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New Jersey breaks its monthly sports betting record

Oct. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. Tuesday's release of figures came as the rapidly growing New Jersey sports betting market challenges Nevada...

Sen. Lindsey Graham posts record $3.29M fundraising haul

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Graham's $3.29 million raised in the third quarter of this year is the most raised in a single quarter by any candidate in South...

Giant pumpkin weighing 2,175 pounds sets California record

Oct. 15, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms). Weigh-off...

Olofsson sets rookie record in Sabres' 4-0 win over Stars

Oct. 14, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Victor Olofsson and the Buffalo Sabres are building confidence from a strong start to the season. The Sabres' rookie forward set an NHL record by becoming the first player to score his first seven career goals on the power play during a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday. "It's...

Sabres rookie Olofsson sets NHL power-play goal record

Oct. 14, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has set an NHL record in becoming the first player to score each of his first seven career goals on the power play. Olofsson made it seven straight on a one-timer off Rasmus Dahlin's pass from the right circle to open the scoring 6:27 into...

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicago

Oct. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event. The 25-year-old Kosgei bested the previous mark of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London 16 years ago. Kosgei won in Chicago last year in 2:18:35. "I'm...

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Everyone counts Simone Biles' medals except Simone Biles. Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships. Biles won five gold medals this week. If she can repeat that...

Record-setting Ramsey scores 6 TD's; VMI downs Samford in OT

Oct. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ramsey scored a school record with six rushing touchdowns; the last proving to be the overtime winner and VMI beat Samford 48-41 on Saturday. Ramsey finished with 37 carries for 163 yards. By halftime he amassed 97 yards rushing on 24 carries and found the end zone on two runs of...

A capsule look at the Yankees-Astros playoff series

Oct. 11, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, at New York, 4:08 p.m; Game 4, Wednesday, at New York, 8:08 p.m.: x-Game...

Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold

Oct. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team all-around title. It was Biles' 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a woman at...