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Will goal scored by goalkeeper count when the ball is kicked after released from hands?

The question is about futsal. Consider following sutuation Goalkeeper holds the ball in his hands after opposing team's attack, the ball has not left the field, so that's not a goal clearance ...
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How is an L77 pool/snooker table bumper mounted to the rail?

An L77 pool/snooker table bumper has an L shape: How is is placed on the pool table rail? with the long side parallel to the top of the rail, or at an angle? In the beautiful picture below, rather A ...
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Why aren't UEFA Champions Leage group matches synchronized?

Most matches start at 20:00, but some start at 17:55. Neither the time difference, nor the weather, nor even the television rights holders seem to be able to logically explain a shift for a certain ...
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When calculating red zone efficiency, does a team need to have a first down in the red zone?

An NFL team's red zone efficiency/percentage is calculated by taking the number of touchdowns scored in the red zone and dividing it by the number of trips to the red zone. (A team is in the red zone ...
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Attacking the raider?

(Newbie in kabaddi) In kabaddi, the raiders job is touch the opponent and comeback. But how does the referee decided who touched whom (if A touches B, it can equivalently be interpreted as B touches ...
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May a Sumo Rikishi be bald?

Does the requirement to have a topknot mean that a rikishi who grows sufficiently bald must retire?
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Which NFL stadiums have flickering light show?

Watching NFL games this year (2019-2020 season) I've noticed after the home team scores a touchdown the lights flicker in some stadiums. It's as if the lights were dimmed and then brighten repeatedly ...
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Basketball Under Push

While the opponent is shooting a ball, is it legal to push the Basketball through under the ring before it completely enters the Ring, to prevent a Shoot?
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Is it offside if the ball is passed by an opponent?

When two defenders (opponents) are playing the ball between each other and it then deflects off one of them to an attacker in an offside position. If the attacker then take possession of the ball, is ...
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What does “dead money” mean when referred to in the NFL?

I always hear this used especially during the off season when players are being signed to a new contract or cut. I still don't understand the significance and usage so what does "dead money" mean when ...
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Can a field goal go in off a player?

In American football, sometimes on long field goal attempts the defending team positions a player in the end zone in case the kick is short. Suppose the ball were to hit an upright, carom off this ...
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What happened to Polish football in 2014?

I'm Polish and for my whole life I could just dream of spectacular successes of our national team, like in the 80s. However, about the year 2015 something changed, a lot. Our team started to mean ...
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Pump for filling inflatable kayak? [on hold]

I recently bought a two-person intex inflatable kayak, and a cheap 25w battery-powered pump. Today I tried filling it out. It took so long that I decided to not kayak. The 25w battery pump’s not ...
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Why was the precalculated probability of winning high for Raptors in year 2019?

Why was the precalculated probability of winning high for Raptors in the year 2019? Because Kawhi Leonard came at the end. So just wondering. I saw a 4 digit number during the 2019 summer on Toronto ...
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Ten players on offense

If a team has only ten players on the field for offense, are they still required to have seven on the line of scrimmage, or can they have four in the backfield?
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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 something to do with the average yards gained per completion,...
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Is there a name for what is missing for a perfect score?

I’m searching for a general name like “fault” or “handicap” or something – indicating the amount of points or goals or whatever missing for a perfect score. For example, in Darts, you cannot do ...
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What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle?

What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle? Is he called an infielder or outfielder. I have also seen that some player also stand some steps outside of 30 yard circle. So if do not walks inside thd ...
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Is it against the rules to head the ball back to your goalie?

While I was reading the Laws of the Game to look for an answer to another question, I came to read the following bit: Cautions for unsporting behaviour There are different circumstances when a ...
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Is it allowed for the quarterback (or someone else) to punt the ball if he can't find another play?

If the quarterback (or someone else) on fourth down gets in trouble and hasn't passed the line of scrimmage, can he change the intended play and instead punt the ball away?
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Which of these situations is a new shift?

In the NHL, when tracking the relevant statistics (ice time, number of shifts, time per shift, etc) for player a on team A, while team A is playing team B, does a shift officially end in the following ...
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When is a penalty enforced by half the distance to goal in american football

When getting close to the goal line in american football a penalty is enforced by half the distance to goal. From what yards does that start or does that depend on the penalty (5/10/15 yards)?
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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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Longest 3rd and 4th down conversions

In week 9 of 2017 season LA Rams converted a 3rd and 33 and scored a touchdown on the same play against the New York Giants. Inspired by this, I'm wondering what are the longest 3rd and 4th down ...
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Is there any rule regarding how quick a substituted player must abandon the field?

It's common for football players that are being substituted to "gain some time" by walking slowly out of the field, when it is in their team's benefit. Referees tend to tell them to hurry up, but many ...
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Tennis ATP World Tour Finals Scheduling

My question is to ask how the scheduling for the WTFs is done. I understand the grouping. There is Group A and Group B with the following properties: seed 1 is assigned A or B uniformly at random (50-...
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How to derive winning probability from expected score [on hold]

Assume I predict what will be a game's score in a head-2-head match (e.g. 7-3). Is there a way of deriving the win/tie/lose probabilities solely from the score? [The common way of calculating winnings ...
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How does the referee communicate with players in football(soccer) matches, when they are from different countries?

I always see in TV referees communicating with the players in international football matches(both club and national competitions). It seems to be universal: not only in European matches, but also in ...
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I cant remember who signed this ball [closed]

I forgot to put the players name on the bag when i got this signed at fanfest a few years ago and for the life of me i can't figure it out.
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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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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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Do non-gas jet skis exist? [on hold]

Is there such a thing as a jet ski that does not use gas? I’ve always been interested in buying a jet ski, but haven’t because of the effects of a gas engine to the environment. If not, what are the ...
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What is the earliest age for a kid to start lifting weights? [on hold]

I have a son, he is 4 now. I do strength training, I lift heavy weights. I would like to help him become strong and an overall good athlete. Regarding strength and lifting weights, I have the ...
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Can a baseball be caught with the non-mitt (no glove) hand?

Are there any rules against making a catch with the hand without a mitt? Will the batter still be out? Can a baseball be caught with the non-mitt (no glove) hand?
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What counts as a foot fault when serving and when attacking from the back court?

In volleyball, what exactly is considered a foot fault when a) serving? b) attacking from the back court part (i.e. by a player from the back row)? Three possible options come to mind: * players ...
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What is the difference between the statistics “First service” and “First service won”?

I am confused about these two statistics: - First service - First service won Can anyone tell what is the difference between them?
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Need some help with this autograph. No clue [closed]

Can anybody figure this one out. Official Rawlings MLB baseball signed on sweet spot. Looks like a pro but no clue who or when. Thanks for any help.
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Players with 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 300 goals in top flight domestic league, combined for all the teams that they have played. Related questions: Players with 300 or more goals for a single team ...
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Why is there no umpires call with DRS ball pitching?

When a team either reviews to get a wicket or to over turn a wicket, there is umpires call for impact in line with the stumps and impact of the stumps. When the ball is close to pitching in line ...
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What does it mean when commentators say batsman did not offer a shot to LBW?

I have often heard when a batsman is adjudged LBW, if he did not play any shot, the commentators mention that everytime specirically. For example, the batsman is out! He did not offer a shot to this ...
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Is there such a thing as a “body fault” when serving?

We know that a foot fault is when your foot touches the baseline before you make contact with the ball. However, what if your feet are planted, and your toss meets or exceeds the baseline, forcing you ...
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Can a batsman be out hit wicket in the midst of playing a shot that would be a boundary six?

Suppose a batsman clobbers a ball out of the park and while the ball is in the air inside the boundary, he falls onto his wicket and is out. Shortly after the ball crosses over and falls outside the ...
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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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Players with 300 or more goals for a single team in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

When Messi passed 300 goals for Barcelona, I asked this question, but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Who has scored more goals than Messi for a single club? Edit: I was specifically asking for the ...
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Has a college team ever played against a professional team?

This question is inspired by the recent debate[1][2][3][4] about whether the 2014-15 University of Kentucky men's basketball team (who had been undefeated until tonight's loss to Wisconsin) could ...
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What is this skill move performed by Neymar called?

In the following video, Neymar does a double step-over from a dead stop by adding a touch, finishing with a body feint. What is this skill move called?
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Missing the ball after throwing it up to serve in table tennis

Do you lose a point if you throw the ball up during a serve but miss while trying to hit it?
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3-step shot in basketball [closed]

After the last bounce, followed by two further steps, then a shot to hoop before the end of the third step. Is this action or the whole process called 3-step shot? In other words, what is the boy ...

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