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Is a bunted foul ball for strike 3 a dead ball?

So figure that a batter has 2 strikes on him and bunts the ball foul for strike 3 is the ball still in play since it is considered a strikeout?
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Buoyancy when front crawling [migrated]

I am very close to negative buoyancy. When learning to swim front craw if I exhale my head will sink down very quickly. Is there a technique to keep my upper body at the right angle when doing front ...
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How does the VAR decide which camera to use?

On April 17, 2019, in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham there were some requests to VAR. In particular, one was made regarding Llorente's goal in ...
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Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues?

Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL)?
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How many times has an NHL player scored in every game of a playoff series?

With the Islanders' Jordan Eberle having accomplished this against the Penguins during the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs, how many players have ever gotten a goal (not just a point) in every ...
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What was the worst result for a president's trophy winner in the playoffs?

The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in a sweep in the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs. Outside of this occurrence, what was the worst result for a President's Trophy ...
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How often do 0-0 scores at the completion of regulation occur in major sports?

Have been watching hockey a bit more recently and tonight's game didn't have a lot of scoring early on. That got me wondering how often the dreaded 0-0 scoreline comes up in different sports (...
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When did the TOUR Championship stop finishing on a par-3?

The 18th hole of the TOUR championship used to be a par-3, but I found out that is no longer the case since it is now the 9th hole. When did this change take place and why?
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Is there a database of soccer match stats which include VAR calls?

I am wondering if there is a database compiling match/player stats for leagues (or maybe UEFA Champions League) which have VAR in place. I'm particularly interested in stats surrounding VAR itself, ...
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Serving over the sideline

As far as I know in table tennis, it is not allowed to serve over the sideline i.e. on the first hit of the ball, it is not allowed that the ball will go over the side of the table on the opponents ...
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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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Can a batsman hit a six on dead ball?

If batsman hits a six on dead-ball,It'll be counted in total runs or not? I have seen in a VIDEO that Australian player is hitting a six on a dead ball and Umpire is giving sign of 6 runs. How runs ...
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why aren't we finding more off spinners who can bowl a doosra as well

Nowadays we see wrist spinners bowling leg spin and googly and they are very successful. But we do not see a finger spinner bowling off spin and doosra at the same time.why is the game of cricket not ...
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Who Bowled the Fastest Ball in Cricket till now?

Who bowled the fastest ball in cricket? I got to know that Shoaib Akhtar is not the right answer there is someone else who bowled a faster ball than him.
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Is the sweeper role obsolete with modern formations?

There has been mention of a role in defense of football called "Sweeper". Wikipedia gives the following explanation. The sweeper or libero (Italian: free) is a more versatile type of Centre back ...
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What is the receiver's rule in badminton in service? [duplicate]

Recieving a serve .....is it a foul to cross the short service line once the shuttle is delivered from the server while receiving a serve. As per the BWF rule book, definition of service delivered is ...
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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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Legality of Ashwin's Mankad

How legal was Ashwin's Mankading of Joe Buttler in the IPL match between RR and KXIP? According to me, Ashwin had stopped his action and was almost waiting for Buttler to leave the crease. The ball ...
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How much does an NHL power play improve chances of scoring?

How much does being on a power play improve an NHL team's chances of scoring a goal? I know the likelyhood of a team scoring on a power play is about 20%. But what is the likelihood of a team scoring ...
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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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what to do with chalk when deepwater soloing? [migrated]

I have been climbing for a short while and loving it. Now that I've gotten a fair bit of practice with indoor climbing I'm thinking about where this new love of mine can take me. The obvious answers ...
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Should the team receive any points at all? [duplicate]

If in a game of football 4 players get sent off for one team and then that team refuses to play the rest of the match, and walk off, are they entitled to receiving any points for that game?
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What is the difference between a Body Check and Woman's Body Check?

This image is from the Sochi Winter Olympics: Why is Women Body Checking different from a regular Body Check? I mean, pretty sure not every penalty was preceded by Women's in the match (like Women ...
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Which NBA team had the shortest longest winning streak in a championship-winning season?

Inspired by this question: Which MLB team had the shortest "longest winning streak" in a pennant-winning season? Which NBA team had the shortest longest winning streak during a championship-...
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North American expansion team reaching Championship final in inaugural year

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have reached the Stanley Cup finals in the 2017 - 2018 season after beating Winnipeg Jets in the western conference finals. This has been a big surprise as the Knights ...
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If 2 penalties are called on the same play, and a goal is scored in the following 3v5; who comes out of the box?

If 2 penalties are called on the same play. 2 minors, 2 minutes each, and so they are put on the board at the same moment. If a goal is scored on the following 3v5 powerplay, one of those penalties ...
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Third base runner gets hit by a foul ball, is he out?

The batter hit a foul ball that hit his own player? Is the runner out?
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Can someone tell me whose signatures these are? Help [on hold]

Rawling Major league baseball(https://i.stack.imgur.com/BRxhH.jpg)
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Delayed Penalty with a Player Already in Penalty Box

We had a player already in the penalty box. With 11 seconds left in that penalty, the opposing team scored a goal while we had a delayed penalty. It was my assumption that the delayed penalty is ...
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Why do NHL referees relax their penalty calls in the playoffs?

It seems that in NHL playoffs, referees tend to be a lot less likely to call a penalty. What is the reason and is this an official rule in the referee handbook or is it more of an unspoken rule?
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If the ball hits your opponent, do you get a point?

I saw this question: "Can my body touch the table in table tennis?", but I am wondering something far more sinister: if I hit my opponent with the ball, and it doesn't touch the table, do I get a ...
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Why doesn't Wimbledon have final set tie break?

Wimbledon is the only tennis grand slam that doesn't have a final set tie break. This means that there is no maximum number of games in the 5th set (for men). Famously John Isner and Nicolas Mahut ...
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Is it still a force-out if baserunner made it?

Say there is a runner on first base. The batter hits it to the outfield and the baserunner advances to second base but over-runs the bag by making an aggressive turn. On the throw back, he gets tagged ...
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What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in NBA history?

Inspired by this question: What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in MLB history? What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in NBA history? Off the top of my ...
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Which MLB team had the shortest “longest winning streak” in a pennant-winning season?

Which team won the pennant but never won more than X games in a row, with X being the lowest number? For example, the hypothetical team the Rainbow Sox won the pennant in 1717, but never won more ...
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Why not use a snooker cue on a standard pool table?

What are the benefits or drawbacks of using a snooker cue rather than a standard cue on a regular pool table?
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What is the most red cards issued by the referee in one game of soccer/football?

What is the most red cards a referee has ever issued in one game of European football? Europe Only "Top flight" leagues (e.g. Premier League, Serie A, La Liga BBVA, Eredivisie, German Bundesliga, ...
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Anyone know who signed this baseball? [closed]

Found this baseball while cleaning out my parents garage. The baseball is a Cal Ripken SR. Collegiate League Baseball.
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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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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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Does the run count? Third out, not forced, not by batter-runner

Runners on 2nd and 3rd, two out. Ground ball to shortstop, following order of events: 1) Runner from third crosses home plate. 2) Runner from second is tagged out by the shortstop for what is judged ...
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Who has the most consecutive playoff appearances as a player?

Looking for a list of players from most to least that made it to consecutive playoff appearances.
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Are penalty shots counted in goalie's saves percentage and goal against average?

Two statistics, that are most frequently given for ice-hockey goaltenders are save percentage and goal against average. Are goals from penalty shots counted into these two statistics? (I mean ...
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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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Why are there no left handed catchers in baseball?

Why is it seemingly forbidden for a lefty to play catcher? Lefties would have an advantage fielding bunts and throwing to first, as they would already be oriented towards first when getting the ball. ...
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If a bowler's front foot is on the line and no part of the foot is behind the line, is it a fair delivery?

If a bowler's front foot lands on the line and some part of the foot is outside the line and some part of the foot is on the line but no part of the foot is behind the line, is it a fair delivery?
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Can the body be trained to perform best at unusual times of day?

It's known that athletes perform best at certain times of day - most studies suggest that late afternoon / early evening seems to be the best time for peak performance. See this link for an article ...
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Can a referee change their decision on a goal [duplicate]

A goal was scored and the referee blew his whistle and directed players back to the centre for kick off. The opposition complained and so the ref went to speak with the linesman and the referee then ...
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Is there a name for the combined stats of Balls, Strikes, and Outs, as seen on many displays in baseball?

Baseball fields often have a display of the number of balls, strikes, and outs. Does this group have a name? As far as I can cell, "Count" refers to just balls and strikes and are for individual ...

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