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Highest rank in last season without retiring?

With Perez almost not having a drive next year after finishing 4th in the Drivers championship, I wonder: Who are the top 5 of drivers that had the highest rank of the Worlds Driver Championship in ...
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Why do MLB AL teams play against NL during season

NY Yankees play against NY Mets during the season but only since 1997 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mets%E2%80%93Yankees_rivalry#1997%E2%80%931999:_Interleague_regular_season_play_begins I was ...
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Why do NBA Western Conference teams play against Eastern conference during season

LA Clippers played against Washington Wizards (Eastern Conf) a few days ago : https://www.nba.com/game/was-vs-lac-0022000488 I was wondering how come an eastern conference team plays against a western ...
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Why do NFL AFC teams play against NFC during season [duplicate]

KC Chiefs played against TB Buccaneers (NFC) months before the Super Bowl : https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/202011290tam.htm I was wondering how come an AFC team plays against a NFC ...
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Why is 'overall lead' not just LMP1 lead?

I've been watching some endurance racing and there's something I do not get. They always talk about like the 'overall lead' and the 'LMP1 lead' are not the same thing. I can understand why, because at ...
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Can a runner steal bases while batters are switching?

can a base runner attempt to steal a base in the time when a new batter is stepping up to the plate after the previous one left?
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In American football, can a player intentionally fake an injury to stop the clock?

Wondering if this is against the rules or if it’s a loophole for teams to stop the clock and use it like a timeout.
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What are the main safety risks of fencing?

I want to try fencing with a friend, but I think he may be worried about safety. What are the main injury risks for fencing and how common are they?
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What is the rule on switching inbounders?

Take a look at this video of the 2004 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Game between UConn and Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech made a 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds left. Then a UConn player ...
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How will the end season playoffs work for 2020-21 season?

Usually, the end of season playoffs are top 8 from each conference, but since this year, because of the pandemic, theres the North division and not really a east vs west conference, how will the end ...
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Is a goal scored if the goalkeeper, but not the ball, enters the goal?

Is a goal scored if a goalkeeper holding the ball enters the goal, but keeps the ball out of the goal?
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Can the referee stop play for an injury or any other reason?

I know that traditionally if a player is injured someone will kick the ball out of bounds in order to stop play. My question is whether the referee has any discretion to stop play for an injury or ...
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Which NFL quarterbacks traded to a new team and took them to the Super Bowl in their first season with their new team?

Much like this year’s Tom Brady situation if he were to go to the Super Bowl. It’s his first season with the Bucs, who had a losing record last year. What, if any, past quarterbacks have taken their ...
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What is a bye week in the NFL and what are some important things to know regarding this?

I've recently become a big fan of the NFL and noticed some teams had a Bye week. What is this week for, how does it work, and what effect does it have on team strategies?
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Who was the last college senior (used all four years of college eligibility) to be the first pick in the NBA draft?

I suppose with a few hours of research I could figure it out…so I’m not asking anyone to go through that. Just wondering if anyone knows the answer or has found a single source of the information. All ...
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Why are farm teams often so far from where the main team is based in hockey?

With the announcement that the Kraken farm team is going to play in California, I really wonder why NHL farm teams are often very far from the main team's location? Perhaps most of them don't want to ...
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Last tennis players to win Grand Slam on home soil

Who are the last male and female singles' tennis players to win a grand slam on home soil? In other words, which male and female Australian, French, British and American athletes most recently won ...
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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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Why do the players in this video appear to be trying not to get a touchdown?

There's a clickbaitily-titled "Smartest '1000 IQ Plays' in Sports History" video on YouTube. The second and fourth clips in the video both have American football players apparently trying ...
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Why do VAR take a while to decide errors if they are supposed to be “clear and obvious”?

A lot of times I'm watching a soccer game and a call goes to VAR. The VAR people review it for a while (and for an offsides it feels like they go down to the inch). This doesn't make sense because it ...
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If a leg side wide ball is over the head of the batsman, will that delivery be counted as one-over-the-shoulder?

The question is quite clear. Also, I have been asking around this question for long and I have been getting mixed responses. Some say it is counted as the first bouncer for the over and others don't ...
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Consensus on the goalie 'hole' numbering in Hockey?

In ice hockey, it seems fairly well agreed upon that there are 5 main 'holes' to aim for when shooting on the net. Upper left, lower left, upper right, lower right, and between the goalie's legs. ...
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What happens if Hawk Eye determines a call was wrong, but no player challenged the call?

I'm watching the 2021 Australian Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. In the first set, with the score 3-3 and Djokovic serving, Djokovic won one of the points when ...
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Has there been a best-of-seven series where all games were won by the away team?

On October 30, 2019, the seventh and final game of the 2019 World Series will be played. It's currently 3-3 and the interesting thing is that so far, the away team has always won; the Nationals won ...
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Swimming calorie calculation by distance vs time [migrated]

I've been swimming off and on for years, but recently I've begun to wonder about the number of calories I expend while swimming so I can compare it with other activities. The calculators I've found so ...
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What's the point of winning the opening tip off in basketball?

In basketball, if you get the ball during the opening tip off, the other team gets the ball at the start of the 2nd and 3rd quarter and you only get the ball at the start of the 4th quarter. So there ...
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Players with 400 or more goals in all club competitions (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 400 goals in all club competitions, combined for all the teams that they have played. Excluding friendly matches and counting only domestic cups, the domestic ...
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High Level Tennis Leagues Europe

I am a high school senior looking to take a gap year before I head to college and play D1 tennis. I am looking for top level tennis leagues that I can play in for that year abroad. I am aware of the ...
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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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Greyhound Racing Descriptions

When a greyhound race is described as A4 480m, what does that mean? I guess the 480m means that it is a 480 metre race. But what does the A4 mean? Or if it is S2 or OR?
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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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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 determine winning team from the MLB retrosheet “event” file?

As far as I can tell, there isn't a field in the event file (https://www.retrosheet.org/eventfile.htm) that states the winning team. By my understanding it could either be found from the game file (...
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Have all 62 teams added in 2019 in the ICC T20I team ranking table had equal base ratings or had different ratings during initial calculation?

Between 01 May 2016 and 30 April 2019; both Fiji and Samoa had played 6 matches, won just 2 matches and lost rest 4 matches, same result but still they have had difference in the ranking table. (https:...
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In eight ball pool , what happens if the player clears all his balls and pockets the eight ball together with opponent's ball? [duplicate]

From what I read it's not defined as a loss in the list of losing shots, but I'm not sure.
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How many times an NBA team has won at least 3 consecutive overtime games?

The LA Lakers won three consecutive overtime games from February 6th-10th, 2021, beating the Pistons, the Thunder, and the Thunder again. How many times since the 1976 merger has an NBA team won three ...
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American Football (NFL) 4th Down/Last 2 minutes Fumble Rules

I've been reading into the fumbling rules and saw this on Wikipedia. "In American football the offense cannot advance the ball if it recovers its own fumble on fourth down, or in the last two ...
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What is the most match points saved by a tournament winner?

Recently Martin Kližan won ATP tournament in Rotterdam. On the way to the final he saved 8 match points (5 against Batistuta Agut and 3 against Mahut). What is the record for the most match points ...
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How often have goalkeepers got assists in the premiere league?

In this last week's premier league action, Ederson the goalie for Manchester City actually got an assist for the Ikay Gunduan goal, in the game against Spurs, at the Etihad. That made me wonder how ...
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Direct red card for an event that happened 10 minutes ago?

Can a football referee show a direct red card to a player because of an event happened 10 minutes ago? Assume that the game was played in those minutes.
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Players with 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 300 goals in top flight domestic league, combined for all the teams that they have played. Related questions: Players with 300 or more goals for a single team ...
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Players with 400 or more goals for a single team in all competitions (European clubs)

Having already started a discussion for the players that has 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league for an European club let's distinguish a question for players with more than 400 goals in ...
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Players with 300 or more goals for a single team in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

When Messi passed 300 goals for Barcelona, I asked this question, but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Who has scored more goals than Messi for a single club? Edit: I was specifically asking for the ...
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What sports are played on a square (besides a given list of exceptions)?

As part of a mathematics class, I have to identify sports played on a square, not rectangular, playing surface. For example, basketball and football are both played on a rectangular field. The ...
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May a Sumo Rikishi be bald?

Does the requirement to have a topknot mean that a rikishi who grows sufficiently bald must retire?
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Do tennis players need to reach a certain ranking to be able to turn pro?

I was looking at the ATP rankings and years the players turned pro and I couldn’t understand what is the criteria for players to be able to turn pro? I always thought that as soon player start to play ...
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What are the duties of the coach in a football team?

This question came up in our exams. The Laws don't mention duties of the coach. I understand they aren't supposed to mention everything. But, there must be some common duties of the football coaches ...
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Which Formula One races did Scuderia Ferrari not take part in?

Scuderia Ferrari are the only team to have competed in every season of the Formula One World Championship since its inception in 1950. However, during the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix, the 1000th F1 race, ...
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North American expansion team reaching Championship final in inaugural year

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have reached the Stanley Cup finals in the 2017 - 2018 season after beating Winnipeg Jets in the western conference finals. This has been a big surprise as the Knights ...
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Number 5 seeds hosting NFL conference championship game

Under the current format that 6 teams from each conference make it to the playoffs, how many times has a #5 seed hosted the conference championship game? In order for the #5 seed to host the game, ...

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