What’s true in sports?

Matt Hoh

1. There are 1,231,452,084 possible ways to play the first four moves, per side, in chess.
2. Sports command the biggest television audiences.
3. About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon Championship.
4. Bill Klem served the most years as NLB umpire with 37 years.
5. The sport with the most participants in the world is football (soccer).Answers:
1. F – There are an amazing 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play the first four moves, per side, in chess.
2. T – These events are led by the Summer Olympics, and also include the World Cup Football, Formula One racing and the Super Bowl.
3. T – About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.
4. T – Bill Klem served the most seasons as a major league umpire, 37 years, starting in 1905. He also officiated 18 World Series.
5. F – Fishing has the biggest participant pool in the world.

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