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What's the name of this two guys in the picture? [on hold]

Is there anyone that knows this two guys? Name and something more
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Who won that rebound: Larry Bird or Magic Johnson? [on hold]

In 1985, game 2 of the NBA finals saw rivals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson face off. There is a famous picture (below) of them battling for a rebound. Who won it?
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Athletes who have won Olympic medals under the olympic flag

With the Russian Track and Field team recently banned from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, I'm wondering if any athlete has ever won medals, gold on particular, under the Olympic flag in the Winter ...
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Par 7 in golf hole?

I know that there are many par 6 holes in golf courses and is Par 6 the highest for a hole? Does any golf course have par 7 hole in the world?
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What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?

On Sunday 10 July 2016 at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, three athletes in the men's 5000m final finished with exactly the same time of 13:40:85 (a fourth arrived only a hundredth ...
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Has any cyclist won all of the individual, points and climbing jerseys in the same Tour de France?

Has it ever happened that a cyclist has won all three of the main jerseys (yellow, green and polka dot) in the same Tour de France?
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Climber or Points rankings leader not finishing Tour de France

Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?...
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Who is the soccer player who won the most official international titles?

Who is the soccer player who won more international titles? So far the one I've found with more titles is Cafu with 18 titles, but I don't know if there is someone else. Only counting official titles ...
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Furthest EURO/World Cup progression without regulation time win?

In 2016, Portugal tied every game in their groups to qualify for the elimination rounds. After that, they won against Croatia and Poland in PKs. Their streak stops there since they won against Wales ...
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Player's name on uniform: when and why did it start?

Which competition (or team, if relevant) was the first to print each player's name on the uniform? Was there a specific reason given to do so? Both questions are independent of specific sports. The ...
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F1 Penalty for “Causing a collision”

In the recent Austrian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg was adjudged to have caused a collision with Lewis Hamilton. He was penalised 10 seconds (added to his race time) which in effect meant he lost nothing,...
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Is this the oldest top ten in history?

So we're all surprised that we haven't had a young teenager shake the game for a while now but only one person under 25 in the top ten! The combined age of the top ten is 289 with an average of 29! ...
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Has there ever been an NBA game in which one team did not score a single three-pointer?

Does someone know of an example of an NBA game in which one team did not score a single three-pointer? Did this ever happen?
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Player who score 200 in t20 games?

Does anyone know the name of player who score 200 in single t20 game?
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Has a baserunner ever been hit by a batted ball?

Sometimes, the ball flies pretty low to the ground, about 6 feet or lower. Seeing as offensive players waiting on a base will often run as soon as the ball is hit, the possibility of them being hit by ...
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How many teams have forced a game 7 after being down 3-1 in the series?

I know 9 teams in NBA history have come back to win a series after being down 3-1 in the playoffs, but how many managed to take it to 7, regardless of whether they won the series or not?
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What teams won Champions League undefeated

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)? [closed]

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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What is the maximum number of 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 UK,...
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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 ...