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Why isn't it counted as a hit in baseball?

It happened at the bottom of the 5th inning between Baltimore and Seattle today. With the bases fully loaded, a batter hit the ball to the right field and the third base runner scored a run, but the ...
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What is the sport with temporary suspensions with less player per team?

Asking about temporary suspension in football I mention hockey and water polo as sports with temporary suspensions of players. I believe there are other sports with temporary suspensions (a period ...
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Updated power play rules for an ODI?

I've read the updated power play rules which has been modified last month in the wiki. But then have a slight confusion on when can the fielding team request for the power play. Mandatory ...
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What are sports with temporary suspensions? [on hold]

Asking about temporary suspension in football I mention hockey and water polo as sports with temporary suspensions of players. In what other sports there is the possibility that a player is sent off ...
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How does the review work?

I've seen both the teams reviewing on a Test/ODI match. So there could be two scenarios such as: 1) When the batsman is given out, and the batsman reviews against it. 2) When the batsman is not ...
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Runner stays on first: tagged out for not trying to advance?

The situation: a runner on first with 1 out. The batter hit a ground ball to first, but the runner at that base stayed there. The fielder grabbed the ball, tagged first base, then tagged the runner ...
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Three Quarters in Rugby

I've got the idea of all the player positions in Rugby. Is there a position called Three Quarters, if I'm not mistaken?. Some used to mention it by that way, but I've got no idea what it really mean? ...
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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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Why is FIFA/UEFA against temporary suspensions? [closed]

Is there any evidence or reason why FIFA and UEFA are against adding temporary suspensions to football? In general it seems to me that statistically direct red cards in the first half will occur in ...
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Would the player be fined after getting convicted for fake injury?

I have come across this gif on Facebook, where the goal-keeper of the opposite team disproves the injury of a player (I'm not sure about what match it was). So, would players who get disproved ...
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In U14s Rugby (UK) is it possible to score a pushover try from a scrum?

I'm sure I've seen suggestions that for anyone U19 or lower, the greatest distance a scrum can be legally pushed is 1.5 meters. Can this please be confirmed? A reference would be great. If true, ...
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Is a candlepin pin “downed” if it pops back up?

When playing candlepin bowling, if a pin falls down but stands back up again as the pins are all bouncing around, does it count as "downed"? (See example video of a pin that stands back up.) The ...
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Does the run count, or is it considered a force-out [duplicate]

Scenario: Bases loaded, two out. A ground ball is hit to third base. The runner from third crosses home plate before the runner from second is tagged out on their way to third base. Does the run count?...
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Can a starting pitcher be replaced before their first pitch?

Can the visiting team change their starting pitcher once the line ups are given to the umpires and the game begins? Example- Joe Strikeout is the starting pitcher on the line up card. The visitors ...
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Football (soccer) mixed teams

Are there statutes governing professional football that prevent either club or national teams from deploying a mixed team of both men and women? Are such teams prohibited at all levels, or only under ...
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When is a dribble completed in the NBA

I recently watched the shaqting uncalled travels, and was wondering why some of those were travels. In the NBA rulebook, it states that a dribble is complete when the ball comes to a rest. However in ...
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Does Duckworth-Lewis Method consider “free-hit” situations?

Say Team-A has a certain score and Team-B is batting with 4 balls remaining. Bowler gives a no-ball. It starts raining heavily and play is stopped immediately with 4 balls (including the free-hit) ...
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When can you get up again after falling on the ground?

I had always thought that when the ball carrier was on the ground, they were down and the play was over. Recently I have seen a fair number of plays such as interceptions or fumble recoveries where ...
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Are football players allowed to screen the goalie?

Are football players allowed to screen the goalie? It gives them an edge. I know that in hockey players are allowed to screen but I'm not sure about football.
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What is the minimum weight to box at a specific weight class?

I don't box or participate in the combative sports so I might be asking a stupid question but please humor me. What is the minimum weight required to box/fight at a specific weight class. I can see ...
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What are the rules in baseball about how close a fielder can stand to the home plate?

In baseball can a player stand three feet from the plate in SWAT-like gear? Your team could have a line of players standing there and then a few fielders for the balls that get through and a first-...
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Would this baseball defense work?

To my recollection, if a fielder attempts to catch a batted ball before it hits the field, but then misplays it AND it falls into fair ground, then it is a fair ball. I just witnessed a high pop up ...
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What action was Logan Couture referring to when describing Sidney Crosby as cheating on faceoffs?

I am a huge hockey fan but I am not 100% clear on the rules.. This has to do with the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. So after last night's overtime victory, goal scored by Conor Sheary.. Crosby was ...
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Why would forfeits in football be scored as 3-0?

Why would forfeits in football be scored as 3-0 to the non-forfeiting team? Is there any reason for this score?
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What happens if a base runner attempts a steal right before the pitch, then the batter hits a foul ball?

What happens if a base runner attempts a steal right before the pitch, then the batter hits a foul ball. Since the ball is dead, I would assume the base would not get stolen. I also know that on a ...
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Does a run count on a passed ball on a third strike?

Under the following scenario would the run count? With a runner on third and 2 outs, the batter swings and misses the third strike and the catcher does not catch the ball. Further the runner on ...
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Can the referee stop play for an injury or any other reason?

I know that traditionally if a player is injured someone will kick the ball out of bounds in order to stop play. My question is whether the referee has any discretion to stop play for an injury or ...
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F1 Tyre Regulations for 2016?

Is my understanding of the new tyre regulations for 2016 correct? This season sees teams/drivers given three tyre choices for each grand prix: one prime and two option tyres, with the second option ...
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Why does a player have to serve a Too Many Men on the Ice penalty?

When an ice-hockey team has too many players on the ice, it is given a "Too Many Men on the Ice" penalty. The rules recognize that this is not the fault of any individual player, and so assign a ...
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Can a batter in baseball hit a foul ball twice?

Unsure if that is that most accurate way of stating my question but what happens if a batter hits a foul ball that goes near the batter and he attempts to hit it again and misses or hits the ball foul ...
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Can a run count despite a third out?

Scenario: the bases loaded, one out. The Batter hits fly to left fielder who catches ball for 2nd out. The runner on third legally tags and scores. The runner on second however, never tags up as he ...
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Why is the swim so short relative to the bike and run in triathlons?

The origin of the distances for the Ironman triathlon were discussed in a previous question, but it seems odd that almost every triathlon I see, the swim section is incredibly short in comparison to ...
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Is it still a force at 2nd?

Man on first, grounder to 1st baseman, he steps on 1st to get the runner out and throws to 2nd for the double play. Is it a force at 2nd or does it become a tag play?
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Is it possible to win a cricket match by 0 wickets? [duplicate]

Suppose we have an ODI match between Team A and Team B. Team B batted first and scored 300 / 6 in 50 overs. After 49.5 overs, Team A reaches 300 / 9. Player X, who is on strike, is on 98. He wants to ...
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How low below the back the bar can be in Squat of IPF Powerlifting competition?

The typical bar positoin is shown below by Technical Rules Book Does there exist any rule that forbids the bar to be as low as possible behind the back?
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Which Powerlifting federations and hence competitions comply with WADA's anti-doping policies?

Rumoured that not all Powerlifting federations are under WADA that means that they do not comply with anti-doping policies. So some competitions allow the usage of dopings while others not. So Which ...
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Is a goal scored if the goalkeeper, but not the ball, enters the goal?

Is a goal scored if a goalkeeper holding the ball enters the goal, but keeps the ball out of the goal?
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Volleyball - Is this reaching over the net?

This is a follow-up question to the "In volleyball when is it considered reading over the net" question posted a few years ago. Subject of this question, is the accompanying play starting at time ...
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Hitting the ball to your opponent when it's going out

let's consider a smash, in this case it's more likely to happen this situation. Say, one player was making a smash shot and meanwhile the other player is way behind the baseline, the smash goes way ...
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Rule about Hands on bar during benchpress in Powerlifting competition?

I need to find international rules on how arms should be located during benchpress in Powerlifting competition. So Which rules govern hands on bar during benchpress in Powerlifting competition?
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Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not?

Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not? It seems unfair to end with a tie break.
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In basketball, can you score by bouncing the ball off the ground? [duplicate]

If a player slams the ball on the ground so hard that it bounces into the hoop, is that a valid goal? (Bonus trivia question: has this occurred in a professional or collegiate game?)
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Basketball sits on the back of the rim motionless after an attempted shot. What is the ruling?

Saw this in one of the NBA play off highlights but no one said how it was ruled. A shot attempt bounces on the rim and settles to a dead stop on the rim's bracket never entering the basket itself. Is ...
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In sand volleyball, if a ball hits the line but the mark is out, is it in or out?

We play on the sand and there is a dispute as to how to judge a ball in or out. If the ball hits the line, so that the line clearly moves, but then strikes the sand an inch out of bounds, is the ball ...
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Should this goal have been ruled offside?

Should this goal have been ruled offside? For what it's worth, it was called offside by the referee.
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Baseball force play

Bases loaded, nobody out. Ground ball to pitcher, throws home for out. Catcher throws to first and the runner on first never ran and is standing on first when the first baseman catches the ball. What ...
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Basketball Rule: Reach in with contact but get ball first

I've never really played in official basketball leagues with refs, only pickup games really. I come from a very heavy soccer background where if I get ball first then the players body its a legal ...
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Who is out if both batsmen end up at the same end and the fielders hit the stumps at that end?

I have a query regarding a run out dismissal: Who is out in the following scenario: The batsman runs, while his partner doesn't. Both batsmen end up at the non-striker end, and a fielder hits the ...
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How many extra balls occur after a no ball in T20?

If a no ball is bowled in T20 cricket, a free hit follows. Does the "free hit" ball count as one of the over? In other words, would an over in which the sixth ball is a no ball contain 8 balls: 5 ...
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Can you jump on a free throw?

In basketball can you jump on a free throw? I have got multiple answers for a bunch of different people that I trust that know a lot about basketball. Please help me out with this guys, I'm not ...