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Which former NBA player had a starring role in the 1980 comedy movie "Airplane!"?

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Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's extensive acting résumé also features him battling Bruce Lee in "Game of Death", an incomplete 1972 action film.

Medium

Who eliminated Serena Williams in the 2016 U.S. Open women's single Championship?

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Answer: Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková crushed Serena Williams out of the semifinals of the 2016 U.S. Open women's single Championship.

Hard

How many aces did Pete Sampras record in the 1993 season?

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Answer: 1000
Pete Sampras set a record of 1000 aces in the 1993 season. He became the first tennis player to achieve such a record in one season.

Medium

Who was the MVP of the 2010-11 NBA Regular Season?

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Answer: Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose suffered an ACL injury the following season and though remaining a viable player never regained the MVP form of the earlier days of his career, when he set a record at age 22 for youngest MVP ever.

Easy

Which male golfer was the winner of 2018 U.S. Open Champion?

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Answer: Brooks Koepka
In 2018 Brooks Koepka won the 2018 U.S. Open Championship at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York City. This was his first back-to-back victory in this competition, thus, putting him at par with Curtis Strange.

VeryHard

Which player in the 2000 NBA Draft was an alum of Hofstra University in Long Island, New York?

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Answer: Speedy Claxton
Craig "Speedy" Claxton was drafted 20th by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2000 yet is best known for earning a champisonship as a member of the Spurs in 2003.

VeryHard

What is the name of the professional football league founded by filmmaker Charlie Ebersol and ESPN analyst Bill Polian?

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Answer: Alliance of American Football
Charlie and Bill have teamed up to create the Alliance of American Football (AAF), a professional league set to debut one week after the Super Bowl in 2019.

Easy

What Boston Red Sox player has the most career hits?

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Answer: Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski is the Red Sox player who played their whole career with the club with the most career hits at 3,419.



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