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Sports Facts: Archery is the national sport in Bhutan,a Buddhist country in Asia.


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Sports Fact: Wild Bill Hickok was killed playing poker, holding two pairs - aces and eights, which has become known as 'Dead Man's Hand.


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Facts about Sports: Golf balls can reach speeds of 170 miles an hour.


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Fact about Sports: 8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.


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Sports Information: The word 'soccer' originated as a slang abbreviation of the word 'association'


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Information about Sports: The record for the most major league baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.


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Sports Facts: Shaquille O'Neal wears size 22 shoes. He puts on a brand new pair before every game.


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Sports Fact: The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.


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Facts about Sports: It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.


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Fact about Sports: Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city with 3 sports teams that wear the same colors.


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Sports Information: A forfeited game in baseball is recorded as 9-0.


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Information about Sports: The first players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson in 1936


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Sports Facts: About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.


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Sports Fact: Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.


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Facts about Sports: Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!


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Fact about Sports: The San Diego Chargers of the NFL are named after a credit card.


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Sports Information: The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.


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Information about Sports: The Boston Celtics have won the most NBA championships (17), including seven straight from 1960 to 1966.


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Sports Facts: The velocity of a pitched baseball is about 8 mph faster as it leaves the pitcher's hand than when it reaches home plate.


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Sports Fact: Korfball is the only sport played with mixed teams, consisting of 4 men and 4 women.


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Facts about Sports: The fastest serve in a game of tennis was in 1963 by Michael Sangster. It was clocked at 154 mile per hour.


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Fact about Sports: The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.


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Sports Information: The highest score ever made in a Soccer game was 149-0.


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Information about Sports: To wear a 'visor' on your helmet in the NFL, you have to have a doctors note. Almost all the visors in the NFL are prescription.


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Sports Facts: Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players.


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Sports Fact: The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling.


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Facts about Sports: The British coined the term 'Soccer' in the late 1800s, not America.


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Fact about Sports: If a horse wins a race 'hands down' it means the jockey never raised his whip during the race.


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Sports Information: Official baseball rules state that an umpire may not be replaced during a game except if he becomes ill, injured, or if he dies.


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Information about Sports: Average lifespan of a major league baseball: 5 pitches.


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Sports Facts: The Ouija board is named for the French and German words for yes - oui and ja.


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Sports Fact: More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.


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Facts about Sports: Although 24 out of the 30 current National Hockey League teams are located in the United States, all NHL jerseys are manufactured in Canada.


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Fact about Sports: The Chicago Bulls have won all six NBA Finals in which they've appeared.


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Sports Information: The New York Yankees have won 26 World Series titles, which is more than any other team.


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Information about Sports: On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.


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