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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry made six three-pointers in Tuesday's 110-106 Game 1 win over the Houston Rockets, making him the first player in NBA history to hit six or more threes in three consecutive playoff games, per NBA.com/stats.

Curry sunk six of his 11 attempts from beyond the arc along with seven of his 11 attempts from two-point range, finishing with a game-high 34 points on just 22 field-goal attempts and three free-throw attempts.

In addition to his remarkably efficient scoring, the 27-year-old superstar had six rebounds, five assists and two steals with just one turnover in 39 minutes.

Curry previously made six of his 13 three-point attempts in a Game 5 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinals and then made eight of his 13 three-point attempts in the deciding Game 6.

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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the 52nd member of the 400 home run club when he hit a solo shot off Cleveland Indians pitcher Bruce Chen in the first inning of Friday's game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had just hit a two-run homer to tie the game at two apiece, and Beltre followed with a deep line drive over the center field fence to go back to back with his teammate.

The 36-year-old third baseman later added a double in the third inning, but the Rangers couldn't muster any runs after the opening frame, eventually falling by a score of 8-3.

Typically one of the more consistent players in baseball, Beltre is off to an unusually slow start this season, with just five home runs and 13 RBI through 36 games, along with a modest .250 batting average and .291 on-base percentage.

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You've heard the name Affirmed a million times, and for good reason.

It was Affirmed in 1978 who last won horse racing's Triple Crown. Since then, a number of horses have come close but ultimately failed on Belmont Park's 1 ½-mile oval.

Now, American Pharoah has a chance to change 37 years' worth of history, but is Bob Baffert's horse up to the task? And who stands in the way of American Pharoah reaching the most coveted milestone in horse racing.

Find out as Stephen Nelson and Jessica Paquette break down the final two legs of the Triple Crown in this Records and Milestones piece presented by Jim Beam.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had six three-pointers and six steals in Wednesday's 98-78 Game 5 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, making him the first player in NBA history to reach both of those statistical benchmarks in one playoff game, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

He made six of his 13 three-point attempts, accounting for all of his made field goals and all but three of his field-goal attempts.

Curry actually posted a pretty modest stat line by his own lofty standards, finishing with 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists, six steals and five turnovers in 33 minutes.

Still, in addition to the record for steals and treys, he's also just the third player to put up five three-pointers, five steals and five assists in a single playoff game, joining Mike Bibby and Tim Hardaway, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber set a record for interleague play with his 18 strikeouts in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, per Lee Sinins of Complete Baseball Encyclopedia.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez held the previous interleague record, striking out 17 Atlanta Braves on April 26, 2013.

Kluber also matched the franchise strikeout record for a nine-inning contest, which Hall of Famer Bob Feller originally set against the Detroit Tigers in October 1938, per the Plain Dealer.

However, Luis Tiant holds the franchise single-game record if innings are disregarded, as he struck out 19 batters over 10 frames against the Minnesota Twins in July 1968.

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A lot has been made of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the "will he or won't he" rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

But now, Pacquiao's surgery and rehabilitation play perfectly into Floyd's pursuit of history.

Find out how Mayweather can set the new standard for undefeated fighters and who might stand in his way of history in this Records and Milestones piece presented by Jim Beam.

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden recorded the first playoff triple-double of his career Tuesday night, helping his team stave off elimination with a 124-103 Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, per NBA.com/stats.

Harden made nine of his 20 field-goal attempts, just one of his eight three-point tries and seven of his eight free throws, finishing with 26 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and five turnovers in a game-high 43 minutes.

It was the seventh triple-double of his impressive career, but the first six came during the regular season. All seven have occurred in a Rockets uniform, with his first coming back in February 2013, while his most recent was just a few weeks ago on April 15, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

Though he's always been known for his scoring more so than his well-rounded stat lines, the 25-year-old guard finished second in the league with four triple-doubles during the 2014-15 regular season, trailing only the 11 produced by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James recorded a historic stat line in Tuesday's 106-101 Game 5 win over the Chicago Bulls. He became the third player since turnovers were first officially tracked (starting in 1977-78) with at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and no turnovers in a playoff game, per NBA.com/stats.

James made 14 of his 24 field-goal attempts, one of his five three-point attempts and nine of his 12 free throws. He finished with 38 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three blocks, three steals and zero turnovers, making him the first player to hit all of those statistical benchmarks in a playoff game, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

In fact, Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird (1986) and Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (2000) are the only other players to go for even 35-10-5 without any turnovers in a playoff game.

James has now posted nine 35-10-5 stat lines throughout his playoff career, with only Elgin Baylor (12) having more, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Barcelona midfielder Xavi became the first footballer with 150 career Champions League appearances when he took the pitch in Tuesday's second-leg semifinal match against Bayern Munich, per ESPN's Paul Carr.

While not part of the starting 11, Xavi came on for longtime teammate Andres Iniesta in the 75th minute, marking the last of Barcelona's three substitutions.

It wasn't one of the 35-year-old's more memorable performances, as he didn't record any significant statistics in his 18 or so minutes on the pitch.

Barcelona led 5-3 on aggregate when Xavi entered the game after taking a 3-0 lead in the first leg back at home.

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Barcelona forward Neymar scored his eighth and ninth goals of this Champions League season in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich, making him and Lionel Messi the first teammates in history to both score nine or more goals in a single CL campaign, per Alexis Martin-Tamayo.

Barcelona entered Tuesday's match with a 3-0 lead on aggregate, after Messi scored two goals and Neymar added another in the first leg back in Barcelona.

While it appeared the Catalan giants could advance by merely playing things safe, it turned out that at least one of Neymar's two goals was ultimately needed, as Bayern managed three scores of its own.

While Messi is still the leading scorer of this Champions League season with 10 goals, Neymar is now tied for second with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano.