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Sports quiz of the week: comebacks, knockouts and cock-ups

Who travels well? Who missed their mark? Who won again?Nicola Adams retired from boxing this week due to concerns over her eyesight. Which of these statements about Adams is not true?She worked as a builder before boxing She has worked as an extra on E…

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Football quiz: managers who won trophies … then got sacked

Niko Kovac was sacked months after he won the double at Bayern. He’s not the first manager who has been treated harshlyClaudio Ranieri was sacked in February 2017, nine months after he led Leicester to their first ever league title. Where was his final…

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Quiz: how much do you know about Rugby World Cup finals?

Who won by a point? Who switched teams? Who didn’t watch?Four countries have won the Rugby World Cup. Which of them has won a final by a single point?EnglandNew ZealandAustraliaSouth AfricaThe semi-finals at the first Rugby World Cup, in 1987, were hel…

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Sports quiz of the week: winners, losers, movers and history makers

Who is in Sydney? Who is in Leicester? And who is at home?Liverpool have started the season with eight wins in a row. Which club once began a top-flight campaign with 11 straight victories?Manchester United ArsenalTottenham HotspurChelseaWhich of the q…

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Sports quiz of the week: love, revenge, scoring and the sack

Who was up early? Who has new blood? Who couldn’t keep up? Romelu Lukaku scored his 50th and 51st goals for Belgium this week. Which of these countries has never produced a striker with as many international goals?EnglandNetherlandsArgentinaRepublic of…

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Sports quiz of the week: deception, humiliation, theft, hurt and crisps

Who scored eight? Who didn’t score? Who took a wrong turn?Tottenham were humiliated by Bayern Munich this week but, incredibly, it wasn’t their biggest ever defeat at home. Which team beat them 8-2 in 1888?Old Etonians Newton HeathWoolwich ArsenalNotts…

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Sports quiz of the week: shocks, a Swiss soldier and ‘a serial killer’

Who fought the law? Who makes babies howl? Who paid up?Luke Matheson received his GCSE results last month. What did he do this week?Scored a try for Wales at the Rugby World CupCompleted his first grand prix as an F1 driverBeat Andy Murray at the Zhuha…

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Sports quiz of the week: Rugby World Cup, cars, cuts and players going nuts

Who has clean hands? Who needed stitches? Who can’t help?Erling Braut Haaland, the 19-year-old RB Salzburg striker, scored a hat-trick on his first match in the Champions League this week. Who was even younger when he scored a hat-trick on his Champion…

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Sports quiz of the week: big goals, beer, bans, beaten finalists and a bum

Who arrived in style? Who hung the DJ out to dry? Who is all in?Football quiz: early season sackingsCristiano Ronaldo scored his 93rd goal for Portugal this week. Only one player has scored more international goals than Ronaldo. Which country did he re…

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Sports quiz of the week: fast balls, wanton boys and dropped shots

Who keeps scoring? Who had no luck? Who is changing his life?Jofra Archer’s bowling against Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s was extremely fast. But which of these is fastest?The fastest ball Archer bowled against Australia The fastest reco…

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Sports quiz of the week: Premier League, Eden Hazard and sore feet

Who hit two hat-tricks? Who slipped? Who threw a tantrum?Argentina’s women’s basketball team were penalised with a 20-0 defeat in their match against Colombia at the Pan American Games this week even though they did not even make it on to the court. Wh…

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Sports quiz of the week: signings, shirts, sponsors and a son-in-law

Who moved? Who went to war? And who is on his way out?Treble winners Manchester City face Premier League runners-up Liverpool in the Community Shield on Sunday. It will be only the second time the two clubs have met at Wembley. What happened first time…

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Sports quiz of the week: Cori Gauff, Antoine Griezmann and Calypso Girls

Who won early? Who beat England? Who earned what?In which European capital city did the Tour de France begin this week?OsloBrusselsParisAndorra la Vella England and New Zealand will meet in the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Which of the…

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Sports quiz of the week: Penalties, pay, populations and protests

Who smoked? Who sulked? And who showed the big match? Wimbledon begins on Monday. How much are players paid if they lose in the first round of the single’s tournament?Nothing£27,000£45,000£62,000Venus Williams celebrated her 39th birthday earlier this …

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Sports quiz of the week: Marta, Murray, Morgan and McLean

Who sang? Who said goodbye? Who stayed up too late?Andy Murray made a welcome return to tennis this week at Queen’s. At which tournament did Murray announce his intention to retire from the sport, saying: “The pain is too much and I don’t want to conti…

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Champions League final quiz: who are the missing players?

Who is missing from these starting lineups in previous finals?• Quiz: when English clubs play in European finalsWho is missing from Manchester United’s starting line-up in 2008?Ryan Giggs Owen Hargreaves NaniAndersonWho is missing from the Liverpool te…

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Sports quiz of the week: play-offs, trebles, a meltdown and the Pope

Who came back? Who took off? Who lashed out?A couple of years ago, Santi Cazorla underwent 11 operations and was told he would never play football again. What did he do this week?Returned to the pitch for one final game before retirement Played in a Cu…

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Sports quiz of the week: play-offs, trebles, a meltdown and the Pope

Who came back? Who took off? Who lashed out?A couple of years ago, Santi Cazorla underwent 11 operations and was told he would never play football again. What did he do this week?Returned to the pitch for one final game before retirement Played in a Cu…

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Football quiz: what do you know about the last day of the Premier League season?

Who threw it away? Who won with the last kick? Who moaned?Blackburn were the first club to win the Premier League on the final day of the season. What was the score in their last game of that campaign?West Ham 1-1 BlackburnLiverpool 2–1 BlackburnIpswic…

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Sports quiz of the week: champions, chancers and Premier League climax

Who won a fortune? Which city ruled? Where is the big final?Oakley Cannonier, a 14-year-old from Leeds, had a big impact this week. What did he do?He became the youngest chess grandmaster in historyHe became the youngest footballer to play in a Premier…