Cleveland Indians Set Record For Longest Winning Streak In Over A Century

(Reuters) – The Cleveland Indians have the longest winning streak in Major League Baseball (MLB) in more than a century after their 3-2 extra innings victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. In earning their 22nd consecutive win, the Indians moved past the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest streak in MLB history. Only […]

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Roger Federer Wins Record Eighth Wimbledon Title

LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – Behind Roger Federer’s artistry and charm lies a ruthless streak of razor-edged steel which surfaced again on Sunday as he thrashed suffering Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to secure a record eighth men’s Wimbledon singles title. The incomparable Swiss turned his 11th Wimbledon final into a procession as tearful seventh […]

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Washington basketball’s Kelsey Plum breaks NCAA women’s single-season scoring record

Kelsey Plum broke another NCAA scoring record Monday night. She now has the most points in a single season in NCAA women’s basketball history. Plum was already the all-time leading scorer in college women’s basketball, but she passed Jackie Stiles’ record during tournament play against Oklahoma. Plum now has 1,064 points, whereas Stiles had 1,062 […]

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Antonio Brown ties NFL record with 4th straight season of 100+ catches

Antonio Brown’s fourth catch in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens was his 100th of the season, and that milestone moved him among some elite company in NFL history. With his fourth-straight season with 100+ receptions, Brown tied Marvin Harrison’s record of having the most consecutive years of triple-digit catches. Even better, it came against […]

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Feds hit Penn State with record $2.4 million fine for bad crime reporting, including Sandusky scandal

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it plans to fine Penn State nearly $ 2.4 million for violations of the Clery Act, the federal law that governs crime disclosure at universities participating in federal aid programs. The announcement is connected to Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, which started to unfold publicly […]

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Raiders just set a terrible NFL record with their 23rd penalty in a single game

Jack Del Rio’s Oakland Raiders set an NFL record Sunday. Not a good one, mind you. Oakland was flagged 23 times in its showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, breaking a 72-year-old record in the process. Offensive lineman Vadal Alexander was flagged for illegal formation with 6:48 to play in overtime, breaking a mark established […]

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85-Year-Old Runner Smashes World Record For Marathon In Age Group

Runners at Sunday’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon were probably stunned to see an 85-year-old passing them by. Marathoner Ed Whitlock of Milton, Ontario smashed the previous world record for a marathon in the 85-to-89 age group by an incredible margin. The previous record was over four hours and 30 minutes, but Whitlock managed to complete […]