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Sports Trivia Questions and Answers

 

Who was the first U.S. volleyball player to win three Olympic gold medals?
Answer: Karch Kiraly.

What was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980's?
Answer: The Los Angeles Dodgers.

What NFL team is known as the "ain'ts" when on a losing streak?
Answer: The New Orleans Saints.

What's an NBA player deemed to be if he's received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?
Answer: The most valuable player.

What Washington Capitals goalie earned the nicknames "Ace" and "Net Detective"?
Answer: Jim Carey. 

What NBA team plays home games in the Alamo dome?
Answer: The San Antonio Spurs.

Who graciously switched to number 77 so Phil Esposito's number 7 could be retired in Boston Garden?
Answer:  Raymond Bourque

What company's logo is called the "swoosh"?
Answer: Nike's

 

What Red Sox catcher's erect posture earned him the clubhouse nickname "Frankenstein"?
Answer: Carlton Fisk's

What sport did Herve Filion top with a record of 14,084 wins?
Answer: Harness racing.

What team hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?
Answer: The Dallas Cowboys.

What Native American language was the Super Bowl the first to be broadcast in?
Answer: Navajo.

What nickname do boxing fans call 300-pound Eric Esch, King of the Four-Rounders?
Answer: Butterbean.

What 1995 World Series teams were both picketed by the American Indian Movement?
Answer: The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians.

What diet drink was hyped by Coca-Cola for having only only calorie, in 1963?
Answer: Tab.

What comic actor scored huge sales with his Bad Golf Made Easy instructional videos?
Answer: Leslie Nielsen

 

What country fielded 1996 Olympic women's teams that won gold in basketball, soccer and softball?
Answer:  The U.S.

What Grand Slam golf tournament has the most clubhousers sipping mint juleps?
Answer: The Masters.

Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events at least four times?
Answer: Steffi Graf.

What decade saw names first appear on the backs of NFL jerseys?
Answer: The 1960's.

Who was able to set NFL rushing records because of his "big but" according to Chicago Bears trainer Frank Caito?
Answer: Walter Payton.

What position must college footballers play to receive the Davey O'Brien Award?
Answer: Quarterback.

What disorder did Muhammad Ali develop after years of catching blows?
Answer: Parkinson's syndrome.

What are the only three European countries to have won soccer's World Cup?
Answer: England, Italy, West Germany.

 

What is  the common term for the tennis ailment "lateral humeral epicondylitis"?
Answer: Tennis Elbow.

What racing competition became a best-of-nine series in 1995?
Answer: The America's Cup.

Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala in 1995?
Answer: Deion Sanders.

What woman won five U.S. figure skating titles from 6 to 173, but never an Olympic gold medal?
Answer: Janet Lynn.

Who was the first female jockey to win five races in one day at a New York track?
Answer: Julie Krone

What teams played in the first all-California Super Bowl?
Answer: The San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers.

What two players are tied for second behind Ty Cobb in total career runs?
Answer: Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.