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Is the term “golden point” used much in badminton?

From Wikipedia If the score reaches 20-all, then the game continues until one side gains a two-point lead (such as 24–22), except when there is a tie at 29-all, in which the game goes to a golden ...
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When a batter reaches second safely after a rundown, does the batter get credited with a single or a double?

A batter hit a single toward right field, but instead of stopping at first, he rounded the base and - intentionally - caused a rundown (the player told me after the game he did this intentionally). He ...
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Does a tennis player lose point if he hits opponent with racquet due to follow through over the net?

Tennis Player hits opponent with racquet due to follow through over the net when opponent is very close to the net. Does he lose the point.
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Both out from one delivery? [duplicate]

What if a batsman strikes the ball and it hits the other batsmans bat and is then caught would both be out ?
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Why New Zealand vs India continued for second day instead of starting from fresh?

In world cup 2019 Semi Final, New Zealand vs India continued for second day due to the rain. During 2002 ICC Champions Trophy Final, Match cancelled for first day and again played fresh from second ...
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How to understand this new phase format table in cricket world cup 2019?

Recently cricket world cup 2019 Live Tv channels showing this new new phase format table. I am confused. Please explain what is it?
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Who gets the yellow trikot at a time draw - Tour de France

Yesterday was the team time trial at the Tour de France. Team Jumbo - Visma, the team with the yellow jersey, won and the yellow stayed in their team. But it got me thinking: What would have happened ...
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Are there any sports for which the world's best player is female?

For this question I'm referring to sports in which men and women can compete together on equal terms (even if they often don't). For example, rock climbing would count (if they climb the same rock and ...
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Is this match in 2019 Taça de Macau is the most goals scored by a losing team?

The losing team, Hang Sai, scored 18 goals in this match (deliberately of course). Is it the world record of most goals scored by a losing team? Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka_I_21%E2%80%...
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What is the record of a tennis consecutive games won?

Is there any official statistics that show who has won many consecutive games in a particular court? I can only find those relative to winning streak of sets.
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Cricket world cup 2019 - Qualifying Semi Final

I found this from Cricbuzz and other popular sports site. I don't understand that last sentence which is "If Pakistan bowl first, they will be out of the semi-final race even before the first ball ...
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Where does the NBA league revenue come from?

I hear approximately of numbers such as 6 billion in annual NBA league revenue, of which 3 billion goes to team owners, and 3 billion goes to the players -- creating a wealthy "middle class" of NBA ...
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If a batsman is retiries hurt then who will face the next ball?

If a batsman is retiries hurt then who will face the next ball ??? Answer me
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If a runner reaches second on an error and then scores the next play, does that count as an earned run against the pitcher?

Example: A batter hits a single to the outfield, it is bobbled, so the batter can now reach second. The next batter is up and scores the runner on second. Since that runner reached second on an error ...
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Tag up run rules?

Ok, so here is the scenario. 1 out, runners at first and third. batter hits a fly ball to shallow right field. Runner at first base does not tag up and takes off. Runner at third base waits. ...
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What are the rules for soccer/football goalies committing penalties inside the box?

During the recent Women's World Cup Quarter-Final, the French goalie performed a slide tackle inside the box against an attacker. She completely missed the ball and tripped the attacker. Why wasn't ...
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How Pakistan will qualify for semi finals in world cup 2019?

The Current Standings for the world cup 2019 are as follows: I simply want to know that how Pakistan could qualify for semi-finals the after India is defeated by England. But I can not understand ...
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Is it possible for a tennis match to last forever?

I ask this because in 2018 John Isner and Kevin Anderson had a set that latest for 50 games in one set. And in 2010, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut had a set lasting 138 games. I understand that to win ...
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Why was D'Angelo Russell underpaid during this free agency?

Why was D'Angelo Russell underpaid during this free agency? Kevin Durant signed with the Nets for 164 million. Kyrie Irving signed with the Nets for 140 million. Russell is only sign-and-trading away ...
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What would happen in Formula 1 if a stateless person wins a Grand Prix? [closed]

There are about 12 million stateless people on Earth. What would happen if one of them wins a Formula 1 Grand Prix? What anthem gets played?
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Why did the Indian team change their jersey colour in the middle of World Cup 2019?

In the middle of World Cup 2019, the Indian cricket team changed their jersey colour: Why did they do this?
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UFC rules on passive fighting

In UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore between Holm and Correia it was a very defensive, tactical fight. In the third round the referee said to both fighters "I understand your game plan but we have to ...
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NBA defensive player of the year NOT an NBA all-defensive team?

I wonder how could a winner of the NBA defensive player of the year award not being included in the first team all-defensive, like it happened to Leonard in 2016.
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Wanna watch basketball competitions [closed]

To people who are intersted in watching basketball matches I'm a beginner in training basketball and I wanna watch competitions to have more experience from watching Suggest me your favourite team and ...
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Runner on third base catches a soft line drive

I just had this happen last night at a 14u game. We were up 12 to 1 at the time, so it didn't end up being a big deal. The runner at third base was clearly in foul territory and caught a soft line ...
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Cricket and no ball and a shot played by batsman while running

In normal circumstances, not last ball or winning stroke, a batsman plays a shot and runs for 1 run. It turned out to be a no ball. Of course, the team would get 2 runs. But will the batsman get 2 ...
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American 8 Ball Pool - Sinking opponent's ball

On an 8 ball game, I am left with the 8 ball close to a pocket and the opponent has one ball blocking the pocket to which I am going to play the 8 ball. If I sink the opponents's ball using the 8 ...
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Is the 4-minute mile still the “highest” standard?

When I ran track in high school, many years ago now, we learned that the 4-minute mile was the ultimate dream goal for many mile runners. Is the 4-minute mile still the "highest" standard? Has the ...
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In F1 classification, what is ON?

I saw that on reddit. On thye official clasisfication for the Grand Prix, the second to last column is 'ON'. Seems to be something relating to laps, but I can't figure out what. So what is ON in ...
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Grass tennis compared to hard court

What are the differences between playing tennis on grass compared to hard courts? What adjustments do professional tennis players make for grass court season?
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Bouldering “zone”

I’ve recently got into bouldering and been watching a lot of world championships. I understand how the “zone” hold is used when you don’t top a Boulder but I have seen a couple of things mentioned ...
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In cricket, when a bowler is around the wicket, why does the batter not simply adjust their stance to counter the angle?

I have always been confused by the way the batters react to the bowler coming around the wicket. It strikes me that by going around the wicket the bowler is effectively reducing the area of the ...
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Can runners advance?

If bases are loaded, no outs, and the runner on second gets hit by a batted ball, advancing to third, he is out. But do the runners on first and third get to advance?
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Use of VAR when taking corner kicks

Why doesn't the VAR get used at corner kicks, very often the ball is outside the semi circle, should a team score from the corner kick, should it be allowed
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Ground Rule Double?

Batter hits ball high off CF wall. Ball takes one bounce back toward chasing CFer whose foot accidentally comes in contact with ball that then goes over the wall. Does runner on first only get third ...
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What's going on in a Rugby Union “choke tackle”?

A player with the ball is tackled, and rather than being brought to the ground, he is held up by the tackler(s). The referee shouts "Maul" and then awards a scrum to the defending team. What ...
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In Rugby, is it permitted to try to “save” a penalty? (Or conversion)

In Rugby (Union but I'd be interested in the answer for League as well), if a player is taking a penalty kick at goal, let's say the ball is coming down and it looks to be just about to clear the ...
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In the NBA, why do teams spend all their money available?

It seems to me that if an NBA team has an annual salary cap of, say, 100 million, set by league rules, then the team acquires players until they can spend all 100 million for the year -- some teams go ...
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Why are referees suddenly caring so much whether or no goalkeeper have a feet on the line during a penalty kick?

Last Monday, during the female World cup, Nigerian Goalkeeper defended a penalty kick at the 75 minute mark only for it to be retaken due to the fact that she did not have her feet on the goal line as ...
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Run out on last ball of a over in cricket match

If 'A' is playing on strike and 'B' is on non strike.its a 20 over match, and assume bowler balls always one side(bowler always balls from one side, there is no rotation on keeping and balling side ...
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Group Stage Qualification Conundrum

We've had a bit of a situation in a tournament and I just wondered how other people would have solved it. See attached image for details. We had 3 teams who were very equal on many/all of the ...
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Is all run four adds to the tally of number of 4s of a batsman in cricket?

When a batsman runs four runs, does it add to the tally of 4s scored by that batsman?
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How are matches decided in Laver cup?

The Laver Cup takes place every year between 6 players from Europe (plus a substitute) and 6 from the rest of the World (plus a substitute). They play three singles and a double every day for three ...
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Little League Baseball Question

Question on a game I watched: Ages 8-11 2 Outs, runner on 3rd and 1st. Coach wouldn't let the runner on 1st steal- Why not? It didn't make any sense to me; as it would have put 2 in scoring position ...
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In football, a player is to be cautioned if he 'shows a lack of respect for the game': what does this mean?

Although the Laws of the Game say a player must be cautioned if he's guilty of unsporting behaviour, a direct definition of what constitutes "unsporting behaviour" is never provided (apart from a very ...
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Why do some high level wrestlers not use their wrestling to 100% in mma?

I have seen fights with Henry Cejudo and Yoel Romero and these guys are former Olympic wrestlers but for some weird reason most of their "game" is pure standup, why don't they use wrestling to 100% ...
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Fielders catching foul balls in the air not coming down on field

Does a fielder who catches a foul ball in the air have to land in the field of play? I.E. when player chases a foul flyball, then catches ball leaping and landing in seats/dugout... Out or Foul ball ?
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Does a maiden over require all 6 balls to be bowled?

If a team is defending a total, and say in the first ball the bowler takes a wicket and the team is all-out. Will that over be considered a maiden over since no runs came from the batsman's bat and ...
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Why don't athletes who don't want their autographs resold draw a shape to designate it's not for resale? [closed]

Why don't athletes who don't want their autographs resold draw a shape to designate it's not for resale? On their website they list what the shape is and then perhaps an independent authenticator ...
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Why do so few U.S. colleges and universities (and high schools) have volleyball for men?

When I was younger, it seemed the U.S. Men's volleyball teams (and the women's teams) were usually at or near the top of world competitions. Nowadays, it seems that U.S. Men's volleyball has slipped a ...

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