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What are the exact dimensions of Silverstone?

I'm trying to create a model of Silverstone and need the exact dimensions of the track. I need the lengths of everything and the angles and sizes of every corner. Does anybody know where this can be ...
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Players in snooker, now having to use separate rests

Why are the players in snooker now using separate rests? They are both touching the wood all around the sides of the table, where they rest their hand to play a shot, so what difference does touching ...
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Has a goalkeeper ever scored in field hockey?

I know nowadays a goalkeeper can't go further than the 23 metre area and be involved in play. But they can take a penalty stroke. So, does anyone knows of a goal scored by a goalkeeper in either ...
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Which segmentations are there for sports?

As far as I know, people playing different sports can be separated by age, sex, and sometimes weight. Are there any other segmentations/categories in any sport?
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Why are players not allowed to celebrate points won in kendo?

Out of curiosity, I was looking up the rules of kendo, and a very peculiar rule stood out to me. If a player celebrates in any way after winning a point, even with a subtle fist pump, the point can be ...
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Most consecutive turn overs for an NFL team in a single game

The New England Patriots hosted the Cleveland Browns on week 8 of the 2019 season. The Browns had 3 turnovers on 3 consecutive offensive plays. Nick Chubb fumbled on back to back Browns' plays, and ...
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Which of these situations is a new shift?

In the NHL, when tracking the relevant statistics (ice time, number of shifts, time per shift, etc) for player a on team A, while team A is playing team B, does a shift officially end in the following ...
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Is Japan's Rising Sun flag banned by FIFA?

In this article, for instance, we see the text: the South Korean ministry noted that Fifa has already set the precedent of banning the rising sun flag at international football matches. I've ...
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Does Nippon Badminton Association forbid players from swapping shirts?

After yesterday’s game between Kentō Momota and Luís Enrique Peñalver at the World Championships in Basel, Peñalver indicated that he wanted to swap shirts with Momota. Momota’s reaction was a bit of ...
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Grass tennis compared to hard court

What are the differences between playing tennis on grass compared to hard courts? What adjustments do professional tennis players have to make for grass vs hard court season?
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Are tennis rackets checked by officials before matches?

Following this question I started looking for evidence that rackets in tennis were checked by officials, at least on the ATP tour, but couldn't find some. I was able to find the regulations for racket ...
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Can code violations be overturned?

When Serena Williams was awarded her third code violation during the recently concluded US Open Finals against Naomi Osaka, US Open Referee Brian Earley and WTA Supervisor Donna Kelso were also called ...
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Difference in boxing between PTS and UD

What's the acutal difference? Isn't the UD Unanimous decision as "united" decision, where all the referees agree, who is the winner. What's then PTS meaning?
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How to handle a short ball which has dropped below the level of the net

If I am a bit late to a short ball which has dropped below the level of the net I tend to hit up fairly crudely and the ball will land somewhere in no mans land which can be easily attacked by an ...
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Specific songs for sporting events

FIFA World Cup Songs date back to the 1980s, with for example: In 2010 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira was the 2010 Official FIFA World Cup song. In 2014 We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull ...
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Is there any reason why you get 4 points for a win and 2 for a draw in AFL

Is there some way you can get 1 point or 3 points for a match? If not, it appears to be easier to do the standard 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 for a loss. Is there some historical reason ...
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Why are 7 non-compulsory tournaments included in Marin Cilic's ATP ranking?

I understand that only 18 tournaments (19 if qualified for ATP Finals) are considered for ATP rankings of which 4 grand slams and 8 masters (excluding Monte Carlo) are compulsory. If a player fulfills ...
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Who can qualify for the Australian Open?

I apologise if this question may sound ridiculous. I would like to know if there are any limitations to qualify for the Australian Open. For example, to qualify for the WTA Finals, WTA players ...
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Average length of uninterrupted play in basketball

I am wondering, if there are any statistics about the average time a basketball game is "live", that means there is no whistle by the referee (dead ball) and no chance for the players to rest (even ...
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What does a Scandinavian Flick/Pendulum Turn physically achieve?

From what I gathered a Pendulum Turn in the context of rallying helps with inducing oversteer, primarily on low-grip surfaces. Many resources explain the technique, but less so what actually makes it ...
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How are new franchisee fees in IPL decided?

When the Indian Premier League was started in 2008, bids were given for 10 yrs for every franchise. I have not heard anything about new bids submitted by the existing franchisees. How much money ...
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What are the obstruction rules in squash?

I've been struggling to find anywhere that speaks in detail of the rules of obstruction in squash. How close does the player have to be to the squash ball for it to be considered obstruction? Is it ...
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How do the NBA global games work?

Right about now the Indiana Pacers vs Denver Nuggets game will start in London, UK as a part of NBA Global Games. I was wondering how this works with who plays at home and who plays away. Since they ...
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Is there a stat or resource that tracks series-wins in MLB?

Major League Baseball could obviously never have a team go undefeated (actually, I found out it did happen in 1869, so from now on let's just go with the live-ball era forward) because of the large ...
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Ethical code in biathlon?

Does it exists in biathlon a sort of ethical code that prevents the athlete to leave a race even if the final results is very compromised? In the today Mass Start (16 gen 2016 in Ridnaun-Val Ridanna) ...
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Does the NHL provide guidelines for collecting stats?

Does the NHL or any other league provide guidelines for use by league statisticians? E.g. for giveaways, takeaways, checks, possession, etc.
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How to minimize wind effect in beach tennis?

How is it possible to minimize wind effects playing beach tennis between two players? I mean what positions can be suggested for the "strongest" and the "weakest" player? Lateral wind for each ...
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What would be the cost of the season for a young tennis player?

What would be an estimate of costs for a season for a young (15-18 years) tennis player who wants to play only in Europe circuit? Excluding revenue (sponsors / prize), what about the costs: transfers,...
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Kentucky Derby vs. Royal Ascot vs. Dubai World Cup

What's the relationship between the Kentucky Derby and the Royal Ascot horse races? The Dubai World Cup? Although some horses do, over the course of their careers, compete in all three, it seems rare ...
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Does Spalding have different versions of TF-1000? If so, what are the differences?

I have been looking for a replacement basketball, and thought of getting the new Euroleague ball, which Euroleague sells from its official store for 80€. What's interesting is that this ball has the ...
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How do over-achievers and/or professional athletes overcome summit syndrome?

HBR covers the syndrome here and here. I have experienced this in some many different areas such as football: what do you need to do next when you have achieved everything you wanted? To become better,...
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Why have the vertically passed air gates been abolished?

In the past (up until the new 2014 season), a Red Bull Air Race track consisted of 3 different kinds of gates, requiring different fly through procedures: Pylon pairs to be flown through horizontally....
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Is there a dry-top for the freestyle snorkel?

I own a Finis Freestyle snorkel. Along with it I had bought a snorkel dry top as well; only to, later, discover that it only works with the regular snorkels and not with the freestyle version. Does ...
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What's in the small clear bottles medical staff occasionally give injured Rugby players on the field?

NOT the larger branded liter bottles that waterboys bring out, or that are stored behind the posts, but the little clear bottles only the medical staff dispense. I've seen it a few times, but most ...
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Cool down games for gymnastics?

Does anyone know some good cool down games for gymnastics? It is for around 15 children and 2 floor strips. There are plenty of poxes, ropes and hoops that can be utilized. Games which have been ...
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Where to get insurance for capoeira students in UK?

I recently moved to UK and figured that where I live (Crawley, West Sussex) there is no Capoeira school. So I decided to organize a new club for training Capoeira. I found a nice location, one of ...
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What is the smallest available Mosfet with basic functions?

I'm looking to upgrade my ICS m4 but need a mosfet that is as small as possible since the room in my handguard is limited as is, and I don't want to reduce the size of my battery any further. Which ...
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Basketball: will FG percentage revert to mean and continue trend at half time?

This is a stats questions. Imagine team A has a poor FG percentage at half time and team B has a good one, would you expect those rates to convert (mean reversion) or deviate further? Maybe there is ...
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What is the highest number of consecutive matches lost by a football player?

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) lost his 20th consecutive game in the Premier League. So I wonder which players have done worse than that ?
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Could Hawkeye tell us the probability of runs and wickets from a given ball?

Suppose the information recorded by Hawkeye was combined with information about the number of runs scored (including boundaries, but excluding overthrows) and wickets taken in each delivery. An ...
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At what level did Xabi Alonso play Gaelic football?

Xabi Alonso is the only person to have both a Champions League medal and an All-Ireland medal. I was told this wonderful bit of trivia, and would like to confirm it before using it in a quiz I’m ...
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Is this a held ball (which should have led to a jump ball)?

Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxY47I-pc-Q Greg Anthony (the commentator) is quite insistent that this should have been a jump ball. But it looks to me that the ball was not in Hibbert'...
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24-second shot clock: Has the NBA ever considered reducing it?

The NBA is constantly tweaking the rules to make the game more entertaining, faster-paced, etc. So has the NBA ever considered reducing the 24-second shot clock (say by even one second)?
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What is the top speed of swimmers when they leave the blocks?

At the beginning of a race, swimmers dive off the starting blocks into the water. I would like to know how fast they are moving when they enter the air, before they hit the water. Thus far my search ...
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Has any appeal trying to revert a bad judge decisions been successful?

I sometimes see some UFC or other MMA fighter and their team appealing what is in as a bad judge decisions, e.g. https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/17/21261398/dana-white-believes-edson-barboza-...
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Is there a medical exam for Olympic games participants provided by an Olympic comitee?

As far as I understand, the sport clubs and/or countries has their medical tests for the competitors in international competitions like Olympic games. However these "regional" exams are not standard ...
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What differences are there between the XFL rules of today and the rules of XFL past?

As the title states - I know XFL was a league in the past, with rule differences between them and the NFL. I see the list of XFL/NFL rule differences of the current XFL league exist here, but I'm ...
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Former British colonies and cricket

Some former British colonies, from India to Australia to the nations of the West Indies, have notable cricket teams and a significant number of cricket fans. However, this is not the same everywhere. ...
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Is it possible to use a PTBNL in the following situation?

The Chicago Cubs want to trade (away) third baseman Kris Bryant. One obstacle is Bryant's filing of a service time grievance. That calls into question the issue of of whether he has one or two years ...
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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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