ESPN 100: Nos. 79-89

Updated: December 4, 2009, 1:39 PM ET
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79. A rainy U.S. Open was won by a guy named Lucas Glover. T or F: This is the first season since 2004 that no major was won by a golfer named Tiger.

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80. In the Patriots' Nov. 15 loss to the Colts, Bill Belichick had his team go for it on fourth and two on its own 28, with a six-point lead and 2:08 remaining. The move backfired, but it was not without precedent. Since 2001, New England has converted how many fourth-down plays of that distance or shorter against its archrival?

A. 4
B. 6
C. 10
D. 14

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81. High winds flattened the Cowboys' practice bubble at a rookie session, injuring 12 people. When was the bubble built?

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82. Rafael Nadal had a tough year. He lost the French Open for the first time in five seasons, withdrew from Wimbledon and lost his No. 1 rank. How many total weeks was Rafa top dog before ceding the spot to Roger Federer?

A. 116
B. 86
C. 46
D. 36

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83. On Jan. 1, more than 40,000 fans watched the Red Wings beat the Blackhawks, 6-4, in a battle of Original Six teams in the outdoor game at Wrigley. What Original Sixer is host of 2010's game?

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84. Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is seeking to buy a majority stake in the Nets. If he is approved, there will be how many overseas-based owners of NBA teams?

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85. The Lions signed No. 1 pick Matthew Stafford to the richest rookie deal ever -- a guaranteed $41.7M. How long did the previous NFL record for guaranteed money last?

A. 10 days
B. Two months
C. 10 months
D. Two years

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86. T or F: U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn won her second consecutive World Cup overall title on March 11, matching the achievement of her idol, Picabo Street.

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87. Concussions continued to prove a big headache for major sports. Which of these leagues hasn't instituted, or isn't planning to institute, changes to protect its players?

A. NFL
B. MLB
C. UFC
D. NHL

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88. Meb Keflezighi was the first American male to win the NYC Marathon since 1982. What medal did Meb win at the 2004 Olympics?

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89. During the NCAA baseball regionals, Texas reliever Austin Wood threw 12 1/3 no-hit innings to help defeat BC, 3-2, in a 25-inning thriller, the longest-ever tourney game. How much longer was it than the longest MLB playoff game ever?

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