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Would it not significantly improve the quality (and viewership) of female soccer games if ‘hydration breaks’ were made to be a permanent feature? [closed]

Hydration breaks are short (two minute) breaks during the middle of each half. In addition to boosting energy and activity during games, it would also serve to reduce dehydration and injuries. Apart ...
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Does “full count” in MLB mean to “three balls and two strikes”

At about 7'11″ into the video linked below, the announcer says "full count now three balls and two" Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees - August 2, 2020 - Regular Season 2020 - MLB - Full ...
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Which player had the longest professional career?

Which player had the longest professional career, in terms of years? For example, Sachin Tendulkar played cricket professionally for 24 years. Are there any players (across all professional sports) ...
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NFL division with 3 teams in the playoffs

Under the current NFL playoffs format, each conference sends 6 teams to the postseason: the 4 division champions and 2 wild card teams. So the most teams a division can have in the playoffs is 3; the ...
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How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games?

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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In 2016 IPL T20 cricket matches, are the commentators in the stadium or watching a broadcast in a studio?

I have been watching cricket on tv for years and have occasionally seen the commentary box. Usually, the camera will be behind the commentators and the image will show the commentators watching the ...
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Worst placing in the climber competition for the overall winner

It is clear that the Tour de France is won in the mountains. (On a flat stage there usually are mass finishes, with the winner not able to make up much time.) Hence the overall winner should also be a ...
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How does the runner placed at second base in extra innings affect Earned Run Average?

Normally the pitcher who allows a runner to reach base is charged with the run if the runner eventually reaches home, even if the pitcher is replaced before the runner scores. If the run is an earned ...
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What does it mean to “bring back a rider” in bike racing?

I was watching the "30 for 30" episode on Greg Lemond on ESPN. The video (Slaying the Badger) had interviews with previous teammates of Lemond. One of them was Andy Hampsten and in his ...
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Why are pole vault indoor records better than outdoor's?

In September 2020, Duplantis beated the world's pole vault record with a 6,15m jump. World Athletics mentioned Duplantis scales 6.15m in Rome, world's highest ever outdoor vault, where I find the ...
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How many times has a team trailing by at least 3 goals won a Stanley Cup playoffs game?

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 3 on the third game of their best of 5 Stanley Cup qualifier of the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets did so after trailing 3 - 0 in the ...
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What are the various rules for placement of goal kicks?

I have seen goal kicks placed in various spots within the box, and then there are kicks where the goalkeeper can handle the ball and drop-kick it. What determines these different cases?
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What happens to American odds when the point spread gets further from zero?

I am learning about American odds (moneyline odds) and point spreads. In Chapter 2 of Sports Betting for Dummies, I see: When the point spread on a game gets further from zero, the two moneyline bets ...
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How are the payments handled (be it prize money, franchisee cost) for international sportspeople?

I am wondering more from the logistics around how the taxation is taken care of , do the sportsperson or their manager take care of this or is this handled by agencies and how much do they charge for ...
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Why does League Two have more promotion places than the Championship and League One?

There's something I've always wondered regarding the Football League's structure: There are three teams promoted/relegated between the Premier League and the Championship; There are three teams ...
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What is a “Baltimore chop” and why is it called that?

(I'm double asking because I'm pretty sure I know the answer to the first half, but would like confirmation anyways.) Playing baseball recently, a batter chopped a ground ball hard, over the pitcher'...
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Song played in and out of commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final

There was a song played in and out of the commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final on ESPN. It's sung by a male and the lyrics are as follows: We'll be the last ones standing Be a light ...
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When a batter gets a hit, how does the scoreboard shows that?

Per a tutorial, A batter gets a hit when he reaches a base without getting out or forcing another runner to get out. When a batter gets a hit, how does the scoreboard show that?
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Has any player beat both of the Williams sisters in singles games within a week?

Victoria Azaranka beat Serena Williams 2-1 on September 10th, 2020 at the US Open semis. She went on to beat Venus Williams 2-0 on September 16th, 2020 at the Italian Open. The timing worked nicely ...
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How many times a tennis player has been double (or triple) bageled in the same year as winning a grand slam?

Victoria Azaranka beat Sofia Kenin in straight sets in the second round of Italian Open 2020 (Sept 17 2020). Azaranka won in class dealing Kenin a shock and rare double bagel, winning both sets 6-0. ...
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What is the highest strength of victory that can be attained by an NFL team?

A follow-up to the question What is “Strength of Victory”?: I was trying to find the theoretical maximum of a team's strength of victory (SOV) after an NFL regular season is complete. Certainly, just ...
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Home runs on back to back pitches

Related to this question, I'm wondering how many times in MLB history a team has hit home runs on consecutive pitches. That is 2, 3, or 4 home runs in as many pitches. Please provide the team, date ...
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When calculating red zone efficiency, does a team need to have a first down in the red zone?

An NFL team's red zone efficiency/percentage is calculated by taking the number of touchdowns scored in the red zone and dividing it by the number of trips to the red zone. (A team is in the red zone ...
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Why do they have fake crowd noises in the NFL?

Because of COVID-19, the NFL stands are empty. They are stimulating the crowd with audio. It reminds me of a laugh track on TV, which I find to be very annoying. Why do they have these fake crowd ...
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Multiple hits in an inning by a pitcher

Today against the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg started the third inning with a single and later hit a three-run home run in that same inning. When was the last time a ...
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What do these numbers mean in the tennis WTA calendar?

Take a look at the rectangle in this picture. I understand that M stands for the whole amount of participants (it is like "S" for Singles). Q stands for qualifiers. D for doubles tournaments. X ...
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runs scoring prior to a forced 3rd out being made [duplicate]

I have played this game for 40 years, however, yesterday I experienced a "first." Runner is at third, two out ...batter hits but is super slow running. The play for the out develops ...
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How many teams in football history won treble?

Treble in one season means winning the three main titles of the season: European Championship league League championship National cup title How many teams in the history of football won treble?
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Why are Indian news TV channels not showing coverage of cricket matches?

During earlier IPL events, all Indian news TV channels were giving highlights, point tables, etc. We were getting too many updates. During IPL 2018, there was no coverage in prime time on any ...
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Players in snooker, now having to use separate rests

Why are the players in snooker now using separate rests? They are both touching the wood all around the sides of the table, where they rest their hand to play a shot, so what difference does touching ...
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the wall/fence on the right of PNC Park in Pittsburgh

Here is PNC Park in Pittsburgh I guess the wall/fence pointed out by red arrow is 21 feet high. What about the wall pointed out by blue arrow? I'm not even sure whether there is a wall there pointed ...
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New South Wales and cricketing talent

New South Wales has produced a lot of top-level cricketers. However, not all of them have gone on to represent NSW at a first-class/List A level. Many have switched loyalties, such as Sir Don Bradman (...
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Legal to reach around someone when they are posting up?

When I play basketball and post up against a particular opponent he always reaches around from behind me, under my arms and begins to curve around my torso with both arms in an attempt to swap away ...
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Has there ever been a game-winning tip play off an inbounds pass in an NBA playoff game or NCAA Tournament game?

The NBA has the Trent Tucker Rule, which states that if there is less than 0.3 seconds on the shot clock or game clock with a team inbounding the ball, then any player on that team cannot attempt to ...
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The Barassi Line and Australian winter sports today

The Barassi Line is an imaginary line that divides Australia into two parts based on the popularity of Australian Rules Football vs the rugby codes. Essentially, Aussie Rules is more popular in ...
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2020 US Open theme music

Before or after a match, there is a pop song that is played repeatedly on TV. In the song, I hear a woman and chorus singing together. What is the name of this song? How do I find out about the ...
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Alternative to punching bag

I'm not entirely sure this question fits here, but here we go. I've started with boxing/kickboxen a bit over a year ago. Now I'm looking for a way to train at home. Especially with a punching bag or ...
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V200W vs. V300W volleyballs

I'm torn up between the V200W and the V330W volleyballs for one particular reason. My first instinct was to get the V200W because it seems to be the superior one on first glance. However, I realized ...
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Has a top seed tennis player been disqualified from a grand slam tournament before?

Novak Djokovic, the top seed of US Open 2020 (and world #1 as of the start of the tournament) was defaulted from his 4th round match against Carreno Busta after hitting a line judge with a ball. This ...
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How often do shots hit the post and/or bar?

I am looking for sports intelligence (stats) for soccer shots hitting the post and/or bar. The leagues I'm tracking are the Bundesliga, EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 (France) and MLS (USA). How many ...
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What does “show up fielders” mean in a baseball game?

A guy is explaining some unwritten rules in baseball. At about 8'01″ into the video, it sounds like that the guy says Pitchers should never show up their fielders What does "show up" mean ...
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What does “gets pulled” mean in a baseball game?

A guy is explaining some unwritten rules in baseball. At about 7'50″ into the video, the guy says If a pitcher gets pulled they should stay in the dugout at least until the end of that inning. What ...
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Naive questions about the Engine of a Formula1 Car

I'm not very familiar with engines and how they work. I know what "cc", "hp", "V6", "turbo" and the like mean, but I ignore how their correlation can improve (...
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What's the name for this skateboard trick? (180 kickturn)

So I'm wondering if there's a special name for this trick. It's very basic. You're moving forward, and you do a 180 degree kickturn (i.e. pivot off the tail, turn the nose 180 degrees). At the end you'...
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When did the TOUR Championship stop finishing on a par-3?

The 18th hole of the TOUR championship used to be a par-3, but I found out that is no longer the case since it is now the 9th hole. When did this change take place and why?
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How do you deal with skewed frequency in Hexagonal Shot Plots for NBA Players

So I've stumbled upon Kirk Goldsberry's shot plots and I find them very intriguing. Here's an example . I find these charts fascinating, so I decided to learn how to make these charts myself, except I ...
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In cricket, when a bowler is around the wicket, why does the batter not simply adjust their stance to counter the angle?

I have always been confused by the way the batters react to the bowler coming around the wicket. It strikes me that by going around the wicket the bowler is effectively reducing the area of the ...
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Third umpire in Hockey and Football sports

Why there is not a third umpire in Hockey or Football sports as it is in Cricket sport?
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Why would hitting the ball with the leading edge generate more spin?

I have often heard it said that when brushing the ball, you should hit the ball with the leading edge of the bat for maximum spin. To make this clearer, let's assume we are doing a heavy backspin ...
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How to understand this new phase format table in cricket world cup 2019?

Recently cricket world cup 2019 Live Tv channels showing this new new phase format table. I am confused. Please explain what is it?

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