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Running the bases during a ground rule double

I'm umping in a slow pitch softball league and we had something I've never seen in all my years umping or playing, there's a runner on 1st only and the hitter at bat hits a ground rule double. The ...
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Is grabbing the shoulder pads defensive holding?

During the Monday night game between Green Bay and Detroit on 14 October 2019, Detroit’s Trey Flowers was twice penalized for “Illegal Hands to the Face” when he wasn’t really touching the face but ...
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Defensive penalty

It was 3rd and 10 for the Green Bay packers when Detroit sacked Rodgers. But there was an illegal use of hands to the face-mask by the defense resulting in a 5 yard penalty and a 1st down that would ...
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Is Japan's Rising Sun flag banned by FIFA?

In this article, for instance, we see the text: the South Korean ministry noted that Fifa has already set the precedent of banning the rising sun flag at international football matches. I've ...
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Why is O'Sullivan always sitting on the left side?

In every snooker game I have watched O'Sullivan has always been sitting on the left side. Why? How is this decided in the first place?
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Baseball last inning pinch-hitting/pinch-running loophole?

I was researching pinch hitting and running the other day, ands I thought of a possible loophole that could be used to get a walk off when in a bad situation in baseball. The premise of the loop ...
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NBA player to player match ups

In the NBA, does the depth charts of one team match up with the depth charts in another team in terms of who will face who? Let me explain: Suppose the Celtics have Kemba Walker listed as a Starter ...
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Why is Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59:41 from Vienna not a world record?

On October 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours. Why was that performance not the world record, and how was this run different from the Breaking2 ...
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Two-handed “attack” return on a serve?

So I went over the Volleyball Canada rulebook for 2018-2019, but I couldn't find anything about a certain situation that occurs often when I play volleyball with friends/colleagues. What will ...
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What happened to Polish football in 2014? [closed]

I'm Polish and for my whole life I could just dream of spectacular successes of our national team, like in the 80s. However, about the year 2015 something changed, a lot. Our team started to mean ...
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Help me to understand how I am out

Ok so I’m relatively new to baseball and I am getting to grips with the rules through playing the mlb the show video game. In the game there is a situation which I always get called out and I don’t ...
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Playing again by the same player after hitting the net

After receiving the service the ball hits the net. It is legal to continue as long as you are within the 3 hits limit. But can the same player continue after hitting the net? Player 1 hits the net, ...
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Table Tennis Doubles Rules [duplicate]

I've heard of people playing court rules where the two players on the same side in doubles play sides rather than alternate shots. Is this legal and if so what are the rules please.
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Double Elimination Bracket Naming Convention

So I've been working on creating a tournament bracket, and have drawn up some diagrams for how it will be run. The tournament involves 16 players. The Winners bracket is currently labelled like so: (...
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Ten players on offense

If a team has only ten players on the field for offense, are they still required to have seven on the line of scrimmage, or can they have four in the backfield?
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What is the fewest number of series lost by a baseball team in a season?

In baseball, a series is 2 or more consecutive games against the same team. For a 3-game series, a team loses that series if they lose 2 or all 3 of the games. For a 4-game series, a team loses that ...
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Has any NFL team ever gone an entire season without trailing by 7 or more points?

According to this article, the 2010 Green Bay Packers and 1962 Detroit Lions went the entire season without ever trailing in a game by more than 7 points. (Did any other teams accomplish that?) Has ...
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Why are marathon runners so tactical? Any reasonable reason?

I wonder why marathon runners are so tactical. As far as I watch them on TV, there seems no doubt to me that they control their pace according to that of others. I just suspect it would be better if ...
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Tony Romo broadcast times?

How can I check if Tony Romo is commentating a particular CBS game? I know he usually commentates the afternoon games, but which ones? The CBS site doesn't seem to list the commentators for each game, ...
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NCAA for consecutive games with blocked extra point returned for score

What is the NCAA record for consecutive games with a blocked extra point returned for a score?
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Why can't I find any point-spread information about the World Cup of rugby?

All I can find is various predictions about the winners of games. Doesn't the margin of victory mean anything in this sport?
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What features should I look for when buying a tennis racket?

What are some things that a new tennis player should consider when buying a racket? In this case cost isn't a factor and the player has no idea what to look for.
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How is a Quarterback's passer rating calculated in the NFL?

In the NFL, all of the stats like YPG, and average fantasy points are calculated somehow. How is a passer's rating calculated? Does it have something to do with the average yards gained per completion,...
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Why do women walk around wearing bikinis in UFC conferences and during fights?

During face-offs, conferences and during fights in UFC (and sometimes even in wrestling or boxing matches), it's often noticed that women walk around wearing bikinis around the octagon. Why is this ...
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Why do F1 drivers move towards the pit wall at the end of the race?

On the last lap, at the start-finish straight, just as they are ending the race, F1 drivers (especially those at the front) move their car off the racing line towards the wall. I'm guessing that they ...
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Can a player inbound the ball off an official?

An official standing inbounds is inbounds. Does a ball come into play when thrown off such an official, as it does when thrown off an opponent?
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How do you calculate a ten-pin bowling strike rate?

I'm a USBC League Bowler, and I'm tracking my own stats, and I want to know my Strike Rate Percentage. Theoretically, you would take and divide the number of frames bowled by the number of strikes ...
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Has any player in NFL history been drafted to more than one team?

Has there ever been an NFL player that was drafted by multiple teams? How did they manage to do so?
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What happens if you knock the bails off while the batter is behind his crease?

For example, a batter steps forward as he attempts to hit the ball. He misses, but is out of the crease. He quickly turns back and gets his bat over the line just before the wicket keeper knocks the ...
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For an average Champions League team, is it financially more worth it to go through to knockout stages or drop down in to Europa League?

3rd placed teams in the Champions League group stages go into the Europa League. I was thinking, assuming an average Champions League team, is it more worth it (purely financially speaking) to go into ...
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Why do German football clubs have a number in their name?

I am not referring the year of creation, which it seems German are very proud of (FC Schalke 04, Hannover 96). Why do some 1.Bundesliga or 2.Bundesliga teams have the number one and a dot: 1. Here ...
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What is the record for the longest 5-set winning streak by a player across tournaments?

What is the record for the longest 5-set winning streak by a player across tournaments? Nishikori is on an 8-match five-set win streak. Where does he stand in the all-time list for most consecutive 5-...
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Most 5 set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era?

What is the record for the most number of five-set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era? Where does the 2019 US Open (27 five-set matches) rank in the all-time list?
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How are unseeded players, players with PR, qualifiers and wildcard positions determined in a Grand Slam singles main draw?

How are unseeded players, players with protected ranking, qualifiers and wildcards positioned in a Grand Slam singles main draw? Is it a generic random allocation or is it based on a formula/method ...
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Referee reaction for blocked service

Blocking a service obviously is not allowed and barely present in competitive volleyball. but it is one of the possible errors. how will the main referee show that (as per, brushing finger tips for ...
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Is there a football based game and training for two players?

How can two players play a football based game, so that they can develop the necessary skills to play the actual game (when played with team) and at the same time enjoy the game?
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NFL receiver down by contact only, if not out of bounds

At the end of the Saints game on 9 September 2019, would the clock have run out if the receiver had not been touched by the defender?
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Why are the NCAA volleyball seasons for men and women different?

In the NCAA, the women's volleyball season runs from late August/early September until December. The men's volleyball season runs from January to early May. Why the difference? Is it due to the women ...
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Improve our Cricket Team

I am captain of cricket team in my college our team performance is very well but some team members are play only for fun at that result our team lose best performance at regional level matches. ...
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Details regarding two step rule

If a player is running and bouncing, is he allowed to catch the ball - for simplicity let's assume that he has both feet in the air through all the time interval whose beggining is marked by start of ...
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What is the highest number of consecutive matches lost by a football player?

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) lost his 20th consecutive game in the Premier League. So I wonder which players have done worse than that ?
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Fair or foul ball?

A hit ball that would have landed foul beyond first base, but was redirected by the defender and lands fair. The ball never touched the ground until after it was deflected by the defender. Is that a ...
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Why do some tennis broadcasts show the player's country next to their name?

For example, see this screenshot of the broadcast of the men's final from the 2018 Australian Open, between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUoA7E-VMAMDD0C.jpg They show ...
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Tag runner at first base

I have a question on the first base runner ruling. Here's what happened : Batter hit the ball in play While running to the first he felt but managed to touch the bag with his hand. Doesn't ask for ...
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Cricket rules to counting runs after win the match

Two batsmen are on the crease. Both have scored 97 runs. 3 more runs to win the match..7 balls left. Is it possible that both could scored century?
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What is the “main” position of players that are on field at NFL kickoff?

As far as I know, players on the special teams (except the kicker, punter and long snapper) are offensive or defensive (backup) players, due to the limited number of players on the active roster. What ...
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Ball rebounds from wicketkeeper's pads or body, can the batsman play it?

During the third 2019 Ashes test, a bowled ball (Lyon) passed the batsman (Stokes) without being struck. The ball then hit the wicketkeeper’s (Paine) pad and rolled back more or less in front of the ...
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Who actually holds a speed record: the driver or the vehicle? [closed]

It seems intuitive to me that the holder of a speed record would be the vehicle. For example, the current land speed record was set using the ThrustSSC. Presumably all the driver needs to do is find a ...
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Is a hard slap to the basketball a foul?

If player A has control of the basketball and begins his two-step run at a lay-up within the painted area, and Player B (defender) slaps the basketball hard as Player A goes by, is this a foul by ...
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Why is ERA multiplied by 9?

Mathematically speaking, the 9 doesn't contribute any meaningful information. The same information would be encoded in the ERA using Earned Runs/Innings Pitched

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