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One-handed backhand in tennis

What are the fundamentals of a one-handed backhand? What grip should I use? How should I position, and what should the technique be like during the stroke?
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NFL football goal to goal situation

When there's a goal to goal situation and a team keeps making penalty they keep giving them halfway to the goal halfway to the goal penalty now they ran out of room there at the goal line can the team ...
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When is a penalty enforced by half the distance to goal in american football

When getting close to the goal line in american football a penalty is enforced by half the distance to goal. From what yards does that start or does that depend on the penalty (5/10/15 yards)?
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Criteria to play for NBA all star game?

What are the criteria to play in one of the two teams of NBA all star game? And what about to take part to other speciality games (smash/3 points)?
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Why do football teams like running up the middle?

I see over and over that the ball is on the middle of the field and the offense sets up a tight formation which is a run up the middle. Why not set the formation to run up the middle and run to the ...
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Why would a football punter turn and run the ball into his own end zone?

In the Jets vs. Chargers NFL game on 2020-11-22, LA were about to punt from their 28 yard line with 8 seconds left. However, the punter turned and ran into his own end zone, giving NY two points. What ...
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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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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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Why is betting on yourself in a sporting event considered unethical?

I understand all the problems that a sports player betting against themselves can cause, but what is the harm caused by betting for oneself or one's team to win (note I am not saying win by X points, ...
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Are underarm serves fair in tennis? If so, why are they looked upon as a means of disrespect?

As my title says all about the question, are underarm serves a fair thing in tennis? Because the reaction of Chris Garin says me otherwise when Alexander Bublik served him an underarm serve. I was ...
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Does Cricket require a bowler's shoulders be at a certain level? Or just the arm to be straight?

I can't seem to find a definitive answer, but it seems like Cricket only requires the arm to completely straight when bowled and it cannot be underarm. This opens up the possibility of someone bowling ...
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How does an F1 driver become slower with age?

I have never understood clearly how an F1 driver loses pace as they grow old, I understand it has to do with instincts & reflexes getting slower but these drivers do have telemetry data, So Seb ...
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basketball best scorer in one single game

Who is the best scorer in a single FIBA sanctioned basketball game in history? I've heard of a player in the Middle East who scored 110 points (with 33 3-pointers), is that true?
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Statistically, who is the worst NFL team in history?

I know there are a lot of bad NFL teams but I want to know who the worst franchise in NFL history is.. (ie: least playoff appearances/wins/win percentage etc.)
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What are the widest tires to be used in F1?

Along with several aerodynamics and chassis weight regulation changes, the 2017 F1 season introduces wider tires. 2016 Front/Rear tire width: 245mm / 325mm 2017 Front/Rear tire width: 305mm / 405mm (+...
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Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?

Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?
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In what scenario/s would a team probably need 6 yards to reach a down? [closed]

Say there is a team that needs 10 yards for a first down. But after their first punt of the play, that has increased to 13 yards or decreased to 8 yards. Could someone please explain this scenario?
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I-formation in doubles tennis

What is the rational behind the I-formation in doubles tennis? What are some considerations when using this strategy?
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Has a goalkeeper ever scored in field hockey?

I know nowadays a goalkeeper can't go further than the 23 metre area and be involved in play. But they can take a penalty stroke. So, does anyone knows of a goal scored by a goalkeeper in either ...
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Is there an official list of abbreviations for ballroom dances?

When looking around for notes on ballroom dancing you will stumble across many abbreviations, many of them are very clear. But the dances itself (referring to the usual ten ballroom dances in a ...
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Did Novak Djokovic just enter the Vienna Open (Erste Bank Open) to pass the time?

After the quarterfinal match in the 2020 Vienna Open between World No.1 Novak Djokovic and unseeded Lorenzo Sonego, Instagram and Twitter have been flooded with the comments like, "Novak let ...
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Has an NHL or NBA champion ever won all playoffs series with the same record?

After losing game 3 of the 2019-20 NBA finals, the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Miami Heat 2-1 in the series. The Lakers got to the finals after beating the Portland Blazers, the Houston Rockets, and ...
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Are you allowed to play zone defense in the NBA?

I remember in the "old days" that if a referee caught a team playing zone defense that they would blow the whistle to stop the play and call "Illegal Defense". I haven't seen this foul called in a ...
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How do Southeastern Conference football records compare for divisional tiebreakers?

In the SEC (Southeastern Conference) for NCAA football, division tiebreaker rule 1.B states the following: B. Records of the tied teams within the division; In this context, precisely how do “...
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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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Which football team has spent the most money buying players over the last decade?

Which football club in the world has spent the most amount of money over the past 10 years?
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Can a forward pass be thrown after a handoff made in front of the quarterback?

The quarterback hands the ball to a receiver; the handoff is in front of the quarterback but behind the line of scrimmage, which is a legal play. Can the receiver now throw a forward pass?
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Flex letters on my golf iron shaft

My iron shaft has 2 letters S and R on it. As per my understanding S stands for “Stiff” flex and R is for “Regular” flex and only one letter is suppose to represent flex of a shaft. Why does my iron ...
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In what circumstances, the referees would make the ball stop and drop the ball to restart?

I am playing a mobile game "DLS2021" and one of its new upgrades is that when the ball touches the referee, the game stops and then the referee needs to drop the ball for the team which was ...
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What is the NFL record for most receivers with a catch in a single game on one team?

The Saints are up to ten unique receivers with at least one catch in tonight's game against the Ravens, and I can find a reference to the Packers having a franchise record of 12 that's been reached ...
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Most number of extra-time Goals

On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time. Is this the record for the most number of goals in extra-...
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Is a zero- or minus-tempo attack actually possible?

In a tv show called Haikyuu, the protagonists perform a zero tempo quick, where the hitter is already in the air when the setter funnels the ball directly to their hand. Is this possible in real life? ...
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Actual kickoff time, NFL, of a (say) “12:00” start time game? [duplicate]

Today (Sunday 8th, 2020, week 9) there's a Bears at Titans game, FOX, at "Noon". (That's central time) In fact, what time would literal kickoff be ? Is there a consistent formula for that?...
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Does the bowler's run-up actually contribute anything useful?

Bowlers run up before performing a little hop to get momentum going and bowl the ball. Does the run-up contribute anything to the speed/spin of the ball? Or could you get a similar speed/spin by just ...
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What happens if a triple jump runner makes it into the sand on the “step” (second jump)?

I can't seem to find any rules that makes it illegal for the runner of a triple jump to jump into the pit on their second jump. Is it illegal or is their distance simply measured from where they ...
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In which Wimbledon womens final or semi-final (we think) late 1970s to early 1980s, did the umpire have problems with his microphone?

My grandfather was a sound engineer at Wimbledon, and my family all remember rushing to look at the TV to see him fixing the umpire's microphone. We're trying to find a recording of this incident, ...
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Why are pole vault indoor records better than outdoor's?

In September 2020, Duplantis beated the world's pole vault record with a 6,15m jump. World Athletics mentioned Duplantis scales 6.15m in Rome, world's highest ever outdoor vault, where I find the ...
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What measures will the Olympic Committee take to avoid leaks in Sports Climbing?

The Bouldering and Lead Climbing events at Tokyo 2020 (now 2021) will require professional routesetters to design routes for the athletes to climb. This creates the potential for those routes to be ...
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What is this skill move performed by Neymar called?

In the following video, Neymar does a double step-over from a dead stop by adding a touch, finishing with a body feint. What is this skill move called?
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Will I lose muscle memory for a sport if I've been injured for a few months?

I play football(soccer) and I've gotten a knee injury for about 4 months now and I should be fully fit by the end of the year. Will I get significantly worse when I return or will the muscle memory ...
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What fault occurs if a volleyball forearm pass is made without the hands connected?

I'm wondering, what would the call be if a player attempted a forearm pass but didn't have their hands connected? would it be a carry ball, a double hit, a foot fault, or 4 hits?
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NFL division with all teams having a losing or winning record

I'm wondering if there has been any division in the modern day NFL history where all teams finished the regular season with winning or losing record. Even though this might not be so probable, it is ...
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Is neck pain a common side-effect when diving?

I've been getting a lot of tightness in my shoulders and neck after doing diving practice. I wonder if it's because of the impact when I hit the ground and my head shakes a bit. Are there any ways to ...
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Why does the infield arc have a radius of 95 feet?

The dirt on a baseball infield extends out to an arc centered on the lip of the pitching rubber (60' 6" from home) and has a radius of 95'. This makes the distance from home to the very edge of ...
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History of NFL scoring format

Can anyone tell me why the NFL uses the current scoring format of 6 points plus extra point for a touchdown, 3 points for a field goal, 2 points for a safety? Is there a history or story behind why ...
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How do you do a kick serve?

I typically do a hard flat first serve and then a slice second serve, but I'm curious to know the fundamentals behind adding "kick" to a serve for higher bounce.
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Ethics/commonality of sports teams scoring more points at end of a game they are clearly winning

In general, is it considered unsportsmanlike to continue scoring points at the end of a game that has clearly already been won? Or is it generally the standard that teams continue to score points as ...
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would a run score from third with a man on second when the batter flied out and they tagged the base at second cause he left early

With a man on third and second, batter flies out to right and is caught for the second out. The runner on third tags up legally. The runner on second left early, right field throws to third to get the ...
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Difference in boxing between PTS and UD

What's the acutal difference? Isn't the UD Unanimous decision as "united" decision, where all the referees agree, who is the winner. What's then PTS meaning?
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Has a field goal or extra point attempt ever hit both uprights and the crossbar?

During the 6 January 2019 NFL wild card playoff game between the Eagles and Bears, Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed a game-winning FG that hit the left upright and then the crossbar. I found a video ...

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