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How can a journalist know so much information on athletes?

This is going to depend a lot on the sport. In general, a reporter does have access to several resources, many of which are accessible to a dedicated fan, but when putting together commentary on the ...
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Why do american commentators call the ball "the football"?

First, the object is a "football". See Definition 9: The ball used in any game called "football". Second, your premise is mistaken. Commentators do call it the "ball". From http://www.pbs.org/...
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game matching Phil Rizzuto call in Meat Loaf song?

Short answer: no, that play doesn't come from a specific game The story behind the play can be found in this article, but below is the important bit: From all those days and nights in front of the ...
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Why are the salaries of professional athletes so public?

There are a couple of reasons why professional baseball players' salaries are public. Baseball employs a luxury tax rule that penalizes teams when the salaries are too high. The salaries need to be ...
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NFL broadcast info---HS or college affiliation? What does that mean?

There are no rules. Players get to give a shout out to one school and they say whatever they want. Would the networks let a player who went to Miami say they went to Oregon? Probably not. But as ...
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Why are NFL players introduced with their college team?

To understand this phenomenon, you need to know something about the culture of sports in the US. First: there is no promotion/relegation system for professional sports. This means that in any ...
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How to identify the teams playing a particular football match?

Sometimes tournament organizers show the team colors near the scoresheet. E.g, during Champions League games this information is shown in the upper left corner of the screen, but it can also depend on ...
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Which song was played before the national anthem in the world T20 2014 in Bangladesh?

That theme song which played was from Vangelis - conquest of paradise
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What is the walk out song World Cup 2018?

I believe it's The White Stripes - 'Seven Nation Army'.
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Why Olympics don't follow exact time to conduct a game?

For all major badminton tournaments, not just the Olympics, they only use a limited number of courts for major games (e.g semifinals and finals). As a result the scheduling works in a way for example ...
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What is the term for an athlete's headshot?

Headshot is a common term, actually, but the term you're probably looking for is publicity photo, or PR photo. See SABR's images page for example for use of both terms (Headshot and Publicity Photo). ...
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Do sports blackout policies exist anywhere outside North America?

Television Blackouts of sporting events do occur outside North America. For example, Soccer games in the UK are blacked out if they're played between 245 and 515 on a Saturday. Telegraph: The UK’...
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Do teams announce their exact formations before a match?

It really depends on the manager. In Belgium I've seen managers give their full line up including exact positions in pregame interviews, while in other games they would even leave a spot open until ...
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Is football's (soccer's) popularity in the US increasing?

According to Google Trends there has not been a significant increase in popularity over time, although the world cup certainly generates unusually high interest (search term "soccer"; graphs limited ...
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Why have the Williams F1 team changed their livery and branding recently?

Yes, there are some venues where alcohol advertising is banned, and any team sponsored by an alcoholic beverage company changes its livery for those races. When Williams was sponsored by Anheuser-...
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What is the name of a guy who comment highlights in NBA

His name is Beau Estes, here is another video of him introducing himself: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2014/07/10/20140710-free-agency-update.nba/
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How does the NFL distribute their content online?

It appears that this year (2016) at least that some games will be available via Twitter. https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/2016-'Thursday-Night-Football'-Broadcast-Schedule-Announced.aspx
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What is the proper etiquette when a sports reporter interviews a player after a game?

I can speak to athletics/track and field, the sport I sometimes cover. Most events at a professional level and NCAA events at the national level require athletes to pass through a "mixed zone" after ...
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Name of an old tv show

That Show is called Titans of Cricket and here is Youtube link of that show. Some more information.
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Do teams announce their exact formations before a match?

This is an easy one. The formation is infered, of course. The teams are obliged to give the starting lineup and the substitutes alignment, with names and shirt numbers. That's it. All the rest is ...
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Why are the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC Sports and not NBC?

Since 1995, the Stanley Cup Finals have had two or three games broadcast on a cable channel, and the rest of the games shown on a broadcast network. Before 1995, going back to 1981, almost all finals ...
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Is premier league tv rights money divided among all 20 teams equally?

Article you have read seems pretty spot on. So a part is equally divided, another part is divided based on their final standing in the league. Can't really expand further then the article you provided....
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Why are NFL players introduced with their college team?

there is no need for them to mention the college that they went to. Some players mention the high school that they went to and some have even mentioned their middle school or elementary school. The ...
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Which sports broadcast gets the highest TRP rate?

According to article from Whatculture FIFA World Cup with average viewer 3.5 billion is the most watched sport broadcast in the world. But FIFA says 3.2 billion and estimated 280 million people around ...
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Who will decide commentary team in cricket

During international cricket matches who will decide the commentary panel? The broadcaster. Is there any eligibility criteria for that? No. When will they announce the list of commentators for ...
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Largest audience for a sport match?

According to FIFA, seems that more than 715 million people watched the 2014 World Cup Final source. So I believe that this events has a large audience than that match
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Why is the hashtag #P3tra used in posts about Petra Kvitová

Petra Kvitová has a record of playing the biggest number of three-set matches, which is not something to be very proud of, I guess, but it has earned her the affectionate nickname “P3tra”.
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In 2016 IPL T20 cricket matches, are the commentators in the stadium or watching a broadcast in a studio?

The simple answer is - it depends. For a lot of matches, the commentators will be in the ground, but for others they won't be, for a lot of reasons but usually for financial ones - it can make ...
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Who decides this type of things in LIVE cricket matches?

Neither - the broadcaster does. The commentators watch the broadcast themselves so that they are accurately describing what the audience will see, and can explain why something has happened when the ...
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