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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 1998 –  

What was the last National Hockey League team to win the Stanley Cup while playing in its first Cup finals?

The Colorado Avalanche (Colorado defeated the Florida Panthers four games to none in 1996)

 

The Hambletonian is associated with what sport and where is the event held?

Harness racing, held annually at the Meadowlands horse racing course in East Rutherford, N.J.

 

In 1992, Monica Seles won three of the four women's "Grand Slam" tennis events and finished second in the fourth. Who played the spoiler and where?

Steffi Graf beat Seles in the 1992 Wimbledon finals, 6-2, 6-1

 

What year was the Ladies Professional Golf Association established and who was its first leading money winner?

1950; Babe Didrikson Zaharias ($14,800)

 

Babe Didrikson Zaharias won two individual gold medals at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. What events did she win?

Javelin and 100-meter hurdles

 

Who won the first National Basketball Association "Sixth Man Award" in 1983 as the best player "off the bench"?

Philadelphia 76ers forward Bobby Jones

 

Who are the only two players in National Basketball Association history to be named both Rookie of the Year and NBA Most Valuable Player?

Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (1960); and Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets (1969)

 

What two college football programs had the most top-five finishes in the Associated Press college football poll between 1950 and 1959?

University of Oklahoma, eight (including national titles in 1950, 1955 and 1956); and Michigan State University, five (including 1952 national title)

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