Carl Nassib Made History, but Also a Big Play

Last week Nassib, 28, became the first openly gay player to compete in an N.F.L. game. Teammates, the news media and observers casually noted the feat, then cheered his game-changing play.

#baltimore-ravens, #carr-derek, #espn, #football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-for-diversity-and-ethics-in-sport, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-football-league, #records-and-achievements, #trask-amy, #trevor-project

Carolyn Shoemaker, Hunter of Comets and Asteroids, Dies at 92

After her children left for college, she unexpectedly became astronomy’s record-setting spotter of unidentified objects hurtling through the cosmos.

#asteroids, #comets, #deaths-obituaries, #records-and-achievements, #shoemaker-carolyn, #shoemaker-eugene-merle, #space-and-astronomy

Goalball Teammates Set Paralympic Record for Longevity

Asya Miller and Lisa Czechowski, who have won three Paralympic medals as teammates, first competed together at the Sydney Games in 2000.

#blindness, #content-type-personal-profile, #czechowski-lisa, #disabilities, #goalball, #miller-asya, #olympic-games-2020, #paralympic-games, #records-and-achievements

This Teenager is Aiming to Be The Youngest Woman to Circle the Globe Solo

Zara Rutherford, 19, left Belgium last week and plans to complete her journey by early November. Bad weather may be the biggest obstacle.

#content-type-personal-profile, #pilots, #records-and-achievements, #rutherford-zara, #women-and-girls

Is Shohei Ohtani ‘the New Babe Ruth,’ or Something Entirely New?

The two-way star for the Los Angeles Angels draws countless comparisons to the Yankees legend, but their paths are fairly different.

#baseball, #los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim, #major-league-baseball, #ohtani-shohei, #records-and-achievements, #ruth-babe

Ron Hill, Marathoner Who Set Record in Boston, Dies at 82

In 1970 he shaved more than three minutes off the earlier mark. He later set another record: running at least a mile a day for 52 years and 39 days (even after surgery).

#boston-marathon, #deaths-obituaries, #hill-ron-1938-2021, #marathon-running, #records-and-achievements

Joe West to Break Record for Games Umpired

With Joe West about to break Bill Klem’s record for games, a look at four umpires who can connect 1905 to 2021.

#baseball, #major-league-baseball, #officiating-sports, #records-and-achievements, #west-joe

Connor McDavid Hits 100 Points in 53 Games. He’s Not Done Yet.

The Oilers star had four points against the Canucks to reach one of the N.H.L.’s most meaningful milestones, but he is focused most on the playoffs.

#canada, #edmonton-alberta, #edmonton-oilers, #gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #lemieux-mario, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #national-hockey-league, #records-and-achievements

Clara Lamore Walker, Olympian, Dies at 94

She gave up competitive swimming after the 1948 Games in London — until her doctor prescribed the pool for back pain. She staged an astonishing comeback.

#age-chronological, #deaths-obituaries, #international-swimming-hall-of-fame, #olympic-games-1948, #providence-college, #records-and-achievements, #swimming, #walker-clara-lamore-1926-2021, #women-and-girls

Arlene Pieper Stine, 90, Dies; First Woman to Finish a Marathon

She ran the challenging Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado in 1959. For the next 50 years she had no idea that she had made sports history.

#colorado, #deaths-obituaries, #marathon-running, #pikes-peak-colo, #records-and-achievements, #stine-arlene-pieper-1930-2021, #women-and-girls

Stephen Curry Passes Wilt Chamberlain as Warriors Scoring Leader

Players must be great to set their franchise’s career scoring record. But they also need to hang around.

#basketball, #chamberlain-wilt, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #malone-karl, #national-basketball-assn, #records-and-achievements

Darius, ‘World’s Longest Rabbit,’ Is Missing

Measuring more than four feet, the furry giant should be easy to spot. But he vanished from an English garden last weekend, and the police are treating his disappearance as an abduction.

#england, #guinness-world-records-book, #london-england, #rabbits, #records-and-achievements

Justice for the Negro Leagues Will Mean More Than Just Stats

Major League Baseball now wants to welcome Negro-leagues statistics into its record books — but the numbers are just a small part of what needs to be remembered.

#aaron-hank, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #bell-cool-papa, #black-people, #frank-grant, #gibson-josh-1911-47, #leon-day, #major-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #negro-league, #paige-satchel, #records-and-achievements, #segregation-and-desegregation, #statistics

Aleksander Doba, Who Kayaked Across the Atlantic, Dies at 74

He hungered to paddle across an ocean so vast it seemed infinite. He did it three times, setting records and becoming a national hero in Poland.

#atlantic-ocean, #deaths-obituaries, #doba-alexsander-1946-2021, #kayaks, #oceans-and-seas, #poland, #records-and-achievements

She Rowed Across the Atlantic, Joining a New Wave of Extreme Endurance Athletes

After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.

#antigua-and-barbuda, #oceans-and-seas, #records-and-achievements, #rowing

How Do the Nobel Peace Prize Nominations Work?

Thousands of people, including university professors, can submit nominations. Hundreds are submitted per year.

#nobel-prizes, #norwegian-nobel-committee, #records-and-achievements

Nepalis Reach K2 Summit, a First in Winter

A bold winter ascent of K2 by a Nepali team captures the last great challenge in the world’s highest mountains.

#k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #purja-nirmal, #records-and-achievements, #sherpas-himalayan-people

Al Downing, the Pitcher for Home Run No. 715, Reflects on Hank Aaron

Forever linked to a legend, Al Downing says Aaron, the Hall of Famer who died on Friday, “couldn’t have been a nicer man.”

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-braves, #downing-al-1941, #los-angeles-dodgers, #records-and-achievements

How Climbers Reached the Summit of K2 in Winter for the First Time

It was a prideful journey for the Nepalese climbers, who historically haven’t received their due.

#central-asia, #himalayas, #k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #nirmal-purja, #records-and-achievements, #sherpas-himalayan-people

The Runner Sara Hall’s 2020 Breakthrough

Sara Hall is a 37-year-old elite marathoner and mother of four. She showed me how years of setbacks can lead to unexpected rewards.

#hall-ryan, #hall-sara, #london-marathon, #marathon-running, #records-and-achievements

Tesla, Profitable at Last, Bulls Its Way Into the S&P 500

The electric-car maker will be the biggest addition in the history of the benchmark index. Will that settle down its swings?

#corporations, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #records-and-achievements, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

She Dove More Than 300 Feet Under the Sea. Can She Go Deeper?

Alenka Artnik of Slovenia recently set a record in free diving. But her race to the bottom may not be over.

#alenka-artnik, #egypt, #free-diving, #lungs, #mevoli-nicholas, #molchanova-natalia-1962, #records-and-achievements, #red-sea

Emily Harrington Is First Woman to Free-Climb El Capitan Route in Less Than a Day

Emily Harrington is the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route up El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high monolith in Yosemite National Park, in under 24 hours.

#el-capitan, #harrington-emily, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #records-and-achievements, #rock-climbing, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Alex Trebek, Longtime Host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Dies at 80

A good host, he once said, could set his ego aside and let contestants be all they could be. But he let them know when he thought they missed easy answers.

#deaths-obituaries, #jeopardy-tv-program, #records-and-achievements, #trebek-alex

Dodgers Bury the Braves and Rewrite the Record Books

Five home runs, 13 hits, and 15 runs scored — and that was all in just the first three innings.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #records-and-achievements

Don Piccard, a Pioneer Who Soared, Is Dead at 94

He was balloon royalty, the son of scientist parents who reached the stratosphere. He went on to build balloons — and set records — of his own.

#balloons-aeronautics, #deaths-obituaries, #piccard-don, #records-and-achievements, #yost-ed

How Rafael Nadal Won The French Open and His 20th Grand Slam Singles Title

Rafael Nadal won a 20th Grand Slam men’s singles championship to tie Roger Federer’s record. It was Nadal’s 13th title at the French Open.

#djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #records-and-achievements, #tennis

2020 Had the Warmest September on Record, Data Shows

The analysis, by European scientists, kept this year on track to be one of the five hottest in recorded history.

#copernicus-climate-change-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #records-and-achievements

The Biggest Wave Surfed This Year

Maya Gabeira didn’t just ride the biggest wave ever ridden by a woman. It was the biggest wave surfed by anyone in the 2019-20 winter season, a first for women in professional surfing.

#mcnamara-garrett-1967, #nazare-portugal, #records-and-achievements, #surfing, #women-and-girls, #world-surf-league

A 639-Year Concert, With No Intermission for Coronavirus

The long, slow performance of a piece by the American composer John Cage is scheduled to run until 2640. On Saturday, an audience in Germany heard a sound change — the first since 2013.

#cage-john, #halberstadt-germany, #music, #organs-musical, #records-and-achievements

Four Home Runs in a Row? It’s Not as Rare as It Once Was

The White Sox went back-to-back-to-back-to-back on Sunday, the third time it has been done in the last four seasons.

#abreu-jose-dariel, #baseball, #chicago-white-sox, #jimenez-eloy-1996, #moncada-yoan-1995, #records-and-achievements