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Football quiz: when English clubs meet in Europe

Spurs are facing an exotic trip to Manchester in the Champions League. How well do you remember other all-English ties?Who were the first two English clubs to meet in a major European final?Chelsea and Manchester United Tottenham and Wolves Liverpool a…

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Sports quiz of the week: Masters, macaroni cheese and match point

Who found love? Who served steak? Who had a massive boost?Who hosted a dinner party this week and laid on a menu of rib-eye steak, mac and cheese, creamed spinach and creamed corn?Jordan SpiethPatrick ReedSergio GarcíaRory McIlroyRory McIlroy is aiming…

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Sports quiz of the week: stadiums, islands and divine intervention

Who sang of glory? Who dug in? And who is merely mortal?The longest bar in Europe served its first drink this week. Where is it?MadridLondon Edinburgh Gibraltar Wynne Evans sang Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur before the club’s first game in the new stad…

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Sports quiz of the week: losing, posing, dancing and talking trash

Who isn’t tough? Who didn’t show up? Who is going arty?Liverpool visit Manchester United on Sunday. Who were the world champions the last time Liverpool won at Old Trafford?FranceGermanySpainBrazilThe organisers of the Olympics are considering four new…

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Sports quiz of the week: managers, money, metal medals and monikers

Who defied his age? Who scored quickly? Who made a packet? Matt Kuchar earned $1.3m in prize money for his victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. How much did the golfer pay his caddie?$5,000$130,000 $300,000 $1.3m Why does Anthony Joshua’s next opponen…

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Sports quiz of the week: a birthday present, a record and a whiskey cup

Who wants a miracle? Who needs a drink? Who ran the world?What did Susannah Gill achieve in 24 hours, 19 minutes and nine seconds?She rowed from Botany Bay to Belfast She cycled from Asia to AfricaShe ran seven marathons across seven continents in seve…

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Sports quiz of the week: transfers, embarrassment and the Super Bowl

Who lost it? Who had a happy birthday? Who moved?Newcastle broke their transfer record for the first time in 14 years this week when they signed Miguel Almirón from Atlanta United for £21.5m. The move also makes Almirón the most expensive footballer i…

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Sports quiz of the week: Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic and Thierry Henry

Who enjoyed it while it lasted? Who said sorry? Who flopped?Petra Kvitova will play a grand slam final for the first time in five years when she faces Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open final on Saturday. What makes Kvitova’s comeback all the more impr…

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Sports quiz of the week: Murray, Marcelo Bielsa and Manny Pacquiao

Who ran for 83 hours? Who exerted herself? Who left London?Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says he is retiring at the end of the season. Which of these statements about Cech is false?He was born a triplet He took up drumming after playing Rock Band on the…

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Sports quiz of the week: excellence, excuses, exits and exemptions

Who was schooled? Who is going global? Who stayed at home?Who has launched an athletics team and hopes to enter the Olympics for the first time?San Marino Vatican CityGibraltarSomalilandWho is the only manager still working in English football who has …

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Sports quiz of the week: FA Cup goals, Floyd Mayweather and Brexit moans

Who scored? Who hit a wall? Who threw in the towel?Which of these FA Cup third-round ties features two clubs who have won the competition six times each?Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers Chelsea v Nottingham Forest West Ham v Birmingham City Wolves v…

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Sports quiz of the week: Gareth Bale, José Mourinho and au revoir Del Boy

Who jumped the gun? Who imbibed? Who lost in New York?José Mourinho leaves Manchester United without having won a Premier League trophy. Where else did he fail to win a league title?ChelseaReal Madrid InternazionalePortoHe won league titles at all four…

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Manchester United sack José Mourinho – live reaction!

Mourinho dismissed after defeat to LiverpoolMichael Carrick expected to take interim chargeEmail Paul or tweet @campbellwpaul 10.38am GMT Caption this! Caption this! @manchesterunited #mufc #manutd @adidasfootball #heretocreate 10.37am GMT Here’s what…

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Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Canelo and conspiracies

Who was big? Who doubted? Who scored Liverpool’s winner?What offer did basketball player Stephen Curry receive this week?President Trump offered him the job of coaching USA’s Olympics basketball teamMarvel offered him a role as a baddie in their next s…

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Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Canelo and conspiracies

Who was big? Who doubted? Who scored Liverpool’s winner?What offer did basketball player Stephen Curry receive this week?President Trump offered him the job of coaching USA’s Olympics basketball teamMarvel offered him a role as a baddie in their next s…

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Sports quiz of the week: Luka Modric, Deontay Wilder, Pelé and long hair

Who has ‘one skill’? Who bunked off? Who swung and missed?Deontay Wilder threw 430 punches in his fight against Tyson Fury. What percentage of them landed?6%17%29%51%Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or on Monday night and became the first player other than…

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Sports quiz of the week: Wilder v Fury, Copa Libertadores and derby days

Who ruled? Who can’t win (or lose)? Who bigged himself up?Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder gave away tickets to their fight this week to which group of people?New York City copsCalifornian firefightersWichita LinemenCharleston coastguardsRiver Plate and B…

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Sports quiz of the week: Didier Drogba, booze, books and a birthday

Who ruled the world? Who celebrated in style? Who misfired?What happened to the All Blacks on Saturday against Ireland?They lost a match for the first time in three yearsThey played a match and didn’t score a try for the first time this yearThey didn’t…

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Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, All Blacks and a generous fan

Who has 125 caps? Who coughed up? Who is being ripped off?Callum Wilson scored on his England debut on Thursday night, meaning he has one cap and one goal. Which of these players has the same international record?Carlton Palmer Rickie Lambert Francis J…

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Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, City v United and Formula 1

Who scored? Who stripped? Who is out of action?Wayne Rooney is likely to win his final England cap later this month. His first game for England ended in a 3-1 defeat to Australia. Which other young striker made his international debut that night, score…