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How do you do a kick serve?

I typically do a hard flat first serve and then a slice second serve, but I'm curious to know the fundamentals behind adding "kick" to a serve for higher bounce.
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Ethics/commonality of sports teams scoring more points at end of a game they are clearly winning

In general, is it considered unsportsmanlike to continue scoring points at the end of a game that has clearly already been won? Or is it generally the standard that teams continue to score points as ...
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would a run score from third with a man on second when the batter flied out and they tagged the base at second cause he left early

With a man on third and second, batter flies out to right and is caught for the second out. The runner on third tags up legally. The runner on second left early, right field throws to third to get the ...
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What team rebounded the best and worst?

My question is which team from a prior season did really good the next season.For example: team a gets a 3-13 record and is 30th team and next season gets a really good ranking(counting the playoffs ...
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Why does there seem to be more pitching changes in recent years?

The last time I watched baseball was in 2012, and there has been more frequent pitching changes, especially in the post-season. For instance, this NY Post article states: In 2018, teams set a new ...
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Does Cricket require a bowler's shoulders be at a certain level? Or just the arm to be straight?

I can't seem to find a definitive answer, but it seems like Cricket only requires the arm to completely straight when bowled and it cannot be underarm. This opens up the possibility of someone bowling ...
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What happens when the QB throws the ball and it lands behind the line of scrimmage without being caught by either team? [closed]

QB throws ball and lands behind line of scrimmage without being caught by either team an hits the ground
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Why does the infield arc have a radius of 95 feet?

The dirt on a baseball infield extends out to an arc centered on the lip of the pitching rubber (60' 6" from home) and has a radius of 95'. This makes the distance from home to the very edge of ...
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What does 0.1 inning mean in baseball stats?

Baseball-reference labels Adam Ottavino as 0.1 IP (innings pitched). Similarly, Jordan Montgomery gets 5.2 IP. What does that mean? How is this stat calculated?
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Why do racket-sport games end with an odd number of points?

Why do the rules for several sports dictate that a player has to score an odd number of points to win the game? Table tennis: 11 points (previously 21) Badminton: 21 points (previously 7, 11 or 15) ...
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If a batter is injured, while hitting a home run out of a park, and cannot physically run the bases, can a pinch runner be used?

If a batter is injured, while hitting a home run out of a park, and cannot physically run the bases, can a pinch runner be used?
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Does the bowler's run-up actually contribute anything useful?

Bowlers run up before performing a little hop to get momentum going and bowl the ball. Does the run-up contribute anything to the speed/spin of the ball? Or could you get a similar speed/spin by just ...
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What happens to FGA when you score on the wrong basket?

I know that when you score on the wrong basket, the nearest player gets the points (in NBA) - so that's "Field Goal Made". But, what about "Field Goal Attempts"? If the nearest ...
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What is the earliest a team can clinch a division?

My question is what week is the earliest you can clinch a division? What would the other teams in the division and conference have to be like? Also what is the earliest you can clinch the playoffs(so ...
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Does an Eastern forehand grip provide more precision compared to a semi-Western grip?

I've been experimenting between Eastern and semi-Western grips for my forehand. When I was hitting, I felt like the Eastern grip forehand provided much more precision (almost an unbelievable amount) ...
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Has an NHL or NBA champion ever won all playoffs series with the same record?

After losing game 3 of the 2019-20 NBA finals, the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Miami Heat 2-1 in the series. The Lakers got to the finals after beating the Portland Blazers, the Houston Rockets, and ...
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What fault occurs if a volleyball forearm pass is made without the hands connected?

I'm wondering, what would the call be if a player attempted a forearm pass but didn't have their hands connected? would it be a carry ball, a double hit, a foot fault, or 4 hits?
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What do different fill (background) colors mean in the MLB schedule?

In the schedule, MLB official site displays games in different fill (background) colors. For instance, the Red Sox vs. Yankees game on July 31 is in grey fill color, while the game on July 7 is in ...
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How to decide winner in football if match ties in extra time?

In Cricket if the Super Over also ends in a tie, the winner is typically decided by the number of boundaries scored throughout the match. So how they decide the winner in football if match tie in ...
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What is it called when one runs for the second run without touching the crease during the first run?

In today's IPL match, during the Sunrisers Hyderabad's innings, in the last bowl Samad and Sharma ran for two runs. But one of them (I don't remember who exactly), while taking the first run didn't ...
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What Is the maximum - Minimum Size of bat player Can use In cricket?

What Is the maximum - Minimum Size of bat which player Can use In cricket. Many Players use small bats and other types like different sizes at different time and situation.
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Is “number of runs in a game in the first three innings” also a piece of stats?

At about 4′6″ into the video linked below, the announcer says "They're averaging about three runs a game in the first three innings." The link starts at 4′1″. ...
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Could an immediate field goal be advantageous in NFL?

Consider this strategy: If a team reaches the 40 or so yard line, it would immediately go for the field goal attempt, instead of trying the touch down. This could be considered "small ball", ...
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VAR check after match end?

Man Utd were awarded a match-winning penalty at Brighton following a VAR check from referee Chris Kavanagh - after he had already blown the full-time whistle. A question: According to the literature, ...
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How soon do bookies make betting odds available and why at that time?

In a league where all games are known when the league starts, how soon before the game starts do bookies provide pre-match odds? I have noticed that odds for all games in a league, like the English ...
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In American soccer, why is it that the women’s soccer league clubs are not allowed to implement the ‘Designated Player Rule’?

Why isn't the ‘Designated Player Rule’ rule, which allows the men's soccer league teams to sign star players, also been applied in the NWSL just as it is in the MLS? Thus, the women's clubs are ...
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Why isn't the playing time for women players in sports like soccer shortened in a similar way in which the playing time for women's tennis is?

If women playing for shorter periods of time makes for better marketability in tennis, why isn’t the same logic applied to other (even more) physically grueling sports like soccer where players play ...
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Motor skill: Let speed come naturally? [closed]

I've commonly heard that when practising a motor skill, one should start slow with correct form and one shouldn't force speed. Rather, let speed come naturally. I believe this but I can't find a ...
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How does an F1 driver become slower with age?

I have never understood clearly how an F1 driver loses pace as they grow old, I understand it has to do with instincts & reflexes getting slower but these drivers do have telemetry data, So Seb ...
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What makes a Safety shot in snooker “successful”?

When watching a match of snooker, especially one where safety battles take place, the broadcaster will often display a "Safety Success" statistic for both players above the current score, or ...
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Was the International Wrestling Cartel the first PA professional wrestling organization to reopen after the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown?

The International Wrestling Cartel is a wrestling promotion in Pittsburgh, PA, a successor to Steel City Wrestling. After shuttering their doors for several months due to Pennsylvania COVID-19 ...
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What does F/10 and F/11 in MLB stats mean?

The screenshot shown below comes from MLB What does F/10 and F/11 mean?
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When talking about a batter, what does shutout mean?

At about 7′30″ into the video linked below, the announcer says "That's shotout to center field." As far as I know, shutout refers to the act by which a single pitcher pitches a complete game ...
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What are the tactics that teams and leaders use to beat cyclists from a weak team 'just' following the leader of the strong one?

On the 2020 Tour de France there was a leader for most of the weeks: Primož Roglič. His team, Jumbo, was in control of the race most of the stages and blocked many attacks from main opponents. However,...
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Is there a term in MLB sounds like “down lacked command”?

At about 1′47″ into the video linked below, it sounds like that the announcer says "Something to watch tonight is velocity, way down lacked command in his last start and he's a free agent at the ...
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Does “full count” in MLB mean to “three balls and two strikes”

At about 7'11″ into the video linked below, the announcer says "full count now three balls and two" Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees - August 2, 2020 - Regular Season 2020 - MLB - Full ...
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Why are pole vault indoor records better than outdoor's?

In September 2020, Duplantis beated the world's pole vault record with a 6,15m jump. World Athletics mentioned Duplantis scales 6.15m in Rome, world's highest ever outdoor vault, where I find the ...
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How are the payments handled (be it prize money, franchisee cost) for international sportspeople?

I am wondering more from the logistics around how the taxation is taken care of , do the sportsperson or their manager take care of this or is this handled by agencies and how much do they charge for ...
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What happens to American odds when the point spread gets further from zero?

I am learning about American odds (moneyline odds) and point spreads. In Chapter 2 of Sports Betting for Dummies, I see: When the point spread on a game gets further from zero, the two moneyline bets ...
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Why does League Two have more promotion places than the Championship and League One?

There's something I've always wondered regarding the Football League's structure: There are three teams promoted/relegated between the Premier League and the Championship; There are three teams ...
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How many times a tennis player has been double (or triple) bageled in the same year as winning a grand slam?

Victoria Azaranka beat Sofia Kenin in straight sets in the second round of Italian Open 2020 (Sept 17 2020). Azaranka won in class dealing Kenin a shock and rare double bagel, winning both sets 6-0. ...
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What does it mean to “bring back a rider” in bike racing?

I was watching the "30 for 30" episode on Greg Lemond on ESPN. The video (Slaying the Badger) had interviews with previous teammates of Lemond. One of them was Andy Hampsten and in his ...
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Has any player beat both of the Williams sisters in singles games within a week?

Victoria Azaranka beat Serena Williams 2-1 on September 10th, 2020 at the US Open semis. She went on to beat Venus Williams 2-0 on September 16th, 2020 at the Italian Open. The timing worked nicely ...
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runs scoring prior to a forced 3rd out being made [duplicate]

I have played this game for 40 years, however, yesterday I experienced a "first." Runner is at third, two out ...batter hits but is super slow running. The play for the out develops ...
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the wall/fence on the right of PNC Park in Pittsburgh

Here is PNC Park in Pittsburgh I guess the wall/fence pointed out by red arrow is 21 feet high. What about the wall pointed out by blue arrow? I'm not even sure whether there is a wall there pointed ...
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New South Wales and cricketing talent

New South Wales has produced a lot of top-level cricketers. However, not all of them have gone on to represent NSW at a first-class/List A level. Many have switched loyalties, such as Sir Don Bradman (...
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The Barassi Line and Australian winter sports today

The Barassi Line is an imaginary line that divides Australia into two parts based on the popularity of Australian Rules Football vs the rugby codes. Essentially, Aussie Rules is more popular in ...
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Why do they have fake crowd noises in the NFL?

Because of COVID-19, the NFL stands are empty. They are stimulating the crowd with audio. It reminds me of a laugh track on TV, which I find to be very annoying. Why do they have these fake crowd ...
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Song played in and out of commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final

There was a song played in and out of the commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final on ESPN. It's sung by a male and the lyrics are as follows: We'll be the last ones standing Be a light ...
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What does “show up fielders” mean in a baseball game?

A guy is explaining some unwritten rules in baseball. At about 8'01″ into the video, it sounds like that the guy says Pitchers should never show up their fielders What does "show up" mean ...

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