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Soccer conditioning at older age to prevent injury?

I played soccer from grade school through high school, but am now 31 years old and haven't played since then, nor been very active at all. Recently I decided to join an indoor soccer team and was ...
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What are the benefits of a golf club fitting?

I am looking for a set of new golf clubs and get them fitted to me. I am looking at the TaylorMade Burner Plus iron set, with a steel, stiff-flexed shaft (my driver swing speed averages 115 mph and ...
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Meaning of penalty cards

At the 2016 All-England finals, Wang Shixian was shown a yellow and a red card. This Guardian article even has a picture of a black card. What do these cards mean, and when are they typically shown?
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Is it worth fighting to hold serve in a losing set?

Suppose you're down a couple break points in a set, so you have no reasonable chance of winning it. You are serving in what would be the sixth (and set) game for your opponent. If you win the game, ...
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What is the science behind reverse swing?

How do bowlers actually get the ball to reverse? What conditions do they need to get the ball to swing and what are some of the tactics used to get the ball to swing?
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Cleaning table tennis rubbers

I just bought a new table tennis paddle and I've bought a new cleaner, but I forgot to purchase one of those sponges. Is there any problem with using a plain microfiber cloth to clean my table tennis ...
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How could pitchers once pitch both games of a doubleheader?

It was once not unheard for pitchers to pitch both games of a doubleheader, even to throw back-to-back complete games: The most distinguished doubleheader pitching achievement was that of “Big Ed”...
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Why are Wawrinka and Murray allowed to play in Queen's without wildcard?

This week the London Queen's Club tourney is taking place, the round of 32 started on Monday June 18th 2018. Stan Wawrinka is currently ranked ATP #261, and Andy Murry is ranked ATP# 156 According ...
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Declaring Man of The Match and Man of the Series/Tournament Award

Who holds the decision to declare Man of the Match/Man of the Series/ Tournament award? Some sources say that it is decided by commentators and former cricket players. How the Man of the match ...
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Can a player represent more than one team?

In Champions Leage T20 2013, Kumar Sangakkara chose to play for Kandurata Maroons team, although he is the captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now Kandurata Maroons is out of CLT20. Can Sangakkara now ...
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How are NFL matchups determined for each season?

During the 2012 NFL Season, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens play each other in weeks 11 and 13, two weeks (in both NFL schedule and time) apart. To me, that seems too close for comfort. ...
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How does one become an adequate fencing official?

I have officiated dry and electric foil fencing matches. Electric matches are less difficult to officiate due to the assistance of a scoring machine...but scoring machines are not foolproof. Issues ...
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Does ICC intend to stop the ICC Champions Trophy?

I've heard that ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be the last Champions Trophy. Is it true? If yes, what is the reason behind it?
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In football, when, if ever, does shielding the ball with the foot become tripping?

If player A is within a foot or two of the ball, and an approaching player B makes a play for the ball with his foot. Player A places his foot between player B and the ball, and player B falls to the ...
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What Is the Ted Stepien Rule?

I was reading the Wikipedia page of the Cleveland Caveliers. It stated that former owner Ted Stepien was famous for always trading away the cavs' first round picks. It also stated that because of ...
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How many times all Grand slams of a calendar year were won by players 30 and older?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the only men's majors champions of 2017 so far. 35 year old Federer won the Australian open and Wimbledon, and 31 year old Nadal won the French Open. There has been ...
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Tips/Advice for Stringing a lacrosse stick with a “V” Shooter Pocket and 2 Cross strings

I am a lacrosse player who primarily plays attack. I am starting to string my own heads, and I was looking for any tips. My team's equipment expert could not offer me much assistance, much to my ...
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Climber rankings at Tour de France - must the winner finish the tour?

What if a few (2/3) stages to the end of the Tour de France a cyclist retires when he had a number of points that would make it mathematically unreachable by other cyclists in the climber ranking? ...
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Who will qualify for semi-final?

I wonder which team will qualify if following scenario happen? Here is the scenario: According to group A's point table after Bangladesh defeat New Zealand, if match between Australia and ...
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What counts as a deliberate save for offside? [duplicate]

In Law 11 - Offside, Section 2 - Offside Offence it says that an offside-positioned player is penalised for offside if they have considered to have gained an advantage by by playing the ball or ...
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How far is too far for Roger Federer?

Well, not far enough in terms of innovating/rediscovering tennis in these dull times of monotonous baseline rallies. But the question is specifically about Roger Federer's recent attempts at hyper-...
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Regarding age of a player in the the ICC Under 19 World Cup

What is the minimum age for a player to play the ICC Under 19 World Cup? I have tried but cannot know it from any one.
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Is there an objective reason for Scandinavian ice hockey ranking?

From the international events, it is clear that ice hockey teams from Sweden and Finland are better than teams from Norway (both now and historically). It is visible for example on this historical ...
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Is a double-touch in beach volleyball OK as long as it's part of one action?

There was the same question for indoor volleyball, but in the case of beach volleyball: If the other team pass, set, hits it over to me and I kick it and then it hits my chest (but it's only one ...
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What does defensive playcalling sound like for American football?

Whenever I hear audibles discussed, it's usually in the context of offense. But obviously defensive players must modify there formations with play calling schemes too. Can someone given an example ...
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Can fielding side stall the game by not chasing the ball in play?

Suppose 3rd innings of a Test match is in progress. The batting side has piled on a heap of runs. The fielding side has little success in getting wickets and they are only hoping for a declaration to ...
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Dodgeball: How to throw a ball efficiently?

I am going to teach dodgeball to some children. How to throw a ball efficiently? What you have to pay attention to and what are common mistakes?
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What guidelines would a World Cup official follow when deciding whether to book a player for hitting another when contesting a ball in the air?

During the U.S.'s World Cup match against Ghana today, I was surprised to see that the player who kicked Clint Dempsey in the face while contesting a ball in the air wasn't booked. I've seen bookings ...
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How many times has a 4 game sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals?

After their win on June 9, 2014, the LA Kings are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. If they win their next game, they will sweep the NY Rangers to win the Stanley Cup. Since the adoption of ...
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What are the guidelines for declaring for the MLB Draft?

Johnny Manziel was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of the 2014 MLB Draft as a shortstop(1). However, Manziel is better known as a quarterback, currently of the Cleveland Browns, ...
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lead baserunner tagged while occupying base he is forced from

R1 on first, batter hits grounder to 1B who tags R1 who is standing on first, and then 1B touches first base. Is this a double play
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“Lower score than you actually shot will disqualify you” in Golf? What does this mean?

This answer here mentions this rule: "Lower score than you actually shot will disqualify you". I have friends who boost by their 20, 30 and 40 handicaps but their performance with me is ...
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Is it ethical to serve really hard?

This is something that's been bothering me for a while. We play volleyball socially and the team is mixed gender, aged 20 - 50+, mixed level (from complete beginners to two advanced players who join ...
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Can a run count despite a third out?

Scenario: the bases loaded, one out. The Batter hits fly to left fielder who catches ball for 2nd out. The runner on third legally tags and scores. The runner on second however, never tags up as he ...
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Device to analyse serving with topspin in tennis from the side?

My friend Timo mentioned that GoPro Hero 3 can connect to your phone with some lag. This opens me an opportunity to get immediate feedback about my tennis serving with topspin. I want to train serving ...
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Meaning of shortcuts like “128S/96Q/64D/32X” for tennis tournaments

In several places, where you can find information about tennis tournaments (for example: 2014 WTA Tour or 2014 ATP World Tour at Wikipedia), there are often shortcuts like this: 28S/32Q/16D (Brisbane),...
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Athletes who have won Olympic medals under the olympic flag

With the Russian Track and Field team recently banned from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, I'm wondering if any athlete has ever won medals, gold on particular, under the Olympic flag in the Winter ...
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Which team has scored the most goals during the group stage of a single UEFA Champions League?

PSG just finished first of Group B in the UEFA Champions League Group stage. PSG scored 25 times during the six games, finishing with an average goalscoring rate of 4.1666 per match. Is this the ...
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What is the concept of Test cricket? How and when is it decided that a team has won or there is a draw?

Test cricket is the often called the purest form of the game. Conventionally it spans for 5 days with each day having 90 overs each except for the fifth day were 15 overs is mandatory to be bowled ...
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Is the WASP calculation in cricket logically correct?

During the first ODI of India's tour of New Zealand 2014, I could see a new term named WASP on the right side of the TV screen on Sony Six - the channel broadcasting the match. When I was searching ...
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Activating a player from Injured Reserve/Designated To Return

The NFL allows one player per team per year to be placed on the IR and be marked as designated to return. What does the return process look like? How long must they be on IR, and how soon must they ...
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How can I get my body floating on the water while doing the backstroke?

I've been trying this and also have seen many swimmers. They can just easily lie down on the water surface and their body starts floating without any hand and leg movement. I try to keep my body as ...
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Which team is mentioned first in the score in NBA games?

Most sports I know of (e.g. soccer) will mention the home team first; e.g. if Barcelona plays Real Madrid in Barcelona, the scoreboard will show Barcelona - Real Madrid   1 - 0 both in the ...
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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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What will be the standing of teams in a situation, where 3 teams have equal points and tournament rules don't specify tie-breakers between 3 teams?

A league of 8 teams playing with each other 2 times, 3 teams have equal points. A vs B: 2-0, 2-1 C vs A: 2-0, 2-1 B vs C: 6-2, 1-2 Goal difference: A -2 B -1 C -12 Which team is above A, B ...
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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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The longest Olympic winning streak?

Which was the longest winning streak in Olympics in the same specialty?
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Who was the youngest player to win an ATP World Tour tournament

I was trying to find the information about youngest player with ATP World Tour title. I found on Wikipedia that Michael Chang is the youngest player to win Grand Slam title. Wikipedia also has list ...
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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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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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