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In baseball and softball, an RBI is a "run batted in," and a batter receives one when a player scores after he is credited with a hit. Batters also receive one upon drawing a walk with the bases loaded.

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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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      Q: What other language can Kobe Bryant speak?

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      Q: What is Nate Robinson's vertical leap?

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    • Who is Greg Louganis?

      Q: Who is Greg Louganis?

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    • How fast can Usain Bolt run?

      Q: How fast can Usain Bolt run?

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      Q: What are the qualifications needed to become an All-America athlete?

      A: The requirements for becoming an All-America athlete at the college level vary by sport. For example, in soccer, achieving the recognition requires a grade-point average of at least 3.3 on a four-point scale. The athlete must start in more than half of the team's games and must contribute to the team.
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      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.
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    • What is freestyle motocross?

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      A: Freestyle motocross is a style of motorcycle competition that focuses on stunts and tricks rather than speed and agility. Riders can be seen performing high jumps on their bikes while also carrying out acrobatic stunts such as full flips while seated on the motorcycle and handstands on their bike's seat. This motocross sporting variation is highly risky and can result in serious injury, meaning that its participants must be highly skilled and well trained in order to ensure the safest possible ride.
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