SPORTS FACTS

NBA facts

NBA facts

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

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

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

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Tennis facts

tennis facts

At the age of 16, in 1997, Martina Hingis became the youngest women's tennis player to be ranked number 1 in the world since the rankings originatedin 1975.

tennis facts

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

tennis facts

Studies show high school tennis players score significantly lower on math tests, it is assumed because of the sport\’s illogical 15–30–40 scoring system.

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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 umpires are required to wear black underwear while on the job in case they split their pants.

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 World's Largest Bunker is Hell's Half Acre on the 585-yard 7th hole of the Pine Valley Course in New Jersey.

Golf facts

The average golf ball has 336 dimples.

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Olympic Games facts

Olympic Games facts

At the first modern Olympics, winners were awarded silver medals.

Olympic Games facts

No Olympic steeplechase silver medalist, male or female, has lived past the age of 41.

Olympic Games facts

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.

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Formula One facts

Formula One facts

While aeroplanes use their wings to lift them into the air, F1 cars use theirs to create downforce – the force that pushes them onto the track and helps them corner faster and have more grip. It’s said that at upwards of 150mph, a Formula 1 car will create so much downforce that it could be driven upside down on the ceiling of a tunnel.

Formula One facts

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

Formula One facts

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

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Hockey facts

Hockey facts

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante is credited with being the creator of the modern goalie mask. He wore a face mask during a game on November 1, 1959. Clint Benedict also wore a leather mask for a few games in 1930.

Hockey facts

The Montreal Canadiens have won the most Stanley Cups, a total of 23. The Toronto Maple Leafs are second on the list with 13. Click here for the entire list of hockey champions since 1893.

Hockey facts

Regulation hockey nets are six feet wide and four feet tall.

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American Football facts

American Football facts

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

American Football facts

Michael Jordan is regarded as the greatest to ever have played basketball, but the 1984 NBA Draft, he didn’t get selected in the first round and was passed over by the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.

American Football facts

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

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Athletics facts

Athletics facts

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

Athletics facts

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

Athletics facts

The record for most marathons run on consecutive days is 365! Belgian runner Stefaan Engels, knows as the “Marathon Man” set the record in 2011, aged 49!

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Famous Sports Persons facts

Famous Sports Persons facts

Born and raised in Portugal, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (dos Santos Aveiro) was actually named after a very well known American. His middle name was inspired by the late President Ronald Reagan, who the athlete says his mother was a great admirer of.

Famous Sports Persons facts

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

Famous Sports Persons facts

When Ian Thorpe first started swimming as a young boy he had an allergy to chlorine which meant he had to keep his head above the water as he swam.

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History Of Sports facts

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

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.

History Of Sports facts

The first Boston Marathon was run in 1897. It was won by John J. McDermott of the United States in a time of 2:55:10, which was, of course, the first course record. Women did not run in that first Boston Marathon and were not officially sanctioned as participants until 1972.

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Soccer facts

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.

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.

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Sports Rules facts

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

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

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

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

The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924.

Winter Sports facts

Ice hockey is nicknamed 'The Fastest Game on Earth'

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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

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

basketball facts

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

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Baseball facts

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.

Baseball facts

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter garnered his nickname after Oakland Athletics owner Charles Finley made up a story that Hunter had caught a large catfish as a boy.

Baseball facts

During Vin Scully’s first year as a broadcaster in 1957, he was suspended by the Dodgers for calling a home run with “He hit that like it was Marilyn Monroe!”

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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

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.

Boxing facts

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

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