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Checking a (baseball) theory?

I have been told that more runs are scored in the seventh inning of baseball games than any other inning. The reason would be the "changeover." If the starter is still pitching the seventh inning, ...
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1answer
13 views

Why two new balls in ODI?

Why two new balls in ODIs? Ground is getting smaller [true]. Bats are becoming powerful [true]. I don't seem to get the argument of two new balls helping the bowlers. Ideally, new balls are used by ...
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34 views

Why couldn't the referees cancel the timeout in the Jets game?

In this week's Jets-Packers game, the wrong person called a timeout from the sidelines (only the head coach is allowed). The referees played correctly, watching the field instead of who is calling ...
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21 views

Can a player accidentally tap a penalty having elected to kick for goal?

Lets' say that team A are playing team B, Team A get a penalty inside team B's half. Team B withdraw 10 metres; team A tell the ref they want to kick for goal and the ref does their ...
2
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1answer
35 views

What is it called when 2 players make a full run around a table in table tennis?

In modern table tennis it is a common practice to acting the fool when the match is almost over. I.e. players used to flip the side and play a little bit awkward analogue of table tennis when you need ...
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31 views

Is the 25 game suspension for Chris Davis too much? [on hold]

Chris Davis just got a 25 game suspension for violation of the MLB's drug program for use of Adderall. He had a medical exemption in the past, but for whatever reason did not have one this year. I ...
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29 views

How to go straight with kayak in wind?

This summer I rented a double kayak and I find it very difficult to go straight during a windy day. In the attached sketch you can see the situation where I find it most difficult to manage the ...
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1answer
49 views

If a mole digs a hole in the football field

I saw a weird dream that in a football, a mole dug a big hole just under the penalty spot and none could kick the penalty, as the ball would fell under the ground. Does football rules says anything ...
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Name of an old tv show

There was an old program on ESPN/Star Sports. In this show, international cricketers used to participate in different small tasks like hitting the ball from bowling machine to the area marked on the ...
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List the free hockey pools [closed]

I would like to list the free hockey pools. There are a lot of different hockey pools on the internet and it's hard to choose one. Which one do you prefer and why? My goal is to organize an hockey ...
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39 views

Who is the oldest player who was drafted in the NBA?

I would like to know who the oldest player was that ever got drafted into the NBA?
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85 views

Why doesn't Los Angeles have an NFL team?

The Los Angeles metropolitan area is the second largest metro area in the United States. It is big enough to support 2 NBA teams (Lakers and Clippers), 2 MLB teams (Dodgers and Angels), and 2 NHL ...
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1answer
38 views

Before the season began, what odds did Vegas give the Orioles of winning the AL East in 2014?

Looking at various websites' pre-season predictions for the major league baseball teams, many at places like ESPN and MLB.com had the Red Sox and Rangers doing very well and the Orioles typically out ...
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1answer
32 views

What are importance technical differences between a squash forehand and a tennis forehand?

I have played tennis for about 10 years, and am a beginner at squash. What are the key differences between hitting a forehand squash shot and a forehand tennis shot, that I should be aware of as I ...
2
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1answer
49 views

What's the point of a half-point line?

In football betting, a "line" is provided by which the favorite team needs to win, in order for bettors to win that game. Sometimes the line is x.5 points. If it's impossible to gain half-points in ...
3
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1answer
104 views

Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently had his 50 goals milestone (also a national record for Sweden) prior to with 100 appearance for the team. With 50 goals in 100 games he's averaging a goal in every second ...
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21 views

Is there a tennis statistic about set-winners depending on who serves first?

I have a feeling that serving first in a set is an advantage. Is there a statistic like "X % of the sets were won by the player who served first"?
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13 views

Record match point saved in volleyball with rally point system?

What is the record of saved match points in a volleyball match now that the rule is the rally poin system? I mean that the team who saved match points finally wins the match
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San Francisco 49ers uniform colors: White or red?

I always thought they wore red while home and white while away. However, when I saw the highlights of their first game (2014 season) against the Cowboys yesterday, I noticed them wearing red even ...
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25 views

Beach tennis rackets with most control?

I am trying to keep my tennis level high. Sometimes, I do not find any field to play tennis in Riga. So I think the good thing is to play beach tennis on badminton fields. I have now tested about 5 ...
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What is a “Baltimore chop” and why is it called that?

(I'm double asking because i'm pretty sure i know the answer to the first half, but would like confirmation anyways.) Playing baseball yesterday, a batter chopped a ground ball hard, over the ...
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1answer
13 views

Which surfing spot has the longest barrels?

Is Skeleton Bay - Namibia - the one with the longest barrels of the world?
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7 views

Is it ok to use elliptical trainer barefoot? [migrated]

It turns out that, while I'm working out at a elliptical trainer, it much comfortable to me to be barefoot than to wear any kind of footwear. So this is something completely different from treadmill - ...
2
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1answer
82 views

Maximum match point saved in a tennis match?

What is the record of saved match points in a ATP/WTA tennis match? And what about limited at grand slam matches? I mean that player who saved match points finally wins the game
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runner in scoring position batting average

Is "runner in scoring position" batting average a meaningful statistic? I am simply a casual fan, but here is my logic. Either one of these universes is reality: 1) when there are runners in ...
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2answers
28 views

Why might a batter wear a leg brace?

Watching an MLB Gameday live lookin today (7/6, NYM@CIN), I noticed Brayan Pena of the Reds batting with a leg brace. He singled, and removed the brace at first brace? Why might someone do this?
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Tennis: Why does the winner only hit three balls into the audience instead of four?

Why does a tennis match winner hit only three balls into the audience in the US open?
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42 views

Who serves when in ping-pong?

I have never understood who serves first, and when it switches, in ping-pong (table tennis). Could anyone explain it?
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1answer
25 views

8-ball call shot rules when more than one ball is scored

If a player intends to score more than one ball in a single shot does he/she need to call all the balls he/she wants to score or just one of them? I.e. I want to score ball 1 and 2 on a single shot, ...
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2answers
73 views

why are quarterback more prone to injury?

Quarterbacks are generally considered fragile and prone to injury. Of course some of this is related to the vulnerability related to getting blindsided while they are throwing the ball. However, ...
2
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3answers
42 views

What are the dynamics of trading one veteran for several prospects?

This question can be answered for any sport, but the one I understand best is baseball. The Phillies' GM Reuben Amaro made a statement that prospects were overvalued in the marketplace, which is to ...
2
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1answer
77 views

How often has an unseeded woman player gotten to/won the Finals in a Grand Slam tournament?

If unseeded Shuai Peng manages to beat Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open (unlikely in my opinion), she will face either Serena Williams or Ekaterina Makarova in the finals. And if ...
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1answer
65 views

How can I recognize what formation a soccer/association football team is in?

When watching soccer on TV I often hear the commentators say stuff like, "They've come out in a 3-5-2, not their usual 4-4-2 in the hopes of ..." or "they've got so-and-so acting as 'false 9' today." ...
2
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1answer
40 views

In tennis, is there any advantage to decline the opening serve?

In football, the winner of the coin toss can elect to "receive" or "defer." The advantage of "deferring" is that you get to receive after halftime, meaning that teams will often elect this option. In ...
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Cardio in swimming : long distances or interval training? [migrated]

I'm practicing a martial art and I'd like to work on my cardio. To do that most people run, but I've had knee problems so I'd rather pick up swimming instead (I also enjoy it more to be honest...). ...
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1answer
21 views

What are the benefits of a golf club fitting?

I am looking for a set of new golf clubs and get them fitted to me. I am looking at the TaylorMade Burner Plus iron set, with a steel, stiff-flexed shaft (my driver swing speed averages 115 mph and ...
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2answers
53 views

If the bat slips from the batsman's hand while he/she is outside the crease then is the batsman out?

Let's suppose a batsman comes out of the crease and tries to hit the ball and loses grip on the bat and the bat flies and the batsman is outside the crease? Is this out? If yes, who gets the wicket? ...
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1answer
38 views

How far apart are the bases in non-major league games?

I was recently at a single-A baseball game, and I'm not a great judge of distance, but I wasn't sure that the bases were a whole 90 feet apart. How far apart are the bases in the minor leagues, and ...
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1answer
27 views

Is it a good technique or a bad technique to shuffle while batting?

I want to know from coaching perspective - Is it good to shuffle after the ball lands on the pitch? For right hand batsman - it's moving the right leg to reach the ball and for left handers it's left ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Why are “walkovers” allowed in tennis tournaments?

Stan Wawrinka got a "walkover" in the third round of the U.S. open when his opponent had to withdraw from the match. We're not talking about a situation where a player was, say, injured mid-match, ...
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29 views

Athletes info during the competitions

How can a journalist find so many info and statistics about athletes during the competitions like tennis/athletics/swimming/olympic games? I think journalist can access to a database, and I would ...
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1answer
25 views

Is it worth fighting to hold serve in a losing set?

Suppose you're down a couple break points in a set, so you have no reasonable chance of winning it. You are serving in what would be the sixth (and set) game for your opponent. If you win the game, ...
3
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1answer
28 views

Are different skill sets required to excel at doubles, rather than singles tennis?

For example, America's Bryan Brothers excel at doubles tennis. Yet neither of them are recognized singles champions. Do they communicate/co-ordinate better than other doubles pairs? Are there other ...
3
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1answer
37 views

In tennis, how much is the server's advantage diminished if the game goes to “deuce?”

In tennis, the person with the serve has a clear advantage. This is is certainly true at love-love, where four points are needed to win a game. A server who lets the game go to "deuce" has squandered ...
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2answers
54 views

Why is a 4-2-5 defense named as such?

I was watching a Bleacher Report video. In the video breaking down the TAMU-SC opener game, the narrator said, "Thanks to the abundance of linebacking talent, [SC] are looking to move to more of a ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Finished first Marathon training. Now what?

This weekend I'll be running my first marathon. So, what comes next? I know I shouldn't stop running (and don't want to). I followed a very detailed training plan, but haven't found a post-race plan. ...
1
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1answer
36 views

Dodgeball: How to throw a ball efficiently?

I am going to teach dodgeball to some children. How to throw a ball efficiently? What you have to pay attention to and what are common mistakes?
2
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2answers
48 views

Baseball runner called out but still runs like he was safe drawing a throw allowing another runner to advance

Here is the situation. Runners at first and second nobody out. Grounder to second throws out the runner going to second. Called out clearly by the umpire. The relay to first for the double play is ...
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1answer
90 views

How to draw a fixture of knockout tournament for 21 teams using quarter method

While giving byes on 4 quarter based knockout basis tournament for 21 teams, 1 quarter will have 3 byes but with that there is difficulty having proper pairing of the matches. So, How can I draw a ...
3
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2answers
83 views

New Table Tennis ball rules for ITTF

I was reading on reddit that there's a new ball being used for table tennis. Is this true? Are there new rules in place regarding a new ball? If so what caused the change to of rules?

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