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Major league athletes with extra regular season games played

I'm looking for athletes in the top North American Leagues: NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL that played more games in a season than games scheduled for a team. For example, each NFL team is scheduled to play ...
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Most final appearances without winning a title in one season

Carsten Ramelow, Bernd Schneider and Oliver Neuville lost three finals in 2002: DFB Pokal (2-4 to Schalke 04, with Leverkusen) Champions League (1-2 to Real Madrid, with Leverkusen) FIFA World Cup (0-...
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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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What is written on the last ATP finals trophy?

I was wondering what do they write on these trophies, what material they are made of too. Couldn't find this in Internet.
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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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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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Championship points decided by a net cord?

In 1988, Boris Becker dramatically beat Ivan Lendl in 5 sets in the Masters tournament at Madison Square Garden. The final set went to tie breaks, ending with a backhand net cord by Becker. Have ...
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NFL fields missing team logo

NFL teams usually have their team logo painted in the middle of their home field, spanning 5 yards to the left and to the right of the 50 yard line. I've noticed that some stadiums are missing the ...
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World cup winners qualified through play-offs

Has it ever happened that a team got to the world cup through the playoff and then won the cup? Or any team who did the playoff is historically doomed? I couldn't find any statistics, maybe you know ...
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Consecutive goals scored by one player for a team

What is the NHL record for most consecutive goals scored by one player for a team? Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild has just scored 6 straight for them, over 3 games.
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What is Panna (the game) [closed]

I didn't know the difference between a nutmeg and a panna. Then I found out that Panna is a game. I was wondering if I could get the exact rules of the game Panna?
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What is the largest number of runs scored with one out remaining in an MLB game?

In major league baseball, what is the largest number of runs scored by a team with only one out remaining in the bottom of the last inning? I could find records only for the largest number of runs ...
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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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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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How many of Junior Grand Slam Winners made it to ATP/WTA Top 10?

I know that Federer won a Junior Grand slam in past and then later he become number one. But how many of Junior Grand Slam Winners make it to pro tennis and reach top 10?
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What NFL teams have been shutout in consecutive games?

Miami Dolphins were almost shutout for the 2nd consecutive game. A TD as time expired last week vs. Jets are only points Miami has in last 2 games. Has a team ever been shutout in consecutive games?
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Why are NFL players introduced with their college team?

At the beginning of many prime time NFL games, the starting players say their names and the college they attended. Why are the college names announced? Many of these players have been in the league ...
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Could Wilt Chamberlain dunk from the free throw line?

I have read in this ESPN article that Wilt Chamberlain could dunk the ball from the free throw line. Did he really do that? Is there any proof of him actually doing so?
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What is the record for winning a Formula 1 race by leading least number of laps?

What is the record for winning a Formula 1 race by a driver who has lead the least number of laps in that race? For example: if one driver has been in position 1 for the entire race but on the last ...
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How rare is an inside-the-park grand slam home run?

Michael A. Taylor hit an inside-the-park Grand Slam on Friday, September 8, 2017. How rare is this event compared to other rare events in baseball?
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Which team has the longest time not winning the top flight league championship?

September 6, 2017, marks 10,000 days since Liverpool FC won the First Division championship. Of course I know they're not the record breaker but I'd like to know, Which team has the longest time not ...
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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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Has Liverpool conceded a goal while their fans were singing “You'll Never Walk Alone”?

For some reason, I enjoy awkwardly funny situations and fans' favorite team conceding a goal while they are emotionally supporting their team is awkward but also kind of funny. So, I'm curious if ...
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What's the fastest grand slam tennis singles won

I'd like to know what's the fastest total time of all the matches played by any male and female tennis grand slam champion for the entirety of a single tournament. In other words, what's the shortest ...
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Football teams qualifed for World Cup with no loss

With only one more match to play, the Iranian National team has already qualified for Russia 2018 World Cup without losing a game in any rounds of the qualifiers. How many teams which played in the ...
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What causes the countries on this shirt to seem out of alphabetical order?

I attended a few matches of the Copa América Centenario last year, hosted in the United States, and bought a t-shirt at an official FIFA merchandise stand at a match in Chicago. See pictured. While ...
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How many times an MLB team has won a game with no hits?

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates tied 0-0 at the end of the 9th inning on August 23rd 2017. With one out and a runner on the second base, the pirates had a chance to win the game with no ...
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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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Highest goal-difference for non-title winning side in top 5 European leagues?

Tottenham Hotspur's goal difference of +60 in 2016/17 season is the highest in Premier League history for a non-title winning side. Opta Stats What is the highest goal difference for non-title ...
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What is the circumference of the legs of Usain bolt?

On this site there are already a couple of measurements of Bolt but, unfortunately, not of his legs. What is the circumference of the legs of Usain bolt?
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What is the most goals conceded by previous year champions in new season 1st game in top 5 European league?

Chelsea have conceded 3 goals against Burnley in new season first game of English Premier League 2017/18 being champion of previous year. Is this the most for a previous year champion in top 5 ...
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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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What is the sports bra looking thing soccer players wear?

I've seen many male soccer players - specially famous players who play for well known teams - wear a piece of clothing that looks like a sports bra. They're usually worn during practice, and a few ...
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Has there ever been a football player who held the title of “most goals in one season in history” in two different countries?

One of my favourite football players, Eran Zahavi, broke the record for most goals in one season in Israel two years ago. He's currently well on his way to break the same record in China - the most ...
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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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Penalties scored by both feet?

Bobby Zamora and Obafemi Martins have scored with both feet on kicks from the penalty mark in the Premier League. So, I'm interested in knowing, whether there are any players that have done the same ...
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Shortest time between grand slam walk offs

Steve Pearce of Toronto Blue Jays hit game winning grand slam walk offs on July 27th and 30th 2017 against Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels respectively. With a 3 days span between Pearce's ...
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Was Brett Gardner first MLB player to hit consecutive walk-off home run and lead off home run?

Brett Gardner hit a walk off home run against Tampa and the next game lead of with a home run. Was this ever done before by any other player?
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Which is the longest own-goal in football?

In an recent International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Inter Milan, Inter's Geoffrey Kondogbia scored 45-yard own goal. Is this the longest own-goal ever scored?
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Longest distance to goal for top 5 European league?

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic's 91.9 metres (301ft 6in) goal against Southampton is the longest goal scored in the Premier League. So, what is the longest goal scored in other top European ...
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What are the odds of seeing a grand slam in baseball

What are the odds of seeing at least one grand slam for any MLB baseball game? That is if I go to a baseball game what is the percentage chance (expected value) I'll witness a grand slam?
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Are there any goals scored by a referee?

Are there any goals scored by a referee in a football match, meaning that a shot was rebounded from a referee and hit the target? I know about this goal scored in the 80's in Brazilian league from ...
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Highest number of own-goals scored in a game for both teams in football

What is the highest number of own-goals scored in a football game for both teams combined, excluding: Stade Olympique de L'Emyrne(SOL)'s 149 deliberate own-goals against AS Adema. Indonesian side PSS ...
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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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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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First match with numbers on jersey

Can any one tell me which was the first match where the first time numbers were printed on jersey, for all domestic and international including men and women. As I am so curious to know about it.
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Highest number of penalties missed in a shoot-out?

In an International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester United, the score was 1-1 after extra time. During kicks from the penalty mark, of 10 kicks taken 7 were missed. What is the ...
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Which year Tour de France had riders from most countries?

The riders that competed in the 2016 Tour de France represented 35 different countries. And the riders that are competing in the 2017 Tour de France are from 32 different countries.Wikipedia But my ...
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Formula 1 season with highest number of DNF's?

I'm interested in knowing, which Formula 1 season had the most number of DNF's (Did Not Finish)?
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Average age of top five European football leagues?

Toulouse France team with average age of 23.91 was the youngest team on pitch for domestic league 2016-17. Some article claimed Germany had the most number of team with the lowest average age. But I'...