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Alex Rodriguez Hits Home Run No. 600

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 home runs Wednesday, reaching the milestone after a 12-game drought — and exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer — with a drive off Toronto’s Shaun Marcum in the first inning at Yankee Stadium.

A-Rod raised a hand slightly in triumph as he rounded first base, then completed his trot to the roar of the crowd. He joined an elite club that includes Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630) and Sammy Sosa (609).

Despite saying he’s been more relaxed than he was when trying for his 500th homer, Rodriguez went just 9 for 46 after homering on July 22, the longest stretch between Nos. 599 and 600 for any of the seven to reach the mark. Mays was next at 21 at-bats, according to STATS LLC. A-Rod went 28 without a home run before 500.

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Kamron Doyle Becomes Youngest Bowler to Cash at PBA Event

Kamron Doyle, 12, finished 30th in the PBA’s Open Regional tournament and took home $400

A 12-year-old boy has become the youngest bowler to earn money at a Professional Bowlers Association event — but he can’t spend that cash right away.

Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., finished 30th in the PBA’s Canton (Ga.) Open Regional tournament Sunday, receiving $400 that will be deposited into a scholarship account.

Bowling as a non-PBA member, he had a 2,797 13-game pinfall total for a 215.1 average. The sixth-grader was competing against a 94-player field that included some of the top regional and national tour professional players from the organization’s South region.

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Superman Leap Makes Fordham Player a Viral Video Hit

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … Fordham baseball player?

Yes, that’s college boy Brian Kownacki joining Mark Buehrle and Paul Maholm as an early contender for the baseball play of the year with this unbelievable and successful leap turned handspring over Iona catcher James Beck on Tuesday. The soaring Superman play wasn’t just for show, either. It was part of a nine-run rally in the eighth inning that helped Fordham overcome an early 9-1 deficit en route to a 12-9 win.

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Apolo Ohno Takes 7th Olympic Medal to Make Olympic History

With his 7th career Olympic medal in the 1000m, Apolo Ohno became the most decorated US Olympian in history. With the gold and silver out of reach, Ohno scooted furiously past Charles Hamelin and Francois […]

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Belmonte/ Feldman Top Qualifiers in PBA Bayer Don & Paula Carter Mixed Doubles

Sunday’s finals on ESPN should be an exciting one. Jason Belmonte of Australia and Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., picked up where they left off in qualifying and combined forces in match play to earn […]

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