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Umpire Decision Review System in cricket

A team has only one review remaining in the Decision Review System (DRS), and a batsman was given out Leg Before Wicket (LBW) and both batsmen were certain that the decision was in error and called ...
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If the basketball goes through bottom of rim and re-enters, is it a basket?

Several years ago I was playing in an adult basketball league and a player took a bad shot that entered through the bottom of the hoop, hit the backboard and re-entered the hoop. The referee counted ...
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Father and son who were active players at the same time in NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB? [closed]

Has there ever been a father and son in the NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB who were both active players at the same time?
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Why isn't spiking the football intentional grounding?

I understand that spiking the football is a time management technique in American football, but I don't understand why there is no penalty (e.g. intentional grounding) associated with it?
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What gives a left-handed pitcher an advantage over a left-handed batter?

In baseball, a pitcher is often assumed to have an advantage over a batter based on his handedness (i.e. left-handed vs right-handed). I think it is that right-handed pitchers have an advantage of ...
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What is the difference between a strong safety and a free safety?

There are two distinct labels for a "safety" in football: strong (SS) and free (FS). Ed Reed (FS) and Troy Polamalu (SS) were two of the premier players in the NFL "in the safety position" during ...
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Has 4-6-0 ever worked in high level football?

Seeing that Del Bosque is insisting on playing without a real striker in the Euro games, I came to wonder whether the 4-6-0 tactic he's trying to implement really ever worked for a team at this level. ...
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What is the origin of the specific distances in Ironman triathlon?

Triathlon is the sport (three sports, typically swim - bike - run, though Winterlude in Ottawa does Ice Skate, Cross Country Ski, Run). Ironman is the distance. 2.4 Mile (4K) swim, 112 mile (180K) ...
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NFL division with all teams having a losing or winning record

I'm wondering if there has been any division in the modern day NFL history where all teams finished the regular season with winning or losing record. Even though this might not be so probable, it is ...
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Is the runner on first forced to run?

Looking for some clarification on this situation that came up today: There is one out and a runner on first base (R1). The batter hits a fly ball in the infield. The first baseman (1st) makes an ...
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Stars on football players' shirts

I know that the number of stars on a football team's shirt shows how many times they were champion. For football clubs it corresponds to their continental champions league. But what about national ...
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Which athletes were the first to break the color barriers in hockey?

Ice hockey, by nature of being a sport developed by British colonialists, has largely been made up of teams of people who can trace their ancestry to the British isles, the Nordic regions of Europe, ...
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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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Why do swimmers peak at such a young age?

Why do swimmers reach their peak performance at a relatively young age compared with track and field athletes? Particularly female swimmers seem to produce their best results in their late teens to ...
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What happens if the ball is bounced into the basket?

What happens when I bounce-pass the ball into the basket, like in a circus shot? Does this count as a successful basket?
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Why are 5 runs awarded if the ball hits the helmet? [closed]

Why are 5 runs awarded if the ball hits the helmet behind the wicket-keeper? Is it mandatory to keep helmet in ground? To avoid 5 extra runs, can fielding team keep the helmet outside the ground?
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What are the national team choices for athletes in the U.K?

Every once in a while I hear about this or that athlete choosing Wales or Scotland over England for the national side in football or rugby. Prominent examples that come to my mind are Ryan Giggs and ...
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What is the difference between a manager and a coach in case of a soccer team?

What is the difference between a manager and a coach in case of a soccer team? These two terms are used frequently and interchangeably.
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Can a player stretch into opponent's court to play a shot?

If you touch the net while playing a shot, you lose a point. (I remember seeing Federer lose a point a few years ago, as he fell on the net after hitting a smash shot.) However, a player could stand ...
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New soccer ball for 2014 World Cup

I've heard that this year they will be introducing a new soccer ball for World Cup. What are the differences between this ball and the ball that was used in previous years? Why did they feel the need ...
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Is there a rule that protects the goalkeeper in the 6yard-box?

After yesterday's red card for Nani in Manchester United against Real Madrid (March 5th 2013) I decided to read the entire Rulebook Laws of the Game by FIFA (IFAB), including the guidelines for ...
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Recommended drills to help keep your eye on the ball?

One of the things that I find myself not doing as well as I need to is keeping my eye on the ball. I am a tennis player but I am sure this could apply to other sports as well (baseball, football, ...
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In NASCAR, how important is pole position?

In NASCAR racing, pole position is determined by speed trials held before the actual race. Is pole positioning necessarily the ideal place in a race that lasts for hours and has numerous pit stops? ...
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Why don't tennis match-ups always follow seedings?

Unlike the NCAA Tourney, #1 doesn't necessarily play #16 (or #32)
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What are the side effects/drawbacks of compression apparel?

I've been running for some time now and every now and then some friend tells me about the benefits of compression apparel. They say it prevents premature fatigue by smartly, well, compressing the ...
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Penalty kick after time expires - should the referee play rebounds on for longer?

It is well known that a soccer referee should allow any team to play a penalty even if a period of play has ended. Should the referee allow the team who has the penalty to continue the penalty kick ...
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Consistency in bowling stroke

Several years ago, I learned how to bowl by palming (I have two fingers inside, but my thumb and the rest of my hand supports the weight of the ball) the bowling ball. At first, I could bowl toward ...
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Speed of a tennis ball to tennis serving training feedback videos?

My friend suggest me non-interlacing progressive mode to my Sony Nex-3N with low shutter speed and a lot of light and one camera photographing the player and one camera photographing the ball. Is ...
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Does the Duckworth–Lewis method work correctly for all matches?

D/L method is commonly used for limited over matches. Does it work fine? The opening players didn't know it would rain that day, so they defend to stand for 20 to 25 overs; then how is it correct for ...
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What is the fastest recorded smash shot in tennis?

The fastest recorded tennis serve is about 260km/h but smash is far easier to do and shoot with far higher velocity. I am trying to find the maximum speed tennis players are able to shoot the ball and ...
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How many balls on tennis ground?

How many tennis balls does a player have to choose from at a time? I know every 7 games they play with new balls, but I do not know how many balls are in use at the same time. Is the rule the ...
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How are football players objectively rated?

Football (soccer) by comparison to many other sports has very little in the way of personal player statistics. This is particularly true for defenders, who don't even have the number of goals scored ...
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What are the technical differences between skeleton and luge?

In skeleton, participants run at the start, then dive onto their sled front-first. In luge, participants begin on their sleds, and use their hands to start before lying back-first. It has been ...
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How many Premier League teams will play next year in the Champions League?

If Manchester United wins the Europa League, and Leicester City wins the Champions League (everything is possible), and both do not fall into the top 4 in the Premier League, then how many Premier ...
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Is there a minimum number of players needed on the field in the NFL?

In the NFC Divisional playoff game on 2018-01-14 between Minnesota and New Orleans, Minnesota's Stephon Diggs scored a touchdown as time expired in the fourth quarter to take the lead and thus win the ...
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What is a Golden set? and what is the difference with Bagel set?

What is a Golden set on tennis? Is there a tennis player who won a golden set? What is the difference between Golden set and Bagel set?
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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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How Pakistan will qualify for semi finals in world cup 2019?

The Current Standings for the world cup 2019 are as follows: I simply want to know that how Pakistan could qualify for semi-finals the after India is defeated by England. But I can not understand ...
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Difference between leg-spin & flipper

What is the difference between Leg spinner's leg-spin & Flipper?
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Basketball drills for youth

I was asked to run two stations (two full-courts) of basketball with two groups per station for a youth camp. The ages of the youth are between 10-13. I will be dealing with approximately 15-30 kids. ...
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How is lucky loser decided in WTA tournaments?

Lucky loser used to be chosen as the highest ranked players among unsuccessful finalist of qualifying competition. Not so long ago ATP changed this rule in such way that lucky loser is chosen randomly ...
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Is a batsman out when any of his things slip away and hit the stumps? [duplicate]

Is a batsman out if his helmet, bat or any of his equipment slip away from him and hit the stumps?It always confuses me
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How do the different court surfaces at the majors affect the games and mix of players?

There have been a number of dominant tennis players in history who have won the "Grand Slam," that is, victories in all four opens, Australian, French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Opens, under varying ...
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Is there a rule in football that caps the amount of transfer money paid by a team for a player?

I am just baffled by the way that players like De Bruyne, Sterling etc are costing huge amounts of money for the clubs. I personally don't feel that these players are worth this much. Also Juventus ...
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Caught behind by wicket Keeper - Who takes strike?

If the batsman is caught behind by the wicket keeper and the non-striking batsman runs and reaches the batting end, does the batting end change? In our match the batsman was out caught behind, and ...
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What is the maximum runs allowed to take by running between the wickets? [duplicate]

What is the maximum number of runs allowed to take by running between the wickets per ball including overthrows in international cricket? If a batsman doubted that he or his partner didn't get reach ...
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What causes the imbalance where back points towards the side after serving?

I am analysing the serving here where the player gets angular momentum not towards the field but to the side. where you see back pointing towards the side, bad. In comparison Federer 1m12s gets the ...
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“Hit the ball twice” in cricket, so does that means that batsman can hit the ball twice?

As per the name its like Hit the ball twice, so does that means a batsman can hit the ball twice, I mean the same delivery can b played twice?
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Same footwork in the volley-returning serve as in the basic volley near the net?

This question originated from the larger question here about returning aggressive serves. So Is the footwork in the volley-returning serve the same as in the basic volley near the net?
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What proportion of NHL hat tricks are natural?

In sports such as football and hockey, a hat trick is an event where a player scores 3 goals in a game. In the NHL, a hat trick is said to be a natural hat trick, when a player scores 3 goals in a ...

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