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What is “Joker card” to be used in IPL?

In IPL 2014, Team owners will be able to use there Joker card. Whatever I have read and searched I found that teams can use joker card at time of auction to retain there previous players playing for ...
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Who benefits from FIA fees and fines?

Frequently we see fines being levied in Formula One (for example, for unsafe pit lane releases, a team or driver may receive a fine of several thousand dollars such as Mercedes earlier this year). I ...
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Identify the Player shown in this picture? [closed]

Identify the Player shown in this photo?
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Improving 7 vs 7 team and strategy

I am part of a team that plays in an amateur league that also has a playoff at the end of the season. Our team is consisting of fit players that are not very tall but can run around a lot. However, ...
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Is it possible to do indoor rock climbing barefoot?

I am very new to indoor rock climbing, I want to climb barefoot, I heard some people advise against it, Anybody here has any experience or can give any suggestions on barefoot indoor rock climbing?
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In what order are the countries during the Olympics Opening Ceremony?

Shortly after the beginning of the Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Parade of Athletes occurs where the athletes enter the stadium by country. It usually seems to be alphabetical, but some countries ...
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EPL match with the longest injury time

Which EPL match has had the longest injury time added at the end of 90 minutes?
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Who has scored the most goals as a substitute?

EPL has had quite a few prolific super-subs (from Solksjaer to probably Chicharito today). Who has scored the most goals as a substitute in the EPL? Note: If statistics aren't available since 1991, ...
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What is the longest game that yields result finally [closed]

Are there any sports other than Test Cricket played over the course of five days to achieve a result? Even in Cricket, the match may end in a draw, which means no result is obtained. But, is there any ...
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Three Point Field Goal Point of Release

Does the point of release have to on/behind the three-point line to make a successful 3-pt field goal? Or can one release the ball from anywhere in mid-air, provided their last step was outside the ...
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What factors contributed to Sochi 2014 being over-budget?

The budget for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia was originally $12 billion USD. However, due to "various factors," the amount spent is believed to be around $51 billion USD, which is the ...
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What are the things that Law of cricket permits but ICC Outlawed? [closed]

For example, there is a set of rules in laws of cricket for using By-runners for batsmen. But, later Icc disallowed the runners from international matches. Like this, is there any other things that ...
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Who gets Super Bowl rings?

When a team wins the Super Bowl, there are a lot of players and organizational members that helped in the process. For each team playing this year, there are multiple players on injured reserve that ...
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Has the Super Bowl ever been played on the opening day of the Olympics?

Have the two events ever been simultaneous?
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Why does NBC host Olympic coverage in the USA?

Living in the USA, NBC (and affiliated networks) has hosted Olympic coverage since I can remember (I think it was CBS at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano). Why does NBC host Olympic coverage in ...
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Are there social media guidelines for athletes in the Olympics?

At the 2012 Olympics in London, two athletes were expelled for offensive tweets on Twitter(1). Are there social media guidelines for athletes in the Olympics? If so, are these enforced by the IOC, ...
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What are wild card standings in NHL?

I have noticed that on the NHL website, starting from this year, there are not only standings in league, conferences and divisions (which used to be there last year, too), but also some kind of ...
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Is it true that sports which use motorized equipment cannot participate in Olympics?

I have heard that sports that use motorized equipment cannot participate in the Olympics, such as Formula One. Is it true or just rumor? I am talking about those equipments which are used by players ...
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Do tennis players require the permission of their country to participate in tournaments?

Do tennis players need the permission of the governing body of tennis in their respective countries to participate in Grand slams and open competitions? Are the players under the jurisdiction of these ...
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Can a player represent more than one team?

In Champions Leage T20 2013, Kumar Sangakkara chose to play for Kandurata Maroons team, although he is the captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now Kandurata Maroons is out of CLT20. Can Sangakkara now ...
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Other predictive methods than DL

I would like to know if the ICC is considering other predictive methods than orthodox Duckworth-Lewis to arrive at a result in an interrupted cricket match?
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Do batting scores in abandoned matches still count for your career stats?

In the most recent T20I between England and New Zealand, only two balls were bowled before the match was called off. However, in that time, Lumb scored two runs, and then was caught behind. Does ...
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Does the Duckworth–Lewis method work correctly for all matches?

D/L method is commonly used for limited over matches. Does it work fine? The opening players didn't know it would rain that day, so they defend to stand for 20 to 25 overs; then how is it correct for ...
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Why a reduced over match is considered an ODI match?

We see matches are reduced to certain amount of overs due to bad whether conditions like rain, bad lights etc. For example the rain affected the match between IND vs ENG in Champions Trophy final was ...
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Rain fall a full day in big matches

What will happen if the rain stops play for the whole day in big matches such as finals played for World Cup or Asia cup or currently being played Champions Trophy. Does the match will be played ...
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How important is racquetball ball freshness?

I'm a new racquetball player, playing once or twice a week. I'm not a power player nor do I play with many people who are. I noticed that balls sell in bulk for less than $1 each and was wondering if ...
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Using a Heart-rate monitor during race

I've read all about the benefits of using a heart-rate monitor during training to make sure you are in the correct zone for the given type of exercise, i.e. Zone 3 for regular distance training. My ...
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In cricket why the inner circle is of 30 yards only? And how does it affect power-play?

I want to know why the inner circle in limited overs cricket is drawn 30 yards from the wickets. Is there any logic behind it, or is that just the way it is? How does this work during power-plays?
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Did any tennis tournaments retain Rebound Ace after the Australian Open switched to Plexicushion?

From 1988 to 2007, the Australian Open used Rebound Ace surfaces. In mid-2007, the tournament organisers decided that from 2008, the tournament would instead be played on Plexicushion surfaces. From ...
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Why Nadal would take ATP No.1 and overstep Djokovic if he just reaches the final?

If No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal reaches the final, he will reclaim the No. 1 ranking regardless. Extract from http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/40/Beijing-Thursday-Djokovic-Querrey.aspx ...
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When a tennis player comes out of retirement, what happens to their points & ranking

In the game of tennis, in ATP & WTA tournaments & Grand Slams, the player's points & rankings play a very important role in the qualification & seeding for the tournaments. When a ...
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Is there a specific order for soccer/football players entering the pitch at the beginning of the match?

I've always thought the order of the players entering the pitch was random after the Captain, who is always first, but for some reason this weekend I noticed that the goalkeeper was right behind the ...
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Are there any notable cricketing baseballers or baseball-playing cricketers?

Are there any attempts (in history or today) of top-level baseball players (cricketers) having a shot at "higher-level" cricket (baseball) (and perhaps succeeding in some sort of way)? I do not mean ...
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What medicine ball exercises specifically help soccer players?

What specifically is built up using medicine balls for soccer? What exercises can build up core strength for soccer?
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Any historical sports with instant-win moves?

I was recently watching Harry Potter (because I'm super-cool), and it occurred to me: has there ever been a sport that had something akin to catching the snitch in Quidditch, where the game ...
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In the NBA, why is the sign-and-trade a thing? [duplicate]

The sign-and-trade is relatively common when stars leave a team that they've been with for a long time. I don't understand why this practice exists. Take Lebron going to the Heat, for example. He was ...
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What is the age limit for racewalking (20k and 50k) for the Olympics?

I am a race walker, and am interested to take part in the Olympics. But, as I google for the age limit in Olympic race walking, I find nothing. I can see many race walkers are 20+ y.o. and I really ...
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Muscle pain when i do racewalking [closed]

On the spotted zone marked in red below, I get pain after 4-5 days of race-walking. Sometimes it hurts only while walking or racewalking. But today I can`t even run. I got a problem there before ...
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Highest runs that a batsman can score in an over?

Assuming there are no overthrows and no extras (like no-balls, wide balls, etc), what is the highest a batsman score in an over? UPDATE: If the ball first hits the bat, then the helmet and goes for a ...
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Is hitting the side of the table legal?

In table tennis, on the rare occasion when the ball makes it over the net but hits the side of the table rather than on top (which is pretty hard to counter), Is this a valid point?
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Why is Darren Lehmann called 'Boof'

Darren Lehmann has been named the new Australia cricket coach and lots of articles, including Wikipedia, refer to his nickname as 'Boof'. However, I can't seem to find any reason for this nickname or ...
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Will batsman be run out if the ball ricochets off short leg/silly point fielder *before* he can play at it?

Consider a typical situation when a batsman steps out of the crease against a spin bowler to play an attacking shot. However, the ball turns very sharply (due to pitching into a footmark/crack and/or ...
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What is the difference between a power slide and a hockey stop?

What is the difference between a hockey stop and a power slide. After watching demonstrations of both I can't see a difference.
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Why there is no ICC rankings for women's test cricket?

ICC has been conducting test cricket matches for women since 1934. We can also see some recent test matches for women. But, there is no official ICC rankings were provided by ICC for women's test ...
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How can I improve my smashes in table tennis?

I realized that I tend to play really bad returns or do mistakes when I get a high and/or slow ball from the opponent in the middle of a tight rally. I think it has to do with the fact that all of a ...
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Calves muscles pain when running [closed]

Recently when I run I always get my calves muscles rigid like stones. If I run 10 minutes, I don't stop because I go out of breath, rather because I feel pain. I tried to rest some days, but it doesn'...
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What do all these Runners Lingo abbreviations like PR and HR mean?

In other running related question there is often made use of abbreviations like PB, PR, HR, VO2 etc. I know what PB means (Personal Best), but what do the others mean and what other examples are ...
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What are the names of wakeboard tricks that are performed at the corner of the cable?

If you jump right before the rope goes around the corner in a cable wakeboard park so you get cought by the twitch in mid-air, how do you call these tricks? I found none in the glossary.
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Match lost because of Umpire's obstruction

Imagine a situation where the batting team needs a boundary to win last ball. If the batsman hits it straight where no fielder is present and it got obstructed by the umpire, what will be in favor of ...
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Overtime rules in table tennis and in doubles

In table tennis, when both players are at 10. Who serves first? Does one pick who goes first? Or does it go to the first person that reached 10? Also, in doubles table tennis how do those rules ...

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