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How does the referee communicate with players in football(soccer) matches, when they are from different countries?

I always see in TV referees communicating with the players in international football matches(both club and national competitions). It seems to be universal: not only in European matches, but also in ...
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How many times Olympics gold medal winner goalies faced in the NHL playoffs?

Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers will be playing in the eastern conference playoffs of the NHL starting this Saturday (2013-2014 season). I was watching TSN tonight and it was brought up that ...
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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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First Maiden Over in T20 Cricket

I want to know Who bowled the first Maiden Over in T20 (Twenty over match) cricket.
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Where does the fan keeping score tradition in baseball come from?

Many people go to games and manually keep track of the runs, hits, errors? Does this come from years of tradition from times when scoreboards were not around at the park?
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How long and how much is each contract of the four main NBA on TNT hosts?

What is the length and amount of each of the following's contract with TNT? Charles Barkley Kenny Smith Ernie Johnson Shaquille O'Neal
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What percent of shots on goal hit the crossbar in hockey?

It seems like a lot of shots hit the crossbar in hockey. Is this just my mind playing tricks on me, or do more shots hit the crossbar than might be expected for a bar a few inches wide set above a ...
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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the road team?

I have only ever come across this 5-game series (1984 ECR1, NJN vs PHI, NJN win 3-2), where the road team won every game. Has this ever happened in a 7-game series? (In recent memory, one series in ...
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What anthem does the West Indies cricket team use?

Every country has a national anthem of its own, and usually, it is played before the start of any world event, no matter what the sport is. But what is done for the West Indies cricket team? To my ...
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Which song was played before the national anthem in the world T20 2014 in Bangladesh?

Can anyone name the song which was played before the national anthem in the recently concluded world T20 2014 held in Bangladesh?
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Who was the quickest player in the English Premier League in 2014?

There are some rapid players in the premier league but who is the quickest as of now (2014)? And how fast are they?
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Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?

I've been reading about Bartolo Colon and got intrigued: Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?
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When was the last time that three penalties were at Old Trafford in a single match?

Does anyone know when was the last time that three penalties were at Old Trafford in one game or has this ever happened before? I can't think of this ever happening under Ferguson seen as referees in ...
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All England wins for Lee Chong Wei?

How many times has Lee Chong Wei won the men's singles in the All England Badminton Championships?
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Can 11 players make a circle and attack keeping the ball in middle? [duplicate]

Inspired from a troll in Facebook credits : Troll Football Can 11 players from a team create a circle and keep the ball inside the circle and play? Are there any official rules that disallow such ...
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Nationalised players scoring against their country of birth

Diego Costa is making his debut for Spain tonight and he will almost certainly go to Brazil as their main striker considering his form this year. You could imagine the reception he would get playing ...
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Earliest Substitution after kickoff in an official football match

Which team holds the record for the earliest substitution after kick-off in an official football match? I personally have seen games where players have gotten substituted within the first twenty ...
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Gold, silver, and bronze medal sweep in Winter Olympics by a single country?

I am proud to see that the Dutch athletes have now obtained Gold, Silver and Bronze for one event, and that even twice. When trying to figure out whether this happened before, I found several ...
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Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership?

Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership? This question is partly based on the assumption that Norway, which is where I'm from, overestimates cross-country skiing as a major sport....
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EPL match with the longest injury time

Which EPL match has had the longest injury time added at the end of 90 minutes?
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Which player scored the most points in one game in each season?

I would like to see a statistic showing which player has scored the most points in one basketball game every season. I know Wilt Chamberlain holds the general record, but it would be nice to see who ...
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Who has scored the most goals as a substitute?

EPL has had quite a few prolific super-subs (from Solksjaer to probably Chicharito today). Who has scored the most goals as a substitute in the EPL? Note: If statistics aren't available since 1991, ...
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Has the Super Bowl ever been played on the opening day of the Olympics?

Have the two events ever been simultaneous?
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Olympic medalist in both the Summer and Winter Olympics

Has anyone ever won Olympic medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics?
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Is there a tennis Grand Slam winner with a lower career high ranking than #15?

I was involved in a discussion on the "worst" singles Grand Slam winner and we were trying to think of the player with the lowest career high ranking as a possible candidate. Mark Edmondson was dug ...
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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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When can a batsman change from batting left handed to right handed?

Some shots in one-day or Twenty 20 cricket involve the batsman changing stance to play a shot (e.g. reverse sweep), but are there any provisions in cricket laws that allow the umpire to decide when ...
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What are criteria to define a sport as “national sport”?

What are "objective" criteria or rules (if exists) to define a sport as "national sport" for each Country? e.g. National sport for Italy is (probably) soccer, but I do not know if there are objective ...
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What is the percentage of goals scored during added time?

It could be just me, but I am getting the idea that more and more goals are scored during added time. I would like to see a stat to show if the chance of a goal in added time is higher than in regular ...
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Football and 19 34

I received a sweater several years ago with embroidery on the front. The image shows the outline of a old-time (American) football team with the numbers 19 34. Every time I wear it, people ask me ...
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Has the US Men's Soccer Team played a game outside of the USA or the host country?

It's become somewhat common for North or South American national soccer teams to play friendly games (or even sometimes non-friendlies) in the Untied States or Canada against another national team. ...
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Who is the lowest ranked european team to qualify for world cup?

If Iceland wins tonight against Croatia, would they be the lowest ranked team to ever qualify from Europe? Also who is the lowest ranking to ever qualify for a world cup from any continent?
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What is the name of a guy who comment highlights in NBA

Does anyone know the name of the guy who does most of the postgame highlights on NBA. http://www.nba.com/video/games/heat/2013/11/09/0021300089-bos-mia-recap.nba http://www.nba.com/video/games/bulls/...
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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 the longest six in cricket history?

Calculating the distance of the six hit by the batsmen is a new trend. I'd searched for longest six of cricket, some said it's from Shahid Afridi, some said, it's MSD and some saying Yuvi. I would ...
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Back to School; Triple Lindy

In my younger years, I've seen this wonderful movie called Back to School. There Rodney Dangerfield alias Thornton Melon performs the Triple Lindy (1'09''). Has anybody ever seen a "Triple Lindy" ...
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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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Won a set without dropping a point [closed]

Has anyone ever won a set in a grand slam without dropping a single point?
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Goals conceded from corners in the English Premier League in season 2012/13

In the 2012-13 season of the English Premier League: How many goals were conceded from corners? Which team conceded the most from corners? Which team conceded the least from corners?
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what is the record for a team being awarded a penalty in consecutive soccer matches?

What is the record for a team being awarded a penalty in consecutive soccer matches? Leicester City FC currently have 5 in a row, all being converted by the same person, and have 8 for the season.
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Fremantle players to have played a grand final

The commentators mentioned that Danyle Pearce was one of 2 Fremantle players to have previously played a grand final (being with Port Adelaide) before 2013 September 27. Who was the other?
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What is a record for a football player in converting consecutive penalties in official matches?

Various sources mentioned that Mario Balotelli recently missed a penalty for the first time in his career (in a professional match). For example here: Balotelli has never failed to convert any of ...
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Who is this commentator to many international badminton events?

Over the past few years, I've watched many badminton games on YouTube. At first, video-ed ASTRA broadcasts, but, nowadays, the BWF is hosting many of the international badminton events. I would like ...
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Which coin is used for tossing?

We can see coin tosses in international matches of Cricket. Which coin is used for tossing? Is there any special coin for tossing in those international matches?
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Championship golf courses with a par-3 18th hole

I cannot ever remember seeing a PGA championship course with a par-3 18th hole. For sake of discussion, let's limit to courses that have been the site of a Major Championship or WGC championship ...
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What is the lowest number of hits to lead a team for a major league baseball season?

For a full major league baseball season, what player has led his team with the fewest number of hits? If the season did not have 162 games, what is the answer for 162 game seasons?
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What is the most red cards issued by the referee in one game of soccer/football?

What is the most red cards a referee has ever issued in one game of European football? Europe Only "Top flight" leagues (e.g. Premier League, Serie A, La Liga BBVA, Eredivisie, German Bundesliga, ...
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10 wickets in an innings in international matches

Jim Laker and Anil Kumble are the only 2 players who have taken 10 wickets in an innings in Test matches. Is there any other bowler who has taken 10 wickets in an innings in any kind of international ...
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Highest score in an international field hockey match

At the 1932 Summer Olympics, India defeated the USA with a score of 24-1. Is this match the highest scoring match ever at international level?
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Has there ever been an MLB game where the only hit was an inside-the-park home run?

Has there ever been a one-hitter MLB game in which the hit is an inside-the-park home run?

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