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What did Luiz Adriano do wrong in scoring a 'cheat goal'?

The news report on this site describes how Luiz Adriano scored an unsportsmanlike goal... Adriano...rounded the Danish club's keeper to score after an uncontested drop-ball ...and will ...
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How could a trade take place after the trade deadline?

In August 2012, roughly several weeks after the trade deadline, the Red Sox and the Dodgers made a trade in which the Red Sox sent players, worth over $250 million in remaining salary, to the Dodgers. ...
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Does the List-A matches include One day internationals

I saw the profiles of Sachin, Ponting, Pietersen and some other international players. All that stats shows that no. of their List-A matches are greater than no of their Odis,this only raised me the ...
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What kind of shoes are suitable for a Novice/Sprint triathlon?

Next year in summer I want to take part in my first triathlon. The distances will be 400m-750m swimming / 20km cycling / 2-5km running. Are there shoes that work for cycling (with click system) and ...
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How many warnings will be given for a player?

We know that a batsman or a bowler will be given warning for some activities like running on the pitch, moving from the original fielding position before bowling, starts running before bowling,..etc. ...
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What percentage of football goals originate from corner kicks?

What are the odds that getting a corner kick result in a goal? Note, I am not asking the percentage of corner kicks that result in a goal. I am after stats from pro-level soccer, for example, the EPL....
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How is WAR defined as a baseball statistic?

WAR (wins above replacement) is a statistic that is often used to describe the value of a baseball player's performance in a given year. How is this statistic determined? What are the differences ...
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What is a Golden set? and what is the difference with Bagel set?

What is a Golden set on tennis? Is there a tennis player who won a golden set? What is the difference between Golden set and Bagel set?
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Heptathlon point system calculation

Are there equations that are used to calculate the scores (as in diving and such)? If so, what are these equations? And if not, please state how the points are calculated.
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Do basketball players tend to improve at shooting free-throws over the course of their career?

Today on Khan Academy there was a probability tutorial on how to figure out the likelihood of a given player making 10 consecutive free-throws. Apparently Lebron's career FT% is right around 75%. A ...
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Early Adoption Program for Running Shoes

Is there any sort of early adoption program that vendors offer for running shoes? The reason I ask is that in my case, I'm running a marathon at the end of May. Saucony is releasing the Kinvara 3 just ...
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Has 4-6-0 ever worked in high level football?

Seeing that Del Bosque is insisting on playing without a real striker in the Euro games, I came to wonder whether the 4-6-0 tactic he's trying to implement really ever worked for a team at this level. ...
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Does the chance of serious injury when road biking decrease with speed? [closed]

When riding a road bike at high speed, for instance in the Tour de France, I have heard that the severity of injuries tend to be decreased as speed increases, as this allows the cyclist to "roll", and ...
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Why does a marathon start need to be near its finish for a record to count

In the answer to a question on the validity or otherwise of a world record, the answer quotes the rule book which says: "The start and finish points of a course, measured along a theoretical ...
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Significance of ends in field games

In most sports like football and hockey, the teams change position at half time. Are there any specific reasons to do so, other than fan support at one end? Will there be any specific advantage in one ...
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How can I work out the ratio between the number of home runs this player had in baseball-reference.com [closed]

How can I work out the ratio between the number of home runs this player had and the number of balls he hit (as opposed to struck out) using this table? http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/...
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baseballreference.com reading the tables for player statistics (roger maris) [closed]

I have been figuring out this site ok but I do not really understand why there are 3 entries for maris in 1958. If I want to figure out his home runs that season. Should I just add up all the 1958 or ...
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Derivation of variables in the heptathlon point system equations

The point system equations for the heptathlon are listed at the following question - Heptathlon point system calculation My question is how did the founders of this scoring system come up with the ...
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Has a protest during a game ever worked?

I've constantly heard a protest being called by the manager of team (baseball, football, etc) who felt that there was an unfair ruling. Yet, after each of these games, the protest never goes through. ...
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Where and when was the first women's soccer team introduced in the USA?

Is there record of the first female soccer team in the US? Which state was the first to adopt women's soccer and when?
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How to hit a high draw?

My natural shot is a fade. I don't have a problem hitting (or feeling) a high, normal, or low fade. However, I have no feel, but I can hit a draw. With a 5-iron, I can hit a low draw and chase it ...
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Is there a punishment for diving in Soccer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What actions are taken by FIFA/UEFA against what's known as filming or diving When I think of European soccer I think of diving. Is there any punishment for diving/...
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Name of the Rope used to Tie Climbers Together

Does anyone know if there's a technical term for the rope/method which climbers / mountaineers use to tie themselves together (i.e. climbers tie in, then if one falls the others self-arrest to prevent ...
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What will happen to the current Bowl games when the playoff system commences?

In 2014, the NCAA will switch from the current Bowl Game system for Division 1 football to a four-team playoff format wherein the top 4 teams will compete for the championship. Will the current Bowl ...
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Expo who remained longest with the Nationals

Which Expo player who moved to the Nationals in 2005 remained longest (continuously) with the Nationals?
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Winning despite walking

What is the MLB record for the most walks (bases on balls) allowed in a single game (9 inning game) by a pitcher who ultimately still recorded the win?
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Penalty for Fight in Kart racing rule [closed]

Any body knows in the racing when 2 drivers fighting with each other which penalties we should give them?
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Football player backing into another to receive a high kick

Is it a foul in football if the ball is kicked up in the air towards two opposing players, and the one in front is backing into the one behind in readiness for the ball arriving? If the player behind ...
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10% Rule for Increasing Pace [closed]

I've heard of the "10 Percent" rule for increasing distance when running - something like "don't increase your distance for a single run or for the entire week by more than 10 percent per week". Is ...
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Has there been any notable impact to the NFL using replacement officials?

This summer the NFL has opened the preseason in a labor dispute with officials, and are instead using college officials from no BCS conferences are replacements until the dispute is involved. What ...
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How much do the plates in Crossfit weigh?

I've been a long time bodybuilder, but never tried Crossfit. I watched some videos of Crossfit athletes use large plates of the same size as the 45 pound plates I find in bodybuilding gyms. I am ...
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Cross-checking vs. Pushing in Ice Hockey

Last night, I was in an discussion with the referee in my adult league game. He called me once for a "cross-check" during a situation where I pushed a player out of position using my stick. I never ...
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Is there any good website to view running trails in the Bellevue, WA area? [closed]

I'm in Bellevue, WA this week and am trying to find some good places to run. I'm sure I can just find a park and do many loops, but I'm looking for some mapped runs of 7-10 miles. I'm sure if a ...
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If there is an NHL lockout / partial lockout, what will happen to purchased tickets? [closed]

I bought tickets for the Boston Bruins' opening night against the Montreal Canadians on October 18, 2012. What will happen to the tickets that people have bought if there is a lockout? Also there is ...
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In the NBA, what is the difference when players shoot foul shots alone vs. around other players?

I've noticed in the NBA that when a player takes a foul shot, they're usually surrounded by other players lined up around the box. But sometimes when a player is shooting a foul shot, they're ...
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Help Recover During Long Runs

Obviously, longer runs require longer recovery. Besides using something like gels and drinking water when running, is there anything else I can do to help my body from being depleated as much during ...
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Which workouts will most help my ball handling skills?

I'm looking for some type of training exercise or workout that will help my ball handling ability. I know that it is not a good idea to try to increase muscle mass, but instead try to work on your "...
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Which athletes were the first to break the color barriers in hockey?

Ice hockey, by nature of being a sport developed by British colonialists, has largely been made up of teams of people who can trace their ancestry to the British isles, the Nordic regions of Europe, ...
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How is the slashing rule enforced in hockey?

From the NHL rulebook: 61.1 Slashing - Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not. Non-aggressive stick contact to the pant or front of the ...
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How to prepare knockout fixtures? [closed]

Given the list of participants with seedings, how do I prepare the draw/fixtures? Is there a standard way of doing it or are there multiple variants?
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Oil Patterns in Bowling

I am aware that different oil patterns are used in the sport of bowling. Common oil patterns are the cheetah, chameleon, scorpion, shark, and viper. What is the significance of oil patterns in ...
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Does MLB rookie status include postseason play?

From the MLB rule book, the rule states: Determining rookie status: A player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 ...
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Player insurance

Do professional sports teams around the world usually insure their players against injury so that if they lose the player's services, their salary is at least partially covered? If there is no ...
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How would I train for a sport such as orienteering?

How would I train as a young semi-elite orienteer? I have some idea of the amount I should do but I do not know how I should spread it across the week. Should I group my training in the middle of the ...
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Do squad limitations help national teams?

Some nations have regulations limiting the squad selections in various ways, such as total number of foreign players or a minimum number of "home-grown" players. In Serie A and La Liga I believe there ...
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Second Division League popularity [closed]

I have a general question regarding soccer (football), in terms of which events are more widely viewed by fans: Do fans tend to follow second division leagues, or are they more likely to follow ...
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How does golf technology compensate for the “groove rule” for golf clubs?

Question Can V-grooves replicate the performance of U-grooves via golf technology? In other words: How does golf technology compensate for the "groove rule" for golf clubs? Information The United ...
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Why do swimmers peak at such a young age?

Why do swimmers reach their peak performance at a relatively young age compared with track and field athletes? Particularly female swimmers seem to produce their best results in their late teens to ...
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What are side shields on ballistic eyewear seen in recent Olympics shooting?

Please, notice the side shields at this goggles (image taken from Olympics video which can be found here, shown @ 2:48). There were multiple such things shown during that contest and they definitely ...
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Relief from cart path on a hill

I sent this question to the USGA, based on a situation from my last round; we'll see what they say in about a month (if that), but I thought I'd let you guys have a try as I'll be playing the same ...

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