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What is flicker ball in cricket?

Harbajan Singh has been described as bowling a variation called a "flicker". What is this variation, and how to bowl it? (I know it's different from the carrom ball or the flipper).
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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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Why is the start/finish line halfway down the grid?

In F1, it would be simple enough to have the Start/Finish line (the line where the lap is counted) be the line in front of pole position, but for a weird reason the line is down the grid, somewhere ...
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From how deep in the corner can a free kick be spotted?

Watching a match now, the forward was running toward the goal line, halfway toward the corner, protecting the ball, looking for a corner kick. He was obviously fouled by the defender, pushed into the ...
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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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F1 Styrian GP 2020 first lap incident

In the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix 2020, Leclerc collided with Vettel during the first lap. Why was Leclerc blamed for this collision in the press? It did not seem like it was intentional.
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In the history of Formula 1, when has the fastest qualifier not started the race on pole?

Lewis Hamilton has a 5 place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend, due to having to change his gearbox. Harsh, but that's the rule. He's been on pole for the first two races this ...
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Why is MLS having 9AM matches?

The Toronto FC and DC United were scheduled for a match at 9AM on July 12, 2020 during MLS is back tournament. The match was however postponed due to potential COVID-19 positive tests. What I find ...
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How long does advantage last in football?

I've seen the referee award advantage (and the announcer will indicate as much). I get the sense that advantage only lasts for the next couple of touches. I've seen possession get turned over and a ...
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How are marathon numbers decided (And why do they always seem to be in the thousands?)

Watching an old Olympic marathon and I'm wondering... How are the marathon athlete numbers decided? In other disciplines, usually the favorite has 1, then the runner up 2, etc. But in the Olympic ...
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Striker's bails off during delivery

What happens if the bails fall off at the striker's end during the delivery? I understand that the umpire should call and signal dead ball so the batsman cannot be out nor should he attempt runs ...
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Keepers saving with the other hand

It's a pretty common sight to see keepers save a shot that is outside the box or from a distance with their other hand ie. if the ball is heading towards the right hand side of the goal(from the ...
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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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When was the last 'clean' race?

When was the last 'clean' Formula 1 race? A 'clean' race is one in which all cars that made a time in qualifications ended the full race (they did not retire or receive a DNF or DNS).
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List of Safety Cars in Formula One Grand Prix

I couldn't find if there is a website or a place where there is a record of all numbers of safety cars/Virtual SC per formula one grand prix? Maybe also with the laps it was out?
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Does a smaller cage increase the chance of finishes?

I read on essentiallysports.com: A smaller cage will result in more fighter interaction. As a result, there will be a higher chance of finishes rather than decisions. Is that true that a smaller ...
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Why Cricket world cup played in 1999 (England) instead of 2000?

According to time period between two world cup there should be 4 years gap but last world cup played in 1996 (Asia), so why is that happen?
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What's the most number of players substituted at once in a soccer game?

On June 24th 2020, Ole Gunnar Solskjær the manager of Manchester United made a quintuple substitution against Sheffield United. Manchester were leading 3 - 0 in the second half, and with the game in ...
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Do un-earned runs affect win, loss for pitchers

Here is the scenario. A pitcher leaves the game after 7 innings with a 4-4 tie, but only 3 of the runs against were earned. The relief pitcher completes the game for a 6-4 win. Who gets the win?
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What is this skill move performed by Neymar called?

In the following video, Neymar does a double step-over from a dead stop by adding a touch, finishing with a body feint. What is this skill move called?
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

In ice hockey, teams that are losing will sometimes pull their goalkeeper late in the game and bring in an extra attacker to increase their chances of scoring and tying the game. Do teams ever pull ...
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Why do footballers (and coaches) cover their mouth when speaking to each other?

You can see this for instance when players discuss a free kick, or talk to the referee, or when talking to a colleague on the pitch. I understand the fear of being spied on by someone and ...
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NBA “and one” rule - an edge case

My question is very similar to this one, although it is a little different and may have a different answer. (Also, I think the answer to that question somewhat misses the point). Consider the ...
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How can one estimate distance covered while spot-swimming?

I’ve been finding it difficult to track my progress while swimming with a swimming cord. Is there a swim watch or tracker that can provide an estimate of the distance covered while training like this?
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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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Why was Sisco's 9th inning bunt vs the Minnesota Twins a bad play?

After a game on the 1st April 2018, the Minnesota Twins are making a big deal of the fact that Baltimore Orioles catcher bunted in the 9th inning to get on base when his team was down 7-0. I'm having ...
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Is carrying a player into touch a legal defense?

I recently saw this snippet of a two defenders carrying an opponent into touch as he was holding onto the ball. So I looked into tackle laws: REQUIREMENTS FOR A TACKLE (https://laws.worldrugby.org/...
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How is net run rate calculated if one team loses overs due to a penalty?

My question is based on cricket NRR calculation. Below is the scenario explained: Match start time 7:45am, date 13-08-2017, match overs 16 decided by organizer. Match between team A and team B Team A ...
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Official rule book of Formula 1

Is there any official rule book for racing in Formula 1 to determine who's at fault in a racing incident, who has the apex/exit etc? I'm aware there's one describing other things like pit stops, ...
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What are the sports facilities at the Orlando Disney World?

I've been both a little amazed and confused the past couple of weeks as the NBA and MLS plan to resume play in Orlando after COVID-19 related shutdowns halted the leagues' seasons. Both leagues are to ...
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All-winners semifinals in tennis

At the 2018 US Open, the semifinals had three previous winners on the men's side. Has it ever happened in a major tournament that all four places were held by previous winners? If not, has it ...
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Basketball post up - offensive fouls question

I'm watching some of the videos here: https://videorulebook.nba.com/rule/back-downs/ It seems to me that whenever a defender legitimately falls down (not a flop), while defending the post an offensive ...
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which batsman take strike if batsman hit the ball and catch, and 2nd runs is in process of completion [duplicate]

which batsman take strike if batsman hit the ball and catch and during that time both the batsman complete the first runs and also cross for second run? Now the new batsman take strike or the non ...
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CYMA M14 spring upgrade?

I’m looking to mod the cyma m14 aeg with a m150 spring, is this safe for the rifle, or will it break? Thank you
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Questions about fps for airsoft

I’m considering getting the matrix sr25 full metal that shoots 400-450 fps, what is a good minimum engagement distance for this? Me and my friend are playing together so we don’t have a set of rules ...
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Double Elimination Bracket Naming Convention

So I've been working on creating a tournament bracket, and have drawn up some diagrams for how it will be run. The tournament involves 16 players. The Winners bracket is currently labelled like so: (...
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What are the exact dimensions of Silverstone?

I'm trying to create a model of Silverstone and need the exact dimensions of the track. I need the lengths of everything and the angles and sizes of every corner. Does anybody know where this can be ...
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Difference in boxing between PTS and UD

What's the acutal difference? Isn't the UD Unanimous decision as "united" decision, where all the referees agree, who is the winner. What's then PTS meaning?
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Manager coaching third. Was that ever common?

I was watching an old baseball game on the MLB channel a few weeks ago. I think this game was played in 1952. The manager of one of the teams was also coaching 3rd base for his team. Would that have ...
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Basketball shooting practice appears to have little effect over time

While this question relates to basketball, it is more so a question of statistics and probability. I wondered if one could determine a basketball players career high shooting percentage from high ...
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Is the Wilson Supreme Cusion Design a basketball suitable for outdoor use?

I have an old Wilson Supreme basketball (see picture) and would like to know, if it is suitable to use outdoors.
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Basketball: will FG percentage revert to mean and continue trend at half time?

This is a stats questions. Imagine team A has a poor FG percentage at half time and team B has a good one, would you expect those rates to convert (mean reversion) or deviate further? Maybe there is ...
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what is trigger movement of a batsman in cricket?

What is trigger movement of a batsman?When a bowler is going to bowl a ball?
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What happens if a tennis player challenges a decision for his opponent

Typically tennis player can challenge a certain number of decisions. If they lose the challenge, they lose one of those “challenges”, but if they are right they don’t. So, they could possibly ...
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Climber or Points rankings leader not finishing Tour de France

Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?...
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Does a tennis player lose the point if their racket hits the opponent due to follow through over the net?

A tennis player hits the opponent with their racket due to follow through over the net when the opponent is very close to the net. Does he/she lose the point?
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Do in-swinging corner kicks generate more goals than out-swinging corner kicks?

When lofting a corner kick into the air, many teams prefer to put two types of spin on the ball: The ball curves towards the goal from the general direction of the midfield (an "in-swinging"...
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Why is the QB passing yards count for the distance the receiver runs after completing the pass?

A recent question made me think of this peculiarity (in my eyes at least) of american football. I get the logic behind crediting a TD to both the receiver and the QB. But the QB gets credited for ...
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Strikers who can defend as well

I have read that both Rio Ferdinand and Daniel van Buyten began their careers as strikers (I have even managed to train van Buyten to be a top striker in Football Manager). Their careers as strikers ...
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Is this a travel under Euroleague basketball rules?

In basketball's Euroleague, a player who is stationary receives the ball. A few seconds after receiving the ball he steps back and after both of his feet touch the ground he shoots. Is this a travel?

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