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Can a player in a lawn tennis match request that the umpire be changed?

If, during a lawn tennis match, one or both players request the match commissioner or the tournament organisers to substitute the umpire of the match, can the request be granted for any reasons at all?...
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How many times a tennis player became world number one ranking without ever winning a grand slam?

Tennis world number ones are usually grand slam champions, Roger Federer, Serina Williams, and Andy Murray are a few examples. But it's possible for a player to become the top seed collecting points ...
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How windy does it have to be to cancel a cricket game? [closed]

How windy does it have to be to cancel a cricket game? What sort of wind speeds would make it impractical to play in?
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Out of the list of common materials, are composite ice hockey sticks customarily able to mix and match materials as desired?

Common/customary materials for ice hockey sticks seem to include: Wood Fiberglass Aluminum Carbon Fiber Kevlar While a lot of sites seem to kind of place sticks in two general categories, wood and ...
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Which of these situations are a catch?

Will the batsman be dismissed as caught is each of the below scenario: If the ball hits the arm pad of the batsman and is caught by the fielder. If the ball hits the leg pad first, then hits the bat ...
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Oddsmakers, Betmakers and Sportsbooks: Who does what?

Brand new to sports betting here, and am wondering if there is a technical difference between: The oddsmaker; and The betmaker; and The sportsbook These terms seem interchangeable on some sites/...
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Free ball off a foul at the break

On the break, all red balls are missed and the cue ball rolls back to the baulk area. Is it a free ball, since all reds are in the original start position and you cannot see both sides of any red?
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Does spinning from a different side from your jumps affects your skating?

As the title say I'm spinning from a different directions than when I jump, it's way more natural and easy to spin to the right while landing on my right foot. I had two separate advices from two ...
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Has the NBA introduced any advantage for the home teams playing in the bubble playoffs?

The 2019-20 NBA season was restarted in a bubble in Orlando in July after it was shutdown due to COVID-19 in March. After the teams invited back played a few games, the playoffs started with the usual ...
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What teams have won the Champions League undefeated?

With the Champions League finals coming this weekend, I was wondering if any team has ever won the Champions League or the European Cup without ever losing a game in both the Qualification rounds and ...
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Why do NBA stars keep playing in playoff blowouts?

The 2017 - 2018 NBA conference finals have had several blowouts where by the start of the 4th quarter one team is clearly going to win, yet stars are playing many of these garbage minutes. For example,...
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Why do the players in this video appear to be trying not to get a touchdown?

There's a clickbaitily-titled "Smartest '1000 IQ Plays' in Sports History" video on YouTube. The second and fourth clips in the video both have American football players apparently trying ...
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The difference between top goalscorer and golden boot winner

My bookmaker has prices for the golden boot winner and the top tournament goal scorer in the World Cup. What is the difference between the two awards?
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Goalie drills for beginning goalies

I am just starting as a goalie in street hockey. Are there any good drills to do? I need to work on my hand eye coordination and reflexes mainly. I am good on butterfly saves, I just need help on ...
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How many times in the NBA history was the Coach of the year fired?

The Toronto Raptors fired their head coach Dwane Casey on 11 May 2018 after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round playoffs of 2017-2018 season. This happened only days after Dwane ...
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Last tennis players to win Grand Slam on home soil

Who are the last male and female singles' tennis players to win a grand slam on home soil? In other words, which male and female Australian, French, British and American athletes most recently won ...
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Is it possible for an NFL team to go 20-0?

Is it possible for three NFL teams in different divisions in the same conference to all go 16-0 during the regular season? I'm not sure if this is possible with all the scheduling rules that they ...
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What do NBA owners Do?

For example, what role does Mark Cuban have as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks? Is it the same across all sports?
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In what game did Luis Suárez (seemingly) try to bite his own teammate?

Here's a short clip showing Suárez apparently trying to bite his own Liverpool teammate, who was celebrating after a goal. When did this happen? Do we know any additional context that would explain ...
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Why does the Australian soccer team compete in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup?

Today, the Australian soccer team plays a match against Saudi-Arabia in the qualification rounds for the World Cup. Qualifications for the World Cup are usually organized per continent; e.g. Europe (...
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What is the importance of the game scoresheet?

In sports games, what is the main importance of the scoresheet? As in the image below?
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What is the lowest possible winning score in snooker?

What is the lowest possible winning score in snooker assuming that... The loser does not concede the frame No fouls are made No more than one ball is pocketed on any given shot
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Is there a tennis statistic about set-winners depending on who serves first?

I have a feeling that serving first in a set is an advantage. Is there a statistic like "X % of the sets were won by the player who served first"?
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Which player has won the most prize money in professional golf?

I am asking about the combined pool of prize money accumulated over a career. Which player has won the most in professional golf?
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What is the “Magic Spray”?

In football, you often see a player gets injured. Then the physio comes and they use a spray often called as "magic spray". Does anyone have any idea what it is? Looking for the actual details.
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What is a healthy scratch?

NHL announcers constantly mention it, and I've seen some news articles online referring to players who used to be / are a healthy scratch. What is a healthy scratch? I didn't find anything on Google'...
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How can I recreate this snooker shot where the ball stops instantly after striking a cushion?

In this match between Willie Thorne and Jimmy White, Jimmy pots the pink ball (at 0:41) and the cue ball stops extremely suddenly in perfect position to finish on the black. Whilst playing pool I ...
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Which of these situations is a new shift?

In the NHL, when tracking the relevant statistics (ice time, number of shifts, time per shift, etc) for player a on team A, while team A is playing team B, does a shift officially end in the following ...
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Has a point guard ever averaged 1 block a game?

I know that there have been a few shooting guards to average over a block a game, but I wanted to know if there has been a point guard to average a block a game while playing 70 games minimum.
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In table tennis, ITTF rules, what constitutes moving the playing surface (table)?

You lose a point if you move the table. but what does "moves" constitute? Is it rolling/moving leg? or as small as a vibration. 2.10.1.9 if an opponent, or anything an opponent wears or carries, ...
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Footballers with most free kicks scored

Who are the footballers with most free kicks scored? We all remember Juninho Pernambucano, but who else?
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Game losing goal

In the NHL, or generally in ice hockey and similar sports, there is a statistic of GWG - game winning goals. A goal is a GWG if it is enough for a team to score only until this goal with no more goals ...
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NFL fields missing team logo

NFL teams usually have their team logo painted in the middle of their home field on the 50 yard line. I've noticed that some stadiums are missing the logo and instead have the NFL logo printed at the ...
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What does waived/injured mean in the NFL?

I'm relatively new to the NFL and while I understand the concept of waiving players and the waiver wire, I've seen the term "waived/injured" and was wondering what is different about that process as ...
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How many people play water polo around the world?

I found the FIFA Big Count about soccer/football, but no similar number for water polo by FINA or any other source. What is a reasonable guesstimate? (If it improves the question, I can be more ...
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How to handle a short ball which has dropped below the level of the net

If I am a bit late to a short ball which has dropped below the level of the net I tend to hit up fairly crudely and the ball will land somewhere in no mans land which can be easily attacked by an ...
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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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How can I wire a crane stock battery to a PEQ box?

A while ago, I got a crane stock battery for the G&G GR15. Of course, as things happen, I ended up getting a different gun (the ICS CXP-UK1). Since the CXP is wired to the front, is there a PEQ ...
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What decides where you are in the pitlane, and is there an advantage that could be got depending on where you are in the pit lane?

In F1, the teams currently seem to be stacked where Mercedes/ferrari are early in the pitlane, and Williams is at the end. How is the order of teams decided for the pitlane, and is a position ...
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Why have “less than 250 feet” in rule 5.05(a)(5) if rule 2.01 renders its chance of occurrence to zero?

While reading Rule 5.05, I came across the following in (a)(5): A fair ball passes over a fence or into the stands at a distance from home base of 250 feet or more. Such hit entitles the batter ...
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What have been the NFL scoring rules changes?

I'm looking for a list of all scoring and scoring-related rules changes in the NFL; while the NFL goes back to 1920s but I'll be satisfied with just a list of rules changes going back to 1970, when ...
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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 is the ball hitting any part of the arm now a handball?

During the past season or so I've noticed in most cases when the ball touches any part of a player's arm handball is given. Either the handball rule has changed or the introduction of VAR in top tier ...
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What differences are there between the XFL rules of today and the rules of XFL past?

As the title states - I know XFL was a league in the past, with rule differences between them and the NFL. I see the list of XFL/NFL rule differences of the current XFL league exist here, but I'm ...
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Maximum match point saved in a tennis match?

What is the record of saved match points in a ATP/WTA tennis match? And what about limited at grand slam matches? I mean that player who saved match points finally wins the game
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How do I memorize hand signals faster being called out as a play during football?

I’m in high school football, currently playing as a wide receiver and corner. I was wondering what is an easy way to memorize plays. I have such a hard time doing this when the coaches end up calling ...
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Why Great Britain or England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland in different sport?

Why is it that, in different sports, athletes represent different "countries"? In football, curling, rugby (both union and league), and other sports, there are England, Scotland, Wales, and ...
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Non-USA superstars in the NBA seem to be much taller on average than superstars from the USA: What exactly is the reason?

LeBron James suggested that he would like to participate in a USA vs non-USA all-star match, during the 2020 all-star draft. While forming hypothetical teams for such a match I quickly started finding ...
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Has the Stanley Cup playoffs games ever been held on neutral ice?

The NHL resumed the 2019-20 season post COVID shutdowns in Edmonton and Toronto as hosts to the western and eastern conferences respectively. With the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs both ...

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