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How many people play water polo around the world?

I found the FIFA Big Count about soccer/football, but no similar number for water polo by FINA or any other source. What is a reasonable guesstimate? (If it improves the question, I can be more ...
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why would a batter awarded a base on balls refuse to advance to first base?

per Official Rules, a batter awarded a base on balls may refuse to advance to first base. why would a batter do that? did such a case happen in MLB history?
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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 you be offside from a goal kick?

Can you be offside from a goal kick? Looking for official FIFA laws.
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Why isn't the combined event the same for men and women in big athletics events?

In major athletics events (Olympic Games, World Championship), men run a decathlon (10 events) and women run a heptathlon (7 events). Why isn't the combined discipline the same for both genders? I ...
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Does any other professional sport apart from tennis give equal prize money to Men & Women?

Professional tennis, in Grand Slams & certain joint events held on the tour, gives equal prize money to Men & Women. Does any other professional sport give equal prize money to Men & ...
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What happens after the penalty if a player is snookered behind a free ball?

What happens after the penalty is applied when a player is snookered behind a free ball? This question pertains to the rule when a free ball has been nominated, but the player not only fails to sink ...
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Ball headed foul but stopped before it gets there - is it still fair?

Scenario: a ground ball is hit towards third base and bounces left towards foul territory. Suppose the third baseman grabs the ball while he is standing in fair territory before the ball gets to 3rd ...
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What is the protocol for switching a pitcher between positions?

It's kind of rare, but I've heard that it is possible to "relieve" a pitcher without removing him from the game--by making him a position player such as an outfielder, or first baseman. My ...
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Cricket DLS method

In DLS method whether the target will be fixed against balls? Or the target will be fixed for overs? when play interrupted by rain. Whether the target will be fixed against breaking an over? OR will ...
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Do the laws of cricket allow running on the last ball, even after winning?

Say, teamA score is 368 (369 to win), and teamB is batting at 368 (or 366). One run (or 3 runs) will make them win. The batsman hits the ball for a six, so score is 374 (or 372) which is more than the ...
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Have any players ever won an NCAA football championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA football championship while playing for two different teams?
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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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What is a proper definition of “doubles rotation” in badminton?

I had a look at this site. It only explains how to do doubles rotation, not what they exactly are. I am unsure how I would describe "doubles rotation" to a badminton newbie in four-five sentences. So, ...
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Goalie drills for beginning goalies

I am just starting as a goalie in street hockey. Are there any good drills to do? I need to work on my hand eye coordination and reflexes mainly. I am good on butterfly saves, I just need help on ...
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How can I verify the authenticity of my sports collectibles?

Inspired by this question: Messi signed Barcelona jersey real or fake? In the aforementioned question, the OP is unsure whether his autographed Messi jersey is real or fake. The only tangible bits of ...
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How is “On the Field” intended to be used?

Before I go into the details here is the premise of the argument if someone says "do you want to take an infield/outfield on the field?" during warmups before a game where would you go? The two ...
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In football, what rules handle a player changing their position with the goalkeeper?

In football it is my assumption that any players on the same team can exchange their positions without waiting for the ball to leave play or without making any explicit indication to the other team. ...
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If a forced runner is tagged for the 3rd out, do any runs count? [duplicate]

Bases loaded with 2 outs. Ball is hit to shortstop. SS tags runner attempting to advance to 3rd. Does the run count from 3rd base
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Can a batsman be out hit wicket on a wide or a no ball?

A batsman tries to hit the ball on leg side and ball passes way away from the leg stump, no contact with ball and it passes by the stumps, after that the batsman touches the leg stumps by heels.. Will ...
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Is traveling/carrying no longer called for dribbling players?

As far as I know you are not supposed to let the ball stop in your hands while you are dribbling. However it seems like in modern NBA this is not enforced very often. Most recently I was watching the ...
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Double play sac fly. Does the run count? [duplicate]

Runners on 1st and 3rd, 1 out. Batter hits ball to center fielder, runner from 3rd tags up, but the runner on 1st was doubled off after the runner crossed the plate. Does the run score? I'm under the ...
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Can a goalkeeper use his/her hands within the opponents penalty area?

The Wikipedia article on goalkeepers states that: The goalkeeper is the only player in the side who may use his or her hands and arms to catch, throw and save the ball, but only within the penalty ...
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Lowest break achieved in snooker

What is the lowest televised break achieved in snooker, where all balls were potted in the continuous break ? So 15 reds with colours and all the colours. Technically, although very unlikely, you ...
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If during a struggle defender crosses the line but raider does not then the raider is declared out or not?

In Kabaddi, if a raider goes into struggle and while tackling the raider a defender enters the opponent team's court and raider some how is tackled by the defenders then the raider is declared out or ...
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Are players allowed to convert a penalty kick into a “multiple passes goal”? [duplicate]

Is it legal in football that a player scores a goal in penalty by creating a pass (in forward direction as per rules) to another teammate and get passed back and repeat the passes until they want to ...
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Inbound basketball passed outside the court, then dribbled in

I was watching a local college basketball game last night (SSAC) and saw something I really don’t understand, so I thought I would do some research. I’ve come up empty so far. The opposing team was ...
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Are there sports in which being smaller than your adversary can be a distinct advantage?

Many sports put forward tall players. I know that everybody can play any sport, but I've noticed that in professional teams (basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, ...) there is a tendency to see ...
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What should a referee do if he physically obstructs a player?

In the Euro 2012 match between Spain and Ireland, the referee actually ended up tackling down a player who was receiving the ball from his defense and moving off to dribble through the incoming ...
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Inline wheels wobble

I have been playing inline hockey for 15+ years but only recently made a switch from goalie to skater. I had not skated on a team since I was about 12 years old. I only play recreationally, so not ...
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Should you always wear socks with roller skates/blades?

This does not relate to rental equipment. I have inline skates, because I noticed I was getting better and better at skating and wanted something I know would be comfortable and fitting. I notice ...
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What's the average weight of a professional's Cue stick?

As I have observed my Cue action is better with a heavier stick but I kind of feel good with a relatively lighter one. What's the average weight of a professional's Cue stick as I'm in early stages ...
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Are there any rules in Tennis regarding deliberately aiming the ball at the player?

If a player decides to employ a strategy of deliberately hitting his opponent to try to intimidate or injure them, it would be considered unsportsmanlike but would it be against the rules? If not, ...
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Fair Play award and team performances in IPL

In IPL fair play award seem to resemble points table except few outliers. Does fair play award has to do anything with who won the match also?
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Most Winning Runs in ICC T20 Cricket History

Which T20 cricketer has hitting the most winning run in ICC ?
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OJ Mayo NBA star

It Has recently been brought to my attention that OJ Mayo would like to make a return to the NBA. I was just curious as to if he did decide to return after his two-year ban would he be returned to the ...
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Rules for Orange and Purple Caps in IPL

In IPL, Orange and Purple caps are awarded to the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker. I have three questions on this topic. If more than one player has equal stats (highest runs or wickets),...
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Test cricketer hitting the winning run most often

Which test cricketer has hit the match-winning run most often?
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I am a volleyball player and I need better endurance. Please help!

Okay. I play volleyball in Southern California. I consider myself a high level athlete but there is a problem (or what I think is a problem). I know this is kind of silly but whenever I take private ...
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What do these numbers mean in the tennis WTA calendar?

Take a look at the rectangle in this picture. I understand that M stands for the whole amount of participants (it is like "S" for Singles). Q stands for qualifiers. D for doubles tournaments. X ...
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How did the NBA decide on 23.75 feet for the 3-point distance?

In 1979, the NBA voted to have a 1-year trial of the 3-point line, which later became permanent. Although the ABA used a 25 foot 3-point line, the NBA used a 23.75 foot line. How was the 23.75 number ...
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What happens when ball touches net during serving?

I found some information on rules, but I never found a clear answer to what should be done when a served ball touches the net. Is it point for opponent, or should the serve be redone? If redone - will ...
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What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?

What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?
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Penalty for interfering with the path of the cue ball?

In snooker, what is the penalty for interfering with the path of the cue ball? I assume it must be more than 7 points because let's say a player hits a shot and he sees the cue ball heading for the ...
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What was a “try” in ancient football?

This article (archive link) about the Scottish team Berwick Rangers centenary refers to the first competitive game: The fishermen of the Greens also formed a football club around the same time, ...
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what workout should I do to have a high vertical jump? [closed]

I'm a volleyball player but i lack the required vertical jump. So can you please suggest the best workouts for a high vertical jump ?
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Ball touching the ground during a catch in cricket

If a fielder takes a catch and the ball touches the ground (ball is in hand only, but it’s touching the ground at the same time), is it considered as out?
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How to handle a short ball which has dropped below the level of the net

If I am a bit late to a short ball which has dropped below the level of the net I tend to hit up fairly crudely and the ball will land somewhere in no mans land which can be easily attacked by an ...
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How can I wire a crane stock battery to a PEQ box?

A while ago, I got a crane stock battery for the G&G GR15. Of course, as things happen, I ended up getting a different gun (the ICS CXP-UK1). Since the CXP is wired to the front, is there a PEQ ...
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How high does a baseball travel in a major league pop-up?

It seems that major league baseball players have to wait a relatively long time to field a pop-up. This led me to wonder how high the ball traveled. If one knew how high the ball traveled, one could ...

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