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What happens after the penalty if a player is snookered behind a free ball?

What happens after the penalty is applied when a player is snookered behind a free ball? This question pertains to the rule when a free ball has been nominated, but the player not only fails to sink ...
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Has a player ever obtained a 147 via two breaks?

Suppose John starts a break and gets red-black combinations to a reasonable score, then misses red. Paul takes his shot next but misses straight away, scoring nothing. John takes his next break and ...
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Are hockey players faster today than 30 to 50 years ago?

Looking at old films of the hockey greats like the great Gordie Howe or the strong and slick-skating Jean Beliveau, of blessed memory, I swear that these players don't seem as fast as today's ...
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Who scores in 0 outs, bases loaded, missed base at 2nd, on a deep foul fly in right field tag

0 outs, B4 hits deep fly to right catches but everyone is wheeling (and they drop relay ball is rolling around), R3 tags on third and scores, 2 misses third and scores, R1 behind him scores, BR ...
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In football, is it offside if an attacker passes backwards but it deflects forward of a defender?

An attacker passes the ball backwards but it hits a defender and deflects forward to another attacker coming from an an offside position. The attacker gains control, turns and shoots toward goal. Is ...
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3-number score?

I'm reading some novels by Hugh de Selincourt about village cricket in England. The scores are given as three numbers (e.g. 37—3—13). The first two seem to be runs so far (37) and wickets lost (3). ...
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Have any players ever won an NCAA basketball championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA basketball championship while playing for two different teams?
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What's your Tennis Strategy for Playing with Wrist Tendonitis

I have a tournament coming up in 24hrs.. but my main wrist still hasn't fully recovered fully ( it's been 8 weeks! ) and smarts when I smack a forehand what can I do right before the game to prepare ...
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Climber or Points rankings leader not finishing Tour de France

Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?...
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Does a tennis player lose the point if their racket hits the opponent due to follow through over the net?

A tennis player hits the opponent with their racket due to follow through over the net when the opponent is very close to the net. Does he/she lose the point?
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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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Who autographed my ball? [closed]

Who autographed my baseball??.
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What is MVP award in IPL?

What is MVP award in IPL? How is it calculated? I see the list of award leaders from here. But I can't understand how is it calculated?
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Which are the chances of scoring a point when serving, any sport but particularly (beach)volleyball

Which are the most updated statistics for serving in beachvolleyball and volleyball, and how do they compare to other sports (tennis, ping pong etc). Of course for sports with multiple trial serves ...
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Are there stats about (grand)children of professional players in professional teams?

As mentioned above I'm looking for general statistics about professional players in as many sports as possible who are (grand)children of former professional players. Specifically my motivation is to ...
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Double on black ball rules

When my friends and I are playing pool in pubs we sometimes play a rule that when both teams are on the black ball, you have to put the black ball with a double shot. I want to know the rules, if any,...
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Placing a bet by the athlete himself

Can a player place a bet on himself for winning a sports event? For example a tennis player places a bet on himself for winning a match or a Grand Slam tournament? Obviously he can't place bet on ...
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What is the most red cards issued by the referee in one game of soccer/football?

What is the most red cards a referee has ever issued in one game of European football? Europe Only "Top flight" leagues (e.g. Premier League, Serie A, La Liga BBVA, Eredivisie, German Bundesliga, ...
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In little league, can an umpire change their ruling based on advice from coaching staff?

In a little league championship game, there have been two outs, with a man on second. The batter hits a home run. The batter runs bases and gets home, but the outfield team notice that he didn't step ...
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Wanted to know if anyone else had the same problem [closed]

I ordered Ice Hockey Guide- Basic Rules by Steve Robertson from Barnes & Noble. I choose the paperback version but I never got it. I actually ordered 2 of them. I was wondering if anyone else had ...
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Is statement “PEDs compensate the genetic disadvantages” valid?

I heard the hypothesis that PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) compensate for genetic disadvantages in athletes, thus the PEDs make the sport more "fair". I do not really care about the philosophic ...
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Basketball Out of Bounds Question [duplicate]

Player A1 has possession. Player B1 comes from out of bounds and swipes at the ball, which is still in A1's possession What's the call? Please cite relevant rules for NFHS, NCAA, or NBA. FIBA isn't ...
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Basketball sits on the back of the rim motionless after an attempted shot. What is the ruling?

Saw this in one of the NBA play off highlights but no one said how it was ruled. A shot attempt bounces on the rim and settles to a dead stop on the rim's bracket never entering the basket itself. Is ...
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Searching for unusual baseball plays

I'm working on a baseball software project for amateur baseball and softball teams. I've been testing it in the "real world" for some months now and it works fine for all the normal plays like a 6-3 ...
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Scheduling HS Brackets with Spring Break conflicts

I'm looking at a non-professional multi-school tournament starting soon with a major issue, that being Spring Break. Many of the schools don't have the same Spring break, and some of the schools will ...
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Badminton Racket Specifications

I've been playing with numerous badminton rackets: short long large blade long shaft but are there exact badminton racket specifications regarding length and/or weight?
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Fair catch after football hits the ground

A kicked ball hits the ground before a fair-catch signal is made. After the ball hits the ground the return man signals for teammates to stay away (hands waving below waist). Is it legal for him to ...
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What is the point of the NBA regular season?

I am trying to get into NBA, but ... I don't get it. The regular season seems completely pointless and irrelevant to me. There are 30 teams, and the top 16 (that's more than half!!) make it to the ...
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Could someone help me in identifying this signature? [closed]

This signature is probably from the sporting world. It was given to me. Maybe from a Sport Celebrity Dinner.
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Baseball Autograph Help [closed]

Help with auto please. Probably from Arizona Fall League a couple years ago. Thanks
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What is flicker ball in cricket?

In a News 18 article I found that Harbajan Singh bowls a variation called 'flicker'. What is this variation, and how to bowl it? I also found that it is not a carromball or a flipper.
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Baseball autograph [closed]

help with auto please. Probably from Arizona fall league a couple years ago. Thanks
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Can I make my last ball and then the 8 ball in the same shot in 8 ball pool? [duplicate]

If I make my last ball, and the cue ball travels around the table and pockets the 8 ball in the same pocket, do I win or lose? After all I made the 8 ball in my last pocket and you don't have to ...
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Why may Russians compete in world championships?

A few months ago it was announced that Russian athletes in all sports were banned from world championships and the Olympic games. Since then, I have seen many Russians still compete in such events. ...
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Which football team has spent the most money buying players over the last decade?

Which football club in the world has spent the most amount of money over the past 10 years?
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Which soccer player played for the most national teams?

Alfredo Di Stéfano back in the 50's-60's played for Argentina, Colombia, and Spain. Many soccer players played for 2 teams, but that's the only case I know of someone playing for 3 teams. Was he the ...
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Is it a win if the 8 ball bounces off opponents ball before making the called pocket?

When I call and shoot the 8 ball and it goes into the called pocket but the 8 bounces off opponents ball before going in, is that still considered a win?
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NHL Rule Question

In a recent Bruins/Blackhawk game a Bruins goal was waived off because a Bruins Player knocked the puck down with his hand. If you watch the replay carefully you can see the puck was going to go wide ...
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How are judges chosen in MMA/UFC fights?

Judges in MMA sometimes make questionable decisions over bouts. So I was wondering, what exactly makes a person qualify to be a judge on professional MMA fights? What criteria is set for someone to be ...
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What type of mathematics do you use in sports betting?

I'm new to betting and I wanted to know what type of mathematics you use in sports betting. I found in google something about systems for betting but it didn't helped me a lot. I also tried to read ...
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What cleaning agent is safe to use for ping pong paddles?

I just got a new ping pong paddle, and I want to be able to clean the rubbers without damaging them or affecting their tackiness. On Amazon I see lots of expensive little spray bottles for cleaning ...
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NBA games not allowing Bands and cheerleaders?

Why aren't live bands playing in the stands and cheerleaders on the sidelines at NBA games similar to college basketball games? Are there direct policies from the league that prevent this?
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Am I hyperventilating during racing? Extreme feeling of being tired/out of breath during mountain bike races

I race mountain bikes and I have had a number of races where I have been completely out of breath and unable to go faster because I feel like I am at my limit. I am experienced and I am a good bike ...
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If during a struggle defender crosses the line but raider does not then the raider is declared out or not?

In Kabaddi, if a raider goes into struggle and while tackling the raider a defender enters the opponent team's court and raider some how is tackled by the defenders then the raider is declared out or ...
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Can a batsman be out hit wicket on a wide or a no ball?

A batsman tries to hit the ball on leg side and ball passes way away from the leg stump, no contact with ball and it passes by the stumps, after that the batsman touches the leg stumps by heels.. Will ...
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How are UFC scores awarded?

How does the UFC point system work? From watching fights I can tell that there are multiple judges that submit a scorecard, and the fighter who is the winner on the most scorecards is the winner of ...
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What is the plane of the net in volleyball?

If a volleyball hits the top tape of the net but no part is over the net, is that considered crossing the plane?
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What is the chance of scoring a free kick?

Free kicks are probably the hardest plays to score unless you have Messi or some other famous guy. The percentage/chance of scoring is quite unclear to me. It seems to change every single second. What ...

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