Record setting events

Houston Astros' George Springer celebrates his solo home run against Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber during fifth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 05, 2018 - 7:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — It's October and George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are all hitting home runs once again, helping the Houston Astros to a postseason win. A year after launching a World Series-record 15 homers in winning their first championship, the Astros picked up right where they left...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, empty seats are shown at Safeco Field as Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, in Seattle. Major League Baseball's attendance dropped to its lowest level since 2003, and six stadiums set record lows. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 02, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati catcher Tucker Barnhart could hear the difference at Great American Ball Park, one of six major league stadiums that set record lows for attendance this year. "It's pretty hard to not notice it when you can hear the light towers buzzing," he said. Major League Baseball's...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Greg Bird, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 29, 2018 - 6:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Bronx Bombers lived up to their nickname by hitting another big number. A couple of them, in fact. Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton connected as the playoff-bound Yankees set the major league record for most home runs in a season, beating the Boston Red Sox 8-5 Saturday for...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 23, 2018 - 11:02 pm
The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 11 p.m. For the first time since 2013, the Detroit Lions have a 100-yard rusher. Rookie Kerryon Johnson is at 101 after a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter. Detroit leads New England 23-10. The home crowd, apparently well...
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Eliud Kipchoge celebrates winning the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 16, 2018 - 4:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Competing at the Decastar event in Talence, southwestern France, world champion Mayer...
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Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 16, 2018 - 11:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday. Organizers initially put Kipchoge's time at 2 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds, but later reduced it by one second. The 33-year-old broke the previous world...
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This undated photo provided by Christie's Images Ltd. 2018, shows a painting by David Hockney entitled "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)." Christie's expects the painting to set a new record for a work by a living artist sold at auction, in their November 2018 sale. The previous record was held by Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog," which sold for $58.4 million in 2013. (Christie's Images Ltd. 2018 via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 2:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by the British artist David Hockney is expected to sell for some $80 million at Christie's, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Hockney's 1972 "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)," one of his famous "pool paintings," is...
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September 08, 2018 - 5:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pilots with a Nevada glider team have flown to new heights above the Andes Mountains in Argentina using only wind as their engine. An experimental sailplane built by a Perlan Project team set an unofficial world altitude record for engineless flight on Sunday, then broke that...
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Phil Mickelson, left, listens to Tiger Woods speak during a news conference where they were announced as captain's picks for the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Team, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in West Conshohocken, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 04, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf's most prominent players for more than two decades, never realized the Ryder Cup would mean so much. For Woods, it's the culmination of a comeback that began in January after a fourth surgery on his lower back. For Mickelson, more...
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September 01, 2018 - 2:58 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs Jefferson beat Sioux City North 99-81 on Friday night in the highest-scoring game in the history of Iowa high school football. Council Bluffs led 57-21 at halftime. North rallied to score 60 points in the second half but still managed to lose by 18,...
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