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Precise meaning of the cue-ball being "snookered"

The WPBSA rules define "snookered" as the following: 17. Snookered The cue-ball is snookered when a direct stroke in a straight line to every ball on is wholly or partially obstructed by a ...

snooker  
user avatar asked by Neo Score of 2
user avatar answered by OldPadawan Score of 1

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What is the difference between balls in Test and ODI Cricket?

In Test Cricket, the red colored ball is used while in ODI and T20I, the white colored ball is used. What is the difference between these balls(apart from color)? Why are different balls used in ...

cricket equipment  
user avatar asked by Himanshu Score of 20
user avatar answered by Orangecrush Score of 15

In cricket, is it a no-ball even if the ball hits the wicket?

I play cricket every summer and have been ever since I was little. During a match I was bowling. The rule in the league I play for is If the ball is bowled (without hitting the ground) above waist ...

rules cricket  
user avatar asked by user9336 Score of 4
user avatar answered by Philip Kendall Score of 5

How does one get 5 points in a football game?

During today's Niners vs Seahawks game, the score by the end of the first half was 0-5. What I don't understand is how the Seahawks scored 5 points. My understanding of football is : 6 points for a ...

american-football scoring  
user avatar asked by yuritsuki Score of 22
user avatar answered by Leatherwing Score of 31

What type of gas(if it is not air) is a soccer ball (football) filled with?

In any FIFA World Cup or UEFA competition or the Barclays Premier League and other professional football matches, what type of air is the ball filled with? Are there any regulations on the type of ...

rules football equipment  
user avatar asked by 100rabh Score of 2
user avatar answered by Philip Kendall Score of 6

What happens when a soccer player intentionally catches the ball with their hands in front of the goal?

With the defending player not being but acting like a goalkeeper, and assuming the ball would have clearly gone in otherwise. Can the referee award a goal in this case, even if the ball didn't go in?

rules football  
user avatar asked by 2080 Score of 12

Abbreviations in a football league table - what do they mean?

League tables for football often use a series of abbreviations for their columns, like P, W, D, L, GS, GA, +/-, Pts. What do they all stand for?

football terminology  
user avatar asked by Peter alex Score of 7
user avatar answered by Philip Kendall Score of 11

"53 has the Mic" means what in American Football?

I frequently hear quarterbacks say something like "53 has the mic" when pointing out the defensive formation. Usually the player number that he points out is a linebacker. I believe the defensive ...

american-football strategy  
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