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How essential is a purpose built Triathalon bike?

I am a experienced marathon runner who is looking to get into Triathlons (long course and half -- ~50 mile bike), hoping to work up to an Ironman. I have an older, but working, road bike that gets ...
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1answer
313 views

Has a swimmer ever been disqualified for an illegal stroke at a top-level championship?

Is it ever happened that a swimmer was disqualified during a top-level competition (for example, the Olympics or World Championships) for a bad or incorrect stroke?
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working out frequency and rythm [migrated]

i'm trying to do some work out to gain mass and muscles. and i'm wondering in order to develop muscles and gain weight : - is it better to do full body work out day after day or do specific trainings ...
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2answers
33 views

Is English the official language for international sport events?

There are specific languages official for every sports (i.e. soccer/cricketboxing) / sport events (olympics/world events/continental events)? I think the mostly used is English, but what about for ...
3
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2answers
49 views

Suspension of Substitution rule in football match

I was watching the MLS All-Star vs. Tottenham match and noticed that there were substitutions made for more than 3 players during the game. Is this standard for exhibition games, All Star games etc?
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Going to face top10 in my country, need help! [on hold]

Tennis Hello there, I am about 16, and I am willing to enter a tournament and win it, I really believe I can do that and if I will I want to enter further tours and pracipicate and win else's too. ...
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15 views

Diving after having a doctor disperse my ears? [on hold]

Currently I'm on holiday in Croatia, visiting some islands. Three days ago I have dived for the first time and some water got in my ear. No matter what I tried, it didn't come out, even when using a ...
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24 views

Adolescent basketball strength training

I am a 13-year-old boy who would like to improve his basketball performance using strength training. I am 5' 5" and 110 lbs. What are some exercises or workouts I can do safely to improve my biceps, ...
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1answer
6 views

Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing Shoes

I am looking at getting some shoes to start rock climbing, and I had a few questions about the shoes. I currently rent shoes, and use an indoor climbing wall, but I have a lot of friends that like to ...
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0answers
21 views

run-ascent,boundaries [on hold]

I have question. I found for my training diary, that we have 4 types of terrain: flat slightly undulating terrain undulating terrain hills I'd like to know where the boundaries between them. For ...
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3answers
129 views

Term or Stat for when a baseball pitcher is responsible for the team's win, both offensively and defensively?

Is there a term or a recorded statistic for when a baseball pitcher is responsible for winning the game both defensively and offensively? i.e... 1. The pitcher batted and had an RBI/Run, which ...
3
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1answer
51 views

Why is there no American team in Formula One?

As far as I remember, even since the 90s, mostly European teams were racing in F1. Is there any specific reason? Or is it just that Americans do not care about F1 because they have IndyCar, drag ...
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2answers
917 views

The longest Olympic winning streak for a nation

Asking this question I was thinking about the longest gold medal streak for a nation in a speciality. So it mean both summer and winter Olympic games and also for team or individual speciality. For ...
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0answers
60 views

Hearing music while swimming: waterproof mp3 player vs other solutions

I would like to be able to hear music while swimming in both a private swimming pool and a public swimming bath. As of now I only see two possibilities Buy a waterproof mp3 player with waterproof ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Safety comparison, downhill mountain bike vs. downhill ski

My twelve-year-old recently tried downhill mountain biking when we were in Lake Placid. He found it thrilling and would like to continue with this new sport now that we are back home. I am hesitant ...
1
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1answer
76 views

The longest Olympic winning streak?

Which was the longest winning streak in Olympics in the same specialty?
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1answer
49 views

Can a penalty kick be passed to a second player? [duplicate]

Is it possible for the penalty to be played by two players as a passed ball? Means the first player can pass the ball to the second player who will kick the ball in the goal.
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59 views

Is there any difference between racing driver and formula 1 driver? [closed]

I want to know if is there any difference between a racing car driver and a formula one driver? Have a look at the 2 images I have attached, both from Google. Against the name of Massa there is ...
2
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1answer
33 views

NCAA Football 1 Point [duplicate]

I heard that is possible to get 1 point in an NCAA football game. Can someone explain how that is possible? I believe it is called the "One Point Safety".
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1answer
30 views

Relief/Closing pitcher statistics

I was wondering about some of the stats that you regularly see in baseball, and what criteria must be met to achieve such a stat, primarily with the relief and closing pitchers. I understand that a ...
2
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1answer
62 views

Which riders in the 2015 Tour de France have proven doping history?

How many, and who, of the 198 riders to start the Tour de France in 2015 have a proven history of doping? I.e. they have been charged and found guilty by WADA/UCI at some point in the past, or have ...
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2answers
36 views

How do College Drafts work?

I am not American and this is something I do not understand about sports here in the US, so please bear with me. I know in the US, professional sports teams can't be "relegated" to a "second ...
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2answers
148 views

In Soccer, can it be a foul even if the player gets to the ball first?

There is a lot of confusion surrounding this topic, both from media and from fans. For example, in the 2014 World Cup, Gonzalo Higuain was hit pretty hard by Manuel Neuer (with his knee), but no ...
3
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2answers
47 views

Is betting on oneself to win or lose legal?

Is it legal for a player to bet on himself or on his team to win? to lose? For example, could a player from Chelsea FC bet that his team will win the Champions League next year? Or could Cristiano ...
3
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2answers
53 views

What is the fastest pitch ever recorded in MLB?

I am seeing online that there are a lot of people who state Aroldis Chapman is the hardest throwing pitcher, and I am also seeing a lot of people who state that Nolan Ryan holds that record. Both with ...
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0answers
15 views

Food a vegan should eat after weight lifting that is intended to build mass muscle? [migrated]

What food should I eat? I am assuming the aim is to eat food that has protien in it.. And the aim is to have the protien being absorbed fast. Should I use a food supplement? such as a powder?
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1answer
33 views

Wind delay at the British Open

Currently, the British Open is in the midst of a Wind Delay. Why is wind a reason enough to cause a delay at any golf course? Wind is not a dangerous condition like lightning. Heavy rain, I could ...
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3answers
47 views

Learning to keep the wrist locked while learning forehand in tennis

I used to play table tennis and badminton before i wanted to learn tennis. TT and Badminton don't require the wrist to be locked in all strokes. However, in Tennis, the wrist needs to be perfectly ...
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0answers
19 views

How to calculate the far and near price of betfair?

The documentation on Betfair for calculating near and far prices is quite brief. Could anyone here provide me with a worked example of how to calculate the far and near price for this data from ...
3
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2answers
89 views

Is this goal allowed on steal from keeper?

Scenario: A football keeper throws the ball in the air to kick it out, but the other team's striker kicks it away before the keeper can make contact. The striker scores on the play. Should the goal be ...
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1answer
37 views

Is it possible for the libero to score points in volleyball?

Is it possible for a libero to score points during a volleyball match? The libero cannot hit the ball, but he can set and receive, so is it possible that the ball passes over the net and falls in the ...
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0answers
54 views

Aroldis Chapman's Speed

I know that he has the record for the fastest pitch ever, but there is an hilarious stat that I found (but now cannot find again) once showing the 20 or so fastest pitches since 2000. I think Chapman ...
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0answers
44 views

Signing a player before trading him [duplicate]

Imagine the following completely hypothetical scenario: I have Chris Davis on my team (I am Dan Duquette). I know that Chris will be a free agent next year, and I want to keep him. I sign him to a ...
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0answers
25 views

How can I fix my basketball valve that has fallen into the ball?

I was attempting to pump my basketball yesterday with a pumping needle and a wrong sort of pump. Half way I noticed the valve went inwards. Trying to use the needle to pull it back, it fell into the ...
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1answer
37 views

What is the difference between the ATP and the ITF?

What is the difference between the ATP world tour, and the ITF (international tennis federation)? What is the difference between the rankings of the ATP and the rankings of the ITF?
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1answer
42 views

Has a pitcher ever homered in an All-Star game?

With runs at a premium at times in All-Star games, and I know DH's are used in some games, has a pitcher ever homered in an All-Star game?
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2answers
487 views

How is the maximum time to finish determined for a cycling stage?

In Giro d'Italia and other stage races such as the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, there is a maximum time to arrive at the end of the stage after which racers are disqualified. How this maximum ...
4
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1answer
315 views

How many times have the Stanley Cup Finals featured two Canadian teams?

How many times have the Stanley Cup Finals been played between two Canadian hockey teams?
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31 views

How to break in a pitchers glove?

When I look at mlb pitchers their gloves seem to have a specific breakpoint compared to infielders/outfielders. Any ideas on their breakpoints?
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2answers
249 views

What happens with a team time trial when a team does not have enough riders?

In the 2015 Tour the France, the Orica-GreenEDGE team lost three riders in the first few stages. The team time trial only starts on the second Sunday, and as far as I know, the time of the fifth rider ...
2
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1answer
668 views

Why are the Celtics renouncing long-retired players?

I don't understand what this all means. Yesterday night Eric Pincus tweeted this out: The Boston Celtics have renounced the rights to Shaquille O'Neal @BBallInsiders also Stephon Marbury, ...
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32 views

Table Tennis Double 'Let' Rules [duplicate]

Imagine a table tennis board divided into the usual 4 rectangles. From top-left going clockwise we have A1, A2, B2 and B1 (in that order). B1, B2 and A1, A2 are on opposite sides of the net. In a ...
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61 views

What has historically been the effect of a long rain delay on a pitcher's arm?

By "long" delay, I mean an hour or more. On one hand, a pitcher that has pitched two or three innings, and is interrupted by rain gets a chance to rest. On the other hand, perhaps a pitcher has ...
4
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1answer
67 views

In what sense is the term “pigeon” used in tennis

I have encountered the word pigeon in connection with tennis players, for example, have a look here, here or here. It seems to be a slang term - at least I did not find it in any news article. From ...
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Is it possible for a runner to advance if the batter doesn't hit the ball?

Let's say the pitcher throws the ball but the batter does not hit it. Can someone at first,second or third proceed to the next base?
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Would it be feasible to have Camera on the bat and ball? [closed]

In current days, a camera is present everywhere - the stumps, boundary, umpire's hat etc. Would it be possible to have a camera on bat and ball as well? How would it disturb the aerodynamics of bat ...
2
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0answers
51 views

Why do some places have gravel baseball fields?

I was talking with some friends that said in Nova Scotia, gravel baseball infields were all they have every played on. I had never seen a gravel infield until I moved up here. Is there a specific ...
1
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1answer
65 views

LBW to a Spinners Full Toss

So, a spinner bowls a full toss. The batsman plays a shot, but misses it. The ball hits the batsman, on his crease and below shoulder height, so is definitely not a no-ball. It hits the batsman ...
1
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0answers
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Does the Daytona International Speedway have more crashes than other tracks?

I'm watching the coverage of the delayed Coke Zero 400 on NBC, and as I write this, the race is about to begin. The commentators seemed to suggest that drivers are much more likely to experience ...
3
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1answer
88 views

Basketball shooting percentages while practicing

What is a good percentage for making baskets when practicing/shooting around? I was told 2 things for shooting by 2 different ppl. One person said since no one is guarding me when ...

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