Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sports Related Quiz

An avereage soccer player can run almost 5 to 7 miles in a whole ninty minutes of a socer game.
Holes in a golf course must be 4.25 inches in diameter, and at least 4 inches deep and a standard golf course contains 18 holes between 100 and 600 yards length.
In tennis there are most numbers of officials compare to the number of players like in tennis tournaments there are 13 officials in regards of two players.
The spots on dice are called “pips. And the word ‘pip’ commonly used for a ‘spot’ or a ‘speck’.
Try to add all the numbers on a roulette wheel which is usually played in the casinoand cosidered as easiest casion game, that is 1through 36, you get ’666′, the biblical number of fallen man.
The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP), India, which has highest altitude of 2250 Meter of above sea level.
Since 1896 from the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia are the pnly two nations whose athletes have taken parts in every Olympic Games.
In 1935, Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes
Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world.
Soccer is the most attended or watched sport in the world.
Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
More than 100 million people hold hunting licences.
The record for the most major league baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.
The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.
In 1898, one of the first programmes to be broadcasted on radio was a yacht race that took place in British waters.
Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.
Korfball is the only sport played with mixed teams, consisting of 4 men and 4 women.
The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.
A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stiches.
A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.
The baseball home plate is 17 inches wide.
Basketball and rugby balls are made from synthetic material. Earlier, pigs’ bladders were used as rugby balls.
Golf the only sport played on the moon – on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.
Bill Klem served the most seasons as major league umpire – 37 years, starting in 1905. He also officated 18 World Series.
The oldest continuous trophy in sports is the America’s Cup. It started in 1851, with Americans winning for a straight 132 years until Australia took the Cup in 1983.
Volleyball was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895.
A badminton shuttle easily travels 180 km/h (112 mph).
Ferenc Szisz from Romania, driving a Renault, won the first Formula One Grand Prix held at Le Mans, France in 1906.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tennis

Q.  What does the term ‘grand Slam’ mean?
A.  Grand Slam is a sports term pertaining to a group of matches, Championships etc. in a particular sports and the winning of all these matches. The best known Grand Slams are those in Tennis [the Australian Open, the French Open, the British Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open], Golf [the US Open, the British Open, the Masters, and the PGA], and Rugby Union [victories against all opposition in the competition between England Wales, France, Ireland and Scotland].
Q.  Who won the men's singles title at the World Table Tennis Championship in the year 2003?
A.  Werner Schlager
Q.  The winner of the 2003 US Open men's Single Tennis Championship is
A.  Andy Roddick
Q.  American open is associated with
A.  Tennis
Q.  Who beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 40 minutes to win a sixth Wimbledon singles title?
A.  Billie Jean King.
Q.  What did Goran Ivanisevic refrain from doing at Wimbledon in 1994, to win a $2,000 bet?
A.  Throwing his racket.
Q.  What tennis player's last name means "she who returns" in Czech?
A.  Martina Navratilova's.
Q.  What 19-year-old became the youngest man to win the U.S. Open tennis title, in 1990?
A.  Pete Sampras.
Q.  Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?
A.  Martina Hingis
Q.  Who was the first black tennis player to win the US Open?
A.  Arthur Ash
Q.  Which tennis player famously yelled "You cannot be serious!" at an umpire?
A.  John McEnroe
Q.  Who was the youngest Wimbledon women's champion of the 20th century?
A.  Martina Hingis
Q.  At which Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?
A.  Forest Hills
Q.  Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?
A.  Martina Navratilova
Q.  Who emerged from segregated Virginia courts to win the 1968 U.S. Open tennis title?
A.  Arthur Ashe.
Q.  What Grand Slam tennis tournament is held every January?
A.  The Australian Open.
Q.  Who was the first Russian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, in 1996?
A.  Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
Q.  What Dutchman became, in 1996, the first unseeded player since Boris Becker to win Wimbledon?
A.  Richard Krajicek .
Q.  What two players won all the U.S. Open men's singles tennis titles from 1978 through 1984?
A.  Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe.
Q.  How much is a tennis ball supposed to weigh?
A.  Between 2 and 2-1/16 ounces.
Q.  Who was tennis star Monica Seles playing in the 1993 Citizen's Cup Tournament in Hamburg, Germany, when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator?
A.  Magdalena Maleeva.
Q.  Whose tennis serve was the fastest ever recorded?
A.  Bill Tilden's. It was measured at 163.6 miles per hour in 1931.
Q.  What did Gussie Moran wear in a tournament in "Egypt nine months after she stunned the staid Wimbledon crowd by wearing white lace--fringed panties?
A.  Black shorts. She explained that she made the change because she had gained 13 pound and her white attire no longer fit.
Q.  Who was the first tennis player from an Iron Curtin country to win the United States Open?
A.  Romanian Ile Nastase in 1972
Q.  Who was the only player to win the U.S. Open on three different surfaces, grass and clay at Forest Hills and hardcourt at Flushing Meadows?
A.  Jimmy Connors
Q.  How many games did the longest Wimbledon men's singles match on record last?
A.  It went 112 games, with Pancho Gonzalesz beating Charlie Pasarell 22-24,111111-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9. It took place in 1969, two years before the tie breaker was introduced to the game.
Q.  What American sister and brother won the mixed double championship at Wimbledon in 1980?
A.  Tracy and John Austin
Q.  What breakthrough was made by Lili de Alvarez on center court at Wimbledon in 1931?
A.  She wore shorts. She was the first woman to do so at Wimbledon.
Q.  In 1999, who became only the fifth man to win all four major tournaments - Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open - completing a career Grand Slam?
A.  Andre Agassi. He was also the first to do it on three surfaces, the French Open's clay, Wimbledon's grass and the concrete of the United States Open and the Australian Open. The four previous Grand Slam winners, Don Budge, Fred Perry, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson won the French Open when it was still played on grass.
Q.  Who was the first American male to win three straight Wimbledon titles?
A.  Pete Sampras.
Q.  What tennis star won 129 of 130 matches during one stretch in the 1980s?
A.  Martina Navratilova.
Q.  Who broke Martina Navratilova's record of 331 weeks at number one?
A.  Steffi Graf.
Q.  What tennis star says "Express yourself" in camera commercials?
A.  Andre Agassi.
Q.  What racketeer was the first female named Athlete of the year by Sports illustrated, in 1972?
A.  Billie Jean King.
Q.  What Nevada-born tennis star had a ball and racquet to stare at above his crib?
A.  Andre Agassi.
Q.  What gonzo tennis brothers threw autographed potatoes into the crowd at an Idaho match?
A.  Luke and Murphy Jensen.
Q.  What's Billie Jean King's maiden name?
A.  Moffitt.
Q.  What tennis star was born in MontrĂ©al, raised in Florida and played for France in the Federation Cup?
A.  Mary Pierce.
Q.  What 17-year old tennis phenomenon beat Kevin Curren to win his first Wimbledon title?
A.  Boris Becker.
Q.  What U.S. tennis star's father boxed for the Iranian Olympic team?
A.  Andre Agassi's.
Q.  What's the last Grand Slam tennis tournament played in a calendar year?
A.  The U.S. Open.
Q.  What's the common term for the tennis ailment "lateral humeral epicondylitis"?
A.  Tennis elbow.
Q.  What senior golfer explained his respite from cigarettes by quipping:" I could run nine holes, I just couldn't play them:?
A.  Chi Chi Rodriguez.
Q.  How many tennis players are needed for a game of Canadian doubles?
A.  Three.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hockey

Q.  In Which sport do players take long and short corners?
A.  Hockey
Q.  Which country won the 2003 Asia Cup Hockey Championship?
A.  India
Q.  Hamburg Masters Hockey Trophy 2003 was won by
A.  India
Q.  What infraction is a hockey referee calling if he clasps his writs?
A.  Holding.
Q.  Who scored a record 10 hat tricks in an NHL season?
A.  Wayne Gretzky.
Q.  What coach for St. Louis, Montreal, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Detroit has the NHL's highest career winning percentage?
A.  Scotty Bowman.
Q.  What NHL team plays in an arena called The Pond?
A.  The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim?
Q.  Who won the only NHL MVP award not bagged by Wayne Gretzky in the 1980s?
A.  Mario Lemieus.
Q.  Who was the first defenseman to win the NHL point-scoring title?
A.  Bobby Orr
Q.  What city hosts the annual Beanpot Tournament for its collegiate hockey powerhouses?
A.  Boston.
Q.  Who became the first father and son to win the NHL's most valuable player award?
A.  Bobby and Brett Hull.
Q.  Who's the first player to captain two different NHL championship teams?
A.  Mark Messier.
Q.  What hockey position player is most likely to wear a throat protector?
A.  A goalie.
Q.  How many NHL franchises were there in California, by 1995?
A.  Three.
Q.  What song did the U.S. hockey team forget the words to while celebrating a win over the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics?
A.  God Bless America.
Q.  What NHL team emerges onto the ice from the giant jaws of a sea beast at home games?
A.  The San Jose Sharks.
Q.  What was Craig McTavish the last NHL player to play without?
A.  A helmet.
Q.  What do hockey wags dub the "sin bin"?
A.  The penalty box.
Q.  What infraction is a hockey referee calling if he waves his hand below his knees?
A.  Tripping.
Q.  Who's the only player to average over two assists per game in a single NHL season?
A.  Wayne Gretzky.
Q.  How many designated face-off spots are there on a hockey rink?
A.  Nine.
Q.  What NHL team hoisted 24 Stanley Cup flags before its first game in Molson Center?
A.  The Montreal Canadians.

Football

Q.  Durand Cup is associated with
A.  Football
Q.  What Steelers quarterback, according to Hollywood Henderson, "couldn't spell cat if you spotted him the' C' and the 'A'"?
A.  Terry Bradshaw.
Q.  What Ivy League football team once lost an NCAA record 44 straight games?
A.  Columbia.
Q.  What yard line must a football team drive to, to reach the "red zone"?
A.  The twenty.
Q.  What budding politician led the AFL in passing yards for the 1960s?
A.  Jack Kemp.
Q.  What National Football Conference division do the Lions, Bears and Packers play in?
A.  The Central Division
Q.  What Dallas quarterback fumbled a record five times in four Super Bowl games?
A.  Roger Staubach.
Q.  Whose NFL playing career began in 1949 and ended in 1975?
A.  George Blanda's.
Q.  Who said life's three important things were "family, religion and the Green Bay Packers"?
A.  Vince Lombardi.
Q.  What sportscaster posted an NFL coaching record of 103-22-7?
A.  John Madden.
Q.  What "winning" slogan credited to Vince Lombardi was uttered first by UCLA coach Red Sanders?"
A.  "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing"
Q.  How many points was a touchdown worth in 1911?
A.  Five.
Q.  What university's football team played in the first seven Holiday Bowls?
A.  Brigham Young's.
Q.  What NFL team did Rafael Septien boot balls for from 1978 to 1986?
A.  The Dallas Cowboys.
Q.  What Native American was the NFL's first president?
A.  Jim Thorpe.
Q.  What color flags did NFL officials begin throwing after abandoning white ones in 1965?
A.  Gold.
Q.  What NFL footballer is one of Brigham Young's many great-great-great grandsons?
A.  Steve Young.
Q.  How many football teams from the troubled Southwest Conference defected to the Big Eight?
A.  Four.
Q.  What three NFL teams had lost four Super Bowls each, through 1996?
A.  Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings.
Q.  What former Chicago Bears star was known as "the Enforcer," "the Animal" and "Paddles"?
A.  Dick Butkus.
Q.  What were NFL players required to wear in games for the first time in 1943?
A.  Helmets.
Q.  How many teams graced the NFL after the AFL officially joined the told in 1970?
A.  Twenty-six.
Q.  What NFL footballer saw his weight reach a league-leading 340 pounds in 1988?
A.  William "The Refrigerator" Perry.
Q.  Who played defensive back for the New York Giants before he coached the Cowboys?
A.  Tom Landry.
Q.  What football league had expansion teams in Baltimore, Las Vegas and Shreveport for the 1994 season?
A.  The Canadian Football League
Q.  What Native American language was Super Bowl XXX the first to be broadcast in?
A.  Navajo.
Q.  What Cowboy's 99-yard run from scrimmage put him in the NFL football record book in 1983?
A.  Tony Dorsett's.
Q.  What team hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?
A.  The Dallas Cowboys.
Q.  Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala, in 1995?
A.  Deion Sanders.
Q.  How many of the five Dallas teams Tom Landry took to Super Bowls were victorious?
A.  Two.
Q.  What teams played in the first all-California Super Bowl?
A.  The San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers.
Q.  What team has been drubbed in Super Bowls by scores of 27-10, 39-20, 42-10, and 55-10?
A.  The Denver Broncos.
Q.  What NFL team introduced the no-huddle offense during the 1980s?
A.  The Cincinnati Bengal's.
Q.  What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?
A.  Y.A. Tittle.
Q.  What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?
A.  Johnny Unitas.
Q.  What Pittsburgh Steelers great was the first wide receiver to be named super Bowl MVP?
A.  Lynn Swan.
Q.  What Division 1-A football team's fans cheer for the Yellow Jackets?
A.  Georgia Tech's.
Q.  What Jets quarterback, asked if he preferred grass or Astroturf, replied: "I don't know, I never smoked Astroturf"?
A.  Joe Namath.
Q.  What NFL team once had Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Maureen Reagan and Danny Thomas on its advisory board?
A.  The Los Angeles Rams.
Q.  What Chicago Bears great ran six kickoffs back for touchdowns over seven seasons?
A.  Gale Sayers.
Q.  Who threw a record six touchdown passes in one Super Bowl, in 1995?
A.  Steve Young.
Q.  Who became the NFL's all-time touchdown leader in 1994?
A.  Jerry Rice
Q.  What football defensive position is dubbed a "rover" or "monster"?
A.  Safety.
Q.  What letter begins the moniker of the most AFC football teams?
A.  B
Q.  What position was played by NFL footballers Alan, Joaquin, Luis, Max and Tony Zedejas?
A.  Kicker.
Q.  What NFL team was second to the 49ers in wins during the 1980s?
A.  The Washington Redskins.
Q.  What NFL team was the first to win the Vince Lombardi trophy five times?
A.  The San Francisco 49ers.
Q.  What NFL team won the most games in the 1960s?
A.  The Green Bay Packers.
Q.  Who was the second head coach in the history of the Dallas Cowboys?
A.  Jimmy Johnson.
Q.  What Buffalo star rushed for 13,19, and 37 yards in Super Bowls XXVI, XXVII and XXVIII?
A.  Thurman Thomas.
Q.  What Dallas Cowboys running back was dubbed "Little Big Man"?
A.  Tony Dorsett.
Q.  What footballer, after running 64 yards in the wrong direction, was re-oriented by teammate Benny Lom?
A.  Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels.
Q.  What Chicago Bears Coach learned you could break your hand by putting a fist through a metal locker?
A.  Mike Ditka.
Q.  What team was led to Super Bowls VII, and VIII by their "no-name defense"?
A.  The Miami Dolphins.
Q.  What Division 1-A coach took teams to a record 29 bowl games?
A.  Bear Bryant
Q.  What did a Buffalo fan hit Chuck Foreman in the eye with during a game, ending his chance of winning the NFC rushing title in 1975?
A.  A snowball.
Q.  Who was involved as a player or coach in three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, two with the Eagles and one with the Bears?
A.  Mike Ditka.
Q.  How many football teams play in the Big Ten Conference?
A.  Eleven.
Q.  What Vikings quarterback has been called the NFL's "original scrambler"?
A.  Fran Tarkenton.
Q.  What nickname did NFL great Lance Alworth share with a Disney movie title character?
A.  Bambi.
Q.  How many years must a player be retired to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
A.  Five.
Q.  What was Miami quarterback Bob Griese the first NFL football player to wear in a game, in 1977?
A.  Glasses.
Q.  What pro football franchise did Tim Mara buy in 1925 for $500?
A.  The New York Giants.
Q.  Who had the most rushing yards in the NFL for the 1980s?
A.  Eric Dickerson.
Q.  What record-setting quarterback was the NFL's 82nd draft pick in 1979?
A.  Joe Montana.
Q.  What elusive Detroit running back has been dubbed "the Lion King"?
A.  Barry Sanders.
Q.  Who did the New York Giants beat by a point in the closest Super Bowl ever?
A.  The Buffalo Bills.
Q.  What quarterback spent 46 days in 1996 at the Menninger Clinic to kick an addiction to the pain killer Vicodin?
A.  Brett Farve.
Q.  What West Coast NFL team still sports the motto: "Commitment to Excellence"?
A.  The Oakland Raiders.
Q.  What Dallas star was the NFL's tallest player during the 1980s, at six-foot-nine?
A.  Ed "Too Tall" Jones.
Q.  What did Dolphins receiver Mark Duper legally change his name to in 1985?
A.  Mark Super Duper.
Q.  What Big Eight football team's fans cheer for the Cyclones?
A.  Iowa State's
Q.  What NFL team won the most games in the 1970s?
A.  The Dallas Cowboys.
Q.  How many Super Bowl MVP awards does Terry Bradshaw have?
A.  Two.
Q.  What city was known to NFL fans as Titletown, USA in the 1960s?
A.  Green Bay.
Q.  What future NFL quarterback wore sunglasses for his 1977 Utah high school yearbook photo?
A.  Jim McMahon.