Sports Facts

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In 2006, David Beckham took out an insurance policy for his legs and looks for £100 million.

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The 30th ball is known as "Dirty Gertie, Blind 30" at Bingo.

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Basketball hoops used to be baskets that were genuine.

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Tennis balls from Wimbledon are all kept at the ideal room temperature.

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Even though Cricket, a British introduction, is the most common sport in India, hockey is the national sport.

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Chess comes from the chaturanga Sanskrit game; the term means "four army leaders."

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The Philadelphia Phillies has had one winning season from 1918-1949.

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Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls have never had a three-game losing streak for eight years, starting in 1990.

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Twelve women, in the form of team owners and front-office representatives, have their name on the Cup.

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Alaska and Maine are the only two states that have never sent the NCAA tournament to a school.

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