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NFL record for most number of interceptions within one instance of scoring?

My brother and I were discussing some things when a question of curiosity came up that Google could not seem to answer: In the NFL, what is the record for number of interceptions (by either team) ...
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Why was Messi suspended for 4 games during 2018 world cup qualifications?

On March 28th 2017, Lionel Messi got suspended for 4 international games few hours before a World Cup qualifier match between Argentina and Bolivia Argentina lost 2-0 in absence of their superstar. ...
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Are there instances of batsmen walking despite a lack of appeal from the fielding side?

This is a follow-up question to this earlier question on instances where the fielding team did not appeal for a wicket. Are there any recorded instances where the batsman chose to walk, after ...
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What is the most penalty kicks missed by a football team in one game?

In week 28 of 2016-17 Premier league, Bournemouth missed 2 penalty kicks against West Ham and still managed to win the game. It had been a long time since I had seen that happen - excluding penalty ...
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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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Champions League biggest comebacks after 1st leg [duplicate]

Barcelona managed to beat PSG 6-1 in the second leg of 2017 round of 16 to win 6-5 on aggregate, having lost 4-0 in the first leg. Inspired by Barcelona' win, what are the biggest comebacks in ...
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Most Trophies won by a Player in T20 leagues

There are so many T20 leagues played all over the World. Many T20 specialist Players like Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Russel, Thisara Perera, etc play almost many of them. Which player has a record of ...
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Schedule-wise, is it possible to win a Triple Crown in today's Tennis?

The Triple Crown is an achievement wherein a player wins the title in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles in a single Grand Slam event. Given the scheduling of finals matches being so close together ...
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Has a play-in team ever won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship?

Has a play-in team (a team that entered the tournament bracket through the preliminary "First Four" tournament games) ever won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship? If not, what are the lowest ...
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Does any competition currently give solid gold medals to winners?

I read from some sources that the dream of every sportsman, the Olympic Gold Medal, is not 100% pure gold. (Olympic Gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a ...
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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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Lowest regular season win-loss percentage to qualify for the NBA Playoffs?

Taking a look at the last 3 years, the Atlanta Hawks (2014) and Memphis Grizzlies (2015) have had the lowest W/L percentage of all the teams that qualified for the playoffs in their respective years, ...
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Most numbers on back worn by a Player [closed]

In almost all sports, Players wore jersey with numbers on back. It's helpful for the commentators, scorekeepers, statisticians, umpires and fans to know about exact player. Some of the Players believe ...
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Are 2016 Patriots the only Super Bowl Champions who never led during the game?

The New England Patriots beat Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI in overtime. During regulation they never led the game. The only time they ever led was at the end of the game. Does this make the ...
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Has a no-ball call from the on-field umpire ever been overturned?

In Cricket, we come across so many instances in which a batsman gets called out, and then is changed to not-out because the replay shows the bowler bowled a no-ball. Has the inverse instance ever ...
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In which late-stage Grand Slam tennis matches has a single player won 200+ points?

Which Grand Slam matches, in the Round of 16 or later, have had 200 or more points won by a single player? Two known examples are Djokovic v. Wawrinka at Australian Open 2013: 209-200 Federer v. ...
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What are the widest tires to be used in F1?

Along with several aerodynamics and chassis weight regulation changes, the 2017 F1 season introduces wider tires. 2016 Front/Rear tire width: 245mm / 325mm 2017 Front/Rear tire width: 305mm / 405mm (+...
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NFL players with at least 5 Super Bowl rings

The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime of Super Bowl 51 (2017) to win the Lombardi Trophy. This makes Tom Brady (the quarterback of the New England Patriots) the first ...
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What are the biggest comebacks in NFL postseason history?

The New England Patriots overcame a 25 point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51. What are the top 5 comebacks in the NFL playoffs history?
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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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What does HS in ski-jumping means?

This is the ski-jumping calendar for men competitions in february 2017. Is it possible to view several type of competitions: HS225 HS140 HS134 HS130 HS100 What does those abbreviations means?
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How are the parallel tracks for cross-country skiing created?

How are the parallel tracks created for cross country skiing competitions? The tracks seem almost perfectly parallel and maintain a perfect shape even after the passage of many skiers - for example:
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Why is Matt Ryan nicknamed “Matty Ice”?

Where did Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan get his nickname?
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What happens to runs scored when an umpire's decision is overturned by DRS?

In many cricket matches, the decisions taken by the on field umpires get overturned especially in case of LBW dismissals, using the DRS system. What happens if the batsman scored a run off that ball ...
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NFL division with 3 teams in the playoffs

Under the current NFL playoffs format, each conference sends 6 teams to the postseason: the 4 division champions and 2 wild card teams. So the most teams a division can have in the playoffs is 3; the ...
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Where does the saying that a match ending in a draw is like “kissing your sister” come from?

My father told me that saying a number of times watching rugby over the years so I thought it was a South African saying but after watching this video I actually heard an NZ commentator mention it.
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Own Goal adds to Career Stats? [closed]

I love watching football. I have an interesting doubt. Did the Own Goal(OG) scored by the player(obviously by mistake) adds to his career stats? OR Its ignored?
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Number 5 seeds hosting NFL conference championship game

Under the current format that 6 teams from each conference make it to the playoffs, how many times has a #5 seed hosted the conference championship game? In order for the #5 seed to host the game, ...
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NFL teams beating the same team 3 times in a season

As of the end of week 15 of 2016 season, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants have a chance of facing off in the playoffs. The Giants have dealt the Cowboys their only 2 losses of the season so ...
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What were the determinant factors in choosing the weight and size of a cricket ball?

What were the determinant factors in restricting the size of a cricket ball to no less than 155.9g and no more than 163g and its circumference to no less than 22.4cm and no more than 22.9cm as ...
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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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The longest pause between two titles for main US sports?

Chicago victory after 108 years (1908 to 2016) is the longest pause between two titles considering the major American sportleagues (NBA-NFL-NHL-MLB)?
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How rare is it for a team to face the minimum number of batters without a perfect game?

In the Cubs' victory over the Dodgers in game 6 of the 2016 NLCS the Dodgers sent only 27 batters to the plate (the minimum possible) yet were not the victims of a perfect game. How often has this ...
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Who was the youngest winner of Gagarin Cup?

Gagarin Cup is the name for KHL playoffs. (KHL is widely considered the second best ice hockey league in the world, after NHL.) In the last season, 20-years old Ilya Sorokin and 19 years old Ilya ...
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What is the greatest number of reviews resulting in a “not out” decision for one player in a Test Match innings?

During the first test of England's 2016 tour of Bangladesh, Moeen Ali was given not out in five LBW reviews (3 successfully overturned, 2 incorrect reviews by Bangladesh) in the first innings of the ...
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Fastest opening goal of a FIFA World Cup

What was the fastest opening goal of a FIFA World Cup? This is not the fastest opening goal in a single match across tournaments, but fastest goal(the first goal of that particular World edition) of ...
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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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Why does the Welsh men's football team take strange poses in prematch photos?

Why are the Welsh players placed in this asymmetric position, during the team photo before their matches? For example, against Georgia in 2016, where 3 players stand while 8 squat: and against ...
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At what level did Xabi Alonso play Gaelic football?

Xabi Alonso is the only person to have both a Champions League medal and an All-Ireland medal. I was told this wonderful bit of trivia, and would like to confirm it before using it in a quiz I’m ...
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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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Has there ever been a “strike-em-out-throw-2-out” triple play?

Has there ever been a "strike-em-out-throw-2-out" triple play? (I started wondering that after watching this YouTube video MLB | Strike 'em Out, Throw 'em Out.
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How do swimmers know how many laps they have left? [closed]

Just wondering how swimmers know how many laps they have left. Is it like in athletics where they have an electronic screen, except underwater? Are there any objective elements (inside or outside ...
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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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Undefeated Champions League Eliminations

Are there any teams that have been eliminated in Champions League being undefeated? What's the latest round of the competition that such a team has ever reached?
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Athlete medal Olympics and Paralympics?

By now it is quite common to find cases of athletes who participated in the Olympic Games and also the Paralympic Games, but it is more difficult to find athletes with great results in both. Has it ...
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Unbalanced conferences in the NBA

In 2008, the Seattle Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder, but because Oklahoma City was still in the Western Conference, the NBA still had a balance of 15 teams per conference. ...
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How long is the longest gap between gold medal wins by the same person in an individual event?

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Anthony Ervin won gold in the 50m freestyle, the same event he won gold in at the 2000 Summer Olympics. This marks 16 years between gold medal wins. Has there been a ...
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What is the highest percentage of gold medals by nation for a speciality?

I think about men basketball where in 15/18 editions the gold medal was taken by the USA team. Is this 83% (=15/18) the higher percentage of gold medal won by the same country for a single Olympic ...
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Are women allowed to compete in men's division in 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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Bolt + Blake + Powell ever run together in a 4x100m relay?

I've gone through the best results at alltime-athletics.com, but could not find it. The Rio 2016 Olympic Men's 4x100m Relay final will probably feature Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell running ...

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