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Who is the shortest player in the first 70 years of NBA history to win the Slam Dunk Contest?

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Answer: Spud Webb
More information: Standing at approximately 5'7", Spud Webb is widely regarded as one of the shortest players in professional basketball's history. However, he surprised everyone by winning the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. This achievement made him the shortest player to be crowned champion of the NBA slam dunk contest.

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Bernhard Langer is a distinguished golfer. Which country was he born in?

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Answer: Germany
More information: Bernhard is a successful golfer who hails from Germany. He was born in the year 1957. He had great success in the Masters Tournament in 1985 and 1993.

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Rapper Eminem mentions which NFL head coach in his 1999 track "Just Don't Give a F*ck"?

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Answer: Marty Schottenheimer
More information: On this track from the classic "the Slim Shady LP", Eminem dropped the line "cursing at you players worse than Marty Schottenheimer".

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Who won the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Championship?

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Answer: Martin Kaymer
More information: In 2014, Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open championship, which was held at the North Carolina's Pinehurst Resort. This was Kaymer's second major championship, one he won by wire-to-wire lead.

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Victoria Azarenka played in the 2012 women's singles of the U.S. Open tournament. Who did she beat in the semi-finals of the tournament?

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Answer: Maria Sharapova
More information: Maria Sharapova was defeated by Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals of the 2012 women's singles of the U.S. Open Championship. Victoria Azarenka lost to Serena Williams in the final match of the tournament.

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1990's actress Holly Robinson went on to marry which now-retired NFL player?

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Answer: Rodney Peete
More information: Holly Robinson-Peete is best known for her roles on "21 Jump Street" and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper". She married 16-year quarterback Rodney Peete in 1995.

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Which NFL legend also went on to win a season of "Dancing with the Stars"?

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Answer: Emmitt Smith
More information: Peerless retired running back Emmitt Smith, alongside professional dancer Cheryl Burke, won season three of "Dancing with the Stars".

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Which year did American legendary golfer, Tiger Woods win his first Masters Tournament?

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Answer: 1997
More information: In 1997, at the tender age of only 21 years old, Tiger Woods won his first Masters Tournament. In that year, he became the youngest golfer to win the tournament.

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What was the previous name of the NFL before it was changed to the National Football League?

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Answer: American Professional Football Association
More information: Formed in 1920, the American Professional Football Association (APFA) was the previous name of the NFL until 1922, when it was changed to its current name.



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