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How many people play water polo around the world?

I found the FIFA Big Count about soccer/football, but no similar number for water polo by FINA or any other source. What is a reasonable guesstimate? (If it improves the question, I can be more ...
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Outcome of Duckworth-Lewis method

I've read a minimal amount about this in some of the questions which have been posted already here and the posts which were linked. However, I'm still unsure if the Duckworth-Lewis method is applied ...
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Pickoffs on 3-2

When the count is 3-2 with two out and a runner on first, the runner will always go on first movement. Why does the pitcher not throw over to first to either pick off the runner or at least make him ...
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Why does the player who scores gets substituted?

In football, whenever a player scores he is, more often than not, changed very soon after scoring the goal. Why is that?
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What golf club set is ideal for a beginner? [on hold]

I have always loved watching golf and recently have started playing with a friend. I've hit about 200 drives/irons down a range and have played 9 holes on a course using borrowed clubs, and am now ...
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In which professional sports league do players share the highest % of revenue?

In which American professional sports league do players share the highest % of league revenue? Any professional sports league is acceptable so long as most players rely on their participation as ...
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What was the first team sport ever invented?

What was the first team sport ever invented? By team sport I mean: group of two or more players playing against another group of two or more players athletic competition involving an agreed upon ...
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How many assists Maradona made in his national team?

I read many soccer statistics and I'm almost sure there is no currently figure of how many assists Maradona gave playing for Argentina national team but, in the other hand, all Maradona games are ...
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What are the rules regarding player movement in a lineout

What are the rules regarding movement of players in the lineout? I understand that there needs to be minimum distance between the 2 lines and that there needs to be a minimum distance between the ...
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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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Passing back, am I offside?

I have the ball. My back is to the opponent's goal. My teammate, further from but facing the goal, is running toward me and toward the goal. Rather than turn and shoot, I pass the ball back to my ...
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Can people become a pro cyclist late? [duplicate]

I am 16 now and I want to do road cycling but my mum thinks that its too dangerous, so I can't do it. I was planning to do it when I leave school (when I will be 18 years old). I was wondering if ...
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How to get into professional tennis tournaments having played no junior tournaments? [on hold]

So, I played tennis from 5 to 12 years of age and I was getting good at it but then my coach moved away and the new coach was extremely terrible, so I gradually quit the game altogether. I turned 22 ...
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Dropped foul ball followed by hit?

Let's say a batter hits a foul popup to the catcher, and it's an easy play but the catcher drops it. Later in the at-bat, the batter gets a solid hit. Is this scored as the batter reaching on an error,...
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Any amazing or crazy sports stories to share? [closed]

The one I know is the 1994 Caribbean World Cup qualifying stage. This was back when the Golden Goal rule was in effect. This rule stated that if a team were to score in extra time, that goal would be ...
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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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What are the most overlooked uses of body language in team sports? [closed]

In 20 years or so of practising different sports (mainly basketball, football, volleyball, rugby, quidditch) at vastly different levels, I've come across applications of body language and its ...
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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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1answer
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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 ...
3
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1answer
55 views

Cleveland Cavaliers championship bonus

Do the Cavs players get some sort of bonus compensation from the team and / or the NBA? What about the coaching staff and owners? If so, do you know how much this bonus is? As a data point, way ...
2
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1answer
51 views

What is a “go-ahead three-pointer” in basketball?

I've seen this term used often when I read about the NBA in the USA. What is a "go-ahead three-pointer"? https://www.facebook.com/nba/videos/10154111733793463/
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1answer
26 views

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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1answer
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Why is field hockey played with water on the field?

In the recently held Champions Trophy, I saw that the players play with water on the field. Why is water present on the field?
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Both the batsman scores hundred from 3 balls 3 runs required [duplicate]

Two wickets left strike batsman is on 97 n non strike batsman is on 98 team requires 3 runs from 3 balls how do both the batsmans make century n also there team wins
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Is there a stat for number of missed “open look” shots in an NBA basketball game?

After watching the NBA finals tonight, I started wondering which team would have won if every player who missed an "open look" shot had made it. I can't find any stats on this. I'm guessing that it's ...
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1answer
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Has there ever been an NBA game in which one team did not score a single three-pointer?

Does someone know of an example of an NBA game in which one team did not score a single three-pointer? Did this ever happen?
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How many teams go through from each group in Euro 2016?

I just noticed that there are 6 groups in the current European Championships, which means that - if the top two from each group were to go through - there would only be 12 teams into the last 16, ...
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1answer
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Fair or Foul Ruling

Just looking for confirmation on a fair or foul ruling on a play I made in softball the other day. Batter hits the ball down the first base line with a lot of spin. The ball bounces once in fair ...
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1answer
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In Rugby, why can't the tackling team pick up the ball after the ball carrier lets go?

That's basically my question. When a ball carrier is tackled, he usually lets go of the ball (behind him more often than not). Why can't the opposing team pick up the ball? And who is legally allowed ...
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I am a track athlete, Does gymnastic help a track and field athlete, in terms of getting faster, pole vault and throwing? [migrated]

I do the decathlon and am very weak in the pole vault, do you guys think that gymnastic will aid in strength and help increase my athletic ability. Does it aid in speed also I want to really know
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1answer
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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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Euro 2016 ticket transfer - named persons will not be there? [closed]

a friend has given me two tickets for England / Slovakia on Monday as he has to return to England. As the tickets have his name and his son's name on them, is it possible for me to use them for me ...
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Why no cost tranfert for coaches?

Why there is a lot of difference in cost trasnfert from football players to a coaches? I think in Europe almost all coaches have an agent, so I do not understand why there is so much difference in ...
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1answer
44 views

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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0answers
39 views

Release Clause in European Football

Is there any law regarding the payment of release clause in the January transfer window in European football? Are the clubs allowed to pay the release clause in the January transfer window?
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1answer
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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 ...
2
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1answer
28 views

Autograph Identification

Any Idea who the bottom autograph is of? I know that he played for the Atlanta Braves. I got it at Braves Alumni Sunday's a couple years back. I know top auto is Tony Brizzolara. Thank you so much!!
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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 ...
3
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1answer
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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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Player who score 200 in t20 games?

Does anyone know the name of player who score 200 in single t20 game?
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Problems in elbow while hitting a forehand shot

I have a player who has a problem in her elbow. Before the forward swing she is raising her elbow up before her forward swing. What can i do?
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1answer
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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 ...
3
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3answers
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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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Why does the UK has 4 national football (soccer) teams? [duplicate]

Currently there is the UEFA European Championship in football (soccer) taking place and the UK has 3 teams participating: England, Wales and North Ireland. It could have been 4 if Scotland qualified. ...
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What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in MLB history?

Don't know if the wording of the title makes sense, but I want to know what team had the longest losing streak that was the shortest in MLB history (or at least the live ball era) A completely made ...
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2answers
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Which side will corner be executed, if ball gets outside above the middle of the goal?

So, a defender or goalie kicks the ball outside exactly above the middle of the own goal. How is decided on which side the corner will be executed? Is this a spontaneous decision of the referee? Or ...
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Shortest time between separated yellow card cautions for one player?

In the June 10th Copa America match between USA and Paraguay, USA defender DeAndre Yedlin was cautioned with a yellow card, and then 57 seconds later was cautioned a second time and sent off for ...

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