Sports Quiz – Dec. 17, 2017

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By Chris Richcreek

  1. In 2016, Jayson Werth tied a Nationals franchise record for consecutive games reaching base (46). Who else did it?
  2. Name the player in the 1970s who led the American League in triples and home runs in the same season.
  3. When was the last time before 2016 that the Big Ten had four teams ranked in the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll during the season?
  4. Who was the last San Antonio Spurs player before Kawhi Leonard (2015 and 2016) to win the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year Award?
  5. In 2017, Nashville’s Frederick Gaudreau became the third rookie since 1927 to score game-winning goals in consecutive games in the Stanley Cup Final. Name either of the first two.
  6. When was the last time before 2016 that golf was played in the Summer Olympics?
  7. Name the golfer who, in 2017, set a record for the lowest 18-hole round in a men’s major championship?

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  1. Rusty Staub, in 1970, when the franchise was located in Montreal.
  2. Jim Rice, in 1978 (15 triples, 46 home runs).
  3. In October 1960, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State and Purdue were ranked in the top 10.
  4. David Robinson, in 1992.
  5. Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel (also in 2017) and Boston’s Roy Conacher (1939).
  6. It was 1904.
  7. Branden Grace, at the British Open.

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