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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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Why are there so many motorsport/race series?

Apparently, there are many motorsport competitions out there. I understand I can run, say, a cricket league in Russia. As long as I have enough people to compete and a lawn, I don't need much funding, ...
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What does “weight” mean in the context of putting?

In Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, the phrase "give it weight" is occasionally muttered by a caddie before a player attempts a putt. I always thought since the game is a caricature of golf, the phrase ...
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What team has shortest “longest losing streak” within a season in NBA history?

Inspired by this question: What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in MLB history? What team has shortest "longest losing streak" within a season in NBA history? Off the top of ...
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How can Real Madrid poach players from its near-peers?

Real Madrid is evidently in pursuit of such high profile players as Kylian Mbappe and Sadio Mane. Both those players are young and good...and valuable. Any world-class club would like to build around ...
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Has a Sweet Sixteen ever had all 4 top seeds in each region?

The 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament came close to having all of the top 4 seeds in each region make it to the Sweet Sixteen. Only 2 teams lower than a 4-seed made it to the Sweet ...
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Penalty for interfering with the path of the cue ball?

In snooker, what is the penalty for interfering with the path of the cue ball? I assume it must be more than 7 points because let's say a player hits a shot and he sees the cue ball heading for the ...
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Football yellow cards and red cards

Can a player be given a red card for just 45 second, after which he will be allowed to continue playing again?
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Is an absent batsman out?

One of the opposition batsmen failed to turn up. Is he out? This matters especially for my competition where teams receive 0.25 points for each wicket taken.
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Why leg spin bowler is more expensive then off spin?

I see lot of matches and almost every match leg spin bowler is more expensive then off spin bowler but leg spin bowler is more wickets then off spin bowler.
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Was Larry Bird the first basketball player to wipe his sneakers during games?

Players wiping their sneakers during deadball periods is ubiquitous now. I remember hearing somewhere that Larry Bird started doing it, but not for any particular reason. Is he the first to make ...
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Is the success of some racial groups in some sports physiological or cultural?

For avoidance of doubt, I think all people are fundamentally the same and the only thing different is the colour of their skin. However, I've noticed that: All the recent 100m Olympic and World ...
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Are 10+ year contracts discouraged or prohibited in the NBA?

In 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12-year, $430 million contract. This is on the heels of Bryce Harper signing a 13-year, $330 million contract. There have been several 10-year contracts signed by baseball ...
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Are 10+ year contracts discouraged or prohibited in the NFL?

In 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12-year, $430 million contract. This is on the heels of Bryce Harper signing a 13-year, $330 million contract. There have been several 10-year contracts signed by baseball ...
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What is this trumpet sound that is heard during sports events?

During sports events, there's a "trumpet sound" which is played in game time, particularly in the NBA when team is on attack / ball possession. The same sound is used by default in the NBA 2K14 video ...
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Why does a tennis ball have a curvilinear oval that goes around it?

Tennis balls are mostly covered with felt, and they have a white curvilinear oval that goes around them. Is there any reason tennis balls have that oval, instead of just being completely covered with ...
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Can a keeper pick up the ball after receiving the ball with his feet? [duplicate]

Say the attacker is actively pressing the keeper. I have seen in situations keepers picking up the ball but I am not sure of the exact rules.
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Can you jump off the wall in volleyball?

In indoor volleyball, the ball can not be played off of the wall. In a rec league, a ball recently was sent high and off to the side of the court. It was going to make contact with the wall about 7-8 ...
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After a score, does other team have to touch behind the baseline in basketball?

This can be seen nightly on any game in the NBA. After Team A scores a basket, a player from Team B goes to inbound the ball. I have played basketball up to a high school level. From my ...
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Who determines the teams shirt colors, and based on what?

From the games I've seen (anywhere, not only in my own country), looks like each team gets one of two colors, but couldn't find a clear pattern or how it's being determined. Are there any global ...
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Champions League qualification from Premier League

The Premier League table right now looks like the following. If Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and United finish at 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th position respectively and Chelsea and United win Europa League and ...
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In Pool… the only 2 balls remains what will happen if [duplicate]

If only the white and black balls remains, and I hit the black one and it’s get in pocket first.. and then the white one goes out the table I consider myself won or lost
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When is the ball out in football?

In this video of Ajax versus Real Madrid, accompanying an article, you can see around 2:22 that there was much controversy about a ball being out or not. With the help of the VAR it was decided after ...
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Buzzer between free-throws

In the NBA, I regularly notice a short buzzer sound played between the first and the second free-throw. What's the reason for this?
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Referee stopped match mid-game and lost control, what happens?

On the weekend the ref was blatantly giving all the decisions to the home team so was recieveing some grief from the sidelines. On the 52nd minute one of the away players said to the home player 'How ...
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What is the legal bat size in international cricket?

There is any specific bat size? Which is used in International Cricket.If yes then is it depend on player height?
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Is every puck used in a game given to a player?

I'm used to see the puck used to score a goal be given to the player that scored the goal; but this seems to be something else. https://twitter.com/TomasPleky14/status/1103306786965278721 Carey Price ...
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Table tennis rubber not showing brand or model

Is it legal to use a rubber cut in a way that it doesn't show the brand or any other information?
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What does it mean to retire as a member of an NFL team?

Tonight I saw an article on the Green Bay Packers' official website saying that longtime fan-favorite fullback John Kuhn would be retiring as a Packer. It's not clear to me what that means. John Kuhn ...
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Meaning of '4:1 (3:0)' as score in football (World Cup match)

I'm looking at Fifa data on the France vs Mexico World Cup match in 1930, the score is presented as 4:1 (3:0). Looking at the 'goals scored' section I see 5 goals have been scored, all of them in ...
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Besided speed skating, were there more world championships that did not gave a world champion?

The World Allround Speed Skating Championships have been held since 1893. In the tournament, four distances are skated. Up to 1907, the World Champion was the skater who won at least three distances. ...
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Is there an official list of abbreviations for ballroom dances?

When looking around for notes on ballroom dancing you will stumble across many abbreviations, many of them are very clear. But the dances itself (referring to the usual ten ballroom dances in a ...
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Defensive goals and assists

Yesterday in Liverpool’s 5-0 win versus Watford, Liverpool defenders scored 7 goals or assists. Is this a record, in the premier league or, for that matter, any form of pro-football?
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Forced Out at Third Base

There’s a runner on first. The batter hits a ball to left field. Runner on first advances to second, hitter decides to round first and advance to second as well forcing runner on second to now advance ...
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What are scrubbed tyres?

I'm reading Mark Webber's book and in it he says that during the the 2005 Belgian grand prix he was amazed that his team put him on new intermediate tyres instead of scrubbed tyres on a drying track. ...
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In UEFA competitions, could a team forfeit a game and still qualify? [closed]

My understanding is that, in UEFA football games, a forfeiting team is awarded a 0-3 score (defeat) against the opposing team. If, in a competition, a team wins the first game 4-0, could the same team ...
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What portion of tension reduction in a racket happens through play?

Basically, I'm curious whether a racket that's sitting idle will lose tension as quickly as one which is being regularly played with. The concrete sport in question is badminton, though I suspect ...
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Can a trainer force a player to be substituted?

In the final between Chelsea and Manchester City, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa refused to be substituted, enraging his coach Sarri. Apparently, a few years ago, Messi acted the same way with his coach ...
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Which runner is out? [duplicate]

There is 1 out. There is a runner on first, and the ball is hit to the second baseman. The second baseman gets the ball and runs towards first. The runner on first stays on 1st base and the batter ...
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Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?

Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?
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Why don't professional squash players give hard serves?

I find it odd that in Squash championships, players don't put much energy into the serve. It seems to me that their serve is about half the speed of their fast shots during the game. Is there any rule ...
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Tennis tiebreak in doubles

What are the rules for a tiebreak in doubles tennis, particularly with service? What are the similarities and differences between a doubles tiebreak and a singles tiebreak?

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