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September 12, 2017
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The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0, tying the American League record with their 20th consecutive win.

The AL record was set by the Oakland Athletics in 2002. The all-time Major League Baseball record is held by the 1935 Chicago Cubs, who won 21 straight games. The Indians, who lost to the Cubs in the World Series last year, took the lead early in the first inning, when shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a home run, his 30th of the season; a second run came in the eighth inning. Pitcher Corey Kluber had eight strikeouts over nine innings, with just five hits. Catherine Garcia

September 10, 2017
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No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal won his 16th Grand Slam title Sunday when he defeated Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in the U.S. Open men's final.

This is the third U.S. Open championship for Nadal, a Spaniard, and it was his 23rd career Grand Slam final; he won the French Open in June. Anderson, from South Africa, was ranked No. 32 and was attempting to become the lowest-ranking player to win the U.S. Open. It was his first appearance in a major final. Catherine Garcia

June 22, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz as the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. The Sixers traded with the Boston Celtics to get the top spot. UCLA's Lonzo Ball was chosen second by the Los Angeles Lakers, while the Celtics, drafting third, picked Duke's Jayson Tatum. The draft is taking place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn; follow along live on ESPN. Catherine Garcia

June 14, 2017
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC fighter Conor McGregor will face off August 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the fight Wednesday. Mayweather (49-0) announced his retirement in September 2015 after defeating Andre Berto, and McGregor, the UFC's only simultaneous two-division champion, won the lightweight belt in November 2016. The fight will air on Showtime's pay-per-view channel. Catherine Garcia

May 15, 2017
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Derek Jeter made history once again on Sunday, when the New York Yankees retired his No. 2.

"There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever," Jeter said during a ceremony before the Yankees-Astros game. "And the reason why I say that is because I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports." A plaque was also put up in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, and Jeter was given a 14-karat white gold ring that lists his accomplishments. Jeter won five World Series, was the longest-tenured captain, and holds several Yankee records, including number of hits (3,465) and games played (2,747). This is the 21st number retired by the franchise, and the final single digit. Catherine Garcia

April 27, 2017
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On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett as the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Garrett, a 6-foot-4, 272 pound defensive lineman at Texas A&M, is the first player from the university to be the top overall pick. An All-American, he recorded 31 sacks over three years, and is the fourth defensive player since 2000 to be the draft's first selection. The 21-year-old was with friends and family at the Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington, Texas, when he heard the news. Catherine Garcia

April 9, 2017
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Sergio Garcia won the Masters on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club, his first major championship, after defeating Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff.

Garcia, 36, has played in 73 tournaments over the course of his 18-year career. Before heading into the playoff, Garcia and Rose finished 72 holes tied at nine under. Catherine Garcia

July 24, 2016
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The two newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, were inducted on Sunday afternoon.

Griffey, an outfielder who started and ended his career with the Mariners, and Piazza, a Mets catcher, both spoke during a ceremony at the hall of fame in Cooperstown, New York. Griffey, a 13-time All Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, told the crowd he is "damn proud to be a Seattle Mariner," and there are "two misconceptions about me — I didn't work hard and everything I did I made look easy. Just because I made it look easy doesn't mean that it was. You don't become a Hall of Famer by not working, but working day in and day out." He thanked his parents, especially his mother, who is "the only woman I know that lives in one house and runs five others."

Piazza, a 12-time All-Star and recipient of 10 Silver Slugger Awards, also shared his gratitude for his mother and father, and remarked on the home run he hit in the first sporting event played in New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. "To witness the darkest evil of the human heart…will be forever burned in my soul," he said. "But from tragedy and sorrow came bravery, love, compassion, character, and eventual healing." Griffey was the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft and the highest draft pick ever inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Piazza, the 62nd-round pick in 1988, is the lowest. Catherine Garcia

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