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What teams won Champions League with a clean sheet?

With the Champion's League finals coming this weekend, I was wondering if any team has ever won the League or the European Cup without ever losing a game in both the Qualification rounds and ...
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How exactly did the knockout punch work in Ali vs Liston (1965)? [on hold]

Ali vs Liston was a very famous match in the history of professional boxing, where Ali downed his opponent in a 1st round, 1st minute KO. I was watching the video of the match, but wasn't really able ...
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Most 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game

What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game? Although it sounds simple, I couldn't find this stat in the internet.
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Which sport is played on this field?

I have an extension in my web browser that brings up an aerial photo from different parts of the world each time I open a new tab. A couple of days ago it was an image from Tokyo (I think), with a ...
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What is the record for the most family members competing in the same Olympic Games?

Lily, Liina and Leila Luik are sisters from Estonia who could be the first set of identical triplets to compete in the Olympics Has it ever happened in the Olympic history that 3 members of the same ...
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What is the greatest number of yellow cards a team has got without a red card?

In the Chelsea vs Spurs Premier League match on 2nd May 2016, Spurs received 9 yellow cards but without getting a red card. What's the greatest number of yellow cards a professional team has ever ...
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Have two generations of one family ever won a medal at the same Olympics?

Nino Salukvadze and her son Tsotne Machavariani have both qualified for Rio 2016 Olympic games. Has it ever happened in the past that two generations of the same family have won a medal in the same ...
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NHL Playoff Clean Sweep

After reading How many times has a sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals?, I was curious if there has ever been a team who has not lost a game during the NHL playoff to win the cup.
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Is there any sports that started as women's sport?

I wonder, is there any sports that started as women's sport and in a later period played by men(and accepted widely). I believe all major sports I know was initially male oriented(or at-least first ...
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What is the original inspiration for the use of the blue card in the “Clericus Cup” football association?

The Clericus Cup is a football association of Roman Colleges and seminaries in and around Rome. This new "league" was stated in 2007 with the encouragement of the Vatican and Cardinal Bertone in ...
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Helicopter shot in Cricket

I wondering, who introduced the helicopter shot in cricket. MS Dhoni used to play that shot very often. If I remember correctly Sri Lankan opener Marvan Atapattu use to play similar kind of shots in ...
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Why “individual” race in biathlon is called “individual”?

In biathlon there are 4 format of race: Mass start (12.5km for women and 15km for men) Individual (15km for women and 20km for men) Sprint (7.5km for women and 10km for men) Pursuit (10km for women ...
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How was the legend of 7th game in tennis born?

Watching tennis on TV, it often happens that the commentator talks about the importance of the 7th game of the set; the player who wins that game has more probability to win the set. This theory ...
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Does Vatican participate in any International sports?

Does Vatican participate or ever participated in any international sports as a country ? If participated I would like to know the details of some recent events.
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Is Graeme Souness the answer to this quiz question?

I ran into the following quiz question the other day, but I wasn't sure about the answer: Name the footballer who has played in 5 countries, winning the European cup, and has also managed in 5 ...
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Players with 400 or more goals in all club competitions (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 400 goals in all club competitions, combined for all the teams that they have played. Excluding friendly matches. Related questions: Players with 300 or more ...
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Players with 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 300 goals in top flight domestic league, combined for all the teams that they have played. Related questions: Players with 300 or more goals for a single team ...
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Players with 400 or more goals for a single team in all competitions (European clubs)

Having already started a discussion for the players that has 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league for an European club let's distinguish a question for players with more than 400 goals in ...
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Players with 300 or more goals for a single team in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

When Messi passed 300 goals for Barcelona, I asked this question, but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Who has scored more goals than Messi for a single club? Edit: I was specifically asking for the ...
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What is the most match points saved by a tournament winner?

Recently Martin Kližan won ATP tournament in Rotterdam. On the way to the final he saved 8 match points (5 against Batistuta Agut and 3 against Mahut). What is the record for the most match ...
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Are there other similar badges in football?

In Italy when a team win its 10th Championship (Serie A), they can put on the shirt a star so Juventus FC has 3 stars (31 titles) AC Milan 1 star (18 titles) Inter Milan 1 star (18 titles) This is ...
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Indoor / outdoor track and field different records?

Why there are different records from indoor / outdoor performances? I mean maybe distances 200m and 400m has different tracks (with different lengths of curves and straights) but why there are two ...
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Reason behind curved hockey stick?

What is the reason behind curved hockey sticks? I would like to know about it's history, reason of curve, benefits and science. Thanks in advance.
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Who was the first manager to get expelled from a match in the history of football?

Who was the first manager to get expelled from a match in the history of football? (First event that was recorded and reported.) A recent example: Jose-Mourinho
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Were volleys considered unsportsmanlike in tennis?

Is it true that in the past the volley was considered an unsportsmanlike shot in tennis? If so, why was this, and when did this attitude change? I have heard this thing during a recent tennis match, ...
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How many times in EPL did a title deciding final game of the season take place between two title chasing teams?

Referring only to the Premier League era (since 1992), how many times did it occur that two title challengers faced each other in the last game of the season to decide the fate of the trophy (i.e. ...
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What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the 2015 NFL regular season?

What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the 2015 NFL regular season? In what percentage of onside kicks did the kicking team regain possession of the ball?
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What sports at a professional level are played on multiple surfaces?

Other than tennis, which sports, at a professional level, are played on intentionally different surfaces?
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How are tennis tournament draws determined?

The draw in the 2016 Australian Open (mens) (womens) does not seem to follow the top-seed vs. bottom-seed format common in tournaments such as the NCAA College basketball tournament. For instance, ...
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How is Bavuma the first black South African cricketer to make a test century?

I may be missing something but it's all over the news. I don't understand because JP Duminy has scored 4 test centuries. Is there something here I'm missing ?
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Lane occupancy in swimming

During a session of free swimming into italian public pool is good practice to occupy always the right side of the lane. I do not know if it is related to the way of driving car. In Country like ...
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Why Umpire David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground at nelson?

Beloved David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground whenever the score reached 111 (or 222, 333 etc). I mean nelson is supposed to be bad omen for batsman so why He as an Umpire used to do that in a ...
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In soccer, which player had the longest dribble then a miss goal? [closed]

In soccer, which player had the longest solo dribble, passed the keeper, then missed the goal?
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What happens if the ball returns to the player's side of the court in tennis?

What happens if a tennis player hits the ball with a very large amount of spin and after the first bounce the ball returns to his side of the court? For example, in this video (the 3rd replay is the ...
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The longest super tier break?

What is the longest super tie break (10 points final set) in tennis history in official ATP and WTA matches?
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How many tennis players have announced retirement after winning Grand Slam?

Flavia Pennetta has announced the retirement after winning her first Grand Slam of the career. I guess she is the only tennis player who has taken retirement after winning major. Can you remember any ...
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Tennis tournament winner with multiple walkovers

In the 2015 US Open Mixed Doubles competition, Hingis/Paes are playing (finally winners) the finals after receiving 2 walkovers (2nd and 3rd round). Now the match is going on, but has this happened ...
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Has a ATP / WTA / Grand slam ever been rained out?

If during a ATP / WTA / Grand slam tennis tournament, rain falls consistently for the entire 2 weeks, would the tournament just be cancelled? Has this ever happened in a grand slam? Is there an actual ...
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Is Australia the main source of foreign NFL players?

Occasionally I hear about Australian players switching to the NFL, but haven't heard about it happening with other countries. Is Australia the main source of people who have been successfull in their ...
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Which bowler has played the most consecutive Test Matches?

In Test cricket, Allan Border played 153 consecutive Tests, the most of any player to date (September 2015). Which bowler has played most consecutive Test Matches?
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Football league winner vs cup winner

In England is FA Community Shield, in Italy Supercoppa, in Spain Supercopa, in Germany Supercup and so on This title existe for every FIFA league or just only some league?
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Taking shirt off celebration

Is there some logic in issuance of yellow card to a player who takes his shirt off to celebrate a goal or is it just a rule?
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What international sport do not have age limits for championship competitions?

I view that Alzain Tareq took part in the Kazan 2015 swim championship at age of 10! It seems that FINA (International Swimming Federation) has no age limits for races. Are there any other ...
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The longest Olympic winning streak for a nation

Asking this question I was thinking about the longest gold medal streak for a nation in a speciality. So it mean both summer and winter Olympic games and also for team or individual speciality. For ...
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The longest Olympic winning streak?

Which was the longest winning streak in Olympics in the same specialty?
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Has a pitcher ever homered in an All-Star game?

With runs at a premium at times in All-Star games, and I know DH's are used in some games, has a pitcher ever homered in an All-Star game?
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How many times have the Stanley Cup Finals featured two Canadian teams?

How many times have the Stanley Cup Finals been played between two Canadian hockey teams?
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What is Germany's national sport or sports?

Does Germany have any national sport or sports, and if so, what are they? Germany is not mentioned in the English or German language Wikipedia articles on national sports, but doesn't explicitly ...
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Olympic sports with mixed team?

What are, if they exist, Olympic sports (both winter and summers Games) where there are team composed by men and women?
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When was the last time a single country had three players in Top 10 of WTA rankings?

If Karolína Plíšková wins her today's match against Angelique Kerber, she will move into the 10th spot in the next edition of WTA singles rankings. (Sources: wtatennis, tennisworldusa, idnes, ...) If ...