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Texas Rangers - It was known as The Ballpark in Arlington until May 7, 2004.Until their home stadium was renamed Ameriquest Field, what team played at The Ballpark?

       a. California Angels
       b. Florida Marlins
       c. Texas Rangers
       d. Arizona Diamondbacks

George Sisler - Ichiro has had 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons.It took him an extra six games to do it, but in 2004, the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki broke the single season hits record set by which St Louis Brown, 84 years earlier?

       a. Babe Ruth
       b. George Sisler
       c. Ty Cobb
       d. Fleet Walker

Bulldogs - In 1920, the team moved to Hamilton, Ontario and became the Tigers.Which of these was not one of Montreal's NHL teams, but was the team in Quebec City decades before the Nordiques came along?

       a. Bulldogs
       b. Canadiens
       c. Wanderers
       d. Maroons

Baseball - The basic layout of the baseball diamond has changed very little since the 1840s when it was first introduced.What sport has an infield playing surface that is called a diamond?

       a. Baseball
       b. Soccer
       c. Football
       d. Rugby

Jerry West - As of 2012, he is the only person to win while being on the losing team in the NBA Finals. In 1969, what player was the inaugural award recipient of the NBA Finals MVP Award?

       a. Jerry West
       b. Willis Reed
       c. Lew Alcindor
       d. Wilt Chamberlain

John L. Sullivan - The rules were later superseded by the Marquess of Queensberry rules, the origins of the modern sport of boxing.Who was the last fighter to have won a "world" championship under the London Prize Ring Rules in 1882?

       a. William "Bendigo" Thompson
       b. Paddy Ryan
       c. John L. Sullivan
       d. Jack Broughton

Kenny Dalglish - He was the manager of Liverpool at the time of the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989. The disaster claimed 94 lives on the day, with the final death toll reaching 96.Under the guidance of which manager did Liverpool win the double of the English First Division and the FA Cup in 1986?

       a. Kenny Dalglish
       b. Teddy Sheringham
       c. Alex James
       d. Bobby Charlton

Mary, Queen of Scots - She was popular with the common people but not the nobility. She played croquet, golfed, went for hunts and archery practice, sung, danced, and, in general, showed an admirable zest for life.Name the first known female golfer seen playing golf, shortly after the death of her husband?

       a. Duchess Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria
       b. Mary, Queen of Scots
       c. Princess Marguerite of Burgundy Princess
       d. Marie Therese of France

Mixed doubles - The Korean team of Kim Dong-mon and Gil Young-ah won the gold medal event.Which specific competition in badminton was first introduced in the Olympic Games in 1996?

       a. Women's competition
       b. Mixed doubles
       c. Women's Doubles
       d. Men's Doubles

Squash - The first court designed for the sport in North America appeared at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire in 1884.In which sport is there a metal board called a 'telltale', 48.3cm high at the bottom of the front wall?

       a. Wallyball
       b. Handball
       c. Squash
       d. Racquetball

Africa Cup of Nations - Zambia won their first continental title in 2012, becoming the fourteenth nation to win the tournament.Which tournament started with Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia playing against one another before it expanded to a competition of sixteen teams?

       a. Egyptian Soccer Cup
       b. Africa Cup of Nations
       c. Egyptian Super Cup
       d. Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

1980 Moscow - The gold medal was won by the team of Zimbabwe, who had not trained at all together before the tournament.Women's field hockey was introduced as an Olympic sport for the first time in which Olympic games?

       a. 2000 Sydney
       b. 1972 West Germany
       c. 1980 Moscow
       d. 1960 Rome

FIFA World Player of the Year - Lionel Messi of the Barcelona club won the award in 2010.What award is won based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams?

       a. FIFA World Cup Trophy
       b. Golden Boot
       c. FIFA World Player of the Year
       d. National Amateur Cup

John Surtees - He retired from competitive driving in 1972, the same year his team had their greatest success when Mike Hailwood won the European Formula 2 Championship.In 1964, who became the first driver to win the world title on both two and four wheels?

       a. Rubens Barrichello
       b. Richie Ginther
       c. John Surtees
       d. Jenson Button

Shuffleboard - The player pushes weighted disks, called biscuits, along a surface and attempts to place the disk into a scoring zone at the opposite end of the court.Which game was known as shovegroat or shovel penny in the fifteenth century?

       a. Shuffleboard
       b. Table Tennis
       c. Air Hockey
       d. Foosball

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