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How can one estimate distance covered while spot-swimming?

I’ve been finding it difficult to track my progress while swimming with a swimming cord. Is there a swim watch or tracker that can provide an estimate of the distance covered while training like this?
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Super Bowl home field advantage - home team vs away?

My understanding is that the AFC and NFC alternate nominal home and away team status in the Super Bowl. In the theoretical case where a team makes it to the Super Bowl in the same year that their ...
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Is this match in the 2019 Taça de Macau, the most goals scored by a losing team?

The losing team, Hang Sai, scored 18 goals in this match (deliberately of course). Is it the world record of most goals scored by a losing team? Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka_I_21%E2%80%...
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NBA “and one” rule - an edge case

My question is very similar to this one, although it is a little different and may have a different answer. (Also, I think the answer to that question somewhat misses the point). Consider the ...
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Why was Sisco's 9th inning bunt vs the Minnesota Twins a bad play?

After a game on the 1st April 2018, the Minnesota Twins are making a big deal of the fact that Baltimore Orioles catcher bunted in the 9th inning to get on base when his team was down 7-0. I'm having ...
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Can I bounce the ball before serving in squash?

In squash, while serving, can I drop the ball on the floor from my hand and then hit for the serve on the bounce? Or is it mandatory to release the ball from the hand and directly hit it from the ...
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Free ball off a foul at the break

On the break, all red balls are missed and the cue ball rolls back to the baulk area. Is it a free ball, since all reds are in the original start position and you cannot see both sides of any red?
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Is carrying a player into touch a legal defense?

I recently saw this snippet of a two defenders carrying an opponent into touch as he was holding onto the ball. So I looked into tackle laws: REQUIREMENTS FOR A TACKLE (https://laws.worldrugby.org/...
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What's the most number of players substituted at once in a soccer game?

On June 24th 2020, Ole Gunnar Solskjær the manager of Manchester United made a quintuple substitution against Sheffield United. Manchester were leading 3 - 0 in the second half, and with the game in ...
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How is net run rate calculated if one team loses overs due to a penalty?

My question is based on cricket NRR calculation. Below is the scenario explained: Match start time 7:45am, date 13-08-2017, match overs 16 decided by organizer. Match between team A and team B Team A ...
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Official rule book of Formula 1

Is there any official rule book for racing in Formula 1 to determine who's at fault in a racing incident, who has the apex/exit etc? I'm aware there's one describing other things like pit stops, ...
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What are the sports facilities at the Orlando Disney World?

I've been both a little amazed and confused the past couple of weeks as the NBA and MLS plan to resume play in Orlando after COVID-19 related shutdowns halted the leagues' seasons. Both leagues are to ...
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All-winners semifinals in tennis

At the 2018 US Open, the semifinals had three previous winners on the men's side. Has it ever happened in a major tournament that all four places were held by previous winners? If not, has it ...
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Basketball post up - offensive fouls question

I'm watching some of the videos here: https://videorulebook.nba.com/rule/back-downs/ It seems to me that whenever a defender legitimately falls down (not a flop), while defending the post an offensive ...
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which batsman take strike if batsman hit the ball and catch, and 2nd runs is in process of completion [duplicate]

which batsman take strike if batsman hit the ball and catch and during that time both the batsman complete the first runs and also cross for second run? Now the new batsman take strike or the non ...
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CYMA M14 spring upgrade?

I’m looking to mod the cyma m14 aeg with a m150 spring, is this safe for the rifle, or will it break? Thank you
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Questions about fps for airsoft

I’m considering getting the matrix sr25 full metal that shoots 400-450 fps, what is a good minimum engagement distance for this? Me and my friend are playing together so we don’t have a set of rules ...
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Double Elimination Bracket Naming Convention

So I've been working on creating a tournament bracket, and have drawn up some diagrams for how it will be run. The tournament involves 16 players. The Winners bracket is currently labelled like so: (...
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What are the exact dimensions of Silverstone?

I'm trying to create a model of Silverstone and need the exact dimensions of the track. I need the lengths of everything and the angles and sizes of every corner. Does anybody know where this can be ...
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Difference in boxing between PTS and UD

What's the acutal difference? Isn't the UD Unanimous decision as "united" decision, where all the referees agree, who is the winner. What's then PTS meaning?
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Manager coaching third. Was that ever common?

I was watching an old baseball game on the MLB channel a few weeks ago. I think this game was played in 1952. The manager of one of the teams was also coaching 3rd base for his team. Would that have ...
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Basketball shooting practice appears to have little effect over time

While this question relates to basketball, it is more so a question of statistics and probability. I wondered if one could determine a basketball players career high shooting percentage from high ...
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Is the Wilson Supreme Cusion Design a basketball suitable for outdoor use?

I have an old Wilson Supreme basketball (see picture) and would like to know, if it is suitable to use outdoors.
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Basketball: will FG percentage revert to mean and continue trend at half time?

This is a stats questions. Imagine team A has a poor FG percentage at half time and team B has a good one, would you expect those rates to convert (mean reversion) or deviate further? Maybe there is ...
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what is trigger movement of a batsman in cricket?

What is trigger movement of a batsman?When a bowler is going to bowl a ball?
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What happens if a tennis player challenges a decision for his opponent

Typically tennis player can challenge a certain number of decisions. If they lose the challenge, they lose one of those “challenges”, but if they are right they don’t. So, they could possibly ...
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Is it legal in USA (FL) to organize tournaments (any sport) among friends, each player putting some money, with 100% going to the winners as a prize? [migrated]

Is it legal in USA to organize no-profit tournaments (any sport) among friends, with each player putting some money to play, and 100% of the total pot goes to the winner (and possibly second/third ...
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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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Can a player in a lawn tennis match request that the umpire be changed?

If, during a lawn tennis match, one or both players request the match commissioner or the tournament organisers to substitute the umpire of the match, can the request be granted for any reasons at all?...
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Do in-swinging corner kicks generate more goals than out-swinging corner kicks?

When lofting a corner kick into the air, many teams prefer to put two types of spin on the ball: The ball curves towards the goal from the general direction of the midfield (an "in-swinging"...
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Why is the QB passing yards count for the distance the receiver runs after completing the pass?

A recent question made me think of this peculiarity (in my eyes at least) of american football. I get the logic behind crediting a TD to both the receiver and the QB. But the QB gets credited for ...
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Strikers who can defend as well

I have read that both Rio Ferdinand and Daniel van Buyten began their careers as strikers (I have even managed to train van Buyten to be a top striker in Football Manager). Their careers as strikers ...
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Is this a travel under Euroleague basketball rules?

In basketball's Euroleague, a player who is stationary receives the ball. A few seconds after receiving the ball he steps back and after both of his feet touch the ground he shoots. Is this a travel?
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What is flicker ball in cricket?

Harbajan Singh has been described as bowling a variation called a "flicker". What is this variation, and how to bowl it? (I know it's different from the carrom ball or the flipper).
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Could MLB use all minor league players if they can’t reach a deal with major league players?

If MLB and the players union can’t reach an agreement to start the season, could the owners use all minor league players instead?
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Do goalkeepers always go to the ground to collect a rolling ball?

I've only recently become interested in international football. I notice that, what seems like is all of the times, the goalkeeper will go to the ground to collect a rolling ball. Is this a rule? ...
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What is the primary role of a winger?

Is the winger supposed to stay wide? Does he have a special function apart from piercing through the wing? Does he have to track back?
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What's challenging?

How does "challenging" work? On close line calls, sometimes there is a graphic showing whether the shuttle was in or out, but other times players just discuss with the umpire, and the match goes on. ...
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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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When does an English Premier League season start and end?

I am getting more and more into football (soccer, here in the United States) and I was wondering what the season schedule is for the English Premier League regular season. Is it more aligned to ...
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Why were artificial turfs introduced in field hockey?

This Wikipedia section has good details about the changes bought about in field hockey after artificial turfs were introduced. This change also bought about a shift in field hockey power base from ...
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What to do if recurve arrows are far to the right?

I am shooting a recurve bow, and my arrow group is to the right. My problem is that my sight pin is already over as far right as it goes, and if I move it any further I won't be able to see it ...
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What to do if the arrows are too far to the left?

When shooting (recurve, rh) my arrows are far left of the sight. I can't adjust it any further left because it's at the end of the thread for the pin and it's the longest pin I could find. What ...
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Can a batter be given out caught off second hit in cricket

Say a batter initially strikes the ball, it lands near his or her feet, bounces and heads towards the stumps. The batter is lawfully allowed to hit the ball again in this case to protect the stumps. ...
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Archery for 67 years old beginner

My father is 67 years old and wants to start archery as a hobby. I don't have the knowledge to select a proper bow & arrow (set) for him. What should I pay attention to? What should a beginner ...
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Where should the ball touch the foot when juggling in football?

To be better in juggling a football, I need to have the ball touch a specific area of my foot, where is it? Is it the middle of somewhere between instep and toes? or somewhere else like the following?...
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Obscuring the ball from the opponent

Can a player pretend to pass the ball to another and the second player pretend or act as if they have it, while obscuring the ball from the opposition? I was watching the animated TV series All Out!!/...
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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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How to give 100% effort in sports

I have the following problem. I play tennis if this is helpful, but i think this is more a psychology thing. I often do not play at 100% effort. This is in the training as well in the real game. All ...

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