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That's correct. Handling the ball a 2nd time with no other player touching it would lead to an indirect free kick. Law 12: An indirect free kick is awarded if a goalkeeper, inside their penalty area, commits any of the following offences: (...) touches the ball with the hands after: releasing it and before it has touched another player ...


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The laws provide for only three different endings to a football match, regardless of how they arise. One team wins The match is drawn The match is abandoned The first two cases are determined from Law 10.2, Winning team, as either one team has scored more goals (that team wins) or neither team has (match is drawn). The competition may require a winning ...


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What either team wants is irrelevant. Time is determined by the referee alone, and the added time exists for a reason: to make up the playing time lost by excessive stoppages. The time should be added on, and played out. A sensible referee may know enough about the competition to be aware of what impact a change to the score might have, but even in the case ...


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It's impossible to give an exhaustive answer here, but here are some of examples of behaviour where a referee may elect to caution a player for unsporting behaviour for shows a lack of respect for the game: using provocative, derisory or inflammatory (but not offensive, insulting or abusive) language or gestures against another person, smoking or otherwise ...


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These two paragraphs are a little unclear, so the only way I can attempt to answer these is with an appeal to authority. I'm a qualified football referee instructor, and this answer is how I would expect a referee to interpret and apply the above two paragraphs. I must note that situations like this are extraordinarily rare, so the lack of clarity in these ...


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To know what the opponent plays with is the most common reason. It happens that a player will never use one of their rubbers during warmup and hope that the other player doesn't notice it until the first points. Can be surprising if the rubber is "unusual": pips, antispin, etc. It also allows you to get to know the different brands and types of rubbers if ...


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The MLB rulebook does mention that the fielder must stay in the field of play for the ball to remain in play. The ball is dead if this doesn't happen, but that does not invalidate any catch. From the first comment on 5.09(a)(1) Ball is in play, unless the fielder, after making a legal catch, steps or falls into a dugout or other out-of-play area, in ...


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No A pinch hitter is a batter used as a substitute for another batter. A pinch hitter only comes into the game when the batter whose turn he is taking is due to bat. At that time, he is "announced into the game"; the batter which he replaced is out of the game for good. This clearly states that the batter replaced can not come back into the game, ...


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In addition, since you described that the move to play the cueball forward without making contact with the eight ball was DELIBERATE.. it would be construed as a loss of frame foul under the 2015 EPA rules as follows from what I can tell: Loss of frame fouls (5) Deliberately causing any ball or balls to be moved in a manner other than that which may result ...


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When it comes to the cleats on the footboll (soccer) players' shoes, it's generally up to the referee to decide whether they are approved or not. You will not get any help from within the Laws of the Game. According to IFAB's (FIFA's) Laws of the Game: Law 04 The Players' Equipment 1) Safety A player must not use equipment or wear anything that ...


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The answer to this gets trickier in high school. A missed field goal is treated as a punt. In my senior year in high school, I began punting, but was already an accomplished placekicker. I averaged 30 yards from scrimmage on my punts. As a placekicker, I would kick the ball from 50 to 55 yards, and sometimes 60 yards, on the fly from the point of the ...


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