Hot dogs eaten by Japan's Takeru (Tsunami) Kobayashi, 24, in 12 minutes to win the 87th Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. Last year the 5'6" Impounder ate 50 dogs for the win.
Median age of major league baseball fans, according to Scarborough Research, a consumer market research firm. The company also determined the median age of NFL fans (43), NBA fans (41) and NHL fans (39).
Canton-area hotel rooms reserved by friends and relatives of Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly for his induction into pro football's Hall of Fame on Aug. 3, a record for an inductee.
Months on the market before Atlanta Braves outfielder Gary Sheffield's four-year-old St. Petersburg house sold. Listed at $4.3 million, the property went for $2.8 million.
Current FIFA ranking of the U.S. soccer team, equaling its highest ranking ever. The U.S. was also ranked 11th in May 1998.