Record setting events

FILE- A Nov. 29, 2009 file photo of Ang Rita Sherpa during a press conference in Katmandu, Nepal. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at the age of 72 after a long illness, family members said. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)
September 21, 2020 - 9:05 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at age 72 after a long illness, family members said. Ang Rita, among the first Sherpa guides to receive international fame for his accomplishments, had suffered from health...
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 18, 2020 - 12:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches for the New York Yankees -- and that was just the start of the night’s power surge. By the time the Bombers’ barrage was over, the Yankees had hit a record-setting 1.42 miles of home runs in a three-game sweep...
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September 14, 2020 - 3:56 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers set a nationwide record for the most money bet on sports in a singe month, plunking down almost $668 million in August on events including resurgent baseball, basketball and hockey seasons that had been interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, figures...
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Visitors wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk while maintaining social distancing in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 11, 2020 - 5:38 am
PRAGUE — The number of people infected with the coronavirus is surging in the Czech Republic, setting a record for the second time this week. The Health Ministry says the day-to-day increase in the COVID-19 cases reached 1,382 on Thursday. In the two previous days, the number of infected in one day...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, left, Ender Inciarte, center, and Austin Riley return to the dugout after scoring in a double by Ronald Acuna Jr. during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 10, 2020 - 1:55 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Manager Brian Snitker was just hoping to shake up the Atlanta Braves' lineup following a shutout loss. As it turned out, the new mix made National League history. Adam Duvall drove in nine runs with three homers, including a grand slam, and the Braves obliterated their franchise...
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Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies, left and Ronald Acuna Jr. walk to dugout after scoring during the fourth inning the team's a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 09, 2020 - 10:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have set the franchise record for runs in a game, and they needed only six innings to set the mark. Atlanta scored 11 runs in the second inning and kept adding to the total before taking a 25-8 lead over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. That was the highest run total...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 file photo, an air tanker drops fire retardant on a hillside wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif. A hotter world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report released on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 09, 2020 - 12:09 pm
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report. In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a year that’s hot enough to put the...
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Photo credit A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Asian shares declined on Wednesday after a sell-off of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Crude oil prices and Treasury yields also weakened. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 09, 2020 - 12:53 am
Tech chills spill into Asia, as shares sink across region…
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Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire along Highway 168 on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Fresno County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
September 08, 2020 - 11:53 pm
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military helicopters rescued more than 150 people stranded in a burning forest. Fourteen firefighters deployed...
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Stuart McKenzie, of London, takes a swing on the Charging Bull statue in New York's financial district, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. More sharp declines for big tech stocks are dragging Wall Street toward a third straight loss on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 08, 2020 - 11:44 pm
Asian shares declined on Wednesday after a sell-off of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Crude oil prices and Treasury yields also weakened. Australia’s benchmark led regional declines on Wednesday, losing more than 2%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.6%. Troubles with...
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