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Simone Biles makes history for winning most world medals of any gymnast

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images(STUTTGART, Germany) — Gymnast and Olympic medalist Simone Biles keeps topping her own records.On Sunday, she became the all-time medal earner at this weekend’s World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, the International Gymnast Federation (FIG) posted on Facebook.Biles won her 25th world medal and her 5th gold medal of the week during the floor…read more »

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei breaks world record at Chicago marathon

iStock(CHICAGO) — Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei broke the women’s world marathon record in Chicago after finishing at 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds.Video posted on the Chicago Marathon’s Facebook page shows Kosgei, 25, barreling through the finish line without any of her fellow runners in sight behind her.Finishing second and third on Sunday in the…read more »

Eliud Kipchoge becomes first marathon runner to break the two hour mark

iStock/Pavel1964(SEATTLE) — A feat once thought impossible, Eliud Kipchoge has become the first person to ever run a marathon in less than two hours even though it will not count as a world record.Kipchoge bested the two hour mark by 20 seconds for a final time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. Kipchoge…read more »

San Diego Padres pitcher allegedly breaks into home via doggy door, gets kicked, tased: Police

kali9/iStock(PEORIA, Ariz.) — San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix has been arrested after allegedly trespassing on a man’s property by breaking in through the doggy door of his home.Peoria police in Arizona responded to a call regarding a reported trespasser on Sunday morning around 3:30 a.m., according to ABC’s Phoenix affiliate station KNXV.The homeowner allegedly…read more »

Tom Brady moves to second on NFL’s all-time passing yardage list

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is now ranked second on the NFL’s all-time passing yardage list.The 42-year-old bested former star quarterback Peyton Manning for the spot, completing a 19-yard pass in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants. The Patriots went on…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 10/10/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSHouston 6, Tampa Bay 1NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUENew England 35, NY Giants 14NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEDetroit 4, Montreal 2SO Edmonton 4, New Jersey 3Pittsburgh 2, Anaheim 1Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 3St. Louis 6, Ottawa 4Nashville 6, Washington 5Winnipeg 5, Minnesota 2San Jose 5,…read more »

Simone Biles wins her 5th all-around World Championships title

iStock(NEW YORK) — American gymnast Simone Biles has made history once again.The 22-year-old won the individual all-around title at the 22nd World Championships Thursday.The win is her fifth world all-around title and her 22nd world medal.Biles scored 58.99 points across the balance beam, floor, vault and uneven bars, beating second-place finisher Tan Xijing of China…read more »

Star tennis player gives up US citizenship for Olympics

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tennis phemon Naomi Osaka will give up her U.S. citizenship to compete for Japan at her Olympic debut in Tokyo.Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian father but raised in the U.S., told NHK World in an interview that she began the process…read more »