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Why Great Britain or England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland in different sport?

Why in different sport athletes represents differents "Country"? in football and curling and rugby and other sports there are England/Scotland/Wales and Ireland teams; in tennis (scottish player ...
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IS atul sharma world's fastest bowler?

In 2009, some news came that atul sharma is worlds fastest bowler. Rajastan Royals picked him to their squad. So i just wanted to know that is it a fake news?? He hasn't played even a single ...
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Who is the oldest player who was drafted in the NBA?

I would like to know who the oldest player was that ever got drafted into the NBA?
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Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently had his 50 goals milestone (also a national record for Sweden) prior to with 100 appearance for the team. With 50 goals in 100 games he's averaging a goal in every second ...
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Record match point saved in volleyball with rally point system?

What is the record of saved match points in a volleyball match now that the rule is the rally poin system? I mean that the team who saved match points finally wins the match
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Maximum match point saved in a tennis match?

What is the record of saved match points in a ATP/WTA tennis match? And what about limited at grand slam matches? I mean that player who saved match points finally wins the game
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Which football club started the tradition of announcing player's name 3 times when they score a goal

As you have probably seen that many teams(Bayern Munchen, Napoli) have the player's name announced 3 times by the announcer, when they score a goal. I want to know where/when this tradition started.
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Maximum runs scored in an inning by a batsman

What are the maximum runs scored in an inning of 50 overs by 1 batsman?
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What is the longest professional championship drought ever? [closed]

Is there a professional sports franchise in the history of the world that has gone longer without a championship than the Chicago Cubs (105 years and counting)?
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Is Tom Glavine the only hockey player who was drafted by the NHL, but went on to play another professional sport?

At his MLB Hall of Fame induction, Tom Glavine noted that he was also drafted to play hockey by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings (1984 draft, 4th round), ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Brett Hull (6th ...
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Has a player ever rallied from 2 sets down, 0-5 in 3rd set, 0-40 in 6th game?

Has there ever been a professional tennis match where one player lost the first 2 sets, lost the first 5 games of the third set, and was trailing 0-40 in the 6th game of the third set before rallying ...
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Has there been any punishment for taunting opponents in a top division football game?

Inspired by this question, I am wondering if there has been a game where a player or team was punished for taunting the opponents (or the fans) with unsporting behaviour, i.e. scoring in an ...
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How many times two teams from the same continent have played the World Cup Final game?

There is a chance that Germany and the Netherlands will play for 2014 World cup, so here is a related question. the How many times two teams from the same continent have played the World Cup Final ...
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Any statistics that are no longer used?

In 1980, Major League Baseball started keeping track of a statistic called the game winning RBI. But due to controversy, they stopped keeping track of it after 1988. Are there any other statistics ...
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Worst defeat of a host nation in world cup history

Brazil, host nation of world cup 2014, lost to Germany by 1-7. This seems very big defeat in term of goal difference. What is the worst defeat of a host nation in world cup history in terms of goal ...
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Heaviest loss of last four teams remaining in history of World Cup

Brazil just lost 1-7 to Germany in 2014 World Cup. What is the biggest loss ever among the top 4 teams in a world cup (that is biggest lost in the semifinals, 3rd place match or the final match)? Did ...
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Football coaches who have won multiple FIFA World Cups

Has there been any coach(manager) that has won the world cup more than once? If so, please provide the manager's name, winning years and team(s) managed.
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Elmer Shoop mens open tennis wimbledon [closed]

Does anyone know if footage exists of an American amateur tennis player who got into the men's open singles at Wimbledon in the 1960's and turned out to be an absolute rubbish player which caused big ...
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Any players who playing at 2014 World Cup without a club?

Watching the world cup games i was thinking, are there players which are currently not employed by any club participating in this world cup?
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Man of the series award for two players from same team

From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the series award in cricket. From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the match award that ...
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The most successful non-pitchers on the mound

A couple of seasons ago, Baltimore's Chris ("Crush") Davis filled in as an emergency pitcher in a long, extra-inning game, pitching 2 innings and not giving up a run. What non-pitcher has the best ...
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College World Series winners winning a World Series Ring

I remember watching the College World Series in Omaha as a kid in the 1960s, and I remember watching Sal Bando and Rick Monday play for Arizona State. Are there any MLB players who have played on a ...
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All head-to-head matches between Pete Sampras and Roger Federer

It looks like there's only one official match between Pete Sampras and Roger Federer (their meeting in the 2001 Wimbledon). But they have also played at least 4 exhibition matches against each other: ...
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Is there any goal keeper who received red card in FIFA World cup?

I heard that the referee can give red card even for goal-keepers in football. Is there any goal-keepers who received red card in FIFA world cup matches? If yes, please provide the details.
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FIFA World Cups History: Defending Champion Knocked Out in First Round?

As you all might have seen on 18th June, 2014 that Spain, winner of Last FIFA World Cup 2010 was knocked out in first round. I need to know that is it happened first time or it did happen in any past ...
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Highest Win Over Reigning Champion In FIFA World Cup

After having seen the Dutch team win their first group B match in the FIFA World Cup 2014, against the reigning world champion (Spain), I was wondering what the highest win was ever against a ...
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Odd Schedule Group C at the FIFA World Cup 2014

Having seen the schedules for the different groups in the group stage, at the FIFA World Cup 2014, I noticed in Group C an odd starting time. It is match number 6 on the 14th of June 2014, between ...
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Number of Stanley Cup final sweeps

After their win tonight, the LA Kings are one game away from Stanley cup final. If they win their next game, they will sweep the NY Rangers to win the NHL titles. So now I'm wondering how many times ...
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Which country has the most international cricket grounds?

Which country has the most international cricket grounds? How many cricket grounds do they have?
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When was the power play rule introduced in cricket?

When the Power Play rule introduced in limited overs cricket?
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Material FIFA World Cup Football Goal Posts

In my younger years, when I still played football, I got rid of the dirt underneath my football shoes by smashing them against one of the goal posts. I remember the sound to have a high pitch. What ...
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Has there ever been a grand slam tennis match where every set has been won to love?

Has there ever been a score in a tennis match like 6-0 0-6 6-0 0-6 6-0 If not, what's the closest to that score in grand slams/major tournaments?
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Who is this particular English Premiership (Rugby Union) lead announcer?

http://youtu.be/tcoNn0lskgw?t=2m40s He should be listed somewhere in here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_football_commentators A Meta entry said this question would be better ...
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Vegan sport player? [closed]

In this era where, in my opinion, power is necessary so I have a question about alimentary habits for most important sport players. How many and who famous international sport ...
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How many balls on tennis ground?

How many tennis balls does a player have to choose from at a time? I know every 7 games they play with new balls, but I do not know how many balls are in use at the same time. Is the rule the ...
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First hat-trick in T-20 international

Who is the first bowler to take hat-trick in T-20 international?
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Largest cricket ground by length of boundary

Which is the largest cricket ground by length of boundary in the world?
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When was the third-umpire review system entered in cricket?

When was the third umpire review system(not DRS) entered in cricket?
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When was the First T20 match played?

When was the first T-20 match played?
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Whats the maximum number of games at the playoff phase in NBA?

I was checking out the playoff bracket the other day and I realised that a significant number of the games (on the first stage) went up to the 7th game. Considering that there are 15 games in total x ...
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How many times Olympics gold medal winner goalies faced in the NHL playoffs?

Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers will be playing in the eastern conference playoffs of the NHL starting this Saturday (2013-2014 season). I was watching TSN tonight and it was brought up that ...
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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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First Maiden Over in T20 Cricket

I want to know Who bowled the first Maiden Over in T20 (Twenty over match) cricket.
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How long and how much is each contract of the four main NBA on TNT hosts?

What is the length and amount of each of the following's contract with TNT? Charles Barkley Kenny Smith Ernie Johnson Shaquille O'Neal
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What percent of shots on goal hit the crossbar in hockey?

It seems like a lot of shots hit the crossbar in hockey. Is this just my mind playing tricks on me, or do more shots hit the crossbar than might be expected for a bar a few inches wide set above a ...
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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the road team?

I have only ever come across this 5-game series (1984 ECR1, NJN vs PHI, NJN win 3-2), where the road team won every game. Has this ever happened in a 7-game series? (In recent memory, one series in ...
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What anthem does the West Indies cricket team use?

Every country has a national anthem of its own, and usually, it is played before the start of any world event, no matter what the sport is. But what is done for the West Indies cricket team? To my ...
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Which song was played before the national anthem in the world T20 2014 in Bangladesh?

Can anyone name the song which was played before the national anthem in the recently concluded world T20 2014 held in Bangladesh?
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Who is the quickest player in the English Premier League?

There are some rapid players in the premier league but who is the quickest? And how fast are they?
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Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?

I've been reading about Bartolo Colon and got intrigued: Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?