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NBA facts

NBA facts

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

NBA 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.

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

The longest recorded point in tennis history took 29 minutes and featured the ball crossing the net 643 times in a 1984 women’s match. Young aussie player Bernard Tomic (nicknamed “tomic the tank engine”) lost a match last year in 28 minutes.

tennis facts

About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon championship.

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.

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MLB facts

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.

MLB facts

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

MLB facts

When pitched, the average MLB baseball rotates 15 times before being hit.

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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

Golf balls were originally made from dried cow eyeballs.

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Olympic Games facts

Olympic Games facts

Tug of war was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.

Olympic Games facts

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

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).

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Formula One facts

Formula One facts

F1 - Over a race weekend, a driver will change gear about 8,000 times.

Formula One facts

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

Formula One facts

A Formula One car has more than 0.6 miles (1 km) of cable in its bodywork.

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Hockey facts

Hockey facts

Prior to the 1927-28 season, forward passes were not allowed in hockey.

Hockey facts

Michigan has won the most Division I College Hockey Championships with nine, the last one in 1998.

Hockey facts

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

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American Football facts

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

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.

American Football facts

The silhouette on the NBA logo is Hall of Fame Laker Jerry West.

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Athletics facts

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

Bob Beamon’s 1968 Olympic record in the long jump would have won the 2012 Olympics by almost two feet.

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! 

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Famous Sports Persons facts

Famous Sports Persons facts

Carl Lewis's real name was Frederick Carlton Lewis. His parents ran a local athletic club and by the age of 13 Carl was already competing in long jump.

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

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.

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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

The first NBA All-Star Game was played in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Garden. The East won the game 111-94. The MVP of the game was Ed Macauley of the Boston Celtics. The winning coach was Joe Lapchick, who was the coach of the New York Knicks at the time.

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

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

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

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

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

American figure skater Tara Lipinski brought home the gold at age 15 at the 1998 games in Nagano, Japan. 

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Basketball facts

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

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.

basketball facts

The Boston Celtics franchise has won the most NBA championships (16) in history.

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Baseball facts

Baseball facts

The first World Series was played between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and was a nine-game series. Boston won the series 5-3.

Baseball facts

According to the official Major League Baseball rule book, baseball games “are to last 9 innings or two and one-half hours, whichever comes first.”

Baseball facts

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

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Boxing facts

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

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

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

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