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(Reuters) – Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon’s round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. The previous record was set in 2000 during what has been dubbed the “Steroid Era”. Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton has led the power
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(The Sports Xchange) – Detroit rookie Jamal Agnew returned a punt 88 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes to help the Lions earn a 24-10 win over the New York Giants on Monday night at Met Life Stadium. Agnew’s punt return, the fifth longest in team history, broke open
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LONDON (Reuters) – Former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney received a two-year driving ban on Monday after pleading guilty in a British court to drink-driving, the Press Association news agency reported. Rooney apologized for his “unforgivable lack of judgment” in a statement issued after he entered his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates’ Court, near Manchester
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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (Reuters) – Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist surged from behind to win the Evian Championship after beating American Brittany Altomare in a playoff in the rain on Sunday. It was the 30-year-old Nordqvist’s second major title after she claimed the LPGA Women’s Championship in 2009. Last year, the Swede lost out on the U.S. Women’s
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez will stay at Force India next season in an unchanged line-up with Frenchman Esteban Ocon, the team said in a statement on Sunday. “Alongside Esteban, retaining Sergio gives us stability going into next season and one of the most exciting driver pairings in Formula One,” said
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – When regional rivals Serbia and Slovenia clash for the European basketball title on Sunday, any outcome will spell victory for the Balkans where passion and natural talent for the game are considered second to none in Europe. Both countries emerged from the former Yugoslavia’s bloody break-up and, having enjoyed contrasting basketball fortunes
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(Reuters) – Marc Leishman pitched in for a birdie from 50 yards on his way to another scorching round and a three-stroke halfway lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Friday. Driving the ball with laser-like accuracy, Leishman followed his opening 62 with a similarly impressive seven-under-par 64
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