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Questions tagged [trivia]

For questions generally relating to small, specific facts regarding a player, team, or game that are not common knowledge and can be answered with fact-based answers. Questions should also be tagged with the sport referenced.

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Which female football players have highest goal per game ratio for national team?

We have similar question for men: Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps? So it seems quite natural to ask about women, too. Which female footballers ...
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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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Most overtime games for a team during a season

With the Browns just finishing their third overtime game this season (in week 5), does anybody know what is the most overtime games played by a single team during a season? This page seems to have a ...
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Biggest opening game wins by Stanley Cup defending Champions

The Washington Capitals dominantly beat the Boston Bruins 7 to 0 on their opening game of 2018 season. The Capitals won the Stanley Cup the previous season for the first time in their team history. ...
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When was the last time the Bills, Lions, Browns, & Jets won on the same day?

On October 6, 2018, the Bills, Lions, Browns and Jets all won. When was the last time the Bills, Lions, Browns, & Jets won on the same day? Or even the same week?
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Why did the Philadelphia Flyers make Gritty their mascot?

Why did the Flyers change/upgrade their mascot to Gritty? I tried searching on many news websites, but they seem to focus on the responses that those on social media left, rather than why.
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When was the last time the Lions and Browns both won on the same weekend?

When was the last time the Lions and Browns both won on the same weekend? They both won on September 23rd, 2018, but they are notorious for being the two 0-16 teams in NFL history.
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What's the biggest points deficit turnaround in IndyCar?

In the history of the IndyCar Series from the 1996 IRL season (Scott Sharp and Buzz Calkins) up to the recently concluded 2018 season (Scott Dixon) What's been the biggest points deficit an eventual ...
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Man of the series dropped from the team

Prior to Sam Curran has any player been dropped midway through a series then brought back and then won player of the series. I'm talking about a player not being selected rather than missing a game ...
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All-winners semifinals in tennis

At the 2018 US Open, the semifinals of nearly consisted of four previous winners on the men's side. Has it ever happened in a major tournament that all four places were held by previous winners? If ...
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Why do some events have two bronze medals?

From Wikipedia, In a few tournament sports, such as boxing, judo, taekwondo and wrestling, two bronze medals are awarded in each event – one for each eliminated semi-finalist or for the winners of ...
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Has a player ever obtained a 147 via two breaks?

Suppose John starts a break and gets red-black combinations to a reasonable score, then misses red. Paul takes his shot next but misses straight away, scoring nothing. John takes his next break and ...
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Highest Formula One WDC ranking without a podium finish?

Last year, with only drivers from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull finishing on the podium, Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finished 7th and 8th in the championship with no podium ...
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Most number of game 7s played in a single playoffs

In 2003, the NBA playoffs format was changed to have every single round played to a best-of-7 series, a format that is still used in today's NBA. From the 2003 Playoffs up to 2018, which season had ...
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Players to score a goal and an own goal in a single World Cup game

Mario Mandžukić of Croatia scored two goals in the 2018 World Cup final against France, one of which was an own goal. How many times has a player scored a goal and an own goal in a single World Cup ...
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Lowest percentage of non penalty goals scored by World Cup golden boot winners

With only the final match of the 2018 World cup remaining, Harry Kane of England has a commanding 3 goal lead cushion for winning the Golden Boot. Kane scored 6 goals in the tournament, 3 of which ...
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Why were MLS-style tiebreakers discontinued?

In the 1980s and 1990s the NASL and MLS used an unusual kind of penalty shoot-out to decide drawn games. The system used was like that used in hockey: starting from 35 yards out, an attacking player ...
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Players who have won Champions League / Copa Libertadores and World Cup in the same year

This ESPN Stats & Info twitter feed states: 10 players in World Cup history have won the Champions League and World Cup in the same year. With Real Madrid's Raphael Varanae of France, and ...
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Is it frequent that two teams face two times in the same world cup? [duplicate]

With the result of semi-finals, we have a third-place game between Belgium and England. There already have been a Belgium vs England game in the group phase of this word cup 2018. So my question is, ...
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Most extra time games played in a World Cup

Croatia has played in the extra time of each of their first 3 knockout stage games in the 2018 World Cup. They played Denmark, Russia, and England in the round of 16, quarterfinals and the semifinals ...
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World cup winner as manager and captain

Didier Deschamps might achieve the feat of winning FIFA World Cup both as captain (1998) and manager (2018) for France. I know Franz Beckenbauer had already done it before. Is there any other person ...
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All European World Cup semifinal

With Brazil and Uruguay, the only non European teams in the quarter finals of the 2018 World Cup out of the competitions on the first day of the quarter finals, all remaining teams are European. ...
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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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Earliest the previous World Cup finalists have been eliminated

Germany and Argentina played in the 2014 World Cup final. In 2018, Germany got eliminated in the group stage, and Argentina is the underdog in their round of 16 match against France. What is the ...
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What are the lowest points scored by the top 2 seeds of a World Cup team in the group stage?

Spain and Portugal advanced to the knockout stage of from group B of the 2018 World Cup. They scored 5 points each while Iran and Morocco earned 4 and 1 points respectively. 5 points is the fewest ...
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When were dugout railings added in MLB?

I was watching the movie "Major League" with my wife when she asked about the absence of the dugout railings. She assumed it was for the movie. I explained that they were added fairly recently (early ...
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Teams in the same group in consecutive World Cups

Argentina and Nigeria are in group D of the 2018 Russia world cup. In Brazil's 2014 world cup these 2 teams were also in the same group where Argentina lead the group and Nigeria qualified to the ...
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How many times has a player scored a try on debut?

I know Brian Habana scored a try on his debut, but today (June 9th 2018) is the first test I have ever seen were two players scored a try on debut for the same team. How many times have players scored ...
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How many players in the 2018 Stanley Cup finals have won a finals game before?

The Washington Capitals and the Las Vegas Golden Knights have made it to 2017-18 Stanley Cup finals. Neither team has won a Stanley cup final game before. Of all the NHL players in the 2018 Finals ...
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Most consecutive NBA finals appearances by a player

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached the 2017 - 2018 NBA finals. This is LeBron James' 8th consecutive trip to the finals, from 2011 to 2014 with the Miami Heats, and 2015 to 2018 with the Cleveland ...
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Specific songs for sporting events

FIFA World Cup Songs date back to the 1980s, with for example: In 2010 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira was the 2010 Official FIFA World Cup song. In 2014 We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull ...
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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the home team?

I'm looking for a list of all 7 game playoff series in the NBA history where the home team won every game. So far I know: 2017-2018 First Round: Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) 2016-2017 ...
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North American expansion team reaching Championship final in inaugural year

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have reached the Stanley Cup finals in the 2017 - 2018 season after beating Winnipeg Jets in the western conference finals. This has been a big surprise as the Knights ...
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Has winning by exactly an innings ever happened in cricket?

It's an interesting thing because it must be awfully rare, to say the least. This is for the whole of first-class cricket, by the way, not just Test cricket.
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In what percentage of test matches did the team lose when enforcing a follow-on?

How many times have teams lost the matches when they enforced the follow-on? Were any of these teams from Asia?
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Why is music played during NBA games?

Music is often played at sports events. In North America, music is regularly played in MLB, NHL, and NBA games. However, only in basketball games music is played while the game is in live action. In ...
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What are the biggest wins in the Champions League knock-out stages?

Liverpool won 5 - 2 against Roma in the first leg of the Champions League 2017-2018 season semifinal. What are the biggest single game wins (by goal differences) in the knockout stage of the Champions ...
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What percentage of NBA games had at least 2 guards from the same team post at least 10 rebounds each?

Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz had 11 rebounds each during Game 3 of the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rubio and Mitchell are guards (Rubio ...
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Are there any other instances of a coach's challenge backfiring?

My title just refers to ​"coach's challenge" ​so it will be shorter. I intend to also include other non-neutrally-initiated replay review, such as for example ​manager's challenges . The one instance ...
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Longest time between goals in NHL playoffs

Eric Staal of the Minnesota Wild scored a goal against the Winnipeg Jets on April 15th of the 2017/18 NHL season. The last playoffs goal he had scored came 9 years before that for the Carolina ...
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Is cricket the second most popular game after football?

Is cricket the second number game after football in terms of its popularity? but some people are saying that squash is most playing game after football. I think cricket is most playing game after ...
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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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What is the longest ban ever imposed in cricket?

What is the longest ban ever imposed in cricket (excluding life bans)? Please provide the offence and the duration of the ban.
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What football match had on the playing field the highest number of golden ball (Ballon d'or) winners?

I was recently watching the highlights of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final between France and Brasil. In that match Zidane was playing for France, and Ronaldinho and Ronaldo for Brasil, all ...
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What is the longest suspension ever imposed in any major league in football?

What is the longest ban ever imposed in any major league in football (excluding life bans)? Please provide the offence and the duration of the ban.
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What is the longest injury/stoppage time ever added in Europe's top 5 leagues?

What is the longest injury time ever added in Europe's top 5 leagues? Please mention the details of the match.
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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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What proportion of NHL hat tricks are natural?

In sports such as football and hockey, a hat trick is an event where a player scores 3 goals in a game. In the NHL, a hat trick is said to be a natural hat trick, when a player scores 3 goals in a ...
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How much of a season must be played for it to count under an NBA pension?

To qualify for an NBA retirement pension you need to have played at least three seasons in the league. What is the last date a player can join a team during the season, and still get credit for that ...
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Athletes who have won medals in multiple disciplines in the same Olympics games

Has there been any male or female athlete who won medals in multiple disciplines during the same Olympics game? If so, list the athlete's name, as well as the year, and the disciplines of medal ...