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In tennis matches, a double fault means that the point is awarded to?

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Answer: The Receiver
The receiver is awarded the point if the server makes a double fault when serving the ball.

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Which fellow NBA superstar fouled the legendary Isiah Thomas so hard in 1991 that it left the latter permanently scarred?

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Answer: Karl Malone
In December of 1991, Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone inflicted a vicious elbow to Thomas' eye which resulted in a gruesome scene, 40 stitches and a permanent scar. Rightfully this incident is considered one of the most unsportsmanlike acts in NBA history.

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Before the introduction of plastic helmets, what were they made out of in the NFL?

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Answer: Leather
The NFL implemented its mandatory-helmet rule in 1943, and at that time leather was the standard material for their composition. However shortly after, in 1949, plastic helmets, which are still used today complemented with much-better technology, were introduced.

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Who did Michael Jordan, as President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards, select with the first pick in the 2001 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Kwame Brown
Despite going on to have a 12-year NBA career as a player and headlining a weak draft class, Kwame Brown is still considered by many pundits to be a bust due to being drafted so high yet never living up to the hype of a number-one pick.

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The NFL's final championship game between the AFC and NFC is known as what?

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Answer: Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is the most-watched television program of the year in the United States, and the day it is held has the status of a quasi-holiday.

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Which player hit a clutch three-pointer to send Game 6 of the 2013 Finals into overtime?

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Answer: Ray Allen
In a career defined by setting NBA records in three-pointers made, the biggest shot of Ray Allen's career came near the end of it, in 2013, when the Heat staved off elimination and ultimately won the Championship thanks in large part to his clutch shot in Game 6 of the Finals.

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2004's infamous "Malice at the Palace" incident took place in the arena of which NBA team?

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Answer: Detroit Pistons
The "Malice at the Palace", perhaps the most-disturbing event in the history of the NBA, involved members of the visiting Indiana Pacers brawling in the stands with fans of Detroit Pistons, who formerly played at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.

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Who is the only athlete ever to play in a Super Bowl and a World Series?

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Answer: Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders is now a former American football and baseball player who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.



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