Sports Trivia Questions #29General Sports Trivia
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Which sport awards the Ryder's Cup?
Golf - The Cup is a golf challenge between the USA and Europe.
Where was the Canadian Grey Cup played in 2015?
Winnipeg - The Grey Cup is given to the winner in the Canadian Football League.
Which American Football player had the nickname "Sweetness"?
a. Damon Allen
b. Tom Brady
c. Earl Campbell
d. Walter Payton
Walter Payton - Walter Payton died in 1999 of a rare liver cancer.
Where was former Major League Baseball outfielder Jose Canseco born?
Cuba - Jose was drafted by the Oakland As in 1985.
Which of these horses holds the record for winning the most money?
b. Lava Man
c. John Henry
d. Silver Charm
Curlin - Curlin last raced in 2008. He won over 10.5 million dollars.
Which of these games used to be played with a live animal serving as the ball?
Polo - Riders had to carry a goat across the goal line.
What is the maximum number of clubs that a golfer can carry in a tournament?
14 - A golfer may not change clubs during a round. However, there is an exception if a club is broken.
What team did soccer great Pele join in 1975?
Cosmos - Pele came out of retirement to play for the New York Cosmos.
When was "Sports Illustrated" first published?
1954 - Sports Illustrated is read by more than 23 million people every week.
In 2004, how many times was Barry Bonds walked?
232 - This broke the record for the most walks in a single season.
Which famous athlete was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.?
a. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
b. Tiger Woods
c. Leon Sphinx
d. Mohammed Ali
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Kareem played 20 seasons in the NBA.
Which of the following cups might you win in yacht racing?
America - This cup is also known as the Auld Cup.
After the United States, which country claims the most professional baseball players in the MLB?
d. Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic - Venezuela comes next.
What position did football great Franco Harris play?
b. Tight end
Fullback - Franco was selected for 9 consecutive Pro Bowls.
Who lost the World Series in 2015?
a. Toronto Blue Jays
b. Kansas City Royals
c. New York Mets
d. Baltimore Orioles
New York Mets - The royals won the World Series in 2015.
Which of these events is not part of the modern pentathlon?
c. Show jumping
Javelin - The other two events are pistol shooting and cross country running.
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