1. Germany Reaches World Cup Quarterfinals for 16th Time in a Row

    With Monday's 2-1 Round of 16 win over Algeria, Germany earned a spot in the quarterfinals for a 16th consecutive World Cup, according to ESPN's Paul Carr ...

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  2. Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Extends Scoreless Streak to 28 Innings

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw extended his scoreless streak to 28 innings in Sunday's win over the St...

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  3. Boston's David Ortiz Hits 450th Home Run of Storied Career

    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit his 450th career home run Sunday night against the archrival New York Yankees, as reported via Twitter by ESPN Stats & Info . With No...

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  4. Phillies' Chase Utley Becomes 12th Player in Franchise History with 1500 Hits

    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley recorded the 1,500th hit of his career in Sunday afternoon's contest against the Atlanta Braves , per MLB Milestones on Twitter ...

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  5. Wesley Sneijder Now Tied for 2nd-Most World Cup Goals in Dutch History

    With his 88th-minute equalizer that helped the Netherlands stun Mexico in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Sunday, ESPN Stats & Info indicates Wesley Sneijder ...

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  6. Mexico Loses in the Round of 16 at the World Cup for 6th Straight Time

    With a 1-0 lead after 87 minutes, it looked like Mexico was finally going to break its five-tournament streak of losing in the round of 16 at the World Cup...

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  7. Netherlands Defeat Mexico Thanks to Latest World Cup Comeback Ever in Regulation

    Despite trailing 1-0 for nearly 40 minutes and being shut out for more than 87 minutes, the Netherlands rallied for one of the greatest comebacks in World Cup history on Sunday, becoming ...

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  8. Colombia's James Rodriguez 1st Since 2002 to Score in 1st 4 World Cup Games

    With his first of two goals in a 2-0 win over Uruguay in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Saturday, Colombia's James Rodriguez became the first player since 2002 to score in his first four games at the tournament, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

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  9. Tigers' Justin Verlander Has Winless Month for 1st Time in His Career

    Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander took a no-decision in Friday night's contest vs. the Houston Astros, leaving him without a win for the month of June and winless for the first ...

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  10. White Sox's Jose Abreu Becomes Fastest to Hit 25 Home Runs in MLB History

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu slugged two home runs in Friday night's contest against the Toronto Blue Jays to become the first player in MLB history with 25 homers through the first 67 games of his career, per ESPN Stats & Info...

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  11. Ghana's Asamoah Gyan Becomes All-Time Leading African Scorer in World Cup

    With his sixth career World Cup goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Portugal, Ghana's Asamoah Gyan passed Cameroon's Roger Milla as the tournament's all-time leading goalscorer among African players, per ESPN FC on Twitter ...

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  12. USA Soccer Advances to Knockout Round in Consecutive World Cups for First Time

    While largely unimpressive in losing 1-0 to Germany in their final group-stage match at the 2014 World Cup, the United States Men's National Team advanced to the knockout round in consecutive Cups for the first time ever, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

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  13. Giants' Tim Lincecum Becomes 2nd Pitcher with 2 No-Hitters Against Same Opponent

    Wednesday's no-hitter against the San Diego Padres made Tim Lincecum just the second player in Major League Baseball history to toss multiple no-nos versus the same team, according to the MLB Stat of the Day ...

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  14. Rays' David Price Records 5 Straight Double-Digit Strikeout Games

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price fanned 11 batters in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, thus becoming the first pitcher since Johan Santana in 2004 to record double-digit strikeouts in five consecutive starts, per MLB Stat of the Day ..

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  15. Entire Field Scores at Least Once at Brazil World Cup 2014

    With recently eliminated Iran scoring in their final game at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, every country included in the tournament field managed to net at least one goal for the first time since 1998 at the France World Cup, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

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  16. Can Top Pick Overcome Tough Odds Against Big-Time NBA Success?

    Whether it's Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins or another name, the pressure to be a permanent impact player is immense and heavy. Winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award is the first test, but the player must also turn an entire franchise around...

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  17. Orioles' Chris Davis Hits Franchise's 1st Walk-Off, Pinch-Hit Homer Since 1988

    While the follow-up to his breakout season has largely been disappointing, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis gave O's fans plenty to cheer for Monday night, hitting the ...

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  18. England Exits World Cup with Just 1 Point for 1st Time

    World Cup disappointment has become the standard in England, but the national side set a new mark for futility in this year's tournament, failing to capture multiple points in the group stage for the first time ever, per ESPN's Paul Carr ...

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  19. Algeria Beats South Korea 4-2 for 1st Win in World Cup Since 1982

    With Sunday's 4-2 romp over South Korea, Algeria earned their first win in a World Cup game since 1982. According to ESPN Stats & Info , none of the players on Algeria's roster were alive when the nation last won a Cup game 32 years ago...

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  20. Spain's David Villa Scores 9th World Cup Goal in Final International Match

    Spain's shocking group-stage elimination was already determined, but forward David Villa made the most of his final international match Monday afternoon, scoring his ninth career World Cup goal in a 3-0 win over Australia...

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  21. Germany's Miroslav Klose Ties Ronaldo's All-Time Record with 15th World Cup Goal

    Forward Miroslav Klose was Mr. Instant Offense for Germany on Saturday, entering their World Cup match against Ghana in the 69th minute and then scoring the equalizing goal less than two minutes later...

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  22. Ghana's Asamoah Gyan Becomes 1st African to Score at 3 Different World Cups

    With a 63rd minute goal during Ghana's 2-2 draw with Germany at the World Cup on Saturday, Asamoah Gyan became the first African player to score at three different World Cups, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

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  23. Argentina's Lionel Messi Nets 40th International Goal

    Superstar Lionel Messi saved Argentina from a disappointing draw with Iran by scoring a goal one minute into stoppage time to clinch a 1-0 victory at the World Cup on Saturday...

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  24. Colombia Wins 2 Games in Single World Cup for 1st Time

    With a 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast on Thursday, Colombia have claimed two wins in a single World Cup for the first time ever, per ESPN FC ...

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  25. Luis Suarez Becomes 1st Uruguayan to Reach 40 International Goals

    With the first of his two goals in Uruguay's 2-1 win over England in the World Cup group stage on Thursday, Luis Suarez became the first Uruguayan to reach 40 international goals, per ESPN FC ...

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