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A let in table tennis is any rally that does not end in a score. The "net service" that you described, where the ball on the service touches the net as it goes over, is one type of let. (All of the ci …
answered Apr 1 '14 by Ben Miller
Each race can set its own rules for the number of riders on a time-trial team and the rider that will be timed. From the UCI rules (Wayback Machine), Part II: Road Races, Chapter 5 (Team Time Trials …
answered Oct 7 '13 by Ben Miller
and 2014-15 Rules, Rule 7 (Out of Bounds and the Throw-in), Section 1 (Out of Bounds - Player, Ball): Art. 2. The ball shall be out of bounds when it touches a player who is out of bounds, any …
answered Jan 18 '15 by Ben Miller
, threw the ball. From the NCAA Men's Basketball 2013-14 and 2014-15 Rules, Rule 5 (Scoring and Timing Regulations), Section 1, Article 2: Art. 2. A goal is made when: a. A live ball that is not …
answered Feb 5 '14 by Ben Miller
foot down in-bounds. Could this be considered an in-bounds reception? Could the receiver then start running? Is there anything in the rules that prevents an out-of-bounds player from supporting a teammate to stay in-bounds? …
asked Jan 9 '17 by Ben Miller
This is called a Three Wall Violation. To understand this rule, you need to understand the Passing rule. The International Table Soccer Federation Rule Book covers passing in Rule 23: 23.1 A bal …
answered Jan 28 '14 by Ben Miller
would need to be replaced at its original position. From the United States Bowling Congress Playing Rules, Rule 6a (Pinfall, Legal Pinfall): 6a. Legal Pinfall Pins to be credited to a player …
answered Nov 5 '13 by Ben Miller
Different sports organizations have different rules, but in general, if you have two participants that are tied for first place, the next participant is in third place, not second. Consider a race …
answered Mar 30 '15 by Ben Miller
There are multiple official rule books for 8-Ball. However, I believe that WPA, APA, and VNEA rules all agree on this. Assuming that the 8-ball pocket was called correctly, and that the 8-Ball was …
answered Jul 24 '17 by Ben Miller
The difference between an "incompletion" and a "completion followed by a fumble" is in the rules for a completion. A completion has to meet three criteria: The receiver needs to gain control of … ." If any of these three criteria are not met, it is an incompletion. If all three are met, it is a completion, and if the ball is dropped, a fumble. From the 2013 Official Playing Rules of the NFL …
answered Jan 10 '15 by Ben Miller
8-Ball is a very popular game worldwide. However, as you noted in your question, there are competing sets of rules. Unlike other sports, there is no single authority for pool that sets the rules … International Olympic Committee in an attempt at inclusion in the Olympics. The WPA publishes World Rules of Play for various games, including 8-Ball. The American Poolplayers Association (APA) claims to …
answered Jan 28 '14 by Ben Miller
Medical Cars and Safety Cars have different functions in Formula 1. Medical Cars Based around the circuit, mobile response teams include four salvage cars (S-cars) and two rescue cars (R-cars) …
answered Oct 3 '13 by Ben Miller
circumstances occur on the last play (such as specific penalties), the quarter will be extended by one more play. From the NCAA Football 2013 and 2014 Rules and Interpretations, Rule 3 (Periods, Time … Official Playing Rules of the NFL, Rule 4, Section 8 (Extension of a Period or a Half): Section 8 Extension of a Period or a Half BALL IN PLAY Article 1 If time expires at the end of any period while the ball is in play, the period continues until the down ends. …
answered Dec 3 '13 by Ben Miller
Under World Pool-Billiard Association rules, a shot ends when the balls stop moving. Therefore, the foul would be on the next shot. This type of foul is called a Touched Ball, and in 8-Ball, it …
answered Oct 1 '14 by Ben Miller
also a provision in the rulebook for "reverse co-ed" (reverse Mixed Six) where one of the touches must be made by a male. From the 2013-2015 Domestic Competition Regulations, Co-Ed Rules (page 108 …
answered Feb 20 '15 by Ben Miller

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