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Free throw substitutions

What is the reasoning behind the rule that during multiple free throws for personal fouls, a substitute may enter the game only before the final attempt?
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Why will the National League not adopt the DH?

In the AL, the DH position allows older hitters to preserve their career for several more years. Why will the National League not adopt the DH given this benefit?
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What is the line marked at the first slip for the spinner?

What is the line marked at the first slip for the spinner? There is a light green grass at the end of pitch where the first slip for spin bowler stands or an umpire stands.I want to know why that ...
6
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1answer
42 views

Why have the number of power play opportunities steadily decreased since the 2005-2006 NHL season?

According to NHL stats found here, the number of total power play opportunities went from: 14,390 during the 2005-2006 season to 10,227 during the 2008-2009 season to 8,055 during the 2013-2014 ...
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1answer
245 views

Penalty conversion rates: Football (soccer) vs Hockey

What's the conversion rate of penalties in football vs. ice-hockey? I realise that it would be different/dependent on the league but any two major leagues of comparable level would be interesting. For ...
3
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5answers
109 views

Is it considered possible for women to compete with men professionally in team sports played with a ball other than baseball?

In Little League play, a 13-year old girl, Mo'ne Davis, stunned the baseball world with her 70 mph fastball. Assuming that she "fills out" adequately during her adolescence, it is at least within the ...
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3answers
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Would it be possible for a kicker from a “non-traditional” background to be drafted by an NFL team?

Almost all football players are drafted out of college, rather than high school, because the extra "seasoning" in college makes them league ready, or nearly so (this is not true in baseball). But ...
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62 views

Who is this football player? [closed]

My brother pointed out that this football player strongly resembles me, but he doesn't know who it is. Who is my doppelganger? It looks like the player in the rear (third person back, on the right) ...
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761 views

Alternate Team to Super Bowl?

On Monday, January 19, 2015 the NFL announced they were investigated the New England Patriots for deflating footballs (to make it easier to handle) during the AFC Championship game against the ...
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How do teams and players adjust to changes in time zones on trips during season?

There are several competitions where teams have to travel during the season and trips might even mean difference of several time zones. This is very prominent in KHL (9 hours between Vladivostok and ...
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How can I wire a crane stock battery to a PEQ box?

A while ago, I got a crane stock battery for the G&G GR15. Of course, as things happen, I ended up getting a different gun (the ICS CXP-UK1). Since the CXP is wired to the front, is there a PEQ ...
2
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1answer
57 views

Is the ball out of bounds when hitting the referee?

In basketball, if the ball goes through the hands of a player and hits the referee (who is out of bounds) and comes back in the court, is it a live ball, or out on last player to touch the ball?
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Who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game?

I would like to know who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game. It would be also interesting to know also some related records (youngest goalscorer, youngest player with an assists, similar ...
3
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1answer
56 views

Why did the NHL ban the spin-o-rama?

In 2014, the spin-o-rama shootout (and penalty shot) tactic was changed from 'explicitly allowed' in pre-2014/15 rules: The spin-o-rama type move where the player completes a 360° turn as he ...
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2answers
93 views

Why has the MLS begun to draw more high caliber European players?

With the arrival of more and more high caliber players to the MLS who have played in European leagues, the most recent being Steven Gerrard and David Villa, it seems that the MLS is finally becoming ...
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0answers
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The relation between sweating and how many calories we burn [migrated]

Is how much we sweat an indicator of how much calories we burn? I am talking about the same person because how much we sweat is also related to how much the body is hydrated.
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1answer
49 views

NFL Draft Picks compared to the Success of Career

I have a couple of questions about the correlation between when a player is drafted and how well his career pans out. 1) How strong is the correlation between which round a prospective NFL player is ...
2
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1answer
58 views

Transition from NCAA to NFL

As a relative newcomer to the NFL I have some questions regarding NCAA players and their transition to the NFL. 1) Do some colleges have a reputation for consistently producing good players (such as ...
2
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2answers
342 views

What is meant by “ineligible receiver downfield?”

In (American) football, only the running backs and ends (but not offensive linemen) are supposed to (try to) catch passes. Because of that fact, an offensive team can be penalized if its linemen are ...
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Why does every American sport except Football seem to have a farm league?

Baseball (MLB) has a minor league, Hockey (NHL) has the AHL, Basketball (NBA) has the D-League, and even Soccer (MLS) has the USL and NASL although they may not be farm leagues in the same sense as ...
2
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0answers
65 views

What is the origin of fans chanting players' names with an extended “u” sound?

At many American sporting events, if a player with a "u" sound in his name is on the home team, and he enters the game or makes a play in the game, then there is a good chance the fans will chant his ...
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1answer
49 views

Who decides if the offensive team will attempt a two-point conversion or a field goal?

After a touchdown in football, who has the say on the offense: the coach, players, flip a coin?
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Neutral field advantage for team with more fans in attendance?

In college football, home teams outscore away teams by 3-3.5 points per game according to analysis by Matt Mills at SB Nation. But is the advantage due to the home crowd or something else? It's ...
5
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1answer
329 views

College football game - start time vs kickoff time

I'm always confused by the times for which college football games are scheduled. If a game (say, like the Oregon/Ohio State game tonight) has a start time of 6:30 PM, does that mean that the kickoff ...
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2answers
218 views

Does the tackle box in gridiron football extend through all the offensive linemen even if they're a long way apart?

Yesterday in the NFL playoffs the Patriots lined up in a weird formation in which Shane Vereen, a running back, reported ineligible. Vereen was "covered" by a receiver on his team, meaning there was ...
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3answers
101 views

At what point does an Incompletion become a Fumble?

I was watching an American Football game the other day (can't remember which, but it was a re-run of an older game) and there were two incidences: The ball is snapped to the QB, he performs a fake ...
4
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1answer
54 views

better name for “set of downs”

Is there a more eloquent term for the set of downs from one first down to another? For example, 1st down, 2nd down, 1st down 2nd down 3rd down would be 2 "sets of downs". I'm looking for a better ...
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1answer
42 views

Placing a base runner on the wrong base after a mound visit

Situation: There is a runner on first base and the defense decides to have a mound visit or change their pitcher. The offensive players group up to talk about strategy and the coach tells the player ...
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1answer
10 views

Stand Up Paddle Surfing Wetsuit

I'm looking to start Stand Up Paddle Surfing on the Great Lakes in the US and would like to be comfortable and extend the season a little by getting a wetsuit. Are there certain types of suits that ...
2
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1answer
26 views

Preliminary drill for mohawk?

I have problems with doing mohawks -- when I am about to put the left foot, all I can do is a bit more than 90 degress angle (angle between my feet). When I am about to put the right foot it is better ...
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0answers
34 views

Is a base runner out if he back pedals to first base to avoid a tag in a double play situation? [duplicate]

There came a situation in one game where there was a runner occupying first base (R1) and third base (R3), with one out. The batter then hits a ground ball to the left of the second baseman. He fields ...
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1answer
77 views

Which are the sports that are not based on outwitting the opponent?

Most of the sports are based upon winning by deceiving. Well a player or team can also win if another one doesn't play well but in the context of evenly matched sides its usually the one who deceives ...
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0answers
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What level of achievement is it to be able to always hit a single in darts?

Never mind doubles and trebles, for me right now just hitting the number I'm aiming for is a challenge - playing round-the-clock for the first time today it took me 114 darts to hit 1-20 in order, ...
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1answer
62 views

how many overthrow can be done?

how many overthrow can be done? If a fielding team do overthrow 2-3 times and the batsman take many runs in that, do the umpire interfere and declare ball dead so that no extra overthrow can be done ...
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0answers
83 views

why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete?

why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete? It is written in rules that the area reserved for slips need not to be demarcated since the slips can go further deep in undemarcated area for fast bowler. So ...
2
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1answer
62 views

American football yards after contact stats

I'm trying to find a breakdown of passing plays that takes into account yards after contact so I can subtract it out of a quarterbacks throwing yards to give a better picture of QB versus receiver ...
2
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4answers
90 views

Question about Beating defenders!

So I have put countless hours into learning lots of tricks to beat defenders, I am very good on my feet, fast, good touch, but whenever I get 1 on 1 with a defender I freeze up and don't know what to ...
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1answer
77 views

why do a bowler use a white marker disc?

why do a bowler use a white marker disc? I have seen that a bowler put a white disc on ground before taking run ups.So why do they use it?
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1answer
91 views

Is there any rule of lbw which consider 2.5 meter?

Is there any rule of lbw which consider 2.5 meter? I have read the rule about the lbw but there is nothing stating that rule. But there is an instant in world cup 2011 in a match of india where I saw ...
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2answers
55 views

What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle?

What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle? Is he called an infielder or outfielder. I have also seen that some player also stand some steps outside of 30 yard circle. So if do not walks inside thd ...
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2answers
66 views

Why a pitch has extra pitches on both its sides?

Why a pitch has extra pitches on both its sides? There are always 2-3 pitches on one side. And they are always covered with grass.
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1answer
59 views

In which game was a limited overs innings declared to prevent an opponent from qualifying?

I recall reading about a limited overs tournament, in which if teams had equal points after the the league stage, the qualification for next round would be based on batting run rate only (or maybe, it ...
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0answers
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In any form of ball game, is there a term for when a ball gets caught in the wind and changes the play or affects how the play ends?

So far I haven't had any luck trying to find an answer to this question, but I am not all that familiar with sports as a whole - only baseball, and Fly Rule doesn't seem to apply. A term from -any- ...
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1answer
46 views

Brannock Device US Size to Nike/Adidas Football Boot US Size [closed]

If I measured as a US size 7 on the Brannock Device, which US size should I pick in an Adidas boot or a Nike boot?
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1answer
180 views

What if a player plays the ball with back surface of the bat?

If a player hits the ball with the back surface of the bat, is he given out, considering that the back of the bat is not flat? I have seen Kevin Pietersen play the switch hit, but he turns his bat ...
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2answers
89 views

Who owns a player that is on loan?

Does a club still own a player when they loan him to different club? For example, I know Chelsea loaned Fernando Torres to AC Milan, where he was disastrous and now is loaned to Athletico Madrid. So ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Golden Ball vs Golden Boot in FIFA World Cup

What is the difference between the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot awarded in the FIFA World Cup?
3
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1answer
59 views

Can fielding side stall the game by not chasing the ball in play?

Suppose 3rd innings of a Test match is in progress. The batting side has piled on a heap of runs. The fielding side has little success in getting wickets and they are only hoping for a declaration to ...
8
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2answers
146 views

Declining a delay-of-game penalty: what about an infinite loop?

I was watching the Outback Bowl today when one team decided to punt from around its opponents 35 yard line. The coach decided to let the play clock expire to get a little extra room to kick after the ...
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0answers
27 views

What makes a swimming pool lane “good”? [duplicate]

In his book, Ian Thorpe says: I had swum 1:49.16, the fifth-fastest heat time as it turned out. It meant I had a good lane in one of the semifinals later that night. This begs the question: What ...

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