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Sports

The National Hockey League:

NHL championship trophy.............................................. Lord Stanley’s Cup
NHL MVP trophy.................................................................... Hart Trophy
Team with most Stanley Cup wins.......................... Montreal Canadiens (24)
American team with most Stanley Cup wins..................... Detroit Red Wings
Most goals in a season............................................... Wayne Gretzky (92)
Most career goals..................................................... Wayne Gretzky (894)
Second most career goals............................................. Gordie Howe (801)
Most career goals by a defenseman............................................ Bobby Orr
Coach with most career wins............................................. Scotty Bowman

The National Football League:

NFL championship trophy................................................. Lombardi Trophy
Team with most Super Bowl victories ....................... Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
Most career points................................................ Morten Andersen (2479)
Most rushing yards, career....................................... Emmitt Smith (18,355)
Most rushing yards in a season.................................. Eric Dickerson (2,105)
Most rushing yards in a game.................................... Adrian Peterson (298)
Most passing yards, career........................................... Bret Favre (70,190)
Most passing yards in a season..................................... Dan Marino (5,084)
Most touchdown passes in a career................................... Brett Favre (462)
Most touchdown passes in a season.................................... Tom Brady (50)
Most pass receptions in a career....................................... Jerry Rice (1262)
Most pass receptions in a season............................... Marvin Harrison (143)
Most touchdowns in a career.............................................. Jerry Rice (208)
Most touchdowns in a season............................... LaDainian Tomlinson (31)
Longest field goal (tied).........................Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam (63 yds)

The National Basketball Association:

Team with most NBA championships.............................. Boston Celtics (17)
Team with most wins in a season...................... Chicago Bulls (72, 1995-96)
Team with longest winning streak............................ LA Lakers (33, 1971-72)
Most career points........................................ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387)
Most points in a game............................................ Wilt Chamberlain (100)
Most career assists................................................. John Stockton (15,806)
Most career games.................................................... Robert Parish (1,611)
Coach with most career wins................................................ Lenny Wilkens
Coach with most playoff wins....................................................... Pat Riley
Coach with most NBA titles.............................................. Red Auerbach (9)

Major League Baseball:

Award for best pitcher in each league................................. Cy Young Award
Team with most World Series wins........................... New York Yankees (27)
Team with most World Series wins, National League... St. Louis Cardinals (11)
Player with highest season batting average................ Rogers Hornsby (.424)
Player with highest career batting average............................ Ty Cobb (.367)
Player with most career home runs................................... Barry Bonds (762)
Player with most home runs in a season............................. Barry Bonds (73)
Player with most RBI’s in a season.................................. Hack Wilson (190)
Player with most career RBI’s......................................... Hank Aaron (2297)
Player with most career hits............................................. Pete Rose (4256)
Player with longest consecutive-game hitting streak .......... Joe DiMaggio (56)
Player with most stolen bases for a season............... Rickey Henderson (130)
Player with most career stolen bases...................... Rickey Henderson (1406)
Pitcher with most career wins.............................................. Cy Young (511)
Pitcher with most career strikeouts.................................. Nolan Ryan (5714)
Pitcher with most strike outs in a season........................... Nolan Ryan (383)
Pitcher with most strike outs in a game....Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood (20)
Pitcher with most career no hitters....................................... Nolan Ryan (7)
Pitcher with most Cy Young Awards................................. Roger Clemens (5)
Pitcher with lowest ERA for a season................................ Bob Gibson (1.12)
Pitcher with most consecutive scoreless innings................Orel Hershiser (59)
Pitcher to throw back to back no-hitters..........................Johnny Vander Meer
Pitcher to throw perfect game in a World Series.................Don Larsen (1956)
Pitcher to throw no-hitter in playoffs............................. Roy Halladay (2010)
Last player to win the triple crown........................... Carl Yastrzemski (1967)
Last Major Leaguer to hit .400............................................... Ted Williams
Player playing in most consecutive games....................Cal Ripken, Jr. (2632)
Baseball’s first pro team, 1869...............................Cincinnati Red Stockings
Year of first World Series................................................................. 1903
First baseball commissioner, 1921.........................Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Baseball Hall of Fame’s five charter members.................Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb,
Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson
Location of baseballs first domed stadium................................Houston, TX

Boxing  (“The Sweet Science”)

Last bare-knuckle heavyweight champion........................... John L. Sullivan
Longest reign as heavyweight champion...................... Joe Louis (11 years)
Only undefeated heavyweight champion................... Rocky Marciano (49-0)
Most professional knockouts........................................ Archie Moore (129)
Fighters in the “Thrilla’ in Manila”....................................... Ali and Frazier
Fighters in the “Rumble in the Jungle” (Kinshasa, Zaire)...... Ali and Foreman
Rules governing pro boxing................................. Marquess of Queensberry

College Basketball:

Team with most NCAA titles.................................................... UCLA (11)
Team with second most NCAA titles........................................... Kentucky
Men’s team with longest winning streak........................... UCLA (88 games)
Women’s team with longest winning streak........... University of Connecticut
UCLA coach for 10 championship seasons.............................. John Wooden
All-time leading scorer............................................ “Pistol” Pete Maravich

College Football:

Award for best college player............................................ Heisman Trophy
Award for best college defenseman.......................... Bronko Nagurski Award
Team with longest winning streak............................. Oklahoma (47 games)
Only player to win two Heisman Trophies................................ Archie Griffin
Home to the Cotton Bowl......................................................... Dallas, TX
Home to the Fiesta Bowl......................................................... Tempe, AZ
Home to the Liberty Bowl..................................................... Memphis, TN
Home to the Orange Bowl.......................................................... Miami, FL
Home to the Peach Bowl......................................................... Atlanta, GA
Home to the Rose Bowl....................................................... Pasadena, CA
Home to the Sugar Bowl.................................................. New Orleans, LA
Home to the Sun Bowl............................................................ El Paso, TX
First intercollegiate football game, 1869..................... Princeton and Rutgers

Golf:

Golfer with most tournament wins....................................... Sam Snead (81)
Golfer with most major tournament wins........................... Jack Nicklaus (18)
First golfer to win $1,000,000  .................................... Arnold Palmer (1963)
Youngest Masters winner........................................................ Tiger Woods
All time leading money winner................................................... Hale Irwin

Tennis:

First female to win the grand slam..................................... Maureen Connolly
Female with most grand slam wins.................................. Margaret Court (24)
Male with most grand slam wins (tied).......... Roy Emerson, Pete Sampras (12)
Youngest female Wimbledon champion....................... Martina Hingis (15 yrs.)
Youngest male Wimbledon champion.............................Boris Becker (17 yrs.)
Player with most Wimbledon singles titles................... Martina Navratilova (9)
Only player to win Grand Slam twice............................................. Rod Laver
#1 woman tennis player, 1991-97.............................................. Steffie Graf
First female to make over $100,000.............................Billie Jean King (1971)

Sports Halls of Fame:

Pro Football............................................................................. Canton, OH
Pro Basketball..................................................................... Springfield, MA
Pro Hockey........................................................................ Toronto, Ontario
Major League Baseball....................................................... Cooperstown, NY
Tennis ................................................................................... Newport, RI
Bowling................................................................................. Arlington, TX
Figure Skating............................................................. Colorado Springs, CO
Skiing.......................................................................................... Vail, CO
College Football.................................................................. South Bend, IN

Other Sports Facts:

Basketball inventor......................................................Dr. James A. Naismith
Daytona 500 winner seven times............................................... Richard Petty
Indianapolis 500 winners four times....A. J. Foyt, Jr, Al Unser, Sr. and Rick Mears
Notre Dame football coach, 1918-31...........................................Knute Rockne
Brazilian-American soccer player............................................................ Pele
First non-European to win the Tour de France............................... Greg LeMond 
Tour de France winner seven times........................................ Lance Armstrong
First man to run mile under four minutes........................Roger Bannister (1954)
First high schooler to run mile under four minutes...............................Jim Ryan
The Galloping Ghost........................................................Harold (Red) Grange
Crazy Legs................................................................................ Elroy Hirsch
The Brown Bomber........................................................................ Joe Louis
The Manassa Mauler................................................................ Jack Dempsey
The Louisville Lip................................................................... Muhammed Ali
Dr. J........................................................................................ Julius Erving
Ice Man................................................................................. George Gervin
The Big O........................................................................... Oscar Robertson
The Iron Horse............................................................................ Lou Gehrig
The Georgia Peach........................................................................... Ty Cobb
The Yankee Clipper................................................................... Joe DiMaggio
The Splendid Splinter................................................................ Ted Williams
The Big Train........................................................................ Walter Johnson
The Duke of Flatbush.................................................................. Duke Snider
The Say Hey Kid......................................................................... Willie Mays
Sweetness..............................................................................Walter Payton
The Sultan of Swat....................................................................... Babe Ruth
The house that Ruth built..................................................... Yankee Stadium
1927 Yankees lineup.............................................................. Murderer’s Row
Mr. October.......................................................................... Reggie Jackson
The Wizard of Westwood.......................................................... John Wooden
The Shark................................................................................ Greg Norman
Rocket................................................................. Rod Laver, Maurice Richard
The Golden Jet............................................................................ Bobby Hull
Italian skier nicknamed La Bomba............................................. Alberto Tomba
Popular skate-boarder.................................................................Tony Hawke
Popular ski-boarder...................................................................Shawn White
Mike Tyson’s promoter.................................................................... Don King
“Highland” game .................................................................... Caber tossing
Amateur boxing association for all ages..................................... Golden Gloves
English racket sport.......................................................................... Squash
Basque sport....................................................................................Jai alai
Jai alai ball.......................................................................................Pelota
Jai alai basket....................................................................................Cesta
Game played with a stone and brooms................................................ Curling
Prominent player banned in Chicago “Black Sox” scandal...“Shoeless” Joe Jackson
World’s longest dog sled race........................................................... Iditarod
Female Iditarod winner four times............................................. Susan Butcher
FIFA championship....................................................................... World Cup
Country with most World Cup wins...................................................Brazil (5)
Player on three Brazil World Cup teams.................................................. Pele

The Olympic Games

(all athletes are American unless otherwise noted)

Gold Medal winners in:
Basketball-Men
1904-1968, 1976-1984........................................................................ USA
1992-2000.................................................................. USA (“Dream Teams)
1972, 1988............................................................................. Soviet Union
Women
2000, 1996, 1984............................................................................... USA

Boxing
Heavyweight
1964........................................................................................ Joe Frazier
1968................................................................................. George Foreman
Light Heavyweight
1960...................................................................................... Cassius Clay
Middleweight
1952................................................................................... Floyd Patterson
1976.................................................................................... Michael Spinks

Decathlon
1912......................................................................................... Jim Thorpe
1948, 1952............................................................................... Bob Mathias
1960..................................................................................... Rafer Johnson
1968........................................................................................ Bill Toomey
1976....................................................................................... Bruce Jenner
1996........................................................................................ Dan O’Brien
Discus
1956,1960,1964,1968..................................................................... Al Oerter

Greco-Roman Wrestling
2000...................................................................................... Rulon Gardner

Gymnastics
1972 ........................................ Two Golds for Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union
1976 .........Three Golds for Nadia Comaneci of Romania (coached by Bela Karolyi)
1984 .................... Mary Lou Retton wins first USA gymnastics gold in all around
1984 .............................................. Bart Conner wins USA gold in parallel bars
1984 ........................................................................... USA men’s team gold
1992 ................................... Shannon Miller wins USA gold in the balance beam
1996........................................................................ USA women’s team gold

High Jump
1968 ...................................................................Dick Fosbury (Fosbury Flop)

Heptathlon, women
1988, 1992 ....................................................................Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Figure skating
Men
1948, 1952................................................................................Dick Button
1968.......................................................................................Brian Boitano
1984.................................................................................... Scott Hamilton
Women
1928, 1932, 1936 .........................................................Sonja Henie (Norway)
1956.................................................................................... Tenley Albright
1960......................................................................................... Carol Heiss
1968..................................................................................... Peggy Fleming
1976..................................................................................... Dorothy Hamill
1984, 1988....................................................... Katarina Witt (East Germany)
1992 ................................................................................. Kristi Yamaguchi
1994 ........................................................................ Oksana Baiul (Ukraine)
1994 (Silver)......................................................................... Nancy Kerrigan
1998....................................................................................... Tara Lipinski
2002...................................................................................... Sarah Hughes

Javelin
Women
1932.................................................................................... Babe Didrikson

Long Jump-Men
1968....................................................................................... Bob Beamon
1984, 1988, 1992, 1994 ............................................................... Carl Lewis

Marathon
Women
1984........................................................................................ Joan Benoit
Men
1972...................................................................................... Frank Shorter
1960, 1964.............................................. Abebe Bikila (Ethiopia, ran barefoot

Pole Vault
Men
1952, 1956............................................................................. Bob Richards
1968...................................................................................... Bob Seagren

Skiing
Women
1998.....................................................................................Picabo Street
Men
1968 (3 gold)........................................................Jean-Claude Killy (France)
1984........................................................................................ Phil Mahre
1992...................................................................................... Tommy Moe
Snowboarding, Halfpipe
2006, 2010............................................................................ Shaun White

Speed Skating
Women
1988, 1992, 1994 (5 gold)........................................................ Bonnie Blair
Men
1980 (5 gold).......................................................................... Eric Heiden

Swimming
Women
1924................................................................................ Gertrude Ederle
Men
1912............................................................................. Duke Kahanamoku
1924, 1928................................................................... Johnny Weissmuller
1932................................................................................... Buster Crabbe
1968 (2 gold)............................................................................ Mark Spitz
1972 (7 gold)............................................................................ Mark Spitz
1988 (5 gold)........................................................................... Matt Biondi
2004 (6 gold)........................................................................... Mark Phelps
2008 (8 gold)........................................................................... Mark Phelps

Track
Women
1960 (3 gold)....................................................................... Wilma Rudolph
1988 (2 gold).............................................................Florence Griffith-Joyner
Men
1936 (2 gold)...........................................................................Jesse Owens
1996 (2 gold).......................................................................Michael Johnson
1984, 1988, 1992 (5 gold).............................................................Carl Lewis

Olympic Cities:

   Summer
1896.................................................................................... Athens, Greece
1900........................................................................................Paris, France
1904................................................................................ St. Louis, Missouri
1908.................................................................................. London, England
1912............................................................................... Stockholm, Sweden
1920................................................................................. Antwerp, Belgium
1924........................................................................................ Paris, France
1928....................................................................... Amsterdam, Netherlands
1932......................................................................... Los Angeles, California
1936................................................................................... Berlin, Germany
1948.................................................................................. London, England
1952.................................................................................. Helsinki, Finland
1956.............................................................................Melbourne, Australia
1960........................................................................................ Rome, Italy
1964....................................................................................... Tokyo, Japan
1968.............................................................................. Mexico City, Mexico
1972.................................................................................Munich, Germany
1976................................................................................ Montreal, Canada
1980.................................................................................... Moscow, USSR
1984........................................................................ Los Angeles, California
1988............................................................................. Seoul, South Korea
1992................................................................................. Barcelona, Spain
1996................................................................................. Atlanta, Georgia
2000................................................................................ Sydney, Australia
2004................................................................................... Athens, Greece
2008..................................................................................... Beijing, China
2012................................................................................. London, England
2016........................................................................... Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

   Winter
1924............................................................................... Chamonix, France
1928........................................................................ St. Moritz, Switzerland
1932......................................................................... Lake Placid, New York
1936...........................................................Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany
1948........................................................................ St. Moritz, Switzerland
1952..................................................................................... Oslo, Norway
1956..................................................................... Contina d’Ampezzo, Italy
1960...................................................................... Squaw Valley, California
1964.............................................................................. Innsbruck, Austria
1968.................................................................................Grenoble, France
1972...................................................................................Sapporo, Japan
1976.............................................................................. Innsbruck, Austria
1980......................................................................... Lake Placid, New York
1984.......................................................................... Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1988................................................................................. Calgary, Canada
1992.............................................................................. Albertville, France
1994...........................................................................Lillehammer, Norway
1998................................................................................... Nagano, Japan
2002............................................................................ Salt Lake City, Utah
2006........................................................................................ Turin, Italy
2010............................................................................. Vancouver, Canada
2014..................................................................................... Sochi, Russia

Other Olympic Facts:

Modern Olympics founder......................................Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Only city to host Olympics three times.............................................London
Native American sprinting star, 1912......................................... .Jim Thorpe
American sprinter who embarrassed Hitler, 1936....................... Jesse Owens
American woman won 3 track Gold, 1960............................. .Wilma Rudolph
Jamaican who hold 100 meter dash record................................... Usain Bolt
American won back to back decathlon titles.............................. Bob Mathias
She won first Olympic women’s marathon................................. .Joan Benoit
American female speed skater with five Gold........................... ..Bonnie Blair
American male speed skater with five Golds............................... Eric Heiden
Man who won five swimming Golds, 1988....................................Matt Biondi
“Flying Finn” with Gold in three Olympics...................................Paavo Nurmi
Man who shattered long jump record, 1968................................Bob Beamon
Four-time discus champion...........................................................Al Oerter
Four-time long jump champion....................................................Carl Lewis
Man who won the marathon twice barefoot................ ..Abebe Bikila (Ethopia)
Man to win the 200 and 400 meter races............................ ..Michael Johnson
Male swimming star, 1924................................ Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)
Man who won seven swimming Golds, 1972...................................Mark Spitz
American with most Gold medals.................................... Michael Phelps (14)
Person with most Golds in a single games......................... Michael Phelps (8)
Years Olympics were canceled due to war............................ 1916, 1940,1944