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Thompson: Indians rookies revel in historic win streak

2:29 AM ET CLEVELAND — Less than an hour after his team broke the record for most consecutive wins in baseball history, Indians rookie Greg Allen left the team’s clubhouse and headed down the hall to get some food to take back to his hotel. Cleveland had won, again, this time in extra innings, 3-2 over the Royals, in a wild regular-season game that felt like the playoffs. Allen’s entire major league career is shorter than the Indians’ 22-game winning streak; he still has never lost a game. Along with ...

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Steelers' Watt not satisfied after historic debut

9:06 AM ET CLEVELAND — T.J. Watt made history and wanted more. Apparently becoming the first rookie in three decades to record two sacks and one interception in an NFL debut wasn’t enough for Watt, an outside linebacker whose playmaking helped the Pittsburgh Steelers seal a 21-18 win over the Cleveland Browns. “We felt like we were in the backfield all of the time, but we have to finish plays,” Watt said. “We had a few sacks left on the table, from my point of view.” Watt is the third ...

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After historic night, Dodgers don't want to see J.D. Martinez, Robbie Ray in playoffs

1:12 AM ET If Labor Day is indeed the last day of summer, then J.D. Martinez sent us out in style. The Arizona Diamondbacks slugger became the 18th player in major league history to hit four home runs in one game, a feat rarer than a perfect game … which we had for five innings in this game, making Arizona’s 13-0 shutout over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers one of the craziest games of any year. Even Zack Greinke was seen laughing and chatting things up in the Diamondbacks’ dugout ...

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Sources: Stafford, Lions agree to historic deal

11:56 PM ET ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Matthew Stafford will become the highest-paid player in NFL history with the five-year deal he has agreed to with the Detroit Lions, sources told ESPN on Monday night. The deal will have an average annual value of $ 27 million, a source said, putting Stafford ahead of the five-year contract that pays $ 25 million annually to Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, which Carr signed last month. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Stafford’s deal is expected to guarantee him a record ...

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Tesla delivers its first 30 Model 3s in historic moment

Tesla releases Model 3 Tesla handed over the keys to the first 30 Model 3 owners at the automaker’s manufacturing plant in Fremont, California Friday night. The jubilant event marked the culmination of a long journey to deliver an affordable electric car. With its first three vehicles — the Roadster, Model S and Model X — Tesla(TSLA) made electric cars cool. But with prices approaching and exceeding $ 100,000, few could afford them. Now with the Model 3, which starts at $ 35,000, Tesla is releasing a vehicle that could ...

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Curry to sign historic 5-year, $201M deal

4:21 AM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry has agreed to a five-year, $ 201 million extension — the richest contract in league history — with the Golden State Warriors, his agent Jeff Austin of Octagon told ESPN. NBA free agency is underway. We’ve got you covered with the latest news, analysis and buzz. Full coverage • Curry’s 5-year, $ 201M deal richest ever• George heads to Thunder in megadeal• Clips, Griffin agree to 5 years, $ 173M• Wolves replace Rubio with Teague• Spurs keep Mills for 4 ...

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Marrakech's historic booksellers once again face eviction

Lined up against shopkeepers hawking everything from fresh parsley to colorful socks, Marrakech’s historic booksellers face an uncertain future as authorities plan an urban makeover in one of Morocco’s tourist hubs. In the shadow of the 12th century Al Koutoubia mosque – also known as the Mosque of Booksellers – the bustling shops once specialized in handwritten manuscripts and religious texts. It is a business that has been passed down from generation to generation. Only 26 booksellers remain in Bab Doukkala on the edge of the old city. Their stocks ...

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SpaceX set for launch on historic mission after 2-day delay

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX is set to reach another historic milestone this evening by sending a used Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The launch — which is scheduled for 5:07 pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Florida — comes after a two-day delay. Liftoff was originally scheduled for Thursday evening, but that plan was scrubbed due to a lightning storm. SpaceX tweeted Saturday that the weather looked “60% favorable” for liftoff. The pioneering company, headed by Tesla(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, has proven it can reuse a first-stage ...

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Kevin Durant delivers opening wallop in Warriors' historic quest

11:50 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors took another bold step Thursday night in their quest to notch the first “Fo’, Fo’, Fo’, Fo’” in NBA postseason history, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers113-91 in Game 1 of the Finals. A Warriors team that’s nearly perfect on paper was masterful in practice, led by Kevin Durant‘s 38 points. He became just the fourth NBA player to score at least 25 points in his first six Finals games. Durant attacked the rim relentlessly all night for Golden State, which entered ...

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New app shows virtual statues of historic women

State Street: Why we commissioned the Wall St. ‘Fearless Girl’ The “Fearless Girl” statue has some virtual company. Marketing firm Y&R launched a new campaign called “The Whole Story Project” this week. The app that allows users to see, share and add virtual statues of notable women along existing public statues of men. The app, which uses augmented reality and GPS technology, lets users find where statues are located and learn about women’s contributions. Users must be at the location of the statue to see the woman appear next to ...

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