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Australian swimmer breaks 100-meter backstroke world record

Jun. 13, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials. The 19-year-old McKeown had a time of 57.45 seconds at the South...

Rays hand Orioles record-setting 14th road loss in row, 5-4

Jun. 12, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Wendle hit an RBI double during a three-run first inning and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays handed the Baltimore Orioles their record-setting 14th consecutive road loss, 5-4 on Saturday. It is the longest skid since team moved from...

Yellowstone National Park sets tourism record for May

Jun. 11, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its busiest May as tourism continued to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The park had over 483,000 recreation visits last month, up 11% from May 2019, park officials said Friday. ...

Peyton Manning going into Denver Broncos Ring of Fame

Jun. 09, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning was elected to the Broncos Ring of Fame on Wednesday in recognition of his record-breaking four-year run in Denver that culminated with a victory in Super Bowl 50. Manning will be honored during a game against Washington at...

Gidey breaks 2-day-old women's world record in 10,000 meters

Jun. 08, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

HENGELO, Netherlands (AP) — Letesenbet Gidey lowered the women’s 10,000-meter world record on Tuesday, just two days after Sifan Hassan set the mark on the same track. Gidey clocked 29 minutes, 1.03 seconds at the Ethiopian Olympic trials, which are being held in the...

Correction: Casino Revenue-Maryland story

Jun. 08, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland casinos have set a new monthly revenue record for the second time in three months. The Maryland Lottery announced Monday that the six casinos generated $172.4 million in May. The previous single-month record was set in March with $169.2...

Hassan beats world record by more than 10 seconds in 10,000

Jun. 06, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

HENGELO, Netherlands (AP) — Sifan Hassan set a world record by running the 10,000 meters in 29 minutes, 6.82 seconds at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games on Sunday. The 28-year-old Dutch athlete, back in the same stadium where she set her European record of 29:36.67 in the...

Working through grief to become world’s oldest heli-skier

Jun. 05, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a crisp, clear, blue-sky day this past April, a helicopter belonging to Powderbird Helicopter Skiing dropped Junior Bounous atop the American Fork Twin Peaks, at 11,489 feet the highest point on the Little Cottonwood Canyon ridge. When he set...

Wells has 9 RBIs, Louisiana Tech beats Rider 18-2

Jun. 05, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Hunter Wells had two home runs, two doubles and nine RBIs and set the program hits record for No. 16 overall seed Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs beat Rider 18-2 in a Ruston Regional opener on Friday night. Wells passed TJ Soto (269, 1997-2000) on a...

Mike Marshall, 1st reliever to win Cy Young, dies at 78

Jun. 01, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Marshall, who became the first reliever to win the Cy Young Award when he set a major league record by pitching 106 games in a season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 78. Marshall died Monday night at home in Zephyrhills, Florida,...