Sports & Active Lifestyle

A:

According to the National Football League, the 2014 regular season starts Thursday, Sept. 4. The game is between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks, with the Seahawks hosting. NBC plans to televise the game, and coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

See Full Answer
Filed Under:
    • What are the names of David Beckham's children?

      Q: What are the names of David Beckham's children?

      A: Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David and Harper Seven are the names of David Beckham's children. All four children are by his wife, former model and singer in the pop group Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What other language can Kobe Bryant speak?

      Q: What other language can Kobe Bryant speak?

      A: Kobe Bryant, whose native language is English, can also speak fluent Italian and Spanish. When he was six, Kobe moved with his family to Italy where his father played professional basketball. Kobe learned to speak Italian and Spanish during the eight years his family lived in the country.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • Which NFL star almost played The Terminator?

      Q: Which NFL star almost played The Terminator?

      A: In the early 1980s, before he gained a notorious reputation, O.J. Simpson nearly played the part of the Terminator in the first movie of the franchise. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who eventually played the lead role, was to play the part of Kyle Reese, the human soldier sent back in time to save Sarah Connor.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • Why is Michael Jordan so important?

      Q: Why is Michael Jordan so important?

      A: Michael Jordan is widely regarded as one of the best professional basketball players. Among his other accomplishments, he won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and set the league record by winning 10 titles. He also won five league MVP awards for the regular season and six for the postseason.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What is Michael Jordan famous for?

      Q: What is Michael Jordan famous for?

      A: Michael Jordan is a former NBA player; he is regarded by many to be the greatest NBA player to play the game. A shooting guard from 1984 to 2003, Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. He currently owns the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What is the typical salary for a college football referee?

      Q: What is the typical salary for a college football referee?

      A: In May 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that umpires, referees and other sports officials have a yearly average income of $37,170. The salaries of different college football referees vary depending on the region, their years of experience and the size of the school.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • See More Athletes Questions
    • What is the length and width of a volleyball court?

      Q: What is the length and width of a volleyball court?

      A: According to USA Volleyball, the national governing body for competitive volleyball in the United States, an indoor adult competition volleyball court is 59 feet long by 29.5 feet wide. Under National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) standards, an indoor volleyball court is 60 feet long by 30 feet wide. Some high school and youth volleyball leagues adhere to the adult competition standards.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What are the similarities between football and basketball?

      Q: What are the similarities between football and basketball?

      A: Similarities between football and basketball include: two teams advancing a ball toward a goal on a measured playing surface with boundaries, offense and defense squads, penalties, four timed quarters, multiple scoring opportunities, referees and coaches. There are also numerous other ways these two sports are alike.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • Where did rugby start?

      Q: Where did rugby start?

      A: The game of rugby originated at the Rugby School of Rugby, England. The popularly held belief is that rugby was invented by William Webb Ellis in 1823. Although there is a lack of evidence to corroborate this widely accepted view, the Rugby World Cup was named the William Webb Ellis Trophy by the international committee.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What is the difference between individual and dual sports?

      Q: What is the difference between individual and dual sports?

      A: In individual sports, a player competes without a partner, but in dual sports, a player has two or more partners. An example of an individual sport is tennis. On the other hand, double tennis is an example of a dual sport. The other kind of sport is team sport, where games are played by a group of people against an opposing group.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • At what age can children start boxing?

      Q: At what age can children start boxing?

      A: Boxing has been deemed an unsafe sport for children of any age by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which cites the danger of repeated and deliberate blows to the head. A child's brain is still developing and thus is more susceptible to damage from concussions.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What is the height of the net in volleyball?

      Q: What is the height of the net in volleyball?

      A: The height of the net in men's volleyball is 7 feet 11 5/8 inches, and in women's volleyball, it is 7 feet 4 1/8 inches. Official nets are 32 feet long and 39 inches tall.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • See More Classic Sports Questions
    • Who is the First Lady of Drag Racing?

      Q: Who is the First Lady of Drag Racing?

      A: American Shirley Muldowney has been given the nickname "the First Lady of Drag Racing" thanks to her trailblazing efforts at a time when not many women were involved with the sport. In addition to being a pioneer for women in a male-dominated sport, Muldowney is also a record-breaking racer. Muldowney was the first woman to receive an official Top Fuel dragster license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the governing body of drag racing, and she went on to win multiple NHRA Top Fuel championships. Muldowney's wins in 1977 and 1980 made her the first person to ever win two Top Fuel titles.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What is the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

      Q: What is the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

      A: The 24 Hours of Le Mans, or 24 Heures du Mans, is a world-class endurance racing event held annually in Le Mans, France. Teams of three drivers take turns driving a team vehicle around the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe for 24 hours. The team that covers the most miles wins the prestigious event.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What was the Powder Puff National Championship?

      Q: What was the Powder Puff National Championship?

      A: In its first year, 1974, the Women's Motocross Nationals competition was known as the Powder Puff National Championship. Women have been steadily involved in motocross for decades, and though it took the women's event some years to be fully recognized, by the early 21st century, women's motocross events came to resemble men's events, with some high-profile racers enjoying corporate sponsorships from companies such as Honda and Red Bull. Some of the biggest female names in motocross through the decades include Sue Fish, Mercedes Gonzalez, Dee Wood, Jessica Patterson and Ashley Fiolek.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • Where did drag racing originate?

      Q: Where did drag racing originate?

      A: The world's first drag races took place in California's Mojave Desert, where dried-out lake beds provided the perfect locale for uninterrupted racing. According to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), drag racing's official governing body, an American man named Wally Parks is largely responsible for the development of organized drag racing. After serving in World War II, Parks helped to found the first organized drag racing body, the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), which held its first official event in California's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1949.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • How long is an enduro race?

      Q: How long is an enduro race?

      A: In the context of motorcycle sports, an enduro race is an outdoor motorcycle race that is designed not only to test a rider's speed but also his or her physical and mental endurance, which is where the event's name derives. Races often span miles and last for hours, with participants expected to negotiate rugged outdoor conditions.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • What is a hare scramble?

      Q: What is a hare scramble?

      A: A hare scramble is a type of off-road, outdoor motorcycle race. These are at least semi-official races that are performed on a designated course that is typically more than 2 miles long. In addition to variations in distance, hare scramble races can also vary in average race time.
      See Full Answer
      Filed Under:
    • See More Motor Sports Questions