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Why is getting out for zero is called duck in cricket?

In cricket there are lot of terminologies used. One such thing is "duck". Why do they call it with that name? Is there any historical reasons for this? How did that name come?
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On which tournaments the seeding does not follow ATP/WTA ranking?

Wimbledon uses seeding which gives advantage to players that are more successful on grass courts. (Although I am not sure how long have they used seeding in this way.) For example, in Wikipedia ...
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Who will enter into the final in case of rain in first qualifier?

What happens if it rains in the first qualifier in IPL 2014 match between KKR and KXIP? Who will enter into the final? On what basis?
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NBA traveling - conflicting rules

I was watching this NBA Video Rulebook video. In it, 23 White gathers the ball after ending his dribble, establishing his left foot as his pivot foot. He then steps right-left, and the referee calls a ...
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Eyes in the contact point during follow-through?

This video (8min53s) mentions that eyes are always at the contact point even during the follow-through, I understand this so that the video generalises the observation to all ball games. I instructed ...
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Can batsman hit the ball after the ball cross the stumps?

Can the batsman hit the ball after the ball crossed the stumps?
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What is used as tie-breaker for cyclists with the same time in GC?

If several riders finish a cycling race with the same total time, what is used as a secondary criterion in general classification? For example, in this years Paris-Nice Michal Kwiatkowski, Rui Costa ...
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Traveling when catching the ball in motion of a layup?

When in full sprint towards your goal, you receive the ball, take a step and a half without dribbling in order to make a layup, is this traveling. You see this all the time in the college and NBA. ...
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The longest Olympic winning streak?

Which was the longest winning streak in Olympics in the same specialty?
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Worst first serve percentage in a match during a grand slam

Is there a record of who has had the worst first serve percentage during a singles match in a grand slam event? This question includes both men's and women's games.
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While watching a football game on TV, what does “1st & 10” mean?

One thing that made me curious while watching a football game on TV was the numbers that appear on the ground. For instance, there's a "1st & 10" beside one team, but there was a "3rd & 6" a ...
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Why does not Vuelta have young rider jersey?

While both Tour de France and Giro d'Italia have young rider classification, Vuelta a España does not have a competition for young riders. Is it known for what reasons decision not to have young ...
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Why are there wildcards for players which could get direct entry into a tournament?

I have noticed that occasionally some players enter tournament via wild card, despite the fact that they have sufficient ranking for direct entry into tournament, sometimes even to be seeded. To list ...
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What does HF stand for in context of track and field abbreviations (WR, MR, etc)?

The olympic trials has a site that show the results and standing records for each event. In the records section for each event, they list all the records, one of which is HF. What does HF mean? Here ...
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How is it decided in hockey which team wears white or colored jersey?

I occasionally watch hockey games, and sometimes, the home team wears the colored jersey, sometimes it is the away team. This rule seems to change from time to time, so as a casual viewer it is not ...
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Has any two teams in the World Series ever get there without losing a game during the postseason?

Related: Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games? MLB Postseason Format Timeline: Before 1969, the team with the best record from ...
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Why did ICC decide to go with Champions Trophy 2017?

Wikpedia indicates that in 2013, the ICC announced that the 2013 Champions Trophy, would be their final one. However, Wikipedia states that However, in January 2014, that decision was reversed, ...
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In the 2005-2006 NBA season why was Denver seeded above Dallas despite having 16 fewer wins?

In the 2005-2006 nba why was denver seeded above dallas even though they had 16 fewer wins? this never made sense to me?
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What is the walk out song World Cup 2018?

During the FIFA World Cup this year (2018), you can hear a song being played throughout the stadium as the players walk out of the tunnel onto the field. What song is this?
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What does Home Runs Allowed mean?

I am reading an article about data science which uses some baseball statistics as an example. In it, there is the following phrase: we hypothesize that the number of wins can be predicted by the ...
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Are these two NFL rules overlapping?

I read two rules quoted on this website that seems to overlap: Rule 5, Section 1, Article 1: The game is played by two teams of 11 players each. If a snap, free kick, or fair-catch kick is made ...
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How many times tennis majors champions played in the qualifiers round?

How many times a player who got in a grand slam through the qualifier round won the championship, and who are they?
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What happens when a player is fouled hard while they are going for an and one?

Let's say Player A goes up for a layup and gets fouled while he's driving. Now, once the foul has been called Defender B goes up to Player A and fouls him again (hard, so no mistake that it's a foul)...
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Why does Saint Silvestre get so many road races?

I'm thinking specifically of two classic races, San Silvestre de Vallecana and the Corrida Internacional de São Silvestre, but those are far from the only such races. What is it about this saint that ...
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Rule about Hands on bar during benchpress in Powerlifting competition?

I need to find international rules on how arms should be located during benchpress in Powerlifting competition. So Which rules govern hands on bar during benchpress in Powerlifting competition?
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Which MLB team had the shortest “longest winning streak” in a pennant-winning season?

Which team won the pennant but never won more than X games in a row, with X being the lowest number? For example, the hypothetical team the Rainbow Sox won the pennant in 1717, but never won more ...
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How changing tennis balls influence players using serve and volley?

I have heard on several occasions from TV commentators that the tennis balls are now faster, which means that serve and volley, once typical for grass court, is much less common nowadays. I have also ...
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Differences between referees and assistant referees

Some questions about referees and assistant referees: I assume there's a difference in knowledge / experience between these, correct? I.e. it's not just rolling a dice to decide which one is a ...
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Back to back game tying and game winning walk off home run

Justin Smoke and Kendrys Morals of Toronto Blue Jays hit back to back home runs in the 9th inning against the Oakland Athletics on July 26 2017. Smoke's HR tied the game, and on the next pitch Morals ...
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How do teams progress to the 2nd stage in case of same points?

I am not very familiar with football. I only follow football matches during world cups. Suppose two teams end up the first group with same points then how the final group standing is decided? I can ...
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Is this a run out?

If a batsman hits the ball inside the ground and begins running between the wickets and now the ball is thrown back to the Fielder/Bowler/WK(FBWK) If the FBWK catches the ball in one hand and hits ...
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What teams have won the Europa League the season after winning the Champions League?

I am looking for a list of football clubs (if any) that have won the UEFA Europa League the season immediately following on from where they won the UEFA Champions League. I would also be interested ...
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Team start with an old ball after enforcing follow on within 30 overs in Cricket

Can a fielding side start bowling in an innings with the same/old ball after enforcing the follow on, having bowled out the opponents with in 30 overs previously? FOr example, Pakistan today bowled ...
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Why Day and Night test matches were not played yet? [closed]

Test cricket matches are being played since 19th century. But, Why these test matches are not played under lights(ie, day and night matches). It will increase the audience for test cricket and also ...
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Where can I get data for individual player statistics in European football?

I am doing a research paper on European football, and I am looking for individual player statistics. For example, numbers on detailed stats like shots, shots on target, passes, tackles, blocks, ...
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Defensive penalty

It was 3rd and 10 for the Green Bay packers when Detroit sacked Rodgers. But there was an illegal use of hands to the face-mask by the defense resulting in a 5 yard penalty and a 1st down that would ...
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What are the criteria for deciding which sports to include in the Olympic curriculum? [duplicate]

I am surprised that squash has never been adopted, and I am wondering what the criteria are for deciding what to include. There also seems to be an absence of sports which can be played by older ...
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How many players a club can sell during a single transfer period?

I wanted to know how many players a club can sell during the transfer period? Are there any rules that FIFA (or UEFA) have issued regarding this matter?
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Is there any official animal name to describe “five under par”?

I know -4 is condor and -5 is very rare, is there any animal name to describe -5 if it really happened?
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Third base runner gets hit by a foul ball, is he out?

The batter hit a foul ball that hit his own player? Is the runner out?
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What if an opposing player uses part of the Batsman's clothing to put down the wicket?

Following on from, Lets suppose that a batsman is facing an over of spin, he/she has removed thier helmet and placed it behind the stumps for safe keeping. What if, while the ball is in flight, an ...
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What happens when a baseball player is “DFA'ed” and then signs with another team?

I'm asking specifically about Pablo Sandoval, who signed a five year contract with Boston Red Sox, and is now owed $18 million each for 2018 and 2019, plus the balance of his 2017 salary. He was ...
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Who authenticates baseball paraphernalia?

There is always a person at major league baseball games who authenticates certain items. A player's 1st hit or home run ball, a home run caught by a fan, a pitcher's 2,000th strike out, things like ...
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An earned run and loss despite the runner being out - how?

Why did Tanaka get the earned run and loss against the A's on 26 May 2017, when the runner he allowed in the eighth got thrown out at the plate and didn't score?
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Do you lose in 8 ball pool if the 8 ball hits another ball [duplicate]

Regular 8 call pocket pool you are on the 8 ball for the win. You call your pocket. You shoot and hit the 8 ball. It's going for the pocket you called, but hits another ball on the way and still goes ...
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Is Drop-kick allowed when free kick is awarded inside the box

On Sunday, in Liverpool vs United, on 93rd minute Mata was given offside, both the refs had given offside (they showed offside signs and ref whistles too). Alisson caught the ball and took a drop-kick ...
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Do high ranked players need wild card to play a Challenger tournament?

I have noticed that Benoit Paire plays this week challenger tournament in Sophia Antipolis and he is listed among players who received wildcard. Paire is currently No. 40 in ATP rankings. Does a ...
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Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games?

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers started the 2016-2017 postseason by winning their first 10 playoff games. Given their dominance, I'm wondering if there has ever been an NBA or NHL ...
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What's the relevance of the offside rule? [duplicate]

I don't really get the point of it. What was the initial intention when this rule was created?
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NBA Continuation Rule

If a player is fouled on a drive to the basket and continuation is granted but then commits a charging foul while continuing his drive, what is the call?

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