30 sports questions to ring in 2014

As a new year begins, sports questions always outnumber answers. Here is a random group of questions on the Monitor's radar.

1. Baseball surprise

Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks is instructed on using a cricket bat from Australian cricket player Steve Smith at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Nov. 4, 2013. Major League Baseball will launch its 2014 season with the Diamondbacks playing the Los Angeles Dodgers in March.

Who would have ever guessed Major League Baseball would one day open its season on the historic Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia, as it will in 2014? The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will do the honors with back-to-back games on March 22 and 23.

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