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Why is the west conference usually better than the east in the NBA?

In the NBA, the west is usually the stronger conference. This is usually evident in playoffs and in the all-star games. Why is this so, is it because the teams in the west can afford to pay more or ...
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Will a lateral followed by a forward pass be ruled illegal in future?

In the 2015 AFC divisional round game between the Patriots and the Raven, Tom Brady threw a lateral pass to receiver Julian Edelman; Edelman then threw a 51 yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola. Will ...
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Is there any difference between badminton and squash shoes?

As in title. I'm asking because I didn't find any answer on the Internet, even on the sides dedicated to these sports.
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who run out when both out of crease [duplicate]

Suppose A play a shot in the ground .he go for single.both batsman go for run but A go back to his end at the time B also reached to A's crease but A out of crease but he running side of his crease
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Skills and tennis surface?

How can a tennis player use his skills in his favor on the different surfaces of play? I mean Is a powerful player favourite on grass/hard/clay ? Is a technical player favourite on grass/hard/clay ...
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FIFA World Cup winners not qualifying automatically anymore for next edition

It used to be the case that the winner of the World Cup qualified automatically for the final stage of the following edition, but that's not the case anymore. France was the last team that this rule ...
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What plastic shuttlecocks produced by Yonex, Babolat and Wilson are best for training?

Target group are beginners. Target group are regular amateur players.
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Why doesn't a domestic League-Cup double entail an automatic Supercup championship?

The Supercup rules in England, Spain, Italy, Germany, etc, go along the following lines. The Supercup is contested between the League champion and the Cup champion; if the same club wins both the ...
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Why are pace-setters allowed to go ahead with the race?

Pace-setters: Pacemakers may be used to avoid the tactics of deception that are possible in competition by those who, for example, race away from the start line (and are likely to subsequently ...
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Has anyone won an olympic gold without setting the fast time in the competition?

Has anyone won an olympic gold medal without also setting the fast time in the competition? For example someone else might have set the fastest time in the heats, but lost or been disqualified in the ...
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Why doesn't the MLB implement a salary cap?

I was reading an article in FiveThirtyEight a few months back which described the NBA as one of the most lopsided leagues in North America. By that it meant that the same teams tended to be ...
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What is the average Left Field vs. Right Field fence distance in MLB?

All 30 parks. Make assumptions. I'm thinking if the Right Field value is quite a bit lower, THAT is the reason why left handed hitters “hit better” with low and inside pitches – something announcers ...
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Is this Ball or Balk?

If a pitcher is in the wind-up and the ball falls forward out of his hand towards home plate during the pitch is it a ball? or a balk?
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What's the chance of 6 swings and misses in a row using only your SO pitch?

I was watching a Masahiro Tanaka game last year and he got out of a men on 2nd and 3rd with no outs jam by striking out the first two batters. He just kept throwing his "out pitch" and they just kept ...
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Run Out:which batsman is run out [duplicate]

While running a single run in cricket, If the non striker does not leave the crease and the striker reaches the other end and a fielder hits the non striker stumps, Is anyone out?
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Which out would not count here?

Imagine that with one out and all bases loaded, the batter hits a fly ball that is caught out by the left outfielder. However, due to negligence, only the runner on second base remembers to tag up. ...
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What is the oldest professional sports team in North America?

Is there a team out there still in existence (that paid its players as professionals) before the Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Red_Stockings (I suppose ...
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Which came first: Boston Bruins, or UCLA Bruins?

The name, "Bruin". And is it reasonable to assume the first had some influence on the naming of the second? (Or is there a Bruin sports team that predates both?)
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What is this piece of archery equipment for?

An inexpensive (Barnett Sportflight) archery set I bought includes this little piece, about 1.5 inches long. Can anybody tell me what it is for?
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Which edition of rankings is used for which purpose on Grand Slam tournaments?

Rankings are used for several purposes: Players in entry list for main draw and for qualification are ordered based on ranking. In entry list a cut-off is made to decide which players go directly ...
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What is this (basketball) statistic called?

Personally, I am interested in a player's personal contribution to the game. Therefore, I want to compare the team's performance when he is on the field versus when he is not on the field. I believe ...
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1answer
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it is required to add an overgrip on a Fischer sorb tack

Recently, I have bought a Fischer racket ( it doesn't matter which type ). It has a very nice sorb tack ( like a grip ), very firm, really nice to be touch. I was wondering if it is necessary to buy ...
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Is there a [possible] scenario in which the first run counts but the next one does not?

While brushing up on "third out, run counts" rules and "fourth outs" the following came to my mind: With 1 out could a scenario arise where one runner comes in, run counts, and second runner comes ...
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Who are the currently top 10 most popular athletes in the World ( in 2015 )? [closed]

I would like to bring out my answer and would like to know yours as well 1. Christiano Ronaldo 2. Usain Bolt 3. Roger Federer 4. Tiger Woods 5. Lionel Messi 6. Manny Pacquiao 7. Li Na 8. Virat ...
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Which sport has the most players?

Which widely-played sport has the most active players globally? By widely-played, I mean played in at least ten countries. By players, I mean both professional and amateur players who play in an ...
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What is the name and origin of this golf format?

All players of a foursome tee-off. All four players hit their second shot from the location of the best drive. The group continues playing from the location of whoever has the best shot. However, at ...
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Can a batsman use elbow to stop the ball

Recently a strange situation happened in one of our cricket matches. Just wondering if you can help me in understanding the rule. The batsman willfully extended his hand towards the ball while facing ...
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Badminton, double hit by one player, new rules?

What are the roles for this action in practical meaning?
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Rules to determine “unforced errors” and “winners” in tennis? [duplicate]

Is there any rule to understand when a shot is an "unforced error" or a "winner" in a objective meaning?
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Does any rule require MLB teams to announce probable pitchers?

In Major League Baseball, a few days before each game, each team typically announces a "probable" starting pitcher. Is there a rule requiring them to do so, or is it simply a matter of tradition or ...
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1answer
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Yonex Mavis 350, 370 and 2000 plastic shuttlecocks, main differences?

As in Title and: Every type has nylon in two colours: white and yellow, what is the purpose of this? It says that Mavis 2000 series have the closest resemblance to feathers, but which type to which ...
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1answer
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Hit wicket or not?

A batsman while facing a spin bowler is coming down the track, misses the ball and tries to make it back to the crease. The wicket-keeper fumbles and hence delays stumping the batsman. Meanwhile, the ...
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1answer
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Little League pitching rule clarification please

We are a Minor's Division team (9 & 10 year olds). I wanted to rotate between my two pitchers by inning. I pitched my first kid for an inning, switched kids and pitched the second one for an ...
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1answer
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Has a “lucky loser” ever won an ATP or WTA tournament?

This question made me wonder if a "lucky loser" has ever won a big tournament (ATP, WTA etc.)? If it has happened, is there some kind of overview of all the players that did so?
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How is lucky loser decided in WTA tournaments?

Lucky loser used to be chosen as the highest ranked players among unsuccessful finalist of qualifying competition. Not so long ago ATP changed this rule in such way that lucky loser is chosen randomly ...
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Runner on base touches a baseball: is that categorically “interference”?

A guy steels second and slides perfectly such that his momentum takes him back upright standing calmly on second base. The throw was a bit of a bobble and the second baseman is fumbling around on the ...
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What age is better to start cycling? [closed]

I am 19 and I really really love Cycling. But unfortunatly I don't have money to buy a good bicycle now, but I am going to gym everyday (about one month). and I was a boxer when I was about 13. I mean ...
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1answer
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Do football teams have to do their best to win?

Consider this scenario: The top two teams in Premier League are playing their last match of the season, and either team can win the league if they win their match and the other team dont. Do their ...
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Why is a baseball runner “out” when you hit him with the throw to first?

A few games ago Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers scooped up a bunt down the first base line and pegged the runner square in the back who was just running straight down the baseline like anyone would. ...
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1answer
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Why are Formula 1 tracks usually oriented clockwise?

In other sports, for example track and field athletics, the track is always oriented counter-clockwise. Why aren't Formula 1 tracks oriented similarly? (Maybe it's just me, but I find it much more ...
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In table tennis what is the largest ITTF tournament event of the year?

Just started watching more table tennis with the use of ITTV. In sports, there are many competitions that muster the best athletes in the world: world series, superbowl, the olympics, tour de france, ...
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1answer
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Scoring runs when a no ball is caught

When a ball is batted in the air and then caught, but it was called a no ball (so they can't be dismissed caught), will the batting team score any regular runs of the ball they completed (and can they ...
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How do you send a veteran to a minor team without “optioning” him?

Some baseball players will spend time between the minor and major leagues before getting firmly established in the major leagues. In the process of "shuttling" back and forth, the player can be sent ...
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1answer
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Going back to track and field

I trained track and field when I was 13, but stopped at 15 due to excessive obligations. However, in the meantime I started karate, and it's really going well, but now I'm considering returning to ...
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1answer
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How were the parameters for a “quality” start defined?

A "quality start" for a pitcher in baseball is defined as giving up no more than three runs in six or more innings of work. For frames of reference, a starter needs to complete at least five full ...
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How exactly did Carvajal not get booked/sent off after causing a penalty?

Juventus-Real Madrid Champions League semi-final game is being played now and I am completely dumbfounded by how Carvajal managed to get away without seeing a card in connection with the penalty ...
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How to land “Late” tricks?

I have recently been trying to land "Late Shuvs" and "Late Kickflips". Now to achieve these tricks you need to have ollied befor you initiate the trick. I get the Ollie fine for the Shuv and kicking ...
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1answer
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Who gets the match ball if 2 or more players score hat-tricks in football?

In football, if a player scores a hat-trick, he usually takes the match ball with him as a souvenir. But if 2 or more players score a hat-trick, then who gets to take the match ball with him?
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Does anyone else modify their golf grip on a per shot basis?

I've found myself modifying my thumb position of my left hand (I swing right) to achieve a fade or a draw. I think this technically creates a slightly stronger / weaker grip. If I put my thumb on the ...
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Should a manager be questioned for leaving in a right handed pitcher in the following situation?

The conventional wisdom is that right- and left- handed pitchers pitch "better" (low ERA) to batters of the same "handedness," (because pitcher prefer to pitch "inside.") The game (Pittsburgh vs. St. ...

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