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Can batsman hit the ball after the ball cross the stumps?

Can the batsman hit the ball after the ball crossed the stumps?
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How to do whirlpool shot in football (soccer)?

Drama I was the only guy in the defence line in a free kick when opponent placed his ball. The opponent had massive leg muscles and he was far taller than me. He scored a goal I have never seen in ...
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Why the IPL teams don't have any English cricketers?

I can't see any England cricketers playing in this IPL season(2014). The only England cricketer playing in this IPL is Kevin Pietersen who was axed by England Cricket Board. What is the reason for ...
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Why Mumbai is considered as a state in Ranji Trophy(Indian Domestic Cricket)

I know Railway, Services play as a state in Ranji Trophy. But why Mumbai is considered as an individual team or state though Maharashtra plays in Ranji Trophy?
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Is it permissible to wear body protection material or gear under the clothing when keeping wickets in cricket?

Can you wear baseball keepers' protective gear under your clothing in cricket?
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How do the different court surfaces at the majors affect the games and mix of players?

There have been a number of dominant tennis players in history who have won the "Grand Slam," that is, victories in all four opens, Australian, French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Opens, under varying ...
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How steep a hill does a low seeded (tennis) player have to climb?

It was shocking, but a low seeded player ousted Number 2 seeded Li Na in the first (women's) round of the French Open. My understanding is that the seeding is designed to prevent this from happening ...
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Can a batsman hit the ball after getting bowled in a no-ball or free hit ball?

This can be easily done in slow/medium pace deliveries. Consider a batsman getting bowled in a no-ball or a free-hit ball and the ball remains near the batsman. Is it allowed to hit the ball with ...
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Australia vs New Zeland underarm ball

Is this still legal in cricket? And since it was legal, why would people get so upset? Video
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What are the reserve days for play off matches of IPL7?

In this post, it was reported that the reserve day for first playoff match is May 28. What are the reserve days for the second and third playoff matches of IPL7?
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Who will enter into the final in case of rain in first qualifier?

What happens if it rains in the first qualifier in IPL 2014 match between KKR and KXIP? Who will enter into the final? On what basis?
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Why did Mumbai Indians get an extra delivery to win with a better run rate?

In the final league match of IPL 2014 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai needed to win the match in 14.3 overs (87 balls). However, after 14.3 overs Mumbai could managed to tie the ...
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In IPL match MI vs RR - who would enter into the playoff in case of “no ball”

During the IPL7 last league match between MI vs RR, the scores were leveled at 189. Had the bowler bowled a no ball who would enter into the playoff, MI or RR?
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Does the activity in IPL count by ICC?

I want to know, if a player takes wicket, scores runs etc. in IPL (Indian Premier League), will it be counted by ICC (In their record/history)?
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What is a pass rusher?

Is it just another name for a running back or a wide receiver? It seems to me that it would be anyone who takes the pass from the QB and runs the ball which pretty much seems to be what the RB does. ...
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Swimming with Fins Versus Elite Swimmers

When sprinting with fins, and especially now that I'm trying to press my chest and head down and get my hips up, I can feel a pretty significant amount of drag as my arm recovers. I think this is due ...
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Semipermeable swimming nose clips

Is there a solution against nose aches after a lot of swimming? maybe nose clips, that only let you breathe out and close when you breathe in?
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Vegan sport player? [closed]

In this era where, in my opinion, power is necessary so I have a question about alimentary habits for most important sport players. How many and who famous international sport (tennis/football/...
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Batter delay of game

Why is the batter allowed to wander in and out of the box? Doesn't this amount to delay of the game? The pitcher has 12 seconds to throw the ball after he receives it from the catcher. Apparently he ...
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Half volley shot of cricket

The half volley is a tennis shot but why this word entered in cricket and what is half volley shot of cricket?
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First hat-trick in T-20 international

Who is the first bowler to take hat-trick in T-20 international?
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Do Ice Hockey commentators say score or scores?

Is it actually called a goal or do they call it a score and therefore shouting "score!" is like shouting "goal!" in football? Or do they shout "scores!" as in scores a goal/point? Is either ...
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When was the third-umpire review system entered in cricket?

When was the third umpire review system(not DRS) entered in cricket?
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In which condition the Test-match declared TIE?

When can a test-Match results in tie (not-draw)? What are the factors affecting to such result to be declared?
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Difference between leg-spin & flipper

What is the difference between Leg spinner's leg-spin & Flipper?
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Does a carbon fiber seat help karting performance and protect ribs?

I found a karting seat that is made from carbon-fiber here: http://www.ribtect.com/RibtectSeat_Original.html On that page, it claims: To Improve Performance: The Ribtect seat helps the chassis ...
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Tennis shots with back towards the opponent?

A shot with back to opponent is difficult and can injure wrist while turning torso towards opponent or hit leg/knee. It can require flexibility in places such as back, shoulder and hands. Luckily, ...
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why is a team's front office called front office?

I heard of the expression "the team's front office" in US professional sports teams like the NBA, and I would like to know what does it exactly mean and why is it called "front" office.
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Why are the bails taken-off from the stumps?

Why are the bails taken-off from the stumps at the break time & end of the day of a Test-match?
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What is the weight difference between ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 and ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 LITE-SHOW? [closed]

Google all around the web and cant find exact information, it only says the second model is more lightweight, but no precise grams or oz's.
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I can't play my best/full in a football match in the morning

My club play almost all of its matches in the morning, but in this time my body still feels kinda relaxed and I'm not mentally motivated or physically. Plus I can't sprint or accelerate as fast. When ...
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How does the bottom participant steer in two-man luge?

Based on this statement, found here: Typically, the 2-man luge is slower because they start further down on the track, but it is much harder to steer because the man on top is the only one that ...
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What is the difference between googly and doosra spin?

I can see some of the spin bowlers bowl googly and some bowl doosra in international cricket matches. What is the basic difference between googly and doosra spin? How they differ from each other?
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Effective way to learn spin in table tennis

I am 25 and I started playing table tennis 6 months ago. Since then I've played almost every weekday for at least 20 minutes. Currently I can play the standard shots. But I am not winning matches ...
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Spin Clarification

In comparing the bowling technique of Nathan Lyon and Graeme Swan, are both described as "wrist" spinners OR is Swan a "finger" spinner and Lyon a wrist spinner? It seems to me that Lyon's delivery ...
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What is the average ice time for an NHL player? [closed]

What is the formula for determining it myself?
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Bypassing the salary cap through hidden accounts

I have a general salary cap question. This can be for any league with a cap, but let's use the NFL. Is there anything preventing an owner from paying a player with a hidden account or something? For ...
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What does this scoring format mean?

Looking at this soccer match page: http://www.espnfc.com/en/report/233737/report.html?soccernet=true&cc=null The score format says, "(2) 3 - 2 (3)". What do the brackets mean? The article also ...
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Wide Ball rule being neglected

When a ball is outside the wide line on the off side or outside the leg stump on the leg side of the batsman, it is given as a wide ball. But now-a-days (especially in T20 matches), if the ball is ...
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What is the difference between balls in Test and ODI Cricket?

In Test Cricket, the red colored ball is used while in ODI and T20I, the white colored ball is used. What is the difference between these balls(apart from color)? Why are different balls used in ...
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What does it mean to say, “X was the Nth overall pick for this season”?

I am a recent NFL enthusiast and have just started following the games but some terminology still stumps me. I understand the draft process in general and know that every year each of the 32 teams get ...
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How much time hold Cricket if Match delayed from Rain?

I am really very confuse, How much to wait if Match delayed from Rain? If rain delay game from first inning? if rain delay game from second inning? What is the procedure 20/20 over, one day and ...
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How does the LED stumps help in Cricket?

In recent matches I can see that LED stumps are used in twenty twenty world cup. Heard that it is very costly. Why do they use that? Does it help for anything or only for fun?
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When did the NFL start using the Wonderlic test and how is it applied to the draft process?

I recently took a Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test at a job interview. It consisted of logic, mathematics and grammar. The NFL uses this exam as a part of their draft analysis. I can understand why I ...
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Yellow card and red card in cricket

Yellow and red cards are given in some team sports like rugby,football etc. Is there a practice of issuing these cards in cricket? I heard that Billy Bowden gave yellow card for shane warne, and ...
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How to do side-crawl efficiently with taking few breathes periodically?

I have been trying this technique from past couple of days but failed to do it properly. Since I am not taking any coaching so just want to make sure that whatever I am doing is not wrong. Here is ...
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Slow Left arm bowler vs Left Handed Batsman

I know the fact that slow left arm bowler is always easier for left handed batsman. I have seen several matches, captain won't give chance for slow left arm bowlers to bowl against left handed ...
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Does a ball count if it hits an umpire?

What happens in a scenario where the batsman plays a shot down the ground and it hits the umpire? Isn't it unfair to the batsman to lose a certain boundary had there been one? Does the ball count as a ...
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Why is a “squeeze bunt” referred to as such?

This refers to a bunt with the runner on third base. Why isn't a bunt referred to as a squeeze bunt with runners on other bases? Or is it a special type of bunt (e.g. toward the first base line) to ...
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First ever transfer in football

What was the first ever recorded in transfer in football, by transfer I mean the first time a club bought another player's contract from a club?

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