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How to understand this new phase format table in cricket world cup 2019?

Recently, cricket world cup 2019 live TV channels are showing this new phase format table: Overs India Best performance New Zealand 1-10 Bumrah - 2/64 10-20 Kane Williamson - 52 20-30 30-40 40-...
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Why do I receive the match signal before the TV in the stadium?

I'm watching the Champions League. I'm thousands of miles away from the stadium, yet the stadium screen, as shown in my own TV, shows the match with a delay with respect to my signal. Is that on ...
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Do Ice Hockey commentators say score or scores?

Is it actually called a goal or do they call it a score and therefore shouting "score!" is like shouting "goal!" in football? Or do they shout "scores!" as in scores a goal/point? Is either ...
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What connection is there between SpongeBob SquarePants and the NFL?

I havent played Madden for years, but I picked up last year's Madden and saw they had a Nickelodeon field with Spongebob characters. I ask this respectfully - what does Spongebob have to do with ...
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Why is no second football game televised (possibly just in NY)?

Something confuses the heck out of me in regards to TV broadcasting of (American) Football. I used to live in Seattle. On Sunday, there were the early games, and the later games. One was selected ...
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How is DONDA SPORTS associated with antisemitism?

Aaron Donald and Jaylen Brown recently left DONDA SPORTS due to antisemitic remarks made by founder Ye (fka Kanye West). What were these comments? Why are athletes turning away from DONDA SPORTS as a ...
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Why do american commentators call the ball "the football"?

Listening to commentators on NFL games, it seems that all of them systematically call the ball "the football", and not just "the ball". Why is that the case? In Rugby or Soccer (at least in my ...
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Song played before commercial breaks at the 2022 US Open

There is a song playing heading into the commercial breaks, that says "get up" and "electric". Does anyone know the name of the song or who sings it?
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Song played in and out of commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final

There was a song played in and out of the commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final on ESPN. It's sung by a male and the lyrics are as follows: We'll be the last ones standing Be a light ...
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Why are there no LIV Golf golfers in US Open featured groups?

The following list are featured golfers at the US Open: Justin Thomas Tony Finau Victor Hovland Brooks Koepka Cameron Smith Scottie Scheffler Rory McIlroy Hideki Matsuyama Xander Schauffele Adam ...
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How to watch all NBA games ESPN?

So I have the ESPN bundle, and I was able to watch the NBA Christmas games live without a problem. Now tonight, I am unable to do that. Does ESPN only livestream certain games for example on specific ...
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In 2016 IPL T20 cricket matches, are the commentators in the stadium or watching a broadcast in a studio?

I have been watching cricket on tv for years and have occasionally seen the commentary box. Usually, the camera will be behind the commentators and the image will show the commentators watching the ...
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Why are Indian news TV channels not showing coverage of cricket matches?

During earlier IPL events, all Indian news TV channels were giving highlights, point tables, etc. We were getting too many updates. During IPL 2018, there was no coverage in prime time on any ...
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What happened to EDP445?

What happened to sports youtuber edp445? He had a channel with 2M+ subscribers but his channel has been terminated. Why was his channel terminated?
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2020 US Open theme music

Before or after a match, there is a pop song that is played repeatedly on TV. In the song, I hear a woman and chorus singing together. What is the name of this song? How do I find out about the ...
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How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games?

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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How long and how much is each contract of the four main NBA on TNT hosts?

What is the length and amount of each of the following's contract with TNT? Charles Barkley Kenny Smith Ernie Johnson Shaquille O'Neal
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game matching Phil Rizzuto call in Meat Loaf song?

Has there ever been an actual baseball game which exactly matched the call (scroll down to Radio Broadcast) made by Phil Rizzuto in the Meat Loaf song Paradise by the Dashboard Light? Namely: 2 outs, ...
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How to recognize baseball pitches when watching television games?

When I watch Baseball games on TV, I have trouble to identify the pitch that the pitchers are throwing. I know the pitch types but can't tell the difference of a fastball to a slider when watching ...
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Tony Romo broadcast times?

How can I check if Tony Romo is commentating a particular CBS game? I know he usually commentates the afternoon games, but which ones? The CBS site doesn't seem to list the commentators for each game, ...
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Largest audience for a sport match?

It was said than one of the last Real Madrid vs Barcelona was watched by 600 millions persons. Audience Real Madrid vs Barcelona FC Is this the largest audience for a sport match or are there F1 or ...
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Finland goal song at IIHF WM 2019

What's the song name which is played after Finland scores goal in IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 in Slovakia?
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Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership?

Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership? This question is partly based on the assumption that Norway, which is where I'm from, overestimates cross-country skiing as a major sport....
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Recovering previous NBA headshot photos

I'm looking to get NBA headshot photos from a few years ago, but it appears that NBA.com only keeps about the past 3 years. For example, there is James Harden's 2017 photo, James Harden's 2016 photo, ...
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What is this trumpet sound that is heard during sports events?

During sports events, there's a "trumpet sound" which is played in game time, particularly in the NBA when team is on attack / ball possession. The same sound is used by default in the NBA 2K14 video ...
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NFL broadcast info---HS or college affiliation? What does that mean?

When a professional football player introduces himself and states his college affiliation, must that player have graduated from that college or does 3 years allow for him to declare that school ...
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Why are the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC Sports and not NBC?

Why is it that only games 1,2,5,6 & 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals are on NBC while games 3 & 4 are relegated to NBC Sports? I was wanting to watch the game tonight (6/9) and Wednesday (6/11) ...
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Why are NFL players introduced with their college team?

At the beginning of many prime time NFL games, the starting players say their names and the college they attended. Why are the college names announced? Many of these players have been in the league ...
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How to identify the teams playing a particular football match?

This might seem like a silly question to a football enthusiastic but how can I tell which team is which in a particular match? I don't know any players, and the jerseys also don't have country names ...
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When does MLB use instant replay?

I was inspired to ask this question given instant replay was mentioned in this thread: Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? For the 2012 season, has baseball changed any rules ...
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What is the walk out song World Cup 2018?

During the FIFA World Cup this year (2018), you can hear a song being played throughout the stadium as the players walk out of the tunnel onto the field. What song is this?
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While watching a football game on TV, what does "1st & 10" mean?

One thing that made me curious while watching a football game on TV was the numbers that appear on the ground. For instance, there's a "1st & 10" beside one team, but there was a "3rd & 6" a ...
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Why do MLB games start at incremental times; e.g. 7:05, 6:10, etc?

Why don't they simply start at the top or bottom of the hour; e.g. 7:00, 6:00, etc?
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How do soccer broadcasts make money?

Being in the US, and a sports fan, it is impossible not to be aware of the huge amounts of money changing hands for sports teams be it the NFL, NBA, or MLB. I've always assumed these contracts are ...
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What is the exact time for start of the match in IPL 2018? [closed]

I have heard this time IPL match starts at 7 pm instead of 8 pm. Also, day match starts at 3 pm instead of 4 pm. Note: I am asking about an exact time when players come out on the ground, not ...
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Is there a service to legally stream football games? [closed]

I have a Roku TV and no cable. I understand this is on Fox, but I can't find any useful information on their website about what I need to buy or subscribe to in order to watch this live. I see how to ...
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Why Olympics don't follow exact time to conduct a game?

According to the Olympic schedule, the Women's Badminton semifinal between Nozomi and Sindhi should occur at 1700 IST. However, this game seems to have been held hours later, at 2030 IST. Why would a ...
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Who decides this type of things in LIVE cricket matches?

One day I am watching ODI LIVE cricket in TV, they suddenly showed old bowling clip about some player and sometimes they will show net practice clips also in middle of LIVE ODI match. Who will decide ...
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Name of an old tv show

There was an old program on ESPN/Star Sports. In this show, international cricketers used to participate in different small tasks like hitting the ball from bowling machine to the area marked on the ...
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Which sports broadcast gets the highest TRP rate?

Which sports broadcast is watched by the most people in the world, on television or online? Indirectly, which sports match gets the highest TRP rate?
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Which song was played before the national anthem in the world T20 2014 in Bangladesh?

Can anyone name the song which was played before the national anthem in the recently concluded world T20 2014 held in Bangladesh?
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What is the term for an athlete's headshot?

I've heard the term before. And I've looked it up in a number of ways. I'm talking about the athlete's head shot that appears alongside his stats if it is shown quickly. Not necessarily the ...
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How does the NFL distribute their content online?

Ordinary television shows have sites like Hulu where their content can be viewed online. However, for the NFL, their online content distribution strategy seems less clear. What is the league's ...
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How can a journalist know so much information on athletes?

How can a journalist find so much information and statistics about athletes during the competition, in sports like tennis/athletics/swimming in World Champions or the Olympic Games or other events? ...
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Why is the hashtag #P3tra used in posts about Petra Kvitová

I have noticed that many twitter posts about Petra Kvitová use the hashtag #P3tra. What is origin of this hashtag? Is there some significance to this name (like 3 important wins or somethings similar)...
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How many video cameras are used for cricket broadcasting?

How many video cameras are used for broadcasting an international cricket match? Especially for the current world T20i, they are covering the each and every corner of the stadium. I would like to ...
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Are we allowed to watch the NCAA tournament games in their entirety this year (2016)? [closed]

In previous years, I remember being able to watch all NCAA tournament basketball games in their entirety, even after the game had ended. However, this year, it seems like it's only showing a recap ...
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Why are the salaries of professional athletes so public?

Every major free agent signing ( at least in Baseball ) generates an enormous media buzz, and all details are completely available to whoever reads the paper. Why are the salaries of professional ...
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What is the name of a guy who comment highlights in NBA

Does anyone know the name of the guy who does most of the postgame highlights on NBA. http://www.nba.com/video/games/heat/2013/11/09/0021300089-bos-mia-recap.nba http://www.nba.com/video/games/bulls/...
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Who will decide commentary team in cricket

During international cricket matches who will decide the commentary panel? Is there any eligibility criteria for that? When will they announce the list of commentators for the particular series?