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Sports Quiz

1. Name the last time the Texas Rangers made the postseason.

2. In 1979, brothers Joe and Phil Niekro each won 20-plus games. Who won more that season?

3. In 1968 and 1969, a Southern Cal football player was chosen No. 1 overall in the NFLDraft each year. Name the two players.

4. In the past 20 years, only two players have won the NBA regular-season MVP Award after not being a top-10 draft pick when they came into the league. Name them.

5. When was the last time a Canadian team won the NHL’s Stanley Cup?

6. How many times has the U.S. women’s soccer team finished runner-up at the World Cup?

7. Between 1950 and 1964, either Bill Shoemaker or Eddie Arcaro was the top-earning horse jockey each year, except for 1956 and 1957. The same person took top honors those two seasons. Name him.


1. It was 1999 (they lost to the New York Yankees in the first round).

2. Each had 21 victories, Joe with Houston and Phil with Atlanta.

3. Offensive tackle Ron Yary and running back O.J. Simpson.

4. Karl Malone (1997, 1999) was selected No. 13 overall by Utah in 1985. Steve Nash (2005, 2006) was chosen 15th overall by Phoenix in 1996.

5. Montreal in 1993.

6. None. The U.S. team has won it twice (1991, 1999) and finished third three times (1995, 2003, 2007).

7. Bill Hartack.

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