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Is the ball live if a fielder drops a foul ball?

I was watching a game and the bases were loaded. The batter hit pop up foul ball near first base in play. The first baseman dropped the ball and the game moved on. Isn't this a live ball when the ...
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Holding the ball up with two hands

I will like to know if it is a foul to take the ball from a player who picks the ball from a rebound and holds it up with two hands? Can the ball be taken from his hands even if they are held high up ...
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What will be the action for a fielder running to catch or field the ball while running towards the boundary?

Suppose that a fielder is running to catch the ball or field the ball and is running towards the boundary. Eventually or willfully the fielder crosses the boundary rope before he is going to touch ...
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Do folding cross country skis exist?

Do folding (or telescoping) cross-country skis exist and if so are they useable?
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what actually is considered obstructing the field in cricket

What are the things considered as obstructing the field in cricket, as like the match played between KKR and PWI in which Yusuf Pathan was given out obstructing the field as he pushed the ball with ...
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Meaning of the phrase: To drive the ball “on the up”?

I have heard many times cricket commentators referring to players driving the ball 'on the up'. By the context, this is taken to be a difficult and risky thing to do and makes a good shot even better ...
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Does course length correlate to the difficulty of golf courses?

Golf courses have been lengthened in recent years to contain a group of longer-hitting golfers Driving distance in 2012: Longest average: 315.5 yards Averages over 300 yards: 21 Driving distance ...
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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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Are these overthrows 4 or 6?

Consider the third scenario asked in this question, where it has been established that the throw by the first fielder is overthrows. Two fielders are running behind the ball. The first slides, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of this derived system of calculating points in hockey? [closed]

Currently the National Hockey League awards: 2 points to a team winning (whether in regulation, overtime, or a shootout) 1 point to a team losing in overtime or a shootout 0 points to a team losing ...
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Coaching youth division D basketball

I've committed to coaching in a young kids (age 5-6) basketball league. This is pretty beginner so there's no keeping track of score, the main idea is for the kids to have fun and learn at the same ...
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Basketball Throw In

When is the ball technically in play? In other words, can the defensive team 'steal' the ball from the inbounding players hands? A ref allowed this to open stating the ball was over the baseline and ...
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What were the reason behind the current offsides rules in football (soccer)? Also why have they been changed throughout its history? [duplicate]

I know the offside rule in football, but how did the current ruling come about? Along history, there have been numerous modifications to this particular rule.
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What factors could have contributed to the fall of the Oakland Raiders?

The Raiders of the 70's claimed the best winning percentage of any team in all of professional sports. However, although they played in the Super Bowl in 2002, the Raiders followed that with seven ...
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Can a player enter the top 16 for the following season if he wins a world championship?

Due to Ronnie O'Sullivan's absence in almost all snooker tournaments through the 2012-2013 season, he dropped out the top 16 for the next season. But since he won the 2013 World Championship, will he ...
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What happens if the result of match was found wrong after the match day?

Consider a situation where Team A and Team B are playing a cricket match, Team A scored some odd runs (lets assume 250 runs). Team B is chasing the score, while chasing they require 2 runs from a ...
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Why would a team choose to become involved in a multi-team trade?

Lamar Odom was recently acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers in a four-team trade including the Clippers, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, and Utah Jazz. I also see multi-team trades in the NFL. ...
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Do sport players have pension rights?

Do players have pension benefits or retirement plans? Unlike other employees, they can't work until the age of 65 and usually have a second career after they retire from their sport, generally before ...
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How do top football league (e.g. EPL) teams retain reserve players?

Premier division teams in the top European leagues (EPL etc) play a lot of matches, especially the elite teams that also play in UEFA. With player fatigue, injury, suspension etc reserve players must ...
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Technology in Baseball

Since the early 2000's digital cameras have been installed by MLB in stadiums to enhance broadcasting/media as well as to review the performance of home plate umpires during baseball games. According ...
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Who implemented the first infield shift?

Today many MLB teams utilize numerous types of defensive alignments depending on the batter in order to gain a defensive advantage. Which MLB manager was the first to implement an infield shift for ...
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Is it possible to get full data on every golf round played by pro? [closed]

For example, is there a place to find scores (total strokes + amount under or over par) for every round a golfer has played as part of a pro tournament?
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Refusal to run after skying the ball

Consider the situation where a run is required off the last ball. The ball is legitimate, and the batsman tries to go for a six, and is caught in the deep. I have seen several instances where this ...
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What is the highest number of penalties given in an international cup final?

Just to make it clear, I do not mean the case when the game goes to extra time and then to penalties? So the highest number of penalties during an international final (club or national teams) during ...
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In the NFL, is it legal to fake a point after and run a two point conversion?

In the NFL, is it legal to fake a point after and run a two point conversion? E.g. they snap to the holder who runs it into the endzone instead of spotting it for the kick. I would've expected to ...
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Result of the game?

Scenario - Final ball of the match and 2 runs are required to win. A fast bowler is bowling to a batsman who is standing one yard outside the popping crease. Bowler bowls a yorker which crushes the ...
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Umpire Decision Review System in cricket

A team has only one review remaining in the Decision Review System (DRS), and a batsman was given out Leg Before Wicket (LBW) and both batsmen were certain that the decision was in error and called ...
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3-0 wins in Super Over (Bowled out)

Has there been a game in T20I where the game was tied and a team won 3-0 during the subsequent bowl-out? If yes, The game was between which two teams? Who scored hits in the bowl-out? Who missed the ...
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Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut?

In International Cricket Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut and give the figures., Example Format : Overs-Runs-Wickets-Economy 10-10-5-2.3
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What is Fair Play Award?

Fair Play awards are given every year in IPL. Generally, What is Fair Play award? Other than Cricket, in which sport is this award given? In Cricket, Is this award given in any other tournament ...
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Double Minor Penalty Kill Counts as 1 or 2 Kills?

In NHL hockey when you receive a double minor penalty (4:00 penalty given for example high sticking leading to bleeding) does this count as 2 separate penalty kills if no goals are scored during the 4 ...
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Infinite strike rate

Debut match of the player, he faces the last ball of the inning when his team requires 6 runs to win. He hits the last ball for a six, its called a no-ball by the umpire. What will be the strike rate ...
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How many times have the team batting first declared innings and then lost the match by innings?

In the recently completed test match of Aus Vs India, Australia lost by an innings even after declaring their first innings. How many times have this happened in Test cricket? Are there any reference ...
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when was the product placement introduced in sports?

I know product placement is a good marketing technique used in almost every sports, but When was the product placement introduced in sports? Which was the first sport introduced product placement? ...
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Rules against celebratory compensation in the ncaa

I was listening to the radio, this morning, and heard that the Rick Pitino, the head coach of Louisville, wanted to bring his team to New Orleans. He wanted the whole team to support the Louisville's ...
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What are the differences between the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award?

College basketball has two primary "player of the year" awards: the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award. The Wooden Award is "presented annually to the outstanding collegiate basketball Player of the ...
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Is there a standard reduced numbers version of Australian Rules Football?

In several forms of football (and probably other sports) there are standard variants of the game using a reduced number of players. For instance Rugby Union and Rugby League 7s (normally played by 15 ...
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Is it a boundary or overthrows?

Consider a scenario where a fielder is chasing a ball that is running away to the boundary. He puts in a dive, gets a hand to the ball but it runs over the boundary ropes. The umpire signals a ...
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In the London 2012 Olympic Football, what players will receive medals?

When the football teams that finish in the medal ranking positions (winners, runners up, and 3rd place playoff winners) are awarded the medals, which players will receive medals? Will it be all squad ...
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Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room?

Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room? Is there any logic behind it? Or this is just a rule?
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When selecting a bow, how can I find out what a good poundage for me would be?

I currently have a 30 pound bow which is rather light for me, and I'd like to purchase a new one. I'm guessing 45-50#, but I'm not sure. I'm thinking 60# would probably be too heavy (trying to ...
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What does the shortcut JE used in tennis drawsheets mean?

I have noticed a shortcut JE in drawsheets of some tennis tournaments. For example, it is used here (for Taylor Towsend) or here (for Kateřina Siniaková). What does this shortcut mean?
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too many players on the court

During this past season, my coach subbed in a player from the bench and that player did a poor job of communicating who was to be subbed out. This resulted in our team having six players on the court (...
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Hitting it fat with a raised left foot at impact

There are a number of websites giving advice about causes of fat shots. However, I am experiencing a very bizarre "bug" in my golf swing: I keep lifting my left knee so that I end up on my left toes ...
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Is “The Blues” a nickname for the St. Louis Blues [closed]

I'm not sure how this came up, but there was some discussion as to whether or not is it acceptable to refer to 'The Blues' as St. Louis hockey team's nickname? Specifically: "is it acceptable for ...
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Benefits of rangefinders in golf

While I'm on the course, if I'm not on the tee or close to the green, I seek yard markers or stakes and estimate (by roughly stepping off or eyeing-out) how many yards I have for a given shot. For ...
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What factors do I need to take into consideration for reading greens?

Question What factors, beyond slopes (left, right, up/downhill), do I need to take into consideration for reading greens? Background I chipped in from off the green for my first birdie in my life (...
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Is it common among hobby-snooker-players to play for money?

Snooker is a very popular game in Great Britain and Ireland. Most Top-Players come from these Isles. Nearly 90% probably. I don't know the history of this sport, on TV it looks a bit elitist, fine ...
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Volleyball terminology for attacks styles or positions of the court [closed]

What are some terms used when playing volleyball? For example, as a Portuguese speaker, I would like to know how some attacks styles or positions of the court. The one you are talking about that the ...
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Half-way water exit in an open water swim?

I'm trying to remember the term used for the part of a multi-lap open-water swim where the swimmer is expected to exit the water, run a distance and then enter the water in between each lap. I'm sure ...

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