I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures.-Earl Warren
Man City (2003) Arsenal (2006) Liverpool(2012)
Clubs and the year in which they moved(will move) to a new stadium.
Man City from Maine Road to City of Manchester
Arsenal from Highbury to Emirates
Liverpool: proposed move from Anfield to Stanley Park
Owners of QPR
4.X a former tennis player is taunted as the 'Black Widow of Tennis' for her suitors seem to meet unfortunate events in the aftermath of their relationships with her.American Justin Gimelstob has had chronic back injuries since dating X briefly in 1997. Julian Alonso was the 1997 ATP newcomer of the year and reached No.30 in the world in 1998, the year he began a relationship with X. By 2001 the Spaniard had departed the sport.Swede Magnus Norman was No.2 in the world in 2000 after reaching the French Open final, and began seeing her around the same time. He hurt his hip the following season and has been unsighted on the circuit since 2003.The latest casualty was Radek Stephanek,who dropped from the top-10 to 36 and had to break off his engagement with X.
5.The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents:umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself.”
Actually, I tossed it nicely – landed nicely, like airplane. No warning, beautiful. That’s the art of throwing racquets.”
They’ve lost my page. Somebody ripped it out. But I’m the main sponsor for the tour! I’m the guy who paid the most fines, so they should give me respect. There should be a page saying ‘This is the guy who paid the most fines.’ I don’t exist now. I’m a ghost, so I can do whatever I want.” -on being left out of the 2004 ATP Player Guide
6.Give Funda ?
Foster watched footage of Tottenham Hotspur’s penalty-takers on the i-pod before the shoot-out.
7.The Curse of the X was a superstition cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86-year period from 1918 until 2004.The curse was said to have begun after an event Y in the off-season of 1919-1920. The Red Sox had been one of the most successful professional baseball franchises, winning the first World Series in 1903 and amassing five World Series titles prior to Y.Red Sox fans attempted various methods over the years to exorcise their famous curse. These included placing a Boston cap atop Mt. Everest and burning a Yankees cap at its base camp; hiring professional exorcists and Father Guido Sarducci to "purify" Fenway Park; spray painting a "Reverse Curve" street sign on Storrow Drive to change it to say "Reverse the Curse" (the sign wasn't replaced until just after the 2004 World Series win).Some declared the curse broken when, on August 31, 2004 a foul ball hit by Manny Ramírez flew into Section 9, Box 95, Row AA and struck a boy's face, knocking two of his teeth out.
Id X and Y.
Bambino.Red Sox sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees
8. X MBE,was born on 2 March 1977 in Johannesburg, South Africa and plays international cricket for England.Having deputised for Michael Vaughan as England captain in 2006,X was appointed on a permanent basis later.He went on the tour to South Africa for a five Test series in 2004-05. His homecoming was an explosive one as he caught captain Graeme Smith off the second ball and went on to score his first away century with 126 before scoring over half of the team's secong innings score as he steered them towards victory, just falling short of twin hundreds on 94 not out; still he became only the seventh Test player to record a century on his home and away debut.
9. Whose words: "When I came back to my native country, after all the stories about Hitler, I couldn't ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either."
10.X entered his first motorcycle race in 1928 and finished third.In his second and last race at the Altaver course he finished fourth.He could have easily finished third but for some unknown reason he stopped just before the finish line,much to the dismay of the crowd,which shouted for him to cross over it.But he mistook their shouts for applause and stopped.X was a Sudeten German industrialist and is renowned for doing something during the Holocaust.He is the subject of a novel and a film based on it directed by Steven Spielberg.
11.Charlene Riva and Myla Rose have been tipped 25/1 to win an individual Grand Slam title and 100/1 for one of them to win the Wimbledon singles one day.Bookies also have them at 50/1 to win a Grand Slam doubles event and 200/1 to win a Wimbledon crown before 2035.How do we better know them?
Roger Federer's twin daughters.
12.X were founded on 14 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook), opposite the present-day main entrance to the ground on Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards. The club's early years saw little success; the closest they came to winning a major trophy was reaching the FA Cup final in 1915, where they lost to Sheffield United. X gained a reputation for signing big-name players and for being entertainers, but made little impact on the English
game in the inter-war years.X also appear in the Hindi film, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Bryan Adams, a fan of X, dedicated the song "We're Gonna Win" from the album 18 Til I Die to the club.
13.He played baseball for New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Braves. In his lackluster career, he amassed a .252 batting average over 289 games. He continued to play with teams in minor leagues until 1922. He also played Amercian football for Canton Bulldogs and went on to become the first President of American Professional Football Association, the predecessor of National Football League. Who?
14.Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Porto, Real Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, Lyon, PSG, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, PSV, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munchen. What’s common?
G-14 of football
15.Harold Abrahams enters Cambridge in 1919 and completes the Trinity Great Court Run. Eric Liddell sees running as a way of glorifying God. At their first meeting, Liddell wishes Abrahams well and then defeats him in a race. Abrahams then hires a trainer to help him defeat Liddell. Anyway the two compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics, and Abrahams wins the 100m. Plot of which movie?
Chariots of Fire
16. Id X and connect.
John Motson Ally McCoist Clive Tyldesley X
Andy Gray,Commentators on EA Sports' FIFA game series.
17. Early version of which popular game?
18.In the 2002-03 Premier League season Manchester United fans sung "Did you cheer when Beckham scored?" to opposition fans.In what context?
Beckham scored England's equaliser in the 2-2 draw against Greece due to which they qualified for the 2002 World Cup.
19.The Hollywood Wax Museum moved which sportsman after a notorious incident in 1997 downstairs to the 'Chamber of Horrors'?
Mike Tyson after he bit Evander Holyfield's ear
21.This man was one of the finest bowlers of all time with the best bowling average among all bowlers who’ve taken more than 200 wickets. In a test match at Headingley against England, he took 7 wickets in the second innings despite a broken thumb
and batted one handed through the match. He once said to David Boon, “David, if you don’t get out, I’m going to have to come around the wicket and kill you.” Who?
22.The following pic shows the members of an elite club. The ODI members are shown below their Test counterparts. So, each Test-ODI pair (of the total 8 pairs) shares a unique connection that makes them members of the club. The last person on the Test list has no ODI counterpart (so far). Also, there can only be 5 more additions to this club. What's this club all about?(guy in the missing pic- Nat Thompson)
List of players who have been the first to be dismissed via a particular mode of dismissal MODE - Test, ODI CAUGHT - Tom Horan, Geoffrey Boycott LBW - Harry Jupp, Doug Walters RUNOUT - Dave W Gregory, Basil D'Oliveira STUMPED - Alfred Shaw, Ian Chappell HITWICKET - George J Bonnor, Roy Fredericks OBSTRUCTING THE FIELD - Len Hutton, Rameez Raja HANDLED THE BALL - Russell Endean, Mohinder Amarnath BOWLED - Nat Thompson, Ray Illingworth RETIRED OUT - Marvan Atapattu, nil
23.This game arose as a military game. It represents the 4 divisions of the army and strategy is the key. What game?
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aviero
Marta Vieira da Silva
Men's and Women's FIFA Fooballer of the year 2008
25.X was born inMt.Waverley,Victoria,Australia.He studied the saxophone at university and was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.He plays for Victorian Bushrangers and the Delhi Daredevils.X was one of the best buys of IPL 2 and made his international debut in the Twenty20 World Cup.He is a former mogul ski racer who has competed at Alpine skiing World Cup events,and off the cricket field, is the director and founder of 'Global Snow Tours',an independent snow tour operator.
Dirk Nannes,played for Netherlands in the T20 World Cup.
26. X was born in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania as the youngest of three children and the only son of former Philadelphia 76ers player and former Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe "Jellybean".He is also the maternal nephew of John "Chubby" Cox.His parents named him after a famous beef of Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu.He also shares his first name with a popular restuarant chain in India.
27.X is is a location described in the Book of Genesis as being the place where the first man, Adam, and his wife, Eve, lived after they were created by God. This place forms part of the creation and theodicy of the Abrahamic religions, often being used to explain the origin of sin and mankind's wrongdoings. Find X and connect it to a sporting location.
The Garden of Eden, Eden Gardens Kolkata
Anju Bobby George
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Flag bearers of India at the last four olympics
29.American weightlifter Harold Sakata,who won a silver medal at the 1948 Olympics became more famous by playing which Bond villain in ‘Goldfinger’?
30.”Oh you didn't know your a** better call somebody its me its me its that d.o.double g rollin with that a double crooked letter damn right i'd like to welcome every body to the dogg house ladies & gentleman boys & girls children of all ages W proudly brings too you the X,the Y,the Z and if your not down with that we got two words for you _____ __.”
Id. W,X,Y and Z.
Road Dogg Jesse James
Bad Ass Billy Gunn
New Age Outlaws
Hint: The jumping style.
Dick Fosbury.The jumping style is known as 'Fosbury Flop' after him.
32.X is a former New Zealand cricketer. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985, and was credited as one of the "best young batsmen in the world".X is the cousin of a famous oscar winning Hollywood actor.He is currently a board member of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League Football Club which is partly owned by his cousin(Hollywood actor) and has joined the management team of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Martin David Crowe
33.In the 1880s students of Oxford University abbreviated words by adding "er" to the end; for instance, breakfast became "brekkers" and "rugby rules" was referred to as "rugger." When one student, Charles Wreford Brown, was asked if he'd like to play rugger, he was the first to abbreviate "association rules" by answering, "No, X." Brown later became an England international in the same sport.
What sport was Brown talking about? What is the word X?
Football, ‘Soccer’ (Brown abbreviated “Football Association Rules”)
34.X played first class cricket for Western Australia, is a veterinary surgeon, has been a member of parliament and has achieved fame as being one of the most successful coaches of all time. In the world of hockey his team (as coach) is known as ‘Charlie’s Angels’. However, he is best known as a champion in his own right. He is better known for his not so rosy stint with Indian hockey.
35. On June 14, 2009, Fernando Torres scored the first international ‘flawless’ and ‘golden’ hat-trick in the Confederations Cup against New Zealand.
Why is it called ‘flawless’ and ‘golden’?
Flawless, because all three goals were scored in the same period of play(1st half) and golden because he scored one goal with his right foot,one with his left and the third was a header.
37.What is common to the NASCAR team Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Formula 1 team McLaren and Williams?
Juan Pablo Montoya
38. His running style was distinctive and very much at odds with what was considered to be an efficient style at the time. His head would often roll, face contorted with effort, while his torso swung from side to side. He often wheezed and panted audibly while running, which earned him the nickname of 'The Locomotive'. When asked about his alarming facial expressions, he is said to have replied "It isn't gymnastics or ice-skating, you know." Who?
Mahesh Bhupati's partners in his grand slam mixed doubles partners
40.X is a quadrennial event, the idea for which was first put forward by Yorkshire man J. Astley Cooper in the magazine ‘Greater Britain’. Later the first such event was held in 1930 at Hamilton, Canada and the tenth was held in 1974 at Christchurch, New Zealand. In the 15th edition in 1994, a record 64 countries participated including South Africa and Hong Kong made its final appearance in this event in 1990 before being ceded to China.
41. Born: Aug. 21, 1936
Basketball consensus: All-America in 1957 and '58 at Kansas; Final Four MOP in 1957; led NBA in scoring 7 times and rebounding 11 times; 7-time All-NBA first team; 4-time MVP (1960, 66-68) in Philadelphia; scored 100 points vs. NY Knicks in Hershey, Pa., Mar. 2, 1962; led 76ers (1967) and LA Lakers (1972) to NBA titles; Finals MVP in 1972.
Died: Oct. 12, 1999
Whose statistics are these?
43.X was a midfielder for Fulham (1966–69) and Brighton & Hove Albion (1969–70). He was one of the youngest coaches ever to manage in English senior football, being appointed player-manager of Hastings United in the Southern League at only 23.In the early 1970s he also managed Maidstone United and worked as an assistant to Bobby Robson at Ipswich Town.He became the manager of Swedish top flight side Malmö FF in 1974. Then a provincial, amateur side, he guided them to success domestically and internationally, reaching the European Cup final against Nottingham Forest in 1979, narrowly losing 1–0.At the international
level, X has managed China,Uzbekistan and is currently the manager of Y.
Id X and Y
44.James Ormond had just come out to bat on an ashes tour and was greeted by an Australian player X fielding at slip,
X: "F*** me, look who it is. Mate, what are you doing out here, there's no way you're good enough to play for England."
Ormand: "Maybe not, but at least I’m the best player in my family".
45.Chick Hearn,who called a record 3,338 consecutive Lakers games during his 42-year broadcasting carrer with the LA Lakers starting in 1965,is credited to have coined which iconic basketball term?
46.One of the most expensive dishes in Virender Sehwag's restaurant is 'Multan Ke sultan Ki Tikdi'.What is its price?
Rs.309 to commemorate his triple hundred at Multan.
47.Why is an international sports contest between GDR and FDR not possible after 1990?
Beatles song Yellow Submarine
Villareal and Cadiz are nicknamed Yellow Submarine
50.The brilliant Australian test batsman, Neil Harvey had the most unusual ‘life’ while batting in a district match played in Melbourne on 26th October 1950. Harvey appeared to be clean bowled for 17 when a fast delivery hit his middle stump, both bails flew into the air. Harvey had set off for the pavilion but was recalled. The umpire ruled that he was not out.
Why was he not given out?
Both bails flew into the air but fell back on the stump grooves!
51.He recently won the inaugral Indian Masters,which was part of the 2008 European Tour.The self-taught golfer is nicknamed "Chip-putt-sia" because of his short game.Which Indian golfer?
Stuart Pearce is nicknamed ‘Psycho’
'Six and Out' ,Brett Lee's Band
54.The club was founded by the Walt Disney Company as the _____________,a name based on the film ________.Disney sold the franchise in 2005 to Henry and Susan Samueli, who changeed the name to ____________,prior to the 2006-07 season.They won the Stanley Cup in 2007.
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim,The Mighty Ducks,Anaheim Ducks
5 5. X was invented in 1964 by James Paterson , an employee of Monsanto,patented in 1967,and originally sold under the name 'Chemgrass'.It was renamed X after its first well-publicized use at the Houston Astrodome stadium in 1966.
56.A well-known sportsman.His filmography reads:
The Longest Yard(2005)
The Great Khali
Di Canio shunned a goal scoring opportunity and caught the ball for which he won the FIFA Fair Play Award in 2001.
In golf, there are only 18 holes.Traditionally the '19th hole' is actually the clubhouse, where you can wind down with a drink after a game.
59.Often referred to by locals as "The G" it was famously dubbed "The G Spot" by Madonna when she performed at the venue during her "Girlie Show Tour" in 1993.On the 30th of January 2009, it was named as one of the 7 wonders of the sporting world. What ?
Melbourne Cricket Ground
60.In 1936 a German newspaper carried a banner headline: “The Olympic complex now has a magic show too” Whom were they referring to?
61.What was special about the game played between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets on October 11, 2008 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden?
First Outdoors NBA game
2003 Shania Twain, No Doubt, and Sting
2004 Spirit of Houston, ______ ________, ______ _________, Outkast, P.
Diddy, Kid Rock, and Nelly
2005 Paul McCartney
2006 The Rolling Stones
2008 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2009 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson – Superbowl performers
63.When he was younger, X was a keen footballer, having played for a team called Bonnyrigg Rose. He was even offered a trial with successful East Fife. While on tour with the cast of South Pacific, X was involved in a football match against a local team that Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, happened to be scouting at the time. According to reports, Busby offered him a contract worth £25-a-week immediately after the game. X admits that he was tempted to accept the offer, but he recalls "I realized that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves.“ ID X
64. What are these?
Pair pe kulhaadi Award:Appam Chu****
Best Dialouge in an action sequence:Little John to Bookha Naan
Best motivational speech Award:Prince to whole of Bubblies team
Lifetime achievement Award:Lordie
OK Saabun 'Sachmuch Kaafi Bada Hai' Award:RVR Singh aka Pamela Inder Singh
Haath mein aaya par muh na laga paaya Award:Cool Dude
Aaj Tak Sabse Tez Award:Lordie, the Agile Tiger(only after getting a wicket)
Chu*****apa: Ye chhooney se nahin failta Award:Appam Chu****
Award for Contribution to Indian Cricket:Saala Slimeball
Order of the British Empire (OBE): Bhookha Naan
Astrologer of the Year:Chatterjee Kaku
Cyrus Memorial Bakra Award:Skipper
Colgate Last Laugh Award:Phoren Babas
FakeIPLPlayer's READER'S CHOICE AWARDS on fakeiplplayer’s blog
65.In many parts of West Indies and in Kolkata, X’s birthday is celebrated as ‘blood donation day’. This is done because X donated blood to Nari Contractor after he was felled by a delivery bowled by Charlie Griffith.
Sir Frank Worrell
67.Steve Waugh was once reading out the batting order of his side, with Shane Lee followed by Ian Harvey followed by Brett Lee.This particular batting order gave Brett Lee a nickname in the Australian team.What is it?
Oswald,Waugh read "Lee Harvey Oswald".
68.Jacques Villneuve, the Montreal circuit is known as Gilles Villeneuve circuit after his father.
69.The names of all the other teams in the NBA end with ‘s’ (e.g. Los Angeles Lakers) except four teams.
Which are the four teams?
Oklahoma City Thunder
70. What sport?
71. X was in Australia in 1891-92 as the promoter of the English team led by W.G. Grace. The tour included three Tests played in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
At the conclusion of the tour,he donated £150 to the New South Wales Cricket Association to fund a trophy for an annual tournament of intercolonial cricket in Australia. This led to the comencement of a new tournament Y in the summer of 1892-93.
Henry Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield
72. What logo?
73. Connect and fill the blanks(5+10)
Roger Federer‘s last 4 losses at Wimbledon
74. Who is he? What is he placing the ball for?
Jonny Wilkinson. He is placing the ball to score the winning drop goal in the last minute of extra time against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final.
Controversies on India's tour of Australia 2007-08
Bonus Question: Spot the difference.
Liverpool have sent Micheal Owen in their final bid to win the BPL.Did you see him miss at Burnley?