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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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Why Great Britain or England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland in different sport?

Why is it that, in different sports, athletes represent different "countries"? In football, curling, rugby (both union and league), and other sports, there are England, Scotland, Wales, and ...
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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 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 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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How does the referee communicate with players in football(soccer) matches, when they are from different countries?

I always see in TV referees communicating with the players in international football matches(both club and national competitions). It seems to be universal: not only in European matches, but also in ...
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Highest Points to finish Runner-Up in Champions League Group? Lowest points to win Champions League Group?

Theoretically, you could finish second even with 15 points. And win the group with just 5 points. But, in reality what are the records? Is it Arsenal (with 13 points) this season and Monaco (with 11 ...
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When can a batsman change from batting left handed to right handed?

Some shots in one-day or Twenty 20 cricket involve the batsman changing stance to play a shot (e.g. reverse sweep), but are there any provisions in cricket laws that allow the umpire to decide when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the longest winning streak in tennis with a player not dropping a single game

Saw these past few days that in the Australian Open 2013 Sharapova went two matches without dropping a single game. I'm wondering if there is any official record on the longest streak of sets/matches ...
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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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Why 110-hurdles for men and 100-hurdles for women?

I was watching IAAF World Championship at London 2017 and I notice that men will run 110-metres hurdles while women women the 100-metres hurdles. What is the meaning of this difference? The longest ...
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Maximum match point saved in a tennis match?

What is the record of saved match points in a ATP/WTA tennis match? And what about limited at grand slam matches? I mean that player who saved match points finally wins the game
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Father and son who were active players at the same time in NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB? [closed]

Has there ever been a father and son in the NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB who were both active players at the same time?
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What is the most red cards issued by the referee in one game of soccer/football?

What is the most red cards a referee has ever issued in one game of European football? Europe Only "Top flight" leagues (e.g. Premier League, Serie A, La Liga BBVA, Eredivisie, German Bundesliga, ...
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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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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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How many balls on tennis ground?

How many tennis balls does a player have to choose from at a time? I know every 7 games they play with new balls, but I do not know how many balls are in use at the same time. Is the rule the ...
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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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Most number of extra-time Goals

On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time. Is this the record for the most number of goals in extra-...
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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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The longest Olympic winning streak for a nation

Asking this question I was thinking about the longest gold medal streak for a nation in a speciality. So it mean both summer and winter Olympic games and also for team or individual speciality. For ...
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What is the closest any team has come to playing a home Super Bowl?

When this question was first posed, no team whose home stadium is hosting the Super Bowl had ever made it to the Super Bowl. My question is, which team has come the closest? (Closest in this case ...
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Indoor / outdoor track and field different records?

Why there are different records from indoor / outdoor performances? I mean maybe distances 200m and 400m has different tracks (with different lengths of curves and straights) but why there are two ...
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EPL match with the longest injury time

Which EPL match has had the longest injury time added at the end of 90 minutes?
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What teams have won the Champions League undefeated?

With the Champions League finals coming this weekend, I was wondering if any team has ever won the Champions League or the European Cup without ever losing a game in both the Qualification rounds and ...
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How many times in the NBA history was the Coach of the year fired?

The Toronto Raptors fired their head coach Dwane Casey on 11 May 2018 after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round playoffs of 2017-2018 season. This happened only days after Dwane ...
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In what game did Luis Suárez (seemingly) try to bite his own teammate?

Here's a short clip showing Suárez apparently trying to bite his own Liverpool teammate, who was celebrating after a goal. When did this happen? Do we know any additional context that would explain ...
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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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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the road team?

I have only ever come across this 5-game series (1984 ECR1, NJN vs PHI, NJN win 3-2), where the road team won every game. Has this ever happened in a 7-game series? (In recent memory, one series in ...
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Have any players ever won an NCAA basketball championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA basketball championship while playing for two different teams?
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Origin of the 3rd Down “noise”

Whilst watching an NFL game last week*, I noticed that when the visiting team's offense is on 3rd or 4th down, the stadium's speakers play some sort of noise - I'm guessing as a way of distracting / "...
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How many times has a 4 game sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals?

After their win on June 9, 2014, the LA Kings are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. If they win their next game, they will sweep the NY Rangers to win the Stanley Cup. Since the adoption of ...
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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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Is the WASP calculation in cricket logically correct?

During the first ODI of India's tour of New Zealand 2014, I could see a new term named WASP on the right side of the TV screen on Sony Six - the channel broadcasting the match. When I was searching ...
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Athletes who have won Olympic medals under the olympic flag

With the Russian Track and Field team recently banned from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, I'm wondering if any athlete has ever won medals, gold on particular, under the Olympic flag in the Winter ...
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The longest Olympic winning streak?

Which was the longest winning streak in Olympics in the same specialty?
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Has any two teams in the World Series ever get there without losing a game during the postseason?

Related: Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games? MLB Postseason Format Timeline: Before 1969, the team with the best record from ...
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Who was the youngest player to win an ATP World Tour tournament

I was trying to find the information about youngest player with ATP World Tour title. I found on Wikipedia that Michael Chang is the youngest player to win Grand Slam title. Wikipedia also has list ...
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Worst first serve percentage in a match during a grand slam

Is there a record of who has had the worst first serve percentage during a singles match in a grand slam event? This question includes both men's and women's games.
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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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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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What teams have won the Europa League the season after winning the Champions League?

I am looking for a list of football clubs (if any) that have won the UEFA Europa League the season immediately following on from where they won the UEFA Champions League. I would also be interested ...
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How many times tennis majors champions played in the qualifiers round?

How many times a player who got in a grand slam through the qualifier round won the championship, and who are they?
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Back to back game tying and game winning walk off home run

Justin Smoke and Kendrys Morals of Toronto Blue Jays hit back to back home runs in the 9th inning against the Oakland Athletics on July 26 2017. Smoke's HR tied the game, and on the next pitch Morals ...
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Par 7 in golf hole?

I know that there are many par 6 holes in golf courses and is Par 6 the highest for a hole? Does any golf course have par 7 hole in the world?