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Technology behind the 'rev counter' for spin bowlers?

Watching the 2013 Australia Vs England Test series ("The Ashes"), I have seen for the first time an interesting piece of technology which shows the rotation speed of the ball. This is used when ...
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What is the NFL record for most receivers with a catch in a single game on the one team?

The Saints are up to ten unique receivers with at least one catch in tonight's game against the Ravens, and I can find a reference to the Packers having a franchise record of 12 that's been reached ...
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Which team has gotten the most punishments for slow over rate?

We know that slow over rate is an issue of the fielding team that can be punished by ICC. In June 2012 Misbah ul-Haq got punished (banned for one match) but their players didn't get that. But in May ...
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Who autographed this baseball?

Can anyone tell me whose autograph this is? I got this as a kid and it's definitely a national league player as it's on a national league ball. would have been in the mid-late 90s when I got it ...
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Why don't more NBA teams use the triangle offense?

Does anyone use the triangle offense other than Phil Jackson? He won 11 rings with it. In the NFL, teams copy each other all the time. How come teams don't copy Phil? I don't think the argument that '...
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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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Why do all “combat” sports always award championship belts (vs. other physical objects)?

Most organized sports award some kind of recognition to the top athlete or team within the sport over some time period. The form these awards take varies from sport to sport. Amateur sports tend to ...
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When/how did US professional wrestling transition from being competitive to being worked?

As I understand it, professional wrestling was initially a legitimate sport. Up until around 1920, the matches were mostly competitive (though there was a healthy dose of match fixing even then.) ...
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Are there currently any clubs that have more European titles than domestic titles (excluding minor domestic titles)?

In the years between its victories in the 1993 European Supercup and the 2001-02 Coppa Italia, the club formerly known as Parma A.C. had the rare distinction of having more European titles than ...
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Which player was named the first star in most NHL matches?

After a match in NHL (both in regular season and in Stanley Cup) three players are named three stars of the game. See also: Hockey Players Introduced After a Game What is the record for number of ...
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What are the ingredients in environmentally friendly ski/snowboard wax?

I've recently been interested in learning about the different types of waxes for skis and snowboards, and after reading about the damage that has been done by fluorocarbon wax (and others), I'm ...
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What does Atletico Madrid do tactically different since Diego Simeone took over?

Atletico Madrid has beaten Barcelona 2-0 recently in the Champions League and they have always posed a serious threat. Other teams have floundered against Barcelona. Apart from utilising Antoine ...
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What is the most match points saved by a tournament winner?

Recently Martin Kližan won ATP tournament in Rotterdam. On the way to the final he saved 8 match points (5 against Batistuta Agut and 3 against Mahut). What is the record for the most match ...
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Who pays for the travel for Heisman trophy nominees?

When a player is nominated to receive the Heisman Trophy, he and sometimes his family appears at the trophy presentation. Who pays for this travel?
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How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games?

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?

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