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Usage of unusual characters in sports shirts

Many languages make use of characters outside the standard English A-Z set, and these characters often make it into family names, e.g., Özil, Fàbregas, Čech, Szczęsny, and so forth. Surprisingly (to ...
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Serving Changes in Table Tennis

In table tennis, the serve changes after every 5 serves. But I don't understand that rule. If A wins a rally, A get 1 point. After that, if B wins a rally, B get 1 point. Now, who should do the next ...
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22 views

Counting an assist

Assists in basketball are counted as passes that directly lead to a scored basket. I've noticed players passing to their open teammates for a jumpshot, or throw up lobs for players cutting to the ...
2
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1answer
32 views

Player positioning in Doubles Badminton

In singles, the player who has an even score stands on the right side of a court and the person who has an odd score stands on the left side of the court. However, I want to ask about that system in ...
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What's the name of this two guys in the picture? [on hold]

Is there anyone that knows this two guys? Name and something more
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Who won that rebound: Larry Bird or Magic Johnson? [on hold]

In 1985, game 2 of the NBA finals saw rivals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson face off. There is a famous picture (below) of them battling for a rebound. Who won it?
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In an interrupted cricket match, how D/L Method is calculated? [on hold]

We all know that, for making result in cricket match both the umpair goes for the help of D/L method, but how this is been calculated,? please anybody answer this
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How to learn swimming if I have water-phobia? [on hold]

I have tried to learn swimming a lot. I have taken private classes, group classes to learn it, but I they did not help. I think that I have water phobia especially for the deep parts of swimming pool. ...
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0answers
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Should I quit baseball? [on hold]

I've been playing since fourth grade and I love the sport. But, since last year in 9th grade I had very little to no playing time. Even after I would go to school everyday at 6:30 to 7:30 and get bp ...
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0answers
17 views

Bluetooth headphones for swimming [on hold]

I've been researching without success for a pair of bluetooth headphones which I can use for swimming. The closest i got was : photive but the questions and answers say they are not meant for ...
2
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2answers
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Is an intentional foul in “killers” pool considered cheating?

I was playing "killers", the billiards variant in Ireland a while ago. I was left with one life left and I did not feel I had a shot to sink any balls, so I decided I'd use my shot to make the next ...
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0answers
16 views

Highest median score of a full innings

What is the highest median individual score of a full innings (where the whole team has batted) in cricket? i.e. for a given innings the median score is the middle score if all scores are placed in ...
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Cricket: Highest lowest score of a full innings

What is the highest lowest individual score of a full innings in cricket? i.e. for a given full innings (where the team is 'all out') one player will have the lowest individual score of the team. What ...
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to tell my football position which best suits me [on hold]

I want to know which position I will be best suited in soccer match...I am 5.5feet tall and athletic , lean, fast and play football well. Please tell me my position for playing.
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Why does not Vuelta have young rider jersey?

While both Tour de France and Giro d'Italia have young rider classification, Vuelta a España does not have a competition for young riders. Is it known for what reasons decision not to have young ...
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How to practice yoga effectively on your own? [on hold]

I am a beginner in this sport. I have taken some sport classes for 3 months, but I do not have time to continue the classes. Since I work, only in the afternoons I can practice and exercise. So how ...
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How can I be a cricket umpire?? What is the procedure in Bangladesh? [duplicate]

It's my dream for such a long time since when I was at school. I have done my duty as a cricket umpire in my school and college for about 4 to 5 years and all the boys congratulated me as a creditable ...
2
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0answers
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Can you get autographs of the Baseball HOF inductees?

I'll be going to the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in a few days, and would like to understand how they handle autographs. Do the inductees give autographs? For free or for a cost? Or ...
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1answer
73 views

Athletes who have won Olympic medals under the olympic flag

With the Russian Track and Field team recently banned from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, I'm wondering if any athlete has ever won medals, gold on particular, under the Olympic flag in the Winter ...
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22 views

What teams in North American leagues lost more games against expansion teams?

In the four North American major leagues (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB), what are the teams with the worst record against new teams in the first game they faced each other? New teams refers to both expansion (...
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1answer
28 views

Teams in North American leagues that won their first game ever? [closed]

What teams, in the four major North American leagues (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB), won their first ever game? This includes both expansion franchises (e.g., Minnesota Wild) and relocations (e.g., Atlanta ...
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2answers
46 views

Player Option in Contracts?

While reading around the net during this off-season, I noticed the term "Player Option" comes around a lot, especially with high profile players. I know it's a clause in their contracts, but my ...
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1answer
169 views

Par 7 in golf hole?

I know that there are many par 6 holes in golf courses and is Par 6 the highest for a hole? Does any golf course have par 7 hole in the world?
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Ball in hand on the black - where can it go?

If I made a foul (such as scratching the cue ball), my opponent has the ball in hand. Where can they place it, if they are on the black?
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Foot pain when playing ice hockey [closed]

I get a really bad pain when I play ice hockey on the bottom of my foot, If I was to describe what it feels like its sort of like a cramping feeling along the bottom of my foot it's really painful ...
2
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2answers
52 views

change of possession at halftime

Is the following correct? In a high school basketball game, the first half ends with the possession arrow favoring black. Therefore, to start the second half, black throws the ball in. Once the ...
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0answers
34 views

50% of runs in an innings [closed]

How many batsmen have got more than (or equal to) half their teams total runs in an innings? To keep this specific, I'm only looking for international test cases of this because I can imagine much ...
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0answers
38 views

Soccer styles of play [closed]

How many famous football schools of play or styles of play are there? Each team has hiw own style but styles that trascended one team or country to be emulated by serveral teams . Which others besides ...
4
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1answer
37 views

Influence of water temperature on swimmer performance

What is the optimal water temperature for a swimmer performance? Are there records of swimmer performance vs. water temperature? I'm not a swimmer but in general I would like to understand if there is ...
5
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1answer
52 views

Black Crumb Nuisance

Every Sunday I play five a side football at the local 3G pitches. Every Sunday I bring home hundreds if not thousands of the small black bits used to fill the pitch. This in itself is a nightmare, ...
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What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?

On Sunday 10 July 2016 at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, three athletes in the men's 5000m final finished with exactly the same time of 13:40:85 (a fourth arrived only a hundredth ...
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1answer
26 views

Training ideas for goalkeeper/wicketkeeper [closed]

I am a goalkeeper and a wicket keeper, and because these are specialist positions they need different drills and equipment to, say, midfielders or bowlers. I have my own drills but I'd like some new ...
2
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1answer
42 views

Does the run count? Third out, not forced, not by batter-runner

Runners on 2nd and 3rd, two out. Ground ball to shortstop, following order of events: 1) Runner from third crosses home plate. 2) Runner from second is tagged out by the shortstop for what is judged ...
3
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2answers
460 views

Has any cyclist won all of the individual, points and climbing jerseys in the same Tour de France?

Has it ever happened that a cyclist has won all three of the main jerseys (yellow, green and polka dot) in the same Tour de France?
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1answer
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How does the Castrol index works?

I've read some vague explanations of how the Castrol Index works but none of them explain it in details. Does anyone knows how it works in detail?
2
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1answer
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Are these two NFL rules overlapping?

I read two rules quoted on this website that seems to overlap: Rule 5, Section 1, Article 1: The game is played by two teams of 11 players each. If a snap, free kick, or fair-catch kick is made ...
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1answer
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Soccer players with over 100 international goals (IFFHS definition)

Who are the soccer players with the most international goals? The international goal definition used is the one from IFFHS (international goals in national team + international goals in club) and not ...
2
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0answers
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Climber or Points rankings leader not finishing Tour de France

Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?...
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A batter overruns first base, but misses the bag. Is then tagged out. Does the runner on 3rd score?

Here's something that happened at a game recently and I can't find the answer to it: 2 outs, runner on 3rd. Batter hits a slow roller to third. The third baseman picks it up but makes a bad throw to ...
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0answers
29 views

How would a manager use a starter and reliever differently in an All-Star game?

In a "regular" game, a starter pitches "several" innings while a reliever pitches one or two. But in the All Star game, "all" pitchers pitch only one to two innings. So what has historically been the ...
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1answer
65 views

Who is the soccer player who won the most official international titles?

Who is the soccer player who won more international titles? So far the one I've found with more titles is Cafu with 18 titles, but I don't know if there is someone else. Only counting official titles ...
3
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1answer
73 views

A False Out Call by an Umpire

Situation: runners at second and third, no outs. A line drive gets caught by the short stop, who throws to third base to try and get a double play. The runner at third is called safe. However, the ...
2
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1answer
58 views

What if a shot going for 4 interfered by the spectators in cricket game?

This actually happened to the recent club cricket game I played last week. We needed 6 runs off 11 balls and had 3 wickets in hand. One of the batsman played a shot and ball was rolling slowly ...
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Improving weak foot

I'm a able to control and shoot with my right foot. But I'm not at all confident with my left foot. How can I improve my weak foot? By which I mean to improve my weak foot (in my case left foot) ...
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1answer
37 views

Are T20 Cricket games always played to the last ball?

Is there a point in a T20 match in which the losing team is mathematically eliminated (ie, no possibility of winning the match), and if so does the game end at that point? For example, Team A bats ...
2
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1answer
68 views

Climber rankings at Tour de France - must the winner finish the tour?

What if a few (2/3) stages to the end of the Tour de France a cyclist retires when he had a number of points that would make it mathematically unreachable by other cyclists in the climber ranking? ...
2
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1answer
51 views

What does HF stand for in context of track and field abbreviations (WR, MR, etc)?

The olympic trials has a site that show the results and standing records for each event. In the records section for each event, they list all the records, one of which is HF. What does HF mean? Here ...
6
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2answers
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Why is betting on yourself in a sporting event considered unethical?

I understand all the problems that a sports player betting against themselves can cause, but what is the harm caused by betting for oneself or one's team to win (note I am not saying win by X points, ...
3
votes
1answer
253 views

What do the tiny yellow RC cars next to the javelin throwing field do?

When they measure the distance of javelin throws during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, there are small yellow remote controlled cars driving around. Here is a screenshot of them. ...
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1answer
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Furthest EURO/World Cup progression without regulation time win?

In 2016, Portugal tied every game in their groups to qualify for the elimination rounds. After that, they won against Croatia and Poland in PKs. Their streak stops there since they won against Wales ...

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