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How was amateur James Cahill able to qualify for the snooker world championships?

This year we saw the first ever amateur to qualify for the world championship. By what route was he able to even take part in qualification? If only 128 players are ranked, what decides who can take ...
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How many times NHL all top seeds have been eliminated in the first round?

In the 2018-19 season's playoffs, all top seed teams were eliminated in the very first round. The Atlantic division winners, Tampa Bay Lightnings who tied the most number of wins in a season were ...
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What is flicker ball in cricket?

In a News 18 article I found that Harbajan Singh bowls a variation called 'flicker'. What is this variation, and how to bowl it? I also found that it is not a carromball or a flipper.
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Does any other professional sport apart from tennis give equal prize money to Men & Women?

Professional tennis, in Grand Slams & certain joint events held on the tour, gives equal prize money to Men & Women. Does any other professional sport give equal prize money to Men & ...
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What happens after the penalty if a player is snookered behind a free ball?

What happens after the penalty is applied when a player is snookered behind a free ball? This question pertains to the rule when a free ball has been nominated, but the player not only fails to sink ...
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Throw-in directly into the goal

At the international playing level, has anyone ever thrown the ball directly into the goal, from a throw-in? Directly meaning, without touching a member from either team, including the goalie. It ...
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How can I verify the authenticity of my sports collectibles?

Inspired by this question: Messi signed Barcelona jersey real or fake? In the aforementioned question, the OP is unsure whether his autographed Messi jersey is real or fake. The only tangible bits of ...
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Can you be offside from a goal kick?

Can you be offside from a goal kick? Looking for official FIFA laws.
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How is “On the Field” intended to be used?

Before I go into the details here is the premise of the argument if someone says "do you want to take an infield/outfield on the field?" during warmups before a game where would you go? The two ...
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Is traveling/carrying no longer called for dribbling players?

As far as I know you are not supposed to let the ball stop in your hands while you are dribbling. However it seems like in modern NBA this is not enforced very often. Most recently I was watching the ...
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Double play sac fly. Does the run count? [duplicate]

Runners on 1st and 3rd, 1 out. Batter hits ball to center fielder, runner from 3rd tags up, but the runner on 1st was doubled off after the runner crossed the plate. Does the run score? I'm under the ...
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Lowest break achieved in snooker

What is the lowest televised break achieved in snooker, where all balls were potted in the continuous break ? So 15 reds with colours and all the colours. Technically, although very unlikely, you ...
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why would a batter awarded a base on balls refuse to advance to first base?

per Official Rules, a batter awarded a base on balls may refuse to advance to first base. why would a batter do that? did such a case happen in MLB history?
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Most Winning Runs in ICC T20 Cricket History

Which T20 cricketer has hitting the most winning run in ICC ?
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How did the NBA decide on 23.75 feet for the 3-point distance?

In 1979, the NBA voted to have a 1-year trial of the 3-point line, which later became permanent. Although the ABA used a 25 foot 3-point line, the NBA used a 23.75 foot line. How was the 23.75 number ...
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If a forced runner is tagged for the 3rd out, do any runs count? [duplicate]

Bases loaded with 2 outs. Ball is hit to shortstop. SS tags runner attempting to advance to 3rd. Does the run count from 3rd base
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Test cricketer hitting the winning run most often

Which test cricketer has hit the match-winning run most often?
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What was a “try” in ancient football?

This article (archive link) about the Scottish team Berwick Rangers centenary refers to the first competitive game: The fishermen of the Greens also formed a football club around the same time, ...
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Fair Play award and team performances in IPL

In IPL fair play award seem to resemble points table except few outliers. Does fair play award has to do anything with who won the match also?
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MLB rules for blown save and win by same pitcher

In the Major League Baseball, does a relief pitcher who blows the save in the top of the 9th inning also get credit for the win when his team comes back in bottom of the 9th for the win?
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What is the record for the most wins by a single team against a single team in an NBA season?

The Milwaukee Bucks just swept the Detroit Pistons in their first round series 4 games to none after sweeping the regular season series between these two teams 4 games to none. After completing the ...
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What NHL shift has scored the most goals?

Frequently when a line scores a goal, they will stay out for the ensuing face-off. I tried to have Google tell me to no avail: What line in hockey has scored the most goals in the same shift (reg. ...
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Beamer No ball Rules

If batsman is out of his popping crease and fast bowler bowl ball full toss delievery (without pitching on ground)above the hip is it considered as no ball or just because he's out of his popping ...
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How does the VAR decide which camera to use?

On April 17, 2019, in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham there were some requests to VAR. In particular, one was made regarding Llorente's goal in ...
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Is there a database of soccer match stats which include VAR calls?

I am wondering if there is a database compiling match/player stats for leagues (or maybe UEFA Champions League) which have VAR in place. I'm particularly interested in stats surrounding VAR itself, ...
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How many times has an NHL player scored in every game of a playoff series?

With the Islanders' Jordan Eberle having accomplished this against the Penguins during the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs, how many players have ever gotten a goal (not just a point) in every ...
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Serving over the sideline

As far as I know in table tennis, it is not allowed to serve over the sideline i.e. on the first hit of the ball, it is not allowed that the ball will go over the side of the table on the opponents ...
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How much does an NHL power play improve chances of scoring?

How much does being on a power play improve an NHL team's chances of scoring a goal? I know the likelyhood of a team scoring on a power play is about 20%. But what is the likelihood of a team scoring ...
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If 2 penalties are called on the same play, and a goal is scored in the following 3v5; who comes out of the box?

If 2 penalties are called on the same play. 2 minors, 2 minutes each, and so they are put on the board at the same moment. If a goal is scored on the following 3v5 powerplay, one of those penalties ...
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What was the worst result for a president's trophy winner in the playoffs?

The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in a sweep in the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs. Outside of this occurrence, what was the worst result for a President's Trophy ...
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What is the difference between a Body Check and Woman's Body Check?

This image is from the Sochi Winter Olympics: Why is Women Body Checking different from a regular Body Check? I mean, pretty sure not every penalty was preceded by Women's in the match (like Women ...
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Which NBA team had the shortest “longest winning streak” in a championship-winning season?

Inspired by this question: Which MLB team had the shortest "longest winning streak" in a pennant-winning season? Which NBA team had the shortest "longest winning streak" during a ...
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Delayed Penalty with a Player Already in Penalty Box

We had a player already in the penalty box. With 11 seconds left in that penalty, the opposing team scored a goal while we had a delayed penalty. It was my assumption that the delayed penalty is ...
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Is it still a force-out if baserunner made it?

Say there is a runner on first base. The batter hits it to the outfield and the baserunner advances to second base but over-runs the bag by making an aggressive turn. On the throw back, he gets tagged ...
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Why not use a snooker cue on a standard pool table?

What are the benefits or drawbacks of using a snooker cue rather than a standard cue on a regular pool table?
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Which MLB team had the shortest “longest winning streak” in a pennant-winning season?

Which team won the pennant but never won more than X games in a row, with X being the lowest number? For example, the hypothetical team the Rainbow Sox won the pennant in 1717, but never won more ...
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Why do NHL referees relax their penalty calls in the playoffs?

It seems that in NHL playoffs, referees tend to be a lot less likely to call a penalty. What is the reason and is this an official rule in the referee handbook or is it more of an unspoken rule?
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Can the body be trained to perform best at unusual times of day?

It's known that athletes perform best at certain times of day - most studies suggest that late afternoon / early evening seems to be the best time for peak performance. See this link for an article ...
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Is there a name for the combined stats of Balls, Strikes, and Outs, as seen on many displays in baseball?

Baseball fields often have a display of the number of balls, strikes, and outs. Does this group have a name? As far as I can cell, "Count" refers to just balls and strikes and are for individual ...
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If a bowler's front foot is on the line and no part of the foot is behind the line, is it a fair delivery?

If a bowler's front foot lands on the line and some part of the foot is outside the line and some part of the foot is on the line but no part of the foot is behind the line, is it a fair delivery?
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is this situation ruled a base hit in softball?

There is a runner on third with one out and batter hits a ground ball to first baseman who opts to throw home before stepping on bag or tagging batter. The runner is safe at home and the batter is ...
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Why would an offense not put anyone on the free throw lane?

In the 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game, with 22.5 seconds left in the second half, Texas Tech had Norense Odiase, a 62% free throw shooter, at the line for what CBS announcer ...
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Does the actual difficulty of the route in bouldering depend on my physical characteristics? [closed]

I walk to my local climbing gym and the setters mark their routes with some difficulty mark. I will use the European scale. After some time I noticed, that there are routes of a lower difficulty, ...
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Where are sports events announced in the US?

Note: I was torn between asking this question in SE.Travel or here but I feel it will be better answered by "locals", rather than "travellers". Please let me know if this is an incorrect assumption. ...
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what determines a stolen base against the catcher?

what determines if a successful stolen base is against the catcher or pitcher? for instance, a ball thrown in the dirt after the runner breaks for the next base. This surely can not be held against ...
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Has anyone hit the wrong color ball in an important snooker match?

I have been watching snooker for a few months now and I have never seen a player hit the wrong type of ball. Personally, I often get confused and forget which type the player is on (color or red) and ...
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How does Formula E measure remaining battery energy?

My understanding is that the remaining energy from a battery can be approximated using several different methods e.g. measuring the battery voltage. However, I am yet to find a method that is ...
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Force out rules

Playing a little league game we had a runner on first and the batter hit a ground ball. Runner on first went to second and stopped, batter made it to first and then turned trying to go to second, but ...
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Relative safety level of boys lacrosse

How safe or dangerous is boys lacrosse, compared to other boys high school sports? This would be a 10th grader playing JV as a defender. My son, trying to convince me that he would not get a ...
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Can any cricket player play for any other team without nationality of this country?

I saw many cricketers which play for another country instead of his own country.But is it necessary to get nationality of this country for playing international cricket for this country?

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