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According to what, MLB teams advance from regular to playoff

There are 15 teams in each league in MLB regular season games, and 7 teams in each league in post season games. According to what, MLB teams advance from regular to playoff? The number of wins? what ...
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Which game is using the term “Butterfly Stroke”? [closed]

What game is using the term "Butterfly Stroke"?
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MLB The Show Players League [closed]

Some clip in a MLB The Show Players League video looks like some kind of video games. The guy pointed out by the red arrow seems to be manipulating a playstation controller. Is "MLB The Show Players ...
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What does “MLB 2020 season simulation” mean?

MLB was supposed to launch the 2020 regular season on March 26 and was postponed due to COVID-19. A post says MLB 2020 season simulation: Bryant, Wainwright suspended for scuffle; Bellinger gets ...
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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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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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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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What is the significance of the Olympic logo?

I'm curious about the history and meaning of the five ring Olympic logo. When was this logo designed, and does it have any symbolic meaning?
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Is is feasible to walk/run an average of 90,000 steps a day?

I use the Samsung S-Health app which has a global step challenge with a public leaderboard. To complete the challenge, you need to walk 200,000 steps in the month. Looking over the leaderboard though,...
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How do the leading makes of red cricket ball vary in performance?

Cricket balls are manufactured to conform to the specification laid down in Law 5 of the Laws of Cricket. However, there are several different manufacturers of cricket ball, and normally the host ...
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Why do Setters jump before setting the volleyball?

Every time when the Setter is just about to set the ball he jumps and then sets the ball. What is the rationale behind jumping?
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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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What does “TON” indicate on cricket bat?

I have seen "TON" written on lots of cricket bats like these*: (click to zoom) What does it actually indicate? Is it a brand name? Or a symbol of approved bat by ICC? Or it indicates that a ...
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Touching ball scenario in 8-ball

In the game of 8-ball: suppose my opponent plays his/her shot without a foul, and the cue ball ends in a touching-ball situation (that is, the white ball stops right next to a ball, declared to be ...
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Why don't pro squash players wear protective goggles?

So I was watching some youtube clips of top squash players playing and I noticed that none of them wear goggles. Why is this? You'd think at that level, where it's so competitive and they're hitting ...
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NFL players with multiple punt return touchdowns in a game

Nyheim hines of the Indianapolis Colts returned 2 punts for touchdowns in the week 16 game of the 2019-20 season against the Carolina Panthers. How many players have returned multiple punts for ...
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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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Why would hitting the ball with the leading edge generate more spin?

I have often heard it said that when brushing the ball, you should hit the ball with the leading edge of the bat for maximum spin. To make this clearer, lets assume we are doing a heavy backspin serve ...
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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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Table Tennis Doubles Rules [duplicate]

I've heard of people playing court rules where the two players on the same side in doubles play sides rather than alternate shots. Is this legal and if so what are the rules please.
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What are the pass interference rules on a quarterback throwing a pass to self?

This may be a bit unanswerable but seeing if the community can come up with any historical conversations or rules. We have a quarterback boot we put into the playbook. The wide receivers are trips ...
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Who pays for the travel for Heisman trophy nominees?

When a player is nominated to receive the Heisman Trophy, he and sometimes his family appears at the trophy presentation. Who pays for this travel?
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Can I take part in the Olympic Games decathlon by default?

I'm 17 and I do the decathlon in high school. My country has a terrible sports history and doesn't have a record for half of the athletics events. Their record for decathlon was set in 1979 and is ...
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Why are Formula 1 tracks usually oriented clockwise?

In other sports, for example track and field athletics, the track is always oriented counter-clockwise. Why aren't Formula 1 tracks oriented similarly? (Maybe it's just me, but I find it much more ...
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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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Strike rotation during a sixer in cricket

Whenever a batsman makes a six, can he rotate the strike ? Will he get the six runs and also the strike rotated ?
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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 caught it ...
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Lowest score that has never scored by a batsman in an innings?

What is the lowest score that has never been scored by a batsman in an innings? For instance, there is no player who has ever scored an 82 in T20Is. Is there a further lower score that has never been ...
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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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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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What does “dividend” mean in the context of betting?

For example: Tote - The organisation appointed to receive bets and supply dividends in proportion to the amount of the investment. A body in the UK set up to operate pool-betting on all racecourses....
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Why do German football clubs have a number in their name?

I am not referring the year of creation, which it seems German are very proud of (FC Schalke 04, Hannover 96). Why do some 1.Bundesliga or 2.Bundesliga teams have the number one and a dot: 1. Here ...
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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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Which segmentations are there for sports?

As far as I know, people playing different sports can be separated by age, sex, and sometimes weight. Are there any other segmentations/categories in any sport?
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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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What happens after the penalty if a player is snookered behind a free ball?

What happens after the penalty is applied when a player is snookered behind a free ball? This question pertains to the rule when a free ball has been nominated, but the player not only fails to sink ...
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3-number score?

I'm reading some novels by Hugh de Selincourt about village cricket in England. The scores are given as three numbers (e.g. 37—3—13). The first two seem to be runs so far (37) and wickets lost (3). ...
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Why do women walk around wearing bikinis in UFC conferences and during fights?

During face-offs, conferences and during fights in UFC (and sometimes even in wrestling or boxing matches), it's often noticed that women walk around wearing bikinis around the octagon. Why is this ...
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Can you choose to play a fault serve in racquetball?

Scenario: My opponent serves the ball short, but I'm in a good position to return it. Does a fault serve automatically end the rally? Or can I choose to return the serve and continue the rally?
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Fight in which Mike Tyson knocked out opponent with first punch?

I remember once seeing a clip in which a young Mike Tyson knocked out his opponent with the very first punch of the fight (or round). It was an unusual knockout because he hit him in the top of the ...
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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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Age restriction [closed]

How does the age restriction rule applies in football, is there any regulation by FIFA or CAF. If a player is registered while under age, will that player still be eligible to play under that age ...
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Has any basketball player dived over the edge?

Watching the 2016 NCAA Men's Championship for March Madness. They are playing at the NRG Stadium in Houston. This is a frequent site for the tournament. This court is raised, so that each sideline ...
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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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What is a hit called, that is not a home run, but still allows the batter to make it around the bases?

I know about singles, doubles and triples, depending on where the batter ends up, while the ball is in the out field, but what if the batter has enough time to make it all the way around? Is it still ...
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Is there an official list of abbreviations for ballroom dances?

When looking around for notes on ballroom dancing you will stumble across many abbreviations, many of them are very clear. But the dances itself (referring to the usual ten ballroom dances in a ...
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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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Attacking the raider?

(Newbie in kabaddi) In kabaddi, the raiders job is touch the opponent and comeback. But how does the referee decided who touched whom (if A touches B, it can equivalently be interpreted as B touches ...
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Optimal elimination and scoring system for three-team tournament?

We are planning a casual "sports" event with my friends for the summer. These sports events include a series of beer pong and molkky (a Finnish throwing game) matches throughout two evenings. There ...

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