1. Reds P Anthony DeSclafani Throws His 1st Career Complete-Game Shutout

    Fact: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani pitched a complete-game shutout against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, the first of his career...

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  2. Gary Sanchez Has 2nd-Most Hits Through 1st 22 Games in Yankees History

    Fact: New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez went 3-for-5 on Friday, and hit his 10th home run of the season. Joe DiMaggio (39) is the only Yankee ever to have more hits through his first 22 career games than Sanchez (31)...

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  3. Preseason 'Dress Rehearsals' Can Be More Misleading Than Enlightening

    The 2001 Patriots lost their “dress rehearsal,” their third preseason game, 20-3 to the Buccaneers. The starting offense recorded just three first downs. The first-team defense allowed two touchdowns...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 4 days ago 23,886 reads 40 comments

  4. Albert Pujols Passes Mark McGwire with 584th Career Home Run on Wednesday Night

    Fact: Albert Pujols hit his 584th career home run on Wednesday night, passing Mark McGwire for sole possession of 10th place on the all-time list...

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  5. Madison Bumgarner Gave Up 5 ER to Dodgers on Tuesday, His Highest of the Season

    Fact: San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner gave up five earned runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, his highest total of the 2016 season...

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  6. Adrian Gonzalez Becomes 3rd Dodger to Hit 3 Home Runs in a Game Multiple Times

    Fact: Adrian Gonzalez hit three home runs on Monday, joining Duke Snider and Shawn Green as the only players in Dodgers history to have multiple games with at least three home runs*...

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  7. Kevin Durant Is 1st US Player to Lead Team in Scoring in 2 Separate Olympics

    Fact: Kevin Durant is the first U.S. men's basketball player to lead the team in scoring (total points) in two separate Olympic Games (2012, 2016)...

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  8. US Women's Basketball Team Dominates at Olympics, Wins 8th Gold Medal

    Fact: The U.S. women won their sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in basketball on Saturday. They now have won eight gold medals overall. All other countries have combined to win three golds...

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  9. Usain Bolt Is the 1st Man to Record a Triple-Triple

    Fact: Jamaica won gold in the men's 4x100-meter relay on Friday night, giving Usain Bolt the triple-triple. He is the first man to win the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay in three straight Olympic Games...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 9 days ago 8,355 reads 5 comments

  10. MLB Milestones, Records That Could Be Achieved Down the Stretch in 2016

    Alex Rodriguez left a monumental milestone on the table when he and the New York Yankees agreed to part ways. The polarizing star ended his Yankees tenure with 696 career home runs...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 9 days ago 661 reads 0 comments

  11. Usain Bolt Is the 1st Runner to Win 3 Straight Gold Medals in the 200m

    Fact: Usain Bolt won the men's 200-meter race on Thursday. He is the first runner to win three straight gold medals in the event...

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  12. USA Is the 1st Country Ever to Sweep the Medals in the 100m Hurdles Event

    Fact: Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin won the gold, silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 100-meter hurdles on Wednesday night. The U.S...

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  13. Simone Biles Joins List of US Women to Win 4 or More Golds in Single Olympics

    Fact: Simone Biles won her fourth gold medal on Tuesday night, joining Katie Ledecky (2016), Missy Franklin (2012) and Amy Van Dyken (1996) as the only U.S. women to win four or more golds in a single Olympic Games...

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  14. Allyson Felix Won Her 7th Olympic Medal, the Most Among US Women in Track

    Fact: Allyson Felix won silver in the women's 400-meter dash final on Monday night. It was her seventh career Olympic medal—the most among U.S. women in Olympic track and field history...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 13 days ago 17,619 reads 7 comments

  15. Usain Bolt Becomes 1st Person Ever to Win 100-Meter Dash in 3 Straight Olympics

    Fact: Usain Bolt won the 100-meter dash on Sunday, becoming the first person ever to win the event in three straight Olympics...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 14 days ago 20,906 reads 49 comments

  16. USA Is 1st Country to Reach 1,000 Total Gold Medals in the Summer Games

    Fact: The U.S. women won gold in the 4x100-meter medley relay on Saturday night, making the United States the first country to reach 1,000 total gold medals in the Summer Games...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 15 days ago 18,607 reads 58 comments

  17. Katie Ledecky: 2nd Woman to Win 200-, 400- and 800-Meter Freestyle in 1 Olympics

    Fact: Katie Ledecky is the second woman to ever win the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles in a single Olympic Games. (The first was Debbie Meyer in 1968...

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  18. Simone Biles Is 4th Straight American to Win Women's All-Around Gymnastics

    Fact: Simone Biles won the women's all-around in gymnastics on Thursday. She is the fourth consecutive American to win the event (Gabby Douglas: 2012, Nastia Liukin : 2008, Carly Patterson: 2004)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 17 days ago 23,942 reads 26 comments

  19. Carmelo Anthony Passed LeBron James to Become USA Basketball All-Time Pts Leader

    Fact: Carmelo Anthony had 31 points in Team USA's 98-88 victory over Australia on Wednesday. Anthony (293 points) has now passed LeBron James (273 points) for the most career points in U...

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  20. Michael Phelps Is 1st Olympian Ever to Win Multiple Golds in 4 Different Games

    Fact: Michael Phelps won gold in the 200-meter butterfly and the 4x200-meter freestyle relay on Tuesday night. He has now won three gold medals at Rio de Janeiro and is the first Olympian to ever win multiple golds in four different Olympic Games...

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  21. Ryan Murphy's 100-Meter Backstroke Victory Gives the US 6 Straight Gold Medals

    Fact: Ryan Murphy won the men's 100-meter backstroke on Monday, giving the U.S. six straight gold medals in the event dating back to 1996...

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  22. Michael Phelps Has Now Won a Medal in Each of the Last 4 Olympics

    Fact: On Sunday , Michael Phelps won his 19th career Olympic gold medal and 23rd overall medal. He now has won a medal in each of the last four Olympics, dating back to 2004...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 21 days ago 38,464 reads 57 comments

  23. 1st Time Since 1992 Olympics That U.S. Didn't Win Gold in 400m IM

    Fact: Chase Kalisz finished second in the 400-meter individual medley for the U.S. on Saturday . This is the first time since the 1992 Olympics that the U.S. has not won gold in the 400-meter individual medley...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 22 days ago 68,551 reads 41 comments

  24. 7 of 12 Players on Team USA Were in the Conf. Finals of This Year's NBA Playoffs

    Fact: Seven of the 12 players on the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team were in the conference finals of this year's NBA Playoffs (Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant , Kyrie Irving , Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 23 days ago 49,672 reads 32 comments

  25. Russell Westbrook Is 1 of 4 Players with Multiple 40-10-10 Games Since 1983-84

    Fact: Russell Westbrook is one of four players since 1983-84* to have multiple games with at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists (Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and LeBron James)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 24 days ago 32,771 reads 74 comments