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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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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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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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Has a team ever lost on purpose to get better draft picks?

As much as I am into sports, I really have no knowledge about basketball, perhaps due to the low-profile of the sport in the UK. However, today I've been reading up a little on the subject and have a ...
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Football Player auctions [closed]

I was wondering the scenario where a player is playing for a club and is to be transferred (free/purchase) to another club. What is the procedure? For e.g., It is the player's wish to go to X Club ...
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Why can't MLB teams trade draft picks?

Why can't MLB teams trade draft picks like the NHL or NFL? It would make for much more interesting drafts, and teams could "stock up" on young talent, then burn picks for veterans to make a playoff ...
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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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Why do tennis players keep an extra ball in their pocket?

I have seen many times, while serving, when a tennis player gets a ball, he/she keeps one ball in their pocket or skirt and serves with the other ball. Why do they keep an extra ball in their pocket/...
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What are the reasons that cricket is not included in the Olympics? [closed]

I found online that it was last played in the 1900 Olympics. It hasn't been played since. What are the reasons that cricket is no longer included as an Olympic sport?
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Bowling: What is the difference between a 'ringing 10' and a 'solid 10'?

While I was watching bowling, after the first throw, only the 10 pin remained. The ESPN commentators sometimes called it a 'ringing' 10 pin and at times a 'solid' 10 pin. What is the difference ...
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What factors could be accounted for Liverpool FCs lack of success in EPL in the recent years?

It's been a while I have been wondering about why Liverpool's been lagging behind the other big clubs in the EPL. I went back and checked stats from the last 10 years. They have four top-3 finishes ...
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Why is Peter Siddle considered to be a Test match specialist? [closed]

Peter Siddle is currently considered to be the leader of the bowling attack in Test matches for Australia, however he is never considered for any limited overs cricket. Is this entirely due to the ...
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Is one Marathon per season more unhealthy than three Marathon per season?

Although it seems rather counter-intuitive to me, I have heard multiple times that running just a single Marathon per season is more unhealthy than 3-4 Marathons per season. The reasoning seems to be ...
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Forefoot landing at certain pace

I have run several with traditional heel landings. Then I started experimenting with a more forefoot strike. In the beginning I did it all wrong and my legs was on the edge of getting a bone membran ...
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Pace strategy for Marathons

Very short: what is the best pace strategy for a Marathon? A little longer: usually when I participate in a race (10 km, 15 km or HM), I tend to run the first part of the race at a pace that is 5-10 ...
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Websites/Apps that allow workout tracking [closed]

What websites and mobile apps are there that allow me to track my workout? For example, I recently found www.fitocracy.com. What other sites are there and how are they similar/different?
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What is the broadcast etiquette when a pitcher has a perfect game?

When a pitcher has a no-hitter or perfect game going there is a lot of superstition and etiquette surrounding what goes on in the field of play and in the dugout. The pitcher is expected to always sit ...
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Solo goalie drills

As a goalie who got most of his experience just playing in local leagues, I never have had much practice in solo goalie drills. In general when I goto play in my local practice/scrimmage league, our ...
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Why don't treadmills offer a manual setting of longer than 60 minutes? [closed]

I know I can set a treadmill at the quick start setting and just run. But, why can't I set a program or the manual setting (which calculates calories burned) to longer than 60 minutes?
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How to make running intervals more challenging as I improve?

I have access to a treadmill, and living in the Northeast during the winter time I generally prefer to run indoors from December through about March. I do occasional long runs, but the goal of my ...
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What are the differences between Karting shoes?

Looking for a Karting (racing) shoe for a 15 year old. Some have high-tops while others have a low profile. Some high-tops do not have a cut out above the heel. Would a cut out be beneficial or not? ...
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fitness benefits of different martial arts disciplines [closed]

What are the differences between different martial arts disciplines for various aspects of fitness (for example, flexibility, strength, endurance)?
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What is the on-field role of the captain?

After watching the John Terry "stripped of captaincy" episode in the England national football team, my question is what exactly does the captain do on the field? The team tactics are decided by the ...
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What is the role of the Captain on the (american) football field?

After reading this post about soccer or football (for europeans), What is the on-field role of the captain? i was curious about this issue in american football. What is the role of the football ...
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Why is drafting allowed on the bike in an Olympic triathlon and not otherwise?

The Olympic (or International) distance triathlon is 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Yet when run as the qualifier or at the Olympics, this is draft legal. Where as all tris of that distance I have ...
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Can I remold an packed out pair of boot liners?

I have a pair of snowboarding boots with a mold-able liner with about 4 seasons on them. They are high quality boots and the fit used to be amazing. My feet were totally happy at the end of the day, ...
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In college sports, does a redshirt have to sit a whole season?

More specifically to college football or even basketball, is a player who is redshirted allowed to play at all during their redshirt season?
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Can sports newspaper clippings carry similiar value as sports cards?

I know sports cards can carry much value or little value depending on many variables (the player, year, stats, condition of card, etc). But can sports clippings from newspaper carry value other than ...
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Hockey Players Introduced After a Game

At a NAHL game, I noticed as I was leaving that a few players, one by one, were being introduced back onto the ice after the game to have (what I describe as) a victory lap. I didn't pay attention to ...
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What is the purpose of drafting in nascar races?

Is there any strategy or reason to draft another car in NASCAR races?
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Are referees biased toward the home team?

Inspired by this question but hopefully different enough to warrant a different question. I often hear fans complaining that the "home team always gets the calls", which means that more fouls are ...
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What is the biggest sports stadium in the world?

Which sports stadium (meaning any building designed to host sporting events) in the world is the largest and who plays there? I guess I'm thinking the largest as in the amount of people it can hold ...
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Bunting the ball while stepping on the plate

If a batter successfully bunts a ball while stepping on the plate, is he out? What if the bunt is unsuccessful?
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Football Goal Records

What is the world record for: Most goals scored by one team in a game? Most combined goals in a game? Most goals scored by a team in a season?
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Who keeps the record of each international cricket match?

There are lot of websites (like ESPN or Yahoo) that mention the statistics and records of all the international / domestic cricket matches. But, is there any international reputed agency that keeps ...
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How does one become a professional sprinter?

I know becoming a professional sprinter is far from easy, but I would like to know how. What kind of clubs do you have to join or what kind of tournaments do you go to? What did somebody like Usain ...
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Formula 1: KERS and DRS

Over the past couple of seasons, overtaking in Formula 1 has moved from sheer car power and driver skill to also include technology like KERS and DRS. What exactly are these KERS and DRS? How does it ...
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Use of PED's by players who are not currently under contract or are recovering in the off-season

Does Major League Baseball restrict former MLB players who are not under contract from using legally perscribed PED's prior to coming back to play for a team? Are there restrictions on MLB players ...
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What are those blue stripes or patches on Balotelli's back?

I've seen a lot of players with those blue stripes or patches like Balotelli wore in the Italy - Germany Euro 2012 semi-final: What are those stripes / patches/ tapes?
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Why was Hasheem Thabeet reinstated after being ejected?

In the November 28 2012 game between the OKC Thunder and the Houston Rockets, Thunder forward Hasheem Thabeet was ejected from the game. Shortly thereafter he was reinstated and returned to the court ...
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Why Day and Night test matches were not played yet? [closed]

Test cricket matches are being played since 19th century. But, Why these test matches are not played under lights(ie, day and night matches). It will increase the audience for test cricket and also ...
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Drills to prevent standing up on the downswing

After a few years off, I'm getting an interest in golf again. My main problem, after getting a few basic pointers correcting my stance and backswing from a clubfitter I was working with to find the ...
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What did Luiz Adriano do wrong in scoring a 'cheat goal'?

The news report on this site describes how Luiz Adriano scored an unsportsmanlike goal... Adriano...rounded the Danish club's keeper to score after an uncontested drop-ball ...and will ...
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How could a trade take place after the trade deadline?

In August 2012, roughly several weeks after the trade deadline, the Red Sox and the Dodgers made a trade in which the Red Sox sent players, worth over $250 million in remaining salary, to the Dodgers. ...
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Does the List-A matches include One day internationals

I saw the profiles of Sachin, Ponting, Pietersen and some other international players. All that stats shows that no. of their List-A matches are greater than no of their Odis,this only raised me the ...
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What kind of shoes are suitable for a Novice/Sprint triathlon?

Next year in summer I want to take part in my first triathlon. The distances will be 400m-750m swimming / 20km cycling / 2-5km running. Are there shoes that work for cycling (with click system) and ...
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How many warnings will be given for a player?

We know that a batsman or a bowler will be given warning for some activities like running on the pitch, moving from the original fielding position before bowling, starts running before bowling,..etc. ...
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What percentage of football goals originate from corner kicks?

What are the odds that getting a corner kick result in a goal? Note, I am not asking the percentage of corner kicks that result in a goal. I am after stats from pro-level soccer, for example, the EPL....
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How is WAR defined as a baseball statistic?

WAR (wins above replacement) is a statistic that is often used to describe the value of a baseball player's performance in a given year. How is this statistic determined? What are the differences ...

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