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Is there a “hypernym” for “free base.”

Is there a common word for "base on (four) balls," hit by pitch, balk, or anything else that might let a batter get on first base without hitting the ball? The term I liked to use was "walk," but I've ...
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Is there any goal keeper who received red card in FIFA World cup?

I heard that the referee can give red card even for goal-keepers in football. Is there any goal-keepers who received red card in FIFA world cup matches? If yes, please provide the details.
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How international teams decide on jersey number? [closed]

On what basis jersey number will be given to players in their international teams if jersey number used in their leagues clashes? for example Torres and Villa share same jersey number 9 in Chelsea and ...
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How can a team win while rain stopped play permanently in 2nd innings?

The Team bat first scored 144/3 after 20 overs in T20 format match.. second Team scored 34/2 in 8.4overs . then rain stopped the play. who will won the match? explain please.
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In which countries did broadcasting rights for the World Cup sell for the most?

In which countries did broadcasting rights for the World Cup sell for the most? If possible, let's include all media (TV, streaming internet, radio) and all languages (so in the U.S. this would ...
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What are the guidelines for declaring for the MLB Draft?

Johnny Manziel was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of the 2014 MLB Draft as a shortstop(1). However, Manziel is better known as a quarterback, currently of the Cleveland Browns, ...
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Is it permitted to use nicknames on jersey in international matches?

I have seen that Dinesh Karthik from team India wears his jersey in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2014 with his name as DK. Is it permitted? I have seen players who use their nicknames in county ...
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Can a pitcher also be a designated hitter?

Suppose an American League Team ended up with a good-hitting pitcher e.g Yovani Gallardo, or from an earlier era, Ken Brett, who had established this reputation in the National League. Could such a ...
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Highest Win Over Reigning Champion In FIFA World Cup

After having seen the Dutch team win their first group B match in the FIFA World Cup 2014, against the reigning world champion (Spain), I was wondering what the highest win was ever against a ...
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What kind of ball is used in the FIFA World Cup?

What are the specifications, the FIFA World Cup football needs to have? I'm looking for weight, size, flight and possibly more info?
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In bowling, are there advantages in hooking or curving the ball

I bowled for the first time in long time the other day. I still tend to bowl and have my ball thrown to more straight up and down the lane. As in, i'll bowl in the middle of the lane and have it ...
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Does one have to be disabled to participate in wheelchair fencing?

What qualifies you to fence in a wheelchair competition? I am wondering because of this video from the Paralympic games 2012, where the two opponents walk around quite a bit and only use their ...
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Do players share strategies/weaknesses of other players who were their team members

I was reading an interview of Luis Suarez and it made me think... Do players share secrets, weaknesses of other players whom they played with at club level, when they go head to head in international ...
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Can I block on the opponent's side?

Is it legal to block the ball on the opponent's side? That it, the stricken ball reaches my hands before it reaches the net.
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When was the power play rule introduced in cricket?

When the Power Play rule introduced in limited overs cricket?
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Who decides the venue for ODI matches?

Who decides the match venue of One Day International cricket matches: ICC or the Country cricket boards?
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Which features are required from a heat-shrink sleeve for a tennis racket?

My grip size is 12cm 4 6/8 and I have a racket 4 3/8 with overgrip i.e. 4 4/8. It is not fit enough and getting some pain with it. I want to increase its size by 1/8 inches but which kind of Heat-...
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What is the best strategy in ice hockey when drawing a penalty on a PP?

Say a team has a 1 man power play with 1 minute left, and they then draw another penalty, should they immediately give the puck to the other team for a 5-on-3 power play or pull the goalie for a 6-on-...
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How is a bowler's average calculated?

How is a bowler's average calculated? For an example, Anil Kumble's test-match bowling average is 29.65. What does this number mean?
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“Lower score than you actually shot will disqualify you” in Golf? What does this mean?

This answer here mentions this rule: "Lower score than you actually shot will disqualify you". I have friends who boost by their 20, 30 and 40 handicaps but their performance with me is ...
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Why do the Oakland As value a low strikeout rate?

Last year, the Oakland A's traded Grant Green to the Los Angeles As for Alberto Collaspo. Both had similar statistics (as of 2013), and both can play second base. (Collaspo has since been moved to ...
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Where is the lower limit for a (baseball) strike?

Yesterday, watching the Pirates-Mets game, I saw the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen called out on a third strike. The pitched ball was clearly over the plate, but "low." IMHO, it should, or at least could, ...
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Can batsman hit the ball after the ball cross the stumps?

Can the batsman hit the ball after the ball crossed the stumps?
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How to do whirlpool shot in football (soccer)?

Drama I was the only guy in the defence line in a free kick when opponent placed his ball. The opponent had massive leg muscles and he was far taller than me. He scored a goal I have never seen in ...
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Why the IPL teams don't have any English cricketers?

I can't see any England cricketers playing in this IPL season(2014). The only England cricketer playing in this IPL is Kevin Pietersen who was axed by England Cricket Board. What is the reason for ...
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Why Mumbai is considered as a state in Ranji Trophy(Indian Domestic Cricket)

I know Railway, Services play as a state in Ranji Trophy. But why Mumbai is considered as an individual team or state though Maharashtra plays in Ranji Trophy?
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Is it permissible to wear body protection material or gear under the clothing when keeping wickets in cricket?

Can you wear baseball keepers' protective gear under your clothing in cricket?
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How do the different court surfaces at the majors affect the games and mix of players?

There have been a number of dominant tennis players in history who have won the "Grand Slam," that is, victories in all four opens, Australian, French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Opens, under varying ...
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How steep a hill does a low seeded (tennis) player have to climb?

It was shocking, but a low seeded player ousted Number 2 seeded Li Na in the first (women's) round of the French Open. My understanding is that the seeding is designed to prevent this from happening ...
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Can a batsman hit the ball after getting bowled in a no-ball or free hit ball?

This can be easily done in slow/medium pace deliveries. Consider a batsman getting bowled in a no-ball or a free-hit ball and the ball remains near the batsman. Is it allowed to hit the ball with ...
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Australia vs New Zeland underarm ball

Is this still legal in cricket? And since it was legal, why would people get so upset? Video
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What are the reserve days for play off matches of IPL7?

In this post, it was reported that the reserve day for first playoff match is May 28. What are the reserve days for the second and third playoff matches of IPL7?
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Who will enter into the final in case of rain in first qualifier?

What happens if it rains in the first qualifier in IPL 2014 match between KKR and KXIP? Who will enter into the final? On what basis?
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Why did Mumbai Indians get an extra delivery to win with a better run rate?

In the final league match of IPL 2014 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai needed to win the match in 14.3 overs (87 balls). However, after 14.3 overs Mumbai could managed to tie the ...
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In IPL match MI vs RR - who would enter into the playoff in case of “no ball”

During the IPL7 last league match between MI vs RR, the scores were leveled at 189. Had the bowler bowled a no ball who would enter into the playoff, MI or RR?
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Does the activity in IPL count by ICC?

I want to know, if a player takes wicket, scores runs etc. in IPL (Indian Premier League), will it be counted by ICC (In their record/history)?
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What is a pass rusher?

Is it just another name for a running back or a wide receiver? It seems to me that it would be anyone who takes the pass from the QB and runs the ball which pretty much seems to be what the RB does. ...
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Swimming with Fins Versus Elite Swimmers

When sprinting with fins, and especially now that I'm trying to press my chest and head down and get my hips up, I can feel a pretty significant amount of drag as my arm recovers. I think this is due ...
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Semipermeable swimming nose clips

Is there a solution against nose aches after a lot of swimming? maybe nose clips, that only let you breathe out and close when you breathe in?
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Vegan sport player? [closed]

In this era where, in my opinion, power is necessary so I have a question about alimentary habits for most important sport players. How many and who famous international sport (tennis/football/...
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Batter delay of game

Why is the batter allowed to wander in and out of the box? Doesn't this amount to delay of the game? The pitcher has 12 seconds to throw the ball after he receives it from the catcher. Apparently he ...
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Half volley shot of cricket

The half volley is a tennis shot but why this word entered in cricket and what is half volley shot of cricket?
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First hat-trick in T-20 international

Who is the first bowler to take hat-trick in T-20 international?
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Do Ice Hockey commentators say score or scores?

Is it actually called a goal or do they call it a score and therefore shouting "score!" is like shouting "goal!" in football? Or do they shout "scores!" as in scores a goal/point? Is either ...
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When was the third-umpire review system entered in cricket?

When was the third umpire review system(not DRS) entered in cricket?
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In which condition the Test-match declared TIE?

When can a test-Match results in tie (not-draw)? What are the factors affecting to such result to be declared?
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Difference between leg-spin & flipper

What is the difference between Leg spinner's leg-spin & Flipper?
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Does a carbon fiber seat help karting performance and protect ribs?

I found a karting seat that is made from carbon-fiber here: http://www.ribtect.com/RibtectSeat_Original.html On that page, it claims: To Improve Performance: The Ribtect seat helps the chassis ...
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Tennis shots with back towards the opponent?

A shot with back to opponent is difficult and can injure wrist while turning torso towards opponent or hit leg/knee. It can require flexibility in places such as back, shoulder and hands. Luckily, ...
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why is a team's front office called front office?

I heard of the expression "the team's front office" in US professional sports teams like the NBA, and I would like to know what does it exactly mean and why is it called "front" office.

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