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Can a soccer player steal the ball while the goalkeeper bounce it on the ground?

When the ball is being bounced by the goalkeeper from his hands and a player steals it without touching the goalkeeper (while the goalkeeper is not touching the ball) and scores, is it legal or not? ...
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Can a batsman be stumped from a no ball?

In cricket, can a batsman be out stumped from a no ball?
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Will penalty runs be awarded if a throw to the stumps hits a helmet?

In cricket, if a throw to the stumps hits the wicketkeeper's helmet, will penalty runs be awarded even if the throw wasn't traveling to the boundary?
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Can a batsman be run out if he jumps to avoid the ball?

If a batsman successfully completes a run but then jumps to avoid the ball, and the ball then hits the stumps while the batsman is in the air, is the batsman out?
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Can we get two run outs in one ball?

Suppose player1 is got runout and player2 is also out of the line then can we get player2's wicket too by hitting the stumps?
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Eight Ball or black ball Pool rules

In 8 ball pool what is the penalty if i play my group ball and another one of my group balls falls into the pocket without being touched ?
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What happens if the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion?

There are times when the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion about a decision, even after the use of multiple replays, hotspot, etc. What should happen in this case?
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What if an opposing player uses part of the Batsman's clothing to put down the wicket?

Following on from, Lets suppose that a batsman is facing an over of spin, he/she has removed thier helmet and placed it behind the stumps for safe keeping. What if, while the ball is in flight, an ...
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Why is rubbing the ball not considered ball tampering?

If someone tampers with the ball, they will banned for 2 matches because they have changed the natural condition of the ball. Why is rubbing the ball allowed as that also changes the "natural ...
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Is a batsman out when any of his things slip away and hit the stumps? [duplicate]

Is a batsman out if his helmet, bat or any of his equipment slip away from him and hit the stumps?It always confuses me
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The call “nets” in tennis, details

Question: If I used up my first serve, then am serving my second serve, and the ball hits the net and into the correct sector(meaning if the ball would hit that surface directly without hitting the ...
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When can a raider start riding in Kabaddi?

Sometimes I see a raider waits for Umpire whistle to start raiding, but sometimes the raider just goes into raiding without waiting for the Umpire. What's the rule governing this? I've seen some ...
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2 runners on base, lead runner misses a base and both runs score, correct ruling?

Runner on first and second, ball is hit to outfield, both the runner on first and second score on the outfield hit. The runner who was on second, misses touching third base, and scores, followed by ...
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How many of the NFL tiebreakers have actually been used?

The NFL has a long list of tie-breaking procedures. There are seven separate lists of rules depending on possible tie situations. However, it seems incredibly unlikely that two teams would have: ...
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Which of the following complete a force play and would therefore prevent a run from scoring?

Which of the following complete a force play? (and will prevent a run from scoring if it's the 3rd out of the inning?) A forced runner is tagged out. (This could be on an errant throw to a base in ...
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Punishment for Own Goal

Is there a punishment allocated by the football authorities other than the club if a football player goes absurd and score a deliberate own goal?
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Is a batsman out if the bails are removed but fall back onto the stumps?

Let me know what happens to the batsman in this situation. The spin bowler made an magic delivery so that it hit the stumps and a bail is pushed out of its position (the grooves), but didn't fall ...
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Taking shirt off celebration

Is there some logic in issuance of yellow card to a player who takes his shirt off to celebrate a goal or is it just a rule?
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What international sport do not have age limits for championship competitions?

I view that Alzain Tareq took part in the Kazan 2015 swim championship at age of 10! It seems that FINA (International Swimming Federation) has no age limits for races. Are there any other ...
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Can i take a preferred lie on the wrong fairway?

My ball went on the wrong fairway. I intended to take a preferred lie but my playing partner said that I would be penalised a shot as I was not allowed preferred lie on the wrong fairway.
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...