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What is a proper definition of “doubles rotation” in badminton?

I had a look at this site. It only explains how to do doubles rotation, not what they exactly are. I am unsure how I would describe "doubles rotation" to a badminton newbie in four-five sentences. So, ...
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Why are trophies awarded when the tournament gets cancelled?

On the day each NCAA basketball conference tournament was cancelled, (both for men and women), there was a small ceremony where one team won the trophy for their respective conference. I am assuming ...
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How many teams in football history won treble?

Treble in one season means winning the three main titles of the season: European Championship league League championship National cup title How many teams in the history of football won treble?
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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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Final game between loser and winner when there is a race to two in winners' bracket and one and done in losers' bracket

In a double elimination tournament (billiards) the winners bracket is a race to two. The losers bracket is winner moves on. How is the last game (the final) played for the undefeated winner and the ...
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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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In football, how should the referee deal with possible offside situations involving attacking/defending players off the field of play?

I personally think this is one of the most confusing aspects of the Laws of the Game. In particular, I'm referring to these two paragraphs (Law 11.4): (Defending players off the field of play) ...
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What happens if a shot rebounds off a defender to an attacker in an offside position?

I was watching a soccer game and saw a player on the attacking team take a shot at the goal. It was blocked by a defender and ricocheted towards another attacking player who was in an offside position....
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Question about the Definition of the “Gather”

so, in the NBA rulebook, it says: "The gather is defined as the point where the player gains enough control of the ball to hold it, change hands, pass, shoot, or the player cradles the ball against ...
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When can a goalkeeper take the ball into their hands?

A goalkeeper cannot handle the ball if a teammate passes ball to them. But can the goalkeeper take the ball into their hands if it is deflected from the leg? Also, can they take the ball in their ...
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Why are the practice sessions called “free” in Formula 1?

Free practice is a widely used term in motorsports, but I specifically wonder what "free" means in Formula 1. I've some choices without any reference. Is it related to drivers, car parts, number of ...
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What differentiates a check from interference?

...more specifically, when a puck carrier dumps it in the zone and chases, this regards when contact is made by the defenseman covering him. It seems to be a judgement call by the referee whether to ...
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Are consecutive let (net services) allowed in Table tennis?

Is a point awarded to my opponent if I serve two lets in a row? Or can I serve as many let serve as I want until one of my services is legal or illegal?
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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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How can F1 teams be competitive if they produce engines for each other?

There are several aspects I don't understand about teams who build engines for their competitors. Take for example Mercedes AMG who build engines for other teams like Sahara Force India, Williams ...
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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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Finding a sport composed of multiple other sports

I am 100% sure that it was in the past 2 Olympics but not the most recent in 2016. The sport was about running but there is a twist that a competitor has to complete other tasks like shooting, ...
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Reaching crease and then step out [duplicate]

Batsmen 1 hit the ball and take one run. So batsman 2 run, reached his crease but the step out to collect his bat that he have dropped. In this he gets stumped. Is he out ?
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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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Can we find out how many out-of-competition doping tests an athlete has missed for a specific year online?

I'm talking about the WADA doping test discussed here. If an athlete has missed one or two tests within a year, can we know that from public sources? Is it annouced anywhere?
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Is it ok to get a massage BEFORE a competition?

I recently went for a professional medical massage, and felt incredibly relaxed afterwards. He only did my torso and back, but the breathing feeling was so free I felt incredible. I sit all day in ...
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Waivers and loans in NHL

I have three related questions that concern NHL trading jargon. Waiver Wikipedia reports "Once an NHL player has played in a certain number of games or a set number of seasons has passed since the ...
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Can the second-to-last defender cause an offside by leaving the field of play?

I had a little conversation one of my football friends and we had this interesting situation come up during the conversation. As I understand the offside rule, the offending player should not be ...
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Why powerlifters commonly neglect benchpress bridge?

I observed records of various powerlifting competitions and I was supprised by the number of competitiors who are not utilizing a proper brdige during the benchpress. A strong example is the 83kg ...
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Is there a reason for “one set full out” strategy during deadlift for reps event in strongman competitions?

I have seen a few records of "deadlift for reps" event in various strongman competitions and it seems that they do all out first set quite often, no matter how much time left till time limit. This is ...
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Run out on last ball of a over in cricket match

If 'A' is playing on strike and 'B' is on non strike.its a 20 over match, and assume bowler balls always one side(bowler always balls from one side, there is no rotation on keeping and balling side ...
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Soccer offside by interfering with an opponent?

When a player in an offside position makes any move to allow a goal to be scored, after a deflection of an opponent, should the goal be allowed or not and why?
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Tennis: Ball In or Out? Hawkeye vs Frame-by-Frame Video

I was under the impression that line calling is done in the following way. Freeze time at the moment the base of the ball first touches the ground. Take a "bird's eye view" of the ball, ie ...
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Why are players not allowed to celebrate points won in kendo?

Out of curiosity, I was looking up the rules of kendo, and a very peculiar rule stood out to me. If a player celebrates in any way after winning a point, even with a subtle fist pump, the point can be ...
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2 Runs need of last ball, batsman is runout while taking second run. What is the result?

I am curious about this. Usually if batsmen have completed a run and run for another and run out in the process, they are awarded with the run they completed. Now, if 2 runs are required off the ...
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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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Is there a medical exam for Olympic games participants provided by an Olympic comitee?

As far as I understand, the sport clubs and/or countries has their medical tests for the competitors in international competitions like Olympic games. However these "regional" exams are not standard ...
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Diabetes and strongman athletes

I have read an interview with one of the top-level strongman competitor (I would rather not name him, cause I do not want to be toxic in any way to anyone). However, that athlete claims that he ...
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Why is getting three personal fouls in the first half of an NCAA basketball game a big deal [closed]

I know five personal fouls calls for an ejection, but I cannot find anywhere why three fouls before halftime is a big deal. Thank you for help
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When has a fan stepped in as the 4th official after a linesman got injured?

A local referee David Thornhill (Norwich City fan and qualified referee, who also featured in Saturday’s match day programme) stepped in as fourth official when assistant referee Mark Jones was forced ...
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How is the average batting average calculated?

Sorry if this is an easy question but I cannot find the answer anywhere. I'm wondering how the average of all batting averages in the MLB is calculated. Do you add up all the batting averages and ...
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When will a bowler's delivery be declared as a dead ball?

What is the term dead ball mean in Cricket? and When will be a bowler's delivery considered as a dead ball?
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What type of mathematics do you use in sports betting?

I'm new to betting and want to know what type of mathematics are used in sports betting. I found something with Google about systems for betting but it didn't help me a lot. I also tried to find ...
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Has a player ever obtained a 147 via two breaks?

Suppose John starts a break and gets red-black combinations to a reasonable score, then misses red. Paul takes his shot next but misses straight away, scoring nothing. John takes his next break and ...
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Are hockey players faster today than 30 to 50 years ago?

Looking at old films of the hockey greats like the great Gordie Howe or the strong and slick-skating Jean Beliveau, of blessed memory, I swear that these players don't seem as fast as today's ...
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Who scores in 0 outs, bases loaded, missed base at 2nd, on a deep foul fly in right field tag

0 outs, B4 hits deep fly to right catches but everyone is wheeling (and they drop relay ball is rolling around), R3 tags on third and scores, 2 misses third and scores, R1 behind him scores, BR ...
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In football, is it offside if an attacker passes backwards but it deflects forward of a defender?

An attacker passes the ball backwards but it hits a defender and deflects forward to another attacker coming from an an offside position. The attacker gains control, turns and shoots toward goal. Is ...
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Have any players ever won an NCAA basketball championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA basketball championship while playing for two different teams?
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How to prepare knockout fixtures? [closed]

Given the list of participants with seedings, how do I prepare the draw/fixtures? Is there a standard way of doing it or are there multiple variants?
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What is MVP award in IPL?

What is MVP award in IPL? How is it calculated? I see the list of award leaders from here. But I can't understand how is it calculated?
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Placing a bet by the athlete himself [closed]

Can a player place a bet on himself for winning a sports event? For example a tennis player places a bet on himself for winning a match or a Grand Slam tournament? Obviously he can't place bet on ...
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What is the most red cards issued by the referee in one game of soccer/football?

What is the most red cards a referee has ever issued in one game of European football? Europe Only "Top flight" leagues (e.g. Premier League, Serie A, La Liga BBVA, Eredivisie, German Bundesliga, ...
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In little league, can an umpire change their ruling based on advice from coaching staff?

In a little league championship game, there have been two outs, with a man on second. The batter hits a home run. The batter runs bases and gets home, but the outfield team notice that he didn't step ...

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