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What is an inverted winger?

I am an american, and I'm new to watching professional soccer. Sometimes I've heard the term 'inverted winger', while paying close attention to context, I cannot make out what it means.
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Football and 19 34

I received a sweater several years ago with embroidery on the front. The image shows the outline of a old-time (American) football team with the numbers 19 34. Every time I wear it, people ask me ...
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Could someone explain the “let” rule in squash?

According to this site "(b) A Let shall be allowed: ... (iii) If an otherwise good return has been made, but the ball goes out on its first bounce. " I'm not entirely sure what this means. Could ...
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The 100 mph barrier

How many bowlers have broken the 100 mile an hour barrier when bowling in international cricket (ODI and Tests only)?
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What do composite basketballs offer over leather basketballs?

What do composite basketballs offer over leather basketballs? I notice the designs are slightly different, and composite basketballs would not have to be broken in and can maintain itself better than ...
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Age appropriateness of throwing curveballs [closed]

My son is 15 years old and just now is starting to throw curveballs. Should he limit throwing them and how many should be his maximum per day?
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Should you or shouldn't you wear two pair of socks?

I skate in hockey skates, but for recreational purposes. I am wondering if one should really wear two pair of socks? When I was buying skates, they guys in the shop adviced me to wear them, but now ...
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Basketball throw-in - deflected inbound pass

Player A inbounds the ball but Player B knocks the ball back at him. Player A is still out-of-bounds when the batted ball hits him. Is it Team A's ball because Player A never became a "live" player? ...
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Is it possible to change the captain in the middle of the match?

In Sachin's farewell's match, I saw a quote in Cricinfo that Dhoni can hand-over the captaincy to Sachin to honour him like he did that for Saurav. I searched about that and yes, it's true that ...
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NBA / MLB ball boy interference

In the NBA, when the ball is in one end of the court, a ball boy usually squeegees the other end. In some cases the ball boy is caught off guard by a steal or an unexpected play and in some cases ...
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Good resources for soccer statistics, news, etc? [closed]

I recently got $200 on a sports betting website as a gift from a friend, they have different sports but I am most interested in soccer. I have 0 experience in betting, and I also don't know much about ...
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Why is the bottom surface of water skis smooth?

I don't even know if the bottom surface is smooth or not, but in this question I do not ask about a keel or groove on the underside. I ask if it is smooth or is it like a surface of a golf ball. ...
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Who is the lowest ranked european team to qualify for world cup?

If Iceland wins tonight against Croatia, would they be the lowest ranked team to ever qualify from Europe? Also who is the lowest ranking to ever qualify for a world cup from any continent?
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How can I prevent my longboard from sliding under me, into the road/pavement

I am new to longboarding/skateboarding. I have picked up the basics and am able to ride confidently. However, sometime I tend to lose balance and the board slides from under my foot and goes ahead of ...
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Formula 1 Free practice without a super licence

Formula One drivers must have an FIA Super Licence, but what about (young) drivers who take part only in free practice sessions? Are they allowed to drive without the license?
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Highest award for sports in worldwide

Which is the highest award for sports in worldwide? Is there anything for separate sports (like Cricket)? Or anything like worldwide award?
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How to select watch able to sustain sprinting and heavy sporty usage 24/7?

I have broken far too many watches: their knobs, their hinges, their internal metallic support, scratched the glass, etc. I have scaled back to very cheap watches because so fed up to breaking ...
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What is this swiveling hook supplied with snowbard bindings for?

This is my second snowboard bindings, and there was this strange thing supplied with both. What is it for?
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Curve of a Cricket Bat

If you see a cricket bat side-ways, you will notice a curve below the bottom half of the bat. What's the purpose of that curve and I have seen different curves in different bats. How does this curve ...
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Is it a runout if both the batsmen have reached the same end and at the same end the stump is broken?

The situation is as below: -------|---------------------------- | stump |batsmen2 broken|batsmen1 here | -------|---------------------------- Is it a runout in the above situation?
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Why does an over in Cricket have exactly 6 balls?

Why does an over in Cricket have exactly 6 balls? Any logic behind that?
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Cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground

I'm looking for a set of cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground or some other way to use the traditional set of cricket stumps on a hard surface such as a tennis court. Anybody ...
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What are the charges/action against sledging in cricket?

Sledging is used to diverse a Player's mind from his game and make him difficult to concentrate on his game which affects its performance in the game. Sledging is used as master weapon by many ...
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How do water-temperature, swim distance and skill influence the choice of using a wet suit for the swim-stretch in a triathlon competition?

Water Temperature: I'm good with cold, but I am not an ice-swimmer. Frequency/Distance: I swim an hour weekly (tri-club), with two hours additionally every 2-3 weeks, but I have yet to swim more than ...
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In which ways does drinking gallons of water prepare one for a competitive eating contest?

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Joey Chestnut quotes the following: "I’ve slowly made my body adapt and understand what’s going to happen," Chestnut said about the repetition of his ...
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Placing a Player on IR in the NFL

What is the purpose of placing a player on Injured Reserve in the NFL? My understanding was that you could hold an injured player out of a game and dress someone else in their place regardless of ...
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What do you call a play when the offensive line is on the side?

I saw recently in some video a play where only two guys, namely one who snaps and other one who catches a snap, were between the hash marks, but the offensive line was on the side of the line of ...
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How numbers are assigned to football players?

Usually you can not see any other player with number 1 except goalkeeper. I've never seen forward with number 2,3,4,5 or 6. So, how numbers are assigned to players? All I could find out was that ...
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Stumped Off A Wide Diamond Duck?

If you are stumped off a wide first delivery you face is it a diamond duck? Because although you have literally faced a ball it won't be recorded as a ball faced because of the wide (as evident here, ...
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How can quality of a domestique be rated?

Various criteria, such as number of wins, UCI points, are good for comparing GC contenders and sprinters. Climbing times and wattage can say a lot about quality of a climber. But quality of ...
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Trial ball in international matches

Is there any chance of bowling a trial ball before the start of the innings in international cricket history like street cricket or local cricket matches? Answer if yes: When did they stop this ...
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Softball, foul ball not caught and over thrown back to pitcher can runners advance?

Runner on base, batter hits a foul ball which is not caught. catcher throws ball back to pitcher, pitcher misses throw ball goes to outfield. can runners advance?
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What is Associate Member in Cricket?

I have heard there are some countries in Cricket which are called as Associate countries (or members) So what is Associate member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain?
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What is Affiliate Member in Cricket?

What is Affiliate Member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain? How can they considered as a Associate Member?
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Is it allowed to wear inner gloves while batting in cricket?

We can see the wicket keepers always wearing inner gloves on field. Is it permitted for a batsman to wear inner gloves while batting in cricket? Is there any batsman wear them in international ...
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How are “strikes” defined for a pitcher?

Strikes have always been tallied for a batter. Since the era of "pitch counts," they have been counted for a pitcher also, to estimate his efficacy. My understanding is that any pitch in the "strike ...
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Activating a player from Injured Reserve/Designated To Return

The NFL allows one player per team per year to be placed on the IR and be marked as designated to return. What does the return process look like? How long must they be on IR, and how soon must they ...
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Error or Earned Run?

There seems to be great disagreement about whether Starlin Castro made an error in the 5th inning of the Cubs-Athletics game on July 2, 2013. The AP recap of the game reads: "The Cubs collapsed on ...
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Is there such a thing as a “small slam” in baseball (or other sports)?

In bridge, a "grand slam" means taking 13 tricks (out of a possible 13). A "small slam" means taking 12 tricks (all but one). In baseball, a grand slam means a four-run homer (that clears the bases). ...
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How to ollie on a skateboard?

Can anyone explain (in words, images, video) how to perform an ollie on a skateboard?
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Incomplete stage in Tour de France

If a cyclist fails to complete a stage of Tour de France because of injury or something else, but is ready again for the next stage, is he allowed to continue? If yes, does he receive some sort of ...
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Goals conceded from corners in the English Premier League in season 2012/13

In the 2012-13 season of the English Premier League: How many goals were conceded from corners? Which team conceded the most from corners? Which team conceded the least from corners?
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What does it mean by “Hitting the wall” in marathon run?

I heard some people say it few times - "He hit the wall and couldn't finish the race...". What does it mean? what happens to the body in this situation? How can this be avoided?
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Why is Sachin Tendulkar's 200* not considered as carrying the bat?

I would like to know why Sachin's 200 not out in ODI against South Africa is not mentioned in carrying the bat record list of ODIs. I found a question regarding carrying the bat in sports beta and ...
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How to enter in 2016 Olympics? [closed]

I am undergrad in economics. I am also a race walker. I want to play in Rio Olympics 2016. But, I don't know when and which procedure is required to get to Olympic stadium. Please help. I will ...
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Won a set without dropping a point [closed]

Has anyone ever won a set in a grand slam without dropping a single point?
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What is the difference between NFI and IR?

Lawrence Tynes was placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list by the Tampa Bay Buccanneers due to a staph infection he claims he got at their training facilities. They are paying his salary, but he ...
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What is the difference between a spring and bolt action airsoft sniper

What is the difference between a bolt action airsoft sniper and spring airsoft sniper. Which is easier to use and which is better.
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Is it unlawful or not-done to field between bowler and sight screen?

In cricket, play usually stops temporarily when spectators or personnel walk or stand in front of the (live) sight screen. What about fielders? Should they move elsewhere on request?
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What is BABIP in Baseball, and what does it tell us?

How does one get a high/low BABIP? Is this statistic for hitters and/or pitchers? What does a high/low BABIP mean? Definition: BABIP = (Hits - Homeruns) / (At Bats - Strikeouts - Homeruns + ...

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