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Why do NBA stars keep playing in playoff blowouts?
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Wikipedia lists quite a few comebacks from deficits of 25+ points in the 3rd or even early 4th quarter. The odds are certainly small that a team would turn it around, but even a glimmer of hope to ...

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Is there an objective reason for Scandinavian ice hockey ranking?
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6 votes

Based upon the IIHF's records of registered hockey players by country, Finland and Sweden have nearing 10 times as many people participating in organized hockey leagues compared to Norway. ...

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Team scoring more total points but lost the series
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Based on the fivethirtyeight dataset (and hand-analysis of 2016-current), suggestions are that the Pacers became the 79th series loser to outscore the series winner in an official playoff series (1 of ...

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How to choose your first set of golf clubs as a beginner?
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1 votes

In terms of minimum clubs for the. driving range, it's whatever you want to work at. I've taken One before, even after having golfed a couple decades. A single iron or wood is plenty to learn and ...

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Was Cristiano Ronaldo's 100th Champions League goal offside or not?
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Looks like gdrt gave the rule well (and answered something I've wondered about for a long time too!) But some of the complexities to the details make it appear close enough that I'm not sure all ...

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Sports with multiple balls
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Let's not forget croquet. Here are the rules... looks like all forms use 4 balls (2 per pair). Apparently there also can be 8 separate colored balls when 2 games are being played on one court, ...

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What happens if every city withdraws bids to host the Olympics?
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10 votes

The IOC has actually had to backtrack quite a few times at much later points in the process than host selection, 8 years out. The 1904 Olympics in St Louis and 1908 Olympics in London both were ...

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What are the first steps to become a Chair Umpire/Line Judge in Tennis?
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It appears this page on the DDTB-tennis website may be the path towards more details for Germany. Google translate suggests that it says: Unlike in the French or the British tennis association, ...

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Are 2016 Patriots the only Super Bowl Champions who never led during the game?
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It looks like the Baltimore Colts led for all of 5 seconds in Super Bowl V, but turned it around after trailing about 36 total minutes. They tied it with 7 minutes to go in the 4th, then followed ...

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Does the man with an extra day of rest at the Australian Open have an advantage?
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9 votes

Well, after disappointment in finding the useful tennis databases failed to give match dates, decided to slog it out a bit to try to at least get you something slightly useful. I used date-restricted ...

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In North American football, why are 2 of the 5 offensive linemen called "tackles"?
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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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What is the average height in the NBA?
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8 votes

Using the data at the NBA's great stats page, I put together: This indeed has a mean just over 6'7". Mode as indicated is 6'9". Median is 6'7". And a standard deviation of about 3.5" inches just for ...

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Has there ever been a grand slam tennis match where every set has been won to love?
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I'll extend jammauss's answer further. I searched all top tier tennis results using Jeff Sackmann's great database for men's and women's results over the period 1968-2015. For men, I could only find:...

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Why are WR in the slot covered by non-CBs in American football?
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3 votes

First lets make sure that most reading this get the general "standard" football formation on offense and defense, set up across from each other here (from womensfootballguide.files.wordpress.com): ...

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Guard eligibility to run the ball
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If you are asking whether a player that typically plays guard can take the snap, the answer is yes... with a real caveat: From the NFL rules... First, Rule 5, Section 1, Article 2: PLAYERS ...

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Can all penalties be declined in American Football?
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Looks like the confusion about it even inspired rules guru Mike Pereira to post a quick video to answer this question: http://www.foxsports.com/video?vid=348073539671 The heart of it: "Why can't ...

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Is shouting a foul in basketball?
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I used the 2016-17 NBA and NCAA (click download PDF) rulebooks, and the 2012-13 Iowa HSAA rulebook (apparently the NFHS rulebook is now pay protected????) The closest definitive rule in American ...

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Player Option in Contracts?
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An option is the choice to continue the deal. So a player option means the player can force the deal to be continued another year (assuming the money is guaranteed, they'll get paid another year... ...

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What does data about kWh in the French Open "shots of the day" videos mean?
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To extend Fillet's information... to hit a winner, ΔKE would be Δ1/2mv^2, or a total of mv^2 (if players hit at similar speeds). I see suggestions [1] that typical shots are in the 60-80 mph range in ...

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What does HF stand for in context of track and field abbreviations (WR, MR, etc)?
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Surely it would what most sports people see immediately... Hall of Fame. Except not. It appears from a search of the time and name on Google, that it's the name of the track, and thus the track ...

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In tennis, how much is the server's advantage diminished if the game goes to "deuce?"
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See if this sheds any light on it... As long as the odds of winning any point stays the same throughout a game, then it's just a math problem... and calculations\graphs can be made. Since the exact ...

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How often does extra time change the outcome of a game?
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8 votes

Data, data, and data :-) Went manually through the history of two major tournaments, the World Cup (main tournament only) and the European Championship (through round of 16 games in 2016). It's ...

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Was Kobe Bryant's 60 points in his last game comparable to his performance during his career?
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I've got no particularly interest in what the game was, but dug into the stats a bit... a couple good ones that stand out from this SB Nation article: Kobe's 50 shots are the most in a game since ...

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NBA draft picks as a team rebuilding strategy
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I envisioned three possible values of draft picks: better player talent, cheaper pay, and increasing options for the future. The main negatives of uncertainty in player development and the time needed ...

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What is the biggest comeback recorded in competitive international soccer matches?
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A real pity there aren't more complete databases out there, we Americans are spoiled with sites like http://basketball-reference.com/ for our sports. I searched and searched. But only came upon list ...

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Can football players play multiple positions?
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While the NFL hasn't had many even occasional one-platoon players in the Super Bowl era, Arena Football was rather popular doing so. For its first 20 years [1987-2007], most players played offense ...

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How to spin in Bowling?
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Surprised there wasn't more attention in the post edmastermind29 gave when they discuss buying a bowling ball. There is a huge difference in bowling ball types. If you pick up a ball that the lanes ...

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Gold, silver, and bronze medal sweep in Winter Olympics by a single country?
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I verified what Ben said using a database (http://webscraping.com/data/default/database/54/winter-olympic-medal-count and then cross-referencing the events at http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/...

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Three Point Field Goal Point of Release
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NBA rules from http://www.nba.com/analysis/rules_5.html say c. A successful field goal attempt from the area outside the three-point field goal line shall count three points. (1) The shooter ...

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When are (American) football teams likely to decline penalties?
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6 votes

Did a little research... we can actually put some pretty reasonable data to this. Take a look at http://www.advancednflstats.com/2009/12/expected-point-values.html to see what expected points are. ...

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