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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ice-hockey penalty reasons

Is there a list of all possible penalty reasons in ice-hockey/NHL? Like High sticking, Holding, Hooking... but all of possible reasons. I would like to have the complete list for statistical purposes, ...
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In professional sports, why do some players get recognized more

In professional sports, why do some players get recognized more/ more playing time versus players sitting on the bench, possibly getting no time to play?
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When was beach rugby invented?

Beach rugby is a variation of rugby league that is officially maintained and governed by the IRL. However, I don't seem to find any information regarding the invention of the sport, the Wikipedia page ...
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Super Bowl locker room assignments

I heard on the radio that in the Super Bowl, Kansas City is considered the "home" team, despite the game being played in Tampa, where the Bucs are the real home team. So... does Tampa get ...
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What are the 2 nfl teams that played each other the least and the most?

What are the 2 nfl teams that played each other the least and the most? P.S. This is between two teams that exist right now not defunct teams
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Do NBA players make a higher percentage of 3-pointers from the side?

This shows what an NBA basketball court looks like: As you can see, the 3-point line is an arc until it gets close to the sides of the court, where it becomes a straight line due to not being able to ...
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In football (soccer), at what point(s) does the possession of a team start?

For example, the defending team touches and stops the ball but suddenly, an attacking player gets the ball. Can we say defending team gained possession once?
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Wicket keeper move after bowl reach to him [closed]

Can a wicket keeper move after bowl reach to him for stumping? Will it be a fair delivery?
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Nürburgring Endurance Version (with the Nordschleife). Why is the Yokohama-S used instead of the Mercedes Arena?

Think of events like the 24h Race on the Nürburgring. The track that is used cuts the Mercedes-Arena and uses the Yokohama-S instead. I can't figure out a reason why that is done. The argument, that ...
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openwater swimming exit with high swell

When there is a high swell in open water at a beach, I understand entering the ocean is a three step procedure - walking (sideways to the waves), duck diving (after waist depth), then swimming (after ...
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Backspin takes tennis ball over the net, but hits the player who hit it?

Had a strange situation on court and don't know who wins this point. Player 1 hits a ball with a ton of backspin which lands on players 2 side of the net. The backspin causes the ball to bounce back ...
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First overall draft picks getting traded for one another

The Detroit Lions traded away their quarterback Mathew Stafford, in exchange for LA Ram's quarterback Jared Goff, 2 first round picks and a third round pick on January 30th 2021. The most interesting ...
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Fair sidearm delivery

In Cricket there are a few rules that I am aware of that deal with understanding what constitutes a fair delivery or not that I know of. One rule is that the bowler cannot bowl from below their waist ...
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Can VAR still intervene for a penalty call review even if the possession has changed so many times?

Home team player has been fouled inside his/her opponents’ penalty area. The referee says play on. Home team loses the ball and away team starts a counter attack. Away team loses the ball and home ...
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Did Coppa Italia break the Laws of the Game by using only random bits of the temporary amendment to Law 3 instead of the whole thing?

As you probably know, the IFAB issued a temporary amendment to Law 3 allowing for more substitutes to be used during a game if the organizers of a competition wish so. However, the text of the ...
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Does a legal delivery depend on the arm angle with respect to the head?

Does arm angle with respect to the bowler's head (when seen from front or behind the bowler) need to be constant for all deliveries or can it be changed?
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Can match officials take decisions which are not written in the book but seems correct in a common sense?

For example, there is no such rule which states a player cannot get in contact with opposing team’s goalkeeper in goalkeeper’s 6-yard box. However, in the local league, the referees gives a foul ...
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What is the difference between the FIFA disciplinary committee and FIFA players statutes committee?

when does the disciplinary and the other committee has jurisdiction over issues and violations? does it has a direct trigger on its own initiative on matters. For example: delay payment of salary for ...
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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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in a boxing punch, is a short time of impact giving more powerful consequence than a long time of impact, for a *same* speed at impact?

in a boxing punch, is a short time of impact to the opponent giving more powerful consequence than a long time of impact, for a same speed at impact in the two variantes, or is it giving exactly same ...
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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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Does a football referee have a duty to prevent a team from using more substitutions than they're allowed to?

AS Roma lost a game against Spezia in the 2020-21 Coppa Italia because they exceeded the number of substitutions they were allowed to do, mistakenly thinking they could go for a sixth one in extra ...
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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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True Shooting Percentage (TSP) vs Points Per Shot (PPS)

I have always been puzzled by the True Shooting Percentage (TSP) metric. Its goal is evidently to give a general idea of how efficient a scorer is, but the way it's calculated is extremely puzzling. ...
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Can a throw-in be re-taken in football (soccer)? [duplicate]

During corner kicks, players sometimes commit an infringement against their opponent just before the ball is in play. Then the referee blows her whistle because she is either warned by another match ...
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Does playing advantage count as a restart in football?

According to Law-5, the referee cannot change the restart decision once the play restarted. He/she can only issue disciplinary action for the events happened before the restart. In this context, does ...
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Can the referee cancel the goal in such case?

In the following scenario, can the referee cancel the goal? The ball goes out of play. A fight begins between to player of different teams. The referee warns both players, ends the fight and restarts ...
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Is it a touchdown if the receiver puts a knee out of bounds before the second foot in bounds?

Is this considered a touchdown - attempting a catch, the receiver gets one foot touched down in bounds, then the knee touches the ground out of bounds, then the second foot touches in bounds?
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Identify this blue/red sailing club burgee [closed]

I have this picture of a sailing club burgee, found at a relatives house. Can the club ensign be identified?
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Yellow card or a direct red card for an offense happened 10 mintues ago?

Can a soccer referee show a yellow card or a direct red card for an offense happened 10 minutes ago, simply because he realises that he gave an incorrect decision for not showing the card for the ...
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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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In Le Mans, what are the 3 lights on the side of the car?

In Le Mans, all cars have 3 lights on the side. The color part is easy: It is the color of the series you are racing in. But sometimes 1 is lit, other times it is 2 or 3. What is the logic of those ...
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In Le Mans, what is that second Timer on the timer board?

In Le Mans, there's a board at the entrance to the pits. The first numbers are easy. Its the time remaining in the race. But the second, I can't figure out what it is. Seems like an hour, but it's ...
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Could the batter get a walk when the catcher didn't catch the ball?

At about 22′58″ into the video linked below, the Red Sox's batter (Christian) swung and missed when the Yankees' catcher didn't get the ball either. If Christian didn't swing, could he get a walk? The ...
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What parts of an F1 car are mandatory per rules?

I really wonder, so if I would be to try to make the simplest, most stripped down but still legal F1 car, what parts are absolutely needed? I'm gonna guess the halo, safety cell and 4 tires are ...
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Isn't the cricket toss just an illusion of control?

The cricket toss gives each team a 50% chance of being able to choose whether they bat or bowl first. I think this is an illusion of control, and there's no advantage to winning it. I'll try and ...

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