Questions tagged [rules]

Questions about the rules of sports, including regulations for particular competitions or formats. Questions must also be tagged for the specific sport or competition.

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How long does advantage last in football?

I've seen the referee award advantage (and the announcer will indicate as much). I get the sense that advantage only lasts for the next couple of touches. I've seen possession get turned over and a ...
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Can I bounce the ball before serving in squash?

In squash, while serving, can I drop the ball on the floor from my hand and then hit for the serve on the bounce? Or is it mandatory to release the ball from the hand and directly hit it from the ...
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Free ball off a foul at the break

On the break, all red balls are missed and the cue ball rolls back to the baulk area. Is it a free ball, since all reds are in the original start position and you cannot see both sides of any red?
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Basketball post up - offensive fouls question

I'm watching some of the videos here: https://videorulebook.nba.com/rule/back-downs/ It seems to me that whenever a defender legitimately falls down (not a flop), while defending the post an offensive ...
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What happens if a tennis player challenges a decision for his opponent

Typically tennis player can challenge a certain number of decisions. If they lose the challenge, they lose one of those “challenges”, but if they are right they don’t. So, they could possibly ...
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Official rule book of Formula 1

Is there any official rule book for racing in Formula 1 to determine who's at fault in a racing incident, who has the apex/exit etc? I'm aware there's one describing other things like pit stops, ...
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Is this a travel under Euroleague basketball rules?

In basketball's Euroleague, a player who is stationary receives the ball. A few seconds after receiving the ball he steps back and after both of his feet touch the ground he shoots. Is this a travel?
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Can stalling your delivery be cause for a balk?

Watching the 2016 AL Wild Card game between Toronto and Baltimore (that Edwin Encarnacion won with a walk-off), and I'm seeing what might be considered a balk, but I'm not sure why it's not. Roberto ...
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Cricket Ruling - Run out after a short run

I am looking for assistance on a scenario where The 1st run was successfully compeleted by the batsman on non-striking end 2nd run was short by the non-striking batsman When the non-striking ...
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Potting the 9 ball in a foul shot - what happens?

I am playing nine-ball pool. What happens if I pot the 9 ball as a foul shot? Either: I pot the cue ball with the 9 ball I don't hit the lowest numbered ball
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The goalkeeper mistakenly kicks the ball into the goal during kicks from the penalty mark

There is a video of a kick taken during kicks from the penalty mark. The goalkeeper dived and blocked the ball from going into the goal. However as the goalkeeper was standing up immediately from the ...
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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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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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Age restriction [closed]

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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Obscuring the ball from the opponent

Can a player pretend to pass the ball to another and the second player pretend or act as if they have it, while obscuring the ball from the opposition? I was watching the animated TV series All Out!!/...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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In American football, can a player intentionally fake an injury to stop the clock?

Wondering if this is against the rules or if it’s a loophole for teams to stop the clock and use it like a timeout.
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Soccer team lineup announcement time

Ignoring player positions, Is there a time by which a soccer team lineup has to be announced? I'm looking at English Premier League in particular. I.e. Is it known at least X minutes before kick-off ...
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Is Drop-kick allowed when free kick is awarded inside the box

On Sunday, in Liverpool vs United, on 93rd minute Mata was given offside, both the refs had given offside (they showed offside signs and ref whistles too). Alisson caught the ball and took a drop-kick ...
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Exceptions to the 15 player rule

Are there roster size exceptions to the 15 player rule in the NBA? This was something that has come up when looking at a few rosters this year. Lakers and Nets have 1 player disabled (Demarcus Cousins ...
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Can physios receive red cards?

I've seen several times people on the bench receiving yellow or red cards: substitutes, manager... I wonder if a physio can be sent off, consequently he can't heal a player anymore.
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Salah's goal assisted by Alisson Becker was not offside why? [duplicate]

Mo Salah's goal against Manchester United was not awarded offside. Plz tell me why as I did not understand it clearly.
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Hitter does not step on home plate to end game in Baseball [duplicate]

What happens if a game ends on extra innings and a player coming home to end the game, doesn’t step on home plate?
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Confusion on offside rule

While watching the Liverpool vs Manchester United Premier League game in January 2020, I got confused on the offside rule when Salah scored a goal. Salah was well offside when Allison passed the ball ...
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NBA “and one” rule - an edge case

My question is very similar to this one, although it is a little different and may have a different answer. (Also, I think the answer to that question somewhat misses the point). Consider the ...
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Dart enters one area, but tip enters another

In the picture, the dart enters through the single 19 area, but the tip goes under the metal separator and sticks in the double 19. What is the correct way to score this?
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How much arm is one allowed to use when boxing out in basketball? Are they different offense/defense?

I'm 6"4' 250 lbs and while that's certainly not "big/tall" for NBA, I'm usually the tallest/heaviest (or at the very least, amongst one of the) when playing with people in my community. Oftentimes, I ...
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How does a fumble at kickoff or a punt - recovered by kicking team - affect win conditions in overtime?

In the NFL, Overtime conditions state that if the team to possess the ball first score a Touchdown on their first possession, then they win the game. If they score a Field Goal, or fail to score, then ...
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How does a body check affect the ruling on Delay of Game penalty call?

In the NHL (and other leagues and levels I'm sure), a 2 minute minor penalty is assessed when a defender in his own zone clears the puck over the high boards. This penalty is waived if the clearing ...
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Does the coin have to flip in NFL rules?

In a 2016 NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals, the game went to overtime. On the overtime coin flip, the referee threw the coin in the air and it didn't flip. The ...
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In Ultimate Frisbee is a defender required to make way for an offensive player on the run?

Meaning the defender is in position and the offensive player runs straight at/into the defender. Is this a foul? Is this a dangerous play? Should the defender get out of the way and let the offensive ...
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Who receives the yellow card if no one approaches the ball to shoot a free kick?

A yellow card is usually given to free kick candidates when, in order to gain time, they take too much time to shoot. Usually, especially for defensive free kicks, the candidate is clearly identified ...
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What happens if kicks from the penalty mark are drawn indefinitely?

In football, what is the rule when both the team score equally indefinitely in kicks from the penalty mark? Do they keep going and going or will they toss or something to decide the winner?
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In Badminton, can the racket pass above the net in follow through?

While playing badminton, is it a fault if the racket asses above net (doesn't touches it) in the follow through action?provided that it touches shuttle in my side itself. I read in some blogs that it ...
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Who is out after a run-out in Cricket?

A is crossed the crease and B is crossed half of the pitch. Run-out happening in A's side. Then who is out, A or B?
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Can a batter be given out caught off second hit in cricket

Say a batter initially strikes the ball, it lands near his or her feet, bounces and heads towards the stumps. The batter is lawfully allowed to hit the ball again in this case to protect the stumps. ...
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No ball for being too high, but the ball is played by the batsman

A ball above head height of an upright standing striker is by definition unfair. But if a batsman hits that ball, is it still a no ball, and is the bowler warned for a dangerous delivery?
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Can a bowler who did not bowl during the match bowl in super over?

In a super over, can a bowler who did not bowl during the match bowl? or only those bowlers who bowled during the match are allowed to bowl super over?
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Intentional grounding when receiver has stepped out of bounds

I was reading the Intentional Grounding (American Football) criteria listed on Wikipedia. According to the given criteria I think the following would be intentional grounding although I've never seen ...

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