SPORTS FACTS

NBA facts

NBA facts

Michael Jordan was once one of the best high school pitchers in North Carolina.

NBA facts

For some reason, over half of the NBA’s ex-players (60%) are flat broke and bankrupt after only five years out of the league.

NBA facts

Shaquille O’Neal has every player beat with with a shoe size of 24-EEE. The largest in NBA histroy.

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Tennis facts

tennis facts

Maureen Connolly (in 1953), Margaret Smith Court (in 1970), and Steffi Graf (in 1988) are the only three women's tennis players to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year.

tennis facts

Tennis Equipment has changed over the years. Early wooden tennis rackets were replaced with graphite rackets.

tennis facts

Pete Sampras is tennis's all-time biggest money winner with over $40 million in career earnings.

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MLB facts

MLB facts

Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.

MLB facts

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool and changed it every two innings.

MLB facts

Every team in both leagues must have one representative in the All Star Game.

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Golf facts

Golf facts

During the 1932 Walker Cup, golfer Leonard Crawley accidentally hit his ball in the wrong direction and it ended up hitting and denting the Walker Cup trophy.

Golf facts

The Ryder Cup is the most prestigious team golf event. It is played every two years between a team of European golfers and a team of American golfers.

Golf facts

The four major's in women's professional golf are the U.S. Open, the Women's British Open, the LPGA championship, and the Nabisco Championship. The four events form what is known as the Women's Grand Slam of golf. No player has ever won all four events in the same year.

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Olympic Games facts

Olympic Games facts

Chris Evert won 125-straight matches on clay, from aug. 12, 1973 to may 12, 1979. Amazingly though, that run included just two French Open titles.

Olympic Games facts

The 1912 Olympics was the last time that gold medals were solid gold.

Olympic Games facts

Greece is the only country to have participated in every olympics under its own flag.

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Formula One facts

Formula One facts

Formula 1 cars have around 800bhp but only weigh 640kgs including the driver. That means they have similar power to a Bugatti Veyron in a car that has around half the weight of a new Mini.

Formula One facts

A Formula One car is made up of about 80,000 components.

Formula One facts

F1 - When a car is driving in the wet, the tyres get rid of 250 litres of water per second – enough to fill a large bath.

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Hockey facts

Hockey facts

The first organized indoor hockey game was played March 3, 1875 at Montreal’s Victoria Skating Rink, between two teams of nine players each, many of whom were McGill University students.

Hockey facts

Superstar Wayne Gretzky has won the NHL scoring title a record 10 times.

Hockey facts

In the 1985-86 season, Edmonton Oilers center Wayne Gretzky scored 215 points, breaking his own record that he set four years earlier. Of the top 10 best-scoring seasons of all-time, “The Great One” has eight of them.

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American Football facts

American Football facts

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played 20 seasons in the NBA, holds the record for most points in a career (38,387).

American Football facts

Romanian centre Gheorghe Muresan is the tallest man ever to play in the NBA, standing a towering 7’7″, who spent a total of five seasons in the league.

American Football facts

Shaquille O’Neal has every player beat with with a shoe size of 24-EEE. The largest in NBA histroy.

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Athletics facts

Athletics facts

In 1935 Jesse Owens broke four world records in 45 minutes.

Athletics facts

Women were excluded from the Boston Marathon until 1972. But that didn’t stop them. In 1966, Roberta Gibbs, hid behind a bush and jumped out to complete the run and finished “unofficially” in 3:21:25! She was the first woman to complete the course.

Athletics facts

Roger Bannister held the world record in the mile for exactly 46 days.

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Famous Sports Persons facts

Famous Sports Persons facts

When Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) was 12 years old his bike was stolen. He told a policeman, who also happened to be a boxing coach, that he was going to "whup" the thief. The policeman told him that he ought to learn to box first!

Famous Sports Persons facts

Hockey legend Gordie Howe suffers from cryophobia, the extreme fear of cold and ice.

Famous Sports Persons facts

Boxing legend Rocky Marciano invented the fax machine.

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History Of Sports facts

History Of Sports facts

Frank Robinson was the first major league baseball player to earn the MVP award in both leagues. He won the National League MVP award in 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and the American League MVP in 1966 with Baltimore Orioles.

History Of Sports facts

Beach volleyball first became a summer Olympic sport in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In that first year of beach volleyball at the Olympics the United States men and the Brazilian women won the gold medals.

History Of Sports facts

President Ronald Reagan was the first President of the United States to watch a Major League Baseball game from the dugout.

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Soccer facts

soccer facts

When the Americans defeated favorite England in the 1950 World Cup, the story goes that many newspapers around the world believed the 1-0 score to be a typo and instead printed that England won 10-1.

soccer facts

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, played goalie for the amateur Portsmouth association football club, which would eventually become the Portsmouth professional team that won the FA cup in 2008.

soccer facts

During the 1974 world cup in Munich, national teams were given BMW buses for transportation. After being eliminated, Zaire unsuccessfully tried to drive theirs back to Africa.

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Sports Rules facts

Sports Rules facts

In the Olympics, racewalkers are mandated to have one of their two feet on the ground at all time.

Sports Rules facts

In professional golf, signing the scorecard is evidently of utmost importance. If a golfer does not sign his or her scorecard, he or she is disqualified from the event.

Sports Rules facts

MLB's rules state that if a ball becomes lodged in an umpire’s mask, all runners will advance one base.

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Sports Records facts

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Sport Terms facts

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Sport Trophies facts

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US Sports facts

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Wimbledon facts

Wimbledon facts

John Isner and Nicholas Mahut (the 70-68 Wimbledon match) played 183 games over those three days, which beat the previous record of 112 games (set when there no tiebreaks for any set) by 71 games, which is just insanity.

Wimbledon facts

The grass at Wimbledon was kept two inches long until 1949 when an English player was bitten by a snake.

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Winter Sports facts

Winter Sports facts

The state sport of Alabama is figure skating.

Winter Sports facts

250 athletes coming from 16 nations competed in the 16 events of the first Winter Olympics.

Winter Sports facts

The oldest Olympic medalist received his medal at age 83. His name was Anders Haugen and he was a ski-jumper. He competed in 1924, but because of a scoring error he did not receive his bronze medal until 1974, 50 years after he should have received it.

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Basketball facts

basketball facts

The Chicago Bulls franchise have amazingly won all six NBA Finals series in which they have played in.

basketball facts

Michael Jordan, who retired in January 1999 but returned to the league in 2001, has scored more points (5,987) in the playoffs than any other player.

basketball facts

Michael Jordan, has scored more points (5,987) in the playoffs than any other player in basketball history.

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Baseball facts

Baseball facts

A microwaved baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball.

Baseball facts

The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Cooperstown, N.Y. It was created in 1935 to celebrate baseball's 100th anniversary.

Baseball facts

Sammy Sosa has three of the eight 60-home run seasons in baseball history.

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Boxing facts

Boxing facts

The International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) is located in in Canastota, New York. It is within driving distance of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta.

Boxing facts

When 7-1 underdog Cassisus Clay (who would change his name to Muhammad Ali days later) defeated Sonny Liston in Miami Beach in 1964, the 16,000-seat arena was half-empty.

Boxing facts

Boxing was filmed for the first time in 1894 in a match between Mike Leonard and Jack Cushing.

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