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Can a batsmen ask umpire to check whether the fielder touches the rope

Can a batsman ask the umpire to check whether the fielder touches the rope?
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Was Larry Bird the first basketball player to wipe his sneakers during games?

Players wiping their sneakers during deadball periods is ubiquitous now. I remember hearing somewhere that Larry Bird started doing it, but not for any particular reason. Is he the first to make ...
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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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Substances in WADA's monitoring program high risk?

Caffeine was earlier prohibited but now in the monitoring program. As of 2016, the list contains "Bupropion, caffeine, nicotine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pipradol and synephrine: These ...
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Are horses that compete in horse racing happy?

The title says it nearly all. I know that when coming to top competition level most sports require a lot of sacrifices for an athlete and he can or cannot be happy with his results, his pay, his life ...
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Question about basketball traveling

I have a question about the play at 6:46 when Pippen seems to do a little pass to himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_tz29TWNdM Here does it again here at 3:23, https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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How do you deal with skewed frequency in Hexagonal Shot Plots for NBA Players

So I've stumbled upon Kirk Goldsberry's shot plots and I find them very intriguing. Here's an example . I find these charts fascinating, so I decided to learn how to make these charts myself, except ...
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Final game between loser and winner when there is a race to two in winners' bracket and one and done in losers' bracket

In a double elimination tournament (billiards) the winners bracket is a race to two. The losers bracket is winner moves on. How is the last game (the final) played for the undefeated winner and the ...
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Can we find out how many out-of-competition doping tests an athlete has missed for a specific year online?

I'm talking about the WADA doping test discussed here. If an athlete has missed one or two tests within a year, can we know that from public sources? Is it annouced anywhere?
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Why powerlifters commonly neglect benchpress bridge?

I observed records of various powerlifting competitions and I was supprised by the number of competitiors who are not utilizing a proper brdige during the benchpress. A strong example is the 83kg ...
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Scheduling HS Brackets with Spring Break conflicts

I'm looking at a non-professional multi-school tournament starting soon with a major issue, that being Spring Break. Many of the schools don't have the same Spring break, and some of the schools will ...
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What's the use of computers when scoring UFC fights?

I read on https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/02/ufc-247-joe-rogan-rips-judging-andre-ewell-vs-jonathan-martinez-decision/amp: A fun fight was soured by its outcome. After Martinez (11-3 MMA, 2-2 ...
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What is the plane of the net in volleyball?

If a volleyball hits the top tape of the net but no part is over the net, is that considered crossing the plane?
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Why do boxers/fighters oftentimes spin around each other in the ring?

Boxing, MMA, wrestling, etc. - in many different types of 1v1 matches, many fighters will sort of 'orbit' around each other throughout the match regardless of fighting type. Why do fighters do this? ...
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Super Bowl home field advantage - home team vs away?

My understanding is that the AFC and NFC alternate nominal home and away team status in the Super Bowl. In the theoretical case where a team makes it to the Super Bowl in the same year that their ...
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First official sport with timer stopage

What was the first ever team sport to stop the timer during a match and only count actual game time? (for example the NBA or the NFL)
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Why is Billy Morgan's quadruple cork an 1800?

Billy Morgan is credited with the "world's first quadruple cork 1800". Why is this an 1800 though? I seem to only count 4 rotations (*360 = 1440)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MFNYVPESzA
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Why do basketball players wear hoodies/long-sleeves on the sidelines?

Regardless of whether or not the player has already been on the court or started on the bench, many NBA basketball players will wear a long-sleeve shirt or a hoodie while sitting on the bench. ...
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Exceptions to the 15 player rule

Are there roster size exceptions to the 15 player rule in the NBA? This was something that has come up when looking at a few rosters this year. Lakers and Nets have 1 player disabled (Demarcus Cousins ...
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How much arm is one allowed to use when boxing out in basketball? Are they different offense/defense?

I'm 6"4' 250 lbs and while that's certainly not "big/tall" for NBA, I'm usually the tallest/heaviest (or at the very least, amongst one of the) when playing with people in my community. Oftentimes, I ...
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Can a batter be given out caught off second hit in cricket

Say a batter initially strikes the ball, it lands near his or her feet, bounces and heads towards the stumps. The batter is lawfully allowed to hit the ball again in this case to protect the stumps. ...
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No ball for being too high, but the ball is played by the batsman

A ball above head height of an upright standing striker is by definition unfair. But if a batsman hits that ball, is it still a no ball, and is the bowler warned for a dangerous delivery?
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How much did soccer players run during a match back in the 60's in top level competitions?

I was watching a Youtube video by a sports journalist who is known as the journalist who manages the most amount of soccer statistics in the spanish speaking world. I myself have written some ...
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Which football team has spent the most money buying players over the last decade?

Which football club in the world has spent the most amount of money over the past 10 years?
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Most number of successful onside kicks in an NFL game

During the week 13 thanksgiving game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, the Falcons recovered 2 successful onside kicks late in the 4th quarter. With the new rules that came into ...
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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 cleaning agent is safe to use for ping pong paddles?

I just got a new ping pong paddle, and I want to be able to clean the rubbers without damaging them or affecting their tackiness. On Amazon I see lots of expensive little spray bottles for cleaning ...
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Must a catch be taken cleanly to win a mark?

In the 2019 laws, a mark is referred to in Law 17: To claim a mark, a player must: Have at least one foot on or behind their own 22-metre line when catching the ball or when landing having ...
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Why is O'Sullivan always sitting on the left side?

In every snooker game I have watched O'Sullivan has always been sitting on the left side. Why? How is this decided in the first place?
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Has any NFL team ever gone an entire season without trailing by 7 or more points?

According to this article, the 2010 Green Bay Packers and 1962 Detroit Lions went the entire season without ever trailing in a game by more than 7 points. (Did any other teams accomplish that?) Has ...
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NCAA for consecutive games with blocked extra point returned for score

What is the NCAA record for consecutive games with a blocked extra point returned for a score?
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Tag runner at first base

I have a question on the first base runner ruling. Here's what happened : Batter hit the ball in play While running to the first he felt but managed to touch the bag with his hand. Doesn't ask for ...
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Which country win the cricket World Cup Finals having lowest ODI ranking when facing the final match?

Which country win the cricket World Cup Finals having lowest ODI ranking when facing the final match? I think the answer is Sri Lanka in 1996. I don't think Sri Lanka in at least within top 5 ODI ...
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Is this match in the 2019 Taça de Macau, the most goals scored by a losing team?

The losing team, Hang Sai, scored 18 goals in this match (deliberately of course). Is it the world record of most goals scored by a losing team? Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka_I_21%E2%80%...
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What is the record of a tennis consecutive games won?

Is there any official statistics that show who has won many consecutive games in a particular court? I can only find those relative to winning streak of sets.
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Why do some high level wrestlers not use their wrestling to 100% in mma?

I have seen fights with Henry Cejudo and Yoel Romero and these guys are former Olympic wrestlers but for some weird reason most of their "game" is pure standup, why don't they use wrestling to 100% ...
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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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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 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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Which watches are given as gifts to ice hockey players in the world cup?

During the ice hockey world championship, the best player of each team receives a gift - it seems like it is a watch. I am curious - what kind of watch is it (brand / model)? Since one of sponsors is ...
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What NHL shift has scored the most goals?

Frequently when a line scores a goal, they will stay out for the ensuing face-off. I tried to have Google tell me to no avail: What line in hockey has scored the most goals in the same shift (reg. ...
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Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?

Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?
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How to bowl a “Doosra” in the game of cricket?

I have seen finger spinners in the game of cricket spinning the ball both ways without changing their action. How is it done?
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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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When did the TOUR Championship stop finishing on a par-3?

The 18th hole of the TOUR championship used to be a par-3, but I found out that is no longer the case since it is now the 9th hole. When did this change take place and why?
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Has a golf hole ever gone an entire round in a full-field event without any score worse than par?

I noticed when watching the 2018 PGA Championship that the short par 3 3rd hole had 20 birdies and 25 pars so far during the day's play. And that got me to wondering... has a field ever gone perfect ...
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Size of basketball used by 7th/8th grade boys per state

I can't find a resource to answer this question. Looking for the size of the basketball used by boys in the 7th/8th grade by state. 28.5 Ohio 29.5 Kentucky West Virginia Indiana Michigan
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How are doubles tennis players matched?

I have a few questions regarding doubles players playing together on the mens', womens' and the mixed tournaments. How are the doubles tennis players partnered up? Is this totally based on players' ...
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How to throw with a “gorilla grip”

I am familiar with the so called Gorilla grip in dodgeball, but find it hard to throw hard and accurately from there, as opposed to a palm grip. What is the correct technique I should be using?
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How would a manager use a starter and reliever differently in an All-Star game?

In a "regular" game, a starter pitches "several" innings while a reliever pitches one or two. But in the All Star game, "all" pitchers pitch only one to two innings. So what has historically been the ...

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