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Was Zinedine Zidane ever caught offside?

Many sources claim that Zinedine Zidane was never caught offside in his professional career. Is this true? Because, I found two links that says: "Zidane was offside." http://youtu.be/2Zxi6k0oyFw ...
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How do soccer broadcasts make money?

Being in the US, and a sports fan, it is impossible not to be aware of the huge amounts of money changing hands for sports teams be it the NFL, NBA, or MLB. I've always assumed these contracts are ...
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Why Day and Night test matches were not played yet? [closed]

Test cricket matches are being played since 19th century. But, Why these test matches are not played under lights(ie, day and night matches). It will increase the audience for test cricket and also ...
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Has an NCAA conference ever dissolved?

With all the reshuffling of teams in college sports, for instance Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten, I was wondering if there was a past NCAA conference that has ever dissolved? Because I see this ...
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Why wasn't Schwartz's challenge during the Thanksgiving Lions/Texans reviewed?

During the Nov 22, 2012 Detroit Lions/Houston Texans game, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz challenged a scoring play where the runner appeared to be down by contact. Since scoring plays are ...
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What happened to the wishbone?

The top rushing teams in college football are running some form of the wishbone/triple-option and some are doing it with less size and speed (military academies). It doesn't appear that defenses have "...
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What did Luiz Adriano do wrong in scoring a 'cheat goal'?

The news report on this site describes how Luiz Adriano scored an unsportsmanlike goal... Adriano...rounded the Danish club's keeper to score after an uncontested drop-ball ...and will ...
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How could a trade take place after the trade deadline?

In August 2012, roughly several weeks after the trade deadline, the Red Sox and the Dodgers made a trade in which the Red Sox sent players, worth over $250 million in remaining salary, to the Dodgers. ...
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Do sport players have pension rights?

Do players have pension benefits or retirement plans? Unlike other employees, they can't work until the age of 65 and usually have a second career after they retire from their sport, generally before ...
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What is the maximum number of red cards that a referee can give in a football match?

What is the greatest possible number of red cards that a referee can give in a football match? Does such a limit even exist? If so, does it vary from league to league and tournament to tournament?
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What does “filing retirement papers” actually mean?

This might be applicable to any worldwide major sport, but I'm most familiar with how it pertains to the 4 North American major sports. What does it mean when a player files their "retirement papers" ...
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Does the List-A matches include One day internationals

I saw the profiles of Sachin, Ponting, Pietersen and some other international players. All that stats shows that no. of their List-A matches are greater than no of their Odis,this only raised me the ...
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Can a player play after retirement?

If a player announced his retirement from international sports, Can he get back his retirement and play? Who will decide on that(either the player or the country's sports authorities)?
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Possible dismissals off a noball, wide ball and free hit

I came to know that a batsman can be stumped out off a wide ball but not off a no-ball (Is it correct?) What are the possibilities to dismiss batsmen, off a noball, a wide ball, a freehit ball and ...
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What kind of shoes are suitable for a Novice/Sprint triathlon?

Next year in summer I want to take part in my first triathlon. The distances will be 400m-750m swimming / 20km cycling / 2-5km running. Are there shoes that work for cycling (with click system) and ...
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Number of bouncers per over

How many bouncers are allowed to be bowled in a single over? Can bowlers bowl another bouncer, if another batsman is facing in the same over? What is the limited height for bouncing the ball (neck or ...
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How many warnings will be given for a player?

We know that a batsman or a bowler will be given warning for some activities like running on the pitch, moving from the original fielding position before bowling, starts running before bowling,..etc. ...
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How is a penalty enforced on an extra point to end the half?

This happened recently in a high school game I was watching and it appeared that the referees did not know exactly how to enforce it. While this happened in a high school game, I am curious about the ...
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What are the advantages of football boots with blades rather than traditional studs?

Having seen various articles about football managers and coaches who believe bladed football boots to be a safety hazard and knowing that some football teams have banned their use, I was wondering ...
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Tiebreakers to decide league position in football (soccer)?

In the English Premier League, the league standing is decided using total points scored over the season, then goal difference, then goals scored - in that order. What happens if two (or more) teams ...
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Can a fielder deliberately kick the ball over the boundary rope to keep a batsman on strike?

In this potential situation the batting team has a recognized batsman and a tail ender at the crease, the recognized batsman is facing the last ball of the over and the fielding team therefore would ...
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What factors do I need to take into consideration for reading greens?

Question What factors, beyond slopes (left, right, up/downhill), do I need to take into consideration for reading greens? Background I chipped in from off the green for my first birdie in my life (...
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Benefits of rangefinders in golf

While I'm on the course, if I'm not on the tee or close to the green, I seek yard markers or stakes and estimate (by roughly stepping off or eyeing-out) how many yards I have for a given shot. For ...
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Are Hookers the only players allowed to take lineout throws?

When lineouts take place in Rugby Union I have only ever seen Hookers being the player who takes the throw in. Is it in the laws of the game that only a Hooker is allowed to take the throw? If it is ...
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How many known doping cases are there in professional football (soccer)?

The only mention of doping in professional football I am aware of is that together with the cyclists in the Fuentes doping network evidence against around 150 other athletes was found including "high ...
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Can I remold an packed out pair of boot liners?

I have a pair of snowboarding boots with a mold-able liner with about 4 seasons on them. They are high quality boots and the fit used to be amazing. My feet were totally happy at the end of the day, ...
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Team sports in olympics

What are the team sports that have been added in the Olympics? When was football added to the Olympics? What team sport will be added in Olympics 2016? Who will decide [when Cricket will be added to ...
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Playing for another country

Dirk Nannes, a former Netherlands cricketer now plays for the Australian Cricket team. How is it possible for a single player to play for more than one country. What are the rules for such a scenario?
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Why are there stickers on helmets of football players in college football

While watching college football this afternoon I saw a couple college football players with stickers on the back of their helmets. Why are there stickers on the back helmets of football players ? Are ...
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Is it possible to shoot from a corner so that the ball directly goes into the goal without being hit by other players?

Is it possible that one shoots from a corner and the ball directly goes into the goal without being hit by other players? Has this situation occurred in an actual game (I mean not in training)?
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What percentage of football goals originate from corner kicks?

What are the odds that getting a corner kick result in a goal? Note, I am not asking the percentage of corner kicks that result in a goal. I am after stats from pro-level soccer, for example, the EPL....
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Who benefits from FIA fees and fines?

Frequently we see fines being levied in Formula One (for example, for unsafe pit lane releases, a team or driver may receive a fine of several thousand dollars such as Mercedes earlier this year). I ...
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Timed out in cricket

I've learned that timed out means the batsman takes over 3 minutes to enter the field of play after a wicket falls. Which batsman will be given out for this? (ie, whether the batting team had any ...
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Bowling tactics for a medium pace bowler in Indoor Cricket?

I have played regular cricket for a number of years but am now not able to spend the many hours required on weekends to play. I have instead taken up indoor cricket. To be specific, this is the ...
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Career of a cricketer

I need to clarify some doubts about the career of a cricketer. If a player played for Under-19 international matches, will they be added in his ODI career? If a player played any domestic matches ...
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Most number of extra-time Goals

On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time. Is this the record for the most number of goals in extra-...
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How can I prevent my longboard from sliding under me, into the road/pavement

I am new to longboarding/skateboarding. I have picked up the basics and am able to ride confidently. However, sometime I tend to lose balance and the board slides from under my foot and goes ahead of ...
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Which criteria does the ref look for when judging whether or not the pitch is suitable for a game?

I have recently seen a number of matches where prior to the start of the game heavy rain made the pitch pretty hard to play on. Interestingly some of these matches were postponed (e.g. recent ...
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Knock-on vs batting the ball down

I recently saw a game where a player on the defense knocked down a pass. He was given a yellow card and sent to the sin bin. It looked like the referee said the word 'cynical'. Is there a difference ...
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How can the US cyclist federation take Lance Armstrong French Titles?

According to the news, the US Cyclist federation, had withdrawn all titles from Lance Armstrong. How can a US organization take French Titles? Or I am missing something?
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Overhand reception in indoor volleyball

Volleyball rules are going to change for the 2013 season. For example, the overhand reception of service would be forbidden (like it is in beach volleyball). What are the additional details that ...
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Can a team sell tickets to a practice?

The Tigers have about a week off between now and the World Series. Is there anything in the Rules about not letting a Team Sell Tickets for Practice? My thought is that by having a stadium full of ...
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How can I work out the ratio between the number of home runs this player had in baseball-reference.com [closed]

How can I work out the ratio between the number of home runs this player had and the number of balls he hit (as opposed to struck out) using this table? http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/...
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What's the best way to start the 100m sprint?

I'm trying to figure out whether starting the 100m sprint crouched like they do in the olympics is better than starting it standing. I thought maybe that's just a "sport rule", not something that ...
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baseballreference.com reading the tables for player statistics (roger maris) [closed]

I have been figuring out this site ok but I do not really understand why there are 3 entries for maris in 1958. If I want to figure out his home runs that season. Should I just add up all the 1958 or ...
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“Hand is part of the ball” variant

According to NBA rules, The hand is considered 'part of the ball' when it is in contact with the ball and contact with a players hand when it is in contact with the ball is not a foul. Now I ...
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What happens if a team kicks the ball through the uprights on a kickoff?

What happens if during a kickoff, the kicker kicks the ball through the uprights? These are the two situations I think this is possible: The game kick-off Kick after touchdown
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What is the biggest comeback recorded in competitive international soccer matches?

On October 16, 2012, Sweden came back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with Germany in a World Cup qualifier. Purely in terms of goals, is this the record for the biggest comeback in a competitive ...
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Football Jersey Swapping

At the end of every game, the top players swap their jerseys with opposition players. Why is this done? When and how did this tradition of jersey swapping start? Is it mandatory for the players to ...
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Two dismissals off a single ball

Is it possible to dismiss both batsmen off the same delivery (i.e., by a catch and a run out)? If the ball touched the lower end of the bat, edged up and touched the bat again, will it be given out? ...

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