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Former NHL star Wayne Gretzky won four Stanley Cups, all with the Edmonton Oilers. The titles followed the 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons. His closest to a fifth came in 1992-93 when his team, the Los Angeles Kings, was defeated by the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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  • 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.
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  • How many of George Foreman's children are named George?

    Q: How many of George Foreman's children are named George?

    A: As of 2014, American boxing legend George Foreman has 12 children, including five boys whose first names are George and two girls who bear his name, Georgette and Freeda George Foreman, whose middle name comes from her father. At least two of George Foreman's children are professional boxers, including his namesakes George Foreman III and his daughter Freeda George.
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  • 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.
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  • What are the only two days of the year on which no professional sports games are played?

    Q: What are the only two days of the year on which no professional sports games are played?

    A: The only two days of the year on which no professional sports games are played in the United States are the day before and the day after the All-Star Game for Major League Baseball. As of June 2014, the All-Star game has always been played in the month of July.
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  • What size shoe does Michael Jordan wear?

    Q: What size shoe does Michael Jordan wear?

    A: NBA legend Michael Jordan wears a size 13 shoe. The average American man's shoe size is 10.5. Woman, on average, take a size 8 shoe.
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  • How much do Rockettes get paid?

    Q: How much do Rockettes get paid?

    A: According to the Global Post, Rockettes are paid according to contracts held with the American Guild of Variety Artists at Radio City Music Hall. As of 2005, a Rockette likely earns between $1500 to $1700 weekly during a season of approximately 26 weeks.
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  • What is Nate Robinson's vertical leap?

    Q: What is Nate Robinson's vertical leap?

    A: As of 2014, NBA guard Nate Robinson's vertical leap has been measured at 35.5 inches for a standing jump and 43.5 for a running leap. These measurements rank him number five on the list of the 10 best jumpers in NBA history.
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  • 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.
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  • What is Peyton Manning's nickname?

    Q: What is Peyton Manning's nickname?

    A: Peyton Manning's nickname is "The Sheriff" because of the way he conducts and directs himself during the pre-snap period before he throws the football. Peyton's less popular nickname is "Auto," which refers to his high skill level and the fact that his football completions are considered automatic.
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  • Who is Greg Louganis?

    Q: Who is Greg Louganis?

    A: Greg Louganis is a competitive diver and is widely recognized as one of the best divers in the history of the sport. During his career, he won a total of four gold medals and one silver medal while competing for the United States in the Olympics. He also won a number of gold medals in other major diving competitions.
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  • What percentage of NFL players are college graduates?

    Q: What percentage of NFL players are college graduates?

    A: As of 2014, approximately half of the players in the National Football League have college degrees. This is a better ratio than any other major sports league and is partially due to the drafting process.
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  • 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.
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  • How fast can Usain Bolt run?

    Q: How fast can Usain Bolt run?

    A: Usain Bolt ran the 100-meter dash in 9.58 seconds in 2009, which is an average speed of 10.44 meters per second. During the same run, in which he set the world record, he achieved a top speed of 12.27 meters per second, which is equivalent to 27.44 miles per hour.
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  • 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.
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  • How long has Kobe Bryant been in the NBA?

    Q: How long has Kobe Bryant been in the NBA?

    A: As of 2014, Kobe Bryant has been a player in the NBA for 18 years. In 1996, he was drafted directly out of Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. The 2014-15 season will be the 19th year for the shooting guard.
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  • How many Super Bowl rings does Joe Montana have?

    Q: How many Super Bowl rings does Joe Montana have?

    A: Joe Montana has four Super Bowl rings, which he earned while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He received these rings after his team won Super Bowl XVI in 1982, against the Cincinnati Bengals; Super Bowl XIX in 1985, against the Miami Dolphins; Super Bowl XXIII in 1989, against the Cincinnati Bengals; and Super Bowl XXIV in 1990, against the Denver Broncos.
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  • How many Stanley Cups did Wayne Gretzky win?

    Q: How many Stanley Cups did Wayne Gretzky win?

    A: Former NHL star Wayne Gretzky won four Stanley Cups, all with the Edmonton Oilers. The titles followed the 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons. His closest to a fifth came in 1992-93 when his team, the Los Angeles Kings, was defeated by the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Finals.
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  • 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.
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  • Where does Roger Federer live?

    Q: Where does Roger Federer live?

    A: As of September 2014, tennis pro Roger Federer resides in Oberwil, Switzerland with his wife Mirka Vavrinec and their four children. The couple has two sets of twins, two girls and two boys.
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  • How many championships does Kobe have?

    Q: How many championships does Kobe have?

    A: Kobe Bryant holds five NBA championships among his accomplishments in basketball. In addition, he holds two NBA scoring championships, two Olympic gold medals and one FIBA Americas championship.
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  • What are the advantages of playing sports?

    Q: What are the advantages of playing sports?

    A: Playing sports offers many personal, social and health advantages, including the development of esteem and team skills, better overall fitness and increased relationship opportunities. One of the most certain benefits of regular participation is better strength, endurance or overall fitness.
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