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Getting hit twice while digging a spike [duplicate]

In what situation it's becomes legal to touch the ball twice? if a player is defending a spike and dug the ball and it hits arms and chest at the sametime? What about receiving a powerful jump ...
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Are tennis rackets checked by officials before matches?

Following this question I started looking for evidence that rackets in tennis were checked by officials, at least on the ATP tour, but couldn't find some. I was able to find the regulations for racket ...
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Can an umpire overturn a call in little league?

We had a weird call overturned after a play in a little league game 9-10 years old, Cal Ripken rules. We had a runner score a run, everything seemed normal. The pitcher got the ball back, our on ...
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In a ranking system, what value is conventional for scores/set/points quotient when the divisor is 0?

For instance, in volleyball they use set quotient or points quotient as tie-breakers. They are simply the result of sets/points won divided by sets/points lost. But what if sets/points lost is 0? What ...
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How to handle missed workouts before a race?

I'm in the middle of a training regimen for my 5th Ironman race (Race is in September). Based on family commitments, I'll be traveling for about 3 weeks in August to locations that make cycling ...
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Can the goalkeeper release the ball at their own goal, then save it from going in?

In this YouTube video (should start at 13 seconds), the goalkeeper releases the ball, involuntarily aiming it towards his own goal. Would he be allowed to save it using his hands? I read in this ...
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Has a horse ever crossed the finish line first without a jockey?

At the 2019 Preakness Stakes, jockey John Velazquez fell off his horse Bodexpress at the start of the race, but Bodexpress continued to finish the race. Officially Bodexpress received a "DNF" (Did ...
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Run out in cricket

There are two attempts at a run out whilst batsmen are running. The first attempt is not out but leaves one of the bails on the stumps - the other on the ground. Taking another run the second run out ...
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Finland goal song at IIHF WM 2019

What's the song name which is played after Finland scores goal in IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 in Slovakia?
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Can an out be considered a force out if it was called for an illegal (diving) slide and the runner was forced to reach the base?

In a youth game with bases loaded and two outs a ground ball was hit to the pitcher, who made a throw to third base. The throw was low and the third baseman did not field the ball cleanly, so the ...
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If an English qualified team is banned from the champions league, who takes over the vacant spot?

As of the time of this question, there are talks that Manchester City may be banned from the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 competition. If a top-four English Premier League team is banned, who takes ...
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Before each session in the Ryder Cup, is either captain aware of the opposing team's lineup for that session?

Are the lineups of both sides submitted without knowledge of the opposing lineup? If not, which team submits its lineup first? Can the lineups be modified once submitted?
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Which watches are given as gifts to ice hockey players in the world cup?

During the ice hockey world championship, the best player of each team receives a gift - it seems like it is a watch. I am curious - what kind of watch is it (brand / model)? Since one of sponsors is ...
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Does the MLB website contain win-loss stats? If so, how can I examine win-loss stats on the MLB website?

I am looking for win and loss stats on the MLB website. I've browsed to the MLB website > Stats > Team, but I did not find win-loss stats. What am I missing?
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Can you goaltend a shot that won't count?

I was watching a review of the longest shot in NBA history and was reminded of this pretty incredible bucket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm8CS9DVsUA This video is of the 2015 Boston Celtics ...
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Is carrying a player into touch a legal tackle?

I recently saw this snippet of a two defenders carrying an opponent into touch as he was holding onto the ball. So I looked into tackle laws: REQUIREMENTS FOR A TACKLE (https://laws.worldrugby.org/...
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What is the best view to decide a run out?

In cricket, what's the best angle to view if a batsman is out or not out in a run out scenario? Is it from an angle where the umpire runs to (so on the sides) or is it from the bowlers' end?
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Highest point for second placed team in Premier League

Premier League 2018-2019 just ended. Manchester City is champion with 98 points. Liverpool is second with 97 points. Is a second place with 97 points a record ?
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Table Tennis free hand on table

Can my free hand touch the table when hitting a ball in play?
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Which quarterback has had the lowest “highest amount of interceptions thrown” during a given regular season?

Ben Roethlisberger led the league during the 2018 NFL season with 16 interceptions. At a glance, that number seems low. Since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, which quarterback has had the lowest "highest ...
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Is it still acceptable for fans to run onto the field after winning the NBA Championship?

I have seen old videos of fans running onto the parquet in the Garden after the Celtics won the championship. Is this still done? If not, when did this stop being allowed?
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Most yellow flags in Indy 500

What is the record for the most yellow flag periods in an Indianapolis 500 race? I can't seem to find any published stats anywhere. Ideally looking for number of caution lap periods rather than total ...
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Waivers and loans in NHL

I have three related questions that concern NHL trading jargon. Waiver Wikipedia reports "Once an NHL player has played in a certain number of games or a set number of seasons has passed since the ...
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Is there anything preventing all the players on soccer team from standing in the goal box for defense?

Say you have a team wanting to only play defense. Could all 11 players (1 goalkeeper plus 10 other players) literally stand in the goal box, essentially forming a wall, to prevent the other team from ...
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Is my tennis racket damaged?

I bought a second-hand tennis racket last weekend and I wanted to change the main grip. I wanted to remove the adhesive remains but it was way harder than usual. Then I realized there was a plastic ...
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how to play the cushion shot in snooker

In snooker, it is more difficult to pot the ball while your cue ball is placed with cushion. I am playing snooker for nearly 4 years but till now I can't play this shot very well. Can anyone tell me ...
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Potting the 8 ball & a stripes or solid ball on a break

In 8 ball, its your break, you hit the balls, a solid, (or stripes ball), and the 8 ball go into pockets at same time, do you put the 8 ball back onto the table
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Does the person breaking get the choice of solids or stripes if he makes any ball in?

When playing 8-ball, if the breaking player hits any ball on the break, does the shooting player have a verbal choice of stripes or solids? Or does he still have to call a shot in before he can? If ...
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Youth soccer - Is it unsportsmanlike for the winning team to pull their goalie because he is bored?

I coach 13 & 14 year-olds in a community soccer league. Many of the more skilled players also play for clubs, but they enjoy the community soccer league because they can play with the friends they'...
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Why do table tennis players inspect each other's rackets?

I was reading up on some table tennis rules, and there seems to be a lot of regulations regarding the racket/paddle/bat. One of the regulations is that the players inspect each other's rackets before ...
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How was amateur James Cahill able to qualify for the snooker world championships?

This year we saw the first ever amateur to qualify for the world championship. By what route was he able to even take part in qualification? If only 128 players are ranked, what decides who can take ...
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How many times NHL all top seeds have been eliminated in the first round?

In the 2018-19 season's playoffs, all top seed teams were eliminated in the very first round. The Atlantic division winners, Tampa Bay Lightnings who tied the most number of wins in a season were ...
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What is flicker ball in cricket?

In a News 18 article I found that Harbajan Singh bowls a variation called 'flicker'. What is this variation, and how to bowl it? I also found that it is not a carromball or a flipper.
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Does any other professional sport apart from tennis give equal prize money to Men & Women?

Professional tennis, in Grand Slams & certain joint events held on the tour, gives equal prize money to Men & Women. Does any other professional sport give equal prize money to Men & ...
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What happens after the penalty if a player is snookered behind a free ball?

What happens after the penalty is applied when a player is snookered behind a free ball? This question pertains to the rule when a free ball has been nominated, but the player not only fails to sink ...
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Throw-in directly into the goal

At the international playing level, has anyone ever thrown the ball directly into the goal, from a throw-in? Directly meaning, without touching a member from either team, including the goalie. It ...
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How can I verify the authenticity of my sports collectibles?

Inspired by this question: Messi signed Barcelona jersey real or fake? In the aforementioned question, the OP is unsure whether his autographed Messi jersey is real or fake. The only tangible bits of ...
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Can you be offside from a goal kick?

Can you be offside from a goal kick? Looking for official FIFA laws.
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How is “On the Field” intended to be used?

Before I go into the details here is the premise of the argument if someone says "do you want to take an infield/outfield on the field?" during warmups before a game where would you go? The two ...
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Is traveling/carrying no longer called for dribbling players?

As far as I know you are not supposed to let the ball stop in your hands while you are dribbling. However it seems like in modern NBA this is not enforced very often. Most recently I was watching the ...
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Double play sac fly. Does the run count? [duplicate]

Runners on 1st and 3rd, 1 out. Batter hits ball to center fielder, runner from 3rd tags up, but the runner on 1st was doubled off after the runner crossed the plate. Does the run score? I'm under the ...
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Lowest break achieved in snooker

What is the lowest televised break achieved in snooker, where all balls were potted in the continuous break ? So 15 reds with colours and all the colours. Technically, although very unlikely, you ...
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why would a batter awarded a base on balls refuse to advance to first base?

per Official Rules, a batter awarded a base on balls may refuse to advance to first base. why would a batter do that? did such a case happen in MLB history?
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Most Winning Runs in ICC T20 Cricket History

Which T20 cricketer has hitting the most winning run in ICC ?
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How did the NBA decide on 23.75 feet for the 3-point distance?

In 1979, the NBA voted to have a 1-year trial of the 3-point line, which later became permanent. Although the ABA used a 25 foot 3-point line, the NBA used a 23.75 foot line. How was the 23.75 number ...
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If a forced runner is tagged for the 3rd out, do any runs count? [duplicate]

Bases loaded with 2 outs. Ball is hit to shortstop. SS tags runner attempting to advance to 3rd. Does the run count from 3rd base
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Test cricketer hitting the winning run most often

Which test cricketer has hit the match-winning run most often?
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What was a “try” in ancient football?

This article (archive link) about the Scottish team Berwick Rangers centenary refers to the first competitive game: The fishermen of the Greens also formed a football club around the same time, ...
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Fair Play award and team performances in IPL

In IPL fair play award seem to resemble points table except few outliers. Does fair play award has to do anything with who won the match also?
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MLB rules for blown save and win by same pitcher

In the Major League Baseball, does a relief pitcher who blows the save in the top of the 9th inning also get credit for the win when his team comes back in bottom of the 9th for the win?

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