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What is the difference between a manager and a coach in case of a football team?

As you said in question these terms are used interchangeably. From Wikipedia: In association football, a manager is an occupation of head coach in the United Kingdom responsible for running a ...
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Who are the "Olympic Athletes from Russia"?

The Russian Olympic Committee was suspended from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games as a result of state-sponsored doping and testing fraud in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. They are ...
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Abbreviations in a football league table - what do they mean?

Nice and easy: P: Games played W: Games won D: Games drawn L: Games lost GS: Goals scored GA: Goals against +/-: goal difference (ie goals scored minus goals against); often abbreviated to "GD". Pts: ...
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What is a protected pick?

A protected pick is one which will be traded only if it is below a certain point in the draft order. For example, in the Cousins trade, the first round pick that the Pelicans are sending to the Kings ...
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Why was USA disqualified from the 4x100 men's relay final in the Rio Olympics?

4x100m relay are composed by 4 runners that run approximately 100m each. To avoid that a faster athlete run a longer section are imposed limits for the passage of the baton. In the image below you ...
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What is the difference between ping pong and table tennis?

There is no difference. Ping pong is simply another name for table tennis. The two terms are used by the vast majority of people interchangably. Historically, the name Ping Pong was a trademarked ...
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What is the difference between a manager and a coach in case of a football team?

The short answer is that these 2 terms have equivalent meanings in football. And whenever you read one of these words in a sports article, most of the times, authors don't distinguish between terms ...
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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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Is the convention for reporting football results universal?

Yes, the convention in the US is to report the winning team first. Take Wednesday's article in the New York Times on Tuesdays's Yankee-White Sox. matchup played at Guaranteed Rate Field (the home ...
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What are scrubbed tyres?

"Scrubbed" tires in F1 parlance are ones that have done a short number of laps (perhaps one run in qualifying for example but not enough to be worn out). They will have been through a heat cycle and ...
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Do position and role mean the same thing in football?

I'm basing my answer on years of watching soccer while not paying too much attention what the commentators say, and not any official lingo. As a disclaimer, I never played organized soccer either. But ...
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In North American football, why are 2 of the 5 offensive linemen called "tackles"?

Looking deeper into the initial development of the word tackle, from dictionary.com: Middle English (denoting equipment for a specific task): probably from Middle Low German takel, from taken: ...
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Rushing yards vs passing yards vs receiving yards?

That is just a bad definition of "passing yards" - as can be seen from (for example) this boxscore, passing yards are most definitely counted for individual players (Flacco and Mallett for the Ravens ...
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Are there any languages where people use a different word for goal?

The list: Arabic (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt): هدف [pronounced as "hadaf"], Gol Catalan (Spain, France): Gol Croatian (Croatia): Gol, Cilj Danish (Denmark): Mål Darija (Morocco): Bite Dutch (...
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What is a "go-ahead three-pointer" in basketball?

A three-pointer is a shot that scores three points by virtue of the taker being outside the three-point arc at the time of taking it. The "go-ahead" shot or goal in any sport is that shot or goal ...
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Foot fault on a jump serve in volleyball

From FIVB rules of the game 12.4.3 At the moment of the service hit or take-off for a jump service, the server must not touch the court (the end line included) or the floor outside the service ...
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Would the Copa del Rey change its name for a queen?

No. The Copa del Rey was originally named in honour of Alfonso XIII, and is now a generic king's cup. The Copa de la Reina is the cup awarded for the corresponding women's competition. There does ...
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How can one team "own" another team's first-round pick?

Draft picks are an asset, and (in the NBA anyway) they can be traded between teams (subject to some restrictions). Whichever team has the pick on the day of the draft gets to select a player and have ...
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What does this three-number notation mean in football?

In association football, people usually denote first number of wins, then number of draws, and then number of losses. So, in this case it means 0 wins, 0 draws, 1 loss for Germany and 1 win, 0 draws, ...
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What is it called when one runs for the second run without touching the crease during the first run?

This is called a short run. Quoting from Law 18: 18.3 Short runs 18.3.1 A run is short if a batsman fails to make good his/her ground in turning for a further run. 18.3.2 Although a short run ...
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What's the official term for the batting player in women's cricket?

As of 22nd September 2021, "batter" is the offical term in both men's and women's cricket - see e.g. Law 25 Batter's innings; Runners.1 "Third man", "nightwatchman" and ...
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Does bat tampering exist in cricket?

Essentially, no. So long as the bat conforms to Law 6, The bat, Appendix E, The Bat and any playing conditions under which the match is being played, "anything goes" (although the Laws are restrictive ...
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What is the difference between a strong safety and a free safety?

Generally, your right but it really depends on how the Defense was constructed. As the FS, they must have ball skills and coverage skills while having the ability to disguise their coverage. QB often ...
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What is an advanced area in football (soccer) field?

To advance is to move forward; to be advanced is to have moved, or be in a position which is comparatively, forward of some other place. In football the primary division of the field is the half, by ...
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What are these banners better called or know as?

A "scarf" (English); Or "cachecol" (Portuguese, as myself and the guys on wikipedia's picture :-), from the French "cache-col" (to cover the neck), also "écharpe" (French) Usually you do wear them ...
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What is "baseball’s magic twelve-letter word"?

Without wanting to bowdlerise it too much... it starts with "mother" and the next letter is an "f".
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What is an "overflow winger"?

The term originates from French ("ailier de débordement") and got probably translated badly in the process. If my French isn't too rusty you're right and it's just a term for a traditional Winger who'...
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