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What are the financial requirements for football clubs to play in the UKs Women's Super league and Championship

Doncaster Belles will play in the UK's third tier of women's football in the 2018-19 season, despite winning the second tier league in 2017-18. Source. According to news reports, this is to "ensure ...
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How should a soccer beginner should train? [on hold]

What ratio between regular team training at a club free play (just playing soccer 5v5 on small pitch) training alone on a pitch should a soccer beginner (1st/2nd year) follow? (and why that is) ...
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I don’t know who’s autograph this is. All I know is he played for the Texas Rangers when I got it autographed [on hold]

I don’t know who’s autograph this is. All I know is he played for the Texas Rangers when I got it autographed.
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Why do few teams use “hybrid” starters other than the Tampa Bay Rays?

The Tampa Bay Rays traded Chris Archer for pitcher Tyler Glasnow (and two other prospects). The Rays have then "started" Glasnow in four games, for 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and 6.2 innings, respectively. He is ...
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Difference in boxing between PTS and UD

What's the acutal difference? Isn't the UD Unanimous decision as "united" decision, where all the referees agree, who is the winner. What's then PTS meaning?
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Unknow Signature on baseball [on hold]

baseball with unknown signature.Does anyone know who's signature this is? It came on a 50 year Jackie Robinson anniversary 1997 baseball
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Does anyone know who's signature is on this baseball? [on hold]

this ball came from new york and therefore assume it is a player from the mets or yankees. Anyone have an idea?
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What will be the Davis Cup format from 2019?

Currently, the Davis Cup consists in a series of heats throughout the year (on February, March, May and November, if I recall properly), each one where the winner needs to get three matches to make it ...
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Odd scenario at first base through poor baserunning

Runner on first, a grounder is hit to first and the runner doesn't advance because he thinks the ball is going foul. The ball is played by the first baseman and ruled fair. The first baseman touches ...
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What is the minimum age of a coach in a football leagues like premiership, La Liga and Seria A

At what age can a coach or a manager can manage a team and what is the minimum age required to be a coach in any of the following leagues? La Liga Premier League Serie A German Budesliga
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Have there been cases where the PTBNL depended on the centerpiece's performance?

Recently, the Tampa Bay Rays traded Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for rookies Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows, and a player to be named later (PTBNL). That PTBNL turned out to be Shane Baz, ...
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What is the best basketball ball material to use in concrete/cement court?

I've been reading about the materials of basketball but since there's different types of outdoor courts I decided to ask because I want to use it on a court like this: Example court So, as you can ...
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How much is Cristiano Ronaldo Salary at Juventus [on hold]

I want to know the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus and how much is his weekly Pay after tax
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Why do coaches reveal the actual formation of their squad in association football?

Commonly, before a broadcast football game you will see the positions of each team's players on the field. Now since this can't be enforced as a rule, wouldn't it be strategically benificial that ...
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Can an athlete with double nationality beat two country records at the same time?

There is a tweet about the recent European Athletics Championship in Berlin, 2018: U20 World Record Swedish National Record American Record #2 World Outdoor Mark All-Time #4 World Indoor/...
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Runner doesn't tag from second run scores from third but out is made at second [duplicate]

This happened a couple years back and has bothered me. There was a runner on second and third with one out. The ball was hit to center and caught. The runner from third tagged and scored and the ...
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If the legal 7th delivery is a no ball then will there be a free hit?

By legal 7th delivery, I mean the umpire not realising that 6 balls have been bowled and so the bowler throws the 7th delivery. I know that in such a case the extra ball is considered to legal. But if ...
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Is chalking a snooker/pool stick a recent habit?

I was watching this video from 1987, so I wonder if chalking the stick is a recent discovery that they didn't know about back then? Jimmy is drinking beer and frustrated but John is shooting very ...
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Why do players walk off in snooker without any outward display of emotions or celebration?

Like golf, I feel snooker has a reserved body language and sportmanship to it. Excluding dynamic personalities like Ronnie O'Sullivan I feel the game has this sense of respect. When players get 147 ...
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When attempting a side or top curve spin in snooker do you need to adjust the aim of the shot?

I'm trying to get my head round this. I'm practicing positioning shots. If I want to hit the cue ball on the side, top, bottom etc do I need to aim slightly off for example hitting an angle to ...
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Has a player ever obtained a 147 via two breaks?

Suppose John starts a break and gets red-black combinations to a reasonable score, then misses red. Paul takes his shot next but misses straight away, scoring nothing. John takes his next break and ...
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Is the convention for reporting football results universal?

In Britain (and throughout Europe and the football-playing world), it is the normal convention to state the name of the home team first and the away team second. So when the results are read out on ...
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Can you choose to play a fault serve in racquetball?

Scenario: My opponent serves the ball short, but I'm in a good position to return it. Does a fault serve automatically end the rally? Or can I choose to return the serve and continue the rally?
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Knuckles to punch with [on hold]

Which knuckle should I try to punch with, top 2 or bottom 3? My dad always had me use bottom 3 and I know Jack Dempsey advocated bottom 3 but I know it's controversial. I would like your opinion.
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Has a golf hole ever gone an entire round in a full-field event without any score worse than par?

I noticed when watching the 2018 PGA Championship that the short par 3 3rd hole had 20 birdies and 25 pars so far during the day's play. And that got me to wondering... has a field ever gone perfect ...
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Which FIFA World Cup qualifiers have never faced each other in the final round of any FIFA World Cup tournament? [closed]

Which FIFA World Cup qualifiers have never faced each other in the final round of any FIFA World Cup tournament?
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Who comes out of the penalty box after goal?

Suppose that Team 1 has players Adam and Bob. Adam takes a double minor penalty, and during the powerplay, Bob takes a 2 minute minor. Then, on the 5-on-3 powerplay, Team 2 scores a goal. Assuming ...
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What does “Final MON” mean in MLB Sunday games results?

I've seen F/10 MON and F/11 MON and Final MON written after game results in the banner across the bottom of the TV, in WMBA, MLB and MLS, What does MON mean? Google is giving me nothing. UPDATE: ...
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When and where will all fixtures for the Bundesliga 3 be available for 2018/2019 season

I'm trying to find out exactly what date 1860 Munich are playing Hansa Rostock. Some websites say from the 1-4 March but without an exact day. Some websites only have a limited number of fixtures till ...
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UFC champions with Olympics medals

Henry Cejudo became the first Olympic champion to win a UFC belt in the UFC history. Cejudo beat the defending champion, Demetrious Johnson in UFC 227 in Los Angeles. Which UFC champions have been ...
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Should Jorgensen have been sent off for his DOGSO foul in Croatia-Denmark (2018 FIFA World Cup)?

I am of course referring to the foul that occurred at the 113th minute of the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark, when Rebić would have scored an easy goal had he not been fouled in the box ...
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How to choose a golf club for beginners with at least cost?

I'm just begin interested in golf, so i'm intend buy one golf club but I don't have the experience to choose. What are my options?
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Golf GPS coordinates of the holes and tee box

Is there any database containing the PGA tournaments holes and tee box coordinates (or latitude/longitude)? Thanks in advance
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43 views

Why do swimmers wear headphones?

I notice that at the London Olympics several of the swimmers wore headphones as they came into the pool area. Why is this?
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Does one have to hit a cushion during a break in snooker?

I was wondering during the break in a snooker game can I simple strike the cue softly and just touch the reds. Or do I have to hit the cue ball and make sure it rebounds and hits a cushion? I just ...
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1answer
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Why was the 1-1-8 formation popular in 19th Century football?

Today I learned that 1-1-8 is one of the oldest football formations. It was widespread in 19th century. Why this unusual formation was so popular?
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Can a player shout falsely the remaining time of the shooting clock?

I was at a game, where 10 seconds were remaining, player A had the ball and player B of the opposite team started yelling the countdown (3,2,1...). Player A shot from half court over the board and the ...
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How many players a club can sell during a single transfer period?

I wanted to know how many players a club can sell during the transfer period? Are there any rules that FIFA (or UEFA) have issued regarding this matter?
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Is there a fixed duration for celebration in football

In this video, you'll see on multiple occasions that a team celebrated just a tiny a bit too long, the referee let the match continue while the team is celebrating and the second team took the ...
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1answer
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Cricket bat crack effect

I brought a cricket bat last month. I had a couple of sessions in nets and it started cracking along the grain at the shoulder of the bat. Is it normal or do I need to repair it?
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How much is the cost for a team to be registered in the CONCACAF Champions League?

I'm wondering how much is the cost for a team to be registered in the CONCACAF Champions League. E.g, let's say the champion club from Haiti wants to play in the first phase of the CONCACAF Champions ...
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What is the shortest recorded time between a player being in games for two different NFL teams?

This question asks whether a player can be traded between Thursday and Sunday/Monday, and whether such a player can play again inside of a rolling week (seven consecutive days, contrast with the ...
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Can a traded player play for two teams in one week?

Suppose a player in a Thursday Night Football game catches the eye of a team playing on the Sunday or Monday of the same Week, and a trade is quickly completed in the interim. The player is able to ...
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1answer
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What yard shows on scoreboard if the ball is between yard lines?

If the ball is located between yard markers, which yard line is displayed on the scoreboard and is the running back credited for a yard gain or not?
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49 views

Why have “less than 250 feet” in rule 5.05(a)(5) if rule 2.01 renders its chance of occurrence to zero?

While reading Rule 5.05, I came across the following in (a)(5): A fair ball passes over a fence or into the stands at a distance from home base of 250 feet or more. Such hit entitles the batter ...
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1answer
54 views

What happens if fielder catches ball at fence but drops ball over fence?

Here's the scenario: Batter hits pitch, ball looks to drop just outside the fence but a fielder manages to get to the fence quickly and climb on it to attempt a catch, raising his arm to try and get ...
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2answers
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What is the definition for second chance points in the NBA?

I have been reading this, but the details still feel unclear. https://www.sportingcharts.com/dictionary/nba/second-chance-points.aspx Short question: Will any shooting miss activate the possibility ...
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Squash doubles serving query

Once the server has hit the ball is there any rule regarding players entering the receiver’s box (i.e. crossing the half court line) before the receiver has played the ball?
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Highest Formula One WDC ranking without a podium finish?

Last year, with only drivers from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull finishing on the podium, Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finished 7th and 8th in the championship with no podium ...
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Is “What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch” appropriate sporting behavior?

(I asked this question on IPS.SE however I have altered the question to get a different insight from more sport minded people) Recently, a new friend of mine started up a 5-a-side soccer session in ...

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