Lots of reasons.
First, and primarily, there are a lot of sports, and sports teams, competing for spectators' attention in the U.S., and the subsequent ad dollars for TV airtime, stadium naming rights, on-field logos, etc. I realize there are other sports besides soccer in Europe, but the gap in overall popularity between association football and basketball ...
In addition to diggers3's answer, I would add:
Grand Slam (major) events are not ATP or WTA events - they are ITF
events and are not subject to the ATP's or WTA's rules. All non-major tournaments for both men and women are now best of 3 sets matches.
Generally in tennis, when more is on the line (think $$) then best of 5 sets are played instead of best of 3....
The stated methodology for teams selected to play in the "First Four" is a) the four lowest seeded automatic-bid qualifiers (i.e. the four lowest-rated conference tournament winners), and b) the four lowest seeded at-large bid qualifiers. It is the b) category that gets us "11 vs 11", "12 vs 12", "13 vs 13", etc. games. Where these play-in winners wind up in ...
Maharashtra cricket team doesn't represent the whole Maharashtra state. The cricket team for the city of Pune was named as Maharashtra cricket team. There is an another cricket team named Vidarbha cricket team which is also from the state of Maharashtra.
Mumbai and Maharashtra are only considered as an individual cricket teams, not a state and there is no ...
In case of a tie, the Orange cap would be given to the one who has faced lesser balls to achieve this tied score. The Purple cap, in case of a tie at the top, is given to the one who has taken the wickets in the least amount of balls. This can be seen on the official IPL site Purple Cap standings 2013 (the link gets updated at the end of each game. Refer to ...
FIFA Club World Cup is NOT the actual World Cup. The two tournaments are not related whatsoever.
FIFA World Cup
This is a competition organized by FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association). This tournament is played once every four years. This is contested by the 209 member countries. These 209 countries compete in the qualifiers of each ...
Can a player aged 19 play under 19 international cricket match? (Since 19 is not under 19)
The age of the player is not determined during the world cup. It is determined on 1st of September before the world cup. E.g. For ICC U19 World Cup 2014 the age of the players was determined based on 1st September 2013. That means any player must be under 19 on 1st ...
Men have played 5 set matches and women 3. However from 1984-1998 women did play 5 set matches to conclude the year.
Men and women just recently have been paid the same for their matches in tournaments. This has led to men including Andy Murray to suggest women play the same length of match as the men if they are getting paid equally.
As far as ...
In the light of the existing answers, and the wikipedia link given in the first comment to the OP, I believe the only factual answer one can give is: the difference in the business model.
The franchise system, used in the Northern American leagues, both for the league itself and the teams, aim to secure and maximise the interest and viewership for the ...
According to the official ICC Squad Registration Form, there can be a maximum of 18 players in an squad in both Men's and Women's Cricket.
ICC Squad Registration Form - Men's Cricket
ICC Squad Registration Form - Women's Cricket
From the Point Table of Asia cup 2014:
The team that achieves a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition shall be awarded one bonus point. A team's run rate will be calculated by reference to the runs scored in an innings divided by the number of overs faced.
So the formula is like this:
Run-rate to restrict opponent = Team batting first ...
It's very hard to pick the quickest player in the EPL. It also depends if you measure the run without the ball or with the ball.
To sum up the answer, Theo Walcott is probably the fastest but it's inconclusive.
Measurements are being done all the time by several organizations. In the last measurement done by FIFA, Antonio Valencia was chosen fastest ...
If more than one player has equal stats (highest runs or wickets), what will they do?
The player with the better strike-rate wins.
A player in the field is wearing orange cap for most runs, but in the middle of the innings (it may be first or second) a batsmen from the batting side overtakes his runs.
The current highest scorer should have the Orange ...
Yes, ICC Champions Trophy scheduled to take place in England this year will be the last.
This was done mainly for two reasons:
There already is an ODI tournament, the World Cup, that features all major teams. Probably, the ICC felt that there is no need for another ODI global tournament.
There was no world tournament for Test matches. So it was logical ...
English Premier League (henceforth EPL) starts in the month of August (after the FA Community Shield). Quoting from Wikipedia,
During the course of a season (from August to May) each club plays the others twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games.
EPL's fixtures are ...
There has been no announcement as to where the final will be played. This will be announced by RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation, similar to the English FA) once the finalists are known to ensure the ground is neutral.
Odds on the location of the final can be found here.
See answers in points as in questions.
If more than one player has equal stats (highest runs or wickets), what will they do?
A. The player with the better strike rate will get the cap.
Consider the following situation,
A player in the field is wearing orange cap for most runs, but in the middle of the innings (it may be first or second) a batsman from the ...
The United States does use a relegation model, but it is the struggling player(s) who gets relegated to a team in the minor leagues, rather than relegating the entire team. It has the same effect of ensuring that only the best play in the top league; the system is just organized differently.
There are many reasons it is done this way, but the most obvious ...
The first four is an appeasement of major conferences, basically.
A recent SI/Time piece outlines a story from the late 80s. The basic tenant of the story was the major conferences had gotten together and decided that the bottom two conferences would be eliminated outright from the tournament on selection Sunday. Until the Princeton Georgetown game that was ...
This is the second time this issue has been happened.
Actually there is a law in cricket that if the second batting team won the match before the ball reaches the boundary, the boundary runs will not be added to the scorecard. Take a look at this post, that if the bowler bowls a no-ball while team require 1 run to win, then the runs conceded in that ...
It depends of the event. For the Olympics, there are two official languages : English and French (which is by its reglementation the most important language of the Olympics). For FIFA, these languages are English, French, but also German and Spanish.
This is almost exactly how Vampire the Eternal Struggle, the TCG plays its tournaments, although they prefer players per "table". In this page vekn.net/downloads you can download "the Archon v1.5e", which is a generator for this sort of tournament.
In this case round 1 would be three games:
A,B,C,D in first
E,F,G,H in second
I,J,K,L in the third
This is basically just a cost reduction choice.
You save each team two charter flights by playing a three game set in the middle, so instead of having to travel four times in the series there are only two travel dates.
There is no real change in the home court advantage scenario.
A sweep still requires either team to win two at home and two on the road. ...
You are not alone in asking this. Many fans and players have also started requesting a longer grass court season and having a grass court Masters 1000 event. Right now it has a lot to do with the tightness of the schedule as well as having the market and sponsors available for a Masters 1000 event on grass to make enough financial sense. The financial ...
I wanted to come back and add an answer to this question because it happened again this week (27 Apr 2015) in a Challenger event in Tallahassee involving Facundo Bagnis of Argentina. You can find the draw for the 2015 event on their Facebook Page, or the Wikipedia page for it once it's updated.
The reason for this happening is that Bagnis is currently ...
If I understand this question correctly you would like three brackets of five and one bracket of six. With the winner of each bracket having a spot in the semi finals. Here is what it looks like: 21 Team Tournament
If the teams are ranked 1-21 then it should be easy to find the pairings. If the teams are not ranked, then draw names out of a hat for the ...
According to Wikipedia, the term race in billiards means:
A predetermined, fixed number of games players must win to win a match; "a race to seven" means whomever wins seven games first wins the match.
Here is a file with some more examples:
First competitor to win 3 matches (race to 3)
First competitor to win 4 matches (race to 4)
As of 2015, lucky loser in the WTA tournaments is still determined as the highest ranked player. See 2015 WTA Official Rulebook (internet archive):
C. DRAWS / 1. Singles Main Draw / a. Composition
v. Lucky Losers
The criterion for determining Lucky Loser status is determined
first by the highest ranked players (in descending
order) who have ...
According to the ATP Official Rulebook, all the ATP 1000 matches have a tie-break in the final set, even the finals:
Tour tournaments and the ATP Challenger Tour tournaments are governed by the
ATP. Unless otherwise specified, all regulations are applicable to both ATP World
Tour and ATP Challenger Tour tournaments.
It seems that rankade, our ranking system for sports, games, and more, fits your needs.
It's free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small or large groups of players/teams.
Its algorithm (called ree algorithm), although more complex (here's a comparison), is similar to most-known Elo if you play ...