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Author Archive for Paul Campbell

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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…

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Sports quiz of the week: fast feet, heavy limbs and high leaps

Who lost a ball? Who lost his job? And who lost his record?Cristiano Ronaldo has now won the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Who else has done this as a player?Zlatan Ibrahimovic Thierry Henry Laurent Blanc No one Who reacted to a devastating defe…

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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…