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Sports Minded

National Guard Bureau

WASHINGTON, July 10, 1998 –  

Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, built in 1931, is the oldest building used for NHL games. What team plays in the second oldest building?

The Carolina Hurricanes (Greensboro Coliseum, 1959)

 

The New York Nets of the American Basketball Association (now the New Jersey Nets of the NBA) won two ABA titles (1974 and 1976). What coach led the team to these milestones?

Kevin Loughery 

 

Who are the three two-time winners of the Broderick Award for college basketball's top female player?

Nancy Lieberman, Old Dominion University (1979-80); Cheryl Miller, University of Southern California (1984-85); and Dawn Staley, University of Virginia (1991-92)

 

Before the 1998 baseball season, who was the last American League pitcher to throw a no-hitter?

Dwight Gooden, New York Yankees, May 14, 1996

 

Where is the International Swimming Hall of Fame?

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

 

Who is the only major league baseball player to have his number retired by three different major league baseball teams?

Nolan Ryan ("30" by the Anaheim Angels, and "34" by the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers)

 

Who are the only two hockey players to have their numbers retired by two teams?

Gordie Howe ("9" by the Detroit Red Wings and the Hartford Whalers) and Bobby Hull ("9" by the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets)

 

Since 1980, how many women have won the U.S. Figure Skating title more than once?

Four: Rosalyn Sumners (1982, 1984), Jill Trenary (1987, 1989-90), Debi Thomas (1986, 1988) and Michele Kwan (1996, 1998)

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