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Author Archive for Paul Campbell

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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…

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Sports quiz of the week: Clásico, Superclásico and gymnastics genius

Who scored for Chelsea? Who lost his job? Who said ‘yes’?What took 26 steps and lasted 9.96 seconds?Simone Biles’s gold medal vault at the World Gymnastics ChampionshipsPaul Pogba’s run-up for his penalty against EvertonOliver Gildart’s dazzl…

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Sports quiz of the week: El Clásico, Harvard, FA Cup and tennis turf

Who scored? Who was schooled? Where will the Tour start? Barcelona and Real Madrid meet on Sunday night for the first clásico without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in 11 years. Which former Arsenal player scored the winner in that match in 2…

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Football quiz: who are the Premier League top goalscorers by country?

Mesut Özil became the top-scoring German in Premier League history on Monday. Who else leads the way for their country?Which Spaniard has scored most goals in the Premier League? Cesc FàbregasDiego CostaFernando TorresDavid SilvaWhich Brazilian has sco…

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Sports quiz of the week: Thierry Henry, unicorns and the smell of urine

Who broke a record? Who won twice? Who missed a penalty?Hiromu Inada completed the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles in just under 17 hours. What made his achievement extra special?He i…

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Sports quiz of the week: misses, nicknames, thieves and a circus act

Who can’t score? Who was worried? And who hit the spot?Which of these football teams has not scored a goal in more than 600 minutes of action?Bayern MunichBarcelonaReal MadridMonacoThe circus troupe Cirque du Soleil are producing a new show about which…

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Sports quiz of the week: beer, bears, burgers, a cabbage and the postman

This week’s questions take in the Ryder Cup celebrations, Champions League hat-tricks and Conor McGregor’s comebackIan Poulter celebrated victory in the Ryder Cup by dressing up as a postbox. Why is Poulter nicknamed “the postman”?Because he worked as …

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Sports quiz of the week: Golovkin v Álvarez, Osaka and footballers in tutus

Who had a magic touch? Who is getting on? Who travels badly?• Tennis quiz: tantrums and meltdownsRB Leipzig coach Ralf Ragnick has installed a “wheel of misfortune” to help determine how misbehaving players should be punished? Which of these forfeits i…

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Sports quiz of the week: 30 WhatsApp groups, 4,000 shirts and 98,000 calories

Who coaches 13-year-olds? Who did nothing? And who texts a lot?Clapton CFC, a non-league club based in London who have not yet played a competitive match, have sold more that 4,000 replica shirts in a week. Why are so many Spaniards buying their away …

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Sports quiz of the week: London losers, Tyson Fury, jokers and jazz

Where is the Vuelta? Who keeps losing? Which twins faced off?Three of these London-based clubs started the season with two defeats. Which of them has at least one point on the board after two games?ArsenalWest Ham Crystal PalaceFulhamThe Vuelta a Españ…

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Sports quiz of the week: Premier League, transfers and Virat Kohli

Who has a 100% record? Who has No 11? And who won $154,480?Which of these summer signings has taken the No 11 shirt at his new club?Cristiano Ronaldo Rui PatrícioRiyad Mahrez Naby Keïta India scored 436 runs in the first Test against England at Edgbast…

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Who should your Premier League club sign before the transfer deadline?

Premier League teams have until 5pm on Thursday to bring in new players. Who should the club you support be targeting?Premier League managers have a harder job than usual this summer. For once, they have to compile their squads before the season begins…

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Sports quiz of the week: league winners, love, legal action and LeBron James

Who lost? Who lost it? And who kept winning the Premier League?Manchester City begin their season on Sunday by playing Chelsea in the Community Shield. Who were the last Premier League champions to retain their title?ArsenalChelseaManchester CityManche…

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Championship 2018-19: how will your club perform this season?

Will Marcelo Bielsa light up Leeds? Will Graham Potter succeed in Wales? And will Frank Lampard flourish at Derby?The Championship season kicks off on Friday night with an intriguing contest that pits two former colleagues – and two Champions League wi…

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Sports quiz of the week: Burnley, a centurion and seven blue whales

Who won big? Who lost his place? Who shared the wealth?Burnley and Aberdeen met for the first time on Thursday night in a Europa League qualifier. Aberdeen won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983. What is Burnley’s best performance in Europe? Europa League la…

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Sports quiz of the week: Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Joshua and the Open

Who swapped shirts? Who returned? And who waved goodbye?• The big 2018 World Cup quizWhich sporting event this week features Hillocks, Whins, Jockie’s Burn, South America and Lucky Slap?The Kentucky Derby The Tour de France The OpenThe German Grand Pri…