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How are matches decided in Laver cup?

The Laver Cup takes place every year between 6 players from Europe (plus a substitute) and 6 from the rest of the World (plus a substitute). They play three singles and a double every day for three ...
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Little League Baseball Question

Question on a game I watched: Ages 8-11 2 Outs, runner on 3rd and 1st. Coach wouldn't let the runner on 1st steal- Why not? It didn't make any sense to me; as it would have put 2 in scoring position ...
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In football, a player is to be cautioned if he 'shows a lack of respect for the game': what does this mean?

Although the Laws of the Game say a player must be cautioned if he's guilty of unsporting behaviour, a direct definition of what constitutes "unsporting behaviour" is never provided (apart from a very ...
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Why do some high level wrestlers not use their wrestling to 100% in mma?

I have seen fights with Henry Cejudo and Yoel Romero and these guys are former Olympic wrestlers but for some weird reason most of their "game" is pure standup, why don't they use wrestling to 100% ...
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Fielders catching foul balls in the air not coming down on field

Does a fielder who catches a foul ball in the air have to land in the field of play? I.E. when player chases a foul flyball, then catches ball leaping and landing in seats/dugout... Out or Foul ball ?
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Does a maiden over require all 6 balls to be bowled?

If a team is defending a total, and say in the first ball the bowler takes a wicket and the team is all-out. Will that over be considered a maiden over since no runs came from the batsman's bat and ...
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Why don't athletes who don't want their autographs resold draw a shape to designate it's not for resale? [closed]

Why don't athletes who don't want their autographs resold draw a shape to designate it's not for resale? On their website they list what the shape is and then perhaps an independent authenticator ...
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Why do so few U.S. colleges and universities (and high schools) have volleyball for men?

When I was younger, it seemed the U.S. Men's volleyball teams (and the women's teams) were usually at or near the top of world competitions. Nowadays, it seems that U.S. Men's volleyball has slipped a ...
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How many potential different endings are there for a football match?

To narrow down the scope of the question, I mean a scenario of a World Cup final where by end of the day one of the teams is declared a winner. E.g. there's a team scoring more goals during normal ...
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does the run count

scenario: one out, runners on first and third. Fly to deep centre; fielder makes an exceptional catch for second out, and makes a huge throw to double up the runner from first who had gone too far, ...
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A forfeited game in baseball [closed]

Does a forfeited baseball game count as a game played. scenario is Season has not started and one of the teams dropped. The league counted all of the games as wins and scored them 1-0 for the opposing ...
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What happens to a ball if it is snatched by a bird?

If a ball has been hit and has not yet touched the ground, then gets plucked from the air by a raptor (or a falcon, eagle, etc.) and dropped over the boundary, will that still score a six, or will it ...
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What should the referee do when a team doesn't want to play a large amount of added time?

If there is at least 5 minutes of injury time, but the team that is losing doesn't want the extra time added, what should the referee do?
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Outdoor Volleyball: Is overhand contact with fingers on a serve legal?

Which USAV Outdoor Volleyball Rules regulate the action of receiving a serve overhand with fingers? This is a contentious topic where I play. I found a rule that allows double contact even when ...
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Uncommon Play : Does the run count [duplicate]

This is on the third out. The batter hits a slow chopper back to the pitcher. The pitcher instead of throwing to first runs down the batter to tag him and the runner stops in the baseline. The runner ...
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Foul or fair softball

A batted ball hits fair between home and third, bounces into the air and is caught while over foul territory in the air without ever touching foul territory and the player that caught it is in fair ...
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NCAA womens softball foul ball rule

Batter hits ball that strikes the ground inside fair territory 3 ft from home plate but bounces and then is caught by 3rd baseman a foot outside of 3rd base line over the bag...fair or foul ball?
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What is the difference between a runner, a floater, and a tear drop?

In the regular season, a lot of scoring techniques are used to maintain a good ppg average. Throughout all of the games I have watched, I have seed a lot of different layups, and their use. Many ...
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How do I memorize hand signals faster being called out as a play during football?

I’m in high school football, currently playing as a wide receiver and corner. I was wondering what is an easy way to memorize plays. I have such a hard time doing this when the coaches end up calling ...
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In football, how should the referee deal with possible offside situations involving attacking/defending players off the field of play?

I personally think this is one of the most confusing aspects of the Laws of the Game. In particular, I'm referring to these two paragraphs (Law 11.4): (Defending players off the field of play) ...
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In football, do player wear the same jerseys that are sold to spectators?

In European football, in Paris-Saint-Germain for instance, or other Nike teams in general, and often in lots of european clubs, there are two types of jersey that are sold: A "classic" jersey, at 85€ ...
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Pinch hitter for pitcher

In today’s Nats/Braves game (5/29/19), the Nat’s pitcher came up in the top of the first. Could the Nats have put in a pinch hitter for the pitcher and still used him in the bottom of the inning?
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If Arsenal wins the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, which teams will represent England in the Champions League next year?

Since all other teams in the UEFA finals except Arsenal have been qualified for the Champions League next year. Will Arsenal (if they win the UEFA Europa League final) replace Tottenham or Chelsea for ...
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Why does the MLB not have awards such as MVP and Cy Young for both AL and NL together?

The MLB has awards for each league, such as AL MVP and NL MVP, or AL Cy Young and NL Cy Young, but why is there no MLB MVP or MLB Cy Young, for the best out of both leagues (in a similar way to the ...
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Has an MLB player ever won an MVP award without going to that year's All-Star game?

Has it ever happened that a player in the MLB ever won the AL or NL MVP award but didn't get elected as an All-Star that year? If so then how often does it happen? If they didn't go to the game ...
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Is there Intergender wrestling at the college level?

Is there intergender wrestling at the college level? Who usually wins, men or women?
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Where does a player's runs scored under his country's A team goes to?

As to my knowledge, there're 3 categories before a player gets into the national team. Those are, First Class, List A and t20s. My question is, where would the runs of a player who scores for an A ...
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When did the NFL move the stanchion out of the end zone?

I was just watching a clip of Bart Starr's game-winning quarterback sneak in the Ice Bowl. One thing I noticed is that the goal post stanchion is inside the end zone, not behind the end zone as it is ...
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Putting out on every hole in a bogey competition

Do you have to putt out on every hole in a bogey competition even when you are over par on a hole ?
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What is the point of using the gloves that leave the knuckles exposed that the Florida State Boxing Commission is imposing for bare-knuckle boxing?

I read on https://twitter.com/adamlebarr/status/1131373692322234369, regarding the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 6 event on 2019-06-22: What is the point of using the gloves that leave ...
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Can the home team win an extra-inning baseball game by more than 1 run?

In baseball, I'm wondering how home teams are awarded winning runs. If the visiting team in, say, Inning 10, plates 5 runs, then the home team has the bottom of that inning to match or exceed this ...
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Getting hit twice while digging a spike [duplicate]

In what situation it's becomes legal to touch the ball twice? if a player is defending a spike and dug the ball and it hits arms and chest at the sametime? What about receiving a powerful jump ...
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Are tennis rackets checked by officials before matches?

Following this question I started looking for evidence that rackets in tennis were checked by officials, at least on the ATP tour, but couldn't find some. I was able to find the regulations for racket ...
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Can an umpire overturn a call in little league?

We had a weird call overturned after a play in a little league game 9-10 years old, Cal Ripken rules. We had a runner score a run, everything seemed normal. The pitcher got the ball back, our on ...
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In a ranking system, what value is conventional for scores/set/points quotient when the divisor is 0?

For instance, in volleyball they use set quotient or points quotient as tie-breakers. They are simply the result of sets/points won divided by sets/points lost. But what if sets/points lost is 0? What ...
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How to handle missed workouts before a race?

I'm in the middle of a training regimen for my 5th Ironman race (Race is in September). Based on family commitments, I'll be traveling for about 3 weeks in August to locations that make cycling ...
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Can the goalkeeper release the ball at their own goal, then save it from going in?

In this YouTube video (should start at 13 seconds), the goalkeeper releases the ball, involuntarily aiming it towards his own goal. Would he be allowed to save it using his hands? I read in this ...
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Has a horse ever crossed the finish line first without a jockey?

At the 2019 Preakness Stakes, jockey John Velazquez fell off his horse Bodexpress at the start of the race, but Bodexpress continued to finish the race. Officially Bodexpress received a "DNF" (Did ...
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Run out in cricket

There are two attempts at a run out whilst batsmen are running. The first attempt is not out but leaves one of the bails on the stumps - the other on the ground. Taking another run the second run out ...
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Finland goal song at IIHF WM 2019

What's the song name which is played after Finland scores goal in IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 in Slovakia?
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Can an out be considered a force out if it was called for an illegal (diving) slide and the runner was forced to reach the base?

In a youth game with bases loaded and two outs a ground ball was hit to the pitcher, who made a throw to third base. The throw was low and the third baseman did not field the ball cleanly, so the ...
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If an English qualified team is banned from the champions league, who takes over the vacant spot?

As of the time of this question, there are talks that Manchester City may be banned from the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 competition. If a top-four English Premier League team is banned, who takes ...
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Before each session in the Ryder Cup, is either captain aware of the opposing team's lineup for that session?

Are the lineups of both sides submitted without knowledge of the opposing lineup? If not, which team submits its lineup first? Can the lineups be modified once submitted?
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Which watches are given as gifts to ice hockey players in the world cup?

During the ice hockey world championship, the best player of each team receives a gift - it seems like it is a watch. I am curious - what kind of watch is it (brand / model)? Since one of sponsors is ...
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Does the MLB website contain win-loss stats? If so, how can I examine win-loss stats on the MLB website?

I am looking for win and loss stats on the MLB website. I've browsed to the MLB website > Stats > Team, but I did not find win-loss stats. What am I missing?
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Can you goaltend a shot that won't count?

I was watching a review of the longest shot in NBA history and was reminded of this pretty incredible bucket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm8CS9DVsUA This video is of the 2015 Boston Celtics ...
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Is carrying a player into touch a legal tackle?

I recently saw this snippet of a two defenders carrying an opponent into touch as he was holding onto the ball. So I looked into tackle laws: REQUIREMENTS FOR A TACKLE (https://laws.worldrugby.org/...
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What is the best view to decide a run out?

In cricket, what's the best angle to view if a batsman is out or not out in a run out scenario? Is it from an angle where the umpire runs to (so on the sides) or is it from the bowlers' end?
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Highest point for second placed team in Premier League

Premier League 2018-2019 just ended. Manchester City is champion with 98 points. Liverpool is second with 97 points. Is a second place with 97 points a record ?
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Table Tennis free hand on table

Can my free hand touch the table when hitting a ball in play?

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