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What is the “main” position of players that are on field at NFL kickoff?

As far as I know, players on the special teams (except the kicker, punter and long snapper) are offensive or defensive (backup) players, due to the limited number of players on the active roster. What ...
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Ball rebounds from wicketkeeper's pads or body, can the batsman play it?

During the third 2019 Ashes test, a bowled ball (Lyon) passed the batsman (Stokes) without being struck. The ball then hit the wicketkeeper’s (Paine) pad and rolled back more or less in front of the ...
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Who actually holds a speed record: the driver or the vehicle? [closed]

It seems intuitive to me that the holder of a speed record would be the vehicle. For example, the current land speed record was set using the ThrustSSC. Presumably all the driver needs to do is find a ...
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Is a hard slap to the basketball a foul?

If player A has control of the basketball and begins his two-step run at a lay-up within the painted area, and Player B (defender) slaps the basketball hard as Player A goes by, is this a foul by ...
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Why is ERA multiplied by 9?

Mathematically speaking, the 9 doesn't contribute any meaningful information. The same information would be encoded in the ERA using Earned Runs/Innings Pitched
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Baseball Home Run Flyout

A batter hits the ball really high and runs the bases to home plate. However, one of the defending players catches the ball after the batter crosses home plate and the ball never touches the ground. ...
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Double play in baseball

The bases are loaded and the ball bounces in front of the third baseman. He picks up the ball and touches third for a force-out on the runner coming from second base. Can he throw home for another ...
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Why does the fielding team tend to toss the ball around randomly between deliveries?

You'll nearly always see this at cricket matches. The bowler and fielders play a game of catch after each delivery, seemingly at random but especially after fielding a ball. Why do they do this?
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Two bowlers share an over - credit for Maiden?

If two bowlers bowl in an over, due to an injury to the first bowler, and the over is a Maiden Over, which bowler gets the credit?
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Which kind of out did Contreras get at bottom 2nd in the game of Dodgers vs. Cubs at April 25, 2019?

at bottom 2nd in the game of Dodgers vs. Cubs at April 25, 2019, Contreras ran towards the home plate first and then back towards the 3rd base, and then out. Why was that? Which kind of out did ...
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Does Nippon Badminton Association forbid players from swapping shirts?

After yesterday’s game between Kentō Momota and Luís Enrique Peñalver at the World Championships in Basel, Peñalver indicated that he wanted to swap shirts with Momota. Momota’s reaction was a bit of ...
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What limits are there for an NFL teams reserves list?

There is a maximum to the number of players that are allowed on the active roster of a team in the NFL, but is there any limit to the number of players who may be placed on a teams reserve list (...
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For how many points in a game volleyball is played?

In volleyball how many points to be win normally by a team to take that game?
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At which height from the ground(court) the net should be kept b/w the poles in badminton? [closed]

What is the height of the upper edge of the net from the court in badminton game?
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Is there any point in training medium-fast running for football?

I define medium-pace running as fast running but where you aren't actually going all-out. Say fast all-out sprinting is what you can hold continuously for less than 2 minutes, and let's say jogging ...
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Can this July 1958 NYC baseball game be identified?

I've got two photos of a night game in NYC area after July 4, 1958 and before the end of August 1958 (when film was developed), likely around July 5 or 6. Can anyone identify: The Stadium The Home ...
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How does the the pitcher get the win?

In the game with Padres and Phillies, how does Lucchesi get the win while the game was tied at 2 to 2 when he left after 6 innings?
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12th Man in 2019 Ashes

I see the 12th man was used in the Ashes today and he was allowed to bat for Australia. I have read the rules and this is not right according to the Rules. Has something been changed within the past ...
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Defensive strategy for U14 football

I've managed the same group of underage boys players for the last 3 years. At U11, offside didn't apply, and I didn't concern myself with defensive strategy. At U12, where offside did apply, I ...
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Why was the 1977 Ashes season hosted in England?

The host country has always alternated before and since that date. I cannot find any details but the ABC dispute with Kerry Packer/WSC might be a reason , can anyone confirm?
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Why is special case of handball above the shoulder allowed under the revised IFAB rules (2019/2020)?

According to IFAB's recent changes to the rules: It is usually an offence if a player: touches the ball with their hand/arm when: the hand/arm has made their body unnaturally bigger ...
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How often does the IFSC actually hold a world championship?

The Wikipedia article says The IFSC Climbing World Championships are the biennial world championships for competition climbing ... but there was a world championship in 2018 and now again in 2019. ...
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What will happen when fielder's body hits the wicket while doing the run out? [duplicate]

If the fielder has a ball in his hand and he is going for run out. Suppose his body hits the wicket while doing the stumping not his hand then what will happen?
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Is it ok to stop my serve when I've already started my racquet forward?

In a match last night, I was serving, threw the ball in the air, and started swinging my racquet. Just before I hit the ball, I stopped my racquet and caught it because I didn't like the toss. Did I ...
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How do you log in basketball stats a desperate shot attempt at shot clock buzzer?

In basketball, the 24 second shot clock buzzer is about to sound, team in possession of the ball throws it up towards the basket. According to some sources this not registered as a shot attempt. Now, ...
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NBA - Why can recently signed players not be traded but sign-and-trades are allowed?

What are the contractual differences in signing a player vs executing a sign-and-trade that prevent a recently signed player from being traded but allow for a s&t?
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Does calling 30-30 “deuce” in tennis affect the game scoring?

As an IT guy I cannot avoid the observation that the states "30-30" and "40-40", "deuce", have the same outgoing transitions in the state machine "tennis game": From both scores a two point difference ...
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MLB- biggest comeback to make playoffs

In theme with the Mets attempting to make the NL Wild Card spot during the 2019 MLB season, despite grossly underperforming before the All Star break, what has been the biggest turnaround for a team ...
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Why was Andy Murray allowed to play doubles in Washington without a wildcard or PR?

At the Citi Open in Washington 2019, Andy Murray played doubles with Jamie Murray. The team did not got a wildcard, nor was it a protected ranking (PR). Link to draw. According to this answer on ...
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NFL Overtime Rules - why are they like this?

Why do the NFL's overtime rules allow for a team to potentially lose without their offense ever taking the field? What caused the league to decide on this format for OT and why did they decide to have ...
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Champions League team distribution

How does UEFA decide how many teams per league are allowed to qualify for the Champions League tournament?
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Which country win the cricket World Cup Finals having lowest ODI ranking when facing the final match?

Which country win the cricket World Cup Finals having lowest ODI ranking when facing the final match? I think the answer is Sri Lanka in 1996. I don't think Sri Lanka in at least within top 5 ODI ...
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Why are combined no hitters so rare?

The other day, the Astros pitched only the 14th combined no hitter in MLB history by a starter and reliever(s). I believe that there were actually more than 14 complete game no hitters by only ...
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What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game?

What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game? Please include any relevant match/ player details.
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Can a goalkeeper chip the ball to the head of a teammate from a goal kick to circumvent the backpass restriction?

If you've been following the 2019 International Champions Cup, you've certainly not missed Benfica's unorthodox goal kick against Milan (clip on Twitter). If you can't see the video, just know the ...
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Abbreviations on tennis tournaments

Abbreviations on tennis tournamentss. I know LL (lucky loser), SE (special exempt) , PR (protected), W (wild card), Q (qualifier), but now there is (O) appearing next to names. What is (O) qualifying ...
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Taking the ball after scoring penalty [duplicate]

Why do players intend to take the ball with them after they have scored a goal? In addition to this, the opponent players(especially goalkeepers) don't intend to give away the ball. What could be the ...
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Why are the Cowboys known as “America's team”?

Considering that there have been plenty of more successful teams both in football (NE Patriots - 6 SB wins) and in American sports in general (GS Warriors, LA Lakers, NY Yankees, etc.) in the past two ...
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Best Chassis in F1 cars [closed]

I have read that recently last year that Red Bull racing cars have the best chassis. How do we analyse the chassis of an F1 Car? what is the science behind the best chassis and the worst?
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Mercedes Supplies Engines for Other teams also. Why are they not competitive? [duplicate]

Excuse me for the beginner level question. Mercedes F1 team also supplies engines to Racing point and Willams team. But why are those two teams not so competitive? I think Engine is the main unit at ...
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Blocking beyond the net on a “missed” attack hit

What is the correct call on the following case: A set that was going the cross the net anyway, the blocker reached beyond the net, the attacker missed the ball, and the ball touched the blocker on the ...
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Can a batsmen ask umpire to check whether the fielder touches the rope

Can a batsman ask the umpire to check whether the fielder touches the rope?
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Stumping in cricket

The batsman missed the ball and even the keeper couldn't catch it. The ball was in the air after touching the keeper's hand, the batsman was inside of the crease. Later the keeper took the ball and ...
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When a player calls against themselves, can the umpire overrule them?

Can an umpire overrule a player that called against themselves?
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Are there other national leagues with other country teams?

The MLS, NBA, MLB and NHL are considered mostly as USA leagues but they have teams from Canada. Are there other national leagues (any sport) that are mostly from one country but have teams from other ...
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Would a “switch hitting” golfer have an advantage in pga?

Suppose someone could drive the ball well using a left or right handed driver? Could this give them big advantage? Downside is they would have to give up a club in order to carry 2 drivers.
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Can the same person play all matches in the Fed Cup?

I know that a team from a country consists of max 4 players. Of the total 4 singles matches played at the Cup, I've always observed that a single player only plays in at most 2 matches. I was ...
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Multiple hits in an inning by a pitcher

Today against the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg started the third inning with a single and later hit a three-run home run in that same inning. When was the last time a ...
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Hit by pitch or strike?

If a pitch hits a batter in the strike zone, it is my understanding that it is a strike. What if a pitch nicks the strike zone say on the low and inside edge, but hits the batters ankle out of the ...
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How to start (for first time) playing cricket for another country's team?

Is it possible to start(for the first time) playing cricket for another country? if so, then does the U.S Passport work for Australia?

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