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Hall of Fame NBA player Larry Bird also won NBA Coach of the Year while coaching which team?

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Answer: Indiana Pacers
In his first year as coach of the Indiana Pacers (with Indiana being his home state), during the 1997-98 season, Larry Bird won Coach of the Year. This feat made him the only person in the first 70 years of NBA history to have won both this award and MVP.

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The winner of the men's singles 2010 U.S. Open Championship, Rafael Nadal defeated which player in the semi-finals of that tournament?

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Answer: Mikhail Youzhny
Rafael made to the final by beating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in the semi-finals of the competition. The outcome of the game was; 6-2, 6-3, and 6-4 in favor of Rafael.

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The final game of the 2018 Australian Open women's singles was contested by which players?

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Answer: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Simona Halep
Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep played in the final of the 2018 Australian Open Championship. Caroline Wozniacki defeated Simona Halep to win the title.

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Which former NBA player had his number 31 retired by the Duke Blue Devils?

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Answer: Shane Battier
Shane Battier won just about every college basketball award imaginable, including leading the Duke Blue Devils to the national championship in 2001. He also won a couple of NBA Championships as a member of the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.

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Which turn-of-the-century player left the NBA, had a kidney transplant and then returned to win a championship?

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Answer: Alonzo Mourning
Few players have displayed the resiliency of center Alonzo Mourning who retired from the NBA in 2003 due to kidney disease, had a transplant in 2004 and then returned to play for the Miami Heat in 2005, helping them win a championship in 2006.

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Which player was chosen between Lebron James (no.1) and Carmelo Anthony (no.2) in the 2003 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Darko Miličić
Although Serbian player Darko Miličić was fortunate to get drafted onto a Pistons team that won the championship that year, he never came ever remotely close to living up to the expectations of a number-two draft pick, especially one that belonged to such an iconic draft class. In fact Miličić was not even invited to the Rising Stars game as a rookie.

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Which player was the winner of the 2018 men's singles Australian Open Championship?

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Answer: Roger Federer
The 2018 Australian Open men's singles championship saw Roger Federer defend his title. He was victorious over Marin Cilic in the final after a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, and 6-1 set wins.

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Which nation does popular tennis player Andy Murray represent?

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Answer: Great Britain
Andy Murray is tennis player of Great Britain. He was born on the 15th of May 1987 in Scotland.

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The first American football game is considered to have been played in which year?

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Answer: 1869
The first game of football was an intercollegiate match between Rutgers and Princeton that was played on 6 November 1869.

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Tiger Woods became a professional golfer in what year?

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Answer: 1996
Tiger Woods became a professional golfer in 1996 and has become one of the highest paid athletes. Besides golfing, Woods also creates golf courses in different countries like Jack's Bay in the Bahamas.



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