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Longest 3rd and 4th down conversions

In week 9 of 2017 season LA Rams converted a 3rd and 33 and scored a touchdown on the same play against the New York Giants. Inspired by this, I'm wondering what are the longest 3rd and 4th down ...
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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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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 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 and counting only domestic cups, the domestic ...
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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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Has there been a best-of-seven series where all games were won by the away team?

On October 30, 2019, the seventh and final game of the 2019 World Series will be played. It's currently 3-3 and the interesting thing is that so far, the away team has always won; the Nationals won ...
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Is there any link between Scoliosis and sprinting?

The fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, world record holder of the 100 and 200 meter sprints suffers from Scoliosis. This is a condition which causes curvature to the spine. The curvature in his spine has ...
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Most consecutive turn overs for an NFL team in a single game

The New England Patriots hosted the Cleveland Browns on week 8 of the 2019 season. The Browns had 3 turnovers on 3 consecutive offensive plays. Nick Chubb fumbled on back to back Browns' plays, and ...
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Most 5 set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era?

What is the record for the most number of five-set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era? Where does the 2019 US Open (27 five-set matches) rank in the all-time list?
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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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MLB no-hitter resulting in loss

According to Major League Baseball an official no-hitter consists of a pitcher having pitched at least 9 innings while allowing 0 hits. In MLB history has a team lost while having a pitcher throw an ...
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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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Why are the Cowboys known as “America's team”?

Considering that there have been plenty of more successful teams both in football (NE Patriots - 6 SB wins) and in American sports in general (GS Warriors, LA Lakers, NY Yankees, etc.) in the past two ...
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How many tennis players have finished the year as Slam-less World No. 1?

Roger Federer is very close, theoretically & somewhat practically, to finishing the calender year as World No. 1 without winning a Grand Slam this year. How many tennis players (both men &...
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All-winners semifinals in tennis

At the 2018 US Open, the semifinals had three 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 not, has it ...
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What football stadium is at the highest altitude in the world?

After Brazil's goalless draw against Bolivia during 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, which was played on Estadio Hernando Siles Stadium, La Paz, the Brazilian players needed some oxygen refreshment after ...
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Has any player in NFL history been drafted to more than one team?

Has there ever been an NFL player that was drafted by multiple teams? How did they manage to do so?
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Average volleyball athlete height in NCAA

What's the average height of the male and female volleyball athletes by position and division in the NCAA?
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Has any team won the country's top league (division) playing from temporary stadium?

In the Premier League 2017/18, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. are using the Wembley Stadium as temporary home while their new stadium is being constructed. So, I was wondering if they win the Premier League ...
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Which NFL teams have natural grass stadiums?

What percentage of NFL teams play on natural grass at their home stadium? How many are indoor versus outdoor fields? Please further breakdown the percentages for indoors and outdoors fields. When ...
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Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics?

Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics ? This type of records will help in knowing who is a better bowler, in a bad team of fielders or wicketkeepers. Eg : Consider ...
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Best career record vs par

I read a USA Today article that talked about how Tiger Woods is nearly 2000 under par* for his career. I've tried searching, but how does this compare to others all-time? Obviously this is a rolling ...
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Are there any sports for which the world's best player is female?

For this question I'm referring to sports in which men and women can compete together on equal terms (even if they often don't). For example, rock climbing would count (if they climb the same rock and ...
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Why does the fielding team tend to toss the ball around randomly between deliveries?

You'll nearly always see this at cricket matches. The bowler and fielders play a game of catch after each delivery, seemingly at random but especially after fielding a ball. Why do they do this?
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Why do batsmen tap their bat on the pitch?

Whenever any batsman comes to the crease, he almost always taps his bat on the pitch. Is there any reason for them to do this? Maybe to make the bowler wait longer to try and put him off? Could there ...
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How many people play water polo around the world?

I found the FIFA Big Count about soccer/football, but no similar number for water polo by FINA or any other source. What is a reasonable guesstimate? (If it improves the question, I can be more ...
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What is the origin of the specific distances in Ironman triathlon?

Triathlon is the sport (three sports, typically swim - bike - run, though Winterlude in Ottawa does Ice Skate, Cross Country Ski, Run). Ironman is the distance. 2.4 Mile (3.8K) swim, 112 mile (180....
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What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game?

What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game? Please include any relevant match/ player details.
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What is the longest additional time ever added in Europe's top five leagues?

What is the longest additional time ever used in Europe's top five leagues? Please mention the details of the match.
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How many times has an NHL player scored in every game of a playoff series?

With the Islanders' Jordan Eberle having accomplished this against the Penguins during the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs, how many players have ever gotten a goal (not just a point) in every ...
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How many pitches does a reliever usually need to warm up?

A one-inning "reliever" in Major League Baseball will typically throw between 5 and 20 pitches in a game. How many warm up pitches does he need before he can do this? Said reliever is allowed up to ...
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What is the record of a tennis consecutive games won?

Is there any official statistics that show who has won many consecutive games in a particular court? I can only find those relative to winning streak of sets.
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Has a ATP / WTA / Grand slam ever been rained out?

If during a ATP / WTA / Grand slam tennis tournament, rain falls consistently for the entire 2 weeks, would the tournament just be cancelled? Has this ever happened in a grand slam? Is there an actual ...
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First-class cricketer who played before WW 1 and after WW2

I remember someone asking me about this. Is there any first-class cricketer who played before WW1 and after WW2 ?
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Which players won both junior and senior IIHF World Championships?

Jonathan Toews managed to win both the junior and senior world championships in 2007. Are there some other players which managed to win both these championships in the same year? Is there more of ...
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Which soccer players have more goals than games at the club level?

Are there some football players who have better average than 1 goal per game in their club career? Or if we restrict only to one competition, not the whole career? Or to one season of a competition? ...
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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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Is there a tennis Grand Slam winner with a lower career high ranking than #15?

I was involved in a discussion on the "worst" singles Grand Slam winner and we were trying to think of the player with the lowest career high ranking as a possible candidate. Mark Edmondson was dug ...
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Which player scored the most points in one game in each season?

I would like to see a statistic showing which player has scored the most points in one basketball game every season. I know Wilt Chamberlain holds the general record, but it would be nice to see who ...
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Which MLB team had the shortest “longest winning streak” in a pennant-winning season?

Which team won the pennant but never won more than X games in a row, with X being the lowest number? For example, the hypothetical team the Rainbow Sox won the pennant in 1717, but never won more ...
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Highest point for second placed team in Premier League

Premier League 2018-2019 just ended. Manchester City is champion with 98 points. Liverpool is second with 97 points. Is a second place with 97 points a record ?
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Throw-in directly into the goal

At the international playing level, has anyone ever thrown the ball directly into the goal, from a throw-in? Directly meaning, without touching a member from either team, including the goalie. It ...
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Did an athlete lap the rest of the runners after an illness that left him in bed for a long time before the competition?

I recall reading some time ago a rather inspiring and interesting story about the importance of rest while training for a sport. This specific story was about a runner in the 50s that was training ...
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Have any players ever won an NCAA football championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA football championship while playing for two different teams?
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Lowest break achieved in snooker

What is the lowest televised break achieved in snooker, where all balls were potted in the continuous break ? So 15 reds with colours and all the colours. Technically, although very unlikely, you ...
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Test cricketer hitting the winning run most often

Which test cricketer has hit the match-winning run most often?
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What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?

What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?
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What is the record for the most wins by a single team against a single team in an NBA season?

The Milwaukee Bucks just swept the Detroit Pistons in their first round series 4 games to none after sweeping the regular season series between these two teams 4 games to none. After completing the ...
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Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues?

Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL)?