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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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In wrestling, how is scoring measured?

In wrestling, whether it be at the collegiate (collegiate wrestling) or high school (scholastic wrestling) level, how is wrestling scored on a per match in addition to a team basis?
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What is the maximum number of overs allowed to bowl in a single day of a test match?

Minimum number of overs allowed per day in a test cricket match is 90. What is the maximum number of overs allowed to bowl? If 2 or 3 more overs required to win the match means, who will decide ...
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What are the differences between indoor, outdoor, and indoor/outdoor basketballs?

At times, when I play basketball, I notice some basektballs are labeled as "indoor", "outdoor", or "indoor/outdoor". What are the differences between indoor, outdoor, and indoor/outdoor basketballs? ...
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Hat-trick rules for different match/innings

If a bowler takes wicket in the last ball of an over and takes other two wickets in the first two balls of the next over then it is considered as Hat-trick. But what if a bowler takes last two ...
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Rules for hat-trick while bowling

I define a hat-trick as "three successes of the same kind". If a bowler bowls a wide ball/dead ball in between consecutive wickets ie, W W Wd W Will it be a hat-trick wicket? What about the ...
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Ovechkin's +/- in his recent hat trick game

Alex Ovechkin had 3 goals and 1 assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. The Devils only scored 1 goal so I'd assume his minimum +/-, assuming he was on the ice when the Devils scored, ...
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What should I consider when buying a table tennis racquet?

I have an old paddle from my college days from over 10 years ago. It's starting to show some wear and tear most noticeably on the rubber (scratches, scuffs, etc.) due to poor maintenance and storage ...
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Stumping from fast bowling?

Is it possible to dismiss a batsman by stumping off a fast bowler with the wicket keeper not standing up to the stumps? To be more specific, for stumping a batsman, is it mandatory to keep the ball ...
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What is the largest deficit overcome in a 6 nations match?

Team A is losing by X points. At the end of the game, either they draw or Team A wins. Which is the largest X?
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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 is the rule for wide ball during reverse hit or switch hit?

It is permitted for a batsman to reverse or switch his bat from right to left or vice versa for getting runs. If they missed the ball means, what is the rule there regarding wide? To be more clear, ...
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Cricket ground specifications

Is it necessary that an International cricket ground should has the boundary line in circle shape?Is it allowed by ICC to make it a square or ellipse or any other? What is the minimum and maximum area ...
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What are the roles of vice captain?

Does the Vice captain of a team have any influence in selecting the playing 11 or other activities in international cricket? Or simply, He can give some opinions about all the things in the ...
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Effective way to learn spin in table tennis

I am 25 and I started playing table tennis 6 months ago. Since then I've played almost every weekday for at least 20 minutes. Currently I can play the standard shots. But I am not winning matches ...
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Trial ball in international matches

Is there any chance of bowling a trial ball before the start of the innings in international cricket history like street cricket or local cricket matches? Answer if yes: When did they stop this ...
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Is this a run out?

If a batsman hits the ball inside the ground and begins running between the wickets and now the ball is thrown back to the Fielder/Bowler/WK(FBWK) If the FBWK catches the ball in one hand and hits ...
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Legal way to perform a second forward pass?

A receiver catches a forward pass, lands deliberately just on one foot and then throws the football forward with so-called "throwing motion". According to the rules: A Pass is the movement of the ...
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Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room?

Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room? Is there any logic behind it? Or this is just a rule?
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What are the core skills for youth soccer

What are the core or basic skills that youth soccer players should focus on during practice? I am new to coaching a youth (8 year old) recreational soccer league in the Midwest, USA. I have already ...
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Why does Northern Ontario get their own entry in curling events such as the Brier?

Was watching a few old highlights of the Brief from the 50's today, and found that Northern Ontario always had their own entry, even then. Is there a reason why even thought it's not it's own province,...
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Any tips for sealing swimming goggles.masks and keeping water out?

I am having major problem with my goggles. I have 6 pairs of competitive and training grade goggles. If I use the tight low profile goggles when I swim (one hour everyday) I feel pressure above my ...
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How to transport airsoft gun(s) internationally?

With the increased security on international (and internal) flights in the last few decades, what is the best way to transport airsoft rifles and pistols between countries? There are several large ...
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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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What factors could have contributed to the fall of the Oakland Raiders?

The Raiders of the 70's claimed the best winning percentage of any team in all of professional sports. However, although they played in the Super Bowl in 2002, the Raiders followed that with seven ...
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What bare minimum kit do I need to become an airsoft skirmisher?

If I wanted to get into airsoft as a player new to the sport, what would be the bare minimum kit I'd need to purchase before going to a game as a walk-on player that would ensure my weapon and I are ...
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How are the locations of the Olympics determined?

In 2014, the Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia. In 2016, the Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. There are candidate cities that submit bids to host the Olympics. In ...
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How is the location of the Super Bowl determined?

How is the location of the Super Bowl determined? What criteria must a prospective stadium/region meet in order to adequately host the Super Bowl? NOTE: Historically, Super Bowls that take place in "...
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Do folding cross country skis exist?

Do folding (or telescoping) cross-country skis exist and if so are they useable?
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If I want to use 0.3g BBs in my AEG, do I need to upgrade my gearbox?

As I understand it, upgrades to the gearbox usually give no real benefit to the range or accuracy, but might be required if there's too much strain on the lower-end stock gearbox (e.g. because of ...
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If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will 4 runs be added or not?

If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will four runs be added or not? Is there any rule about this?
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Becoming a pro cyclist late

I've been racing for two seasons now - road, cyclocross and some mtb. I've had some wins and this is how I'd like to make a living, specifically road racing or cyclocross. But I just turned 22 and ...
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Win-Place-Show in Horse Racing

Horse racing (such as the Kentucky Derby) results usually contains the terms Win, Place, and Show, with the horse associated with each term. What is win, place, and show, and what significance does ...
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Volleyball terminology for attacks styles or positions of the court [closed]

What are some terms used when playing volleyball? For example, as a Portuguese speaker, I would like to know how some attacks styles or positions of the court. The one you are talking about that the ...
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How does the 10th frame count towards a 'closed' game in bowling

At my club we were discussing what a 'closed' game is. A closed game is when you hae no open frames. The thing we couldn't agree on was the 10th frame. Lets assume we have 9 strikes. What if I throw ...
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Is sport betting legal in Europe or America?

I tried to google, but could not get a clear picture. It is illegal in India to Bet on sports like cricket and football. Is it true that betting is not prohibited in USA or the European countries? I ...
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What are the rules governing passing in american football? [closed]

Last night after having seen the Super Bowl I ended up watching Top Ten Trick Plays in NFL on youtube. Some of the tricks that are mentioned in there made it clear that I was not fully informed on the ...
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Set bindings back when riding in powder

I am riding a burton joystick 2011. Co2 bindings. How far should bindings be set back when riding in powder? Please note that the board has the burton channel.
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Why the change of the scrum verbal directions to “Crouch-Touch-Set”?

Since I've watched Rugby in the late 90's, the referee's verbal directions for the scrum have been either: Crouch-Pause-Engage or for the last several years: Crouch-Touch-Pause-Engage I was ...
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How much rotation is done on the ice / in the air on single rotation jumps in figure skating?

I'm currently learning the loop jump and get conflicting messages on how much of the rotation should occur on the ice before continuing the rotation in the air. I have heard that the rotation should ...
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In ice hockey, how is plus/minus calculated?

In ice hockey, how is plus/minus calculated when it comes to individual player's stats. Also, on a broader scale, what does plus/minus mean exactly? Unsure if I'm being redundant here.
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The NBA's New Flopping Rule — Any Official Records? [closed]

Most NBA fans are aware of the new flopping rule that was imposed this season. You can find details about it here. The basic idea is that whenever the NBA determines that a player has flopped, he gets ...
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Los Angeles Lakers info? [closed]

When did the Lakers come into existence? When did they win their first championship? When did they become the Lakers?
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Cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground

I'm looking for a set of cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground or some other way to use the traditional set of cricket stumps on a hard surface such as a tennis court. Anybody ...
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Who gets Super Bowl rings?

When a team wins the Super Bowl, there are a lot of players and organizational members that helped in the process. For each team playing this year, there are multiple players on injured reserve that ...
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Teaching adult beginners to bowl?

In my indoor cricket team, there are a couple of players who are new to cricket not having played as a child or teenager. They are reasonable athletes and have picked up fielding and batting quickly (...
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Factors behind a player's transfer amount

The Transfer Window is ending for the English Premier League on the 31st of January and on the 2nd of February for the Spanish, Italian, German and French leagues. There is frantic activity by some ...
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Did any tennis tournaments retain Rebound Ace after the Australian Open switched to Plexicushion?

From 1988 to 2007, the Australian Open used Rebound Ace surfaces. In mid-2007, the tournament organisers decided that from 2008, the tournament would instead be played on Plexicushion surfaces. From ...
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Salary Cap and Bird's Rights

Let's say a team that is over the luxury tax trades away a player for whom they had Bird's Rights. They receive a player on a 1-year contract worth $7 million. This new player did not have Bird's ...
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How do you make 100 free throws in a row?

One day during shooting I thought about how many consecutive free throws I could make. It ended in a bet (mainly with myself) that I could do 100 in a row by the end of the season. Working on that ...

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