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Playing against a very athletic player - singles tennis strategy

What kind of strategy should you use when you play against someone who plays at a higher level than you, but is still beatable on a bad day? This particular player is very athletic, but she doesn't ...
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Can DRS be used to challenge which batsman was run out?

This could be a "hilarious" use of the Decision Review System, but nonetheless I want to know if it is possible. Suppose both the batsmen run to the same end (mix-up, as commentators like to call ...
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Snowboarding equipment for heavier individuals

I'm 6'2", 250 pounds. Are there any considerations to have in mind when choosing equipment since I am heavy?
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Which is better one-handed backhand or two-handed backhand?

I've tried both backhands but i prefer one-handed backhand because of reach and disguise of dropshots and mobility, I know one-handed backhand is dying art right now because it's hard to master ...
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Is 100 the maximum possible batting average?

I know nothing about cricket, I'm just trying to understand what "batting average" means. By checking this table, I noticed that the batting average can be calculated by Ave = Runs/(Innings - N.O.). ...
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Did any members of Cuba's national baseball team die attempting to defect?

Although relations between the U.S. and Cuba have eased, making it more likely that star Cuban players will be able to emigrate to the US to play in the major leagues, until now, some Cuban players, ...
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How are points in the ATP/WTA ranking computed in case tournament final is delayed (and finished during the following week)?

It happens quite often that a tennis tournament is not finished on Sunday. Due to weather or other reason. A few examples (I wanted to include various leves - Grand Slam, ATP Tour, ATP Challenger ...
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What is the Spider 2 Y Banana?

In a Jon Gruden interview on ESPN, he calls a play Spider 2 Y Banana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV02cGw-PvQ I have no idea what to make of this. What do the words even reference, and what do ...
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1answer
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Why call 'safety' if the turn will pass to the opponent anyway after failing a called shot?

In 8-ball pool, if I fail a called shot, the turn passes to my opponent. There is also the option of calling safety, in which case the turn will pass to my opponent as well. What is the advantage of ...
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bizarre shot made while playing in eight ball tourniment

What happens when the eight ball is shot an the eight ball and the cue ball get wedged together in same pocket an neither ball falls, just stuck suspended in pocket while playing in a regulation eight ...
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1answer
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What is the legal basis for fining players for out-of-game actions?

How is it that sports leagues are able to fine players for things like expressing their displeasure with the league or its employees, or wearing the wrong clothes? There must be some sort of special ...
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Which is more effective against a net volleyer, backspin or topspin?

If the ball goes to my forehand, I find it more comfortable to use a really junky slice to their backhand, or depending where they are at the net. I find that they get to the ball, but mishit it 95% ...
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What's the justification for this rarely-invoked NFL fumble rule?

Yesterday, at the end of the Packers-Bills game (2014 Week 15), Rodgers fumbled into his own endzone. Eddie Lacy recovered it, but was unable to fight his way out, resulting in a game-winning safety. ...
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Why women wear underwear and bra in athletics in olympics [on hold]

I don't think that wearing full pants or covering your body during any sports might effect your game. Even men use to wear enough coverable clothes in all the sports including athletics. But why do ...
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1answer
31 views

How does a paintball marker / ball / shot curve? e.g. what is its line of flight?

I was wondering how a paintball ball is flying For example, does it fly straight, then up, then down?
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What is the best record to miss and the worst record to make the NFL playoffs?

This question is inspired by the fact that the NFC currently has six teams (all outside of the NFC South division) that could finish with an 11-5 record or better. If that happened, one of those ...
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1answer
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Visual technique for fielding at point or cover

When fielding at point or cover, should I focus my eyes on the batsman and try to pick the ball up when it enters my visual field as it's been hit; or should I look at the bowler as he runs up and ...
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How can one estimate distance covered while spot-swimming?

I’ve been finding it difficult to track my progress while swimming with a swimming cord. Is there a swim watch or tracker that can provide an estimate of the distance covered while training like this? ...
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How many times in Cricket Test Match have scored Four runs by running across the Wicket. Not as Boundaries?

Also which Team scored Fours runs in a delivery by running the most time. and who all are the players scored the same for most times..
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Can player of one sport be allowed to play in another sport?

I heard Michael Jordan played baseball, though he is also a well-known basketball player. Can a player of one sport allowed to play in other sports?
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Declaring innings after the pitch is rolled?

In a Test match, the pitch is rolled at the start of each day's play. When the ground provides multiple rollers, the captain of the side currently batting has the choice of rollers. Captains use ...
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What causes the imbalance where back points towards the side after serving?

I am analysing the serving here where the player gets angular momentum not towards the field but to the side. where you see back pointing towards the side, bad. In comparison Federer 1m12s gets ...
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1answer
40 views

Highest Points to finish Runner-Up in Champions League Group? Lowest points to win Champions League Group?

Theoretically, you could finish second even with 15 points. And win the group with just 5 points. But, in reality what are the records? Is it Arsenal (with 13 points) this season and Monaco (with 11 ...
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How to enter in UFC

I'm new to MMA, and I want to participate in UFC. How many winning counts will lead me to get a chance in UFC? How do I get sponsors for fights?
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game matching Phil Ruzuotto call in Meat Loaf song?

Has there ever been an actual baseball game which exactly matched the call (scroll down to Radio Broadcast) made by Phil Ruzutto in the Meat Loaf song Paradise by the Dashboard Light? Namely: 2 outs, ...
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1answer
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How does the Sidearm™ cricket ball thrower work?

I have seen the videos where Graham Gooch is able to do easy throwdowns for batting practice - fast deliveries, slower ones, off-spinners, leg-spinners. Can you tell me how and when the ball is ...
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Why does anyone choose to bat first?

In baseball, which I grew up with, it's always considered an advantage to bat second. In cricket I'd expect this to be even more true, because in addition to knowing what your target is when batting, ...
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2answers
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NFL the playoff race tie breakers regarding common games record

Based on the rankings explanation provided by CBS regarding the NFL playoff situation; CBS provides something regarding a common record: Seattle is ahead of Detroit based on common games record ...
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1answer
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Where does the term 'Castled' come from?

So you often hear when a bowler bowls a batsman that "he has castled him". Where does this term originate from and how has it come to be used in Cricket? I found an example in commentary. ...
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1answer
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NFL teams with back to back shutouts

St. Louis Rams beat the Oakland Raiders in week 13 (of 2014 season) by a score of 52 to 0, and went on to beat Washington Redskins the following week 24 - 0. Are the Rams the first team to win back to ...
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Why does the NFL enforce injury report rules?

The NFL is investigating why quarterback Tony Romo wasn't listed on the official injury report despite his admission that he was playing with broken ribs. In 2009, the NFL fined the Jets $125K for ...
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1answer
43 views

Are hockey players faster today than 30 to 50 years ago?

Looking at old films of the hockey greats like the great Gordie Howe or the strong and slick-skating Jean Beliveau, of blessed memory, I swear that these players don't seem as fast as today's ...
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1answer
75 views

Quick free kick prevented by opponent

I was recently playing football in a recreational league, when a teammate was fouled. The referee awarded us a direct free kick, and seeing that the opponents were choosing to argue with the referee ...
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1answer
33 views

Net forehand with topspin to high balls: how to practise them?

I want to improve my forehand near the net. I hit ball to a wall with a specific target but the rebound is so fast that it is not really equivalent to high ball shots. How do you train forehand near ...
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1answer
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How much faster/more useful is swimming under water?

Underwater dolphin kicks are often considered "the fastest way of swimming". Dave Berkoff introduced underwater swimming and won Olympic golds in 1988. Rules were changed and now only allow for 15 m ...
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Joint strength progress [migrated]

Normally my workouts are HIIT style, so there are not many reps. So far I am quite satisfied with my progress, but after some minor injury on my knee in am wondering if lowering weight and increasing ...
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1answer
376 views

Are Table Tennis Bats Supposed to Be Pimpled or Even?

I searched prior to posting this question and I found this one Red and black side of table tennis raquet that didn't quite answer my question. I want to buy a cheap pair of bats and I saw these ones ...
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1answer
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Why don't pro squash players wear protective goggles?

So I was watching some youtube clips of top squash players playing and I noticed that none of them wear goggles. Why is this? You'd think at that level, where it's so competitive and they're hitting ...
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1answer
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Consequences if player(s) argue(s) with referee

In my recent question, I received the answer to whether a 1-point penalty was actually applied in official rules. Philip Kendall provided that it was considered impolite conduct and the offending team ...
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1answer
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Consequences if linesman interferes with play?

(I've posted a similar question relating to soccer, but this is the one about hockey separately.) An example was at the Russian Olympics, US vs Canada in hockey. The linesman gets in the way of the ...
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Consequences if an official interferes with play?

I've seen this happen quite a few times in the 2014 FIFA World Cup - the referee accidentally trips or bumps into a player but nothing is called. An example of this is US vs Belgium. The referee ...
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what is procedure to become a cricket umpire in state level? [closed]

I want to know what's the procedure to become a state level Cricket Umpire? please explain starting from the grass root Steps.
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1-point penalty for return fault - actually official rule?

I was participating in a volleyball match and the opponent threw the ball over the net because we had just gained service. The referee called a "foul" and gave my team 1 point for so. I am unsure if ...
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1answer
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Should a re-serve be called if Referee and Line Judge disagree?

It was the last game of a volleyball tournament when a serve hit the baseline of the opponent's court - as to me it seemed. From the referee's perch, she instantly called it out. But then the line ...
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27 views

League Wide Queryable Databases [closed]

Are there league wide queryable databases for any type of statistics for sports leagues? Does someone run them for MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, BPL, la Liga etc.? Are they SQL queryable?
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1answer
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Does a fast paced NFL offense tire out the defense more than the offense?

NFL broadcasts of Philadelphia Eagles games are full of shots of the opposing team's defense struggling to catch its breath. The announcers often discuss how Chip Kelly's fluid, no-huddle offense ...
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3answers
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Why can't modern starting pitchers consistently pitch on 2-3 days rest?

I've been browsing through some historical pitching stats at Baseball-Reference.com. It seems that in the 1910s and 1920s, starting pitchers frequently pitched on 3 days rest, sometimes pitched on ...
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1answer
44 views

What if the 3-pt line was not introduced?

How would the succeeding players following the implementation of the 3 pt. line be successful if that area didn't exist?
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58 views

How are referees so good at spotting penalties in real time?

I'm thinking about american football in particular, but this question could be applicable to other sports. When I'm watching a game on TV I've noticed the referees are typically very good about ...
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Is it possible to lose points while playing table tennis?

Can you be deducted points for conduct during a table tennis match? Also, if you are deducted points are you allowed a negative score?

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