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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In basketball, why can a team calling a timeout inbound the ball at midcourt after the timeout (effectively gaining ground for free)?

For example: Seconds left on the clock in a close game, Team A scores a basket, and Team B calls timeout. After the timeout, Team B throws in the ball from halfway up the court. What's the reasoning ...
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Can a batsman complete a run outside the 2 metre wide cricket pitch?

In hitting a potential winning run in a tied cricket match my brother's bat slipped out of his hand and over the square leg umpire's head. He did not realise that a bat is not needed to complete a run,...
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Extras players role in Cricket game

Can extras player (more than 11) in a team can play the role of a runner for a team player who is injured in a cricket test, odi or t20 game in terms of laws and rules?
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Will this be judged as a legal catch or not? Can a fielder juggle the ball outside the boundary, such that each time he touches ball, he's in the air?

Imagine, the fielder runs towards the ropes trying to stop a six, and catches the ball right near the ropes. But his momentum carries him outside the boundary. So, to stop a six, he throws it up in ...
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Batter Misses Home Plate on Home Run Appeal Process

Similar to NCAA softball game several years ago, youth baseball player hits homerun over fence and touches all bases except home plate during celebration. Player celebrates with team and gets to ...
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Can a tennis ball be in without touching the line?

[Yes, I know the ball can be in without touching the line if it’s on the inside, just couldn’t think of a better, succinct title.] Currently, the Nordea Open clay tournament is being played in Båstad, ...
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Asymmetrical real world sport

Yesterday I watched Starcraft II being played in an esports tournament and I thought: "This asymmetry between the different races really makes the game interesting! Sadly, in normal sports ...
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Is carrying the ball with your mouth legal in soccer?

I have an old deflated soccer ball that I play with my dog. Often he will give up on kicking it and pick it up with his mouth. I say this is cheating. He insists it is not. This got me thinking: If in ...
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Why are let speeds not shown at Wimbledon?

Annoyingly located in the far corner of many tv tennis courts (right where it very often ends up out of frame or behind the chair umpire when watching on tv) is a display that shows the speed of the ...
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When did basketball change the rule so that games end when the clock hits 0.0 instead of when the buzzer sounds?

I remember there was a time when the NBA and/or college basketball's rule on buzzer beaters was that the shot would count as long as the ball left the shooter's hand before the buzzer sounded. It didn'...
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In Kabbadi how much time does a raider have after being captured by a defender to escape?

If a raider is caught by defenders, but crosses the line after 10 seconds, does he earn a point?
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Recording players stats [duplicate]

England's final ODI was abandoned, do the players stats still get put on the record during the time that was played.
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Is stoppage time always followed in football?

If a team is winning by a cricket score in football, is stoppage time always played? Or can a referee put an end to it early?
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Who is the best loser at a knock out tournament between a 2:2 and a 0:0 [duplicate]

It was a top 6. First match a team lost 3:2 on penalties after 0:0 score at regulation time. The other one lost 4:3 and the other one lost 4:3 on penalties after 2:2 draw on regulation time Who is the ...
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In Basketball, if the ball goes through the hoop and net twice in one shot, how many points?

I've just seen a video where a player shoots the basketball during a game. The ball initially enters the hoop and passes completely through the net. However the net flicks the ball in a way that sends ...
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Can a player be part of a team's backroom staff during a tournament?

In England, as part of the build-up to the Euro 2020 (2021) tournament, there has been much discussion between fans about the inclusion of both Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire - who have either ...
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Fouls by the goalkeeper when in possession of the ball

Is the ball considered to be in play or out of play when the goalkeeper has possession? What should be the restart if the goalkeeper commits a foul/misconduct when he has the ball in his hands?
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What does Offside means in soccer? [duplicate]

I am a long time baseball fan and now I am learning about soccer/football. When I am watching soccer on TV and there is a soccer player that has the ball running away from a defender. If the player ...
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Baseball rules interpretation [duplicate]

Bases loaded ball hit to the third baseman who attempts eventually tags the runner going to third for the 3rd out, but the runner on 3rd scores before he is tagged. Does the run count?
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In the NBA, do you get a free throw if you are fouled by the buzzer?

What happens if an NBA player gets fouled right when the shot clock ends, and he gets the and 1. Would he be able to shoot the free throw? Do the referees base this on game point, or just don't do it?
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What is an improper batter?

I'm a first time little league coach, and this came up in my second game: who is an improper (out-of-order) batter? To keep things simple and fair for my kids, I kept the same batting order from game ...
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What is the ruling on a dropped third strike and first base being unoccupied because a runner is stealing?

If a runner is stealing the second base, and the catcher drops a third strike is first base considered occupied or can the batter run to first and be safe?
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In badminton, how do invasion and obstruct interact chronologically?

This question is somewhat theoretical in nature since I’ve never seen it actually happen, but I just saw an instance that came very, very close, and I wondered what would have been done if it had ...
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Can a player deliberately foul in a red if a color is on?

There is a rare situation in snooker where it would seem a player should deliberately foul. That is when a player is ahead by the points on the table and has a difficult-to-pot color but easy red in ...
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Can a runner touch a dead ball?

Runner is on 3rd base. Batter in the box hits a foul ball on the ground down (so now it's a dead ball) the first base line. The first base coach bends down and tosses it to the pitcher. The pitcher ...
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Is it against the rules to fly in the NBA?

If someone were to miraculously develop the super power to fly (say they could hover up to 1000 feet and swiftly move in three dimensions) would any rules as currently defined by the NBA prevent the ...
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In tennis how to find out the service side in the middle of the game?

I am new to tennis, both as a viewer and a player. I hope this is not the wrong place to ask a beginner question. So what happens is, after serving the ball I am too invested in the game and I don't ...
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Batter stepping over first base

With no runners on bases, the batter hits a ball to the short-stop. The batter steps over first base without making contact with it. The first baseman drops the ball and never had possession. Knowing ...
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Does a relief pitcher who loses the lead then regains it get a win?

Starting pitcher ends inning with a 3-1 lead. New inning, relief pitcher gives up two runs for a 3-3 tie. Bottom of that inning we go ahead and finish with a win. Which pitcher gets the W? Seems ...
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What does this number mean in PGA Tournament scores?

Golf newbie here. I'm watching the Valero Texas Open, round 4. It just started, and a player just completed the 1st hole making a Par in this Par-4 hole (thus having made 4 shots so far). However the ...
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Sac fly and sac bunt

I am having trouble understanding sacrifice fly and sacrifice bunt in baseball. Specifically, do both result in out for the batter? Because otherwise what would "sacrifice" mean? It will be ...
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If a player throws a a lateral/backward pass to a teammate and the receiver is downed behind him

For example, Team A is down by a score late in the game, say third-and-ten at the opponent's 30 yard line. A pass play is called and the quarterback throws the ball to a receiver with a gain of say 13 ...
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Hockey Player physically in opponents net

In tonight's Ranger game, a Ranger was checked into the Flyers net. No penalty was called and the net was NOT dislodged. If a Ranger shot crossed the goal line with the player still in the net, ...
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Game misconduct at the end of the NHL match

At the end of the Winnipeg Jets vs the Edmonton Oilers match on March 20th 2021, the Jets captain Nikolaj Elers threw the puck in frustration and got a game misconduct penalty. Since the game was over ...
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Who gets the point in this hypothetical badminton move?

There are two badminton players, A and B. A makes a sort of eccentric move. This involves a woodshot by the tip of the racket that caused the shuttlecock to turn into boomerang, first moving ...
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Is a batsman out if they stop a ball spinning onto the wicket with their bat? [duplicate]

If the batsman hits the ball and the ball spins and goes to the wicket, if he stops the ball with the bat, is he out or not out?
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Can a goalkeeper head a backpass then pick it up?

Let's say hypothetically that a player plays a lobbed pass back to the keeper (played with the player's foot), and the keeper manages to control the pass with his head. Is he allowed to pick up the ...
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What is the ruling in badminton when the shuttlecock (birdie) rests on the top of the net?

During badminton matches, in very rare circumstances, the shuttlecock (birdie) will fall to rest on the top of the net. I'm not referring to when the shuttlecock gets stuck in the mesh of the net; I'...
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In La Liga or the Premier League, can you contest a yellow card after the game and take it off?

As the title suggest, anyone know if a yellow card can be contested in either La Liga or the English Premier League and taken off ? If they can, are there limits as to how many can be contested?
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Can a runner steal bases while batters are switching?

can a base runner attempt to steal a base in the time when a new batter is stepping up to the plate after the previous one left?
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What is the rule on switching inbounders?

Take a look at this video of the 2004 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Game between UConn and Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech made a 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds left. Then a UConn player ...
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Why do VAR take a while to decide errors if they are supposed to be “clear and obvious”?

A lot of times I'm watching a soccer game and a call goes to VAR. The VAR people review it for a while (and for an offsides it feels like they go down to the inch). This doesn't make sense because it ...
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In eight ball pool , what happens if the player clears all his balls and pockets the eight ball together with opponent's ball? [duplicate]

From what I read it's not defined as a loss in the list of losing shots, but I'm not sure.
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Ice-hockey penalty reasons

Is there a list of all possible penalty reasons in ice-hockey/NHL? Like High sticking, Holding, Hooking... but all of possible reasons. I would like to have the complete list for statistical purposes, ...
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In football (soccer), at what point(s) does the possession of a team start?

For example, the defending team touches and stops the ball but suddenly, an attacking player gets the ball. Can we say defending team gained possession once?
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Wicket keeper move after bowl reach to him [closed]

Can a wicket keeper move after bowl reach to him for stumping? Will it be a fair delivery?
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Backspin takes tennis ball over the net, but hits the player who hit it?

Had a strange situation on court and don't know who wins this point. Player 1 hits a ball with a ton of backspin which lands on players 2 side of the net. The backspin causes the ball to bounce back ...
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Can VAR still intervene for a penalty call review even if the possession has changed many times?

Here's a scenario. The home team player has been fouled inside his/her opponents’ penalty area and the referee says play on. Then: Home team loses the ball and away team starts a counter attack. ...
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Did Coppa Italia break the Laws of the Game by using only random bits of the temporary amendment to Law 3 instead of the whole thing?

As you probably know, the IFAB issued a temporary amendment to Law 3 allowing for more substitutes to be used during a game if the organizers of a competition wish so. However, the text of the ...
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Does a legal delivery depend on the arm angle with respect to the head?

Does arm angle with respect to the bowler's head (when seen from front or behind the bowler) need to be constant for all deliveries or can it be changed?

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