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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's the most goals scored by a team from outside the penalty area in a single match?

Earlier today, Turkey beat Georgia 3-1 in a Euro 2024 group match, with all three of Turkey's goals being scored from outside the penalty area. There can't be too many occasions where that's happened, ...
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How many official goals did Pelé score in his career?

Many websites are reporting Messi to surpass Pelé's amount of official goals, 758 to 757. Most career goals in football history Messi overtakes Pelé However, the IFFHS states the amount of Pele's ...
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What is the fewest number of shots for a winning team in a Stanley Cup Playoffs game?

The Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 in game 6 of the 2024 Western Conference to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Oilers won the game only registering 10 shots on net! In the post game ...
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Home runs on back to back pitches

Related to this question, I'm wondering how many times in MLB history a team has hit home runs on consecutive pitches. That is 2, 3, or 4 home runs in as many pitches. Please provide the team, date ...
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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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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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NFL division with all teams having a losing or winning record

I'm wondering if there has been any division in the modern day NFL history where all teams finished the regular season with winning or losing record. Even though this might not be so probable, it is ...
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Who took the most wickets in 1 over in cricket?

Who took the most wickets in 1 over in cricket? I got to know that Muhammad Aamir is not the right answer; there is someone else who took more wickets than him.
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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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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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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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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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Why do the players take the ball in hand after they score a goal?

Why do players sometimes run after the ball after they score a goal?
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History of Tennessee vs Alabama in American football series

Has the University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama ever played American football against each other while being ranked #1 and #2 in the nation?
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Has the Super Bowl ever been played on the opening day of the Olympics?

Have the two events ever been simultaneous?
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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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Oldest footage of a complete football match

What is the earliest existing film footage of a football match, shot for the entire duration of the game, not just fragments and highlights ?
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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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Which player had the longest professional career?

Which player had the longest professional career, in terms of years? For example, Sachin Tendulkar played cricket professionally for 24 years. Are there any players (across all professional sports) ...
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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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Quarterback pass to self

In the wild card round of the 2017-18 NFL season, Marcus Mariota, quarterback of the Tennessee Titans, made a pass to himself for a 6-yard touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. This makes me ...
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Is there a bowler without a wide or no-ball in their international career?

Is there any bowler with a minimum of 5000 delivieries in international cricket who has never bowled a wide or no-ball in their entire career?
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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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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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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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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 points ...
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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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Has there ever been a zero-pitch save?

It occasionally happens that a pitcher will earn a save by throwing one pitch. For example, he is brought in with two outs in the ninth and a two-run lead, and his first pitch is popped up. In ...
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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 has a driver been penalised for deliberately driving into another?

I know of two cases: In the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, on June 25, it appears that Sebastien Vettel deliberately drove into Lewis Hamilton while they were behind the safety car. Vettel was ...
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When has the driver who won most races in a season not been champion?

This season could be interesting if Hamilton wins the final race of the season and Rosberg finishes 2nd or 3rd as you would have the unusual situation where the driver with most wins during the season ...
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Who are the football players that have scored in every minute of a football match?

Who are the footballers that have scored at least one goal in each minute from the first to 90th?
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How many football teams have won the treble?

Winning the "treble" means winning the three main titles of the season: Continental championship (e.g. Champions League) National league championship National cup title How many teams in ...
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Players with 300 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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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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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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Which players won both FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup?

Which players won both FIFA U-20 World Cup (until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship) and FIFA World Cup? This would show players who excelled both in the young age and in their later ...
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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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Are women technically allowed to compete in the "men's" division in the Olympic Games? [closed]

Question Are women allowed to compete in men's division in the Olympic Games? So, how is the "men's division" officially defined by the IOC? Is it explicitly for men only or is it an "open division" ...
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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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Player with debut match perfect Hat-trick?

Over the years in football there have been many players who have scored hat-tricks in their clubs in their international debut matches. For example: Serge Gnabry and Dieter Müller scored hat-tricks ...
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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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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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Nationalised players scoring against their country of birth

Diego Costa is making his debut for Spain tonight and he will almost certainly go to Brazil as their main striker considering his form this year. You could imagine the reception he would get playing ...
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Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently had his 50 goals milestone (also a national record for Sweden) prior to with 100 appearance for the team. With 50 goals in 100 games he's averaging a goal in every second ...
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NFL players with multiple punt return touchdowns in a game

Nyheim hines of the Indianapolis Colts returned 2 punts for touchdowns in the week 16 game of the 2019-20 season against the Carolina Panthers. How many players have returned multiple punts for ...
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Has any goalkeeper ever received a red card at the FIFA World cup?

I heard that in football, the referee can give red cards even to goalkeepers. Are there any goalkeepers who have received a red card in FIFA World Cup matches? If yes, please provide the details.
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Why do players cover their nose or chest when in a wall?

I see this a lot of time: (source: dmcdn.net) Let's observe the defenders: some of the them put both of their hands to cover their genitals (understandable), but there's also someone who put one of ...
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Highest Win Over Reigning Champion In FIFA World Cup

After having seen the Dutch team win their first group B match in the FIFA World Cup 2014, against the reigning world champion (Spain), I was wondering what the highest win was ever against a ...

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