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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
More information: 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 NBA player posted a picture of himself on Instagram hanging out with Hollywood actor Al Pacino on a private jet in 2014?

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Answer: Paul Pierce
More information: Paul "the Truth" Pierce couldn't help but to share with the world the fact that he was on a private jet with none other than Al "Scarface" Pacino in April 2014, with the Instagram photo being captioned "Bosses chillin."

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What is the average salary of an NFL player?

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Answer: $2 Million
More information: NFL players, on average, make $2.1 million annually, which is considerably less than their MLB and NBA counterparts.

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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
More information: 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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Andy Murray was knocked out at the quarter-finals stage of the men's singles 2016 U.S. Open. Who knocked him out?

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Answer: Kei Nishikori
More information: In the 2016 U.S. Open Championship, Andy Murray was knocked out by Japanese international, Kei Nishikori at the quarter-final stage of the tournament.

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Which of the following NFL teams does not play in its home city?

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Answer: Dallas Cowboys
More information: The Cowboys do not actually play in Dallas but at AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington, Texas.

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In golf, which other word refers to the terminology "a hole-in-one"?

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Answer: Ace
More information: Ace in golf is another term that describes "a hole-in-one". This term describes a situation when a golfer hits the ball directly into the bottom of the cup from the tee.

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What is the international governing body for golf?

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Answer: IGF
More information: IGF (International Golf Federation) is an internationally recognized body for governing the game of Golf. It was established in 1958.

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What is the required amount of years a player must be out of high school before being eligible to play in the NFL?

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Answer: Three
More information: The ensure mental and physical readiness, players must have left high school at least three years before being eligible to play in the NFL.



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