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Mystics break WNBA record with 18 3s, beat Fever 107-68

Aug. 18, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and hit three of Washington's WNBA-record 18 3-pointers in the Mystics' 107-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday. The Mystics (20-7) scored the most points in a WNBA games this season. They have won six in a row, averaging 95.3 points during the...

Emotional highs, lows mark hiker's record-setting project

Aug. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — While setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking, Philip Carcia was sometimes struck with a sort of reverse déjà vu. Halfway through a hike, he'd question whether he had completed an earlier one on his list. "I'd get fanatical about checking that I had been to peaks," he...

California's 113-month job growth ties record set in 1960s

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world's fifth largest economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, officials announced Friday. The country's most populous state needs between 8,000 and...

Alonso ties NL rookie HR record as Mets beat Braves 10-8

Aug. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario helped the New York Mets pile up huge totals of hits and runs. The Mets needed almost all of them to hold off the homer-happy Atlanta Braves. Alonso drove in six runs with five hits, including a three-run homer that helped lead to Julio Teheran's shortest career...

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Aug. 15, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71...

Pujols sets career hit mark for foreign-born players in win

Aug. 15, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols doesn't want to talk about his growing list of accomplishments until his career comes to an end. That leaves the task to the rest of baseball, and they are running out of ways to describe Pujols' illustrious time in the game. Pujols had two...

Boston's Devers sets record with 6 hits, 4 doubles in win

Aug. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rafael Devers wasn't trying to make history, it just happened. Boston's third baseman became the first major league player to record six hits and four doubles in the same game as the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 in 10 innings on Tuesday night. Devers went 6 for 6 and drove in...

TE Jared Cook not taking Saints' prolific scheme for granted

Aug. 13, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — First-year Saints tight end Jared Cook won't take his apparent good fit with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and New Orleans' prolific offense for granted. After a decade in the NFL that often fell short of expectations — particularly in Green Bay with star QB Aaron...

Torres (13 homers vs Os) lifts Yanks to doubleheader sweep

Aug. 12, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres walked to the plate in the eighth inning with runners on first and second, two outs and the Yankees ahead by five runs. Baltimore called for an intentional walk, and who could blame the Orioles? Torres hit three of New York's seven home runs in an 8-5, 11-8 doubleheader sweep...

Carlos Vela on a record-setting pace for LAFC

Aug. 12, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela is on pace to break Major League Soccer's single-season goals record but the Los Angeles FC captain has already reached a mark that he considers more significant. Vela tied the league mark for combined goals and assists with a goal and two assists in Sunday's 4-2 victory over...