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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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Are goaltends called on a shooting foul?

I'm aware there is a question about blocking a shot off of a foul, but this one is concerned more about blatant goaltending off a fouled shot. Here's a scenario: Player outside the three point ...
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How can a Judo fight be won?

I recently watched a Judo fight and I was confused about the scoring system. How exactly can a fight be won?
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What is the distinction between a play that counts after the whistle is blown and doesn't count in the National Football League?

Let's say the following scenario occurs. A quarterback throws a screen pass, and the player drops it. There is a whistle for an incomplete pass, and a player on defense grabs the ball and returns it ...
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Committing fouls during celebration time

If a player scores a goal and in the time between the goal and the kick off again, if an opponent player pushes or punches the goal scorer, what kind of action is taken? (The conceding team might do ...
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Can I return a squash serve on the volley?

When my opponent is serving in squash, if I want to return the serve, can I volley this ball back to them? That is, without the ball hitting the floor (opponent serves > front wall > I volley the ball ...
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Can a player re-spot a color ball even if the referee intends to do so?

I was just watching a UK Championship game and came across a rare incident. Mark Williams potted the yellow after the last red. The referee should have re-spotted the yellow, but he forgot. Then ...
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In kabbadi, why did the referee give a card to the coach?

In Vivo Pro kabbadi, Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan, in the last minute of the match the referee gave a green card to Dabang Delhi's coach. The coach is not playing. The coach is not in the kabbadi ...
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Can opposing players stand near or in the other team's timeout huddle?

Our team called a timeout in a close game, late in the fourth quarter. Our players were seated at our bench as our coach went over strategy for a last second shot. The opposing team broke their ...
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ball hitting the glove of batsman but glove is not in contact with the bat. is it out?

if the ball hits the glove of the batsman and the hand is not in contact with the bat and the ball is caught by the fielder will it be given as a out or not out?
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Team start with an old ball after enforcing follow on within 30 overs in Cricket

Can a fielding side start bowling in an innings with the same/old ball after enforcing the follow on, having bowled out the opponents with in 30 overs previously? FOr example, Pakistan today bowled ...
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The removal of bails or lightning of stumps(run out)

Run outs depends on the removal of bails or lightning of stumps(LED stumps) on which action does the run out depends? in matches where LED stumps are used
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What is the maximum retirement age of cricket player? [closed]

Many player retire from cricket at their on choice, but if they do not do it then what is the maximum age as specified by the respective cricket board until a player can play cricket and after that ...
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Dress code at tennis tournaments on clay

Could a player at a tennis tournament on clay wear an outfit (shirt, shorts, etc.) that is the same colour as the colour of the playing surface? Could this be used as an advantage against an opponent? ...
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Has six always been the maximum number of runs available without running?

Historically, has six always been the maximum amount of runs you can score without running? I am aware of the total of 8 runs you got for a maximum in one of the New Zealand limited overs competitions ...
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Splashing water in football

I recently came across a video in which players were playing football in a heavily water logged pitch. It makes me wonder if players are allowed to take advantage of this by kick a puddle (like a fake ...
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In kabaddi if raider touches the defender and crosses half of the middle line and then defender tackled him.what is the result? raider out or not

if raider touches the defender and crosses half of the middle line and then defender tackled him.what is the result? raider out or not
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Can the pitcher run to first base

can the pitcher run to first base with the ball and get an out?
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Does the wide call moves with the batsman?

If a batsman moves in his crease, right or left, does the wide also moves with him? If a right-handed batsman moves to his right and leave the stumps and the bowler bowls a ball which is in the reach ...
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Defender step of the field so the attacker can be offside? [duplicate]

Is a defender active on the offside/onside when he steps out of the field (behind the sideline)?
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Can a quarterback pass the football even if he is running forward and gaining yards?

At school, we were playing football and I was quarterback. I'm not really good at football so I took off, and then I threw it while running. They said it didn't count but I think it does. Can the ...
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Would tipped pass be a 2 or 3 pointer?

I was playing in a basketball league that follows NCAA rules. A scenario happened where we players and referees did not know the exact answer and cannot find a specific rule explanation online. My ...
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Any penalty for playing dirty in baseball?

Manny Machado of the Dodgers has been noticed as making a number of dirty plays, stepping on infielders' feet or trying to kick them as he slides. For example, in the NLCS he was on first when the ...
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No penalty for hitting catcher in the head with a bat?

In game 4 of the World Series last night I noticed that in the 4th inning, one of the Dodger batters, the second one I think, hit the catcher in the head with his bat. Is there no penalty for this?
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Inbound basketball passed outside the court, then dribbled in

I was watching a local college basketball game last night (SSAC) and saw something I really don’t understand, so I thought I would do some research. I’ve come up empty so far. The opposing team was ...
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Can I bounce the ball off defender to resume my dribble?

Let's say I pick up my dribble accidentally. Can I bounce the ball off the defenders leg and resume my dribble or is that an illegal move?
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Offside or not?

In a football match, a forward walks back in an offside position, but not included in any play. Ball gets played from the middle of the pitch, a defender heads it and it goes to the forward 1 - ...
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Table tennis change of hand

Can I change my playing hand anytime in the game? What is the specific rule for hand change in table tennis? Is it allowed to play using one paddle by holding it any of the hands?
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Sinking my last ball with a back shot where cue ball bounces back to to pot the black ball

After pocketing the last ball, the cue ball bounces back to pot the 8 ball, leaving my opponent with 4 object balls. In this situation, who is considered to be the winner? Is it the the opponent or ...
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Out stumped on a free hit

On a free hit, suppose the ball hits the bails and dislodges them, then goes to the wicketkeeper's hands. If they then remove a stump from the ground while the batsman is out of their crease, is this ...
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Would you have called this a penalty?

I was reffing a boys high school soccer game. Home team player dribbled into the box and before the defender could challenge he got a shot off on net that was saved by the keeper. Half a second after ...
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Ball goes out of bounds inside box

So during a soccer game I refereed, a kid took a goal kick and somehow managed to kick the ball out of bounds before it left the box, like in my beautiful diagram below. Would this be a redo of the ...
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Why does the game stop after the kicking team catches a punt?

I am a occasional football watcher from Europe, so please excuse my stupid question. My question is the following: The standard outcome of a punt is a catch by the defending team and some running ...
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Can several games start at the same time in one tournament?

In professional tournaments/championships and across sports, can different games be started at the same time? When or why would the organisers do that?
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Is it a reception if a receiver hops twice on one foot?

Assuming an NFL receiver catches a ball and maintains possession, if he hops twice on the same foot before going out of bounds, does it count as a catch? Does the rule book specifically say it needs ...
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What is the first billiards game ever rules?

The picture below is a drawing from 1674 of one of the very first billiard table that I could find in wiki said it had no information on this game called Ground billiards. Does anyone know or where to ...
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Can code violations be overturned?

When Serena Williams was awarded her third code violation during the recently concluded US Open Finals against Naomi Osaka, US Open Referee Brian Earley and WTA Supervisor Donna Kelso were also called ...
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Del Potro is ahead of Federer in the Race to London, but Federer is the one having qualified

After the US Open Federer has clinched his spot for the ATP Finals and Del Potro hasn't (see the news here). However, Del Potro has more points than Federer in the Race to London. How can this be? ...
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Mississippi St. QB Fumble

Watching Miss ST @ Kansas ST on 9/8/18. Miss ST QB loses control of the ball while in the process of throwing a pass when hit by a Kansas ST defender. Initial call on the field was "fumble". Kansas ST ...
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How does the FIA keep track of the teams' power unit allocations?

In 2018, F1 teams are allowed only 3 units of the Internal Combustion Engine, MGU-K and MGU-H, and 2 units of Energy Store, Turbocharger and Control Electronics. Gearboxes must also be used for 6 ...
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Is quick corner kick permitted in association football?

Can a corner kick be taken quickly the same way a free-kick can ? That is, so long as the kicker does not require that the 10yds be enforced.
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Multiple yellow cards at a single free kick for encroachment

Is it acceptable (or even permissible) to award more than one yellow card to encroaching players on a free kick? My memory from 15 years ago is that we were told only the first encroaching player ...
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What happens if a team returns a blocked extra point a long way, but not all the way to the end zone?

Suppose a team blocks an extra point. I realize that if the defense returns the ball to the end zone, it counts as a two-point score. However, what if the defense returns the ball to, say, the ...
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If a goalkeeper is substituted during kicks from the penalty mark, can they later be substituted on again?

Suppose, for whatever reason, a goalkeeper is substituted off during kicks from the penalty mark. Can they later be returned to the field by substituting back on?
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Why did Force India get docked all constructors points?

Prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix, Sahara Force India entered administration and was bought out by the consortium Racing Point UK, renaming themselves Racing Point Force India in the Belgian Grand ...
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Why do some events have two bronze medals?

From Wikipedia, In a few tournament sports, such as boxing, judo, taekwondo and wrestling, two bronze medals are awarded in each event – one for each eliminated semi-finalist or for the winners of ...
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Where do I find the most updated NBA rulebook?

What is the official link of the most updated NBA rulebook? I connected to a section of the NBA website and it does contain a link for the NBA rulebook, but that link redirects to the "Media" seciton ...
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Can a force play come back into effect if a runner reaches the required base but then retreats?

Situation (in a youth baseball league game): Bases loaded, 1 out. A ground ball is hit to the shortstop. Runner at 3rd goes home and touches the plate. Runner at 2nd begins to run to 3rd, but seeing ...
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Odd scenario at first base through poor baserunning

Runner on first, a grounder is hit to first and the runner doesn't advance because he thinks the ball is going foul. The ball is played by the first baseman and ruled fair. The first baseman touches ...
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What is the minimum age of a coach in a football leagues like premiership, La Liga and Seria A

At what age can a coach or a manager can manage a team and what is the minimum age required to be a coach in any of the following leagues? La Liga Premier League Serie A German Budesliga
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If the legal 7th delivery is a no ball then will there be a free hit?

By legal 7th delivery, I mean the umpire not realising that 6 balls have been bowled and so the bowler throws the 7th delivery. I know that in such a case the extra ball is considered to legal. But if ...