Questions about records, or statistics deemed best in a specific sport and/or event. This tag should be combined with a tag for the specific sport in which the record lies.

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Why does Messi's 50th goal count as a record?

Last night, Messi scored his 50th goal of the season. Why is it considered a new goal-scoring record? Dixie Dean scored 60 goals for Everton in the FA First Division alone (he had 67 in total) in ...
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Why is the marathon World Record not 2:03:02?

Why exactly is Geoffrey Mutai's 2:03:02 in Boston (2011) not the marathon World Record?
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What is the fastest recorded smash shot in tennis?

The fastest recorded tennis serve is about 260km/h but smash is far easier to do and shoot with far higher velocity. I am trying to find the maximum speed tennis players are able to shoot the ball and ...
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What is the longest six in cricket history?

Calculating the distance of the six hit by the batsmen is a new trend. I'd searched for longest six of cricket, some said it's from Shahid Afridi, some said, it's MSD and some saying Yuvi. I would ...
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Which soccer players have more goals than caps at the club level?

Are there some football players who have better average than 1 goal per game in their club career? Or if we restrict only to one competition, not the whole career? Or to one season of a competition? ...