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How can I fix my basketball valve that has fallen into the ball?

I was attempting to pump my basketball with a pumping needle and a wrong sort of pump. Half way I noticed the valve went inwards. Trying to use the needle to pull it back, it fell into the ball. Is ...
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How can I determine safe surfing conditions from a surf report for a beginner?

I'm not a strong swimmer, and I'm not positive I could swim back to shore if my leash were to snap. I understand this is a major risk, and I'm taking steps to mitigate it (I've begun private swimming ...
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How to land “Late” tricks?

I have recently been trying to land "Late Shuvs" and "Late Kickflips". Now to achieve these tricks you need to have ollied befor you initiate the trick. I get the Ollie fine for the Shuv and kicking ...
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IBU Biathlon theme

I was wondering who wrote the IBU (International Biathlon Union) theme and whether it is part of a longer song or not. The theme can be found at the first and second file here. I have no clue whether ...
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How can I wire a crane stock battery to a PEQ box?

A while ago, I got a crane stock battery for the G&G GR15. Of course, as things happen, I ended up getting a different gun (the ICS CXP-UK1). Since the CXP is wired to the front, is there a PEQ ...
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What do you do to initiate and hold the edge during a carved turn on a snowboard?

I've read many books and many posts on other snowboarding forums, but there is always something new to learn from more experienced riders. I switch to the new edge just as I cross the fall line but ...
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Can a let become a stroke after a 360° turn?

It is well known that if a player turns 360 degrees to hit the ball at the back wall then they may call a let for safety reasons, or play on and risk a stroke against them if they hit the opponent. ...
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Has a player ever rallied from 2 sets down, 0-5 in 3rd set, 0-40 in 6th game?

Has there ever been a professional tennis match where one player lost the first 2 sets, lost the first 5 games of the third set, and was trailing 0-40 in the 6th game of the third set before rallying ...
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Does a carbon fiber seat help karting performance and protect ribs?

I found a karting seat that is made from carbon-fiber here: http://www.ribtect.com/RibtectSeat_Original.html On that page, it claims: To Improve Performance: The Ribtect seat helps the chassis ...
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Alternative to punching bag

I'm not entirely sure this question fits here, but here we go. I've started with boxing/kickboxen a bit over a year ago. Now I'm looking for a way to train at home. Especially with a punching bag or ...
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If a batted ball strikes a runner on the offensive team and is caught before hitting the ground by the defense, is this an out?

If a batted ball strikes a runner on the offensive team (assume that the ball already went by an infielder, nullifying any interference) and is caught before hitting the ground by the defense, is this ...
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How many times has a starting pitcher stuck out all starting hitters?

How many times in the history of the MLB, a starting pitcher stuck out all 9 starting hitters of the opposing team at least once in a game?
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Why don't NFL defenders wrap up during tackles as much as they used to?

20, 30 years ago, by far the most common tackling style was for a defender to wrap up the ball carrier and drag him to the ground. In the last 10 years, glancing tackles have become a lot more common. ...
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World Baseball Classic Citizenship rules

Why does the world baseball classic have such lax citizenship rules as compared to other international competitions, by allowing anyone who is eligible for citizenship in a country compete for that ...
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Is there a [possible] scenario in which the first run counts but the next one does not?

While brushing up on "third out, run counts" rules and "fourth outs" the following came to my mind: With 1 out could a scenario arise where one runner comes in, run counts, and second runner comes in,...
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Are there any sports in which a disability is actually an advantage?

Per title. I don't know how this would work, but perhaps something like "a person born without arms would have a sleeker aerodynamic profile so they can fly through the air faster/further". ...
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Why do NHL referees relax their penalty calls in the playoffs?

It seems that in NHL playoffs, referees tend to be a lot less likely to call a penalty. What is the reason and is this an official rule in the referee handbook or is it more of an unspoken rule?
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Highest rank in last season without retiring?

With Perez almost not having a drive next year after finishing 4th in the Drivers championship, I wonder: Who are the top 5 of drivers that had the highest rank of the Worlds Driver Championship in ...
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Why combine stats, especially the 40-yard dash, relevant and referred to years after the draft?

Many commentators refer to a player's 40-yard dash time to make a point of how fast a player is. This is admittedly relevant by the time of the draft but not so much afterwards, one would think. Many ...
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How many times has a team put in to field scored a century on day 1?

In the current game between South-Africa and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 157 in 40 odd overs. Dean Elgar ended the day on 90 odd. This made me wonder how many times in test cricket have a ...
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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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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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How can I recreate this snooker shot where the ball stops instantly after striking a cushion?

In this match between Willie Thorne and Jimmy White, Jimmy pots the pink ball (at 0:41) and the cue ball stops extremely suddenly in perfect position to finish on the black. Whilst playing pool I ...
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Has anyone in sports returned from a grade 3 ankle sprain in one month?

Sabrina Ionescu plans to come back from her grade 3 ankle sprain in one month, in time for the WNBA playoffs. She plans to conquer rehab. I've read it takes longer than a month to heal from a grade 3 ...
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Have any other bowlers reached the same test wickets milestone by dismissing the same batsman?

During the 3rd Test of the West Indies tour of England in 2020, Stuart Broad reached 500 test career wickets by dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite. James Anderson also reached 500 test wickets by dismissing ...
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What is the sock that fierljeppers wear?

Fierljeppers wear a something like a sock on one foot, apparently to help with climbing the pole. What is this called?
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basketball best scorer in one single game

Who is the best scorer in a single FIBA sanctioned basketball game in history? I've heard of a player in the Middle East who scored 110 points (with 33 3-pointers), is that true?
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Has any basketball player dived over the edge?

Watching the 2016 NCAA Men's Championship for March Madness. They are playing at the NRG Stadium in Houston. This is a frequent site for the tournament. This court is raised, so that each sideline ...
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Optimal elimination and scoring system for three-team tournament?

We are planning a casual "sports" event with my friends for the summer. These sports events include a series of beer pong and molkky (a Finnish throwing game) matches throughout two evenings. There ...
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Question about the Definition of the “Gather”

so, in the NBA rulebook, it says: "The gather is defined as the point where the player gains enough control of the ball to hold it, change hands, pass, shoot, or the player cradles the ball against ...
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Why would hitting the ball with the leading edge generate more spin?

I have often heard it said that when brushing the ball, you should hit the ball with the leading edge of the bat for maximum spin. To make this clearer, let's assume we are doing a heavy backspin ...
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First official sport with timer stopage

What was the first ever team sport to stop the timer during a match and only count actual game time? (for example the NBA or the NFL)
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What changed so that the measuring chains are so rarely used?

I'm only a casual fan and I don't follow every change in the rules each year. But decades ago I seem to remember that in any given game, NFL or college, the measuring chains would be brought out onto ...
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How does a body check affect the ruling on Delay of Game penalty call?

In the NHL (and other leagues and levels I'm sure), a 2 minute minor penalty is assessed when a defender in his own zone clears the puck over the high boards. This penalty is waived if the clearing ...
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Has there ever been a championship conceded for friendship reasons?

To illustrate what I'm thinking of: suppose Alice and Bob are the two best players in the world at [sport]. They regularly meet in tournament finals where their matches are like a coin flip - each ...
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How to hit a knuckleball shot in football?

What is the physics behind a knuckleball shot? What makes the ball to take such an unpredictable course?
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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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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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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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The mathematics behind Over/Under Pricing with Integer Goals

I'm trying to understand whole number goals in Over Under betting. They are described as follows: https://betdaqhelp.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/157/~/what-are-under%2Fover-markets I am ...
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What is the fewest number of series lost by a baseball team in a season?

In baseball, a series is 2 or more consecutive games against the same team. For a 3-game series, a team loses that series if they lose 2 or all 3 of the games. For a 4-game series, a team loses that ...
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What limits are there for an NFL teams reserves list?

There is a maximum to the number of players that are allowed on the active roster of a team in the NFL, but is there any limit to the number of players who may be placed on a teams reserve list (...
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How do you log in basketball stats a desperate shot attempt at shot clock buzzer?

In basketball, the 24 second shot clock buzzer is about to sound, team in possession of the ball throws it up towards the basket. According to some sources this not registered as a shot attempt. Now, ...
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NBA - Why can recently signed players not be traded but sign-and-trades are allowed?

What are the contractual differences in signing a player vs executing a sign-and-trade that prevent a recently signed player from being traded but allow for a s&t?
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Abbreviations on tennis tournaments

Abbreviations on tennis tournamentss. I know LL (lucky loser), SE (special exempt) , PR (protected), W (wild card), Q (qualifier), but now there is (O) appearing next to names. What is (O) qualifying ...
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Does a tennis player lose the point if their racket hits the opponent due to follow through over the net?

A tennis player hits the opponent with their racket due to follow through over the net when the opponent is very close to the net. Does he/she lose the point?
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Putting out on every hole in a bogey competition

Do you have to putt out on every hole in a bogey competition even when you are over par on a hole ?
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How to handle missed workouts before a race?

I'm in the middle of a training regimen for my 5th Ironman race (Race is in September). Based on family commitments, I'll be traveling for about 3 weeks in August to locations that make cycling ...
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Is my tennis racket damaged?

I bought a second-hand tennis racket last weekend and I wanted to change the main grip. I wanted to remove the adhesive remains but it was way harder than usual. Then I realized there was a plastic ...
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Most Winning Runs in ICC T20 Cricket History

Which T20 cricketer has hit the most winning run in ICC ?

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