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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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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How is par score used in any variants of Stableford competition?

I have seen some golf scoring systems that show the players' score in relation to par during Stableford competitions. How is this calculated? The point of Stableford is to not worry about the number ...
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Outdoor Volleyball: Is overhand contact with fingers on a serve legal?

Which USAV Outdoor Volleyball Rules regulate the action of receiving a serve overhand with fingers? This is a contentious topic where I play. I found a rule that allows double contact even when ...
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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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What will be the action for a fielder running to catch or field the ball while running towards the boundary?

Suppose that a fielder is running to catch the ball or field the ball and is running towards the boundary. Eventually or willfully the fielder crosses the boundary rope before he is going to touch ...
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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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Why is the last stage of Le Tour de France “friendly”?

It hasn't always be like this, but these last years, the last stage is not decisive for the victory. The general rankings stay basically the same as the day before. While officially racing in Paris, ...
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Why is betting on yourself in a sporting event considered unethical?

I understand all the problems that a sports player betting against themselves can cause, but what is the harm caused by betting for oneself or one's team to win (note I am not saying win by X points, ...
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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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Squeezing the ball between two feet and hopping across the field

On occasion you see sometimes players try this tactic where they squeeze the ball between two feet and hop across the goal line in an attempt to score. This is usually kids learning the game or adults ...
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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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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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What happens if a player who has been cautioned during the match gets a second yellow card while kicks from the penalty mark are being taken?

I know you could be tempted to say that the player must be sent-off, but Law 12 says the following (Law 12.3): A player, substitute or substituted player who commits any of the following offences ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are the obstruction rules in squash?

I've been struggling to find anywhere that speaks in detail of the rules of obstruction in squash. How close does the player have to be to the squash ball for it to be considered obstruction? Is it ...
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Are underarm serves fair in tennis? If so, why are they looked upon as a means of disrespect?

As my title says all about the question, are underarm serves a fair thing in tennis? Because the reaction of Chris Garin says me otherwise when Alexander Bublik served him an underarm serve. I was ...
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Rules around shepherding in football

In many ball sports played in Australia there is a familiar term "shepherding". Wikipedia describes it as this: "Shepherding is the act of legally pushing, bumping or blocking an opposing player ...
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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 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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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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Does a tennis player lose the point if their racket hits the opponent due to follow through over the net?

A tennis player hits the opponent with their racket due to follow through over the net when the opponent is very close to the net. Does he/she lose the point?
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Run out rules in cricket if one player doesn't run

Suppose A plays the ball and doesn't run out of his crease, but B runs and reaches A's crease and then the ball hits the stumps at B's crease. Who is considered out or can either one sacrifice his ...
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How can a completed match become a walkover?

During yesterday 2018 World Cup's match between Panama and Tunisia, a Polish-speaking sport commentator said that one of these countries (didn't hear exactly which one) had a football match with Cape ...
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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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Why do tennis players keep an extra ball in their pocket?

I have seen many times, while serving, when a tennis player gets a ball, he/she keeps one ball in their pocket or skirt and serves with the other ball. Why do they keep an extra ball in their pocket/...
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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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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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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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Activating a player from Injured Reserve/Designated To Return

The NFL allows one player per team per year to be placed on the IR and be marked as designated to return. What does the return process look like? How long must they be on IR, and how soon must they ...
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Is a hard slap to the basketball a foul?

If player A has control of the basketball and begins his two-step run at a lay-up within the painted area, and Player B (defender) slaps the basketball hard as Player A goes by, is this a foul by ...
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Offensive Player Injured on Foul

Watching the NBA Finals game 4 last night, LeBron was injured on a shooting attempt where he was fouled. The announcers said that if he didn't shoot the free throws, that he would not be able to come ...
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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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Yellow card or direct red card for an offense that happened 10 minutes ago?

Can a football referee show a yellow card or a direct red card for an offense happened ten minutes ago, simply because they realise that they gave an incorrect decision for not showing the card for ...
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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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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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Why are NFL hash marks closer than NCAA hash marks?

Typically as you move up to more competitive levels of a sport, elements are adjusted to account for the increase of skill/speed/power of better players. NBA 3-point line is farther from hoop than ...
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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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Run Out without bails

A batsman is Run out if at any time while the ball is in play no part of his bat or person is grounded behind the popping crease and his wicket(bails) is fairly put down by the opposing side. ...
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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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Basketball-who gets the point?

If a person of the opposite team shoots and you try to block the ball but you touch it and the ball still goes in will it count as your score or the other teams score?

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