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Why may Russians compete in world championships?

A few months ago it was announced that Russian athletes in all sports were banned from world championships and the Olympic games. Since then, I have seen many Russians still compete in such events. ...
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What is the point of the NBA regular season?

I am trying to get into NBA, but ... I don't get it. The regular season seems completely pointless and irrelevant to me. There are 30 teams, and the top 16 (that's more than half!!) make it to the ...
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Can I make my last ball and then the 8 ball in the same shot in 8 ball pool? [duplicate]

If I make my last ball, and the cue ball travels around the table and pockets the 8 ball in the same pocket, do I win or lose? After all I made the 8 ball in my last pocket and you don't have to ...
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NHL Rule Question

In a recent Bruins/Blackhawk game a Bruins goal was waived off because a Bruins Player knocked the puck down with his hand. If you watch the replay carefully you can see the puck was going to go wide ...
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Is it a win if the 8 ball bounces off opponents ball before making the called pocket?

When I call and shoot the 8 ball and it goes into the called pocket but the 8 bounces off opponents ball before going in, is that still considered a win?
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What type of mathematics do you use in sports betting?

I'm new to betting and want to know what type of mathematics are used in sports betting. I found something with Google about systems for betting but it didn't help me a lot. I also tried to find ...
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What's the use of computers when scoring UFC fights?

I read on https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/02/ufc-247-joe-rogan-rips-judging-andre-ewell-vs-jonathan-martinez-decision/amp: A fun fight was soured by its outcome. After Martinez (11-3 MMA, 2-2 ...
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What is the plane of the net in volleyball?

If a volleyball hits the top tape of the net but no part is over the net, is that considered crossing the plane?
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What differences are there between the XFL rules of today and the rules of XFL past?

As the title states - I know XFL was a league in the past, with rule differences between them and the NFL. I see the list of XFL/NFL rule differences of the current XFL league exist here, but I'm ...
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NFL: going for it on fourth and 1

I'm a soccer fan and rarely watch NFL. But one thing that bemuses me is the conservatism in the game. Why do teams not go for it more often on 4th and 1? The stats show it's a good play. The reward ...
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Why do boxers/fighters oftentimes spin around each other in the ring?

Boxing, MMA, wrestling, etc. - in many different types of 1v1 matches, many fighters will sort of 'orbit' around each other throughout the match regardless of fighting type. Why do fighters do this? ...
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Super Bowl home field advantage - home team vs away?

My understanding is that the AFC and NFC alternate nominal home and away team status in the Super Bowl. In the theoretical case where a team makes it to the Super Bowl in the same year that their ...
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Difference between turnover and steals

In the NBA app, I was reading the statistics of the match Lakers vs Kings. In particular, Lakers have 10 steals, Kings have 5 steals. Moreover, Lakers have 14 turnovers, while Kings have 16 turnovers....
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First official sport with timer stopage

What was the first ever team sport to stop the timer during a match and only count actual game time? (for example the NBA or the NFL)
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What happens if I call the 3 ball in one corner and the 8 ball in another? [duplicate]

My last ball on the table is the 3. I call the 3 ball in one corner and the 8 ball in the other corner. I make contact with the 3 ball first, then the 8 ball. Does it matter if the 3 ball goes in ...
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Why is Billy Morgan's quadruple cork an 1800?

Billy Morgan is credited with the "world's first quadruple cork 1800". Why is this an 1800 though? I seem to only count 4 rotations (*360 = 1440)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MFNYVPESzA
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Is it legal to run with your athlete during an Ironman?

I will be cheering on a family member at an Ironman race later this year and as an amateur runner myself, I think it would be fun to run a few miles with him and cheer him on. I would not take ...
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In soccer, is it a foul if a player kicks a goalie's hand when trying to kick the ball?

At a soccer game last night I was playing goalie. The ball was bouncing around in front of the net, and I was trying to grab it with my hand while the opponent was trying to kick it into the net. ...
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Why do basketball players wear hoodies/long-sleeves on the sidelines?

Regardless of whether or not the player has already been on the court or started on the bench, many NBA basketball players will wear a long-sleeve shirt or a hoodie while sitting on the bench. ...
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In American football, can a player intentionally fake an injury to stop the clock?

Wondering if this is against the rules or if it’s a loophole for teams to stop the clock and use it like a timeout.
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Soccer team lineup announcement time

Ignoring player positions, Is there a time by which a soccer team lineup has to be announced? I'm looking at English Premier League in particular. I.e. Is it known at least X minutes before kick-off ...
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Former British colonies and cricket

Some former British colonies, from India to Australia to the nations of the West Indies, have notable cricket teams and a significant number of cricket fans. However, this is not the same everywhere. ...
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Is Drop-kick allowed when free kick is awarded inside the box

On Sunday, in Liverpool vs United, on 93rd minute Mata was given offside, both the refs had given offside (they showed offside signs and ref whistles too). Alisson caught the ball and took a drop-kick ...
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Why do teams almost always pass on 2-point conversions?

I found an article saying that from 2011-2017, there were 506 two-point conversion attempts in the NFL, and 79% of those plays were passes. Is there any explanation for why teams pass so often on two-...
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Exceptions to the 15 player rule

Are there roster size exceptions to the 15 player rule in the NBA? This was something that has come up when looking at a few rosters this year. Lakers and Nets have 1 player disabled (Demarcus Cousins ...
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Can physios receive red cards?

I've seen several times people on the bench receiving yellow or red cards: substitutes, manager... I wonder if a physio can be sent off, consequently he can't heal a player anymore.
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NFL game in which a team scores a late TD to pull within one point and then attempts a two-point conversion?

Has there ever been a regular season or playoff game in the NFL in which a team trailed by 7 points in the final 2 minutes, scored a touchdown to pull within one point, and instead of kicking the ...
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Racing Country colors - what are they and when were they decided?

I often hear about the countries racing colors. Like UK was green, germany was white. So is there a list of what country has what color? And also, why was that color taken by that country (Green ...
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Is there a maximum number of darts you can throw in one leg?

Is there a rule for the maximum numbers of darts you can throw in a match of 501 double out game? Like for example two players can't throw out the double in a leg how long can it go on or is there a ...
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Highest score in a snooker frame

What is the highest score ever achieved in one frame in a ranked event, not break i know it's 147, but for example the other player made some faults and the other player get points for it.
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Salah's goal assisted by Alisson Becker was not offside why? [duplicate]

Mo Salah's goal against Manchester United was not awarded offside. Plz tell me why as I did not understand it clearly.
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Hitter does not step on home plate to end game in Baseball [duplicate]

What happens if a game ends on extra innings and a player coming home to end the game, doesn’t step on home plate?
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Confusion on offside rule

While watching the Liverpool vs Manchester United Premier League game in January 2020, I got confused on the offside rule when Salah scored a goal. Salah was well offside when Allison passed the ball ...
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NBA “and one” rule - an edge case

My question is very similar to this one, although it is a little different and may have a different answer. (Also, I think the answer to that question somewhat misses the point). Consider the ...
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Can a fielder pretend to field a ball to deceive the batter/runners?

In baseball, if a ball is hit, can a fielder such as the shortstop or third baseman pretend to have caught or fielded the ball to trick a runner into not running, or a batter into not advancing? ...
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Dart enters one area, but tip enters another

In the picture, the dart enters through the single 19 area, but the tip goes under the metal separator and sticks in the double 19. What is the correct way to score this?
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How much arm is one allowed to use when boxing out in basketball? Are they different offense/defense?

I'm 6"4' 250 lbs and while that's certainly not "big/tall" for NBA, I'm usually the tallest/heaviest (or at the very least, amongst one of the) when playing with people in my community. Oftentimes, I ...
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Which soccer player played for the most national teams?

Alfredo Di Stéfano back in the 50's-60's played for Argentina, Colombia, and Spain. Many soccer players played for 2 teams, but that's the only case I know of someone playing for 3 teams. Was he the ...
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Why don't boxers continuously punch opponent?

Boxers always perform some moves then guard back and most of them are slow regarding top boxers, why don't they perform fast consecutive punches, is it bad idea or don't they have enough stamina to ...
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What are the fewest passing yards by quarterbacks in an NFL playoffs win?

At the end of the Tennessee Titans victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the 2019-2020 playoffs, the commentators announced that Ryan Tannehil became the first Quarterback to ...
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What changed so that the measuring chains are so rarely used?

I'm only a casual fan and I don't follow every change in the rules each year. But decades ago I seem to remember that in any given game, NFL or college, the measuring chains would be brought out onto ...
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How does a fumble at kickoff or a punt - recovered by kicking team - affect win conditions in overtime?

In the NFL, Overtime conditions state that if the team to possess the ball first score a Touchdown on their first possession, then they win the game. If they score a Field Goal, or fail to score, then ...
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How does a body check affect the ruling on Delay of Game penalty call?

In the NHL (and other leagues and levels I'm sure), a 2 minute minor penalty is assessed when a defender in his own zone clears the puck over the high boards. This penalty is waived if the clearing ...
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Golf hole with multiple pars

What do the numbers 4/3 and 4/5 mean on a golf hole score card? USGA no help. Which number do I use when par on a golf hole is 4/3 or 4/5?
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Has there ever been a complete game in which the pitcher never threw 3 balls in one at-bat?

During his perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, Don Larsen went to 3 balls in a count against only one batter. (source) Has there ever been a complete game in MLB history in which the ...
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Does the coin have to flip in NFL rules?

In a 2016 NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals, the game went to overtime. On the overtime coin flip, the referee threw the coin in the air and it didn't flip. The ...
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Where to get soccer data per period?

I have searched for period data in soccer - like number of goals in 15,30,45,60,75,90 mins (15 minutes interval) - but I can't find any. Do you know any site giving this data?
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In Ultimate Frisbee is a defender required to make way for an offensive player on the run?

Meaning the defender is in position and the offensive player runs straight at/into the defender. Is this a foul? Is this a dangerous play? Should the defender get out of the way and let the offensive ...
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Who receives the yellow card if no one approaches the ball to shoot a free kick?

A yellow card is usually given to free kick candidates when, in order to gain time, they take too much time to shoot. Usually, especially for defensive free kicks, the candidate is clearly identified ...
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Can You Down The Ball During an Extra Point?

Let's say hypothetically, a team scored a touchdown but putting them ahead only 1 point late in the 4th quarter and kicking an extra point would only add an additional point. To take time away from ...

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