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What is the best way to manage and fix a shoulder injury (as a swimmer)?

I have been going swimming a few times a week and I suspect my style was incorrect (moving my arms over the midline) because I am experiencing a suspect shoulder impingement. I want to get back to ...
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Is Ajax the first team not to qualify for the next stage (because they ended up 3rd) with as much as 10 points?

Last Tuesday, group H of the Champions League 2019/20 was decided, and the Dutch football (soccer) club Ajax ended up third place with as many as 10 points, failing to qualify for the next round since ...
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Why doesn't the MLB just allow teams to try to steal signs?

Using technology to steal signs is banned in baseball. Teams consider this type of sign stealing a way of gaining an unfair advantage (Joe Maddon compared it to using PEDs). As far as I can tell, ...
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How to beat a fast and consistent tennis player?

This is the player I have tried, but can barely get games on her: Lower 5.0 - very fast, probably the fastest in the league. Self taught ugly strokes, flat forehand but uses a forehand western grip. ...
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What is the highest strength of victory that can be attained by an NFL team?

A follow-up to the question What is “Strength of Victory”?: I was trying to find the theoretical maximum of a team's strength of victory (SOV) after an NFL regular season is complete. Certainly, just ...
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Field goal then safety in overtime?

I know this scenario is extremely unlikely and will probably never occur, bit I am still curious. Say, overtime starts and Team A receives the ball first. They end up kicking a field goal and the ball ...
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Run rate of 20 over Cricket match [duplicate]

In 20 over game.... first team scored 152 all out in 16.2 Over and second team scored 153/6 in 17 over.what is the run rate?
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Why aren't fighting highlights shown on sports segments?

When you watch ESPN or the local news's sports, they usually show highlights from games/matches of the day. If another network broadcasted the game, it usually shows the highlight and credits that ...
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Tickets Euro 2020 [closed]

Can I buy tickets for my 17 year old sons who will be 18 in May? They will go alone without me, but now they cannot buy tickets by themself. So what should we do if my ID is going to be on the ticket?
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I have trouble keeping my skis parallel all the time. I have seen a teaching tool that connects the skis so they stay parallel. How is it called? [closed]

The tool connects two skis so they stay parallel, and allows for little margin. How is it called?
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Reaching Beyond the net [duplicate]

I'm 6'3 with long arms and a very good vertical. If I see the ball and the opponents are attempting to set the ball pretty high and slightly close to the net, can I hit that ball straight down?
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Why did penalty kick success rates suddenly drop from 2004 to 2005?

As featured in this answer, the penalty kick success rate in the Premier League was 92.3% in 2004, and consistently around 95% in the preceding seasons, but in 2005 it dropped to 77% and has stayed at ...
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Where is the ball spotted on a quarterback slide

When a quarterback slides feet first, is the ball spotted at the feet or where the ball is held in the hands, which could be 2 or 3 feet behind the feet?
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What does T mean in ATP rankings

On the atptour site, next to the player's ATP rank there is the letter T. What does it mean? https://www.atptour.com/en/players/rogerio-dutra-silva/sc73/rankings-history
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Most number of successful onside kicks in an NFL game

During the week 13 thanksgiving game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, the Falcons recovered 2 successful onside kicks late in the 4th quarter. With the new rules that came into ...
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Rule for stopping / starting the clock when running out of bounds with the football in NFL & NCAA

What are the rules and are they the same in NCAA as in NFL when it comes to stopping and starting the game clock when a player runs out of bounds with the football. What I have found out is that ...
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What strategy did the 2002 Oakland Athletics use to determine what pitchers to look for?

During the 2002 season when Oakland was using the famous "Moneyball" strategy, they largely looked to on-base-percentage when measuring player value, but this only seems to address how to look for ...
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Why do teams leave ~4 seconds for a field goal attempt

In the NFL, it is common for teams to leave about 4 seconds on the game clock before taking a timeout, or spiking the ball, when going for an end-of-half field goal attempt. Why do they do this? I ...
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Most common NFL quarteback last name at any time

As of Week 9 of the 2019-20 NFL season, there are 3 starting quarterbacks with the last name Allen: Josh Allen, the franchise quarterback of the Buffalo Bills Kyle Allen, who's been the startign ...
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One-handed backhand in tennis

What are the fundamentals of a one-handed backhand? What grip should I use? How should I position, and what should the technique be like during the stroke?
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Is penalty success rate increasing over the time?

As time goes by, the knowledge of football increases. And we learn more and more ( at least on paper) about how to shoot penalty better. Do the insights actually help football players in taking ...
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Basketball - Blocking and Catching Shots

Let's assume an offensive player takes a shot on the basket. If a defensive player catches the shot in the air without goal tending, is that considered a block, a steal, or both in the statistics?
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Danger area in cricket

Today during the India vs Bangladesh test match, Ishant Sharma was warned by the umpire for stepping on the danger area while bowling. What is this danger area and why are bowlers not supposed to step ...
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How do player-managers substitute players in football?

First of all, player-managers, when they play, should focus solely on the game - and not individual players - to be effective, so they shouldn't be able to know exactly how well individual players are ...
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Are Davis Cup matches accepted as official matches, do they appear in the players' stats?

Are Davis Cup matches counted as official matches for the players?
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Will goal scored by goalkeeper count when the ball is kicked after released from hands?

The question is about futsal. Consider following sutuation Goalkeeper holds the ball in his hands after opposing team's attack, the ball has not left the field, so that's not a goal clearance ...
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How is an L77 pool/snooker table bumper mounted to the rail?

An L77 pool/snooker table bumper has an L shape: How is is placed on the pool table rail? with the long side parallel to the top of the rail, or at an angle? In the beautiful picture below, rather A ...
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Which NFL stadiums have flickering light show?

Watching NFL games this year (2019-2020 season) I've noticed after the home team scores a touchdown the lights flicker in some stadiums. It's as if the lights were dimmed and then brighten repeatedly ...
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Can a field goal go in off a player?

In American football, sometimes on long field goal attempts the defending team positions a player in the end zone in case the kick is short. Suppose the ball were to hit an upright, carom off this ...
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May a Sumo Rikishi be bald?

Does the requirement to have a topknot mean that a rikishi who grows sufficiently bald must retire?
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When calculating red zone efficiency, does a team need to have a first down in the red zone?

An NFL team's red zone efficiency/percentage is calculated by taking the number of touchdowns scored in the red zone and dividing it by the number of trips to the red zone. (A team is in the red zone ...
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Is there a name for what is missing for a perfect score?

I’m searching for a general name like “fault” or “handicap” or something – indicating the amount of points or goals or whatever missing for a perfect score. For example, in Darts, you cannot do ...
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Is it allowed for the quarterback (or someone else) to punt the ball if he can't find another play?

If the quarterback (or someone else) on fourth down gets in trouble and hasn't passed the line of scrimmage, can he change the intended play and instead punt the ball away?
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Basketball Under Push

While the opponent is shooting a ball, is it legal to push the Basketball through under the ring before it completely enters the Ring, to prevent a Shoot?
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Is there any rule regarding how quick a substituted player must abandon the field?

It's common for football players that are being substituted to "gain some time" by walking slowly out of the field, when it is in their team's benefit. Referees tend to tell them to hurry up, but many ...
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Why is there no umpires call with DRS ball pitching?

When a team either reviews to get a wicket or to over turn a wicket, there is umpires call for impact in line with the stumps and impact of the stumps. When the ball is close to pitching in line ...
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What does it mean when commentators say batsman did not offer a shot to LBW?

I have often heard when a batsman is adjudged LBW, if he did not play any shot, the commentators mention that everytime specirically. For example, the batsman is out! He did not offer a shot to this ...
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When is a penalty enforced by half the distance to goal in american football

When getting close to the goal line in american football a penalty is enforced by half the distance to goal. From what yards does that start or does that depend on the penalty (5/10/15 yards)?
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What cleaning agent is safe to use for ping pong paddles?

I just got a new ping pong paddle, and I want to be able to clean the rubbers without damaging them or affecting their tackiness. On Amazon I see lots of expensive little spray bottles for cleaning ...
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What is a 0 (zero) step?

I have been watching James Harden and his "creative" ways to take extra steps without being called for a travel. One concept that he uses is a "0 step." I'm having a hard time figuring out what a 0 ...
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Second yellow in football

If a player deserves a second yellow should play stop immediately or can advantage be played and then the player sent off later?
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Why aren't UEFA Champions Leage group matches synchronized?

Most matches start at 20:00, but some start at 17:55. Neither the time difference, nor the weather, nor even the television rights holders seem to be able to logically explain a shift for a certain ...
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Interrupted Advantage Play

I am struggling to understand something about the advantage rule in football. What should happen when there is given advantage by the ref and after that there is a handball (talking about Ajax vs ...
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How much does a Formula 1 car really cost?

I have come across several websites claiming that the Formula one car components prices are known and the total price for a car is in the $12-15 million. The websites I'm referring to are like this ...
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Why was the precalculated probability of winning high for Raptors in year 2019?

Why was the precalculated probability of winning high for Raptors in the year 2019? Because Kawhi Leonard came at the end. So just wondering. I saw a 4 digit number during the 2019 summer on Toronto ...
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How are judges chosen in MMA/UFC fights?

Judges in MMA sometimes make questionable decisions over bouts. So I was wondering, what exactly makes a person qualify to be a judge on professional MMA fights? What criteria is set for someone to be ...
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How does a player re-establish position infield?

So in the NFL if a player goes out of bounds on a play he must "re-establish position" inbounds before he can touch the ball. How or what does re-establishing position entail?
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Can the official fastest lap of a race be set in the first lap?

Actually there are many reasons that make the cars slower in the first lap of a race. Cars accelerate from 0 kph Traffic is at maximum Tyres are not at ideal temperature (still soft tyres can perform ...
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Runner and batter-runner both tagged at first base, is it a double-play?

During a forced play, batter hits a ground ball to the first base. The fielder at first base catches the ball then tags the runner while still on the base and then tags the base. Is this a double-play,...

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