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VeryHard

In 1948, which NBA basketball team did the Harlem Globetrotters defeat which eventually helped break the NBA's color barrier?

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Answer: Minneapolis Lakers
The reason the Harlem Globetrotters are said to have become a comedy act is because they were so dominant in basketball, being on a 102-game winning streak when matching up against the Minneapolis Lakers in 1948, that they eventually started goofing off just for fun. The Globetrotters' two-point victory helped in solidifying the fact that African-Americans, who were not allowed in the NBA at the time, were viable professional basketball athletes.

Hard

Who was the last professional hockey player to play without a helmet?

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Answer: Craig MacTavish
Craig MacTavish is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player.

Easy

Bernhard Langer is a distinguished golfer. Which country was he born in?

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Answer: Germany
Bernhard is a successful golfer who hails from Germany. He was born in the year 1957. He had great success in the Masters Tournament in 1985 and 1993.

VeryHard

The Nordstrom family formerly owned which NBA team?

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Answer: Seattle Seahawks
The Nordstrom family of Nordstrom department stores owned the Seahawks from 1974 to 1988.

Medium

Who did Novak Djokovic lose to at the finals of the men's singles of the 2005 Australian Open championship?

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Answer: Marat Safin
Djokovic lost in the semi-finals to Marat Safin in the 2005 Australian Open. Marat Safin went on to win that year's Championship.

Medium

Which team sent four players to the 2015 NBA All-Star Game?

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Answer: Atlanta Hawks
In 2015 the Atlanta Hawks had four All-Stars (Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague), albeit all of them coming off the bench during the game.

Medium

Which tennis player became the first to win more than one singles tournament in the Olympics?

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Answer: Andy Murray
In 2016, Andy Murray set a record as the first tennis player to ever win a singles tournament twice in the history of the Olympics.

Medium

Which former NBA player went by the moniker Chocolate Thunder?

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Answer: Darryl Dawkins
Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins (1957 - 2015) was one of the very-first players to enter the NBA straight from high school. He earned his nickname due to his powerful dunks.

Medium

In the sport of tennis, the acronym ATP stands for what?

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Answer: Association of Tennis Professionals
In tennis, the full meaning of ATP is- the Association of Tennis Professionals. It is a major governing body for the game of tennis. It was formed in 1972.



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