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Strike rotation during a sixer in cricket

Whenever a batsman makes a six, can he rotate the strike ? Will he get the six runs and also the strike rotated ?
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Why do setters jump before setting the volleyball?

Every time when the setter is just about to set the ball he jumps and then sets the ball. What is the rationale behind jumping? Is it to provide the cushioning effect before touching the ball or is ...
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Which segmentations are there for sports?

As far as I know, people playing different sports can be separated by age, sex, and sometimes weight. Are there any other segmentations/categories in any sport?
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Fight in which Mike Tyson knocked out opponent with first punch?

I remember once seeing a clip in which a young Mike Tyson knocked out his opponent with the very first punch of the fight (or round). It was an unusual knockout because he hit him in the top of the ...
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Age restriction

How does the age restriction rule applies in football, is there any regulation by FIFA or CAF. If a player is registered while under age, will that player still be eligible to play under that age ...
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Has any basketball player dived over the edge?

Watching the 2016 NCAA Men's Championship for March Madness. They are playing at the NRG Stadium in Houston. This is a frequent site for the tournament. This court is raised, so that each sideline ...
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Does learning by teaching apply also in sports?

I like explaining programming skills and mathematical theories to others because in the teaching or writing process I can learn more than I study alone. Some theories in education psychology also ...
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What is a hit called, that is not a home run, but still allows the batter to make it around the bases?

I know about singles, doubles and triples, depending on where the batter ends up, while the ball is in the out field, but what if the batter has enough time to make it all the way around? Is it still ...
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Optimal elimination and scoring system for three-team tournament?

We are planning a casual "sports" event with my friends for the summer. These sports events include a series of beer pong and molkky (a Finnish throwing game) matches throughout two evenings. There ...
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Rugby - obscuring the ball from the opponent

Can a player pretend to pass the ball to another and the second player pretend like he has it? All while obscuring the ball from the opposition. I was watching the animated TV series "All Out!!"/"...
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Why are trophies awarded when the tournament gets cancelled?

On the day each NCAA basketball conference tournament was cancelled, (both for men and women), there was a small ceremony where one team won the trophy for their respective conference. I am assuming ...
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Question about the Definition of the “Gather”

so, in the NBA rulebook, it says: "The gather is defined as the point where the player gains enough control of the ball to hold it, change hands, pass, shoot, or the player cradles the ball against ...
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Final game between loser and winner when there is a race to two in winners' bracket and one and done in losers' bracket

In a double elimination tournament (billiards) the winners bracket is a race to two. The losers bracket is winner moves on. How is the last game (the final) played for the undefeated winner and the ...
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New Goal kick rules and when a keeper can pick up the ball [duplicate]

On a goal kick if the keeper has a teammate standing in front of him can he flick the ball off off this player's butt and pick up the ricochet?
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What differentiates a check from interference?

...more specifically, when a puck carrier dumps it in the zone and chases, this regards when contact is made by the defenseman covering him. It seems to be a judgement call by the referee whether to ...
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Why would hitting the ball with the leading edge generate more spin?

I have often heard it said that when brushing the ball, you should hit the ball with the leading edge of the bat for maximum spin. To make this clearer, lets assume we are doing a heavy backspin serve ...
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Finding a sport composed of multiple other sports

I am 100% sure that it was in the past 2 Olympics but not the most recent in 2016. The sport was about running but there is a twist that a competitor has to complete other tasks like shooting, ...
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Where does injury prevention exercises fit in a middle school soccer practice session?

I have been coaching 7th grade soccer for about two seasons now, going into my 3rd this quarter, and I want to include some sport injury prevention exercises in my 1 hour and a half practice session. ...
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Can we find out how many out-of-competition doping tests an athlete has missed for a specific year online?

I'm talking about the WADA doping test discussed here. If an athlete has missed one or two tests within a year, can we know that from public sources? Is it annouced anywhere?
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Reaching crease and then step out [duplicate]

Batsmen 1 hit the ball and take one run. So batsman 2 run, reached his crease but the step out to collect his bat that he have dropped. In this he gets stumped. Is he out ?
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Why powerlifters commonly neglect benchpress bridge?

I observed records of various powerlifting competitions and I was supprised by the number of competitiors who are not utilizing a proper brdige during the benchpress. A strong example is the 83kg ...
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Is there a reason for “one set full out” strategy during deadlift for reps event in strongman competitions?

I have seen a few records of "deadlift for reps" event in various strongman competitions and it seems that they do all out first set quite often, no matter how much time left till time limit. This is ...
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Soccer offside by interfering with an opponent?

When a player in an offside position makes any move to allow a goal to be scored, after a deflection of an opponent, should the goal be allowed or not and why?
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Why are players not allowed to celebrate points won in kendo?

Out of curiosity, I was looking up the rules of kendo, and a very peculiar rule stood out to me. If a player celebrates in any way after winning a point, even with a subtle fist pump, the point can be ...
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Tennis: Ball In or Out? Hawkeye vs Frame-by-Frame Video

I was under the impression that line calling is done in the following way. Freeze time at the moment the base of the ball first touches the ground. Take a "bird's eye view" of the ball, ie ...
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Is there a medical exam for Olympic games participants provided by an Olympic comitee?

As far as I understand, the sport clubs and/or countries has their medical tests for the competitors in international competitions like Olympic games. However these "regional" exams are not standard ...
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Striker's bails off during delivery

What happens if the bails fall off at the striker's end during the delivery? I understand that the umpire should call and signal dead ball so the batsman cannot be out nor should he attempt runs and ...
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Diabetes and strongman athletes

I have read an interview with one of the top-level strongman competitor (I would rather not name him, cause I do not want to be toxic in any way to anyone). However, that athlete claims that he ...
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Why is getting three personal fouls in the first half of an NCAA basketball game a big deal [closed]

I know five personal fouls calls for an ejection, but I cannot find anywhere why three fouls before halftime is a big deal. Thank you for help
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How is the average batting average calculated?

Sorry if this is an easy question but I cannot find the answer anywhere. I'm wondering how the average of all batting averages in the MLB is calculated. Do you add up all the batting averages and ...
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3-number score?

I'm reading some novels by Hugh de Selincourt about village cricket in England. The scores are given as three numbers (e.g. 37—3—13). The first two seem to be runs so far (37) and wickets lost (3). ...
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Who scores in 0 outs, bases loaded, missed base at 2nd, on a deep foul fly in right field tag

0 outs, B4 hits deep fly to right catches but everyone is wheeling (and they drop relay ball is rolling around), R3 tags on third and scores, 2 misses third and scores, R1 behind him scores, BR ...
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Is statement “PEDs compensate the genetic disadvantages” valid?

I heard the hypothesis that PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) compensate for genetic disadvantages in athletes, thus the PEDs make the sport more "fair". I do not really care about the philosophic ...
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Placing a bet by the athlete himself [closed]

Can a player place a bet on himself for winning a sports event? For example a tennis player places a bet on himself for winning a match or a Grand Slam tournament? Obviously he can't place bet on ...
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Scheduling HS Brackets with Spring Break conflicts

I'm looking at a non-professional multi-school tournament starting soon with a major issue, that being Spring Break. Many of the schools don't have the same Spring break, and some of the schools will ...
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Why may Russians compete in world championships?

A few months ago it was announced that Russian athletes in all sports were banned from world championships and the Olympic games. Since then, I have seen many Russians still compete in such events. ...
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What is the point of the NBA regular season?

I am trying to get into NBA, but ... I don't get it. The regular season seems completely pointless and irrelevant to me. There are 30 teams, and the top 16 (that's more than half!!) make it to the ...
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Can I make my last ball and then the 8 ball in the same shot in 8 ball pool? [duplicate]

If I make my last ball, and the cue ball travels around the table and pockets the 8 ball in the same pocket, do I win or lose? After all I made the 8 ball in my last pocket and you don't have to ...
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NHL Rule Question

In a recent Bruins/Blackhawk game a Bruins goal was waived off because a Bruins Player knocked the puck down with his hand. If you watch the replay carefully you can see the puck was going to go wide ...
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Is it a win if the 8 ball bounces off opponents ball before making the called pocket?

When I call and shoot the 8 ball and it goes into the called pocket but the 8 bounces off opponents ball before going in, is that still considered a win?
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What type of mathematics do you use in sports betting?

I'm new to betting and want to know what type of mathematics are used in sports betting. I found something with Google about systems for betting but it didn't help me a lot. I also tried to find ...
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What's the use of computers when scoring UFC fights?

I read on https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/02/ufc-247-joe-rogan-rips-judging-andre-ewell-vs-jonathan-martinez-decision/amp: A fun fight was soured by its outcome. After Martinez (11-3 MMA, 2-2 ...
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What is the plane of the net in volleyball?

If a volleyball hits the top tape of the net but no part is over the net, is that considered crossing the plane?
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What differences are there between the XFL rules of today and the rules of XFL past?

As the title states - I know XFL was a league in the past, with rule differences between them and the NFL. I see the list of XFL/NFL rule differences of the current XFL league exist here, but I'm ...
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NFL: going for it on fourth and 1

I'm a soccer fan and rarely watch NFL. But one thing that bemuses me is the conservatism in the game. Why do teams not go for it more often on 4th and 1? The stats show it's a good play. The reward ...
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Why do boxers/fighters oftentimes spin around each other in the ring?

Boxing, MMA, wrestling, etc. - in many different types of 1v1 matches, many fighters will sort of 'orbit' around each other throughout the match regardless of fighting type. Why do fighters do this? ...
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Super Bowl home field advantage - home team vs away?

My understanding is that the AFC and NFC alternate nominal home and away team status in the Super Bowl. In the theoretical case where a team makes it to the Super Bowl in the same year that their ...
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Difference between turnover and steals

In the NBA app, I was reading the statistics of the match Lakers vs Kings. In particular, Lakers have 10 steals, Kings have 5 steals. Moreover, Lakers have 14 turnovers, while Kings have 16 turnovers....
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First official sport with timer stopage

What was the first ever team sport to stop the timer during a match and only count actual game time? (for example the NBA or the NFL)
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What happens if I call the 3 ball in one corner and the 8 ball in another? [duplicate]

My last ball on the table is the 3. I call the 3 ball in one corner and the 8 ball in the other corner. I make contact with the 3 ball first, then the 8 ball. Does it matter if the 3 ball goes in ...

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