Record setting events

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, waves after finishing at the women's 100 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 28, 2019 - 2:06 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hard to miss Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the track. She's the one with yellow hair . She's the one running in front, too. Fraser-Pryce turned in the top time of 10.80 seconds in the opening round of the 100 meters Saturday night at the world championships. Fraser...
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Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer strikes out to Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader, ending a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
Major League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season. Batters struck out 369 times Tuesday to raise the season total to 41,467. That topped the 41,207 of last season with five days to spare. After topping hits for the first time in 2018, strikeouts are ahead again...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1992, file photo, Kevin Young, of the United States, celebrates his world record performance in the 400-meter hurdles at the XXV Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. For nearly three decades, Kevin Young has been waiting to pick up the phone and congratulate someone. This year, he might finally have to. The 53-year-old holds one of the oldest world records in track _ 46.78 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles. At the world championships this year, there's a good chance it might get broken. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File)
September 23, 2019 - 8:27 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For 27 years, 400-meter hurdler Kevin Young has followed a similar routine to celebrate his world record: Call some media outlets to drum up interest (usually, not many takers) and perform a few push-ups (just because). That's it. No popping of champagne. No special dinners. The...
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This image provided by firefighters shows the wreckage of a racing boat that allegedly smashed into a dam at the entrance of the Venice laguna, Italy, late Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Firefighters said one of the men on board was thrown off the boat and was taken to the hospital, the bodies of the three others were found by scuba-divers inside the cabin. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the men were attempting to break the racing boat record for Monte Carlo to Venice and among the dead was 76-year-old Italian boat racing pilot Fabio Buzzi. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 2:50 pm
ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday. A fourth person, the sole survivor of the Tuesday crash, was badly injured, according to...
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September 16, 2019 - 12:22 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a hat trick and broke Los Angeles' season goal record with 26 in the Galaxy's 7-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night. The 37-year-old Swedish star tied it at 1 in 32nd minute to match the goal record set by Carlos Ruiz in 2002, then gave...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo slides safely into home plate on a Nicholas Castellanos double as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz waits for the throw during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 14, 2019 - 10:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again. Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the...
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New York Mets' Juan Lagares (12) and Michael Conforto (30) celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks during their baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 12, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Lagares, Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets kept up their playoff push by pounding the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lagares hit his first career grand slam and a two-run shot as the Mets set a team record for homers in a home game by going deep six times, routing Arizona 11-1...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar celebrates his three-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Baltimore. Villar connected for the 6,106th homer in the majors this season. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. The Orioles won 7-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 12, 2019 - 12:44 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking, record-setting three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to end a six-game losing streak. Villar's drive off Caleb Ferguson (1-2) was the 6,106th in the majors this season,...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar follows through on his his three-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 7-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 11, 2019 - 11:11 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a season defined by baseballs flying out of the park, the Baltimore Orioles have been on the wrong end of the equation more times than any team in major league history. For a welcome change, the Orioles contributed to a long ball record with one of their own. The milestone homer...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar celebrates his three-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Baltimore. Villar connected for the 6,106th homer in the majors this season. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. The Orioles won 7-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 11, 2019 - 10:56 pm
Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too — the...
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