Questions tagged [trivia]

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Has the US Men's Soccer Team played a game outside of the USA or the host country?

It's become somewhat common for North or South American national soccer teams to play friendly games (or even sometimes non-friendlies) in the Untied States or Canada against another national team. ...
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Who is the lowest ranked european team to qualify for world cup?

If Iceland wins tonight against Croatia, would they be the lowest ranked team to ever qualify from Europe? Also who is the lowest ranking to ever qualify for a world cup from any continent?
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What is the name of a guy who comment highlights in NBA

Does anyone know the name of the guy who does most of the postgame highlights on NBA. http://www.nba.com/video/games/heat/2013/11/09/0021300089-bos-mia-recap.nba http://www.nba.com/video/games/bulls/...
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Stumped Off A Wide Diamond Duck?

If you are stumped off a wide first delivery you face is it a diamond duck? Because although you have literally faced a ball it won't be recorded as a ball faced because of the wide (as evident here, ...
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What is the longest six in cricket history?

Calculating the distance of the six hit by the batsmen is a new trend. I'd searched for longest six of cricket, some said it's from Shahid Afridi, some said, it's MSD and some saying Yuvi. I would ...
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Back to School; Triple Lindy

In my younger years, I've seen this wonderful movie called Back to School. There Rodney Dangerfield alias Thornton Melon performs the Triple Lindy (1'09''). Has anybody ever seen a "Triple Lindy" ...
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Why is Sachin Tendulkar's 200* not considered as carrying the bat?

I would like to know why Sachin's 200 not out in ODI against South Africa is not mentioned in carrying the bat record list of ODIs. I found a question regarding carrying the bat in sports beta and ...
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Won a set without dropping a point [closed]

Has anyone ever won a set in a grand slam without dropping a single point?
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Goals conceded from corners in the English Premier League in season 2012/13

In the 2012-13 season of the English Premier League: How many goals were conceded from corners? Which team conceded the most from corners? Which team conceded the least from corners?
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what is the record for a team being awarded a penalty in consecutive soccer matches?

What is the record for a team being awarded a penalty in consecutive soccer matches? Leicester City FC currently have 5 in a row, all being converted by the same person, and have 8 for the season.
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Fremantle players to have played a grand final

The commentators mentioned that Danyle Pearce was one of 2 Fremantle players to have previously played a grand final (being with Port Adelaide) before 2013 September 27. Who was the other?
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What is a record for a football player in converting consecutive penalties in official matches?

Various sources mentioned that Mario Balotelli recently missed a penalty for the first time in his career (in a professional match). For example here: Balotelli has never failed to convert any of ...
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Who is this commentator to many international badminton events?

Over the past few years, I've watched many badminton games on YouTube. At first, video-ed ASTRA broadcasts, but, nowadays, the BWF is hosting many of the international badminton events. I would like ...
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Which coin is used for tossing?

We can see coin tosses in international matches of Cricket. Which coin is used for tossing? Is there any special coin for tossing in those international matches?
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Championship golf courses with a par-3 18th hole

I cannot ever remember seeing a PGA championship course with a par-3 18th hole. For sake of discussion, let's limit to courses that have been the site of a Major Championship or WGC championship ...
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What is the lowest number of hits to lead a team for a major league baseball season?

For a full major league baseball season, what player has led his team with the fewest number of hits? If the season did not have 162 games, what is the answer for 162 game seasons?
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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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10 wickets in an innings in international matches

Jim Laker and Anil Kumble are the only 2 players who have taken 10 wickets in an innings in Test matches. Is there any other bowler who has taken 10 wickets in an innings in any kind of international ...
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Highest score in an international field hockey match

At the 1932 Summer Olympics, India defeated the USA with a score of 24-1. Is this match the highest scoring match ever at international level?
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Has there ever been an MLB game where the only hit was an inside-the-park home run?

Has there ever been a one-hitter MLB game in which the hit is an inside-the-park home run?
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Who is Sikander Raja? [closed]

There is a cricketer in Zimbabwe named Sikander Raja. Can anyone tell me the details about him and his proper identity? I would like full information about him. Where can I find it?
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Why players showing a T-signal for umpire decision review system?

While calling for the Umpire Decision Review system, The fielding team captain or the batsman being dismissed invokes the challenge by signalling a "T" with the arms.- Wikipedia. What that ...
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0:0 score in basketball

0:0 is quite common score in football (soccer), it also happens in other sports. Is it possible in basketball? In other words does it ever happen in official game? If not what was the closest result?
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Why is Darren Lehmann called 'Boof'

Darren Lehmann has been named the new Australia cricket coach and lots of articles, including Wikipedia, refer to his nickname as 'Boof'. However, I can't seem to find any reason for this nickname or ...
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Which team has gotten the most punishments for slow over rate?

We know that slow over rate is an issue of the fielding team that can be punished by ICC. In June 2012 Misbah ul-Haq got punished (banned for one match) but their players didn't get that. But in May ...
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How many teams in football history won treble?

Treble in one season means winning the three main titles of the season: European Championship league League championship National cup title How many teams in the history of football won treble?
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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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The 100 mph barrier

How many bowlers have broken the 100 mile an hour barrier when bowling in international cricket (ODI and Tests only)?
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Sachin Tendulkar's bowling record

In a YouTube video, when I was watching Sachin Tendulkar's feat as a bowler, one of the commentators commented that Sachin holds the record for dismissing Inzamam-ul-haq the most number of times. How ...
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Batting Average after replay?

Since Major League Baseball has implemented replay on home runs, has the batter's batting average increased due to the wait the pitcher has between pitches?
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What is the highest number of penalties given in an international cup final?

Just to make it clear, I do not mean the case when the game goes to extra time and then to penalties? So the highest number of penalties during an international final (club or national teams) during ...
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How many times have the team batting first declared innings and then lost the match by innings?

In the recently completed test match of Aus Vs India, Australia lost by an innings even after declaring their first innings. How many times have this happened in Test cricket? Are there any reference ...
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When did Hashim Amla get out for a duck in ODI?

I remember that Hashim Amla was leading the list of ODI batsmen, having played the most matches without a duck. But now, he is not in the list, ie, he got out for a duck (I think it is his only duck ...
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What is the largest deficit overcome in a 6 nations match?

Team A is losing by X points. At the end of the game, either they draw or Team A wins. Which is the largest X?
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Jersey number for Kobe Bryant [closed]

Kobe Bryant has played in NBA with only two jersey numbers - 8 and 24. Why these numbers? What is the history behind these numbers?
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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 indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut?

In International Cricket Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut and give the figures., Example Format : Overs-Runs-Wickets-Economy 10-10-5-2.3
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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)?
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What is the highest number of picks a team has had in the draft?

I was looking at the draft from 2012 and noticed that the 49ers had made a lot of trades to acquire more picks for the 2013 draft. This led me to wonder about trades and the number of draft picks ...
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What is the biggest sports stadium in the world?

Which sports stadium (meaning any building designed to host sporting events) in the world is the largest and who plays there? I guess I'm thinking the largest as in the amount of people it can hold ...
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Football Goal Records

What is the world record for: Most goals scored by one team in a game? Most combined goals in a game? Most goals scored by a team in a season?
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Collegiate walk-on becoming a statistical all-time leader

In 2012, quarterback Matt McGloin became the all-time leader in career passing touchdowns, with 45, at Penn State University(1). McGloin started his college career as a walk-on(2). In collegiate ...
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Was Zinedine Zidane ever caught offside?

Many sources claim that Zinedine Zidane was never caught offside in his professional career. Is this true? Because, I found two links that says: "Zidane was offside." http://youtu.be/...
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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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What is the biggest comeback recorded in competitive international soccer matches?

On October 16, 2012, Sweden came back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with Germany in a World Cup qualifier. Purely in terms of goals, is this the record for the biggest comeback in a competitive ...
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Has the MLB Division Series Ever had all 4 Series go 5 games prior to 2012?

This year all 4 Division Series Games have gone the distance has that ever happened before?
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Has there been an “eventless” English Premier League game?

Has there ever been a game in the English Premier League during which no goals were scored and no cards were shown?
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Is there NBA player who won triple MVP in one season?

Is there NBA player who won the all 3 NBA MVP awards? this includes Regular Season MVP, Finals MVP and All-Star MVP award in the same season?
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NBA MVP, Finals MVP and Champion

So LeBron just won the title, the NBA MVP and NBA Finals MVP. Who else has done that? Also, I know that generally the NBA Finals MVP belongs to the team that won the title, but I believe there was an ...
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Winning despite walking

What is the MLB record for the most walks (bases on balls) allowed in a single game (9 inning game) by a pitcher who ultimately still recorded the win?

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