to set a new record on the world's highest peak. The team is flying on a helicopter to the Everest base camp on Monday...
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Justin Thomas of United States studies his second shot on the first green during the third round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 22, 2020 - 7:18 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win. Even with a one-shot lead going into the final round, Saturday was enough of a reminder that no lead is safe at Chapultepec Golf Club and nothing comes easily. Thomas was five shots behind while...
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February 21, 2020 - 4:09 am
RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, knocking 20 seconds...
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg (8) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
February 15, 2020 - 8:40 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record for consecutive home wins in a 5-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Cedric Paquette and Carter Verhaeghe scored for Tampa Bay,...
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