Record setting events

Toronto Raptors supporters celebrate in the streets after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship, in Toronto on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 7:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around. The NBA said Friday that 56% percent of the Canadian population watched at least some part of the NBA Finals, with an average viewership of about 8 million for the Toronto Raptors'...
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This May 23, 2019, file photo shows Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell rounding third after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh.The first baseman is hitting home runs at a historic rate for the 138-year-old franchise thanks to an approach that's centered on consistency and not constant tinkering. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)
June 03, 2019 - 3:16 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The conversations were polite but also respectfully blunt. Little small talk. No sugarcoating or coddling. Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell would have seen right through anyway. So when newly hired hitting coaches Rick Eckstein and Jacob Cruz sat Bell down early in...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. heads up the first base line after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Rusin during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 01, 2019 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters set a record in May for most home runs in any month. Batters hit 1,135 home runs in May, topping the previous mark of 1,119 in August 2017, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Toronto rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit No. 1,120 for the month on Friday night...
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Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita, 49, is welcomed by his sister at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 25, 2019 - 8:46 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record. After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu, Kami Rita was greeted by the waiting crowd at the...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) protects the puck as San Jose Sharks center Melker Karlsson (68), of Sweden, closes in during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Friday, May 17, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 18, 2019 - 2:02 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues. The rookie goalie stopped 29 shots to set a franchise record with his 10th postseason win this year and St. Louis edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday...
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Brooks Koepka putts on the 16th green during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
May 16, 2019 - 8:53 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Three majors in two years, and Brooks Koepka can still feel as though he has something to prove. He delivered again on golf's biggest stage. And this time, Tiger Woods was along for the ride. Koepka beat up on brawny Bethpage Black for a record-setting start to his title...
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Alex Debrincat of the US, right, celebrates with teammates Patrick Kane, left, and Derek Ryan, center, after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between the United States and Great Britain at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 15, 2019 - 5:04 pm
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States' all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain on Wednesday. The three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympian finished the game with 36 points, surpassing...
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, from left, poses with members of the cast of "Avengers: End Game," Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
April 28, 2019 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The universe belongs to Marvel. "Avengers: Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate...
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This image released by Disney shows, from left, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, the character Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Avengers: Endgame.” (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" is crushing the competition by setting multiple records at the box office a day after its release. The Walt Disney Co. says domestically the film opened Friday with a record $156.7 million (including Thursday previews), besting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, left, hits a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 27, 2019 - 1:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a major league record with homers in 33 consecutive home games in a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Bellinger's blast was noteworthy for other reasons, too. He moved into a tie...
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