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What is Germany's national sport or sports?

Does Germany have any national sport or sports, and if so, what are they? Germany is not mentioned in the English or German language Wikipedia articles on national sports, but doesn't explicitly ...
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MLB: Gray area concerning runners passing each other rule

I was just watching the cubs - mets game on TV (7/1/15) and in the bottom of the 8th, a bit of a bizarre play transpired, which seemed to stump the umpires and commentators alike. There were runners ...
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Run out on wide ball

If any batsman or non-striker batsman gets run out on a wide ball, will that ball be counted as a legal delivery, or still be called a wide with extra run ?
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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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When football players played offense and defense, what were the substitution rules?

My Dad played high school and college football in the 1930s. He and the other starters played both offense and defense. What prevented a team from putting out 11 fresh players at once when the ball ...
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Was Pete Rose busted for betting against his own team?

I understand the reason for the MLB's ban on betting against one's own team, but I don't understand why it is forbidden to bet for one's own team. Which did Pete Rose get busted for, and why is it ...
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What happens if a team walks off the field in soccer?

On the weekend an altercation between a referee and a play led to their team leaving the pitch. 21 minutes into the game our team was up 1-0 when allegedly the referee said to a player that he was a ...
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What happens when all the same color balls (solids or stripes) go in on the break?

I played on a pool league (TAP league, 8-ball) a few years ago and some of us pondered what would happen according to the rules if a pool player made either all solids or stripes on the break (but not ...
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Offensive Player Injured on Foul

Watching the NBA Finals game 4 last night, LeBron was injured on a shooting attempt where he was fouled. The announcers said that if he didn't shoot the free throws, that he would not be able to come ...
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What determines if a hand pass is legal in the NHL?

What are the conditions that make a hand pass legal or illegal? I have seen players swat the puck to a teammate and not get whistled for the a hand pass and I have see players get whistled for what ...
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Coach throws the ball against the referee

What should the referee do if a coach, during the game, throws the ball such that it hits the referee?
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Is a batsman out if his broken bat is caught?

If a batsman's bat breaks while he is hitting a shot and a fielder catches the broken bat - not the ball - is the batsman out?
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What constitutes the “engine” in the Formula 1 per-season engine replacement limit?

I'm not necessarily talking about the "engine" vs "power unit" debate with the new energy recovery systems and whatnot, though that is part of the problem. I'm more interested in the realm of the ...
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power play in T20 cricket

‎In a T20 match, if a fielding side has only 10players(no substitutes also),then how many players can field outside the 30yrds in the first six overs.
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Why was Canada's Mens 4x100 relay team DQed in the London Olympics?

http://t.thestar.com/#/article/sports/olympics/2012/08/11/london_2012_canada_disqualified_in_mens_4x100_relay.html says that Canada was on the podium... until the judges saw that Connaughton, ...
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Will a lateral followed by a forward pass be ruled illegal in future? [closed]

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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Badminton, double hit by one player, new rules?

What are the rules that apply when a player makes a double hit ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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rules in cricket for overseas players

I'm from india im coming to other countries. Am I allowed to play and represent immediately or I should wait until 4 years. I have not played any level cricket here knowing its political
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If the batsman hits the FIRST above shoulder height delivery in an over,will it be signalled one legal bouncer for the over?

The second above-shoulder delivery will surely be given as a no-ball in an ODI, it doesn't matter whether it is hit or not. But if the first bouncer in an over is above shoulder height and the batsman ...
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What is the FIFA rule for two teams which played in the same group?

Is there any rule that prohibits two teams that advance from the same group playing against each other before the final?
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Formula 1 corrected time in 1994

I was watching an old formula one race (Imola, 1994 to be specific). At some point, Michael Schumacher was behind Gerhard Berger on the track. But the race narrator said that due to this "corrected ...
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Is tackling with both legs illegal?

According to the Wikipedia article on tackling, tackling with both legs is illegal. However, this tackle by Sol Campbell is clearly made with both legs, and it didn't appear to be called nor appealed ...
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How long can a goalkeeper wait for opponent to come get the ball?

On soccer it is common to see winning teams wasting time. Goalies have their own techniques to run out the clock. A situation that intrigues me is when a goalkeeper is allowed to get the ball but ...
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When can part of a match be replayed?

In the recent U19 Women's match between England and Norway, the referee made a mistake in not allowing a penalty in added-time to be retaken after a player encroached. This is a clear misapplication ...
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What is the position rule in sports when multiple contestants are on the same previous position?

Assume you have two contestant on position 1. What is the position of the next contestant? 2 (2nd time/score) or 3 (2 better then him/her)? Is there a rule or sports law if a podium/classification ...
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How does a player effectively take a charge

When I watch a basketball game, I see many players often draw a foul by driving to the basket. Sometimes, the offensive player (ball handler) gets an offensive foul because the defender takes a ...
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Away goals rules in soccer

I have a question about the away/home goals. In soccer, I lost a game away 2 - 0. I won the game at home 3 - 1. Did I win ? Thanks.
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Why are teams required to submit their batting order before the start of play?

As per laws of the game, a team can send their batsmen to bat in any order. Why then are teams asked to submit the batting order before start of the game? See the team nomination forms tweeted by ...
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Minimum points to guarantee qualification where top two qualify

Related to this question, what is the minimum points required to guarantee qualification for Euro 2016 in a five or six team group? In a four team group with home and away games and the top two ...
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Cricket Free Hit rule [duplicate]

My question is that if on a FREE HIT a batsman gets and inside edge and ball hits the stumps, can he take runs on that ball?
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In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given?

In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given? I saw this situation so many times happened; bowler appealed for UDRS for LBW, in UDRS it shows ball hits the ...
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The receiver moved his foot as I was serving in badminton. Is it legal?

There are always a lot of mind games around the service procedure in badminton. Last week I played a guy who twitched his foot every time I was serving. I found this very distracting at the critical ...
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Rugby penalty kick into touch-in-goal

In Rugby Union, when a penalty is taken as a kick into touch, imagine the following two situations: The kick goes over the try line (I think this is called in-goal?), but then into the touch area ...
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Rebounding your own miss when the ball only hits the backboard [duplicate]

is it legal to dribble the ball after rebounding your own miss when the ball only hit the backboard?
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What happens in a penalty shoot out if the ball goes outside the area, then into the goal?

If in a penalty shoot out the ball hits the goalpost and lobs outside the penalty area and then returns back into the goal without touching any player, will it be considered a goal or not? Please ...
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Can a goalie handle a headed pass which that player kicked up to himself?

It is illegal for the keeper to pick up the ball if a player on his team kicked the ball to him. On the other hand, he can pick it up if the player headed the ball to him instead. Combining these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...