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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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What happens to a ball if it is snatched by a bird?

If a ball has been hit and has not yet touched the ground, then gets plucked from the air by a raptor (or a falcon, eagle, etc.) and dropped over the boundary, will that still score a six, or will it ...
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Why is it “bad etiquette” for a batter to watch a home run ball?

I was watching a YouTube collection of some "heated" plays (where people got ejected or the benches emptied) and quite a lot of them involved a batter hitting a home run, and the fielding team ...
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Which tennis matches are best of 5?

I am researching statistical characteristics of tennis matches. I need to know reliably which tennis matches are best of 3, and which ones are best of 5. Is it strictly the case that only men grand ...
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A forfeited game in baseball [closed]

Does a forfeited baseball game count as a game played. scenario is Season has not started and one of the teams dropped. The league counted all of the games as wins and scored them 1-0 for the opposing ...
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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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What is the difference between a runner, a floater, and a tear drop?

In the regular season, a lot of scoring techniques are used to maintain a good ppg average. Throughout all of the games I have watched, I have seed a lot of different layups, and their use. Many ...
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Which players won both junior and senior IIHF World Championships?

Jonathan Toews managed to win both the junior and senior world championships in 2007. Are there some other players which managed to win both these championships in the same year? Is there more of ...
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Outdoor Volleyball: Is overhand contact with fingers on a serve legal?

Which USAV Outdoor Volleyball Rules regulate the action of receiving a serve overhand with fingers? This is a contentious topic where I play. I found a rule that allows double contact even when ...
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Can be ball be set over the net on the first touch?

When my opponent first serves a ball, can I set and pass the ball over the net? My friend told me that this is a fault - but the ball was coming towards my face, so I don't see what else could I do.
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Foul or fair softball

A batted ball hits fair between home and third, bounces into the air and is caught while over foul territory in the air without ever touching foul territory and the player that caught it is in fair ...
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Uncommon Play : Does the run count [duplicate]

This is on the third out. The batter hits a slow chopper back to the pitcher. The pitcher instead of throwing to first runs down the batter to tag him and the runner stops in the baseline. The runner ...
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How do I memorize hand signals faster being called out as a play during football?

I’m in high school football, currently playing as a wide receiver and corner. I was wondering what is an easy way to memorize plays. I have such a hard time doing this when the coaches end up calling ...
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In football, how should the referee deal with possible offside situations involving attacking/defending players off the field of play?

I personally think this is one of the most confusing aspects of the Laws of the Game. In particular, I'm referring to these two paragraphs (Law 11.4): (Defending players off the field of play) ...
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NCAA womens softball foul ball rule

Batter hits ball that strikes the ground inside fair territory 3 ft from home plate but bounces and then is caught by 3rd baseman a foot outside of 3rd base line over the bag...fair or foul ball?
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Accompanying children for national anthem

Before the beginning of every cricket match, I have seen each and every player from both the sides are accompanied by a child. Why exactly are they accompanied by children ?
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In football, do player wear the same jerseys that are sold to spectators?

In European football, in Paris-Saint-Germain for instance, or other Nike teams in general, and often in lots of european clubs, there are two types of jersey that are sold: A "classic" jersey, at 85€ ...
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Is a batsman out if his broken bat is caught?

If a batsman's bat breaks while he is hitting a shot and a fielder catches the broken bat - not the ball - is the batsman out?
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Which soccer players have more goals than games at the club level?

Are there some football players who have better average than 1 goal per game in their club career? Or if we restrict only to one competition, not the whole career? Or to one season of a competition? ...
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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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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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Most 5 set matches won in a row

Alexander Zverev won 3 consecutive 5 set matches in 2018 Roland Garros before losing to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. What is the record for most consecutive 5 set match wins in the history of ...
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What is the record for most consecutive shots made to start NBA finals?

Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors started the 2017 - 2018 NBA finals with 11 straight field goals. His first miss came in the first half of the third game of the finals against the ...
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Pinch hitter for pitcher

In today’s Nats/Braves game (5/29/19), the Nat’s pitcher came up in the top of the first. Could the Nats have put in a pinch hitter for the pitcher and still used him in the bottom of the inning?
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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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What's the best way to start the 100m sprint?

I'm trying to figure out whether starting the 100m sprint crouched like they do in the olympics is better than starting it standing. I thought maybe that's just a "sport rule", not something that ...
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If Arsenal wins the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, which teams will represent England in the Champions League next year?

Since all other teams in the UEFA finals except Arsenal have been qualified for the Champions League next year. Will Arsenal (if they win the UEFA Europa League final) replace Tottenham or Chelsea for ...
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How often have pitchers earned a win and a save on same day?

On Sunday 25th April 2015, David Robertson managed a rare feat: he earned a win and a save on the same (calendar) day. While the first win technically was on Friday, according to the box score, for ...
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Has an MLB player ever won an MVP award without going to that year's All-Star game?

Has it ever happened that a player in the MLB ever won the AL or NL MVP award but didn't get elected as an All-Star that year? If so then how often does it happen? If they didn't go to the game ...
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When did the NFL move the stanchion out of the end zone?

I was just watching a clip of Bart Starr's game-winning quarterback sneak in the Ice Bowl. One thing I noticed is that the goal post stanchion is inside the end zone, not behind the end zone as it is ...
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Is there Intergender wrestling at the college level?

Is there intergender wrestling at the college level? Who usually wins, men or women?
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What was the motivation behind the removal of wrestling from the Olympics?

I wonder why wrestling was removed from the Olympics without any public discussion. I do not follow wrestling on a regular basis but considering that it has been one of the oldest sports in the world ...
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Why not go for a field goal attempt instead of a punt in some situations?

I have noticed that in American football the ball seems to travel farther when launched from a tee on the ground, or from the fingers of a holder on the ground, than when launched from a punt. What ...
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Approved soccer shoes

How do I know if the soccer shoes in a store are approved by USSF? The location of the lead cleat on the new styles of shoes appears dangerous.
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Where does a player's runs scored under his country's A team goes to?

As to my knowledge, there're 3 categories before a player gets into the national team. Those are, First Class, List A and t20s. My question is, where would the runs of a player who scores for an A ...
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Putting out on every hole in a bogey competition

Do you have to putt out on every hole in a bogey competition even when you are over par on a hole ?
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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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Finland goal song at IIHF WM 2019

What's the song name which is played after Finland scores goal in IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 in Slovakia?
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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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MLB record for consecutive years with an identical batting average (single player)

Khris Davis has had the same batting average for four consecutive years. Have other batters with 100 or more plate appearances in each year done this?
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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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Which female football players have highest goal per game ratio for national team?

We have similar question for men: Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps? So it seems quite natural to ask about women, too. Which female footballers ...
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Relationship between Winning Margin and Point Spread in NBA Betting

For an NBA game, I see a market for Spread and one for Winning Margin. The Spread market lists "Team A -5.5: 10/11". The Winning Margin markets lists "Team A, 6 points or more: 3/4". Shouldn't the ...
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Why not get the force out at third?

There are runners on first and second with one out. The batter hits a grounder to third, which is fielded by the pitcher. The pitcher throws to first and gets the out. The runners on first and second ...
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Is there a tennis Grand Slam winner with a lower career high ranking than #15?

I was involved in a discussion on the "worst" singles Grand Slam winner and we were trying to think of the player with the lowest career high ranking as a possible candidate. Mark Edmondson was dug ...
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What is the point of using the gloves that leave the knuckles exposed that the Florida State Boxing Commission is imposing for bare-knuckle boxing?

I read on https://twitter.com/adamlebarr/status/1131373692322234369, regarding the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 6 event on 2019-06-22: What is the point of using the gloves that leave ...

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