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Football - Who gets the match ball, if 2 or more players score hat-tricks in a game?

In football, if a player scores a hat-trick, he usually takes the match ball with him as a souvenir. But if 2 or more players score a hat-trick in a single game, then who gets to take the match ball ...
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Is a goal scored if the goalkeeper, but not the ball, enters the goal?

Is a goal scored if a goalkeeper holding the ball enters the goal, but keeps the ball out of the goal?
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Playing again by the same player after hitting the net

After receiving the service the ball hits the net. It is legal to continue as long as you are within the 3 hits limit. But can the same player continue after hitting the net? Player 1 hits the net, ...
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How many tennis players have finished the year as Slam-less World No. 1?

Roger Federer is very close, theoretically & somewhat practically, to finishing the calender year as World No. 1 without winning a Grand Slam this year. How many tennis players (both men &...
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All-winners semifinals in tennis

At the 2018 US Open, the semifinals had three previous winners on the men's side. Has it ever happened in a major tournament that all four places were held by previous winners? If not, has it ...
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Which NBA players have won a high school, NCAA and NBA title?

I am trying to figure out which NBA players have won a high school title (any kind), NCAA title and NBA title. I think there are 9 or 10; I know the list includes Magic Johnson and Jerry Lucas, but I ...
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Tag runner at first base

I have a question on the first base runner ruling. Here's what happened : Batter hit the ball in play While running to the first he felt but managed to touch the bag with his hand. Doesn't ask for ...
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Are Hookers the only players allowed to take lineout throws?

When lineouts take place in Rugby Union I have only ever seen Hookers being the player who takes the throw in. Is it in the laws of the game that only a Hooker is allowed to take the throw? If it is ...
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Is Wilson K Six One 95 (18x20) worth buying today? [closed]

Theres a supposed relaunch of the above mentioned racquet. A decade back, I loved the racquet's play and its paint job pretty much.
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Is using a visor allowed in pop warner football?

I play pop warner football, and I want to get an iridium visor, am I allowed to wear it? I know that in some leagues tinted visors are not allowed but are what about in pop warner?
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Are there any legitimate (non-worked) professional wrestling leagues?

While checking out the site's policy on pro wrestling, I came across a meta discussion on the topic. These days, the term "professional wrestling" is almost always associated with the worked sport, ...
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Double Elimination Bracket Naming Convention

So I've been working on creating a tournament bracket, and have drawn up some diagrams for how it will be run. The tournament involves 16 players. The Winners bracket is currently labelled like so: (...
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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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What is the fewest number of series lost by a baseball team in a season?

In baseball, a series is 2 or more consecutive games against the same team. For a 3-game series, a team loses that series if they lose 2 or all 3 of the games. For a 4-game series, a team loses that ...
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Has any NFL team ever gone an entire season without trailing by 7 or more points?

According to this article, the 2010 Green Bay Packers and 1962 Detroit Lions went the entire season without ever trailing in a game by more than 7 points. (Did any other teams accomplish that?) Has ...
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Why are marathon runners so tactical? Any reasonable reason?

I wonder why marathon runners are so tactical. As far as I watch them on TV, there seems no doubt to me that they control their pace according to that of others. I just suspect it would be better if ...
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Tony Romo broadcast times?

How can I check if Tony Romo is commentating a particular CBS game? I know he usually commentates the afternoon games, but which ones? The CBS site doesn't seem to list the commentators for each game, ...
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NCAA for consecutive games with blocked extra point returned for score

What is the NCAA record for consecutive games with a blocked extra point returned for a score?
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What is the best basketball ball material to use in concrete/cement court?

I've been reading about the materials of basketball but since there's different types of outdoor courts I decided to ask because I want to use it on a court like this: Example court So, as you can ...
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What football stadium is at the highest altitude in the world?

After Brazil's goalless draw against Bolivia during 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, which was played on Estadio Hernando Siles Stadium, La Paz, the Brazilian players needed some oxygen refreshment after ...
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Can an umpire overturn a call in little league?

We had a weird call overturned after a play in a little league game 9-10 years old, Cal Ripken rules. We had a runner score a run, everything seemed normal. The pitcher got the ball back, our on ...
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How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games?

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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Is a hard slap to the basketball a foul?

If player A has control of the basketball and begins his two-step run at a lay-up within the painted area, and Player B (defender) slaps the basketball hard as Player A goes by, is this a foul by ...
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What is the record for the most number of five-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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How are unseeded players, players with PR, qualifiers and wildcard positions determined in a Grand Slam singles main draw?

How are unseeded players, players with protected ranking, qualifiers and wildcards positioned in a Grand Slam singles main draw? Is it a generic random allocation or is it based on a formula/method ...
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Climber or Points rankings leader not finishing Tour de France

Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?...
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What is the record for the longest 5-set winning streak by a player across tournaments?

What is the record for the longest 5-set winning streak by a player across tournaments? Nishikori is on an 8-match five-set win streak. Where does he stand in the all-time list for most consecutive 5-...
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Why there are too few black goalkeepers in high-level football?

I'm watching a football match, and a black goalkeeper is guarding one of the goals. This seems to be very rare by my observation. For example, in the 100m dash, all the recent Olympic and World ...
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Why can't I find any point-spread information about the World Cup of rugby?

All I can find is various predictions about the winners of games. Doesn't the margin of victory mean anything in this sport?
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Can a player inbound the ball off an official?

An official standing inbounds is inbounds. Does a ball come into play when thrown off such an official, as it does when thrown off an opponent?
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Is it a fault: penetrate under the net when the feet are completely in opponent's space, but not on the court?

It is easier to watch this video (vk.com, Russian social network) than explain Libero of Sada Cruzeiro flew to the opponent's side but didn't touch the court with his feet. At the same time, his feet ...
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I am 18 years of age nw if I get sleceted for under 19 next year in upca n I will complete my 19 on 8 of August 2020 so can I play under 19 [duplicate]

Actually I want go give a selection of under 19 upca next year in 2020 may month What if I get sleceted in that n my bday is on 8 of August n I will become 19 So can I play or will they remove me
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Has any player in NFL history been drafted to more than one team?

Has there ever been an NFL player that was drafted by multiple teams? How did they manage to do so?
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What is the definition for second chance points in the NBA?

I have been reading this, but the details still feel unclear. https://www.sportingcharts.com/dictionary/nba/second-chance-points.aspx Short question: Will any shooting miss activate the possibility ...
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Why are Indian news TV channels not showing coverage of cricket matches?

During earlier IPL events, all Indian news TV channels were giving highlights, point tables, etc. We were getting too many updates. During IPL 2018, there was no coverage in prime time on any ...
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(un)restricted free agency in NHL

I am trying to understand free agency rules in NHL, how the last two lockouts changed them, and how players may decide to behave with respect to them. My understanding is that after the 2004-5 ...
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How is a passer rating calculated?

How is a Quarterback's passer rating calculated in the NFL? In the NFL, all of the stats like YPG, and average fantasy points are calculated somehow. How is a passer's rating calculated? Does it have ...
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What features should I look for when buying a tennis racket?

What are some things that a new tennis player should consider when buying a racket? In this case cost isn't a factor and the player has no idea what to look for.
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Batsman run lose his glove fielder throws ball hit glove batsman sort of ground ball hit wickets

Batsman run lose one of his gloves fielder throws ball,ball ricochet from discarded glove and hits stumps batsman sort of his ground
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Why do F1 drivers move towards the pit wall at the end of the race?

On the last lap, at the start-finish straight, just as they are ending the race, F1 drivers (especially those at the front) move their car off the racing line towards the wall. I'm guessing that they ...
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For an average Champions League team, is it financially more worth it to go through to knockout stages or drop down in to Europa League?

3rd placed teams in the Champions League group stages go into the Europa League. I was thinking, assuming an average Champions League team, is it more worth it (purely financially speaking) to go into ...
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How do you calculate a ten-pin bowling strike rate?

I'm a USBC League Bowler, and I'm tracking my own stats, and I want to know my Strike Rate Percentage. Theoretically, you would take and divide the number of frames bowled by the number of strikes ...
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NFL receiver down by contact only, if not out of bounds

At the end of the Saints game on 9 September 2019, would the clock have run out if the receiver had not been touched by the defender?
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Is there a website where one can watch past f1 races?

Is there a website, like an archive where one can watch past f1 races? for instance monaco grand prix 2004?
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What happens if you knock the bails off while the batter is behind his crease?

For example, a batter steps forward as he attempts to hit the ball. He misses, but is out of the crease. He quickly turns back and gets his bat over the line just before the wicket keeper knocks the ...
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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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Why wouldn't the #1 ranked boxer be able to fight and claim a relinquished champion title?

In the show Hajime no Ippo the person ranked #1 in Japan challenges the Japanese champion for the belt but loses. Immediately afterwards, the champion relinquishes his title to pursue the world ...
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Can a back row setter reach into the plane to play the ball?

A first hit is over passed towards the net and passes partially through the plane of the net. The back row setter is tall and jumps to pull the ball back with a closed fist. Is this a legal hit? Or ...
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How can a completed match become a walkover?

During yesterday 2018 World Cup's match between Panama and Tunisia, a Polish-speaking sport commentator said that one of these countries (didn't hear exactly which one) had a football match with Cape ...
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Why was the 1977 Ashes season hosted in England?

The host country has always alternated before and since that date. I cannot find any details but the ABC dispute with Kerry Packer/WSC might be a reason , can anyone confirm?

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