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What determines the coefficients in the definition of slugging percentage?

When calculating slugging percentage, why do the numbers of singles, doubles, and triples get multiplied by 2, 3 and 4, respectively, in the numerator? And, perhaps related, why does the HR count ...
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Does the run count?

Runners on 2nd and 3rd 1 out... the batter hits a drive to the OF and the ball is caught for the 2nd out. the runners advance to home and 3rd base respectively for a sac fly... However, the runner on ...
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Greatest weight ever lifted (with good evidence)

It is widely reported that Paul Anderson lifted 6270lbs in a "backlift", but I have never seen a photo of this event and it seems that perhaps the story is exaggerated. So my question is, what is the ...
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Why is the hashtag #P3tra used in posts about Petra Kvitová

I have noticed that many twitter posts about Petra Kvitová use the hashtag #P3tra. What is origin of this hashtag? Is there some significance to this name (like 3 important wins or somethings ...
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Watches for sport activities [on hold]

I am looking for sport watches, and got a bit confused what model to chose that supports the following activities: Swimming in the pool. Swimming in the open water. Road bike. Sailing support is ...
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What's challenging?

How does "challenging" work? On close line calls, sometimes there is a graphic showing whether the shuttle was in or out, but other times players just discuss with the umpire, and the match goes on. ...
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How to make wheels to spark in inline skates?

I am designing choreography for WSSA freestyle skating competiton. I initially thought that you need to buy some special sparking wheels but here the sparking wheels are done by installing nails on ...
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How does the rankings works in boxing?

How does the rankings works in the boxing associations (WBA, WBO, WBC ... )? How can a boxer improve his rankings?
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Regulation grass height?

The grass or turf of a playing field can greatly affect gameplay, as grass affects the spin of the ball, traction / drag, among other things. In FIFA's Laws of the Game booklet, there is little ...
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What are the roles of the various officials?

At a Badminton tournament, a lot of different officials can be seen: There are obviously line judges and umpires, but from time to time we also see other technical officials coming on court. What do ...
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What teams won Champions League with a clean sheet?

With the Champion's League finals coming this weekend, I was wondering if any team has ever won the League or the European Cup without ever losing a game in both the Qualification rounds and ...
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How did Hollinger come up with the formula he did for PER?

Here is the Wikipedia article for John Hollinger's player efficiency rating (PER) statistic, which is commonly used as an "all-in-one" for (mostly offensive) performance in basketball. I would like to ...
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24 views

How exactly did the knockout punch work in Ali vs Liston (1965)? [on hold]

Ali vs Liston was a very famous match in the history of professional boxing, where Ali downed his opponent in a 1st round, 1st minute KO. I was watching the video of the match, but wasn't really able ...
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Meaning of penalty cards

At the 2016 All-England finals, Wang Shixian was shown a yellow and a red card. This Guardian article even has a picture of a black card. What do these cards mean, and when are they typically shown?
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In a major tennis tournament match, what was the largest difference in points won and lost where the winner lost more points?

In a Major (a.k.a. "Grand Slam") tennis tournament, what is the largest difference in total points won versus total points lost in a match where the winner of the match won fewer total points than the ...
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How does the World Ranking work?

Why are athletes ranked the way they are in the BWF world ranking? For instance, Marc Zwiebler, listed as World #10 as of May 2016, has not won any tournament this year, and has never won a top-level ...
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How to train for a competitive 10 km in two week? [migrated]

Good evening! I'm running in an athletic club for two years. I've just been noticed that I will have a 10 km run in two weeks (actually the 4th of June, I said two weeks to speak generally and make ...
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What happened in the Tony Drago vs. Alan McManus 2012 German Masters?

The situation I’m referring to can be seen in the following YouTube video: Tony Drago goes mad. German Masters Q v Alan McManus Starting around the 4:50 mark in the video, an exchange between the ...
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1answer
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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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Has this line judge made an obvious mistake?

Watching the recent Uber cup, I noticed that the line judge on the right is extending his arm (the sign for In), although the shuttle was out by quite a bit. Luckily, the line judge at the top is ...
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What is the Longest Sports Player's Name? [on hold]

I come from the Stack Overflow world of programming, and today I'm building a Database for Sports Cards. The Database Table for Cards (Think Excel Spreadsheet) has a column for the Player's name. In ...
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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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How to build basics to compete in slalom skating?

I have background in ice-skating and speed-skating, yet I find my technique a lot to be improved. Slalom skating is very different and demanding so much more from legs. So how to build basics 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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What is the best sports tracker for cross-training? [closed]

The same question what is in the topic. I'm running, cycling, cross training, swimming, table tennis and mountain walking.
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How are race numbers in cycling races assigned?

In cycling races all riders wear race numbers for easier identification. Are there som rules or traditions which decide which team gets which set of numbers? By looking on some races, it looks that ...
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I think I saw something like a “net” outside of a ball while watching a football game, what was that?

I was watching a football game and I think I saw something like a web (or you may call it a net, like fish nets) outside of the ball. It seemed odd, is there a thing like that in football?
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I wanna be a badminton player [closed]

I want to be a top Badminton player; I want to play at higher level and also to represent India in nationals. How do I get there? How can I find training opportunities, or start improving my play? I ...
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I am looking for italian soccer websites [closed]

Does anyone knows italian football websites like http://ultimouomo.com/ which have better outlook and superb articles?
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Baseball pinch hitter question

A pinch hitter is up to bat. A runner on first gets thrown out at second for the third out of the inning. The pinch hitter is not substituted for the player he was pinch hitting for. In the next ...
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1answer
36 views

Most 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game

What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game? Although it sounds simple, I couldn't find this stat in the internet.
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Has an ejection ever been reversed?

Most times when a player is ejected from the game by an ump, they attempt to argue their case. Has this ever lead to an ejection being reversed?
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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 benefits does sumo-backhead squat have over more narrow squat positions?

Barannik Mykola uses wide stance (like sumo) and bar on scapula (not on shoulders) for squating. I see this such that the bar lower spine creates less torgue on back while sumo position creates ...
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1answer
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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 viagogo a safe site to buy tickets? [closed]

I am planing to buy three tickets for Euro 2016 in France and I found the site viagogo, Is it safe and legal please?
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How to adjust to practicing with a junior varsity and varsity football team?

I'm a freshman in high school going into sophomore year. I played on the freshman team this year and now it's onto JV. JV and Varsity practice together, so I will be with the varsity players also. I ...
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Dry Suit Shorts: Do they exist?

Is it possible to purchase dry shorts/bottoms that keep the water out in a similar way that a dry suit does? Thank you!
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Does anyone glue a swim goggle gasket back in, and do so without causing eye irritation?

The gasket fell out amid beginning synchronized swimming practice; it was OK to use my back up pair, but I'd like to save bucks without destroying my vision. Any suggestions for a chemical or a ...
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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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1answer
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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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What can teams do when umpire has inconsistent strike zone?

I was watching a game between the Blue Jays and the Rangers yesterday several times the ball was clearly in the strike zone and balls were called and vice versa. The Blue Jays coach was furious and ...
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1answer
55 views

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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Can a batsman be out “Hit the ball twice” of a no-ball in cricket? [on hold]

I was not able to google even a single instance of out "Hit the ball twice" in cricket. Wikipedia doesn't mention no-ball. This link says that the batsman can be out "Hit the ball twice" of a ...
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24 views

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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24 views

What were the major transformations in pitching strategy in MLB history?

The more I get into baseball the more I'm realizing that it's a pitchers game. If a pitcher is unhittable, the opposing team cannot win. I've also read some material on early pitchers in the deadball ...
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Webbed gloves for spearfishing or snorkling will give me more speed?

I like to have more speed when swimming as I feel this is safer due to being able to escape dangerous situations. Would webbed gloves provide this in a spear fishing or snorkeling environment?

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