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Is there such a thing as a “one way player” in tennis?

I'll use an example from baseball to illustrate my question. A designated hitter is someone who bats, but is not deployed on the field. In its extreme form, a "one way player" would be someone who was ...
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13 views

How to efficiently prepare for a 2km run

so I run quite a lot, in the past 3 months I also started working out, so I reduced the number of my runs to 3-4 a week, but it's usually distances ranging from 5 to 20 km. There is this local ...
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MLB: Gray area concerning runners passing each other rule

I was just watching the cubs - mets game on TV (7/1/15) and in the bottom of the 8th, a bit of a bizarre play transpired, which seemed to stump the umpires and commentators alike. There were runners ...
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48 views

What do managers do when a closer blows the save?

Would they pull him for the tenth inning in most cases? I know that they're generally one-inning specialists but would they go to a setup man or something after?
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28 views

Where to watch post-game coverage of soccer field? [on hold]

Frequently, live coverage of a soccer game fails to remain with the soccer players on the field after the game. However, I wish to witness the sportsmanship after the game, to see the celebrations, ...
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8 views

Are bindings needed on a mountain board?

Today, I decided to remove the Velcro bindings of my MBS Colt 95x for fear of causing an injury lest I fall but one foot doesn't come out of the bindings. Is there any advantage to having Velcro ...
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47 views

Run out on wide ball

If any batsman or non-striker batsman gets run out on a wide ball, will that ball be counted as a legal delivery, or still be called a wide with extra run ?
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55 views

What happens if only one runner reaches base on a double steal? [duplicate]

There are two outs, with men on first and third. The one man leaves first and gets caught in a rundown. The other man steals home as a result. The first man gets tagged out, but not before the other ...
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1answer
14 views

Is it possible to switch Trimix and Air in a dive?

I heard that there might be a problem (in German: "isobare Gegendiffusion") when you switch breathing gases while scuba diving if the difference in the fraction of helium is quite high. Does this ...
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1answer
24 views

How often has a major league team hit only a home run and a triple in a single game?

On June 26, 2015, the Mets had two hits, a home run (Granderon) and a triple (Hererra), but no singles or doubles, and they won the game (2-1 over the Reds). Did the Mets pull off a baseball first? ...
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Websites to check who will broadcast a certain sports event [closed]

Are there any websites where one can check the broadcasters of a certain sports event. For example, I want to watch a football match, and I would like to know which satellite broadcasters would ...
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43 views

Why is racquet abuse banned in tennis?

I am wondering what is the reason a player is not allowed to damage their racquet on purpose, assuming they have another to play with. I can see why such behaviour would be discouraged, but why is ...
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1answer
34 views

Can a NBA team buy a draft pick?

Can a NBA team buy a draft pick for cash from another nba team?
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How hips generate power while punching?

I have been hearing this things a lot. But don't know: How it works? How is it possible (science, body mechanics behind it)? How to practice it, if its the most effective of punching? I understand ...
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In 8 ball can a player place the cue ball behind the head string and then directly pot a ball which is also behind the string?

Section 3.9 of the WPA Pool Billiards rules lists Bad Play from Behind the Head String as a standard foul for 8 ball. However, when you actually read Section 6.11 Bad Play from Behind the Head String, ...
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31 views

Baseball Glove Has A Ridge In It

I got this new glove, but while I was watching some videos of youtube of gloves, all the gloves dont have a ridge down the middle of the glove.(Around where the part where you close it is.) I was ...
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1answer
31 views

When football players played offense and defense, what were the substitution rules?

My Dad played high school and college football in the 1930s. He and the other starters played both offense and defense. What prevented a team from putting out 11 fresh players at once when the ball ...
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1answer
38 views

Is there any concept of 'declaring' an inning in Baseball?

This is a question regarding a somewhat hypothetical situation, but one I have been thinking about quite a bit and can't get my head around. In Cricket, a team can 'Declare' an innings at any time, ...
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65 views

Olympic sports with mixed team?

What are, if they exist, Olympic sports (both winter and summers Games) where there are team composed by men and women?
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35 views

Playing badminton on concrete floor

For the past few weeks i have been playing badminton on concrete (cement) floor. Recently i have been hearing from my friends that playing on concrete floor will cause knee/joint pains in the long ...
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1answer
34 views

Do sports blackout policies exist anywhere outside North America?

As a sports fan, I hate blackout policies. Every day there are a few MLB games I cannot watch, even though I pay a subscription directly to MLB. They're obviously not the only league that does it, but ...
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45 views

When was the last time a single country had three players in Top 10 of WTA rankings?

If Karolína Plíšková wins her today's match against Angelique Kerber, she will move into the 10th spot in the next edition of WTA singles rankings. (Sources: wtatennis, tennisworldusa, idnes, ...) If ...
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Will I improve in football by playing matches everyday? Or is doing drills a better option?

I would call myself an intermediate player. None of my friends wants to practice with me. They just want to play. But I got to get better in 3 months time. Visiting one of my friends at his hometown ...
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3answers
65 views

Was Pete Rose busted for betting against his own team?

I understand the reason for the MLB's ban on betting against one's own team, but I don't understand why it is forbidden to bet for one's own team. Which did Pete Rose get busted for, and why is it ...
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22 views

What to do if recurve arrows are to the right?

I am shooting a recurve bow, and my arrow group is to the right. My problem is that my sight pin is already over as far right as it goes, and if I move it any further I won't be able to see it ...
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103 views

Player leaving the game field

What should the referee do if a player of a team leaves the game field and doesn't come back until the end of the game? The player just left without asking the referee.
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26 views

How to control Speed Wobble?

As most Skateboarding enthusiasts will know, Speed wobble is a very unpredictable and dangerous side effect of bombing down hills and banks... and falling or Slamming from speed wobble is very common ...
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1answer
41 views

If a baseball team takes a large early lead, would it make sense to substitute an inferior pitcher to save the better one?

The Pittsburgh Pirates took an early lead of 5-0 against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning. Their pitcher was their ace, Francisco Liriano. With such a large lead, can the Pirates afford to ...
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1answer
33 views

Swimming pace - where should I be and what should I do?

I started training for triathlons 3 years ago and have completed one Olympic distance race each year (in addition to 2-3 half-Marathons per year). I train year-round because it helps me stay in shape. ...
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59 views

When was extra time introduced in European football competitions?

All i know is that until 1965, a decider was required if 2 teams remained draw after the home and away matches.
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1answer
33 views

How long does a player stay in the ICC rankings for once no longer appearing for the national side?

Batsmen and bowlers have an individual rating between 0-1000 based on performances, and naturally their ratings drop for each game missed. Is their a specific time period after which their rating ...
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123 views

What happens if a team walks off the field in soccer?

On the weekend an altercation between a referee and a play led to their team leaving the pitch. 21 minutes into the game our team was up 1-0 when allegedly the referee said to a player that he was a ...
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1answer
27 views

Is there strong research that demonstrates the effect of emotion on performance in different types of sports?

Many people discuss the physical toughness and attributes of athletes, while there is also plenty of anecdotal evidence about how 'mental toughness' can impact on the performance, especially under ...
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1answer
83 views

What is the MLB record for the most errors by a single player on a single play?

What is the MLB record for most errors committed by a single player on a single play? I wondered about this today, when Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was charged with two errors on the same play ...
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2answers
67 views

What food are the players served in a break?

What food are the players served with, during a test match? I am asking this since they have to play game for 3-4 hours from the lunch time as well.
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1answer
60 views

What makes a rainy day more suitable for fast bowlers?

Why are fast bowlers called to be in a general advantage on a rainy day. Why does the ball swings more on such a day?
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Why would a recently drafted player sign for less than slot value?

Why would a recently drafted player sign for less than slot value? This is their only chance to make some money before making the big club if that ever happens? Seems to me it is not in the players ...
2
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1answer
95 views

Are World Cup refs all the same gender as the teams?

I am watching the Women's soccer/football World Cup. So far, all the refs I have seen have been women. Now that I think about it, during the men's World Cup I only saw men as refs. Is this in fact ...
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How can I determine safe surfing conditions from a surf report for a beginner?

I'm not a strong swimmer, and I'm not positive I could swim back to shore if my leash were to snap. I understand this is a major risk, and I'm taking steps to mitigate it (I've begun private swimming ...
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1answer
54 views

What happens when all the same color balls (solids or stripes) go in on the break?

I played on a pool league (TAP league, 8-ball) a few years ago and some of us pondered what would happen according to the rules if a pool player made either all solids or stripes on the break (but not ...
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1answer
27 views

Offensive Player Injured on Foul

Watching the NBA Finals game 4 last night, LeBron was injured on a shooting attempt where he was fouled. The announcers said that if he didn't shoot the free throws, that he would not be able to come ...
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1answer
36 views

What determines if a hand pass is legal in the NHL?

What are the conditions that make a hand pass legal or illegal? I have seen players swat the puck to a teammate and not get whistled for the a hand pass and I have see players get whistled for what ...
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1answer
71 views

Why do the Yankees and Mets usually have opposite home/away schedules?

I never realized this until both teams played home series yesterday and the day before (and continuing today, for the Mets), but apparently when the Yankees play at home the Mets play away, and ...
3
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1answer
61 views

Coach throws the ball against the referee

What should the referee do if a coach, during the game, throws the ball such that it hits the referee?
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1answer
49 views

Methods to track player movements including distance

What is the best way to measure althetic performance in a game of football. I am thinking some sort of consumer level GPS product, a bit like this product but that seems not available on a personal ...
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22 views

NBA TV network contracts for playoffs

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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1answer
58 views

How many head coaches/managers in women's football are women?

I've been watching the 2015 world cup and wandering what the gender balance of head coaches/managers is in the women's game. What percentage of head coaches in the women's game are female? I'm ...
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1answer
107 views

Why can a defensive lineman wear a number in the 60s?

Leonard Williams, a defensive end, wears number 62 for the Jets. Why can a defensive lineman wear a number in the 60s? My understanding was that 62 was for an offensive guard.
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44 views

Five a side tournament - awarding bye's in a partial round robin

I help to run a five-a-side tournament with my scout group; we tend to have around 40 teams which split across 4 age groups. We can't run full round-robins at the group stage, so instead we run 4 ...
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Who are the other horses and riders alongside Americah Pharoah?

Both before and after the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, I noticed that the horses and jockeys were accompanied by men wearing red vests over white shirts, who were also on horses. They first led the ...

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