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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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Is it allowed to deliberately go “in-off” in snooker?

In a difficult table situation where the player cannot easily get the white to a safe area, typically stuck in the pack of reds, potting the white in an attempt to escape often results in a good ...
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How did Shubman Gill get dismissed if the bails didn't fall in Hawk-Eye?

See this video: How did Shubman Gill get dismissed if the bails didn't fall in Hawk-Eye?
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What happens when a play is accidentally awarded a touchdown?

This happened a few minutes ago in the LSU vs Alabama football game. The LSU runner was going down the field and dropped the ball just short of the end zone. I know that if the ball went out of bounds ...
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Why is the Edinburgh Half Marathon world record eligible?

In order for times set in a road race to be eligible for a world record, the course needs to satisfy some rules, two of which are: The start and finish points of a course, measured along a ...
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Arsenal - Rapid Wein. Why wasn't this offside? [duplicate]

The following screenshot shows the Maitland-Niles pass to Pepe during the 4-1 Arsenal win over Rapid Wein in the Europa League. Arsenal are in blue. Maitland-Niles is furthest to the the left in blue ...
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Why is AS Roma already qualified of the round of 32 after 4 played rounds?

In the Group A of the UEFA Europa League 2020/21, AS Roma is already qualified, but my question is WHY? Look at the table after 4 played rounds: AS Roma has now 10 points. When AS Roma loses the ...
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Why does the NCAA limit how much time coaches can spend with players?

I was reading the New York Times article "A Deep U.S. Open Run Becomes a Pitch For College Tennis" which says, One of the major disadvantages of college tennis is that the N.C.A.A. limits ...
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Based on the pandemic-shortened playoff format for the MLB, what are the odds that a losing team would make the playoffs?

Because of the pandemic, MLB (major league baseball) adopted a new format where instead of the regular 10 teams (6 division leaders and 4 wild cards) make the playoffs, 16 teams made the playoffs. (6 ...
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From a business point of view, what are some possible reasons that the Knicks didn't do more to keep Jeremy Lin through the Linsanity era?

Throughout the brief era of "Linsanity", the Knicks, then led by Carmelo Anthony and the injured Amare Stoudemire, were never serious contenders for the NBA title. Yet, there was real ...
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Could a track superstar be successful in the NFL?

Could an Olympic track star, such as Usain Bolt, see success in NFL Football, as a wide receiver or cornerback? Would their speed translate to NFL success? Or does olympic-gold-medal-winning ...
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NFL teams with as many or more thrown interceptions than completions in a game

The Denver Broncos had only a single completion pass while they threw 2 interceptions against the New Orleans Saints in week 12 of the 2020 season. The low completion count was due to all the Broncos ...
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How realistic is the MMA TV series “Kingdom”?

The MMA TV series "Kingdom" seems to equate MMA trainees to very troubled & bravado-driven characters from broken pasts. Is this typical of MMA clubs in reality? Or are they in reality ...
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Why is it a considered a passing touchdown in cases when the receiver gains most of the yards?

I don't understand why it is considered a passing touchdown that accrues to the QB's stats, in cases when the receiver gains most of the yards. Consider a 5 yard pass where the receiver then runs 90 ...
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Is car racing faster our slower at night in general?

Nowadays, many car races happen at night, for instance Bahrain F1 GP tomorrow, the 29th November. There are several factors that differ in such case, like temperature, light outs for drivers. In ...
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Injuries in the 3 batter rule

As part of the pandemic season in Major League Baseball, a 3 batter rule was implemented to speed up the game. It states that each pitcher must face at least 3 batters (or finish an inning) before he ...
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Table Tennis Edge Protectors

I'm getting ready to purchase a table tennis table. Some of the tables have plastic edge protectors that extend anywhere from an 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch off the corners of the table. They are angled ...
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Assymetrical setup in modern F1

Back in the day (60's, 70's and 80's) F1 cars could have assymetrical suspension setups — packers, dumpers, springs, camber, anti-roll bars etc... — which makes sense: in Imola you are mostly turning ...
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NFL football goal to go situation

When there's a goal to go situation and a team keeps making penalty they keep giving them halfway to the goal halfway to the goal penalty now they run out of room there at the goal line. Can the team ...
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Why do football teams like running up the middle?

I see over and over that the ball is on the middle of the field and the offense sets up a tight formation which is a run up the middle. Why not set the formation to run up the middle and run to the ...
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Why would a football punter turn and run the ball into his own end zone?

In the Jets vs. Chargers NFL game on 2020-11-22, LA were about to punt from their 28 yard line with 8 seconds left. However, the punter turned and ran into his own end zone, giving NY two points. What ...
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Are underarm serves fair in tennis? If so, why are they looked upon as a means of disrespect?

As my title says all about the question, are underarm serves a fair thing in tennis? Because the reaction of Chris Garin says me otherwise when Alexander Bublik served him an underarm serve. I was ...
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I-formation in doubles tennis

What is the rational behind the I-formation in doubles tennis? What are some considerations when using this strategy?
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How do Southeastern Conference football records compare for divisional tiebreakers?

In the SEC (Southeastern Conference) for NCAA football, division tiebreaker rule 1.B states the following: B. Records of the tied teams within the division; In this context, precisely how do “...
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Flex letters on my golf iron shaft

My iron shaft has 2 letters S and R on it. As per my understanding S stands for “Stiff” flex and R is for “Regular” flex and only one letter is suppose to represent flex of a shaft. Why does my iron ...
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In what circumstances, the referees would make the ball stop and drop the ball to restart?

I am playing a mobile game "DLS2021" and one of its new upgrades is that when the ball touches the referee, the game stops and then the referee needs to drop the ball for the team which was ...
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Actual kickoff time, NFL, of a (say) “12:00” start time game? [duplicate]

Today (Sunday 8th, 2020, week 9) there's a Bears at Titans game, FOX, at "Noon". (That's central time) In fact, what time would literal kickoff be ? Is there a consistent formula for that?...
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What happens if a triple jump runner makes it into the sand on the “step” (second jump)?

I can't seem to find any rules that makes it illegal for the runner of a triple jump to jump into the pit on their second jump. Is it illegal or is their distance simply measured from where they ...
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In which Wimbledon womens final or semi-final (we think) late 1970s to early 1980s, did the umpire have problems with his microphone?

My grandfather was a sound engineer at Wimbledon, and my family all remember rushing to look at the TV to see him fixing the umpire's microphone. We're trying to find a recording of this incident, ...
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What measures will the Olympic Committee take to avoid leaks in Sports Climbing?

The Bouldering and Lead Climbing events at Tokyo 2020 (now 2021) will require professional routesetters to design routes for the athletes to climb. This creates the potential for those routes to be ...
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Will I lose muscle memory for a sport if I've been injured for a few months?

I play football(soccer) and I've gotten a knee injury for about 4 months now and I should be fully fit by the end of the year. Will I get significantly worse when I return or will the muscle memory ...
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Did Novak Djokovic just enter the Vienna Open (Erste Bank Open) to pass the time?

After the quarterfinal match in the 2020 Vienna Open between World No.1 Novak Djokovic and unseeded Lorenzo Sonego, Instagram and Twitter have been flooded with the comments like, "Novak let ...

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