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Touching ball scenario in 8-ball

In the game of 8-ball: suppose my opponent plays his/her shot without a foul, and the cue ball ends in a touching-ball situation (that is, the white ball stops right next to a ball, declared to be ...
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Defensive strategy for U14 football

I've managed the same group of underage boys players for the last 3 years. At U11, offside didn't apply, and I didn't concern myself with defensive strategy. At U12, where offside did apply, I ...
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American billards, foul in last ball (black)

I searched a lot about last ball fouls, but I couldnt conclude any answers. I got two scenarios: If only black ball remains and Player A fouls, what does Player B do? Can player B do free-shot? I ...
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In cricket, is it a no-ball even if the ball hits the wicket?

I play cricket every summer and have been ever since I was little. During a match I was bowling. The rule in the league I play for is If the ball is bowled (without hitting the ground) above waist ...
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Why are combined no hitters so rare?

The other day, the Astros pitched only the 14th combined no hitter in MLB history by a starter and reliever(s). I believe that there were actually more than 14 complete game no hitters by only ...
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Run out before completing second run

A batsman falls on the wicket before completing the second run. Is he out in this instance. Neel
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How does the RB know when to grasp the ball on a read option and when the QB is selling the fake?

In American football, on read-option plays, how does the RB know when to fully grasp the ball and when not to because the QB "pulls" the ball? Commentators praise the QB on plays where he sticks the ...
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Why is special case of handball above the shoulder allowed under the revised IFAB rules (2019/2020)?

According to IFAB's recent changes to the rules: It is usually an offence if a player: touches the ball with their hand/arm when: the hand/arm has made their body unnaturally bigger ...
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Why was the 1977 Ashes season hosted in England?

The host country has always alternated before and since that date. I cannot find any details but the ABC dispute with Kerry Packer/WSC might be a reason , can anyone confirm?
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How is the “best loser” determined in football?

We have played a 7-team competition, all seven teams met, we eliminated the team with the lowest points. After that the remaining six teams played knock out games and the three winning teams will go ...
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How to choose best looser in football

Between a team that draw 1-1during 90minutes and was betten with 12-13 by penalty and a team that draw with 1-1also and was betten with 5-4 by penalty, which team is to be pick as best looser between ...
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MLB- biggest comeback to make playoffs

In theme with the Mets attempting to make the NL Wild Card spot during the 2019 MLB season, despite grossly underperforming before the All Star break, what has been the biggest turnaround for a team ...
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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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What will happen when fielder's body hits the wicket while doing the run out? [duplicate]

If the fielder has a ball in his hand and he is going for run out. Suppose his body hits the wicket while doing the stumping not his hand then what will happen?
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Why is cricket not played at the Olympics?

I am a big fan of cricket but cricket is not played in Olympics I want to know the reason of cricket is not played in Olympics
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How do I memorize hand signals faster being called out as a play during football?

I’m in high school football, currently playing as a wide receiver and corner. I was wondering what is an easy way to memorize plays. I have such a hard time doing this when the coaches end up calling ...
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During the over can captain change the bowler?

In a cricket match can the captain of the fielding team change the bowler during the over, for any reason aside from necessity (like injury)?
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Why was Andy Murray allowed to play doubles in Washington without a wildcard or PR?

At the Citi Open in Washington 2019, Andy Murray played doubles with Jamie Murray. The team did not got a wildcard, nor was it a protected ranking (PR). Link to draw. According to this answer on ...
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Is it ok to stop my serve when I've already started my racquet forward?

In a match last night, I was serving, threw the ball in the air, and started swinging my racquet. Just before I hit the ball, I stopped my racquet and caught it because I didn't like the toss. Did I ...
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NFL Overtime Rules - why are they like this?

Why do the NFL's overtime rules allow for a team to potentially lose without their offense ever taking the field? What caused the league to decide on this format for OT and why did they decide to have ...
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Does any one know who this is? [on hold]

Thank you for any help you can give me it has Willie Mays johnny Bench and Mickey Mantle I just have no idea 4 th guy
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Who signed this baseball [on hold]

detroit tigers signed baseball need to know the players name on the baseball
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How often does the IFSC actually hold a world championship?

The Wikipedia article says The IFSC Climbing World Championships are the biennial world championships for competition climbing ... but there was a world championship in 2018 and now again in 2019. ...
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What are the pass interference rules on a quarterback throwing a pass to self?

This may be a bit unanswerable but seeing if the community can come up with any historical conversations or rules. We have a quarterback boot we put into the playbook. The wide receivers are trips ...
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Who pays for the travel for Heisman trophy nominees?

When a player is nominated to receive the Heisman Trophy, he and sometimes his family appears at the trophy presentation. Who pays for this travel?
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Why are 7 non-compulsory tournaments included in Marin Cilic's ATP ranking?

I understand that only 18 tournaments (19 if qualified for ATP Finals) are considered for ATP rankings of which 4 grand slams and 8 masters (excluding Monte Carlo) are compulsory. If a player fulfills ...
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Has anyone hit the wrong color ball in an important snooker match?

I have been watching snooker for a few months now and I have never seen a player hit the wrong type of ball. Personally, I often get confused and forget which type the player is on (color or red) and ...
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Does calling 30-30 “deuce” in tennis affect the game scoring?

As an IT guy I cannot avoid the observation that the states "30-30" and "40-40", "deuce", have the same outgoing transitions in the state machine "tennis game": From both scores a two point difference ...
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Why is casual tennis scoring 5-30-40?

This question asks why tennis is scored 15-30-40, and I'm very satisfied with the answer. Points are given in tennis 15-30-40. Why 40? Some players use 5-30-40 for scoring casual games. Where does ...
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How do you log in basketball stats a desperate shot attempt at shot clock buzzer?

In basketball, the 24 second shot clock buzzer is about to sound, team in possession of the ball throws it up towards the basket. According to some sources this not registered as a shot attempt. Now, ...
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Can a goalkeeper chip the ball to the head of a teammate from a goal kick to circumvent the backpass restriction?

If you've been following the 2019 International Champions Cup, you've certainly not missed Benfica's unorthodox goal kick against Milan (clip on Twitter). If you can't see the video, just know the ...
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How is par score used in any variants of Stableford competition?

I have seen some golf scoring systems that show the players' score in relation to par during Stableford competitions. How is this calculated? The point of Stableford is to not worry about the number ...
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Hand setting a hard driven ball (beach volleyball)

In FIVB Offical Beach Volleyball Rules 2017-2020, which rule allows for a double contact while using an overhand finger action on a hard driven ball? I see an exception for Extended contacts: 9.2....
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NBA - Why can recently signed players not be traded but sign-and-trades are allowed?

What are the contractual differences in signing a player vs executing a sign-and-trade that prevent a recently signed player from being traded but allow for a s&t?
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How many catastrophic shoe failures occur in college basketball?

I don't watch a 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 (which is ...
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Size of basketball used by 7th/8th grade boys per state

I can't find a resource to answer this question. Looking for the size of the basketball used by boys in the 7th/8th grade by state. 28.5 Ohio 29.5 Kentucky West Virginia Indiana Michigan
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Is it a fault: penetrate under the net when the feet are completely in opponent's space, but not on the court?

It is easier to watch this video (vk.com, Russian social network) than explain Libero of Sada Cruzeiro flew to the opponent's side but didn't touch the court with his feet. At the same time, his feet ...
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Cleaning Oil/Grease on Felt Pool Table

I recently bought a used felt top pool table from someone that had it in their workshop. They had started using it more like a table, so it got rather dirty with general debris, but also oil and ...
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What's the complete rule regarding double bouncing balls inside the popping crease?

I've been trying to figure out the possible outcomes in case a ball double bounces off the cricket pitch. I read Law 20 and Law 21. Law 20 does not reference double bounced balls. Law 21 says: The ...
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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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Champions League team distribution

How does UEFA decide how many teams per league are allowed to qualify for the Champions League tournament?
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Which country win the cricket World Cup Finals having lowest ODI ranking when facing the final match?

Which country win the cricket World Cup Finals having lowest ODI ranking when facing the final match? I think the answer is Sri Lanka in 1996. I don't think Sri Lanka in at least within top 5 ODI ...
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When and why did baseball players start exclusively running the bases counterclockwise?

In modern baseball, the players always run around the bases counterclockwise (anticlockwise). However, a book written in the 1830's - one of the first to describe the version of the sport we know ...
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What is the origin of the specific distances in Ironman triathlon?

Triathlon is the sport (three sports, typically swim - bike - run, though Winterlude in Ottawa does Ice Skate, Cross Country Ski, Run). Ironman is the distance. 2.4 Mile (3.8K) swim, 112 mile (180....
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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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What's the difference between the two skateboarding categories in the Summer Olympics?

Skateboarding was approved in the 2020 Summer Olympics. The official program lists two categories: park and street. I was expecting vert and street. To me, park was the same as street, but in skate ...
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What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game?

What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game? Please include any relevant match/ player details.
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Can a batsmen ask umpire to check whether the fielder touches the rope

Can a batsman ask the umpire to check whether the fielder touches the rope?
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Abbreviations on tennis tournaments

Abbreviations on tennis tournamentss. I know LL (lucky loser), SE (special exempt) , PR (protected), W (wild card), Q (qualifier), but now there is (O) appearing next to names. What is (O) qualifying ...
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How to breathe when tilting ur neck up while swimming [migrated]

I am new to swimming and taking lessons, but I am not able to do "lift my chin up to breathe and go back in", my instructor tells me, just tilt ur neck so when the chin is above water, so u can ...

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