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Usage of unusual characters in sports shirts

Many languages make use of characters outside the standard English A-Z set, and these characters often make it into family names, e.g., Özil, Fàbregas, Čech, Szczęsny, and so forth. Surprisingly (to ...
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Player's name on uniform: when and why did it start?

Which competition (or team, if relevant) was the first to print each player's name on the uniform? Was there a specific reason given to do so? Both questions are independent of specific sports. The ...
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What do the referees check when controlling the shoes of football players?

I am currently watching the UEFA EURO 2016 matches and I saw the referees checking the shoes of the players. What are they looking for?
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Pool table sizes and minimum play area

I'm looking to install a pool table but I'm not sure if it is possible in the space I have. The area is 8.5' by 17'. Would this be enough room to play any sized table without play being hindered?
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Inline wheels wobble

I have been playing inline hockey for 15+ years but only recently made a switch from goalie to skater. I had not skated on a team since I was about 12 years old. I only play recreationally, so not ...
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Dry Suit Shorts: Do they exist?

Is it possible to purchase dry shorts/bottoms that keep the water out in a similar way that a dry suit does? Thank you!
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Does anyone glue a swim goggle gasket back in, and do so without causing eye irritation?

The gasket fell out amid beginning synchronized swimming practice; it was OK to use my back up pair, but I'd like to save bucks without destroying my vision. Any suggestions for a chemical or a ...
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Webbed gloves for spearfishing or snorkling will give me more speed?

I like to have more speed when swimming as I feel this is safer due to being able to escape dangerous situations. Would webbed gloves provide this in a spear fishing or snorkeling environment?
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What is the shield-like gear the umpires are wearing at the IPL?

The umpires in this(2016) IPL are wearing a shield like gear on their hands. What is it called? I have read from a couple of articles that it is for deflecting the ball, thus protecting themselves. ...
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Golf Glove Rules

Is it legal to wear a golf glove that has some of the "fingers" missing (cut off)? The idea for doing this comes from reading Hogan's book "Five Lessons". Hogan talks about the muscles that are ...
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Why are woodbats preferred to train with over aluminum bats?

Let me start this off by saying that I have played baseball my whole life, and actually played in college (not for a club team.. the actual team) and I can't think of why this method of training is ...
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How long should a medal ribbon be?

I made some custom medals for some friends, who are running a race soon. But I have doubts about how long I should make the ribbon. Too short and it will be like a necklace, too long and it will go ...
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Is there a regulation about the shape of the posts of a football goal?

I mostly saw posts of football goals with a circular bases, but sometimes I saw posts (and crossbars) with very square basis. | Is there a regulation about it? It seems to me that the poles with ...
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What material are professional football nets made from?

What material are English Premier League football nets made from? I'm doing some research and am keen to know and better still, who makes nets.
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Potential damage to boot studs

I recently purchased new football boots, ACE 16.3 Men's Firm Ground, and I want to test them about at a nearby pitch. The fastest (non-automobile) route to the pitch is a 12-minute walk along a ...
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When do teams wear their away jerseys at international level?

When will teams wear their away jerseys during the Euro Championships? Will France always wear their home jersey during the tournament? For commercial purposes will all teams not want to play a ...
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Are LED stumps allowed by the Laws of Cricket?

Cricket's Law 8.1 states Two sets of wickets shall be pitched opposite and parallel to each other at a distance of 22 yards/20.12 m between the centres of the two middle stumps. Each set shall ...
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What happens if a player loses a shoe during a football match?

Sometimes it happens that a football player loses the shoe during the match. Does he have to stop playing or he can continue to play assuming the risk of injury? Also, is it possible to score a goal ...
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What is the difference between trail running shoes and normal running shoes?

What is the difference between trail running shoes and normal running shoes? I want to know in terms of construction (heel to toe drop etc) of the shoe and the cushioning. Is the cushioning in trail ...
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How different are the Cycle-ball bikes from the normal bicycles?

I recently came across a video of a Cycle-Ball match. Upon observing closely, the cycles used in the game are very different from normal cycles and/or the racing cycles used in Olympics. The ...
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Why do batsmen usually ask a fielder to tie their shoelaces?

When a batsman's shoelaces come undone, he usually asks a fielder (or umpire) to tie them. Why do they do that instead of doing it by themselves? I would imagine it doesn't save any time. In fact, ...
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Is using a visor allowed in pop warner football?

I play pop warner football, and I want to get an iridium visor, am I allowed to wear it? I know that in some leagues tinted visors are not allowed but are what about in pop warner?
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How much can heat/weather affect a table tennis table?

I live in Southern California, where the heat can reach up to 100 degrees (F) easily in the summer. I only have room for a table in the garage, and am a little worried about how the heat might affect ...
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Reason behind curved hockey stick?

What is the reason behind curved hockey sticks? I would like to know about it's history, reason of curve, benefits and science. Thanks in advance.
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How much does a back protector/vest add in additional safety?

After seeing the news about a recent skiing accident in Germany (Two people collided with each other and afterwards with a snow cannon, both dead) I was wondering how much extra protection a back ...
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How to choose a backboard for a garden basketball court?

My friend and I are building our own garden basketball court. We also want to make it into a small squash court. The problem we are having is wether we should buy a standalone basketball stand or a ...
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Why is Tom Brady's helmet different?

The form of Tom Brady's helmet seems to be different than most players, even from his own team. His helmet have a somewhat old-fashioned look. Is there a known reason for this?
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Ski Length For jumping

I am wanting to get into riding the terrain park, and I was wondering what skis lengths are best for hitting jumps. I've already looked into what the pros and cons for long skis are for normal ...
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How tightly should new snowboard boots fit?

I recently bought my first pair of snowboard boots. They are Ride Riot snowboard boots, and I am not sure if I should take them back or not. I should probably mention that I have not yet worn them on ...
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benefits of a blade vs. mallet putter

What are the main differences between a blade vs. mallet putters?
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How to change cross country ski bindings

I bought used cross country skis that have SNS Pilot bindings on them, and I also bought NNN boots. What equipment do I need to swap the SNS bindings for NNN bindings? And how do I do it? I've ...
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How can I choose a type of golf ball to play with?

Personally, I order Titleist Pro V1s and V1xs from eBay. They are great golf balls, in my opinion, without the cost of buying them out-of-the-box (MSRP: $62 USD). I'm not an expert golfer, but I have ...
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What type of gas(if it is not air) is a soccer ball (football) filled with?

In any Fifa world cup or UEFA/Barclays premier league professional soccer match, what type of air a soccer ball filled with. Are there any regulation on type of air filled in a soccer ball ?
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Are the Yonex and Victor feathered shuttlecocks comparable? [closed]

The Yonex: AC TR AS 10 AS 20 AS 30 AS 40 AS 50 and Victor Pro Court Queen Special Maxima Service Champion Master ACE
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What is the best spot to strike a tennis ball?

As seen in the image below, there are several "sweet spots" on a tennis racket. Before seing this picture, I always strived to hit the ball in the center of the racket, which seem to feel the nicest, ...
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Second-hand alpine skiing equipment

I'm a beginner skier and I want to buy a complete second hand equipment. Could you please tell me what to look for when choosing such an equipment to be sure that I get a still usable one?
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I want to improve as an older skater- I've started with Penny boards - what is the next stage?

I've been learning how to skate around the back streets and on my brief commute to work over the past few months. I'm a 45yo 165cm 77kg man. I've been using a penny nickel and a penny 22 that I got ...
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What racquet is most similar to TT Warrior?

Unfortunately the great Prince Tripple Threat Warrior tennis racquet was discontinued in 2009, with no clear replacement. What tennis racquets available now on the market would be most similar in ...
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Why do runners wear helmets?

Why do they have to wear knee pads for that matter? I watched so many matches and I always wondered why the bye runners ever have to wear a helmet?
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Battlefield 4 support class

How would I recreate the U.S. support's gear in battlefield 4 in real life to use for airsoft?
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Are Major League Baseball players allowed to wear nonstandard hats in the dugout?

On Sept 30th, the Blue Jays clinched the divisional title in the first game of a double-header. There were many shots, in the last few minutes of the first game, of players in the dugout waiting to ...
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Approved soccer shoes

How do I know if the soccer shoes in a store are approved by USSF? The location of the lead cleat on the new styles of shoes appears dangerous.
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What is this piece of training equipment called?

What is this fake player cutout thing called? It appears to be mesh. It looks like it's used simply as a visual point-of-reference for certain drills. You can see it being used in this video.
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Swimming long distances self sufficient [closed]

I intend to swim long distances, over 5 km, in open waters. I won't do it in shark infested water or anything alike, but there are still a lot of dangers, like jellyfishes. I also want to do it self ...
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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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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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Why is racquet abuse banned in tennis?

I am wondering what is the reason a player is not allowed to damage their racquet on purpose, assuming they have another to play with. I can see why such behaviour would be discouraged, but why is ...
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Baseball Glove Has A Ridge In It

I got this new glove, but while I was watching some videos of youtube of gloves, all the gloves don't have a ridge down the middle of the glove.(Around where the part where you close it is.) I was ...
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Why have some MLB managers stopped wearing uniforms?

I believe that for many years, MLB managers would always wear the same uniform as their players during games. However, I've been watching more games on TV this year, and it seems that many managers ...
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Which kind of bow fits my needs

I'm an archery beginner and I'm a bit overstrained by the massive supply of different bows. I'm 1,94m tall, want to use "intuitive shooting" (I hope this is the right term) and intermediated sporty. ...