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What is the win loss record in the playoffs for mlb teams that play in domes?

I was curious if playing under dome is a greater home field advantage.
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Quote by Arrigo Sacchi query [on hold]

I am looking for a sports quote by Arrigo Sacchi. I am almost sure I read this online and it was credited to Sacchi but I can't find it now after many different attempts at searching. Can someone ...
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Can a football team buy and sell a player in the same transfer window?

For example, the current transfer window for most leagues in Europe ends tomorrow. Manchester United bought Depay from PSV this window. Could they sell him tomorrow if they wanted? Or do they need to ...
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How can I teach myself to tread water?

I am a 25 years old male and my end goal is that to teach myself to swim freestyle. If it helps: 180cm, 78kg. Before you say: I don't have a swimming coach, since there is a 2 month waiting list in ...
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Is header allowed in basketball?

I know kicking ball in NBA is not allowed, how about header? is header like football allowed in basketball?
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Strikers who can defend as well?

I have read that both Rio Ferdinand and Daniel van Buyten began their career as strikers(I have even managed to train van Buyten to be a top striker in Football Manager). Their career as striker has ...
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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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Looking for a good hybrid kayak

Back in the late nineties I was an avid sea kayaker. At the time Ocean Kayak made an attempt at a boat that was a hybrid between being able to play in the surf zone and day trip in open ocean. I had ...
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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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What does the term it's a fast track mean in regards to the long jump track?

I'm watching the Beijing world athletics championship 2015 and don't understand why they keep using the term while the ladys are competing in the long jump that "it's a fast track so some of the girls ...
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Why is Russia considered a tricky destination for European football cup ties?

In the light of Liverpool being drawn alongside Rubin Kazan in Europa league, most news websites are terming it as a difficult or tricky tie. Similar things have been said in past for champions league ...
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53 views

Tennis Statistics By Sets and Games

I am trying to find a resource where I can find the results for historic tennis games, where the match statistics are broken down within each set. The ATP website gives a breakdown for the entire ...
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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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Injured reserve or waiver wire then injured reserve

why would a team place a player on waivers and then IR as opposed to placing him directly on IR
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“Atypical” nations recognized in sports

The more known and less atypical example of this would be the United Kingdom and Ireland, who divide - or merge in the case of the Irish rugby team - countries in different ways. There is a much more ...
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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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If a player has 3 goals, but one of them is own goal, is it called a hat trick?

To put it simply: do own goals count as part of a hat trick?
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US open scoring system

How does the scoring system in US open differ from other majors and normal ATP/WTA turnaments? My understading is this: In ATP they go best of five sets like French Open etc. but have a tie break ...
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How to manage the temporary elimination of players in the design of plays for (real-life) quidditch?

In case you are unfamiliar with the real life rendition of quidditch, it's a 10-years-old sport that is quickly spreading globally. The most updated international rules can be found on the ...
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67 views

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 makes Cristiano Ronaldo a different player than Lionel Messi? [closed]

While both Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi can be argued upon to be the best players, how does Ronaldo's playing style compare with that of Messi, and in what circumstances, scenario or tactics can ...
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Does having an afro hairstyle have an advantage in doing headers?

Would the hair have a cushion effect that makes them have more grip and control of the ball in the air?
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53 views

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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Houston Texans offense

I have been watching Hard Knocks featuring the Houston Texans. I watch the NFL draft every year. It appears to me that the Texans are mainly focusing on defense. I understand that the defense is ...
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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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141 views

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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Is their any difference between red and white ball? [duplicate]

I have realized that it is very hard to play with red ball for the batsman like in test matches when he plays any unnecessary shot like from outside the off stump he gets out immediately.The scenario ...
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What would be the cost of the season for a young tennis player?

What would be an estimate of costs for a season for a young (15-18 years) tennis player who wants to play only in Europe circuit? Excluding revenue (sponsors / prize), what about the costs: ...
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1answer
27 views

How close can a player on the defending side get to the player holding the disc?

Given: In the case a player x, from team A holds the disc. Team A is on the offence, and team B is defending. How close can player y, from team B get to player x when attempting to block a pass?
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Is an advantage for a left-handed to play vs a right-handed tennis player?

I often listen to the tennis matches that a left-handed has an advantage to play tennis. What would be the reasons of this "skill"?
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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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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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Baseball and DWar

Two part question really. What is the formula for calculating DWar? Also, as I understand it; it seems to rely on some stats that were historically considerably less stringently monitored than say ...
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1answer
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Jackie Robinson's Caught Stealing Totals

I'm doing some analysis on Jackie Robinson's career. I'm using both Retrosheet and Lahman's database in order get his performance per game and overall stats respectively. The thing is that I see ...
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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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What is the term for an athlete's headshot?

I've heard the term before. And I've looked it up in a number of ways. I'm talking about the athlete's head shot that appears alongside his stats if it is shown quickly. Not necessarily the ...
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2answers
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Is there any occasion when women's team faced men's team in any sport match? [on hold]

Does anyone remember a football or any other sport match when women's faced men's team, whether it is international or league or domestic match?
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49 views

How to benefit from playing a racquet game with a player on a much lower level?

Suppose you're teaching a beginner how to play (let's concentrate on various racquet games for that matter). Do you have some tips on how the more experienced player can also benefit on some level ...
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37 views

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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Swimming long distances self sufficient

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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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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How to have a checklist to show your athletes?

I want a checklist that I can show, but I do no want those who are not achieving as well not to fell left out. I want this for a gymnastics class, so that they can see how well they are doing.
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How to keep accelerating in 100m

How do I keep accelerating in a 100m race? Does holding my breath work, or is it a good start that matters? I'm a 15 year old sprinter. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Why was Chattanooga the host of the 2015 NPSL National Championship game?

On August 8th, 2015, Chattanooga FC played host to the NPSL final game at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, TN. However, they finished with a lower points per game record than their opponents the New ...
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Do MLB starting pitchers get paid per start or per game they are on the roster?

MLB starting pitchers play every 5 games. Do they get paid only for each start they make or do they earn for each game in between starts as well?
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Scrum crooked feed

I noticed that, for a long time now, the crooked feed became the norm in international rugby. When did this practice start? Why is it not policed by the refs?

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