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Is it a foul for the defender to preemptively slide tackle a potential shot?

Let's say that the striker is closing in to the goal post on the right side. As a defender, I am running towards the middle of the right post and the striker. I perform a slide tackle towards the ...
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What kind of sea kayak is OK to use in rough waters?

I just started kayaking last year and we puchased two kayaks, one 14' and one 13'. We have had great trips building our skills in lakes and in protected areas of the puget sound. We would like to try ...
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Why are tennis players active in multiple events during a Grand Slam?

Now Wimbledon is going on for over a week, I wonder why some players enter mutliple events on the same Grand Slam, e.g. the Williams sisters that in the past participated in the Women's Singles and ...
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How can I improve my ball handling?

I play football (soccer) for my community traveling team. Our usual ball handling exercise is getting the ball around a course of cones. What other ways can I improve my ball handling abilities?
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Are there “Lets” in table tennis?

In tennis if I serve the ball and it goes into the opposite service box, but hits the net on the way, it is a let. Is there such a thing as a let in table tennis?
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Soccer “Shot” VS Hockey “Shot”

When a player shoots the ball in soccer, it's counted as a "shot" regardless of whether it goes wide, gets saved by the goalie, or goes in as a goal. However, in hockey, a shot is only counted as a "...
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How do fabrics, impermeability, buoyancy, and swimwear length enhance a swimmer's performance?

In 2008, Speedo launched the LZR Racer, a high-tech swimwear. Since high-tech swimwear were launched, over 130 world records have been broken. As a result, FINA, the International Swimming ...
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How can a 3rd college quarterback be found if two are injured?

As colleges can't sign a new player like an NFL team can, what do they do if two or three of their starting QBs go down? Is there a rule that lets them get new players or do they have to play their ...
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How do I get distance out of a fairway bunker?

I'm a long-time watcher and a short-time player of golf. Whilst only a beginner, I am actually fairly good at getting out of greenside bunkers. I open the club face, I aim an inch behind the ball ...
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Coaching a (low-interest) collegiate fencing club

I am the assistant volunteer coach for a collegiate fencing club. The coach is keen on teaching fencing fundamentals and some advanced maneuvers. I am his second set of eyes and goto for general ...
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Are all of the lines on a tennis court the same width?

I was at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the BNP Paribas Open and took the following photo of center court. The end lines appear to be thicker than the other lines (including the service line). My ...
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What is the practical difference between traditional and “toe” snowboard bindings?

Here's an equipment question. What is the real practical/effective difference between these two types of snowboard bindings: "Traditional" (over the foot): "Toe": What sort of effect do these ...
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When a quarterback sees a reciever/cornerback mismatch, what is the correct throw? [closed]

I was arguing this with my friend. He claims that if a quarterback sees that his receiver is much faster, he should throw a quick pass and let the receiver juke his way past the cornerback. My ...
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Identify this Italian sport

I am trying to recall the name of a sport with the following details: The match I saw was between two Italian sides and I believe it had an Italian name. It is similar to football, although I believe ...
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How come Belarus played 4–5 against Finland on IIHF World Championships?

In yesterday’s game BLR–FIN, at 59:16 with Belarus trailing 0–1, Belarussian player injured a Finnish player with a high stick, and received double minor penalty (2+2) for that. However, during the ...
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Are cyclists inconvenienced by support car exhausts?

During a road bicycle race, like Giro d'Italia or Tour de France, cyclists have to share the road with the support cars and often ride just behind them. Don’t they mind the exhausts from the cars, or ...
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Why do many franchises sign long-term TV deals

Many teams sign long-term local TV deals of 10 years or more. Many times these deals end up being poor and below market-value after a few years. The Pittsburg Pirates deal being a good example (only ...
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Preventing a player from playing a specific position via suspension

In Major League Baseball, any player can play any position. This seems to be the main reason a Pitcher is suspended with the same standard suspension as a position player. This despite a pitcher's ...
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How does drifting work?

I have seen drifting in many movies, and, in fact, one of the fast and furious movies was dedicated specifically to drifting (Tokyo drift) How exactly does drifting work? What does the driver ...
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Why is Cricket called Cricket? [closed]

My daughter and I were playing softball and on the next field were a bunch of guys playing cricket. She asked me Why is Cricket called Cricket? I had no idea and figured this was a good place to ...
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How to keep legs volume when becoming a runner? [closed]

I've got into running and I love it! but the size of my legs ( the muscles that is ) is reducing every month. What can I do to increase the muscle mass and at the same time keep running. I run ...
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Any recommend José Mourinho biography book? [closed]

I'm interested in José Mourinho , currently Real Madrid C.F. Football Manager, and I would like to know more about him. Is there a biography or any suggested reading on this guy?
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How does having a pacesetter help set a record?

Often pacesetters are used to set the correct pace to help break a record. For cyclists there is an obvious physical advantage in running in a group, as those in the middle/back of the group have ...
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How to attack zone defense?

What gameplays do you use to attack a zone defense, and specially 2-1-2 type? And how do you work it in practice? I usually practice it with game situation, but are there some exercises to develop ...
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Tactics to counter pushing

What are the best tactics to use against a player who uses excessive pushing? I play with a group of about 20 guys each week without a referee. Every now and then a player will come along who relies ...
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What players have the highest vertical reach [closed]

What players currently playing in the NBA (2011-12) have the highest measured vertical reach? And what players historically have had the highest vertical reach? I find lots of rumours on the net, ...
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Are there any Oval Track races in Europe? [closed]

In the US we seem to prefer oval races with high-speed banked turns to the street courses that seem to be favored in Europe. Are there any "superspeedway" tracks in europe?
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What is the advantage of wearing polyester for basketball?

Basketball uniforms are usually made out of polyester. What advantage does polyester have over, say, cotton for playing basketball? I personally did not feel any different whether wearing polyester or ...
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Achieving the optimal strike in squash: Is the wrist involved at all?

I am a sports enthusiast who has tried out many ball sports through-out my life with years of training in football (read: "soccer" if you are American) and basketball, as well as many hours of ...
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What does it take to earn the International Certificate of Competence?

What does it take to pass the ICC? Must you be willing to sail through the Mediterranean or hold a skipper license? An International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is a certificate which may be ...
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When can I start to let my child attend to archery course?

I don't have skills in archery but I am interested in introducing my children to archery via archery schools. I heard that archery is a good sport that will increase our focus power and our control ...
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In college sports, why is permission needed to recruit other coaches?

It seems a big deal is made about athletic directors getting permission before recruiting other schools' coaches. Is this based on some rule or is it more of a professional courtesy? And under what ...
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Why do we have to wait for the goal line technology to be put into practice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? After watching England's world cup match i was eagerly waiting for FIFA to introduce the goal line technology. But it ...
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What are the main advantages of sit-on-top kayaks? What makes them so popular?

I own a 5.18m Sea-Kayak. Obviously a sit-in type with a watertight spray skirt. It has two hatches which also close to not let water in, even if forcibly submerged. On my trips to other countries (...
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Hard pain for recover crease [closed]

I am have much of the time on the RECOVERY crease/s in game of friendly CRICKET How is best line for pick up of new PITCH ? I am have much problem in back where speed has very low possible I am ...
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Playing tennis without ball boy. Any tips to avoid collecting the balls so often?

I used to use all the balls that I have, only if there is no one playing at the area. But if there are other people playing at the area, I don't want the balls mixed up with others, or stolen by ...
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Are there drills or methods for improving reaction time in table tennis or overall?

Reaction time is critical to many sports. My sport in particular is table tennis. Are there drills or methods that would allow you to improve reaction time? Or is it just a basis of pure repetition ...
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What is the actual waiver wire?

Saw a tweet from Adam Shefter, an ESPN NFL Insider, regarding Peyton Manning being released: Still no NFL waiver wire, so any team reaching out to Peyton Manning now would be violating the rules. ...
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What is the “Prisoner” salute basketball players perform?

After a good play, like scoring a big basket, some basketball players perform a salute that seems inspired by The Prisoner: looking through a circle made with their thumb and forefinger with one eye, ...
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Squash - what is wrong with my grip?

Whenever I hit the ball hard especially when I miss the sweet spot my racket is dislodged slightly in my hand. The problem is intensified when my hand becomes sweaty and the accuracy of my shots ...
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Skip a media timeout in NCAA basketball?

In NCAA basketball, there are media timeouts at the first whistle after the 16:00, 12:00, 8:00 and 4:00 minute marks of each half. What happens if there is no whistle from the four minute mark until ...
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Finding the odds of games in the past [closed]

I'm interested in finding the odds (aka spread or latest line) of NFL games that were played in the past, as far back as the 1960's. In general, the odds that were printed in newspapers. Where can I ...
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What's the performance benefit of track spikes for distance events in track and field?

In high school, virtually all of the distance runners that I've observed used regular running shoes. However, elite level distance runners all seem to use track spikes. Have there been any studies ...
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Is there a limit on the number of events that a track and field athlete may enter in one meet?

At the high school level, my local district limited an athlete to four events in one track and field meet. Famous sprinters like Carl Lewis have won four gold medals in one meet and other track and ...
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What is the year of the Tour de France poster [closed]

In the movie Triplets of Belleville there appears a Tour de France poster that is hanging near the Champion's bed (a picture from the movie that I found is this one, the poster is the one with the ...
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the net position on a table in table tennis

Are there any rules indicating how the net is placed on a table tennis? Should it touch the top? Should it touch the table? I'm not totally sure. It always seems that we just put it in the middle of ...
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How can I improve my turns when downhill skiing?

How can I improve my turns when downhill skiing? Whenever I make passes back and forth, my uphill ski is at an angle and is awkward, often causing me to stumble. I would have much better control if ...
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Any suggestions on the best way to improve raw speed on the field?

Any ideas on workouts or exercises for improving speed on the field? I say "on the field" because targeting a specified distance (40yd, 100m, etc) can lead to an emphasis on a particular start or ...
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What is the job of the Assistant Coach in the NFL?

I understand what the job of a Head Coach is, but what does the Assistant Head Coach actually do during games/in the office?
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Recommended drills to help keep your eye on the ball?

One of the things that I find myself not doing as well as I need to is keeping my eye on the ball. I am a tennis player but I am sure this could apply to other sports as well (baseball, football, ...

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