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Which non-players in the NFL are the highest paid apart from the GM and head coach?

One of the things I learned from Michael Lewis's The Blind Side is that how much various parties get paid is a good window into their perceived value by their franchises (in the case of The Blind Side ...
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42 views

What does the “bonus” tag over the score in NBA games means? [duplicate]

Sometimes, while watching a NBA game, I see a "bonus" tag text over the telecast scoreboard. What does it means? Which rule or set of rules influence this?
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Chance of Scoring a Free Kick

Free kicks are probably the hardest plays to score unless you have Messi or some other famous guy. The percentage/chance of scoring is quite unclear to me. It seems to change every single second. What ...
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What happens if the ball is hit onto the non-striker's wicket?

I am an American so please forgive me for being unfamiliar with the rules of cricket, but I like the game. What happens if the batsman strikes the ball straight back up the field and it takes down ...
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Do teams announce their exact formations before a match?

Before football matches they usually show the formations of both teams, including who plays where, on TV. As far as I am aware, according to the rules teams only have to provide the names and shirt ...
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30 views

What is the record for most turnovers by an NFL team that won the game?

In the 2014 NFC Championship game, the Seattle Seahawks committed 5 turnovers (4 interceptions and one fumble) and still won the game. What is the record for most turnovers by an NFL team in a ...
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Do I really need climbing shoes for indoor boulder climbing? [migrated]

Indoor boulder climbing is pretty safe and climbing shoes are quite expansive. Are they really a necessity? Wouldn't my running shoes do the job just as well? Or even socks? Or ballet shoes..?
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What does an NFL salary cap department do?

I sometimes hear about NFL GMs being "cap experts" rather than player-evaluators. And I just saw this headline: "John Idzik joining Jags as consultant". The article goes on to say, "Idzik, who was ...
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1answer
39 views

Lack of AR1 during post-game ceremonials in UEFA Champions League

I might just be crazy (If I am please let me know) but I have noticed in both of the UEFA Champions League games played today you see AR1 (It is an Assistant Referee so I am assuming that it is AR1 ...
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How can I find out the exact size snowboard I need? [on hold]

I am 6'1", weigh about 175 lbs., and wear an 11.5 to 12 (US?) shoe. I am looking to grow more, probably to 190 lbs. but not too much more height. I have been looking at boards but cannot pick one out ...
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1answer
37 views

UEFA Champions League Goal Line Officials

I am unsure if they are called the 5th and 6th officials, the goal line officials or something else but I am referring to the uniformed officials that stand on the goal line during the UEFA Champions ...
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1answer
47 views

Cross-country skiing world records

Are there any current world records for cross-country skiing? I am mainly interrested in distances like 10 or 15 kilometers, both men and women included. Neither Google nor Wikipedia are able to ...
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1answer
33 views

Do Hockey Players Use Pine Tar or Another Tacky Substance?

I have a background playing baseball, and pine tar is used all the time along with variations of tape to get a grip on the bat. I was at a Colorado Avalanche game and wondered if the players use pine ...
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Soccer: can a foul be overriden before it is taken?

Consider the following situation: a player for Team A is ruled offside (or, if you prefer, commits a foul on a Team B player). Before the ensuing indirect free kick can be taken, one of the players of ...
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54 views

MVP Candidate not on 1st Team

Has there ever been an MVP candidate that was not on the All NBA 1st team but listed on the 2nd/3rd team? I just want to know how realistically possible would it be to finish 2nd in MVP voting for the ...
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43 views

How many times has an NHL hat trick been scored with only 3 shots?

How many NHL players have (like Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon on 20th February 2015) have had only three shots in a game and scored a hat trick?
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112 views

Can a collegiate player reject a draft pick?

I'm asking this question because of my ignorance of the fine aspects of drafts. Suppose that I'm playing basketball in college (I don't know if the specific sport matters; let's stay with basketball) ...
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Scoring runs in a single ball

If a batsman hits a ball and the players keep running after 4 runs scored still the ball not reached the boundary. No over throw is considered. Whether all the runs will be included in batsman ...
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1answer
45 views

Do the official USAV rules for coed volleyball require a female touch?

Is there an official USAV rule that states that in coed, indoors, 6vs6 volleyball, at least one of the 3 touches allowed by a team has to be done by a girl? I am playing in a coed league and they ...
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29 views

What is the actual science behind the new-gen technologies namely Snicko & Hotspot?

Well, jus like any other Indian, I also happen to be a big cricket fan! Getting straight to the point here, I just want to know something in detail about the super cool technologies namely the 'Snicko ...
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27 views

artificial feather badminton shuttles

i recently came to know about the animal cruelty involved in the making of real goose feather shuttles in most cases. so i am confused about the shuttles i use to play in club, they dont look like ...
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1answer
83 views

Why didn't Michael Jordan appear in NBA Live 97?

I remember playing NBA Live 97. This was back when the Bulls were the team to beat. And every time I would go to the Bulls roster, every player was there except Michael Jordan. At the time, I was ...
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Is batsman allowed to “score” leg byes by kicking the ball while pretending to hit it with the bat?

If the ball strikes the striker's person, any runs scored are credited as leg bye extras provided that the striker was either attempting a shot or trying to avoid getting hurt. For balls whose ...
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Swimming: why can I not front crawl?

Periodically I get into fitness phase and sign up for a local swim and gym. Breaststroke - I can go on forever, and my backstroke is strong, I can even thrash my way to the other end doing butterfly. ...
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48 views

Why do some hockey players kneel as they take a shot?

I was watching the Rangers @ Islanders game just now, and McDonaugh scored a goal while down on one knee, a bit like . Here is video of the goal at NHL website and on youtube. I've seen lots of ...
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25 views

Is it legal to dribble the ball above your shoulder? [duplicate]

I am having confusion in whether you can dribble the ball above your shoulder or not.
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61 views

Free throw rules

Scenario: High School Girls basketball game. Foul happens, 10th foul for the team that fouled. Double bonus for other team. First shot is missed. Shooting team rebounds shoots and makes the basket. ...
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1answer
26 views

How do you create rotation in ice skating?

Skatingaheadofthecurve.com states It is especially important for skaters with competitive ambition to acquire good technique. Most skaters who have not made a sufficient adaptation to Free Skating ...
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1answer
106 views

What sports court is this, with a white circle inside a white square and 3-4 diagonal colored lines?

I saw this sports court the other day (at least I'm assuming it's not an alien landing site), and I can't figure out the rules for the game. I have no idea where I would even start looking. Below are ...
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1answer
28 views

How should I store my boa-closure snowboard boots?

I have a pair of dual-boa snowboard boots (K2 Maysis). I was not able to find any recommendations for how to store the boots - regarding the boa system. Should the boa lacing system be stored ...
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1answer
85 views

Is premier league tv rights money divided among all 20 teams equally?

Premier League just signed a massive 3 year GBP 5.136 billion deal. Does the amount divided among the 20 premier league clubs equally ? or the teams who finish higher in the table get more money than ...
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1answer
40 views

Has there ever been an NBA team with alternating starting units?

For instance, play group A, then play group B for second game in a back to back.
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87 views

What is a league duck?

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/10/liverpool-tottenham-hotspur-premier-league-match-report Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli breaks league duck to sink Tottenham Liverpool's Mario ...
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How to work out single leg ice skating?

Some people say "wiggle", some "weaving", anyway, it is about skating on just one skate. I saw some videos how it looks like but only one video how to actually learn that move -- pity the video is ...
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2answers
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Hit wicket and Run

Case 1) Batsman hits the ball, gets out hit wicket and ball crosses the boundary. Will the runs be considered or not? Case 2) Batsman did not hit the ball, gets out hit wicket and the ball crosses ...
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Where to watch Free Live Streaming of Cricket World Cup 2015? [closed]

The cricket worldcup 2015 is near. I searched for some free live streaming of the cricket world cup 2015 matches but most the web sites are either asking for subscription charges or are just spam. ...
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What are restrictions for junior tennis players on number of senior tournaments?

Recently in a discussion I have heard that young players can only enter a limited number of senior tournaments. The number depends on the age of the player. (This information was mentioned in an ...
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1answer
59 views

Do NFL or college football coaches make up plays during the game?

Some sports are sufficiently dynamic and with few enough players that coaches make up plays during the game. But American football seems sufficiently complicated I would imagine it's hard to do that ...
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Explanation of Controversial Offside and False9 [duplicate]

So many love football but all don't know the conventional offside I have referred so many website to find out the correct description but I can't find one. Offside Also explain about with proper ...
3
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1answer
40 views

What does defensive playcalling sound like for American football?

Whenever I hear audibles discussed, it's usually in the context of offense. But obviously defensive players must modify there formations with play calling schemes too. Can someone given an example ...
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1answer
85 views

Why do ice hockey teams usually replace their goalie after an empty net goal?

In ice hockey, when a team is losing by a goal in the last few minutes, the coach usually pulls the goalie and replaces them with another player, leaving the net empty, but this doesn't matter since ...
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1answer
60 views

Why would Belichick spilt Gronk out wide against the Seahawks?

Bill Barnwell writes about the 2014-15 Super Bowl, Gronkowski spent a surprising amount of time matched up early split out as the world’s biggest decoy against Richard Sherman, but as the game ...
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Got new ice skates and instantly got much worse. Why/what should I do next?

I recently replaced a pair of very old, used figure skates with some inexpensive Bauer hockey skates because I heard those were better and I had the opportunity to go out on a skating "ribbon" while ...
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Workout specifically for bowling?

I am an avid bowler, have been bowling in leagues and tournaments for years now. This year I feel like my strength hasn't been where it needs to be, and sometimes I lose momentum, and start throwing ...
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48 views

Normal Distribution and Sports

One core idea in sports analytics is to be skeptical of hot streaks as being evident of anything more than just something a normal distribution would account for. What I've never understood, is would ...
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How do college and NFL teams evaluate quarterbacks when scouting?

Both the Browns and the Bears have been through several quarterback "experiments" in recent years. For example, in the Bears case it was Jay Cutler and in the Browns case Johnny Manziel. To my ...
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2answers
86 views

Breathing issues in swimming

I am learning to swim, but my biggest problem is breathing; not only does my heart rate rise rapidly, but I get out of breath quickly. I have read that proper exhaling plays an important role, but how ...
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1answer
78 views

Ball hitting helmet - change of strike?

It's the last ball of the over. The ball hits the helmet kept behind the keeper. 5 runs will be awarded, but my question here is, will the same batsman face the first ball of the next over?

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