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What Records did Yoav Bruck break as a swimmer? [closed]

I know Yoav Bruck broke a few records during his time at the swimming pool. Can you tell me what they are? Does he still hold any that haven't been broken yet?
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Is there a particular reason why brittish players rarely make it out to other major leagues in Europe? [closed]

Football is more global than ever and clubs are constantly out on the hunt for talent all over the world. Biggest clubs not only have the money to buy best players regardless of origin, many clubs ...
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Who is Sikander Raja? [closed]

There is a cricketer in Zimbabwe named Sikander Raja. Can anyone tell me the details about him and his proper identity? I would like full information about him. Where can I find it?
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Why players showing a T-signal for umpire decision review system?

While calling for the Umpire Decision Review system, The fielding team captain or the batsman being dismissed invokes the challenge by signalling a "T" with the arms.- Wikipedia. What that ...
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What is the smallest available Mosfet with basic functions?

I'm looking to upgrade my ICS m4 but need a mosfet that is as small as possible since the room in my handguard is limited as is, and I don't want to reduce the size of my battery any further. Which ...
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Sequence of national/team flags on cricket ground

In every cricket match there are flags which are placed around the edge of the cricket stadium as shown in the figure. I think it is done for all the sports played (though not sure about it). My ...
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Who has the right of way in this case: a fielding bowler or a batsman in his/her regular path?

The striker hits the ball forwards, very slightly to off, but mostly up. The bowler makes his/her way towards the area where the ball will land in order to catch it (before it lands). The non-striker ...
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When was baseball introduced to Latin America?

I was watching Sports Center this morning and realized that baseball has a lot of players of Hispanic origin. When was baseball first introduced to Latin America? When did recruiting Latin American /...
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What is the motivation behind tweaking a clubhead's loft?

In a video to build Sergio Garcia's driver, the equipment builder takes a clubhead with a stock loft of 10 degrees and tweaks it to have a final clubhead loft of 8.5 degrees. What is the motivation ...
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Should a non-striking batsman move sideways, if asked by an in-line fielder?

Sometimes, non-striking batsmen have an uncanny ability to stay in the line of sight between striking batsman and a fielder. Can they be requested to move away, and should they indeed move upon such a ...
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How should baseball card commons be stored?

Generally when you buy a large number of baseball cards you're going to get a ton of common and uncommon cards. Obviously you want rare or special cards to be kept separate and be well maintained, but ...
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What factors should I consider toward keeping sports cards in mint condition?

I once collected sports cards. My means to store sports cards were to slip the card into a soft-sleeve cover, whether in a binder or a plastic bin made for card collecting. For "more valuable" cards (...
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Sac Fly or not?

Runners on 1st & 3rd with one out. Runner on 1st attempts to steal as batter lines out to RF. runner on 3rd tags and scores before runner attempting to steal is doubled off of 1st. The run ...
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Which are good websites to follow changes in ATP and WTA ranking [closed]

In WTA/ATP rankings it is interesting to know the possibilities for the next edition of the ranking based on possible outcomes of this weeks tournaments and based what stage of the tournament a player ...
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World Series and Playoffs [closed]

If a MLB team won all of it's games during the season then lost three games in a five game playoff at the end of the season could they play in the world series? Their final season end record would be ...
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Changing Rubber on a Ping Pong Paddle

I have a ping pong paddle with one side that has sandpaper grip and another paddle with a nicer rubber that unfortunately is broken. I want to put the rubber from the broken paddle on the paddle ...
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Fielder in contact with fielder near boundary

What happens when fielder one is in contact with the ball near boundary and fielder two is in contact with fielder one who is outside of the boundary. Will it be declared a boundary or not?
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Basketball teams and positions? [closed]

I'm going into high school after the summer, and I have some questions about basketball. Believe it or not, I've never played for a team before this, and I want to join in high school. I have some ...
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Batting Average after replay?

Since Major League Baseball has implemented replay on home runs, has the batter's batting average increased due to the wait the pitcher has between pitches?
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How can you find your correct size of cricket bat?

What is the best way to determine what cricket bat size to use? This is a general question but my specific case is for my 8 year old son.
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Sharpening Grooves

Is there a DIY method to sharpening the grooves of your wedges? Up until now, my method has been to buy new wedges every other year. This gets expensive and frustrating. Especially with the new groove ...
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Why did Fernando Torres win the Golden Boot at Euro 2012?

Euro 2012 has now ended. Why has Fernando Torres won the golden boot when the following players also had 3 goals? Mario Gomez (Germany) Alan Dzagoyev (Russia) Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) Mario ...
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Wide Ball rule when batsman switch hit [duplicate]

If an RHB switches and becomes an LHB and the ball was going to LHB's off-side, is it a wide just because anything on the leg side is a wide.[since the batsman is an RHB] when the ball comes to play ?
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FIFA Club World Cup

I'm confused about the FIFA Club World Cup. Does the FIFA Club World Cup have any relation whatsoever to the actual World Cup, or is it a completely unrelated competition? (e.g. does the outcome of ...
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What is the red zone in rugby (or American football) and how did it get that name?

What is the red zone in rugby (or American football) and how did it get the name red zone? I couldn't see anything mentioned about this in the Wikipedia page for both games.
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What is a dynasty in sports? [closed]

Now that the Blackhawks have won the cup twice in four years can they be considered a dynasty? More importantly what is the definition of a professional team sport dynasty? I vaguely recall, from ...
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What is the proper etiquette when a playing partner is searching for his/her golf ball?

Suppose I hit a drive in the middle of the fairway, and my playing partner hits a drive considerably shorter into elements (forest, brush, etc.) in which finding and identifying the playing partner's ...
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Squash Raquet Grommet Strip

I have been playing squash for several years now and gone through several racquets, a Wilson, a Black Knight, and now a Dunlop. My friend has had a Dunlop racquet for the last few years as well. He ...
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How does a typical spread offense contrast from a typical pro-style offense?

In the NFL, several teams such as the Carolina Panthers (with Cam Newton), the San Francisco 49ers (with Colin Kaepernick), the Seattle Seahawks (with Russell Wilson), and the Washington Redskins (...
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Who should sit out when a social sporting team has too many players available?

I am midway through a season of indoor cricket having put together, organised and captained a new team at the start of this season. Initially it was a struggle getting enough players together to be ...
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Legal way to perform a second forward pass?

A receiver catches a forward pass, lands deliberately just on one foot and then throws the football forward with so-called "throwing motion". According to the rules: A Pass is the movement of the ...
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When does a point count as a winner and when as unforced error?

The tennis statistics at the end of a set always show the number of winners and unforced errors of the players. But when does a point count as a winner and when as unforced error?
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What is the motivation behind using the 2-3-2 (vs. 2-2-1-1-1) series format for the NBA Finals?

Each conference round in the NBA playoffs is a best-of-seven series played in a 2-2-1-1-1 format...or the team with home-court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7 while their opponent hosts games 3, ...
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Gymnastics Scoring

In scoring routines in gymnastics, there is "theoretically no limit to the score a gymnast can achieve." However, the highest score judges can award for the execution of a routine is 10. Furthermore, "...
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In which racket sports can you hit the shuttle (or ball) with the head?

In this video, Roger Federer hits the ball with his head. I know that in tennis, it is allowed to hit the ball with the head. And AFAIK, it's also allowed in table tennis. Can you confirm that? And ...
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Pros/cons: custom build rackets (for hobby/casual players) [closed]

I'm considering whether or not it's worth the time or the money to invest in getting parts and put together a racket for a hobby/casual player. I am not horrible in the sport but it's pretty obvious I'...
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Lowest average to bowl a 300 game?

What is the lowest sanctioned average to bowl a perfect 300 game? I'm sure someone who is not a really good bowler got lucky and threw 12 strikes in a game. I wonder how bad that bowler was. I looked ...
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Front crawl training [closed]

I am a hobby swimmer. I train each day, swimming front crawl with the following regime: 500 meters using just my legs 500 meters using just my arms 500 meters using both legs and arms. It takes me ...
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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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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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