Sports Trivia and Answers

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Easy

Who was the winner of the men's singles of the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup?

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Answer: Roger Federer
Roger Federer beat James Blake to secure the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup, which was his 12th tennis championship title in that year. The tournament was played in China.

Hard

Who was the first Chinese-born player to actually play in an NBA game?

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Answer: Wang Zhizhi
Wang Zhizhi, whose NBA career lasted from 2001 to 2005, entered the NBA one year before his Chinese countryman, Yao Ming, was selected first in the NBA Draft.

VeryHard

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.

VeryHard

How many referees are fielded during Division I college football games?

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Answer: 8
Division I college games feature eight officials, whereas the NFL uses only seven.

Hard

Which NBA player made a cameo appearance in the 2016 comedy movie "Office Christmas Party"?

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Answer: Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler made a cameo appearance, as himself, in this highly-entertaining film about an out-of-control corporate Christmas party.

Medium

Before the introduction of plastic helmets, what were they made out of in the NFL?

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Answer: Leather
The NFL implemented its mandatory-helmet rule in 1943, and at that time leather was the standard material for their composition. However shortly after, in 1949, plastic helmets, which are still used today complemented with much-better technology, were introduced.

Medium

Former NBA All-Star Jermaine O'Neal was drafted by which team in 1996?

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Answer: Portland Trailblazers
High schooler Jermaine O'Neal was selected 17th in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers, never saw ample playing time with the club and thus didn't reach his full, All-Star potential until after being traded to Indiana in 2000.

Easy

What are the color of football goal posts?

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Answer: Yellow
High schools, colleges and the NFL tend to use some shade of yellow for goal posts.

Medium

At the men's singles 2014 Wimbledon Championship, which player knocked out defending champion Andy Murray?

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Answer: Grigor Dimitrov
2013 Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray could not defend his title the subsequent year because he was beaten by Grigor in the quarterfinals of the 2014 men's singles Wimbledon Championship. Novak Djokovic won that year's championship, after a final victory over Roger Federer.



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