The answer to this is a little convoluted and the answer is just what is "believed" to have been the reason behind the scoring numbers, but since tennis is a game that dates back to the 19th century, it's tough to know for sure.
Anyway, here goes...
Think of a clock face that is divided up into quadrants - which would give you the 15, 30, 45, and 60 ...
The best explanation I could find of this is from Wikipedia:
The origins of the 15, 30, and 40 scores are believed to be medieval French. It is possible that a clock face was used on court, with a quarter move of the hand to indicate a score of 15, 30, and 45. When the hand moved to 60, the game was over. However, in order to ensure that the game could ...
You can also get 2 points for a safety, when the offensive team commits an infraction or is tackled in their own end zone. In addition to scoring 2 points, the defending team also receives the ball via a free kick. They are rare, but there have already been a few this season.
So these are the possible ways to score:
Touchdown - 6 points
Field Goal - 3 ...
In the sidebar on this article from 2002, it says:
Lowest average with a 300 game
Men: Roger Evans, Champaign, Ill. — 127 avg., 1991
Women: Diane Ponza, Santa Cruz, Calif. — 112 avg., 1977-78 season
I haven't been able to find anything more current.
There used to be a searchable database of every sanctioned 300 game rolled at the Bowling Museum ...
Rule 5, Section I-a of the NBA Official Rule Book states that,
A legal field goal or free throw attempt shall be scored when a live ball from the playing area enters the basket from above and remains in or passes through the net.
The ball just has to pass the hoop and not necessaily through the net. If the ball gets stuck in the net or breaks off the ...
When we are talking about professional basketball this result isn't realistic.
On November 22, 1950, the Fort Wayne Pistons defeated the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18 in the lowest scoring game in NBA history.
This was prior to shot clock being added in 1954/55.
The lowest scoring NBA game since adding the shot-clock was in 1955, when Boston won Milwaukee ...
Wikipedia says, "In the event of forfeiture, the score is recorded as "9 to 0", as per rule 2.00 of the Major League Baseball Rules Book."
The major league rules (page 16) state, "A FORFEITED GAME is a game declared ended by the umpire-in-chief in favor of the offended team by the score of 9 to 0, for violation of the rules."
As for the number 9 - it seems ...
I've also heard the story that the very first tennis players (we shall call them Adam and Eve) used a clock's minute hand to keep score (15, 30, 45). However, the clock was slightly broken and the hands were a bit loose. So when Eve went to set the score to 45, the hand slipped and fell back down to 40! And that has been the way they score tennis ever since.
The par for a hole is primarily based on the length of the hole, but other factors can also affect its value; most noticeably the type of terrain and any potential obstacles (water, hills, buildings etc). Wikipedia article for Par
The USGA lays out the following guidelines for par computation;
To quote their advice on par computation;
Yardages for ...
As for the history of tennis scoring, there are two background stories:
That it has its origin in medieval numerology. The number 60 was considered to be a "good" or "complete" number back then, in about the same way you'd consider 100 to be a nice round figure today. The medieval version of tennis, therefore, was based on 60--the four points when 15, 30, ...
The theories of the clock are as I understand it correct in that the score was kept on a clock using the 15, 30 and 45 minute marks ... so why 40? To understand this it is good to realise that this all was established in France and when the scores were called out they would have called quinze (15), trente (30) and quarante-cinq (45) .. however quarante-...
When a bowler over-steps, resulting in No ball, and the batsman's wicket has been disturbed with the ball going to the boundary, then 5 runs are awarded to the batting side. Five runs is split as one for overstepping and four for the boundary. All these 5 runs go into the extras (No ball) column. However, if the ball touches the bat/glove ...
From page 34, 2014/15 FIFA Laws of the Game:
A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between
the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the
Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the
In the game of association football, the ball is always out of play ...
I think you're confusing "run" and "home run". In high-level terms:
A run is scored when a player starts off as a batter then makes it all the way back round to home plate without being put out, no matter if he stops at any bases along the way.
A home run happens when a batter hits the ball over the fences (or equivalent). When this happens, any players ...
Yes, it is still counted for his career stats. Just because a match is called off doesn't mean that the stats wont be recorded for that match. It will be still recorded as "abandoned due to rain" and any runs scored or wicket taken will be added to the stats of corresponding players.
The proof can be seen in this stat page of Lumb. You can see that in the ...
5 is just shorthand for 15. When they say 5 they mean 15 - they're not actually referring to the number 5.
If you watch any professional tennis though, you'll never hear "5" - they always use the official scores - 15, 30, 40, game.
In basketball terms, it would be like saying "J" for jumpshot, basically. It's just a slang term. Some players also like to ...
This is how overrate is calculated for different formats:
ODI: In ODI, 50 overs should be completed in 210 min as per the rules and out of this 10 min is provided for Drinks breaks. So the total time allotted for an over is 200/50 = 4 min. By considering this, the over rate per hour is 15 overs.
T20: For T20, the total time is 75 min and 20 overs has to be ...
First, it has to come off the bat to be a six. Any ball going over the boundary without hitting the bat is a four. If the ball is a full toss above waist high (at any speed other than slow) it is also a No ball. So in the situation you describe it is either four byes, five wides or four byes and one run penalty for the No ball (five runs altogether).
This scenario occurred in a 2014 match in the french Ligue 1. Paul-Georges Ntep scored a goal for Rennes against Reims with a header after dribbling up to the empty goal. On this occasion at least, the referee let the goal stand.
Herman Koré repeated the feat in the French cup , according to google translate:
During the 8th round of the Coupe de France ...
Depending on the competition it is very well possible to have a match last forever. Tennis itself has no rules about a time limit. See the longest match ever played, which took 11 hours in total. Matches without a tie break in the last set are prone to take longest.
I can't verify the rules for every competition, so here are a few majors:
In Wimbledon they'...
It depends on circumstances.
The general rule is a fan will not throw a hat should a player from the opposing team score a hat trick. So, for the most part, nothing will happen.
However, depending on how many away fans are at the arena, you may see some of them throw hats on the ice.
Normally the hats are scraped off and donated.
Huh, this is a tricky one to actually try to look up due to the terms used. I can't find an instance of the term in the NBA or NCAA rules. However, I'm nearly positive a "team basket" is usually noted when it's not clear who scored the basket, such as when multiple players on a team tip a shot in. In that case, no individual is attributed with scoring the ...
If the final standings depend on goal difference, goals scored, goals conceded, or a score between two specific teams, then a score needs to be recorded.
Clearly it would be a benefit to the team forfeiting to be granted any goals, as this helps their goals-for. On the other hand, if a team would only get goals by cheating, they shouldn't be given any. Thus,...
In general, players may stand between the goalkeeper and the ball to block their vision. However, there are two key instances where this would be illegal.
If a player is standing in an offside position when the ball is played by a teammate, they may not block the goalkeeper's (or for that matter any other opponent's) line of sight to the ball.
Your question is a bit unclear..
Later in the at-bat, the batter gets a solid hit. Is this scored as the batter reaching on an error, or getting a hit?
Well, when the batter gets a solid hit, does anybody playing the field make an error, or was it a clean hit?
The pop-up to the catcher has nothing to do with the solid hit. If the catcher drops the ball, ...
When a set reaches 6-6, a tiebreaker is used to determine the winner of the thirteenth game and hence the set. The first player serves once, then the players alternate serving twice consecutively, scoring one point per point won, until one player has both
seven points or more, and
a lead on the opponent of two points or more
The superscript numbers record ...