Jamie Vardy, striker for Premier League leaders Leicester City, scored again today, for the eleventh consecutive game. The goal broke Ruud Van Nistelroy’s 12-year-old record of 10 consecutive appearances with goals.
A new study attempts to identify the “greatest” sports record of all time, taking into account things like longevity, distance ahead of closest challenger, the era in which it was set, and how truly individual the achievement is. The winner? Barry Bonds’s 688 career intentional walks. [Pacific Standard]
Last year, the Meadville (Pa.) High School football team scored 78 points in one game while rushing for more than 600 yards and lost, 79-78, to Warren. Tonight the Bulldogs did that feat one better—by being the victor, and turning the Dubois Beavers into the sad loser in a 107-90 victory... in, obviously, regulation.
Zack Greinke’s attempt to break Orel Hershiser’s scoreless innings streak was ended today by, of all people, his opposing pitcher Jacob deGrom, as the Mets hurler drove in Kirk Nieuwenhuis with a third-inning fielder’s choice. The streak reached 45 2/3 innings.
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Astros prospect Derek Fisher earned promotion to the California League Lancaster JetHawks this weekend, and made the most of his first game at Class A (Advanced) with a 4-6, three home run, 12 RBI performance that smashed a single-game league record that had held for 61 years.
Klay Thompson demolished the NBA record for points in a quarter when he put up 37 in the third tonight against Sacramento. Here's all 37 of the Warriors sharpshooter's record-setting points in one 37-second video.
Kobe Bryant is officially the all-time greatest player in NBA history at failing to make a basket. Soak in this historic moment! 13,418 is a large number.
Peyton Manning broke the NFL touchdown pass record tonight, and we get this. What is this shit? This isn't clever! Someone just figured out that a "1" and "I" are similar enough, and didn't care about the rest. Manning made HIBTORY tonight. Cool.
Last night's Pennsylvania high school game between Warren and Meadville finished with a 79-78 final score, in regulation. Losers Meadville racked up 799 total yards—600 of them on the ground!—and couldn't top their hosts, who came into the game with a 1-5 record.
No one would've blamed you if, before watching him take a reverse to the house and then Prime Time his way to a record-setting 20th return TD last night, you had forgotten that Devin Hester was even in the league at all. It's been a few years since he's done anything notable, but his brief re-emergence last night was…
Devin Hester broke his tie with Deion Sanders atop the NFL's list of all-time return touchdown scorers with a 62-yard punt return tonight against Tampa Bay, the 20th of his career.
Yusmeiro Petit doesn't have a spot in the Giants' rotation, but through relief appearances and one spot start, he earned some recognition today. After striking out Charlie Culberson in the third inning against the Rockies, Petit broke the MLB record for most consecutive batters retired with 46.
Doug McDermott's debut in the Big East tournament was a big one. With 27 first half points against DePaul, the Creighton sharpshooter set a conference tournament record and helped lead the Bluejays to an easy win at Madison Square Garden.
Nine years after setting the single-season record for touchdown passes, five years after watching Tom Brady claim the record for himself while setting fire to the rest of the league, and two years after undergoing four neck surgeries that probably should have ended his career, Peyton Manning is back on top.
Peyton Manning had 33 touchdowns through Week 9 this season, putting him on pace to throw 59 and crush Tom Brady's single-season mark. He slacked off with back-to-back "disappointing" performances against the Pats and Chiefs (in which he led the Broncos to six touchdowns but threw just three), but was back in form…
Jack Taylor's at it again. The senior guard at D-III Grinnell College scored 109 points yesterday, the third-highest total in NCAA history. The record holder? Taylor, who poured in 138 in a game last year. How does he do it?
That little speck in the distance is Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle, riding the storm surge off Nazaré, Portugal, a spot already notorious for big waves. Burle's might have been the biggest ever, but it wasn't even his biggest accomplishment of the day; He also saved a life.
Wladimir Balentien has already put together one of the best seasons in baseball history as a member of the Yakult Swallows in the Japanese professional baseball league, and now he has his name in the record books.
The Midwesternest piece of Memorial Day Weekend news has broken, and it is that the self-proclaimed World's Largest Brat Fest has achieved its destiny by grilling and bunning perhaps the world's largest brat.