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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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Record for player hitting the woodwork most number of times in a season in top European leagues?

Robin van Persie hitting the woodwork 10 times in a Premier League 2011/12 is the biggest one that I have found so far for Premier League. Is this the record for Premier League, and what is the record ...
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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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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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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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Why do centres take face offs in hockey?

I almost always see the centres take the face offs in the NHL. Is this part of the rulebook? If not, why isn't more common to see other players take face offs. I can understand why defensemen don't ...
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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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NFL football goal to go situation

When there's a goal to go situation and a team keeps making penalty they keep giving them halfway to the goal halfway to the goal penalty now they run out of room there at the goal line. Can the team ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can an own goal be scored in field hockey?

In sports like football, a goal is scored whenever the ball is in play and somehow ends up in the goal, regardless of how it happened, unless it relied on a breach of rules by the team who scored. ...
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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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Smacking the ball down without hitting the opponent's hand when they hold the ball with two hands [duplicate]

When my opponent holds the ball with two hands can I smack the ball down without hitting the hand?
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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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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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Does the run count on a force out if it's the second out of the play AND the first is a non-forced tag out?

So the scenario that I'm wondering about (not trying to be difficult, just curious)... Runner at 2nd and 3rd... hit to SS and a slow batter-runner.... SS tags 2nd who was advancing unforced and the ...
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What happens if a goal is deflected by the referee? [closed]

What happens in football if a player shoots the ball and the ball goes in the goal after deflecting off the referee? As far as I know it is given as a goal, but are there any other consequences?
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Can a FedEx Cup playoff be extended to a Monday? [closed]

Is it certain that the FedEx Cup is finished on the same day as the final round (Sunday) or could it be played the following day (eg, a playoff on Monday)? Note: The rule change noted in comments ...
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How are Yonex and Victor feathered shuttlecocks comparable? [closed]

The Yonex: AC TR AS 10 AS 20 AS 30 AS 40 AS 50 and Victor Pro Court Queen Special Maxima Service Champion Master ACE How are these shuttlecocks comparable?
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When was the last time the Lions and Browns both won on the same weekend?

When was the last time the Lions and Browns both won on the same weekend? They both won on September 23rd, 2018, but they are notorious for being the two 0-16 teams in NFL history.
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Which test player had 99.9 average in his test career?

Which test player has 99.9 average in his test career and in last match of his career he was out on 0 ? As if he had just one score in his last inning then his average would have became 100.
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Team sports in olympics

What are the team sports that have been added in the Olympics? When was football added to the Olympics? What team sport will be added in Olympics 2016? Who will decide [when Cricket will be added to ...
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Which sport has the most players?

Which widely-played sport has the most active players globally? By widely-played, I mean played in at least ten countries. By players, I mean both professional and amateur players who play in an ...
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Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues?

Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL)?

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