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VeryHard

In what year was European basketball star Toni Kukoč drafted by the Chicago Bulls?

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Answer: 1990
Kukoč was actually drafted by the Bulls in 1990, though he spent three more years in Europe before actually joining the team in 1993.

Medium

The final of the men's doubles of the 2012 U.S. Open was won by which set of two players?

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Answer: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, both American internationals beat the pair of Leander Paes and Radek Štěpánek to win the men's doubles 2012 U.S. Open Championship.

VeryHard

Who was the youngest player ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft?

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Answer: Amobi Okoye
Drafted in 2007, Nigerian-born Amobi Okoye entered college at 16 years old, thus becoming NFL eligible at 19.

Medium

What was the first Superbowl to use Roman numerals in its title?

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Answer: 3
Super Bowl III, played in 1969, was the first to use Roman numerals. The previous two were called the AFL-NFL Championship Game.

Easy

Which 1990's NBA player went on to become mayor of a California city?

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Answer: Kevin Johnson
Though as a player Kevin Johnson is mostly-associated with Phoenix, Arizona, his actual hometown is Sacramento, California. And he served the latter as its Mayor from 2008 to 2016.

Hard

Who won the wheelchair men's singles of the Australian Open 2011 Championship?

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Answer: Shingo Kunieda
In 2011, Shingo Kunieda, who is a Japanese international, picked up his fourth title of the Australian Open Wheelchair men's singles Championship. He beat Stephane Houdet in the final game of the tournament.

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

What term is used to describe a situation where a player makes a serve and the ball does not successfully land in his/her opponent's service box?

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Answer: Fault
In a tennis game, a fault occurs when a serving player makes a service, without a successful landing of the ball in the opponent's service box. In this situation, the server is then allowed only a second attempt to serve.

Easy

2004's infamous "Malice at the Palace" incident took place in the arena of which NBA team?

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Answer: Detroit Pistons
The "Malice at the Palace", perhaps the most-disturbing event in the history of the NBA, involved members of the visiting Indiana Pacers brawling in the stands with fans of Detroit Pistons, who formerly played at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.



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