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October 15, 2012

Go Figure

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Strikeouts, with no walks, for Rays righthander James Shields, in a complete-game two-hitter against the Orioles—which he lost 1--0. Only five other pitchers since 1900 have had at least 15 K's, no walks and given up two hits or fewer in a complete game—and they all got a win.


Length, in feet, of a putt sunk by Olympic swimming legend and aspiring golfer Michael Phelps on the 6th hole of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship pro-am in Scotland.

4.5 million

Copies of EA Sports's FIFA Soccer 13 sold in the first five days after its release—the biggest sports-video-game launch ever.


Consecutive losses in the Presidents Race, held during every game at Nationals Park, by the Teddy Roosevelt mascot, before he finally outlegged George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln in the last game of the season.

$40.7 million

Debt listed by Arkansas football coach John L. Smith in an amended bankruptcy filing, up from $25.7 million last month.