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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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Which team won the first Super Bowl ever?

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Answer: Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs during the inaugural event in 1967.

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In what year were the first Air Jordan sneakers released?

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Answer: 1984
The "Air Jordan" brand is still going strong decades after its debut in 1984, with Michael Jordan reportedly making more money decades after his retirement than any active NBA players of that era.

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Who was the only person to have won a Super Bowl as a player, as an assistant coach and as a head coach?

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Answer: Mike Ditka
Ditka won as a player with the Cowboys in 1971, assistant coach with the same club in 1972 and head coach of the Chicago Bears in 1985.

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Which NBA personality actually owns the term "three-peat", referring to a team winning three consecutive championships?

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Answer: Pat Riley
Although Pat Riley trademarked the term "three-peat" in 1988, he credits one of his players at the time, Byron Scott, with coining the phrase. Riley reportedly earned $300,000 in royalties when the Bulls three-peated in the 1990's.

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In which year did Fred Couples win his first major championship in golf?

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Answer: 1992
Fred Couples, an American golfer won his first major championship in 1992, when he won the Masters Tournament. Fred is also known as "Boom Boom".

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Which famous golf player was nicknamed "Golden Bear"?

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Answer: Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus, also known as "Golden Bear" is a former American professional golf player. He had such an outstanding career during his playing days. He won 18 major championships throughout his professional career.

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In 1999, the Chicago Bulls traded established superstar Scottie Pippen to which other team?

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Answer: Houston Rockets
Scottie Pippen was traded to the Houston Rockets in 1999 for the relatively-obscure player Roy Rogers and a worthless second-round pick, but by that time the Bulls had firmly decided that the highly-successful Jordan years, which Pippen helped define, were over.

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What tool is used in striking a tennis ball in the sport of tennis?

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Answer: Tennis Racket
The tool used in striking a tennis ball is referred to as a tennis racket. It consists of three key sections- the head, the shaft, and the grip.



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