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Reasons teams lose the final game of the series after winning the series?

Over and over my local team that has a better than average winning record seems to consistently lose the final game of the series after securing the series (unless they're playing a truly challenged ...
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What would explain the large jumps in performance in the Men's 50m Freestyle Long Course World Records?

I made a graph showing the world record for the Men's 50m freestyle (long course) swimming. I noticed that there were significant performance jumps in 1980 and 2008. Otherwise, the times remain stable ...
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Why is there a gap in pole-vault records starting in 1994 and resuming as of 2020?

Looking at the Men's pole vault world record progression on Wikipedia, the record advances fairly regularly starting in the late '50 up through 1994. There are no new records until 2014, and then the ...
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Sprint running record with non-null initial speed (100 m)

The 100 m sprint competition starts from standing still. I was wondering, are there records of people running 100 m with starting speed different from zero? I would imagine sprinters might be able to ...
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Has there ever been a game-winning/tying drive that started with less than 13 seconds?

In the January 23, 2022 NFL Divisional playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills, the Chiefs trailed 36-33 in the 4th quarter when they started a drive at their own 25-yard line ...
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Which non-judged Olympic event has had the longest streak of different countries winning gold, ending in the most recent Olympics?

I want to know which non-judged Olympic event(s) is/are hardest for one country to dominate. Which event has had the longest streak of totally different countries winning gold, with the streak ...
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Who holds the most World Championship titles in a mainstream/Olympic sports discipline?

Since Surfing became an Olympic discipline at the 2020 (21) Games, the 11 (eleven!) annual World Championship titles of Surfing Legend Kelly Slater (92, 94-98, 05, 06, 08, 10, 11) sound like an even ...
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What is the worst recorded record for a team that was, the previous year, a Stanley cup finalist?

Looking at the Habs this year is... well, pain. And I'm starting to wonder, will they hit the 'Worst record for a team that was a Stanley cup finalist the year prior' record. So what is that record in ...
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Are World Records set in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics not considered Olympic records?

As the title is asking, why is this? Why aren't records set in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics considered Olympic records? This IS the Olympics that we're watching on tv right now and that's going on in ...
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Hole-in-one without touching the ground

Is there golf terminology for a hole-in-one that doesn't hit the ground and roll into the hole but rather sinks directly into the hole? I can't really follow what happens in this video but going by ...
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Who holds the record for most dunks in a single playoff game?

Who holds the record for most dunks in a single postseason game? This is not restricted to a single league.
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Why are pole vault indoor records better than outdoor's?

In September 2020, Duplantis beated the world's pole vault record with a 6,15m jump. World Athletics mentioned Duplantis scales 6.15m in Rome, world's highest ever outdoor vault, where I find the ...
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basketball best scorer in one single game

Who is the best scorer in a single FIBA sanctioned basketball game in history? I've heard of a player in the Middle East who scored 110 points (with 33 3-pointers), is that true?
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What would have to happen to break LaDanian Tomlinson's 2006 season, 31 touchdown record? [closed]

In 2006, LaDanian Tomlinson set the record for total touchdowns scored (rushing and receiving) at 31. What would need to happen to eclipse this mark? I'm wondering about the attributes of the player....
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Which countries have won the fewest medals at the Olympics?

I am curious about the countries that have won the fewest medals at the Olympics - or are there countries that never won any kind of medal at the Olympics? To keep the list a sensible size, let's ...
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Why is Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59:41 from Vienna not a world record?

On October 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours. Why was that performance not the world record, and how was this run different from the Breaking2 ...
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What is the highest number of consecutive matches lost by a football player?

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) lost his 20th consecutive game in the Premier League. So I wonder which players have done worse than that ?
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Multiple hits in an inning by a pitcher

Today against the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg started the third inning with a single and later hit a three-run home run in that same inning. When was the last time a ...
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What's the highest number of points without winning the Premier League?

In the 2018-19 Premier League season, Liverpool finished 2nd with 97 points. Has any team ever got more points than this without winning the league?
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Which ODI player has average of 99.8?

Which ODI player has 99.8 average in his career and in last match of his career he was out on 0 ? As if he had just one score in his last match then his average would have became 100.
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Which test player had 99.9 average in his test career?

Which test player has 99.9 average in his test career and in last match of his career he was out on 0 ? As if he had just one score in his last inning then his average would have became 100.
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Where do I look for Articles on 1941-1942 FC Barcelona season

Today I learned that FC Barcelona came close to relegation in 1941-42 La Liga season. I want to read more details about it. I Google it but there is not much info available other than https://www....
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Greatest number of own goals in Europe

Which player has scored the greatest number of own goals in the top five European Leagues (as measured by UEFA coefficient: La Liga, Serie A, Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1)?
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Footballers with most free kicks scored

Who are the footballers with most free kicks scored? We all remember Juninho Pernambucano, but who else?
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Can an athlete with double nationality beat two country records at the same time?

There is a tweet about the recent European Athletics Championship in Berlin, 2018: U20 World Record Swedish National Record American Record #2 World Outdoor Mark All-Time #4 World Indoor/...
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Lowest ball possession in the final match of the World Cup

In the final match of the World Cup 2018 against Croatia, France won having 39% of possession of the ball (34% or even 32% according to other sources). In contrast, possession of the winner of other ...
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Longest uninterrupted session in a single football game

What is the longest duration over which a football game ran in which there was no foul or ball going out of court? Basically game went on without any interruptions. Which game and how long was the ...
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Most 5 set matches won in a row

Alexander Zverev won 3 consecutive 5 set matches in 2018 Roland Garros before losing to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. What is the record for most consecutive 5 set match wins in the history of ...
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Quickest goal scored in each World Cup edition

I'm looking for the following statistic, if available: Quickest goal scored in any match throughout the tournament in each edition of the World Cup. For example, for the 2014 World Cup, Clint ...
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How many 147 were made in a decider frame

I am curious to know how many times maximum breaks were scored in a decider frame. I remember one from Ronnie but don't remember the opponent. Were there any more records like this?
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Record of consecutive sets won

Rafael Nadal, recently won his 50th consecutive set on Clay in his match against Diego Schwartzman in 2018. This apparently moved him in front of John McEnroe who won 49 consecutive sets on carpet in ...
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Which team has scored the most goals during a single whole UEFA Champions League season?

Which team has scored the most goals during a single whole UEFA Champions League season, including their games in the group stage and any knockout matches they played?
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Which is the most frequently played match in football European Cups?

According to this source Juventus and Real Madrid have played 19 times in the past. In quarter-finals of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League they will play two more times for a total of 21. So, What is ...
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Most runners under 10s in a single 100m race?

What is the greatest number of runners ever to have gone below 10s in a single 100m race? Has there ever been an instance of all runners getting below 10s? Just found that at the 2012 Olympics it ...
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What is the record for combined (Test, ODI & T20) most player of the series award?

Which are the players who won most Man of the Series awards in international cricket including Test, ODI & T20.
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What is the record for the most number of runouts in a Test match?

In the 2nd India vs South Africa Test, 2018, there were 5 runouts, is this the record or close to it?
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What is the maximum advantage from first to last qualified in a FIS slalom first half?

What is the maximum delay with a skier is qualified for the second half in a slalom race? Today (2018 Jan 3rd) at Zagreb ladies Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin is leading 4"61 on the last qualified (Moellg ...
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Highest test innings one batsman scoring most of the runs

I haven't been able to find this record by searching. Obviously England's first innings in the current Ashes test is unusual, with Cook scoring 244, and the other 10 Englishmen scoring only 235 (12 ...
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What is the NFL record for starting field position by kick returner

Can anyone find the NFL record for starting field position attributed to the primary kick returner? I've looked through several websites listing NFL records, to no avail. Specifically looking for ...
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Most final appearances without winning a title in one season

Carsten Ramelow, Bernd Schneider and Oliver Neuville lost three finals in 2002: DFB Pokal (2-4 to Schalke 04, with Leverkusen) Champions League (1-2 to Real Madrid, with Leverkusen) FIFA World Cup (0-...
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Which team has scored the most goals during the group stage of a single UEFA Champions League?

PSG just finished first of Group B in the UEFA Champions League Group stage. PSG scored 25 times during the six games, finishing with an average goalscoring rate of 4.1666 per match. Is this the ...
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How would one go faster in Karting when they already hold the record?

I do go karting as an hobby and I currently hold the track record at my local circuit. The average driver completes it in 37 to 38 seconds and my record is 33.13 seconds. The karts do a maximum of ...
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Double-double and triple-double with at least 40 points

Although a double-double is not a rare achievement in the NBA, it would be nice to know how rare it is that someone had a double-double and scored at least 40 points. I would like to know how often ...
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What is the record for winning a Formula 1 race by leading least number of laps?

What is the record for winning a Formula 1 race by a driver who has lead the least number of laps in that race? For example: if one driver has been in position 1 for the entire race but on the last ...
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Which team has the longest time not winning the top flight league championship?

September 6, 2017, marks 10,000 days since Liverpool FC last won the English league title. Of course, I know they're not the record-holders, but I'd like to know who are? Which team has gone the ...
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Most love serve games

What is the record for the most love serve games in a tennis match for men and women? In tennis the word love is used to represent 0 points in a game. So by love serve game, I mean a server game won ...
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Longest participation streak in European football competitions

What is the European football team that has the longest consecutive participation streak in the following UEFA club competitions: UEFA Champions League (Previously called the European Cup) UEFA ...
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How many times an MLB team has won a game with no hits?

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates tied 0-0 at the end of the 9th inning on August 23rd 2017. With one out and a runner on the second base, the pirates had a chance to win the game with no ...
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Highest goal-difference for non-title winning side in top 5 European leagues?

Tottenham Hotspur's goal difference of +60 in 2016/17 season is the highest in Premier League history for a non-title winning side. Opta Stats What is the highest goal difference for non-title ...
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Record for player hitting the woodwork most number of times in a season in top European leagues?

Robin van Persie hitting the woodwork 10 times in a Premier League 2011/12 is the biggest one that I have found so far for Premier League. Is this the record for Premier League, and what is the record ...
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