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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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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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 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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Markings on an NBA key

The NBA key has 4 hash marks on each side. Three are required to separate the three players during a free throw. The fourth is situated close to the third. What is the fourth one for?
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Why do tennis players get penalized for breaking racquets?

Breaking a racquet out of anger or frustration is a common sight in tennis, both on the men and women's tours. They normally get a code violation or monetary fine for doing so, sometimes both. I can ...
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Why doesn't the MLB just allow teams to try to steal signs? [duplicate]

Using technology to steal signs is banned in baseball. Teams consider this type of sign stealing a way of gaining an unfair advantage (Joe Maddon compared it to using PEDs). As far as I can tell, ...
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Field goal then safety in overtime?

I know this scenario is extremely unlikely and will probably never occur, bit I am still curious. Say, overtime starts and Team A receives the ball first. They end up kicking a field goal and the ball ...
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Where is the ball spotted on a quarterback slide

When a quarterback slides feet first, is the ball spotted at the feet or where the ball is held in the hands, which could be 2 or 3 feet behind the feet?
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Rule for stopping / starting the clock when running out of bounds with the football in NFL & NCAA

What are the rules and are they the same in NCAA and NFL when it comes to stopping and starting the game clock when a player runs out of bounds with the football. What I have found out is that ...
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Danger area in cricket

Today during the India vs Bangladesh test match, Ishant Sharma was warned by the umpire for stepping on the danger area while bowling. What is this danger area and why are bowlers not supposed to step ...
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Will goal scored by goalkeeper count when the ball is kicked after released from hands?

The question is about futsal. Consider following sutuation Goalkeeper holds the ball in his hands after opposing team's attack, the ball has not left the field, so that's not a goal clearance ...
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Can a field goal go in off a player?

In American football, sometimes on long field goal attempts the defending team positions a player in the end zone in case the kick is short. Suppose the ball were to hit an upright, carom off this ...
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Is it allowed for the quarterback (or someone else) to punt the ball if he can't find another play?

If the quarterback (or someone else) on fourth down gets in trouble and hasn't passed the line of scrimmage, can he change the intended play and instead punt the ball away?
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Basketball Under Push

While the opponent is shooting a ball, is it legal to push the Basketball through under the ring before it completely enters the Ring, to prevent a Shoot?
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Is there any rule regarding how quick a substituted player must abandon the field?

It's common for football players that are being substituted to "gain some time" by walking slowly out of the field, when it is in their team's benefit. Referees tend to tell them to hurry up, but many ...
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When is a penalty enforced by half the distance to goal in american football

When getting close to the goal line in american football a penalty is enforced by half the distance to goal. From what yards does that start or does that depend on the penalty (5/10/15 yards)?
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Second yellow in football

If a player deserves a second yellow should play stop immediately or can advantage be played and then the player sent off later?
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Interrupted Advantage Play

I am struggling to understand something about the advantage rule in football. What should happen when there is given advantage by the ref and after that there is a handball (talking about Ajax vs ...
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How are judges chosen in MMA/UFC fights?

Judges in MMA sometimes make questionable decisions over bouts. So I was wondering, what exactly makes a person qualify to be a judge on professional MMA fights? What criteria is set for someone to be ...
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Can the official fastest lap of a race be set in the first lap in F1?

Actually there are many reasons that make the cars slower in the first lap of a race. Cars accelerate from 0 kph Traffic is at maximum Tyres are not at ideal temperature (still soft tyres can perform ...
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Runner and batter-runner both tagged at first base, is it a double-play?

During a forced play, batter hits a ground ball to the first base. The fielder at first base catches the ball then tags the runner while still on the base and then tags the base. Is this a double-play,...
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Must a catch be taken cleanly to win a mark?

In the 2019 laws, a mark is referred to in Law 17: To claim a mark, a player must: Have at least one foot on or behind their own 22-metre line when catching the ball or when landing having caught it ...
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Missing the ball after throwing it up to serve in table tennis

Do you lose a point if you throw the ball up during a serve but miss while trying to hit it?
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Playing without boots [duplicate]

Today during Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Pierre Emerick Aubamayeng's boot came out after a tackle and he couldn't retrieve the ball, but in case if he managed to retrieve the ball, is he allowed to ...
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NBA Continuation Rule

If a player is fouled on a drive to the basket and continuation is granted but then commits a charging foul while continuing his drive, what is the call?
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Shooting eight-ball legally and sank the opponent's ball instead, what happens?

If I am shooting the eight-ball for the game, hit the eight-ball, but sink the opponent's ball and the eight-ball does not go down, what happens?
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Running the bases during a ground rule double

I'm umping in a slow pitch softball league and we had something I've never seen in all my years umping or playing, there's a runner on 1st only and the hitter at bat hits a ground rule double. The ...
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Is grabbing the shoulder pads defensive holding?

During the Monday night game between Green Bay and Detroit on 14 October 2019, Detroit’s Trey Flowers was twice penalized for “Illegal Hands to the Face” when he wasn’t really touching the face but ...
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Defensive penalty

It was 3rd and 10 for the Green Bay packers when Detroit sacked Rodgers. But there was an illegal use of hands to the face-mask by the defense resulting in a 5 yard penalty and a 1st down that would ...

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