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Ivanovic poised to set record for Serbia at World Cup

Jun. 16, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Serbia's World Cup opener against Costa Rica on Sunday will have added significance for Branislav Ivanovic. A win would be nice, but the 34-year-old defender and former Chelsea player could make his record 104th appearance for the national team, surpassing Dejan Stankovic. "He is one...

Strikeouts on upswing entering College World Series

Jun. 14, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there will be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park. Strikeout numbers are the highest on record in college baseball, and pitching staffs averaging nine or more Ks...

Artist eying record for world's largest paper airplane

Jun. 12, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Residents of a Massachusetts city are hoping to set a world record for the largest paper airplane. The Revolving Museum of Fitchburg revealed a 64-foot-long (19.5-meter-long) plane at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport on Tuesday. There was no plan to fly the nearly 1-ton (0.9-metric...

USC rallies to win 1,600 relay, NCAA women's title

Jun. 9, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Southern California won the meet-ending 1,600-meter relay to beat Georgia by a point Saturday for the NCAA Division I women's outdoor track and field title. Kendall Ellis anchored the Trojans to victory at Hayward Field, rallying to edge Purdue's Jahneya Mitchell at the finish line. USC...

World Cup spending, profits set to fall short of record sums

Jun. 9, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The 2018 World Cup has cost Russia billions of dollars to stage and will make FIFA hundreds of millions in profit. Still, the big numbers that are routine for major sports events are unlikely to set World Cup records. Russia's official budget of 678 billion rubles ($11.6 billion) spent on...

Yellowstone National Park sets May visitation record

Jun. 8, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A record number of people visited Yellowstone National Park in May. The National Park Service said Friday the park got almost 447,000 visits in May, up 6 percent compared with May last year. Year-to-date visitation is down slightly from the almost 600,000 people who...

The Latest: Durant leads Warriors to 110-102 win vs Cavs

Jun. 7, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday's Game 3 (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Kevin Durant scored a playoff career-high 43 points, including a long clinching 3-pointer, Stephen Curry ended a nightmarish night with five straight to give Golden State the lead for good, and the Warriors...

The heat is back on high: May smashes US temperature records

Jun. 6, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May. May warmed to a record average 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking the high of 64.7 set in 1934, according to federal weather figures released Wednesday. May was 5.2 degrees above the 20th century's average for...

The Latest: Yosemite climbers smash El Cap climb record

Jun. 6, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the climbers who set a speed record on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Celebrated rock climber Alex Honnold says he didn't think he and his partner were on a record-shattering time to conquer Yosemite's El Capitan until he neared the...

Climbers set new Yosemite El Capitan ascent speed record

Jun. 6, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two rock climbers have set a new speed record ascending El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, achieving the feat in just under two hours. Documentary photographer Austian Siadak says Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell scaled the 3,000-foot (915 meters) sheer granite wall...