Record setting events

January 01, 2019 - 9:33 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Monday about the Liberty Bowl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oklahoma State set a Liberty Bowl record by gaining 637 total yards. Missouri gained 637 total yards to set the record. A corrected version of the story is below: Oklahoma State edges No...
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FILE - This file mosaic image composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2, 2018, and provided by NASA shows the asteroid Bennu. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It’s the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet (500 meters) across. (NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona via AP, File)
December 31, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It's the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) calls a play against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern): 9:50 p.m. The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot. Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) scores against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 30, 2018 - 9:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after everything the Los Angeles Rams have accomplished this season, they still knew they probably needed to beat rival San Francisco in the finale for a first-round playoff bye. Although their high-powered offense did its part as usual, a four-takeaway effort by the defense...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning an Alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Semmering, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 29, 2018 - 10:57 am
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin capped the best year of her career by setting yet another milestone Saturday, overtaking one of her childhood idols to become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup. In the last race of 2018, the American added her...
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Auburn players celebrate after defeating Purdue to win the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 28, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auburn finished its up-and-down season with a spectacular performance. A record-setting encore in the Music City Bowl. Jarrett Stidham threw for a career-high 373 yards and five touchdowns in his final college game , and Auburn pounded Purdue 63-14 on Friday. The Tigers (8-5...
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First placed Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates with second placed Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg, left, and third placed France's Tessa Worley in the finish area an Alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Semmering, Austria, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 28, 2018 - 10:33 am
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova became the first Slovakian winner of a women's World Cup giant slalom on Friday, benefiting from first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin's uncharacteristic second run which saw the Olympic champion drop to fifth. Vlhova buried her face in her hands after completing...
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BYU coach Kalani Sitake receives the the trophy full of potatoes from Kevin McDonald, executive director of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, after BYU's 49-18 win over Western Michigan in the NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
December 21, 2018 - 8:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl pregame press conference Thursday, BYU coach Kalani Sitake set high expectations when asked about how he thought quarterback Zach Wilson would play. "Perfectly," Sitake said jokingly. "That's what I'm praying for, perfect play from everyone."...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, right. passes the ball over Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 19, 2018 - 10:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 35 points as the Houston Rockets set an NBA record with 26 3-pointers and won their fifth straight game, 136-118, over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. A 3 by Gary Clark tied the record with 2:42 left and fans began chanting: "Three, three, three," every...
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December 17, 2018 - 8:45 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is on course for its best tourism year in terms of arrivals after official figures showed that the number coming to the east Mediterranean island nation has surpassed 3.8 million for the first time. The Cyprus Tourism Organization said Monday that arrivals in November...
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