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Who is credited with being the first person to play in the NBA to ever come out publicly as a homosexual?

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Answer: John Amaechi
Though Jason Collins later gained popularity for being the first active gay NBA player, John Amaechi, who played in the NBA from 1995 to 2003, came out in 2007, a whole six years before Collins did.

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In American football, what is the position called of the player who snaps the ball to the quarterback?

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Answer: Center
The center is usually stationed directly in the middle of the offensive line, and it is his job to hand the ball to the quarterback.

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Which was the first team to break the record set by the 1996 Bulls of 72 regular-season victories against only 10 losses?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
The 2016 Golden State Warriors broke this record by going an uncanny 73 and 9 throughout the regular season. However, unlike the '96 Bulls, they lost in the NBA Finals.

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What is the average salary of an NFL player?

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Answer: $2 Million
NFL players, on average, make $2.1 million annually, which is considerably less than their MLB and NBA counterparts.

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Where was the maiden edition of the tennis World Team Cup held?

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Answer: Jamaica
The first edition of the tennis World Team Cup was held in Kingston in Jamaica. It was organized in 1975.

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Who was the first non-American to win the Masters Tournament?

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Answer: Gary Player
Gary Player was the first non-American golf player to ever win the Masters Tournament. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He won his first Masters tournament in 1961 and went on to win two more in 1974 and 1978.

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Champion NBA point guard Kyrie Irving was born in which country?

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Answer: Australia
Though (also) an American citizen, Kyrie Irving was born in Australia as his father, Drederick Irving, was a professional basketball player there.

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Which Country won the 2018 Fed Cup?

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Answer: Czech Republic
The Czech Republic was crowned the winners of the Fed Cup in 2018. Their victory marked their 11th title in this tournament. They defeated the United States in the final.

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Which one of the following NFL teams is actually publicly-owned?

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Answer: Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are a publicly-owned, non-profit corporation and have been so since 1923.

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Fun-loving NBA personality Shaquille O'Neal is actually a doctor! In what field did he earn a doctorate?

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Answer: Education
Shaq earned a Ed.D. (doctorate in education) from Florida's Barry University in 2012 and has always possessed a passion for furthering his education, such as earning his bachelor's degree in 2000 despite concurrently being an established sports' superstar.



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