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During what time period was the outcome of roller derby matches primarily fixed?

One of the persistent stories I hear about roller derby is that there was a time when the outcome was entirely fixed. I have had many people involved in it assure me that that was a phase of the past, ...
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Is there a way to practice Snooker cue action at home?

I'm wondering what kind of snooker practice can be done at home alone! Cause I have a cue & I just trying to get a nice stance & grip & I don't how can I improve cue action at home with ...
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Achievement relating athletic in spite of age [duplicate]

My name is Vimal and I am 27 years old .I want to start athletic carrier. Last year I had participated in state athletic competition and from there I was very much influenced to achieve something in ...
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Athletic relating age [on hold]

My name is Vimal and I am 27 years old .I want to start athletic carrier. Last year I had participated in state athletic competition and from there I was very much influenced to achieve something in ...
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Are there official rules for touch rugby?

Touch rugby is a sport widely played in New Zealand and Australia, similar to rugby league except the main difference is that the person with the ball is touched instead of tackled. To the best of my ...
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CHECK alert in Chess by opponent? [migrated]

Suppose A and B are playing chess game A moves knight which is between king of A and Rook of B. Then automatically A's king gets check At that time can B kill the king and win OR B need to alert A ...
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Which is better TT racket? Stiga elite wrb system OR GKI Kung Fu DX? [on hold]

Which is better TT racket? Stiga elite wrb system OR GKI Kung Fu DX? I have used Stiga elite wrb system -- It have good control and I am going to buy GKI Kung Fu DX racket. Let me know which is ...
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Counting random shots (foosball)

Is there a definition of foosball random shots? Do people track them somehow for fun as a "debt" as part of championship ladder?
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What is inside and outside in Boxing?

Was reading an article and there comes these words. What is the meaning of out and in in boxing. Any one to expound?
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What is the reasoning behind fantasy baseball's “Any off-season trade acquisitions must be your keeper” rule? [on hold]

Does anyone know the basis or reasoning behind this rule? Why is it instituted? Does it prevent something unruly from occurring?
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NFL - If you are on waivers and under contract can you get credit for serving a suspension?

For example, Johnny Manziel is under contract with Cleveland next year. He will likely get put on waivers and likely get a suspension from the NFL. Will he get credit for serving a suspension (e.g. ...
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Is a double-challenge possible?

In American football (NFL), is it possible for both teams to challenge on the same thing for the same play?
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Why isn't the term “hat trick” used in American Football?

Hat trick is commonly used in association football and hockey when a player scores three goals in a match or game. Given that association football and American football have similar roots, I would ...
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Why is the doubles match still played when the round is already won by a team in Fed Cup?

A Fed Cup round consist of 2 national teams playing 5 matches(4 singles & 1 doubles). Whoever wins 3 matches wins the round. Why do teams still play a dead rubber doubles match when the round is ...
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What color shoes can USSF referee's wear?

It states in the 2014 ATR: 5.1 Officiating Team Uniforms .... Black shoes are preferred but referees can wear any color shoes so long as they are appropriate to perform the duties required ...
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Indoor / outdoor track and field different records?

Why there are different records from indoor / outdoor performances? I mean maybe distances 200m and 400m has different tracks (with different lengths of curves and straights) but why there are two ...
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47 views

Reason behind curved hockey stick?

What is the reason behind curved hockey sticks? I would like to know about it's history, reason of curve, benefits and science. Thanks in advance.
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Protection of back protectors while skiing and boarding

After seeing the news about a recent skiing accident in Germany (Two people collided with each other and afterwards with a snow cannon, both dead) I was wondering how much extra protection a back ...
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Can two teams from the same league be drawn in the same champions league group?

I was sure the answer to my question is "No", but I can't seem to find any concrete resources to confirm it either way. Is it possible for two teams from the same domestic league to be drawn to play ...
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Why India and China are performing poor in International football? [closed]

Modified: Why India and China are so poor in International football ? Reasons behind my Question: Both countries have vast population. Teams will definitely get sponsors and support. China is good ...
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Who was the first manager to get expelled from a match in the history of football?

Who was the first manager to get expelled from a match in the history of football? (First event that was recorded and reported.) A recent example: Jose-Mourinho
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What are the powers of referee in a football match?

What are the powers and duties of a referee in a football match(defined in the football laws)?
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Is a batsman out when the ball(hit by the batsman) naturally turned back to his stumps(but ball first went out of his crease)

Is a batsman out when the ball naturally turned back to his stumps , but ball first landed out of his crease? This happened to us when we played cricket last week , the bowler was a spinner , batsman ...
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Theoretically, what is the maximum number of times any two English Premier League teams can play each other in a single season?

Assuming that the two teams are eligible for every available competition, and including every scenario (such as cup replays, etc.), what would be the maximum number of times that two teams from the ...
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What happens if a player hits single one instead of a double with the last dart?

If a player has one dart to throw and requires two points to win, what happens if they hit a single one instead of a double one?
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How to prevent rolling one's ankle while doing badminton?

While playing badminton I often twist my ankle which is of course very unpleasant. Usually before starting playing, athletes prepare by warming up and stretching. Are there some exercises for that ...
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Is it always an indirect free after after misconduct by a player?

According to the USSF's 'Advice to Referees', section 12.25: 12.25 RESTARTS FOR MISCONDUCT a. Offenses on the field of play If play is stopped solely to deal with misconduct committed on ...
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How to choose a backboard for a garden basketball court?

My friend and I are building our own garden basketball court. We also want to make it into a small squash court. The problem we are having is wether we should buy a standalone basketball stand or a ...
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What is the handle on backpacks in snowboard scenes from the movie Point Break 2015

In Point Break 2015 throughout the movie they have backpacks with a quite visible white handle on the left, this has nothing to do with parachute gear which is different and is used in different parts ...
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Powder Problems Snowboarding

This is a big issue that I am having when I am doing snowboarding runs on powder. Usually, when there is fresh powder from overnight or accumulation during the day, I tend to "trip over" and lose my ...
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What is a powerplay in cricket?

What is a powerplay in cricket? What is its duration? When can a team take it? What is the difference between a bowling powerplay and a fielding powerplay? I am watching T20 Matches; does it change ...
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Do the laws of cricket allow running on the last ball, even after winning?

Say, teamA score is 368 (369 to win), and teamB is batting at 368 (or 366). One run (or 3 runs) will make them win. The batsman hits the ball for a six, so score is 374 (or 372) which is more than the ...
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Were volleys considered unsportsmanlike in tennis?

Is it true that in the past the volley was considered an unsportsmanlike shot in tennis? If so, why was this, and when did this attitude change? I have listened this thing during a recent tennis ...
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How can a football team tie with another team?

I am, a football beginner, but still a fan. Now I've been wondering how could an NFL team tie with another team. I know that there, is OT, and I'm not sure if the game ends with a tie after 1 OT. ...
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USAHockey registration purpose?

So I've been just recently mastering ice skating and I'm getting pretty good at hockey from practice and I'm considering vouching for a small team to join soon. I gave a few proposals, but was asked ...
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Why there is gender discrimination in tennis sport? [duplicate]

There are more sets for males & but very less sets for females. clearly we can able to say gender discrimination in tennis sport. so Why there is gender discrimination in tennis sport?
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How many times in EPL did a title deciding final game of the season take place between two title chasing teams?

Referring only to the Premier League era (since 1992), how many times did it occur that two title challengers faced each other in the last game of the season to decide the fate of the trophy (i.e. ...
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1answer
58 views

Can a runner achieve a first down when offensive holding is called down field?

Say it's 2nd and 5 at Team A's own 25 yard line and a runner makes of gain of 10 yards to the 35 yard line. What happens if offensive holding is called down field at Team A's 35 yard line? Offensive ...
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1answer
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What's the etymology of the term Red Zone

I know what the Red Zone is. My interest is the etymology of the word. I'm not sure of the first time I heard it or if they even used it when I was kid growing up in Oakland during the 70's. ...
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1answer
45 views

The Dime Package in Football

I've frequently heard of the 'Dime Package' in football. I know the nickel package but don't get with the dime is. Can someone explain the dime package and under what circumstances that it should ...
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1answer
305 views

Players at certain position are all injured, what happens?

What happens if all or the basic amount of necessary players on a NFL team are injured in the same game and cannot return to play? Do they take some other players that are able to play such necessary ...
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MLB Rule Changes, what is the process?

It seems many sports have a system but it isn't always followed. It may start with team owners and then voting to push it forward or 'commissioner' role may just implement something arbitrarily, ...
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How much do starting-blocks affect the 60m sprint?

My previous PB in the 60m was 7.21, with blocks. That was about 18 months ago, the other day I ran 60m in 7.47. I've read the blocks can effect the 100m anywhere from .2 - .4, how much will my time ...
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Why do the Golden State Warriors call themselves dubnation?

The basketball team The Golden State Warriors call themselves dubnation. Why?
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Is the Concorde Agreement still in effect?

In Formula 1 the Concorde Agreement set forth a division of money from TV rights all the way to how much power individual teams had along with a special component for Ferrari where they could veto ...
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Shouldn't they call it a fair pole?

I didn't find a dupe on this and it's an age old topic BUT.... Why do they call it a foul pole? Fly ball, hits the foul pole and it's a home run. That doesn't make any sense to me. So my ...
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How many players allowed on a high school baseball team?

How many players can you have on a high school baseball team? In middle school last year we were allowed to have 15 players and we did but ended the season with 9.
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885 views

NFL two turnovers in one play

During the last seconds of the 2015 AFC Championship (Broncos vs Patriots), the ball was intercepted by a Bronco, and while the guy was running, he accidentally fumbled the ball and the Patriots ...
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Annual pay for a starter in professional hockey?

I know a guy who is trying to sign for a minor-league team that is asking for at least $10,000.00 U.S.D. (or equivalent in other currency) a week or $480,000 a year minimum. I can only find info on ...
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1answer
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Onside kick statistics

What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the NFL regular season this year? In what percentage of onside kicks did the kicking team regain possession of the ball?

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