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Indoor / outdoor track and field different records?

Why there are different records from indoor / outdoor performances? I mean maybe distances 200m and 400m has different tracks (with different lengths of curves and straights) but why there are two ...
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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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Who was the first manager to get expelled from a match in the history of football?

Who was the first manager to get expelled from a match in the history of football? (First event that was recorded and reported.) A recent example: Jose-Mourinho
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Were volleys considered unsportsmanlike in tennis?

Is it true that in the past the volley was considered an unsportsmanlike shot in tennis? If so, why was this, and when did this attitude change? I have listened this thing during a recent tennis ...
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How many times in EPL did a title deciding final game of the season take place between two title chasing teams?

Referring only to the Premier League era (since 1992), how many times did it occur that two title challengers faced each other in the last game of the season to decide the fate of the trophy (i.e. ...
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Onside kick statistics

What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the NFL regular season this year? In what percentage of onside kicks did the kicking team regain possession of the ball?
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What sports are played on multiple surfaces

Other then Tennis what sports, at a professional level, are played on different surfaces.
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How are tennis tournament draws determined?

The draw in the 2016 Australian Open (mens) (womens) does not seem to follow the top-seed vs. bottom-seed format common in tournaments such as the NCAA College basketball tournament. For instance, ...
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How is Bavuma the first black South African cricketer to make a test century?

I may be missing something but it's all over the news. I don't understand because JP Duminy has scored 4 test centuries. Is there something here I'm missing ?
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Lane occupancy in swimming

During a session of free swimming into italian public pool is good practice to occupy always the right side of the lane. I do not know if it is related to the way of driving car. In Country like ...
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Why Umpire David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground at nelson?

Beloved David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground whenever the score reached 111 (or 222, 333 etc). I mean nelson is supposed to be bad omen for batsman so why He as an Umpire used to do that in a ...
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In soccer, which player had the longest dribble then a miss goal? [closed]

In soccer, which player had the longest solo dribble, passed the keeper, then missed the goal?
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What happens if the ball returns to the player's side of the court in tennis?

What happens if a tennis player hits the ball with a very large amount of spin and after the first bounce the ball returns to his side of the court? For example, in this video (the 3rd replay is the ...
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The longest super tier break?

What is the longest super tie break (10 points final set) in tennis history in official ATP and WTA matches?
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How many tennis players have announced retirement after winning Grand Slam?

Flavia Pennetta has announced the retirement after winning her first Grand Slam of the career. I guess she is the only tennis player who has taken retirement after winning major. Can you remember any ...
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Tennis tournament winner with multiple walkovers

In the 2015 US Open Mixed Doubles competition, Hingis/Paes are playing (finally winners) the finals after receiving 2 walkovers (2nd and 3rd round). Now the match is going on, but has this happened ...
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Has a ATP / WTA / Grand slam ever been rained out?

If during a ATP / WTA / Grand slam tennis tournament, rain falls consistently for the entire 2 weeks, would the tournament just be cancelled? Has this ever happened in a grand slam? Is there an actual ...
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Is Australia the main source of foreign NFL players?

Occasionally I hear about Australian players switching to the NFL, but haven't heard about it happening with other countries. Is Australia the main source of people who have been successfull in their ...
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Which bowler has played the most consecutive Test Matches?

In Test cricket, Allan Border played 153 consecutive Tests, the most of any player to date (September 2015). Which bowler has played most consecutive Test Matches?
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Football league winner vs cup winner

In England is FA Community Shield, in Italy Supercoppa, in Spain Supercopa, in Germany Supercup and so on This title existe for every FIFA league or just only some league?
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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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The longest Olympic winning streak for a nation

Asking this question I was thinking about the longest gold medal streak for a nation in a speciality. So it mean both summer and winter Olympic games and also for team or individual speciality. For ...
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The longest Olympic winning streak?

Which was the longest winning streak in Olympics in the same specialty?
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Has a pitcher ever homered in an All-Star game?

With runs at a premium at times in All-Star games, and I know DH's are used in some games, has a pitcher ever homered in an All-Star game?
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How many times have the Stanley Cup Finals featured two Canadian teams?

How many times have the Stanley Cup Finals been played between two Canadian hockey teams?
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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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Olympic sports with mixed team?

What are, if they exist, Olympic sports (both winter and summers Games) where there are team composed by men and women?
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When was the last time a single country had three players in Top 10 of WTA rankings?

If Karolína Plíšková wins her today's match against Angelique Kerber, she will move into the 10th spot in the next edition of WTA singles rankings. (Sources: wtatennis, tennisworldusa, idnes, ...) If ...
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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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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 first “Hall of Fame”?

What is the first "Hall of Fame" in sports? And who first thought of the idea?
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Who was the youngest player to win an ATP challenger tournament?

Who was the youngest ever player to win a tournament on ATP Challenger Tour? We had similar question about ATP World Tour. I thought that knowing answer to a similar question about challengers might ...
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Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics?

Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics ? This type of records will help in knowing who is a better bowler, in a bad team of fielders or wicketkeepers. Eg : Consider ...
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Seasons in which all teams in a division made the playoffs

During the 2014-2015 NBA season, each team in the Southwest Division (Houston, Memphis, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans) of the Western Conference made the playoffs. Has this happened before? If ...
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Which player was named the first star in most NHL matches?

After a match in NHL (both in regular season and in Stanley Cup) three players are named three stars of the game. See also: Hockey Players Introduced After a Game What is the record for number of ...
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World Championship where there are more than one National team?

Does exist any speciality where is it possible to see more that one team from the same Country at the World Championship events?
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Have any players ever won an NCAA football championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA football championship while playing for two different teams?
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Have any players ever won an NCAA basketball championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA basketball championship while playing for two different teams?
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Who was the youngest player to win an ATP World Tour tournament

I was trying to find the information about youngest player with ATP World Tour title. I found on Wikipedia that Michael Chang is the youngest player to win Grand Slam title. Wikipedia also has list ...
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What is the fastest ASSISTED human running speed ever attained?

I'm trying to find records/history of assisted running speeds, e.g. using cheetah boots/the things Oscar Pistorious wore, bionics, etc. (I have tried searching Google to no avail.) What is the ...
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How many times has an NHL hat trick been scored with only 3 shots?

How many NHL players have (like Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon on 20th February 2015) have had only three shots in a game and scored a hat trick?
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What sports court is this, with a white circle inside a white square and 3-4 diagonal colored lines?

I saw this sports court the other day (at least I'm assuming it's not an alien landing site), and I can't figure out the rules for the game. I have no idea where I would even start looking. Below are ...
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Why are tennis balls not airtight?

I know tennis balls go flat (even if all they do is sit there) because the interior of the ball is actually pressurized above normal atmospheric pressure, and over time some of the air leaks out. The ...
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Who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game?

I would like to know who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game. It would be also interesting to know also some related records (youngest goalscorer, youngest player with an assists, similar ...
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What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?

It seems pretty straight forward to me. What is the world record for most push ups in 1 second?
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Seattle Seahawks' Legion of Boom

I've heard commentators and analysts refer to Seattle Seahawks' defense as the "Legion of Boom". I believe they call the secondary that name, to be exact. What is the story behind this? When and how ...
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Best first 100 career starts by quarterbacks

Few weeks ago Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers played his 100th career start, and with a win, he improved to 68-32; tying Brett Favre. What are the top records for the first 100 career starts ...
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What is the closest any team has come to playing a home Super Bowl?

It's a well known fact that no team whose home stadium is hosting the Super Bowl has ever made it to the Super Bowl. My question is, which team has come the closest? (Closest in this case means how ...
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What is the longest an NFL team has gone without a WR TD catch?

The Kansas City Chiefs have not had a wide receiver catch a touchdown pass so far this season (through Week 15). According to team stats, only running backs, fullbacks, and tight ends have caught a ...