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After signing a player, how soon can he play for his new team?

In football, how soon after signing a player may he play for his new squad? Liverpool are in the middle of signing Mario Balotelli from Milan in the Italian Serie A. It is reported, that if the deal ...
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1answer
12 views

Longboard wheel help

I just ordered my first longboard and was just wondering if I can put these wheels on these trucks and if you know how to do it that would be very helpful too, thanks! ...
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25 views

Does tying up a glove help break it in?

My brother decided that in order to help break in his baseball glove, he would put a ball inside and tie the glove closed. Does this actually do anything? (Note: An experiment with this isn't really ...
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1answer
13 views

How does NBA players' salary increase during the playoffs?

In a sports column I was reading, the writer mentioned something about "win shares", that existed to provide a financial incentive to win games during the playoffs, especially since otherwise players ...
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1answer
39 views

What makes financial fair play fair?

My understanding of the financial fair play rule from UEFA is that clubs can't spend more money then they take in from ticket sales, sponsorships, media deals, etc. The goal being to prevent a super ...
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1answer
14 views

How difficult are world cup bouldering problems?

Recently I watched a video summary of the boulder world cup in Munich. Indoors and outdoors each boulder problem is classified with a certain difficulty e.g. in the Hueco or in the Fontainbleau scale ...
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1answer
27 views

Is an NBA team ever allowed to pay an injured player less than his contract

I was wondering about this after some of the recent high-profile injuries, such as Paul George, and before that Derrick Rose. The reason is obvious, a team doesn't want to be paying a player millions ...
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32 views

How does the Financial Fair Play rule work

When it comes to the transfer window, what is the Financial fair play rule? How does it impact the spending limit for the clubs?
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30 views

Why is it called a “payoff pitch”?

A pitch on a full count (3-2) is also known as a "payoff pitch". I assume it's because the at-bat usually ends there (pays off), but it seems to preclude a foul ball. In fact, i just heard "the ...
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0answers
21 views

Where to find hits against stats NHL [on hold]

Many websites compile NHL hits for data but I have yet to find one that compiles both hits for and hits against stats. Any suggestions?
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Does a run score if the batter is tagged for the 3rd out before he reaches first?

There is a runner on third with two out. Batter hits a slow roller to first base. First baseman charges and picks up the ball. Runner from third crosses home. First baseman tags the runner running ...
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0answers
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Rock climbing: Where does the route setter know from which movements capabilities and skills are assigned to each grade? [migrated]

Rock climbing and bouldering tours are classified e.g. Sierra from 5.2 to 5.15c or Fontainbleau 2 to 8c+. As you advance in your climbing experience you achieve higher grades and learn new ...
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0answers
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Defense against an isolation play

I'm a geezer now, but when I played competitive ultimate, a specific type of isolation play was very popular. Near the end zone, the handler would call out "Iso bob" (or whatever they wanted to ...
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1answer
37 views

Blocking three pointers in basketball

In basketball, why don't players block three pointers by putting their hand above the hoop and pushing it away? Many players are close to 7 feet and can easily reach the hoop, so why doesn't a player ...
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2answers
36 views

Who would hear a protest in an Inter-league game?

In a game between the Chicago White Sox and the San Francisco Giants on 8/13/2014, the White Sox manager was ejected for arguing the application of the newly-clarified rule that a catcher may not ...
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1answer
23 views

How to design swim practices for long distance swimming

I've decided to swim a 2.5km race a year from now. For the last two years I have swum 3km daily, but at a uniform, comfortable pace which I believe is not optimal for boosting competitive performance. ...
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1answer
345 views

What does “bagel girl” mean in tennis?

I encountered term bagel girl in connection with a tennis player. I understood approximately the meaning of this term from the context, but could some clarify it in more detail? Is there also male ...
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What is the destination of the used tennis balls from tournaments?

During the tennis tournaments, every 7 games the balls are changed. What is the destination of those used balls? I think there were a lot of balls every tournaments of that
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1answer
16 views

Cleaning table tennis rubbers

Just bought a new table tennis paddle. I've bought a new cleaner. I forgot to purchase one of those sponges. Is there any problem with using a plain microfiber cloth to clean my table tennis paddle ...
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1answer
36 views

How would you score a hidden ball trick?

If the defense runs a hidden ball trick on a base runner and gets him out, how would it be officially scored? How about a scenario: The defense meets on the mound where the second baseman is given ...
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1answer
47 views

Why are runouts not recorded in cricket?

In international cricket, the number of catches taken by a player is recorded, but not the number of runouts effected by a player, even though effecting a runout is as important as taking a catch. Is ...
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1answer
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Shooting Compound bow on a Crossbow Range?

The archery range near my place has two areas. One for Compound/Traditional bows and one for compound bows. The crossbow range has a tower for practicing shooting from elevation. When it's empty and ...
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1answer
55 views

Maximum runs scored in an inning by a batsman

What are the maximum runs scored in an inning of 50 overs by 1 batsman?
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15 views

Who has the most MotoGP race starts without a win?

Collin Edwards? Albeit he has a couple of World Superbike Championships in hand, and I believe still holds the record for most points scored in a season – no mean feat with the likes of Carl Fogarty ...
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1answer
67 views

What is the longest professional championship drought ever? [closed]

Is there a professional sports franchise in the history of the world that has gone longer without a championship than the Chicago Cubs (105 years and counting)?
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2answers
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Pitcher responsible for scored runs

Which pitcher is responsible for the players left on base when the original pitcher leaves the game? For example, Pitcher A, is pulled out of the game with 2 men left on base. A reliever - Pitcher B ...
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2answers
84 views

Can a baseball player stop at a base after a home run?

Suppose a player needs a triple to complete the cycle. In the ninth innings, the player hits a solo home run. Suppose that the game is a blowout, has no postseason implications, and so on such that ...
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0answers
14 views

Can a let become a stroke after a 360° turn?

It is well known that if a player turns 360 degrees to hit the ball at the back wall then they may call a let for safety reasons, or play on and risk a stroke against them if they hit the opponent. ...
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0answers
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Improve running style [migrated]

Recently I started running (never ran before for longer than 1 or 2 kilometers, or maybe just few times). After 2 weeks of 3x5 Km plus last time 8 km my right knee started hurting so I stopped. The ...
1
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1answer
36 views

How do companies get their logos on racing cars?

Do the companies provide parts for free (or with heavy discounts) in exchange for having their logo on the car? Or do they pay to have their logo on the car, and if so, can a car use Pirelli tyres ...
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3answers
98 views

Is a base runner automatically out if they stop advancing when forced to their next base?

Here's a situation that came up during a back lot league softball game a few weeks ago. (Note: While our league has some of its own rules we try to defer to MLB rules in all causes that aren't ...
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2answers
76 views

Why there is a match for third place in football but not in cricket? [closed]

Why there is a match to decide third place between the losing semi-finalists in football, but not in cricket?
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1answer
81 views

Two point conversion from 15 yard line?

During preseason, the NFL are trialling having extra points snapped from the 15 yard line. During the Giants-Bills preseason opener, all three extra points were successfully kicked. But what would ...
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0answers
58 views

Can you identify this New England Patriots player from the 2004 superbowl? [closed]

A friend of mine met him in LA, saw the Superbowl ring, and got a photo with him. She didn't get his name, though, but during their conversation she learned he played with the Patriots in the 2004 ...
3
votes
1answer
33 views

Am I hyperventilating during racing? Extreme feeling of being tired/out of breath during mountain bike races

I race mountain bikes and I have had a number of races where I have been completely out of breath and unable to go faster because I feel like I am at my limit. I am experienced and I am a good bike ...
3
votes
1answer
69 views

What are the rules around a tap-in in golf?

I notice golf players often miss a long putt by a small amount so that there's only a few inches remaining. In this situation they perform what I believe is called a "tap-in" and are allowed to take ...
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3answers
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What is “strong side” vs. “weak side” on defense in American football?

What is "strong side" vs. "weak side" on defense in American football? I'm trying to get a basic understanding of this terminology but am getting tripped up.
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2answers
39 views

How do (National League) managers decide when to “pinch hit” for their pitchers?

You're in the top of the seventh inning with a 1-1 tied score. Your starter has thrown about 80 pitches, meaning that he's good for at least one, maybe two, more innings. Your bullpen is tired, but is ...
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3answers
58 views

How to Calculate Batting Index and Bowling Index?

I was wishing to understand the formula to use to calculate the Batting Index and Bowling Index in Cricket. This is for limited overs cricket (50 overs) for my club players
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1answer
61 views

Have two teams ever played each other twice in the same world cup?

In FIFA World Cup 2014, if the United States and Germany had both advanced to the final, then they would have played each other twice. Of course, this didn't happen. But has it ever happened, that in ...
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2answers
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How does arbitration work in baseball?

First, my understanding is that they use professional labor arbitrators, not people with a strong specific knowledge of baseball. So "old" metrics, hits, runs, RBIs and ERAs count for more than on ...
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1answer
31 views

Is there a website where one can watch past f1 races? [closed]

Is there a website, like an archive where one can watch past f1 races? for instance monaco grand prix 2004?
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2answers
46 views

Can you play baseball more or less defensively?

In football (and I'm sure many other sports) if you're a goal down, you can push up with more attackers, and put more pressure on the opponent to try and get a goal back. If you're leading by a goal ...
2
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1answer
56 views

How can a top seed in a tennis tournament be a qualifier

I have noticed in this tournament (it is ITF Futures level) that the player, who is No. 1 seed in the main draw, also played qualification. (It shows that he was given wild card for qualifying.) How ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Has a pitcher ever struck out nine consecutive batters in MLB?

Has any pitcher in a competitive Major League Baseball game ever struck out nine consecutive batters (in other words, the whole side)? Has anyone ever done this from first pitch, striking out the ...
2
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1answer
56 views

How can I give advantage playing padel and have a fair game?

A friend and me have started to play padel. The problem is that we have different level and physical condition (without being any of us an expert), and due this the games can be quite boring. How ...
0
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1answer
61 views

Undocumented Tennis Shots

I referred Tennis shots but didn’t see about looper and short angles. These two shots are helping a beginner like me to win some games. So, what are such gems like shots that are not documented in ...
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1answer
87 views

How does Champions League work? [closed]

Thanks to an answer to a previous question, I now have a better understanding of the BPL. But now I am trying to figure out the Champions League. What is the criteria for getting into it? How is the ...
4
votes
1answer
36 views

Are there standards for the quality of an Ultimate Frisbee game disc?

Frisbees which were used on the beach or pavement have torn up rims. Frisbees which were used to play fetch have teeth marks and little dents in them. Frisbees which were stepped on get bent, and if ...
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1answer
49 views

Is Tom Glavine the only hockey player who was drafted by the NHL, but went on to play another professional sport?

At his MLB Hall of Fame induction, Tom Glavine noted that he was also drafted to play hockey by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings (1984 draft, 4th round), ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Brett Hull (6th ...

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