Sport & games 25

From the quiz on 24/5/16.

  1. In rugby, ice hockey and many other sports, what rhyming name is often given to the off-field area to which an offending player is sent as a penalty? Sin bin

  2. By what superhero nickname is Brazilian striker Givanildo Vieira de Sousa more commonly known? Hulk

  3. What item of clothing is also the name of a container that holds multiple decks of cards to be used by a dealer in a casino? Shoe

  4. Which American boxing promoter staged seven of Muhammad Ali’s title fights, including the Rumble in the Jungle against George Foreman in 1974 and the Thrilla in Manila against Joe Frazier in 1975? Don King

  5. For which international cricket team did the so-called Three Ws — Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes and Frank Worrell — play in the 1940s and 50s? West Indies

  6. The America’s Cup was first held in 1851 as a race around which British island? Isle of Wight

  7. In snooker, the UK Championship is held each year at the Barbican Centre in which English city? York

  8. In backgammon, how many pieces does each player have on the board at the beginning of the game? 15

  9. In 2001, when the Vancouver Grizzlies relocated to Memphis, which team became (and remain) the only Canadian team in the NBA? Toronto Raptors

  10. Tattersalls, the oldest auctioneers of thoroughbred horses in the world and the largest in Europe, are headquartered at which English racecourse? Newmarket


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