After winning it all in February 2021, how many Super Bowl rings has NFL quarterback Tom Brady collected in his career?

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Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31–9 in Super Bowl LV, giving him his seventh Super Bowl win.

Which American gymnast pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics Women’s All-Around competition, giving teammate Sunisa Lee an opening to win gold?

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After Simone Biles’ mental health struggles led her to pull out of the individual all-around, 18-year-old Suni Lee took Biles’ spot and won the gold medal.

Which unranked college football team upset No. 1 ranked Alabama this season?

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In October the Texas A&M Aggies became the first unranked team to beat Alabama since 2007 after a dramatic last-second field goal sealed their 41–38 victory.

Who was professional golfer Tiger Woods’ partner at the 2021 PNC Championship?

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Tiger Woods and his 12-year-old son Charlie finished in second place. Former pro John Daly and his son John Daly II won the tournament.

Which NHL team earned back-to-back Stanley Cup wins by beating the Montreal Canadiens?

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Tampa Bay repeated as Stanley Cup champions after beating the Montreal Canadiens in the finals, 4 games to 1.

Which country finished the Tokyo Summer Olympics with the most gold medals?

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The U.S. earned 113 medals, 39 of them gold. China was second with 38 gold medals and 88 overall.

A new NCAA rule introduced this summer allows varsity collegiate athletes on scholarships to do which of the following?

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College athletes can now be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness, including income from endorsements and autograph signings.

Which professional athlete refused to meet with the news media, saying it was a positive step to protect her mental health?

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Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open after she was fined $15,000 and threatened with suspension for skipping media interviews and press conferences.

Which baseball team beat the Houston Astros to win their first World Series title since 1995?

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The Atlanta Braves beat the Astros, 4 games to 2.

Which professional athlete played a fictional version of himself in a 2021 animated movie?

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LeBron James was the star of “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” a sequel to the 1996 “Space Jam” movie that Michael Jordan made famous.

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