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What is the use of the panels in F1?
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There are many reasons for using pit boards despite radio communication. The cars are not technically allowed to receive most information about the race via radio. Each driver knows their own delta ...

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When was the last 'clean' race?
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As of June 2018: the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Prior to the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix, only five races had finished with a full house. That list includes the 2015 Japan Grand Prix, where Felipe Nasr did ...

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Snooker fouls before tv
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The referee does the replacement in the same way every official has ever made a decision before TV replays regardless of the sport. They use their memory and their knowledge and the game-specific ...

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What are rifle specifications in Biathlon?
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The rifles used are .22LR, a 130-year-old cartridge design that is the most sold type in the world, designated as the only acceptable round for Olympic shooting competition of any kind. The rifles at ...

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Which team has scored the most goals during the group stage of a single UEFA Champions League?
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According to UEFA themselves, at December 6, 2017 this is indeed the greatest number of goals scored in a campaign, and is therefore the greatest number of goals scored in the group stage, by a single ...

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Can a fielder use the wicketkeeper's glove if the wicketkeeper has discarded it during play?
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No. The Laws are extremely clear on this. Law 27.1 on protective equipment says that [t]he wicket-keeper is the only fielder permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards. Law 28.1 on ...

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Can a penalty be declined in the NHL?
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No. Penalties are awarded by the officials. Team preference is not a factor; they do not have any input on the decision. Rule 15.1, page 25 of the NHL rulebook makes clear that [if the offender's ...

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What is an advanced area in football (soccer) field?
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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 the rules if the receiver isn't ready for the serve in table tennis?
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Under rule 9 of the source at Killerspin.com: A rally is a let: ... 9.2 If the service is delivered when the receiving player or pair is not ready, provided that neither the receiver nor his partner ...

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Can a sumo wrestler touch the ground before his opponent in the act of forcing him to the ground?
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While unlikely, the concept you describe is one with legitimate use. A wrestler who touches the ground first may still be declared victor if it is clear that the opponent had no chance themselves of ...

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The goalkeeper finds the ball first with his hands, is it a penalty?
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Most likely, this is not a foul by either player. Neither player appears to act in a way to meet any of the requirements for a direct free kick that would be relevant, as Law 12, section 1 Direct Free ...

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The difference between medals and trophies
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This general trend holds across most sports, but does not generally rely on the nature of the sport itself. The reasoning behind any particular organisation's award of either a trophy or medal (or ...

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From how deep in the corner can a free kick be spotted?
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The free kick awarded for a offence anywhere on the field is taken from the place where the foul occurred. It doesn't matter how close to the corner that is. There are some exceptions, a direct free ...

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Is Drop-kick allowed when free kick is awarded inside the box
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The whistle was not blown, at all. Play was never stopped. No player was penalised for offside. There was never a free kick. Alisson played the ball legally to Salah in the same way he and every ...

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Foreign player rule in La Liga
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La Liga La Liga regulations permit up to three "foreign" players per team. "Foreign" refers to a player from outside the European Union. Due to a legal ruling over a handball player in Germany, ...

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Can a field goal go in off a player?
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Yes, if it is a defensive player. The rules require three things. SECTION 4 - FIELD GOAL ARTICLE 1. SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL A field goal is scored when all of the following conditions are met: ...

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Second yellow in football
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No. Advantage should not be played for an offence which will result in a red card, regardless of what the reason for that red card is, unless there is an immediate goalscoring opportunity for the ...

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Defensive penalty
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A five-yard penalty against the defense for illegal hands to the face is an automatic first down. What distance the offence previously needed for the next set is irrelevant. They are granted a new ...

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How many potential different endings are there for a football match?
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The laws provide for only three different endings to a football match, regardless of how they arise. One team wins The match is drawn The match is abandoned The first two cases are determined from ...

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What should the referee do when a team doesn't want to play a large amount of added time?
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What either team wants is irrelevant. Time is determined by the referee alone, and the added time exists for a reason: to make up the playing time lost by excessive stoppages. The time should be added ...

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How do you defend quick tap penalties?
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Since the entire point of the quick-tap penalty at short range is to make it nearly impossible to prevent the attacker crossing the line, the defence has two legal options. Pull back to the line to ...

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How much does an NHL power play improve chances of scoring?
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For the 2017-18 NHL season, there were a total of 1561 goals scored during a total of 21972 minutes being on a power play, giving an average expectation of 14.1 minutes on power play to score one goal....

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Can a trainer force a player to be substituted?
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Not really, no. Law 3.3, Substitution procedure says if a player who is to be replaced refuses to leave, play continues indicating that the referee has no power to enforce a substitution, and ...

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How do bookies calculate parimutuel place odds (in horse racing) shown before a race starts?
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Parimutuel works by pooling all bets in a given result, then dividing the pool by the total number of betting units held in wagers that match the winning result. To make calculation easier to work ...

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Multiple yellow cards at a single free kick for encroachment
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It's entirely permissible and, if multiple players continue to encroach, not only acceptable but encouraged. Consider a team that sets up a wall. Player 2 encroaches on the free kick and is cautioned....

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Why do swimmers wear headphones?
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For the same reason that a number of athletes in almost every sport, and a number of officials too: they are listening to music/speech/ambient noise. For many it is a good way of mentally preparing ...

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Why isn't a foul on the red at least 8 points in Snooker, when playing on a colour?
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Every red down is a possible eight points, giving a total of 120 if all reds can be coupled with a black. Yet the actual number of reds coupled with blacks is very small, and it's considered an ...

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Are multiple gears allowed on track cycling bicycles?
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Track bicycles are not permitted to have multiple gears under UCI regulations. From their document General Organisation of Cycling as a Sport, in Chapter III Equipment, part 1.3.025: Freewheels, ...

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Who is awarded the goal?
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Intention is irrelevant. The last attacker to play the ball will be considered the goalscorer, unless the goal is caused by the direct action of a defender and would probably not have scored otherwise....

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Why was junior Italian player Viviani disqualified for accidentally hitting a ballboy?
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The ITF Pro Circuit regulations (currently 2018 version, but effectively the same) include a code of conduct beginning on page 95. Viviani's action violates part I, Abuse of balls in Article IV On-...

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