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Disc golf retrieval etiquette

I was in a group of four when a couple of our players dropped discs into a mucky pond on hole 10. We hugged the side of the pond as I retrieved the discs with a disc retriever. The other members of ...
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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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Youth soccer - Is it unsportsmanlike for the winning team to pull their goalie because he is bored?

I coach 13 & 14 year-olds in a community soccer league. Many of the more skilled players also play for clubs, but they enjoy the community soccer league because they can play with the friends they'...
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Who calls tennis serves in or out when no referee is present?

Regarding doubles match: On our opponent's second serve to me, I called it out. Our opponents contested my call. My partner said she did not see exactly where the ball bounced. Our opponents said ...
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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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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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What's the protocol when an opponent is injured and your team has posession?

In football, what protocol should a player follow when an opponent collapses to the ground after a legitimate challenge or tackle? Put the ball out of play so they can receive (potential) treatment? ...
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Why is it "bad etiquette" for a batter to watch a home run ball?

I was watching a YouTube collection of some "heated" plays (where people got ejected or the benches emptied) and quite a lot of them involved a batter hitting a home run, and the fielding team ...
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Why do referees wait for a player to stand up before booking them?

During Arsenal's home game against Burnley, Dean Marney committed a cautionable foul against Mesut Özil which resulted in injuring himself. The referee retrieved his card, but waited for the player ...
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In singles table tennis, is it considered bad sportsmanship to intentionally serve deceptively, even if following the ITTF rules?

According to the ITTF Handbook, the rule about diagonal serves only applies to doubles: As the ball is falling the server shall strike it so that it touches first his or her court and then, touches ...
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Dealing with tension and poor behaviour among teammates

I am the captain of a quidditch team, "muggle quidditch" if you prefer, experiencing a few more or less regular issues with some of my players. We play a recent sport that puts together athletes from ...
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Dealing with "cheap" opponents

I recently joined a competitive basketball city league, and I've been dealing with some "cheap" stuff on the court - pulling on my jersey, pulling on my arms before a rebound (I'm taller than average),...
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Should I give unsolicited playing advice to strangers? [closed]

I happened to walk by a man and woman casually playing informal unscored tennis, somewhat above beginner level, at a local park. It was immediately obvious the woman was waiting far too long before ...
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Consequences if player(s) argue(s) with referee

In my recent question, I received the answer to whether a 1-point penalty was actually applied in official rules. Philip Kendall provided that it was considered impolite conduct and the offending team ...
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How can I give advantage playing padel and have a fair game?

A friend and me have started to play padel. The problem is that we have different level and physical condition (without being any of us an expert), and due this the games can be quite boring. How ...
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Is it ethical to serve really hard?

This is something that's been bothering me for a while. We play volleyball socially and the team is mixed gender, aged 20 - 50+, mixed level (from complete beginners to two advanced players who join ...
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What is the proper etiquette when a sports reporter interviews a player after a game?

After the 2013 NFC Championship game, sports reporter Erin Andrews interviewed Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman was enthusiastic to say the least, and has led to media controversy. ...
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Should a non-striking batsman move sideways, if asked by an in-line fielder?

Sometimes, non-striking batsmen have an uncanny ability to stay in the line of sight between striking batsman and a fielder. Can they be requested to move away, and should they indeed move upon such a ...
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Is it unlawful or not-done to field between bowler and sight screen?

In cricket, play usually stops temporarily when spectators or personnel walk or stand in front of the (live) sight screen. What about fielders? Should they move elsewhere on request?
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What is the appropriate action to take, if any, if a fielder is too close for her/his own safety?

In amateur cricket, as a batsman, if you have only one planned shot, a hard one, and you know you are quite able to execute it, but a fielder, without obvious protection (e.g., a helmet), creeps up on ...
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What is the proper etiquette when a playing partner is searching for his/her golf ball?

Suppose I hit a drive in the middle of the fairway, and my playing partner hits a drive considerably shorter into elements (forest, brush, etc.) in which finding and identifying the playing partner's ...
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Who should sit out when a social sporting team has too many players available?

I am midway through a season of indoor cricket having put together, organised and captained a new team at the start of this season. Initially it was a struggle getting enough players together to be ...
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What is the broadcast etiquette when a pitcher has a perfect game?

When a pitcher has a no-hitter or perfect game going there is a lot of superstition and etiquette surrounding what goes on in the field of play and in the dugout. The pitcher is expected to always sit ...
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