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Why do the players in this video appear to be trying not to get a touchdown?

So there are really 2 things happening regarding to your question: what you're asking, and what those players are actually doing, which is very different than what you asked. I'll explain both ...
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Do runners on base get a run if the batter hits a home run?

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 ...
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Is it possible for a tennis match to last forever?

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. ...
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Are football players allowed to screen the goalie?

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. Offside If a player is standing in an ...
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What does the superscript used in tennis scores mean?

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, ...
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What is the lowest possible winning score in snooker?

Given these requirements, the minimum winning score is 22 points. Firstly, under these conditions, the lowest total score is 42 points (all reds sunk with no colour, plus all colours in sequence to ...
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Sac fly and sac bunt

These are both covered by MLB Rule 9.08: The Official Scorer shall: (a) Score a sacrifice bunt when, before two are out, the batter advances one or more runners with a bunt and is put out at first ...
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Dropped foul ball followed by hit?

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 ...
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What is a team basket in basketball?

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 ...
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Why would forfeits in football be scored as 3-0?

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 ...
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Longest time between goals in NHL playoffs

The longest time between two consecutive NHL playoff goals for a player is 11 years, which has been done by 5 players: Craig Ludwig: 103 games apart, 4079 days 04/09/1988, Montreal @ Hartford 06/10/...
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What was a "try" in ancient football?

A try, at least originally, did not affect the score directly, and is only recorded to mark a key aspect of that game: there were very few scoring opportunities at all. What it did was provide that ...
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Has there ever been a Euros or World Cup champion that never conceded a goal?

Germany at the World Cup in 2007 conceded zero goals! Naturally, their goalkeeper Nadine Angerer won Best Goalie of the tournament.
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What is the point of keeping track of pars?

According to the USGA: "Par" is the score that a scratch golfer would be expected to make for a typical hole. Par means expert play under ordinary conditions, allowing two strokes on the putting ...
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Which team is mentioned first in the score in NBA games?

The American convention is that the away team is first - you can think of this as "Golden State at Milwaukee". This convention extends to how the fixtures are listed; for example, picking today's ...
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Is a shuttle touching the floor of the court not a fault?

Law 7.3 is what you're after: The side winning a rally shall add a point to its score. A side shall win a rally, if the opposing side commits a "fault" or the shuttle ceases to be in play ...
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In basketball, what does 'two for fifteen' mean?

Went two for 15. Seven points. This specific player made two field goals (FGM - field goals made) out of 15 attempts (FGA - field goals attempted) for a total of seven points (PTS). He finished ...
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Meaning of '4:1 (3:0)' as score in football (World Cup match)

The parenthetical shows the halftime score. This is confirmed from the list of scores: Lucien LAURENT (FRA) 19' Marcel LANGILLER (FRA) 40' Andre MASCHINOT (FRA) 43' Juan CARRENO (MEX) 70' Andre ...
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Scoring Errors in Defensive Judgement

Example 1 is a bit tricky for me, only because I think it's difficult for a scorer to tell the difference between a CF that is intentionally throwing home versus one that has misplayed a throw to ...
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Has there ever been a Euros or World Cup champion that never conceded a goal?

No, there was no such champion neither in the men's World Cup nor in the men's Euros which didn't concede at least one goal during the tournament. Even in pre 1976 Euros when championship basically ...
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Are football players allowed to screen the goalie?

Screening goalies happens all the time, whether it's intentional or not. It's pretty likely that the player screening would be offsides, so any shots attempted would be whistled offsides anyways. ...
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Olympic Diving: how is the difficulty of a dive decided?

The values come from the FINA Table of Degrees of Difficulty* The tables are a matrix that combine the direction and number of any spins and twists, with the shape that is held during the dive. As ...
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Lowest average to bowl a 300 game?

Surf Bowl in Santa Cruz CA in 1978. Diane Ponza bowled a 300 with a league average of 112. I was the pinsetter mechanic on duty when she did it. She used an 8lb pink house ball, rolled 10 straight ...
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Points are given in tennis 15-30-40. Why 40?

Another theory on this scoring system (15, 30, and 40 scores) is: The scoring nomenclature came from the French game jeu de paume (a precursor to tennis which initially used the hand instead of a ...
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Laver Cup: Why are the doubles played without No-Ad rules

Laver Cup is an exhibition tournament that is not regulated by the ATP or ITF, and therefore the organizers can decided what rules to play with. In 2017, for the first version of this tournament, the ...
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NFL football goal to go situation

In general, the answer is simply that they keep getting halfway. The NFL Rulebook states (14.2.1): If the enforcement of a distance penalty would move the ball more than half the distance from the ...
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Why is it a considered a passing touchdown in cases when the receiver gains most of the yards?

The short answer is that it is considered a passing touchdown because it is, by definition, a touchdown that occurred on a forward pass. The receiver would still be credited with a "Receiving ...
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Sac fly and sac bunt

The important detail here is likely that this is a detail only of scoring - it does not have any meaning on the field itself. When the bunt or fly occurs, it is just like any other fly ball or bunt; ...
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What does this number mean in PGA Tournament scores?

The 1 means they have completed 1 hole. The 17 meant they had completed 17 holes. Once you finish, they show the total score for that round. This image illustrates it. The first number is the players ...
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