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How do tennis players get into tournaments?

In tennis, I know there are multiple ways to enter a tournament (if there are more, I've never heard of them): direct entry wildcard qualifying How does a player get in using these methods? I'm ...
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Do players get points into ATP ranking even for matches in qualifying rounds

All (or at least almost all) tournaments at ATP level have a qualifying competition, from which players can get into the main draw. Do players get some points if they win a match in the qualifying ...
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Any idea who signed this Florida Panthers hat? [on hold]

Any idea who signed this Florida Panthers hat? I picked up this hat at least 4 years ago at a flea market. The other hat was signed by Dan Marino and other Miami Dolphins, so I believe it was some ...
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Would a “switch hitting” golfer have an advantage in pga?

Suppose someone could drive the ball well using a left or right handed driver? Could this give them big advantage? Downside is they would have to give up a club in order to carry 2 drivers.
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Attacking the raider?

(Newbie in kabaddi) In kabaddi, the raiders job is touch the opponent and comeback. But how does the referee decided who touched whom (if A touches B, it can equivalently be interpreted as B touches ...
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Can the same person play all matches in fed cup

I know that a team from a country consists of max 4 players. Of the total 4 singles matches played at the Cup, I've always observed that a single player only plays in max 2 matches. I was wondering ...
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Youngest goal keepers in the World Cup

Francis Uzoho Nigeria's goalie in the 2018 World Cup was only 19 years of age. While it is not uncommon to see teenagers in the World Cup in general, it is uncommon to see goalies starting for their ...
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Why did Tacko Fall go undrafted in the NBA? [on hold]

Tacko Fall's summer league performance for the Celtics was exciting and he looks promising. Why was he undrafted? He's 7 foot 7 tall, with an 8 foot wingspan ... and he seems to move pretty well and ...
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Where can I find soccer/football results?

Does anyone know where I can find soccer/football results (Half Time & Full Time results) history for the last year up today which are also updated everyday?
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What is this game called in English (or any other languages)? [closed]

I can barely find anything in my native language about this (mostly) childhood game, let alone in English. Anyone else know this game or how it's are called? Part 1 of 4 "Eleven" Variation of ...
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Multiple hits in an inning by a pitcher

Today against the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg started the third inning with a single and later hit a three-run home run in that same inning. When was the last time a ...
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Hit by pitch or strike?

If a pitch hits a batter in the strike zone, it is my understanding that it is a strike. What if a pitch nicks the strike zone say on the low and inside edge, but hits the batters ankle out of the ...
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How to start (for first time) playing cricket for another country's team?

Is it possible to start(for the first time) playing cricket for another country? if so, then does the U.S Passport work for Australia?
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I cant identify this signature [closed]

I dont remember who's signature this is
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Do i need to enhance my performance in cross-fit by extra working out with fitness equipments and machines? [migrated]

I've just start going to cross training, my background is gymnastic and snowboarding plus I run three times per week about (30 km/19 miles). I'm 27 years old. I do really good when it comes to ...
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In the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, should Guptill's overthrow have resulted in 5 or 6 runs?

In the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, a throw to the wicket from Martin Guptill hit Ben Stokes's bat and ran away to the boundary. ICC Law 19.8 which deals with "Overthrow or wilful act of fielder" ...
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I found this baseball need help identifying [closed]

I found this baseball wrapped in plastic with a Mike Schmidt autographed baseball bat but I’m not having any luck finding who it belongs to.
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How many pitches does a reliever usually need to warm up?

A one-inning "reliever" in Major League Baseball will typically throw between 5 and 20 pitches in a game. How many warm up pitches does he need before he can do this? Said reliever is allowed up to ...
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Doubts Regarding Formation and Updating Cricket Laws [closed]

In the 2019 Cricket World Cup we've seen many cricket laws being disliked as the ones where the stumps lite up but the bails don't fall off and the tie breaker in the super over via counting the ...
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Is Djokovic - Federer 2019 the first Wimbledon match to have a tiebreak in the final set?

Right now, a tiebreak is being played in the Wimbledon 2019 men's final between Djokovic and Federer. This is different from how it was before; in past Wimbledon tournaments, players were required to ...
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Why New Zealand vs India continued for second day instead of starting from fresh?

In world cup 2019 Semi Final, New Zealand vs India continued for second day due to the rain. During 2002 ICC Champions Trophy Final, Match cancelled for first day and again played fresh from second ...
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Five red lights in F1 - When were they introduced and do they bring any advantage?

I'm wondering. The 5 red lights, that light up 1 by 1 for the start of the race, and then the race starts when they all shut down. When were they introduced? And are there any advantages to the five ...
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One-point safety by defending team

I learned about the conversion safety today, where an NCAA team attempting an extra point can get a one-point safety if the kick is blocked but the defending team takes the ball into the endzone and ...
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Scoring by offense on a blocked extra point

In American football, if an extra point kick is blocked can the offense pick it up and advance it or recover it in the end zone? Would they score 1 point or two? Does it matter where the ball lands ...
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Why chasing team allowed to bat first in super over?

Super Over is the concept introduced in the T20 leagues to decide the winner of a tied game. It is basically a one over match with only two allowed wickets to the batting side. Why is it that the ...
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MLB Signature question [closed]

Can anyone tell me who's signature this is? I found it in a box and did an image search but nothing came up, hoping someone can help?
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When a batter reaches second safely after a rundown, does the batter get credited with a single or a double?

A batter hit a single toward right field, but instead of stopping at first, he rounded the base and - intentionally - caused a rundown (the player told me after the game he did this intentionally). He ...
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Can a fielder deliberately kick the ball over the boundary rope to keep a batsman on strike?

In this potential situation the batting team has a recognized batsman and a tail ender at the crease, the recognized batsman is facing the last ball of the over and the fielding team therefore would ...
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Is the term “golden point” used much in badminton?

From Wikipedia If the score reaches 20-all, then the game continues until one side gains a two-point lead (such as 24–22), except when there is a tie at 29-all, in which the game goes to a golden ...
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Is it legal to change the badminton racket during play

Suppose in doubles match during the play if the shuttlecock is in mid air then is the player allowed to change the racket?
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Multiple signatures on a baseball [closed]

Hello, I am submitting this picture of this signed baseball. It does have several signatures, and. I am hoping on getting some answers to who the signatures may be.
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Both out from one delivery? [duplicate]

What if a batsman strikes the ball and it hits the other batsmans bat and is then caught would both be out ?
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Manager who has managed most number of clubs in football

Which manager has served the most number of clubs in football?
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Are there any sports for which the world's best player is female?

For this question I'm referring to sports in which men and women can compete together on equal terms (even if they often don't). For example, rock climbing would count (if they climb the same rock and ...
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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 are the names of these italians athlets?

I took this picture in Rio 2016, at the swimming center (so I think they are swimmers) but did not ask their names. I would like to know about their careers
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What is the difference between a sport and competition and where do we draw the line [migrated]

Throughout this sports community and while talking with friends and others I frequently hear the argument about whether a certain activity is a sport or not. Particularly in this thread : Are there ...
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Does a tennis player lose point if he hits opponent with racquet due to follow through over the net?

Tennis Player hits opponent with racquet due to follow through over the net when opponent is very close to the net. Does he lose the point.
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What is the highest two-man stat line from teammates in NBA history?

For example, during the 2012-2013 NBA Season, Kevin Durant averaged 28.1/4.6/7.9 and Russell Westbrook averaged 23.2/7.4/5.2. Does anyone know what the best two person line has been in history? Or ...
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Starting a social pool club at work

I work for a large company with a good social focus. I'm thinking of starting a weekly pool club for the interested. I've found a decent venue where we can go to have an informal get together, but ...
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Are events such as Wrestlemania scripted?

In the World Wrestling Federation, now the WWE, was it scripted that the Ultimate Warrior would beat Hulk Hogan in Wrestlemania 6? Are all matches scripted?
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Why was Sisco's 9th inning bunt vs the Minnesota Twins a bad play?

After a game on the 1st April 2018, the Minnesota Twins are making a big deal of the fact that Baltimore Orioles catcher bunted in the 9th inning to get on base when his team was down 7-0. I'm having ...
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How to manage wear in long-distance running?

The skin can get broken. The skin can get too dry and then broken. Blisters may develop with certain shoes. Pain in tibial tendon may be more regular with fore-foot training. Pain in knees may be more ...
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In table tennis, ITTF rules, what constitutes moving the playing surface (table)?

You lose a point if you move the table. but what does "moves" constitute? Is it rolling/moving leg? or as small as a vibration. 2.10.1.9 if an opponent, or anything an opponent wears or carries, ...
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Eight-ball or black ball pool rules

In 8 ball pool, what is the penalty if I play my group ball and another one of my group balls falls into the pocket without being touched?
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24-second shot clock: Has the NBA ever considered reducing it?

The NBA is constantly tweaking the rules to make the game more entertaining, faster-paced, etc. So has the NBA ever considered reducing the 24-second shot clock (say by even one second)?
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If a runner reaches second on an error and then scores the next play, does that count as an earned run against the pitcher?

Example: A batter hits a single to the outfield, it is bobbled, so the batter can now reach second. The next batter is up and scores the runner on second. Since that runner reached second on an error ...
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Why can't a cricket match be played on other day in case of rain?

As most outdoor sports can be played in rain , Cricket has a disadvantage. Shouldn't a match be played the next possible day in such cases ?
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Waivers and loans in NHL

I have three related questions that concern NHL trading jargon. Waiver Wikipedia reports "Once an NHL player has played in a certain number of games or a set number of seasons has passed since the ...
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8 ball Pool: Left only with black ball

What happens if I have only the 8 (black) ball left to pot and my opponent who has a colored ball scratches the cue ball? Do I get a ball in hand or do I have to try potting the black ball from behind ...

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