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VeryHard

Who defeated Rafael Nadal at the 2016 men's singles U.S. Open tournament?

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Answer: Lucas Pouille
Rafael Nadal lost in the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Open Champions to French international, Lucas Pouille. The competition was organized at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the City of New York.

Medium

How many games are played by each team during the NFL regular season?

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Answer: 16
NFL teams play 16 games over a 17-week period, which includes a "bye week" where they get a break.

Easy

Lamar Odom won the Sixth Man of the Year Award while a member of which NBA franchise?

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Answer: Los Angeles Lakers
Not only was Odom named Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 as a member of the Lakers, but he also helped them win a couple of championships during his seven-season tenure with the club.

Medium

What is the average total length of a NFL football game?

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Answer: 3 Hours
Despite NFL games lasting on average about 3 hours, the ball is actually in play for only about 11 minutes. The television audience spends much of this time watching commercials and instant replays.

Medium

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.

Medium

Which NBA team was known as "Run TMC" in the late 1980's and early 1990's?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
The triumvirate of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were acronymed Run TMC based on the first letter from their names and due to their fast-paced, high-scoring style which was a predecessor for the method of play that would dominate the NBA some 20 years later.

Medium

Which famous golf player is nicknamed "Lefty"?

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Answer: Phil Mickelson
American born golfer, Phil Mickelson is popularly called "Lefty". He has won several major championships in his professional career.

Hard

As of 2018, which former NBA player holds the record as the leading career scorer in the history of NCAA Division I basketball?

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Answer: Pistol Pete Maravich
NBA Hall of Fame shooting guard "Pistol" Pete Maravich (1947 - 1998) averaged an unbelievable 44 points per game in college and finished his collegiate career (1967 - 1970) with a record 3,667 total points scored.

Easy

Which nation does Novak Djokovic come from?

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Answer: Serbia
Novak Djokovic is a renowned tennis player. He was born on the 22nd of May 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia.



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