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The Newsday sports trivia quiz for June 23: 10 years since 2010

LeBron James is interviewed at the announcement of

LeBron James is interviewed at the announcement of his future NBA plans at the Boys & Girls Club of America on July 8, 2010 in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Credit: Larry Busacca

A daily sports trivia quiz to test your knowledge of sports history.

 

1

In July of 2010, LeBron James disappointed Knicks fans by saying he was taking his talents to South Beach. Who was the sportscaster to whom James announced "The Decision?"

2

The Giants won the first regular-season game played at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 12, 2010; who did they beat?

3

The defending world champion Yankees finished second in the AL East by one game in 2010; who finished first?

4

What Met led the National League in game appearances by a pitcher in 2010, with 92?

5

After failing to sign LeBron James in 2010, the Knicks spent $99.7 million to lure a different star; who was he?

6

The Jets began 2010 under first-year coach Rex Ryan with road playoff wins over the Bengals and Chargers before losing to what team in the AFC Championship Game?

7

The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th career home run in August of 2010, ending a hitless streak that lasted how many at-bats?

8

What former Cornell player led the Islanders in goals in 2009-10, with 30?

9

Bob Sheppard, longtime Yankees and Giants p.a. announcer, died at 99 in July of 2010; where did he play as a college quarterback in the late 1920s and early ‘30s?

10

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died in July of 2010 at age 80; near what American League city was he born?