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Why are referees suddenly caring so much whether or no goalkeeper have a feet on the line during a penalty kick?

Last monday, during the female World cup, Nigerian Goalkeeper defended a penalty kick at the 75 minute mark only for it to be retaken due to the fact that she did not have her feet on the goal line as ...
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Has a ATP / WTA / Grand slam ever been rained out?

If during a ATP / WTA / Grand slam tennis tournament, rain falls consistently for the entire 2 weeks, would the tournament just be cancelled? Has this ever happened in a grand slam? Is there an actual ...
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Run out on last ball of a over in cricket match

If 'A' is playing on strike and 'B' is on non strike.its a 20 over match, and assume bowler balls always one side(bowler always balls from one side, there is no rotation on keeping and balling side ...
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Help identifying this signature [on hold]

Does anyone know who's signature this is? I've looked online and am not sure please help.
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VNL Volleyball Video Challenge music tune

Can someone help me with the following - I would like to know which are the tunes used for the following in VNL 2019 Video Challenge - it used to be Lalo Shiffrin's Mission Impossible but now they ...
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In football, does a red card clear all your previous yellows?

You start a game with 2 yellow cards and in the current game, you receive two yellow cards that equals to red. After serving your suspension for the 2 yellow cards on your return how many yellows do ...
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Group Stage Qualification Conundrum

We've had a bit of a situation in a tournament and I just wondered how other people would have solved it. See attached image for details. We had 3 teams who were very equal on many/all of the ...
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Are World Cup refs all the same gender as the teams?

I am watching the Women's soccer/football World Cup. So far, all the refs I have seen have been women. Now that I think about it, during the men's World Cup I only saw men as refs. Is this in fact ...
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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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Before each session in the Ryder Cup, is either captain aware of the opposing team's lineup for that session?

Are the lineups of both sides submitted without knowledge of the opposing lineup? If not, which team submits its lineup first? Can the lineups be modified once submitted?
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In UK Pool rules, what happens if both players are on black and a player deliberately taps the white 1cm forward into nothing?

In UK Pool rules, what happens if both players are on black and a player deliberately taps the white 1cm forward into nothing? As I play, this is a foul but as the next player is on black they do not ...
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Black Ball: Can a player win a game by first hitting an opponents ball on a free shot?

In a game where where player 1 is on black and player 2 still has balls remaining on the table. Given the scenarios where player 2 commits a foul giving player 1 a free shot, then on that free shot ...
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Can an out be considered a force out if it was called for an illegal (diving) slide and the runner was forced to reach the base?

In a youth game with bases loaded and two outs a ground ball was hit to the pitcher, who made a throw to third base. The throw was low and the third baseman did not field the ball cleanly, so the ...
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What's the Difference between Static and Dynamic Rope?

Considering that static and dynamic rope can be made of the same materials with similar constructions (i.e. nylon kernmantle), what makes them different? All online resources I've found so far focus ...
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Does a maiden over require all 6 balls to be bowled?

If a team is defending a total, and say in the first ball the bowler takes a wicket and the team is all-out. Will that over be considered a maiden over since no runs came from the batsman's bat and ...
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is this situation ruled a base hit in softball?

There is a runner on third with one out and batter hits a ground ball to first baseman who opts to throw home before stepping on bag or tagging batter. The runner is safe at home and the batter is ...
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First-class cricketer who played before WW 1 and after WW2

I remember someone asking me about this. Is there any first-class cricketer who played before WW1 and after WW2 ?
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Which kind of bow fits my needs

I'm an archery beginner and I'm a bit overstrained by the massive supply of different bows. I'm 1,94m tall, want to use "intuitive shooting" (I hope this is the right term) and intermediated sporty. ...
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Is all run four adds to the tally of number of 4s of a batsman in cricket?

When a batsman runs four runs, does it add to the tally of 4s scored by that batsman?
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Little League Baseball Question

Question on a game I watched: Ages 8-11 2 Outs, runner on 3rd and 1st. Coach wouldn't let the runner on 1st steal- Why not? It didn't make any sense to me; as it would have put 2 in scoring position ...
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In football, a player is to be cautioned if he 'shows a lack of respect for the game': what does this mean?

Although the Laws of the Game say a player must be cautioned if he's guilty of unsporting behaviour, a direct definition of what constitutes "unsporting behaviour" is never provided (apart from a very ...
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How is it decided in hockey which team wears white or colored jersey?

I occasionally watch hockey games, and sometimes, the home team wears the colored jersey, sometimes it is the away team. This rule seems to change from time to time, so as a casual viewer it is not ...
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What does this sentence mean? [closed]

The Red Sox got help from star David Ortiz, who went three for four with an RBI double and is now hitting .733 in the Fall Classic. I have no knowledge about baseball statistics so please help me ...
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Why do some high level wrestlers not use their wrestling to 100% in mma?

I have seen fights with Henry Cejudo and Yoel Romero and these guys are former Olympic wrestlers but for some weird reason most of their "game" is pure standup, why don't they use wrestling to 100% ...
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Where can I see players' handshakes and mingling after the game? [closed]

I was watching the US-Thailand 2019 FIFA game, but my broadcast didn't show when "Carli Lloyd expresses sympathy to Thailand’s Sukanya Chor Charoenying and Taneekarn Dangda after Tuesday’s game". In ...
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Differences between NBA and European/FIBA/Olympic basketball rules

I recall about zone defense and travelling being major differences but I'm sure there are more small differences.
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Fielders catching foul balls in the air not coming down on field

Does a fielder who catches a foul ball in the air have to land in the field of play? I.E. when player chases a foul flyball, then catches ball leaping and landing in seats/dugout... Out or Foul ball ?
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Target size for compound archers

I want to shoot targets of the size used in competitions with my compound bow. How big are these? I wasn't able to find any reliable information online. When The more highly the Bow Weight, is the ...
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Has there been an athlete to win a College Championship in two or more different sports?

After asking one involving college sports, I want to know if there has been an athlete who was known for excelling in different sports ever won a championship in separate sports?
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Dry Suit Shorts: Do they exist?

Is it possible to purchase dry shorts/bottoms that keep the water out in a similar way that a dry suit does? Thank you!
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Why don't athletes who don't want their autographs resold draw a shape to designate it's not for resale? [closed]

Why don't athletes who don't want their autographs resold draw a shape to designate it's not for resale? On their website they list what the shape is and then perhaps an independent authenticator ...
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Can anyone tell me who signed this ball? [closed]

I got it at a garage sale for 25 cents and it also has Tony Oliva's autograph on one side.
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Anything but, ball or strike [closed]

I hear several umpires saying outside, to high low, and even inside on pitches that are balls. I often tell the
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How is 'distance covered' tracked in football (soccer) at the World Cup and during other official competitions?

In most football leagues, and now the World Cup, distance covered is now a commonly-shared statistic. Are there trackers in the boots? Do the players have chips implanted in their brains? How is '...
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Why do so few U.S. colleges and universities (and high schools) have volleyball for men?

When I was younger, it seemed the U.S. Men's volleyball teams (and the women's teams) were usually at or near the top of world competitions. Nowadays, it seems that U.S. Men's volleyball has slipped a ...
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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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Is there any concept of 'declaring' an inning in Baseball?

This is a question regarding a somewhat hypothetical situation, but one I have been thinking about quite a bit and can't get my head around. In Cricket, a team can 'Declare' an innings at any time, ...
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How often does pulling the goalie work?

In ice hockey, when a team is losing by one goal in the waning minutes, the goalie is often replaced by another player, giving more offense, but creating the risk of an empty-net goal. How often do ...
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How many potential different endings are there for a football match?

To narrow down the scope of the question, I mean a scenario of a World Cup final where by end of the day one of the teams is declared a winner. E.g. there's a team scoring more goals during normal ...
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does the run count

scenario: one out, runners on first and third. Fly to deep centre; fielder makes an exceptional catch for second out, and makes a huge throw to double up the runner from first who had gone too far, ...
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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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Can you jump on a free throw?

In basketball can you jump on a free throw? I have got multiple answers for a bunch of different people that I trust that know a lot about basketball. Please help me out with this guys, I'm not ...
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What should the referee do when a team doesn't want to play a large amount of added time?

If there is at least 5 minutes of injury time, but the team that is losing doesn't want the extra time added, what should the referee do?
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Archery for beginners

My father is 67 years old and wants to start archery as a hobby. I don't have the knowledge to select a proper bow & arrow (set) for him. What should I pay attention to? What should a beginner ...
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Can the goalkeeper release the ball at their own goal, then save it from going in?

In this YouTube video (should start at 13 seconds), the goalkeeper releases the ball, involuntarily aiming it towards his own goal. Would he be allowed to save it using his hands? I read in this ...
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How to select running shoes for performance?

For the running shoe illiterate, there are so many different varieties of running shoes and so many different brand choices that it becomes overwhelming when looking for the right fit. Even reading ...
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Does the person breaking get the choice of solids or stripes if he makes any ball in?

When playing 8-ball, if the breaking player hits any ball on the break, does the shooting player have a verbal choice of stripes or solids? Or does he still have to call a shot in before he can? If ...
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Why is music played during NBA games?

Music is often played at sports events. In North America, music is regularly played in MLB, NHL, and NBA games. However, only in basketball games music is played while the game is in live action. In ...
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Why does a foul ball not count as a third strike?

From the Wikipedia entry for foul ball A strike is issued for the batter if he had fewer than two strikes ... A strike is, however, recorded for the pitcher for every foul ball the batter hits, ...
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Best scoring performances in an NBA finals loss

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers scored 51 points in a losing effort against the Golden State Warriors in game 1 of 2017 - 2018 NBA finals. That made James the 6th player ever to score 50+ ...

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