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What is required for a football throw-in to be legal?

Is it correct for a football throw-in to be legal that: The thrower needs to be outside the playing field Both feet must be in contact with the ground The ball must be thrown from over head with both ...
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Does the "tea" break in cricket always include actual tea?

Tomorrow is my first match against St. Peters junior team and my coach told me that it will involve a tea break. I do not wish to drink tea - will this be expected or enforced during the tea break?
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Heliox saturation diving excursions nitrogen levels in Breathing gas medium [migrated]

The main question is on of effect of changing the composition of breathing gas mixture. When Breathing a mixture 10% Oxygen 8% nitrogen and 82% Helium at saturated levels will there be an effect if we ...
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A possible walk off intentional walk

Suppose that two teams are playing their final game of the MLB season. It's a meaningless game that has no effect on the standings. In the bottom of the ninth the score is tied with bases loaded (so ...
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Can you interfere with the opponent's action on your side?

A player from team A makes a desperate attempt to get the ball by running on opponent's team side of the net (outside the court, I believe they are not allowed on the opponent's court?). A player from ...
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How do players know when to sub in hockey?

I attended a pro hockey game for the first time since I was a kid, and was wondering when players know when to sub in and out? It seems far too chaotic for a coach to shout someone's name for a one- ...
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Is being a bigger country in terms of population one of the main reasons India is consistently among top cricket teams?

If you see cricket history, India is considered a strong cricket team among top 12 teams. And one of the big reasons is probably history and cricket 'culture'. So this influence a lot that cricket is ...
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What additional tackling rules could the NFL adopt from Rugby in order to improve safety?

For many years the NFL has been changing the rules to improve player safety. How do tackling rules differ between Rugby and NFL? What additional tackling rules could the NFL adopt from Rugby in order ...
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Is harsh training from childhood necessary to win the world championship? [closed]

We have seen many videos of athletes undergoing harsh training since childhood in China. I don't know about other countries. What I want to know is that harsh physical training has been carried out ...
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What does this description of a baseball game mean?

The Atlanta Braves are going to the NLCS. The first game in the series is on Saturday 15 October 2021, but the game is described as ATL / LAD @ SF / ATL What does that mean? The Braves are playing ...
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Have All Skateboard Tricks Already Been Invented/Named? [closed]

It seems to me that there are only so many possible actions and combinations of actions that can be done on a skateboard, especially on flat ground, and the way that your body moves while performing a ...
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in badminton double both players hit the shuttle same time

senario is like this ...in badminton double game, both players are right handed , as shuttle went in middle of both players , one player want to play slow as shuttle is in his left side and his ...
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How is the NRR (net run rate) in IPL calculated [duplicate]

I am having a confusion regarding the net run rate calculation in IPL. The thing is after all the 14 matches, the NRR of KKR was +0.587 with 14 points. And after 13 matches, the NRR of MI was -0.048 ...
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Has any team won a non shut out game with only field goals since the nfl afl merger

If there are more than one of those games sort it by highest scoring to least scoring.
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What constitutes a "game-winning drive" statistically?

After the Buccaneers @ Patriots game - in which the Buccaneers won - it was revealed by statisticians that it was Tom Brady's 50th career "game-winning drive". What constitutes a "game-...
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How many men's singles matches have ended with the same score in all five sets?

How many men's singles Grand Slam matches (or Davis Cup matches) have ended with the same score in all five sets? Like the 2002 Wimbledon QF where David Nalbandian defeated Nicholas Lapentti 6-4, 6-4, ...
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When did it become convention to not contest a rugby league scrum?

I'm aware that it is allowed to contest a scrum but it is rarely done, presumably because the ball can be fed directly to the Lock at back of the pack - has it always been like this or was there a ...
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Why is there no official 400m+ distance of other strokes (apart from freestyle) in swimming?

As far as I'm aware there are 800m and 1500m events for freestyle in the pool but for other strokes such as breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly it seems to be capped at 200m. Why is this the case ...
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What's the precise definition of the individual "left on base" statistic?

MLB.com's box scores include a "LOB" column in the individual batting records, showing number of runners left on base. I am curious how exactly this statistic is defined. MLB's Glossary ...
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Fair catch of a kick-off that hits the ground first

Can a player on the receiving team of a kick-off call and make a "fair catch" of the ball if the kick is squibbed down the field (i.e., it has touched the ground first and remains in the ...
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What if a referee breaks the rules?

If a referee breaks official regulations are there any corrective courses of action? For example if a call is challenged and accepted by the ref after official review. Or more extreme if a ref decided ...
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What does "step" mean in FIBA traveling rule?

Here is the part of FIBA rule 25.2.1 about travelling: A player who catches the ball while he is progressing, or upon completion of a dribble, may take two steps in coming to a stop, passing or ...
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Which was the first soccer match a player placed himself lying behind the barrier to stop a free kick?

In a lot of matches against Lionel Messi, when he is about to execute a free kick, a player of the adversary team places himself lying behind the barrier to prevent Messi of trying to pass the ball ...
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Which losing team has had the most possession time?

In the NFL, which team has had the greatest time in possession but still lost the match?
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In F1 (or other motorsports), how is a lap time counted?

How is a lap time counted in Formula 1 (or other motorsports)? Does timing begin when the front, or middle, or back of the car touches the start/finish line?
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Is an infinite game possible?

Suppose that, in a football game, for whatever reason, one team wanted to prolong the game indefinitely and never reach an end. Now, suppose they had the ball, say on the 25 yard line, then they would ...
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Does a penalty count against a shutout in football?

In soccer, if a goalkeeper does not save a penalty that happened during the game (as opposed to during a penalty shootout) do they still get a shutout? I was just curious because I know that in a ...
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What do you call a rock climbing wall with spinning holds? [migrated]

At a local sports complex there's a rock climbing wall where all the "holds" are spinning wheels, so you have to really watch your balance. What is the standard name for this type of ...
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Size of football pitches in England and European countries

I recently enjoyed watching home fixtures of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. Then I thought about the size of football pitch with those played in other European top tier leagues. The ones in ...
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Ice-hockey penalty shot saves

In ice-hockey when there is a penalty shot and player missed the net so goalkeeper didn't need to make a save, is it still counted as a save for the goalkeeper for his penalty shot save percentage? ...
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Why was the game replayed from first and not second serve during Medvedev-Djokovic final after music played?

During the US open final between Medvedev and Djokovic, at some point in the second set, on the 2-1 Djokovic and Medvedev serving, Medvedev missed his first serve giving Djokovic a chance to break him ...
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Trophies for tennis coaches

Is there an ATP/WTA or grand slam tournament where coaches win a trophy too when their player win the tournament?
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Why is running faster more tiring, per kilometer? [closed]

Clearly, running fast is harder than running slow. If I run a 5k in 30 minutes, I will be panting harder and feel more uncomfortable by the end of it than if I jog it in 45 minutes. Why is this? How ...
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Why did NFL Europe fail?

I recently learned that in the late 90s to early 2000's that an NFL sponsored/organized American Football league was playing in Europe. Based on attendance numbers, I could find it seemed decently ...
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Best accuracy of ice-hockey prediction achieved

What is the best accuracy of predicting ice-hockey game winner ever achieved? I have found many sites where some mathematical models can predict winner of NHL game with accuracy from 55% to 60%. Is ...
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Is there a strategic reason why the wildcat play type isn't used in the NFL?

The wildcat formation comes and goes at the collegiate and prep levels and isn't totally unseen. However, it's rarely used at the pro level, despite having ample talent to run it on various teams. ...
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Is an NFL player who forces a fumble that goes out of the end zone not credited with the safety?

I can imagine four situations where the title applies. The ballcarrier is out of the end zone and fumbles when he is tackled. This would not be a safety except for the fumble. The ballcarrier is in ...
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NHL forfeit shutouts

In the NHL, if a game is forfeited the loser gets score 0 and the winner gets 1 or higher if the game was forfeited after it started already and the winner scored more than 1 goal. All personal stats ...
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Does a team lose a review if the review was inconclusive?

Let's say for example that the bowler delivers the ball, there is a very faint edge from the batter and the catch is very close the the ground. The standing umpire gives the decision not out, as they ...
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Ice-hockey goalie shutout when empty net goal is scored

In ice-hockey, will goalie be credited with a shutout if he was the only goalie in that game and has a 100% save percentage but was pulled out on a delayed penalty (or simply near the end of the game) ...
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What is the purpose of running shoe lacing from bottom to top?

I use New Balance 840v4 shoes to do runs between 4 - 13 miles and reorder them as needed. For the first time a pair came with a new lace material and lacing style: laced across bottom to top (picture ...
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Rallye - What happens in a time shootout if an incident blocks the road?

In time shootout races in rallye, they send each car on the track one at a time. But they don't wait until the car before ends to send the next car on the track. So what happens if a car gets into an ...
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Most HC climbs in one stage

Which Tour de France/La Vuelta stage had the most hors catégorie climbs? I know of some which have had 3: this one, this one and this one. Are there any with 4 or more? I am also interested in the ...
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How are statistics recorded in IIHF or NHL when two events happen at the same stoppage of play?

How are stats recorded in IIHF or NHL when two events happen at the same stoppage of play? For example, team A receives 2-minute penalty at time 12:05. The game is stopped and after the face-off team ...
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Which soccer players have been selected best player of the Copa América more than once?

I know that Lionel Messi and Enzo Francescoli have been chosen the best player of the Copa América twice. It happened in 2021, 2015, 1995 and 1983 respectively. Are there other soccer players who have ...
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Is Round decision affected by KO or TKO?

If a boxer wins by KO or TKO, then the rounds won by the boxer and the opponent still count? If I bet on who wins the rounds and one of them wins by KO or TKO, then if my round prediction is right ...
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Ice-hockey penalty for both teams at 4v4 play

What will happen in ice-hockey if both teams get a penalty and the play is 4v4 and then a little fight occurs resulting in 2-minute penalties for one player from team A and one player from team B at ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

This article mentions that the current Minister of Youth and Sports won the Paralympic silver medal in Tokyo's Paralympic Games: Romanian cyclist Eduard Novak, the current Minister of Youth and ...
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Do the basketball "ribs" have a specific purpose?

I just wonder if the typical black ribs (small lines) have any specific purpose (like improving grip, aerodynamics or something related to dribbling) or they are just cosmetic detail (I guess ...
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Why did sumo wrestlers ended up having high levels of fat to practice the sport?

Here are some photos from old sumo wrestlers, definitely they are not comparable to current sumo wrestlers in general, having low level of fats. Compared to a sumo wrestler like the following the ...

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