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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the road team?

I have only ever come across this 5-game series (1984 ECR1, NJN vs PHI, NJN win 3-2), where the road team won every game. Has this ever happened in a 7-game series? (In recent memory, one series in ...
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Why does a tennis ball have a curvilinear oval that goes around it?

Tennis balls are mostly covered with felt, and they have a white curvilinear oval that goes around them. Is there any reason tennis balls have that oval, instead of just being completely covered with ...
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Does anyone know if these signatures are from the Kentucky Wildcats and if so do you know what year it was autographed? [on hold]

I bought this basketball at an estate sale a couple years ago in Lexington Kentucky. They told me it was Kentucky wildcats and that it had been in their family for years. It came in a glass and wood ...
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Why Zimbabwe not host to cricket world cup?

I saw many world cup matches which are hosted by England, Australia and India. But why ICC doesn't consider about Zimbabwe for big events?
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Scrum crooked feed

I noticed that, for a long time now, the crooked feed became the norm in international rugby. When did this practice start? Why is it not policed by the refs?
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Why is the stretch preferred over the wind-up?

I just recently started coaching a little kid (8 years old) and this youngster is part of a travel team. The coaches for that travel team (according to the kid and his father) have instructed all ...
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Players with 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 300 goals in top flight domestic league, combined for all the teams that they have played. Related questions: Players with 300 or more goals for a single team ...
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Trumpet sound in hockey / NBA :)

I want to know what that sound is, like a trumpet. It sounds sometimes in NBA basketball and in hockey. This sound is rather short, like a trumpet which is popular in the Alps. And it's not same ...
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Signing NFL player during playoffs

I was watching the Seahawks game on 5 January 2019 during the playoffs and the kicker got injured. If the Seahawks won that game, could they sign a new player to replace him or is the signing period ...
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Players with 400 or more goals in all club competitions (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 400 goals in all club competitions, combined for all the teams that they have played. Excluding friendly matches and counting only domestic cups, the domestic ...
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Players with 400 or more goals for a single team in all competitions (European clubs)

Having already started a discussion for the players that has 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league for an European club let's distinguish a question for players with more than 400 goals in ...
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Players with 300 or more goals for a single team in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

When Messi passed 300 goals for Barcelona, I asked this question, but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Who has scored more goals than Messi for a single club? Edit: I was specifically asking for the ...
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What is the difference between chinaman and regular leg spin?

What is the difference between a chinaman bowler and a leg-spinner? The trajectories and direction of both the deliveries are the same. And why do they call it Left arm unorthodox spin? I can ...
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What are the fundamentals of a tennis forehand?

What should one consider when making a forehand stroke in tennis, and what should you look to avoid?
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Can a keeper pick up the ball after receiving the ball with his feet? [duplicate]

Say the attacker is actively pressing the keeper. I have seen in situations keepers picking up the ball but I am not sure of the exact rules.
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Why are there so few old people in professional curling?

Why the skippers of the curling teams not old? Would they not have more experience and better technique?
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Table tennis rubber not showing brand or model

Is it legal to use a rubber cut in a way that it doesn't show the brand or any other information?
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Rushing Yards For Football [on hold]

A football player has a yards per carry average of 3.8 yards per carry. If he has carried the ball 125 times, how many total yards has he gained, to the nearest whole number of yards?
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What or who decides whether extra time is given in football?

How is extra time decided to be given in football, either when the teams have scored the same number of goals, or when one team has scored more goals? Can teams have extra time by requesting it, in ...
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March Madness Statistics Through The Years [on hold]

So I don't know if this is the right stack exchange to ask this question on, but what I would like to know is if there's some database or excel sheet or something someone has of the previous years of ...
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NBA traveling - conflicting rules

I was watching this NBA Video Rulebook video. In it, 23 White gathers the ball after ending his dribble, establishing his left foot as his pivot foot. He then steps right-left, and the referee calls a ...
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Is it possible to lose points while playing table tennis?

Can you be deducted points for conduct during a table tennis match? Also, if you are deducted points are you allowed a negative score?
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What happens when my opponent sinks the black ball by hand?

If my opponent sinks the black ball by their hand, do I win or carry on playing?
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Can a Goalkeeper Handle, Drop, and Dribble From Their Box?

Interesting situation happened in a U10 game on 31 October 2015 where the goalie scooped a weak cross from the opponent and everyone ran back to midfield. Upon seeing this, the goalie dropped the ball ...
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How to improve being out of breath early when doing freestyle swimming?

When doing freestyle, I sink quite low in the water. As I turn my head sideways to breathe, it's still in the water, which makes me push my head more up and as a result, it breaks the momentum and I ...
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Can you jump off the wall in volleyball?

In indoor volleyball, the ball can not be played off of the wall. In a rec league, a ball recently was sent high and off to the side of the court. It was going to make contact with the wall about 7-8 ...
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I dont know who signed this baseball. Had it for a few years, I dont even know how I got it [closed]

I'm not sure who signed this ball. I dont know were I got it and it does not look like a pro ball player signed it, but you never know. Just need a little help cause I can't read it (https://i.stack....
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Has the MLB Division Series Ever had all 4 Series go 5 games prior to 2012?

This year all 4 Division Series Games have gone the distance has that ever happened before?
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Definition of positional terms (latitude/longitude) of basketball shots?

What does latitude, longitude, and x,y positions mean in basketball? These terms are from here, corresponding to 'lat', 'lon', 'loc_x', and 'loc_y'. I would appreciate an explanation in layman's ...
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Philadelphia Phillies - Whose Autograph Is This? [closed]

I am from Canada and have a big fan of the 1980s Phillies. I have recently obtained a retro autographed Philadelphia Phillies hat. I am having difficulty figuring out whose signature is on the hat....
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How can I choose a type of golf ball to play with?

Personally, I order Titleist Pro V1s and V1xs from eBay. They are great golf balls, in my opinion, without the cost of buying them out-of-the-box (MSRP: $62 USD). I'm not an expert golfer, but I have ...
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After a score, does other team have to touch behind the baseline in basketball?

This can be seen nightly on any game in the NBA. After Team A scores a basket, a player from Team B goes to inbound the ball. I have played basketball up to a high school level. From my ...
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Who determines the teams shirt colors, and based on what?

From the games I've seen (anywhere, not only in my own country), looks like each team gets one of two colors, but couldn't find a clear pattern or how it's being determined. Are there any global ...
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Buzzer between free-throws

In the NBA, I regularly notice a short buzzer sound played between the first and the second free-throw. What's the reason for this?
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When is the ball out in football?

In this video of Ajax versus Real Madrid, accompanying an article, you can see around 2:22 that there was much controversy about a ball being out or not. With the help of the VAR it was decided after ...
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Champions League qualification from Premier League

The Premier League table right now looks like the following. If Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and United finish at 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th position respectively and Chelsea and United win Europa League and ...
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Who signed these baseballs? [closed]

signed baseball number 1 (https://i.stack.imgur.com/5dYfh.jpg)!signed baseball number 2 (https://i.stack.imgur.com/fL7Ks.jpg)
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Name of event combining cross country skiing & slalom [closed]

Recently, I saw a combination of skiing a short slalom, then a sort of roundish obstacle and finally a short cross country run. It looked fantastic! But how is it called?
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In Pool… the only 2 balls remains what will happen if

If only the white and black balls remains, and I hit the black one and it’s get in pocket first.. and then the white one goes out the table I consider myself won or lost
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In a 8-ball, do i win if i pocketed 8 ball and the opponent ball at same time? [duplicate]

In a 8-ball pool game, do I win if I pocketed 8 ball and the opponent ball on a single shot?
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Spring Training Games Playback [closed]

Where can I go for playbacks of spring training games on the web? I can't find a website that has playbacks of games.
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End of the game: does the referee have to wait for the end of an action to blow the final whistle or can they do it whenever they want?

I was watching today's World Cup game between France and Switzerland. At the end of the game the referee blew the final whistle while the French team was attacking and right after a French player ...
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Referee stopped match mid-game and lost control, what happens?

On the weekend the ref was blatantly giving all the decisions to the home team so was recieveing some grief from the sidelines. On the 52nd minute one of the away players said to the home player 'How ...
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How many catestrophic shoe failures are there in college basketball?

I don't watch a whole 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, ...
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Why is the first false start allowed an exception while the second is not?

The first skater to make a false start is pardoned. But the second skater, even if it is not the same person, is disqualified. What is the logic behind that? Why, if I'm not at fault in the first ...
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Why two new balls in One Day Internationals?

Why two new balls in One Day Internationals? Ground is getting smaller [true]. Bats are becoming powerful [true]. I don't seem to get the argument of two new balls helping the bowlers. Ideally, new ...
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What is the legal bat size in international cricket?

There is any specific bat size? Which is used in International Cricket.If yes then is it depend on player height?
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Is every puck used in a game given to a player?

I'm used to see the puck used to score a goal be given to the player that scored the goal; but this seems to be something else. https://twitter.com/TomasPleky14/status/1103306786965278721 Carey Price ...
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With the blue flag rules, how are you meant to unlap yourself?

In F1 (and probably other motorsports) there is the blue flag rule. When a car is about to be lapped, they are shown a blue flag, and must give the lapping car an occasion to pass them at the earliest ...

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