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Do Ice Hockey commentators say score or scores?

Is it actually called a goal or do they call it a score and therefore shouting "score!" is like shouting "goal!" in football? Or do they shout "scores!" as in scores a goal/point? Is either ...
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Difference between medium fast and fast medium bowler?

What exactly is the difference between a medium fast bowler and a fast medium bowler? At first they seem like they have no difference at all but then, you hear commentators and experts talk about a ...
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What is a pass rusher?

Is it just another name for a running back or a wide receiver? It seems to me that it would be anyone who takes the pass from the QB and runs the ball which pretty much seems to be what the RB does. ...
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Why is a “squeeze bunt” referred to as such?

This refers to a bunt with the runner on third base. Why isn't a bunt referred to as a squeeze bunt with runners on other bases? Or is it a special type of bunt (e.g. toward the first base line) to ...
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In baseball, what is the “inside corner”?

When I listen to baseball games, announcers will mention that pitches are on the inside corner. Presumably, the inside corner of the strike zone. What I don't understand is that the strike zone, to ...
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What does “ripper” mean in cricket?

I have seen the below context "Ishant Sharma removed Shane Watson with a ripper" in Cricinfo. What does "ripper" mean in the cricket?
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What does it mean to refer to a player as a “dagger man”?

What does it mean to say that a player is his team's "dagger man," and in what sports does it apply? I presume it has something to do with being a player who scores. Does it matter how they score (e....
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Meaning of shortcuts like “128S/96Q/64D/32X” for tennis tournaments

In several places, where you can find information about tennis tournaments (for example: 2014 WTA Tour or 2014 ATP World Tour at Wikipedia), there are often shortcuts like this: 28S/32Q/16D (Brisbane),...
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Why is getting out for zero is called duck in cricket?

In cricket there are lot of terminologies used. One such thing is "duck". Why do they call it with that name? Is there any historical reasons for this? How did that name come?
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What is the difference between swing and seam bowling?

I could not understand the difference between these two. What is the difference between swing bowling and seam bowling? How does both differ? Can a swing bowler do seam bowling too?
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What does “TON” indicate on cricket bat?

I have seen "TON" written on lots of cricket bats like these*: (click to zoom) What does it actually indicate? Is it a brand name? Or a symbol of approved bat by ICC? Or it indicates that a ...
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Twelfth man in cricket

I heard a term called twelfth man in cricket. W.K.T, there are 4 players apart from the playing 11. Is it necessary to fix a particular player as 12th man before starting the match? What is the ...
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What's a twizzle?

My wife's made me watch a lot of ice dancing in the past, and have no recollection of any reference to a "twizzle". This year, it seems like it's standard jargon that any enthusiast should know. ...
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How is the WASP calculated in cricket?

We know that in the first innings the predicted score and in the second innings the predicted winning percentage will be calculated in the WASP. But there is only one formula for calculating both ...
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Does “made cut, did not finish” also count as a “missed cut?”

At the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger Woods finished with a result of "MDF" or "made cut, did not finish." This is the first time in his career he has had a MDF. A missed cut (MC) is the result ...
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Is the WASP calculation in cricket logically correct?

During the first ODI of India's tour of New Zealand 2014, I could see a new term named WASP on the right side of the TV screen on Sony Six - the channel broadcasting the match. When I was searching ...
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“Hit the ball twice” in cricket, so does that means that batsman can hit the ball twice?

As per the name its like Hit the ball twice, so does that means a batsman can hit the ball twice, I mean the same delivery can b played twice?
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What is the difference between a power slide and a hockey stop?

What is the difference between a hockey stop and a power slide. After watching demonstrations of both I can't see a difference.
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What is meant by a “fast outfield”?

They always say in commentary that the outfield is very fast? what does it exactly mean?
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What is an inverted winger?

I am an american, and I'm new to watching professional soccer. Sometimes I've heard the term 'inverted winger', while paying close attention to context, I cannot make out what it means.
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What is “Joker card” to be used in IPL?

In IPL 2014, Team owners will be able to use there Joker card. Whatever I have read and searched I found that teams can use joker card at time of auction to retain there previous players playing for ...
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What is the difference between “retired out” and “retired not out” in cricket?

I have seen the terms on scoreboard like: "retired out" or "retired not out". What does it mean and what is the different between there? Reference: Mohammad Hafeez was retired out in ICC Champions ...
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Reversed Backhand Slice Drop Shot

I want to extend the number of strokes I can play in my badminton matches. Therefore I want practice a particular badminton stroke, called: reversed backhand slice drop shot Can somebody tell me ...
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What is the difference between Doosra and Teesra?

What is the basic difference between Doosra and Teesra? I know off-spinner bowls the other one which is called Doosra but what is Teesra and how is it different to Doosra?
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What is the difference between the statistics “First service” and “First service won”?

I am confused about these two statistics: - First service - First service won Can anyone tell what is the difference between them?
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What does this sentence mean? [closed]

The Red Sox got help from star David Ortiz, who went three for four with an RBI double and is now hitting .733 in the Fall Classic. I have no knowledge about baseball statistics so please help me ...
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What do you call a play when the offensive line is on the side?

I saw recently in some video a play where only two guys, namely one who snaps and other one who catches a snap, were between the hash marks, but the offensive line was on the side of the line of ...
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Stumped Off A Wide Diamond Duck?

If you are stumped off a wide first delivery you face is it a diamond duck? Because although you have literally faced a ball it won't be recorded as a ball faced because of the wide (as evident here, ...
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What is Affiliate Member in Cricket?

What is Affiliate Member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain? How can they considered as a Associate Member?
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What is Associate Member in Cricket?

I have heard there are some countries in Cricket which are called as Associate countries (or members) So what is Associate member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain?
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What is a grounded opponent?

I just heard that for example knees to the head are not allowed to a grounded opponent in MMA. Does it mean he is lying on the ground or does he has to be on the ground with both legs and both hands?
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Is there such a thing as a “small slam” in baseball (or other sports)?

In bridge, a "grand slam" means taking 13 tricks (out of a possible 13). A "small slam" means taking 12 tricks (all but one). In baseball, a grand slam means a four-run homer (that clears the bases). ...
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Why is Sachin Tendulkar's 200* not considered as carrying the bat?

I would like to know why Sachin's 200 not out in ODI against South Africa is not mentioned in carrying the bat record list of ODIs. I found a question regarding carrying the bat in sports beta and ...
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What is a block in volleyball?

What exactly constitutes as a block in volleyball? Let's say if it's an overpass by the opposing team and a blocker tips it down (with two hands) but the opposing team still returns it. Is it a block? ...
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Difference between “mark” and “performance”

The results on IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) are varying between mark and performance. What's the difference between them? An example can be found on an athlete’s profile. ...
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Is there any term used for multiple hat tricks?

If a bowler takes more than three sequential wickets (say six wickets) in one over, would this be called as two hat-tricks or does this feat, however unlikely, has a different name?
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What are the names of wakeboard tricks that are performed at the corner of the cable?

If you jump right before the rope goes around the corner in a cable wakeboard park so you get cought by the twitch in mid-air, how do you call these tricks? I found none in the glossary.
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What is the meaning of “Duckworth–Lewis method” in Cricket?

What is the meaning of "Duckworth–Lewis method" in Cricket? Sometimes the team that would appear to be winning loses the match because of this rule. Why?
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What do these tennis words mean?

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/09/02/130902fa_fact_collins 1, does this mean he quickly goes back to the corners from the center to hit those attacks that land so close to the baseline? 2, ...
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What is “Carry the bat” in Cricket?

I have heard the terminology "Carry the bat" in Cricket. What does it mean? When it is used?
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what does “go down a break” mean?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2013/09/federers-last-stand.html I'm not familiar with tennis so I don't know what he's talking about here with this. "goes down another break ?" A wild ...
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What is the difference between NFI and IR?

Lawrence Tynes was placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list by the Tampa Bay Buccanneers due to a staph infection he claims he got at their training facilities. They are paying his salary, but he ...
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What does it mean that “a group is open” on the first pot of the CL group draw?

I know what a group being open means in the later parts of a group draw, normally teams of the same country cannot play in the same group. But I find it very peculiar on the first pot, in other words ...
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In European Football, what exactly is a release clause?

Often times during the transfer window, the term "release clause" is thrown around. What does this mean? For example, say a player has a 40 million euro release clause, and a team bids 40,000,001 for ...
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What is the difference between googly and doosra spin?

I can see some of the spin bowlers bowl googly and some bowl doosra in international cricket matches. What is the basic difference between googly and doosra spin? How they differ from each other?
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What is the difference between a spring and bolt action airsoft sniper

What is the difference between a bolt action airsoft sniper and spring airsoft sniper. Which is easier to use and which is better.
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Why players showing a T-signal for umpire decision review system?

While calling for the Umpire Decision Review system, The fielding team captain or the batsman being dismissed invokes the challenge by signalling a "T" with the arms.- Wikipedia. What that ...
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Is it possible to place a fielder other than standard fielding positions?

Is it permitted to place the fielders other than the standard fielding positions terms in international cricket match? To be more specific, can a fielder be placed in between the mid-on and long-...
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What does “throw” mean in badminton?

I have often heard the term "throw" used in badminton. What does it mean a player loses a point because of a "throw"?
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When will a bowler's delivery be declared as a dead ball?

What is the term dead ball mean in Cricket? and When will be a bowler's delivery considered as a dead ball?