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What is a 0 (zero) step?

I have been watching James Harden and his "creative" ways to take extra steps without being called for a travel. One concept that he uses is a "0 step." I'm having a hard time figuring out what a 0 ...
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Why are 7 non-compulsory tournaments included in Marin Cilic's ATP ranking?

I understand that only 18 tournaments (19 if qualified for ATP Finals) are considered for ATP rankings of which 4 grand slams and 8 masters (excluding Monte Carlo) are compulsory. If a player fulfills ...
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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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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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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 did penalty kick success rates suddenly drop from 2004 to 2005?

As featured in this answer, the penalty kick success rate in the Premier League was 92.3% in 2004, and consistently around 95% in the preceding seasons, but in 2005 it dropped to 77% and has stayed at ...
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How to beat 2 singles players playing doubles

What kind of strategy should you use if you are 2 doubles players playing against 2 singles players? Would lobs be a good option?
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What portion of tension reduction in a racket happens through play?

Basically, I'm curious whether a racket that's sitting idle will lose tension as quickly as one which is being regularly played with. The concrete sport in question is badminton, though I suspect ...
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One-handed backhand in tennis

What are the fundamentals of a one-handed backhand? What grip should I use? How should I position, and what should the technique be like during the stroke?
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Problems in elbow while hitting a forehand shot

I coach a player who, before the forward swing, is raising her elbow up. What drills or changes in technique could I use to correct this?
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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 aren't fighting highlights shown on sports segments?

When you watch ESPN or the local news's sports, they usually show highlights from games/matches of the day. If another network broadcasted the game, it usually shows the highlight and credits that ...
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Is hitting a foam ball against a wall in training detrimental to my tennis?

I have recently begun hitting a foam ball against the wall to improve my volleys, since I have been playing more doubles lately. I think the benefits are reduced noise and it is not so hard on my arm ...
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Where is the ball spotted on a quarterback slide

When a quarterback slides feet first, is the ball spotted at the feet or where the ball is held in the hands, which could be 2 or 3 feet behind the feet?
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When a QB slides, is it considered a dead ball?

I was watching the Niners-Lions game last week and saw something that has me a little confused. I was under the impression that when a quarterback slides in the NFL, the play is considered dead when ...
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Can a team sign an NFL player during the playoffs?

I was watching the Seahawks playoff game on 5 January 2019 and the kicker got injured. For instance, if the Seahawks won that game, could they sign a new player to replace the injured kicker or is the ...
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How is par score used in any variants of Stableford competition?

I have seen some golf scoring systems that show the players' score in relation to par during Stableford competitions. How is this calculated? The point of Stableford is to not worry about the number ...
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Tickets Euro 2020 [closed]

Can I buy tickets for my 17 year old sons who will be 18 in May? They will go alone without me, but now they cannot buy tickets by themself. So what should we do if my ID is going to be on the ticket?
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Cooperative sports throughout history

There exist competitive board games (e.g. Chess, Scrabble, Battleship) and cooperative board games (e.g. Pandemic, Hanabi). It appears to me as all popular sports are competitive in nature (...
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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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NFL the playoff race tie breakers regarding common games record

Based on the rankings explanation provided by CBS regarding the NFL playoff situation; CBS provides something regarding a common record: Seattle is ahead of Detroit based on common games record (4-...
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Is penalty success rate increasing over the time?

As time goes by, the knowledge of football increases. And we learn more and more ( at least on paper) about how to shoot penalty better. Do the insights actually help football players in taking ...
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Reaching Beyond the net [duplicate]

I'm 6'3 with long arms and a very good vertical. If I see the ball and the opponents are attempting to set the ball pretty high and slightly close to the net, can I hit that ball straight down?
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Runner and batter-runner both tagged at first base, is it a double-play?

During a forced play, batter hits a ground ball to the first base. The fielder at first base catches the ball then tags the runner while still on the base and then tags the base. Is this a double-play,...
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What does T mean in ATP rankings

On the atptour site, next to the player's ATP rank there is the letter T. What does it mean? https://www.atptour.com/en/players/rogerio-dutra-silva/sc73/rankings-history
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Rule for stopping / starting the clock when running out of bounds with the football in NFL & NCAA

What are the rules and are they the same in NCAA as in NFL when it comes to stopping and starting the game clock when a player runs out of bounds with the football. What I have found out is that ...
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Basketball - Blocking and Catching Shots

Let's assume an offensive player takes a shot on the basket. If a defensive player catches the shot in the air without goal tending, is that considered a block, a steal, or both in the statistics?
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Becoming a professional rock climber

I been looking online everywhere to see what level of climbing you have to be at to become a sponsored climber (sponsored enough to make it your profession). I know there are a lucky few that get ...
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Whose signature is this? [closed]

can anyone tell me whose signature this is and maybe the year they played?
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Who took the most wickets in 1 over in cricket?

Who took the most wickets in 1 over in cricket? I got to know that Muhammad Aamir is not the right answer; there is someone else who took more wickets than him.
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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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Doubles rules in table tennis

I curious about what the official rules are for playing doubles in table tennis. It seems like every time I play, someone has a different set of rules from what I've played before. For instance: Do ...
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Most 5 set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era?

What is the record for the most number of five-set matches at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era? Where does the 2019 US Open (27 five-set matches) rank in the all-time list?
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In cricket, when a bowler is around the wicket, why does the batter not simply adjust their stance to counter the angle?

I have always been confused by the way the batters react to the bowler coming around the wicket. It strikes me that by going around the wicket the bowler is effectively reducing the area of the ...
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The longest super tie break?

What is the longest super tie break (10 points final set) in tennis history in official ATP and WTA matches?
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What is tie-break for match in tennis?

In US-Open 2015 mixed doubles final I saw tie-break instead of the third set. What is that ? Is it applied only in mixed doubles? When this rule is applied in tennis? Is it applicable for all ...
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What is the best role for a low fitness player in futsal?

I used to play futsal; however, I got a little over-weight and lost my fitness recently. I love the game and in the same time do not want to be a weakness point for my team. What is the position (or ...
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How many seasons did Steve Young play?

Steve Young, in an interview, stated that he played 18 seasons of football. However, if you look at the Wikipedia page on him, it lists 17 seasons (15 in the NFL, 2 in the USFL), not 18. How can ...
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When did the NFL move the stanchion out of the end zone?

I was just watching a clip of Bart Starr's game-winning quarterback sneak in the Ice Bowl. One thing I noticed is that the goal post stanchion is inside the end zone, not behind the end zone as it is ...
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What strategy did the 2002 Oakland Athletics use to determine what pitchers to look for?

During the 2002 season when Oakland was using the famous "Moneyball" strategy, they largely looked to on-base-percentage when measuring player value, but this only seems to address how to look for ...
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How many times has an NHL player scored in every game of a playoff series?

With the Islanders' Jordan Eberle having accomplished this against the Penguins during the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs, how many players have ever gotten a goal (not just a point) in every ...
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Why do teams leave ~4 seconds for a field goal attempt

In the NFL, it is common for teams to leave about 4 seconds on the game clock before taking a timeout, or spiking the ball, when going for an end-of-half field goal attempt. Why do they do this? I ...
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Most common NFL quarteback last name at any time

As of Week 9 of the 2019-20 NFL season, there are 3 starting quarterbacks with the last name Allen: Josh Allen, the franchise quarterback of the Buffalo Bills Kyle Allen, who's been the startign ...
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Why NFL kickers wear different shoes on each foot?

I was watching some American Football, and I noticed that the kicker Blair Walsh wore a white shoe on his right (kicking) foot, and a black shoe on his left. Is there a reason for this? Does it ...
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Drafted NFL Player Never Signs, What Happens?

So in a case like that of Joey Bosa, what happens if a player gets drafted into the NFL, but never signs with the team that drafts him? How long does the team retain the rights to him?
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End of the game: does the referee have to wait for the end of an action to blow the final whistle or can they do it whenever they want?

I was watching today's World Cup game between France and Switzerland. At the end of the game the referee blew the final whistle while the French team was attacking and right after a French player ...
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When does 12-men on the defense stop play?

I'm a bit confused about the rule for 12 men on the field in American Football when it's called on the defense. It seems like sometimes this penalty stops play and the offense does not get a chance to ...

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