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NBA facts

NBA facts

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

NBA facts

Former NBA star Calvin Murphy has 14 illegitimate kids by 9 women.

NBA facts

Starting in 1990, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls never had a three-game losing streak for eight years.

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Tennis facts

tennis facts

Slazenger has provided all the tennis ball for Wimbledon tournament since 1902.

tennis facts

British Player Greg Rusedski has the world's fastest serve, clocked at a staggering 149 mph. In 1999 he served 685 aces, accounting for 79% of his points.

tennis facts

The first Wimbledon Championship took place in 1877 when it was watched by only 200 spectators. In 1999 it was broadcast to a toal of 174 countries, with an estimated audience of over 1 billion people.

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MLB facts

MLB facts

Between 1959 and 1962, there were two All Star Games played each season. The second game was intended to raise money for the players' pension funds, as well as for other causes.

MLB facts

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

MLB facts

Only two games in All Star history have ended in ties. The first, in 1961, occurred when the game was halted in the 9th because of rain. Then in 2002, the game was called when both teams ran out of pitchers in the 11th inning and Commissioner Bud Selig called the game.

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Golf facts

Golf facts

The first golf balls used in are believed to have been made out of wood.

Golf facts

The World's Longest Golf Course is the International Golf Club in Massachusetts, a par 77, 8325-yards.

Golf facts

Golf balls can reach speeds of 170 miles an hour.

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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

Only four athletes have ever won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games: Eddie Eagan (United States), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), Christa Luding-Rothenburger (East Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada).

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

There were 957 pit stops during the 2012 season, including 14 drive-through and two stop-go penalties.

Formula One facts

The average cockpit temperature is around 122 F (50 C), rising even further at races in the hottest countries.

Formula One facts

A Formula One car has a minimum weight of 1,415 pounds (642 kg), excluding fuel.

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Hockey facts

Hockey facts

Toronto Maple Leaf Darryl Sittler scored 10 points in one game (six goals, four assists) against the Boston Bruins in 1976. Quebec's Joe Malone holds the record for most goals scored in a game with seven against Toronto in 1920.

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

Bernie Geoffrion is credited with bringing the slapshot to the NHL in 1951. He was given the nickname “Boom Boom” because his shot was so hard and fast.

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American Football facts

American Football facts

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

American Football facts

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

American Football facts

Rasheed Wallace holds the current NBA record for most technical fouls in a season. At the close of the 2012-2013 season, he had 317 technical fouls in his career.

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Athletics facts

Athletics facts

Jesse won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics for 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 relay. It was an especially great accomplishment as he did this in Berlin, Germany as a black man in front of Adolf Hitler! 

Athletics facts

The marathon was originally conceived as a race for the 1896 Olympics in Athens, commemorating the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield at the site of the town of Marathon.

Athletics facts

In 1932, American Mildred "Babe" Didriksen won medals in high jumping (silver), 80m hurdles (gold) and the javelin (gold). She is the only athlete to ever medal in all three events.

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Famous Sports Persons facts

Famous Sports Persons facts

At college Mark Spitz was known by his teammates as "Mark the Shark".

Famous Sports Persons facts

When Nadia Comaneci scored her perfect 10, it couldn't be shown on the scoreboards as they only went as high as 9.9. The number 1.0 flashed up instead!

Famous Sports Persons facts

Boxing legend Rocky Marciano invented the fax machine.

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History Of Sports facts

History Of Sports facts

For the men, the first gold medal in soccer was awarded at the Athens Olympics in 1896 to Great Britain. For the women the first gold medal for soccer came much later in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics where the United States won gold.

History Of Sports facts

In a career that spanned 1973 to 1987, Marvelous Marvin Hagler amassed a career record of 62 wins (52 by knockout), 3 losses, and 2 draws.

History Of Sports facts

The first Sports Illustrated came out on August 16 1954. Pictured on the cover was the Milwaukee Braves Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium.

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Soccer facts

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.

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.

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Sports Rules facts

Sports Rules facts

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

Sports Rules facts

In professional hockey, a goalie is prohibited from crossing the red line that marks center ice. Plenty of goalies have still figured out how to involve themselves in their teams’ offense, however.

Sports Rules facts

In world football, goalies may be replaced during any point of regulation time or overtime, but not during a shootout. The only caveat to this is if the goalie gets injured.

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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

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

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.

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Winter Sports facts

Winter Sports facts

When asked why he didn’t win gold in cross country at the 2010 olympics, norwegian skier Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset said, “i think i have seen too much porn in the last 14 days.”

Winter Sports facts

Ice hockey is nicknamed 'The Fastest Game on Earth'

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

Basketball became an official Olympic event in Berlin, Germany in 1936.

basketball facts

On March 2, 1962, center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game against the New York.

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.

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Baseball facts

Baseball facts

Pete Rosewas banned from baseball for life for betting on games while managing the Reds, currently holds the all-time record for hits (4,256) and games played (3,562).

Baseball facts

The first baseball caps were made of straw.

Baseball facts

The National League and the American League played in the first All-Star Game held in 1933. The NL has won 40 of the 73 games played. The game ended in a tie two times.

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Boxing facts

Boxing facts

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

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

Sugar Ray Leonard amassed a career record of 36 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. At various points in his career he held the NABF Welterweight title, WBC & The Ring Welterweight titles, WBA & The Ring Light Middleweight titles, WBA Welterweight, WBC and The Ring Middleweight titles, and WBC Light Heavyweight and WBC Super Middleweight titles. He retired after his third loss to Hector Camacho in 1997.

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