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Has a Sweet Sixteen ever had all 4 top seeds in each region?

The 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament came close to having all of the top 4 seeds in each region make it to the Sweet Sixteen. Only 2 teams lower than a 4-seed made it to the Sweet ...
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Penalty for interfering with the path of the cue ball?

In snooker, what is the penalty for interfering with the path of the cue ball? I assume it must be more than 7 points because let's say a player hits a shot and he sees the cue ball heading for the ...
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Football yellow cards and red cards

Can a player be given a red card for just 45 second, after which he will be allowed to continue playing again?
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Is an absent batsman out?

One of the opposition batsmen failed to turn up. Is he out? This matters especially for my competition where teams receive 0.25 points for each wicket taken.
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Why leg spin bowler is more expensive then off spin?

I see lot of matches and almost every match leg spin bowler is more expensive then off spin bowler but leg spin bowler is more wickets then off spin bowler.
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Was Larry Bird the first basketball player to wipe his sneakers during games?

Players wiping their sneakers during deadball periods is ubiquitous now. I remember hearing somewhere that Larry Bird started doing it, but not for any particular reason. Is he the first to make ...
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Is the success of some racial groups in some sports physiological or cultural?

For avoidance of doubt, I think all people are fundamentally the same and the only thing different is the colour of their skin. However, I've noticed that: All the recent 100m Olympic and World ...
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Are 10+ year contracts discouraged or prohibited in the NBA?

In 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12-year, $430 million contract. This is on the heels of Bryce Harper signing a 13-year, $330 million contract. There have been several 10-year contracts signed by baseball ...
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Are 10+ year contracts discouraged or prohibited in the NFL?

In 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12-year, $430 million contract. This is on the heels of Bryce Harper signing a 13-year, $330 million contract. There have been several 10-year contracts signed by baseball ...
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What is this trumpet sound that is heard during sports events?

During sports events, there's a "trumpet sound" which is played in game time, particularly in the NBA when team is on attack / ball possession. The same sound is used by default in the NBA 2K14 video ...
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Why does a tennis ball have a curvilinear oval that goes around it?

Tennis balls are mostly covered with felt, and they have a white curvilinear oval that goes around them. Is there any reason tennis balls have that oval, instead of just being completely covered with ...
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Can a keeper pick up the ball after receiving the ball with his feet? [duplicate]

Say the attacker is actively pressing the keeper. I have seen in situations keepers picking up the ball but I am not sure of the exact rules.
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Can you jump off the wall in volleyball?

In indoor volleyball, the ball can not be played off of the wall. In a rec league, a ball recently was sent high and off to the side of the court. It was going to make contact with the wall about 7-8 ...
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After a score, does other team have to touch behind the baseline in basketball?

This can be seen nightly on any game in the NBA. After Team A scores a basket, a player from Team B goes to inbound the ball. I have played basketball up to a high school level. From my ...
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Who determines the teams shirt colors, and based on what?

From the games I've seen (anywhere, not only in my own country), looks like each team gets one of two colors, but couldn't find a clear pattern or how it's being determined. Are there any global ...
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Champions League qualification from Premier League

The Premier League table right now looks like the following. If Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and United finish at 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th position respectively and Chelsea and United win Europa League and ...
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In Pool… the only 2 balls remains what will happen if [duplicate]

If only the white and black balls remains, and I hit the black one and it’s get in pocket first.. and then the white one goes out the table I consider myself won or lost
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When is the ball out in football?

In this video of Ajax versus Real Madrid, accompanying an article, you can see around 2:22 that there was much controversy about a ball being out or not. With the help of the VAR it was decided after ...
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Buzzer between free-throws

In the NBA, I regularly notice a short buzzer sound played between the first and the second free-throw. What's the reason for this?
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Referee stopped match mid-game and lost control, what happens?

On the weekend the ref was blatantly giving all the decisions to the home team so was recieveing some grief from the sidelines. On the 52nd minute one of the away players said to the home player 'How ...
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What is the legal bat size in international cricket?

There is any specific bat size? Which is used in International Cricket.If yes then is it depend on player height?
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Is every puck used in a game given to a player?

I'm used to see the puck used to score a goal be given to the player that scored the goal; but this seems to be something else. https://twitter.com/TomasPleky14/status/1103306786965278721 Carey Price ...
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Table tennis rubber not showing brand or model

Is it legal to use a rubber cut in a way that it doesn't show the brand or any other information?
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What does it mean to retire as a member of an NFL team?

Tonight I saw an article on the Green Bay Packers' official website saying that longtime fan-favorite fullback John Kuhn would be retiring as a Packer. It's not clear to me what that means. John Kuhn ...
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Meaning of '4:1 (3:0)' as score in football (World Cup match)

I'm looking at Fifa data on the France vs Mexico World Cup match in 1930, the score is presented as 4:1 (3:0). Looking at the 'goals scored' section I see 5 goals have been scored, all of them in ...
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Besided speed skating, were there more world championships that did not gave a world champion?

The World Allround Speed Skating Championships have been held since 1893. In the tournament, four distances are skated. Up to 1907, the World Champion was the skater who won at least three distances. ...
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Is there an official list of abbreviations for ballroom dances?

When looking around for notes on ballroom dancing you will stumble across many abbreviations, many of them are very clear. But the dances itself (referring to the usual ten ballroom dances in a ...
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Defensive goals and assists

Yesterday in Liverpool’s 5-0 win versus Watford, Liverpool defenders scored 7 goals or assists. Is this a record, in the premier league or, for that matter, any form of pro-football?
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Forced Out at Third Base

There’s a runner on first. The batter hits a ball to left field. Runner on first advances to second, hitter decides to round first and advance to second as well forcing runner on second to now advance ...
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What are scrubbed tyres?

I'm reading Mark Webber's book and in it he says that during the the 2005 Belgian grand prix he was amazed that his team put him on new intermediate tyres instead of scrubbed tyres on a drying track. ...
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In UEFA competitions, could a team forfeit a game and still qualify? [closed]

My understanding is that, in UEFA football games, a forfeiting team is awarded a 0-3 score (defeat) against the opposing team. If, in a competition, a team wins the first game 4-0, could the same team ...
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What portion of tension reduction in a racket happens through play?

Basically, I'm curious whether a racket that's sitting idle will lose tension as quickly as one which is being regularly played with. The concrete sport in question is badminton, though I suspect ...
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Can a trainer force a player to be substituted?

In the final between Chelsea and Manchester City, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa refused to be substituted, enraging his coach Sarri. Apparently, a few years ago, Messi acted the same way with his coach ...
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Which runner is out? [duplicate]

There is 1 out. There is a runner on first, and the ball is hit to the second baseman. The second baseman gets the ball and runs towards first. The runner on first stays on 1st base and the batter ...
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Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?

Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?
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Why don't professional squash players give hard serves?

I find it odd that in Squash championships, players don't put much energy into the serve. It seems to me that their serve is about half the speed of their fast shots during the game. Is there any rule ...
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Tennis tiebreak in doubles

What are the rules for a tiebreak in doubles tennis, particularly with service? What are the similarities and differences between a doubles tiebreak and a singles tiebreak?
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How many catestrophic shoe failures are there in college basketball?

I don't watch a whole lot of basketball, but I did see a game yesterday where the player's shoe tore wide open. In sports, equipment failure is certainly part of the game, but in US college sports, ...
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Why don't weak/medium teams pass ball among themselves in the defense against strong teams rather than losing ball in a buildup to attack

My reasoning: This would tempt the stronger side to move forward, since there are same number of players in each side (11), it would be difficult to disposes them at the same time it gives them the ...
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Attacking the raider?

(Newbie in kabaddi) In kabaddi, the raiders job is touch the opponent and comeback. But how does the referee decided who touched whom (if A touches B, it can equivalently be interpreted as B touches ...
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What rules govern touchdowns/touchbacks if there is a fumble involved?

I have a question specifically about a passage of the official NFL 2018 rulebook (https://operations.nfl.com/media/3277/2018-nfl-rulebook_final-version.pdf). Please take a look at Rule 3 - Section 2 -...
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League Positions in Gaelic Football

In the Allianz Gaelic Football League tables from Ireland, when two teams are level on match points and also on points difference, how are they separated for the league tables? I presumed that a team ...
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Was Tendulkar's infamous “shoulder before wicket” the right decision?

What does "Shoulder Before Wicket" mean in cricket? Why was Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal against Australia considered "Shoulder Before Wicket" and was it the right decision?
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Is it out if the batsman loses his bat on reaching crease and a run-out is effected at the same moment?

There are two scenarios in question here: Batsman extends and drags his bat to inside the crease. But just as he dragged in, he lost the bat from his hands and his whole body is still outside the ...
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NBA traveling - conflicting rules

I was watching this NBA Video Rulebook video. In it, 23 White gathers the ball after ending his dribble, establishing his left foot as his pivot foot. He then steps right-left, and the referee calls a ...
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Can I wear a hat while training or playing a soccer match?

Can I wear a woolly hat in a soccer training session, and can I wear one in a match?
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Is it offside if the ball is passed by an opponent?

When two defenders (opponents) are playing the ball between each other and it then deflects off one of them to an attacker in an offside position. If the attacker then take possession of the ball, is ...
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Cue ball behind head string in pocket billiards

Is it in print that the complete cue ball must be behind the headstring? Some people think it's only the bottom of the ball that must be behind.
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NBA Wingspan-To-Height Ratio

Is there a list where I can see the top NBA wingspan-to-height ratios? For instance, I read that Dwayne Wade is 6'4" with a 6'11" wingspan. I would like to know other players with wingspans much ...
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Can any hockey skate be baked?

I read here ANY skate can be baked; it's just that skate of a certain tier and above have materials DESIGNED to be baked. That doesn't mean that lower tier skates like yours cannot be; it's just ...

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