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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/5/16

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:

Texas 7, Detroit 5
Minnesota 5, Baltimore 2
Houston 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Seattle 4, L.A. Angels 1

Washington 14, Miami 12
Milwaukee 7, Atlanta 2
San Diego 6, Arizona 3
St. Louis 11, San Francisco 2

Washington 86, N.Y. Liberty 67
Dallas 90, Indiana 63
Minnesota 83, L.A. Sparks 72
Phoenix 84, Connecticut 77
Las Vegas 84, Chicago 80

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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/4/18

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:

Boston 3, Washington 0
N.Y. Yankees 6, Atlanta 2
Miami 3, Tampa Bay 0
Chicago Cubs 5, Detroit 2
Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1
Oakland 4, San Diego 2
Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 2
N.Y. Mets 6, Toronto 3
Cincinnati 7, Chicago White Sox 4

L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 4
Houston 5, Texas 4, 10 Innings
Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2

L.A. Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 4
Colorado 1, San Francisco 0
St. Louis 8, Arizona 4

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Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut gobbles 74 hotdogs, setting new world record at Nathan's contest

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Steven Ferdman/WireImage via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ten minutes, 74 hotdogs and an estimated 22,200 calories later, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is once again the undisputed chow champion. Wednesday marked Chestnut’s 11th win at the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.

“Seventy-four hot dogs — I’ve earned it,” he said after the event in an interview with ESPN. Chestnut marked a new world record set using his signature style of stuffing two frankfurters down his throat at a time. “This was a beautiful day. I love to eat and I tried to enjoy the food.”

For yet another year, the favorites in both the men’s and women’s categories — Chestnut, 34, and Miki Sudo, 33, — strutted off the stage after braving the broiling heat to brandish mustard title belts and oversized checks, proving they reign supreme when it comes to speed-eating encased meat.

Chestnut, the current hotdog-eating world record holder from Vallejo, California, downed a whopping 74 weiners, dipping the buns in super-sized plastic cups of water during the 10-minute-long contest. Judges peered below and Nathan’s helpers stood by with paper plates loaded with more hotdogs.

Chestnut said he had “a vision” for this year’s win, and seemed to be unfatigued after “10 minutes of work.”

“I’m going to keep riding the wave,” he said of his carer on the competitive eating circuit.

New Jersey native Carmen Cincotti finished second by eating 64 hot dogs. Third place finisher Darron Breedon got 43 frankfurters down.

The Fourth of July event, considered by some to be the Super Bowl of competitive eating, also featured 74-year-old Rich “The Locust” LeFevre — the oldest competitor in the contest’s 101-year history.

In the women’s competition, Sudo, a native New Yorker by way of Japan and Hawaii, accomplished her goal to “5-pete” the competition by gobbling 37 hot dogs and water-dipped buns in 10 minutes.

“I had a comfortable lead, and I left room to eat more for next year,” Sudo told ESPN while hoisting her pink title belt.

Sudo’s dad was in the crowd to watch her win. While her grand total was four fewer than her tally last year, it was nine more than the closest challenger, Michelle Lesco.

Third place finisher Juliet Lee came in with just 25.

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Pitcher CC Sabathia credits training regimen for late-career success

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By Eric Mollo

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is pitching in the midst of his eighteenth Major League season, and it has been one of his most effective in several years.

Sabathia entered the month of July ranked among the top pitchers in the American League in earned run average (ERA), and has kept the Yankees in the running for a division title.

Weeks away from his 38th birthday, Sabathia says one of the keys to his late-career success has been his training regimen, a routine he developed while working out with his former teammate, Andy Pettitte.

“I think everything late in my career has been after Andy. We worked out a lot together when he was playing, and I was picking his brain on what to do in the offseason from a routine perspective,” Sabathia said in an exclusive conversation with ABC News. “Andy Pettitte has been a great mentor… I’ve watched a lot of video of him the last couple of years, and what he’s turned into the past couple of years, it’s really helped me.”

Sabathia was speaking before attending Triple Play Day at the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center in New York City in late June. As he discussed his season and dedication to fitness with ABC News, he was kicking off a series of nationwide events with the Boys & Girls Clubs to encourage youth development, exercising, and physical health.

Sabathia says he has tried boxing in recent years–a newer workout routine for the long time ace, who stands six feet and six inches tall. He says boxing does not put as much stress on his lower body, and he has alternated between other workouts to put less stress on his joints, such as swimming.

Shaking up his exercise regimen is not the only change Sabathia made.

“Oh no, I’ve completely changed the style I pitched,” Sabathia tells ABC News, when asked whether he adjusted the way he approaches pitching or if he made fewer, subtler changes. Earlier in his career, while he was pitching for the Cleveland Indians, Sabathia says he pitched with a “football mentality,” something he believes he picked up while playing a variety of contact sports with the Boys & Girls Club as a kid. He was a harder thrower, a more aggressive pitcher, and accumulated more strikeouts than he does now.

Pitching into his late thirties, Sabathia has had to face the realities of playing baseball as his body fails to move as fast as it once did and does not recover as quickly: “I think it’s just getting around older players and kind of realizing what you need to do to take that next step in your career.”

Sabathia first joined the Yankees as a free agent in December 2008, leading New York to their 27th World Series championship in his first year with the team. Now in his tenth season in New York, Sabathia is continuing to develop his workout routine so he can extend his career in hopes of winning another championship and lead a healthy lifestyle long after he is done pitching.

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Octopus killed for food after correctly predicting 3 World Cup games

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By Leighton Schneider

iStock/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Rabiot, the World Cup-predicting octopus, has died.

More precisely, he’s been turned into sashimi, reports Japanese newspaper Mainichi.

Japanese outlet Sora News 24 was more gruesome in its description of Rabiot’s fate: “match-predicting octopus gutted after loss to Poland … literally.”

Rabiot was a Giant Pacific Octopus caught off the coast of Obira, Hokkaido.

According to Mainichi, fisherman Kimio Abe, 51, named the mollusk on June 19.

Abe then placed his new invertebrate in a paddling pool containing three boxes with food, one representing Japan, another representing its opponent and a third representing a draw, according to reports.

In the experiment, the octopus tipped its tentacles towards the right boxes, thus predicting a Japanese win against Colombia, a draw with Senegal and a loss to Poland. All three predictions were true.

“I’m glad that all the forecasts turned out correct and Japan moved on to the knockout stage,” fisherman Abe told Mainichi in an interview published before the team’s loss to Poland.

Rabiot is not the first octopus to predict World Cup results.

Paul, an octopus who lived in a German aquarium, correctly predicted eight World Cup games in 2010. He was found dead of natural causes later that fall.

Abe told Mainichi that he sent Rabiot to the fish market before Japan lost 1-0 to Poland last week, an outcome the tasty invertebrate didn’t see coming.

Meanwhile, scientists feel we might be better served keeping octopuses off dinner plates. Researchers at Cambridge University specifically mentioned octopuses in their 2012 Declaration of Consciousness, which states that some animals also possess the “neurological substrates” that generate consciousness.

For his part, Abe told the Japanese newspaper that he is now on the hunt for another eight-limbed oracle to predict the remaining World Cup results.

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