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How many times have two teenagers combined for a goal in Europe's top 5 leagues?

In Manchester United's game against Wolves last night some interesting piece of trivia happened. The goal that won it for United was both scored and assisted by a teenager. This was only the second ...
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Which competitions have had the same person as the youngest and oldest winner?

In December 2023, Ronnie O'Sullivan won the 2023 UK Championship in snooker, and in doing so he became both the youngest winner of the championship - in 1993 at 17y 358d - and the oldest winner at 47y ...
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Most hat-tricks in a single gameweek

During Gameweek 4 of the 2023/4 Premier League season, there were 3 separate hat-trick scorers: Son Heung-Min (Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur) Erling Haaland (Manchester City vs Fulham) Evan Ferguson (...
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What's the highest percentage of a team's goals in one season to have been scored by one player?

This question was prompted by me watching Ted Lasso. I'm four episodes into Season 3 and it's strongly implied that new signing Zava has scored all of Richmond's goals up to this point. It occurred to ...
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How often has a team beaten another team from the same league four times in a season?

Manchester United have beaten Nottingham Forest four times in the 2022/2023 season. Twice in the League Cup Semifinal and twice in the league. I was wondering how often something like this has ...
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When did each MLB team officially beat all the other teams in the regular season?

I would assume, after 25+ years of inter-league play with 30 teams, pretty much every team has beaten every single other MLB team. To take a sample pairing, Cubs vs. Blue Jays, we have 16 games, which ...
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When was the last time no team won 3 games in a world cup group stage?

In the 2022 Qatar World Cup, not a single team managed to win their 3 games in the group stage and earn 9 points. Thinking back, I can't recall any world cup which I remember that this happened. Since ...
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Which sport has the most skewed gender ratio among its fanbase?

I'm looking for the sport where the male-to-female ratio among its fans is the highest. I can find some statistics for individual sports (e.g. Statista says the ratio for soccer fans is about 62%-38%) ...
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What is the greatest number of field goals in an NFL game without any other scoring?

On 2022-10-06, the Colts defeated the Broncos 12-9 with all the scoring being via 7 field goals. Is this the greatest number of field goals in an NFL game without there being any other form of scoring?...
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Has there ever been a sport where the world's best player won so much that sponsors and spectators started to lose interest?

Have there been any sports where the best player is so dominant and wins so many tournaments that sponsors and spectators stopped being interested in the sport? I can't think of any examples. There ...
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Longest gap between Week 1 starts

In 2022, Geno Smith was the starting QB for the Seattle Seahawks Week 1. This is his first Week 1 start since 2014. Is this the longest such gap in NFL history? I searched for players who had long ...
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Has there ever been a sport where the world's best player won so much they got bored?

Per title. Are there any sports where the best player is so dominant and wins so many tournaments that they got bored and retired to do/play something else? I'm not asking about people who quit or ...
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What is the earliest time in a Test Match that a Spinner has taken a Wicket?

In the 3rd Test of New Zealand's 2022 tour of England, Jack Leach took the Wicket of Will Young with his first ball in the 13th over of the match. Generally in Tests, and especially in England, spin ...
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How many times in NHL history has a team *almost* come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series?

The Edmonton Oilers currently trail the Colorado Avalanche by 3–0 in the Western Conference series. We know that there is a small amount of precedent for an NHL team to come back from such a deficit. ...
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Was Mike Dunleavy, Jr. (Duke) the Most Valuable Player of the 2001 NCAA Men's Basketball Torunament championship game?

A post on a college basketball Facebook page claims that Mike Dunleavy, Jr. (Duke) was the Most Valuable Player of the 2001 NCAA Men's Basketball Torunament championship game. I've scoured the ...
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How many times the Super Bowl teams have both lost to a common opponent during the regular season?

The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will be playing in Super Bowl 55. Both of these teams played the Green Bay packers in the regular season. The Packers Beat the Bengals in Week 5, and beat ...
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Are there any cases when a significantly smaller person won against a heavier opponent in combat sports? [closed]

In combat sports being heavier is, in and of itself, considered a significant advantage. Therefore, a smaller fighter can usually only win against a heavier opponent if the fight is otherwise biased ...
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Did an NFL team with the outright most Pro Bowlers miss the playoff before 2021?

In the 2021 NFL season the Indianapolis Colts had the most players (7) selected to the Pro Bowl (no other team had 7 Pro Bowl players), yet they missed the playoffs. Has this ever happened?
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Why did Joe Burrow not have a nameplate?

The photo shows #9 for the Cincinnati Bengals (Joe Burrow) playing without a nameplate on his jersey during the Bengals game against the Chiefs on 2nd January 2022. Why is this?
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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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Was Borland vs. Brooks the first match to finish with a nine-darter?

The 2022 PDC World Darts Championship match between William Borland and Bradley Brooks ended with a rare nine darter, which is a perfect leg (the fastest possible way to finish a leg). This happened a ...
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When did American football teams start honoring players who have passed away by starting 10 men on the field?

For American football games (college and professional), when did they begin honoring players who passed away by starting ten players on the field? I haven't watched football for that long, but my ...
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A Strange Ending to a BasketBall Match

Last week, when I switched on a Sports TV Channel, there was a re-telecast of one old NBA Match, probably from 2019. It was at the Ending Stage and I could not make sense of what was going on. The ...
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How many men's singles matches have ended with the same score in all five sets?

How many men's singles Grand Slam matches (or Davis Cup matches) have ended with the same score in all five sets? Like the 2002 Wimbledon QF where David Nalbandian defeated Nicholas Lapentti 6-4, 6-4, ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

This article mentions that the current Minister of Youth and Sports won the Paralympic silver medal in Tokyo's Paralympic Games: Romanian cyclist Eduard Novak, the current Minister of Youth and ...
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Field of Dreams Game

The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees played an MLB game at the Field of Dreams in August 2021. What was the reasoning behind MLB hosting a game there? Was there any significance to the ...
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How are logistics and preparations for international equestrian events dealt with?

In light of the Tokyo Olympics and how equestrian events at high level deal not only with sportsmen who need to be at their best, but also their rides, needing to be in absolute peak condition in ...
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A country winning all 3 medals at a Summer Olympics event

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson swept the 100 meters women's medals by winning gold, silver, and bronze ...
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Has there ever been a Euros or World Cup champion that never conceded a goal?

Going in to their Euro 2020's semifinal match against Denmark, England haven't conceded a goal. Jordan Pickford, the goalie, has had 5 clean sheets in the tournament so far. Has there been a World Cup ...
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When was the last time a conference final contained 0 champions?

According to SportsCenter, there are 0 champions remaining in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The Suns have reached the NBA finals, but the Bucks and Hawks are still competing for the Eastern Conference ...
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What do the tennis-ball ‘countdowns’ on scoreboards mean?

I’ve noticed during the first few Wimbledon matches this year (it may have been there before, but this is the first time I’ve noticed it) that on the court-adjacent scoreboards, right underneath the ...
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What does the ‘3’ in Chris Paul’s nickname CP3 stand for?

Watching the NBA 2021 playoffs with the Phoenix Suns playing and Chris Paul aka CP3 is a fantastic player. Yet can’t find anywhere that explains what the ‘3’ stands for in his nickname CP3. Does ...
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How many times has an NHL team completed a playoffs sweep without trailing?

The Montreal Canadiens swept the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the 2020-21 playoffs. The Canadiens pulled off the sweep without ever trailing in the series. How many times an NHL team swept a ...
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How many rugby union players have won 2 World Cups and 2 Lions Series?

François Steyn has won two World Cups and one Lions Series. He stands to be the only player ever to win two Lions series as well, or has there been any other player to achieve this?
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What is the longest streak of a team being in playoffs, and what is the current ongoing streak?

With teams slowly but surely qualifying for playoffs, I'm wondering: What is the longest streak of being in playoffs in the NHL? And what is the current, still running, longest streak?
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Is it true that the same player scored four goals in the match between Liverpool and Chester City in 1968 which ended 2-2?

I found a book about trivia and there is the following passage (in Indonesian): Did you know that in a match between Liverpool and Chester City in 1968, which ended with a score of 2-2, there was ...
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A UEFA Champions League/Europa League final between two teams who already played against one another in the group stage of either competition?

Has a UEFA Champions League/Europa League final took place between two teams who had already played against one another in the group stage of either competition?
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Shortest Current Longest Winning Streak in NBA history

As of today (March 4) the longest current winning streak in the NBA is 3 games (3 different teams). That seems highly unusual. What is the all time shortest current longest winning streak (I guess ...
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How many times an NBA team has won at least 3 consecutive overtime games?

The LA Lakers won three consecutive overtime games from February 6th-10th, 2021, beating the Pistons, the Thunder, and the Thunder again. How many times since the 1976 merger has an NBA team won three ...
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NFL teams with as many or more thrown interceptions than completions in a game

The Denver Broncos had only a single completion pass while they threw 2 interceptions against the New Orleans Saints in week 12 of the 2020 season. The low completion count was due to all the Broncos ...
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Has any player beat both of the Williams sisters in singles games within a week?

Victoria Azaranka beat Serena Williams 2-1 on September 10th, 2020 at the US Open semis. She went on to beat Venus Williams 2-0 on September 16th, 2020 at the Italian Open. The timing worked nicely ...
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Has a top seed tennis player been disqualified from a grand slam tournament before?

Novak Djokovic, the top seed of US Open 2020 (and world #1 as of the start of the tournament) was defaulted from his 4th round match against Carreno Busta after hitting a line judge with a ball. This ...
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How many times has Shoaib Akhtar bowled 160 kmph or faster?

How many times has Shoaib Akhtar bowled faster than 160 kmph? During the England vs Pakistan match in the 2003 World Cup, he delivered at the speed of 161.3kmph. Is this the only occasion? Answers ...
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What are all the single game records broken in the 5OT game between Blue Jackets vs Lightning?

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning played a marathon 5 overtime long game on their series opener of the round of 16 of the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs. At a total length of 150:27 ...
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Has the Stanley Cup playoffs games ever been held on neutral ice?

The NHL resumed the 2019-20 season post COVID shutdowns in Edmonton and Toronto as hosts to the western and eastern conferences respectively. With the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs both ...
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How many times a team has won a playoffs series without scoring a power play goal?

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 1 in their best of 5 series of qualifying round of the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs. The heavy underdogs pulled of the upset without scoring a ...
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How many times has a team trailing by at least 3 goals won a Stanley Cup playoffs game?

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 3 on the third game of their best of 5 Stanley Cup qualifier of the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets did so after trailing 3 - 0 in the ...
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Have any other bowlers reached the same test wickets milestone by dismissing the same batsman?

During the 3rd Test of the West Indies tour of England in 2020, Stuart Broad reached 500 test career wickets by dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite. James Anderson also reached 500 test wickets by dismissing ...
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What is the coldest Formula One race ever held?

With the announcement of three new F1 races in Europe during October and early November, there's been a lot of discussion about the potential for those races to be unusually cold - especially the ...
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Have any professional sporting tiebreaks been decided by a coin toss (or equivalent)?

In most professional sporting events that involve some form of ranking system to determine an overall winner, or progression into later stages, there are a series of tie-breaker rules to determine a ...
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