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The goalkeeper finds the ball first with his hands, is it a penalty?

In this play: At the play starting at 16:25 and more specifically at about 16:58, the keeper touches first the ball and secondly possibly touches the opponent's feet. ...
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Why combine stats, especially the 40-yard dash, relevant and referred to years after the draft?

Many commentators refer to a player's 40-yard dash time to make a point of how fast a player is. This is admittedly relevant by the time of the draft but not so much afterwards, one would think. Many ...
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Looking for the name of an on-base stat that I am sure exists

I'm looking for a stat for how often a hitter gets on base via walk, hit, hit by ball. Anything excluding homeruns. As in the percentage of time people actually stand on a base.
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Does the inline-skate weight refer to one or both skates?

I'm looking at various inline-skate sites and all refer to weight without specifying whether it is for one skate or for the pair. (e.g. here) So I guess there must be a rule when referring to inline-...
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What is this small field with two oval lanes?

I am wondering what sport/activity is played on this field. It's located between a skatepark and other sport fields, there was no signs. Thanks.
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How many fielders are allowed on offside in cricket?

I'm aware that there are few fielding restriction on leg side, for example that there should not be more than 5 fielders on leg side. But is there similar restriction to offside as well? Can I place ...
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What is the biggest margin with which a team has won an NBA game?

What is the biggest margin with which a team has won an NBA game ?
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Is there a statistical measure to compare objectivity across different sports?

Has there been any statistical metric devised to allow comparison on the 'objectivity' across sports? As an example, if a sport like chess has the vast majority of player actions, as well as the ...
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Why are all the fans in football games in the same part of the stands rather than spread out?

I understand there's a limit to the number of fans due to coronavirus, but why are they all just in one quadrant of the stands with the rest of the stands empty rather than spread throughout the whole ...
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Why don't some people serve from directly behind the line but sometimes one or more meters behind it?

Since most people serve from directly behind the line I was surprised to notice that it's not always the case. Why would someone serve from further back?
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How many times has a team put in to field scored a century on day 1?

In the current game between South-Africa and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 157 in 40 odd overs. Dean Elgar ended the day on 90 odd. This made me wonder how many times in test cricket have a ...
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Who has been the smallest player ever to play the NBA?

Who has been the smallest player ever to play the NBA ?
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Where in MLB rules does it say batting gloves are legal?

If they are legal for batters, then can a pitcher wear a glove on his pitching hand? If the reason for allowing batting gloves is to 'increase the quality of the grip on the bat' then it makes sense ...
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How are the stump cameras connected with the broadcasting station?

In this video, the presenter has explained how the camera is connected to the junction box. Does that mean the power cables are laid out from the operating room to the ...
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How does the height of a Football Player affect that player [closed]

Does the height of football player really matter Physical strength like muscle strength has a lot of importance in football but does height really affect a player I know being too short like below 5 ...
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Rest day in a Cricket Test match

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_cricket If i am not wrong, there was a rest day after 3 days play between both the cricketing nations in the 5 day test match. Is this rule now discarded ? In case ...
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Why doctors allow several MMA fights in the same night but not in a few days?

I read on https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/donald-cerrone-wants-to-become-first-ufc-fighter-to-fight-three-times-in-one-week/ (mirror): Even if he wants to do it, doctors, not to mention UFC ...
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Why could the fumble in the Browns/Jets game not be advanced?

In the game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets on 12/27/2020, Baker Mayfield fumbled on the final Cleveland posession, at 1:25 remaining. The ball was fumbled during an attempted ...
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Can a Player register in multiple clubs? or more than one?

According to FIFA rules, can professional players register in more than one club at the same time? or at one season?
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Who is next to bat after a batsman is out?

I've been watching this Big Bash League match and at 1:19:58 (also in other times too) a batsman is out and a new one is coming in. However the new batsman isn't facing the bowler immediately ("...
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A question regarding the offside rule in soccer

My question is simple, why does the offside rule require 2 rival players between the attacker and the goal line rather than 1 non-goalkeeper? Is there a specific goal (i.e. A scenario where it makes ...
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Does 9th hitter in baseball mean something special?

I know the fourth player in the batting order is known as the cleanup hitter, also known as the cleanup spot and in modern baseball is almost always one of the best hitters on the team. At about 1′13″ ...
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Is it a foul when a player calls a wrong score in badminton?

In one of our tournament double matches after earning a point one of the player mistakenly called the current game point wrong. Instead of saying 6-4 he said 7-4 and the referee didn't rectify it. ...
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In terms of Red Sox, why there were 4 games against Rays while 3 games against Yankees?

This is the schedule for Red Sox in September in 2020. Why there were 4 games against Rays while just 3 games against the Yankees?
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How to keep an eye on the offside and the ball going out of play

I’m a relatively new assistant referee. How do I keep an eye on both the offside line and whether the ball has gone out of play?
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NFL strength of schedule in deciding playoffs and draft picks

Why is a lower strength of schedule percentage better than a higher one when determining a playoff spot or a draft pick? I would expect that a stronger schedule wins out over a weaker one.
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Under what circumstances were F1 teams allowed to re-use old chassis built by other teams?

It used to be the case that new F1 teams could re-use outdated chassis designs built by other teams, however I'm confused about the circumstances under which they could do so. In 1992, Andrea Moda ...
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How is the fastest man of the match calculated?

Fastest man of the match is reported in kms/hr. How is this measured during a game, and is every player monitored for speed?
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Why don't NFL defenders wrap up during tackles as much as they used to?

20, 30 years ago, by far the most common tackling style was for a defender to wrap up the ball carrier and drag him to the ground. In the last 10 years, glancing tackles have become a lot more common. ...
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Who scored the most penalties in one season in the UEFA Champions league

Which player scored the most penalties in one season in the UEFA Champions league?
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Does a blocked extra point count as a missed extra point for the kicker?

Does a blocked extra point count as a missed extra point? This was the case in last Monday night's game when Justin Tucker's extra point was blocked and from what I understand it was counted as a miss ...
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Other purposes of the centre circle

The only reason I know that the centre circle exists in international football is to keep players out of the region before kickoff. What are the other uses for it, if any? It would seem to be an ...
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False start when close to your own end zone

If the ball is extremely close to your own end zone and your offensive line false starts (or commits any infraction, really) and the ball cannot be moved any closer to the goal line, what happens? ...
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Did the winners of the “golden ball dream team” received a real physical golden ball award made of gold?

France Football this year gave an award called "the golden ball dream team" to the best players in each position of all time in soccer. This is different to what they do each year, where ...
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Ice-hockey 6v5 situation

I am curious how are situations with extra player in ice-hockey handled statistically. For example, team A is loosing 2:3 and there is one last minute of the match. They switch goalie for an extra ...
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Ice-hockey forfeit goals

I want to ask, in ice-hockey general or in NHL, if a game is forfeited before it starts or at score 0:0, the winning team automatically wins by 1:0. Is this one goal counted in teams statistics in ...
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Why IPL 2020 arranged with zero audience but Dettol ODI series with audience?

Why do IPL 2020 arranged with zero audience but Dettol ODI series with audience? Both happened during COVID19 pandemic going on.
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What sports that award the national title following playoffs with series adopted a bubble to limit the COVID-19 spread?

The "bubble" in the NBA was a successful experiment. I know that the NHL and the MLB did it too. Are there some other sports around the world that adopted this solution for the playoffs? In ...
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Soccer shoe modifications?

I played many sports in my youth, but to my loss almost never soccer. As my kids and wife have recently gotten into it, however, I have started to learn more about it. In every sport I'm aware of the ...
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Ball placement when a receiver catches it

Say you are going down the field from the 1 yard line. If the receiver catches the ball and his feet are at the 10 but the ball is extended behind him at the 8. Is the ball marked down at the 10 or ...
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Is it just me or when driving down the pits, the pit wall will always be on the left?

I think at every track, when you are driving down the pit lane, the pit wall will always be on the left, and the stands on the right. Am I right on this? If I am, is there a logical reason why it ...
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Is the field goal good?

During a field goal, if the ball hits the ground and bounces through the uprights and above the crossbar, is it still good despite hitting the ground first?
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Highest record a nfl team can get and miss the playoffs

What is the highest record a team can get and miss the playoffs? Assume the 2019 scheduling rules and playoff setup.
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Is it common across professional team sports that player agents are paid by clubs and not players?

For instance, when a football/soccer player transfers from one club to another, his agent is paid by the clubs, even though the agent is supposed to be representing the player. Is this true in all/...
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What happens if the last two teams from the UCL pot are draw together in the round of 16, but they are from the same country/group?

If teams from the same country or group cant be draw together, so what if the last two teams available are from the same country or group? Do they redraw it? As far as I know, they move on to the next ...
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Did Maradona ever score a goal with his right foot?

I was hearing one of Pele's declaration stating Maradona couldn't score goals with his right foot. I thought he was talking in general, but then I started to think about goals made by him with his ...
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Where can I find info on “winning out” in the NFL?

When the playoffs approach, a team is said to win out if they win their remaining games on the schedule. This becomes especially important for teams who are not currently in the playoff picture. For ...
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Have NFL games been played at neutral venues before?

On week 13 of the 2020 NFL season, because of strict COVID-19 restrictions in their home county of Santa Clara, the San Fransisco 49ers played the Buffalo Bills at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona, ...
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Who is awarded the sack when a player is not actually tackled?

On December 6, 2020 at 4:30pm, the Green Bay Packers played a most riveting contest with the Philadelphia Eagles. On one play where Green Bay was in possession, Aaron Rodgers (the Green Bay QB) was ...
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Why does the official say “prior to the pass” or “after the pass” when calling a defensive holding?

Is there a difference in enforcement if the holding penalty happened after and not before a pass? This is NFL if it makes a difference.

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