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Why did Neymar join PSG, given how good his previous club is?
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Neymar himself has explained, Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious. And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new ...

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Overthrow and throw-by
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This term is not known to a group of cricket enthusiasts and fans, and a Google search using various parameters relating to cricket wicketkeepers and overthrows did not find any results with the ...

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Why is a batsman out, when the impact is outside off, on an umpire's call?
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The ball neither needs to pitch nor strike inline, if it was coming from outside off into the stumps, in order to give Out, Leg before wicket. This is the basis of the original decision. The two ...

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In American football, where do the officials mark the tackle?
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The game as a whole is made simpler and more coherent if it is only possible to move forward when attacking, and this requires that it not be possible to move forward when defending. To be attacking, ...

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In football, what rules handle a player changing their position with the goalkeeper?
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Law 3, part 4 of the IFAB Laws of the Game is straightforward and covers the first three points directly. Any of the players may change places with the goalkeeper if: the referee is informed before ...

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What is the meaning of these American football trash talk expressions?
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In all cases, there is a more or less direct implication that the player(s) lack the skill or integrity to deserve a place in the game. 5 A clean route is a path which takes the runner away from ...

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How can soccer/football referees improve decision making
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In general: you make better decisions when you can see better you can see better when you are in good position you are in good position when you move, early and as often as needed For line decisions ...

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What happens if the wicket-keeper removes the bails on a free hit?
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The batsman can only be Run Out in this situation if it is attempting to score by running between the creases. If no such attempt is made, the batsman is Stumped instead (Law 39.1, Out Stumped and Law ...

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What do the referees write during the matches?
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A caution can only be given for one of six reasons, and a suspension for one of seven reasons. That reduces the amount required to remember; an offence is in one of just thirteen categories. Systems ...

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What action was Logan Couture referring to when describing Sidney Crosby as cheating on faceoffs?
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Winning a face-off is to play the puck in the desired direction before the opponent can do so. It's a race to the touch from a stationary start. Being first over such a short distance with such high ...

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Who holds the most World Championship titles in a mainstream/Olympic sports discipline?
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Not even close - Slater is still short by five whole titles. Phil Taylor is a British darts player, retiring from pro competition in 2018 after losing what was his twenty-first singles world ...

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A player doesn't want to take a kick during kicks from the penalty mark
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Kicker Teams do not have to name a kicker until the time of the kick. If a player feels they won't be able to kick, a different player can step forward to do it. Once the kicks go into 'sudden death' ...

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Has anyone ever thrown a 4-out immaculate inning?
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No. There has never been an MLB immaculate inning with four outs. Every source available on immaculate innings is quick to list those pitchers who had managed the feat more than once at that point, ...

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Other purposes of the centre circle
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Law 8, part 1, Kick-off states that the distance is required at all kick-offs, including those taken after a goal is scored. Other than for kick-offs, Law 10, part 3, Kicks from the Penalty Mark also ...

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What happens if a triple jump runner makes it into the sand on the "step" (second jump)?
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IAAF rules require that the takeoff line be placed not less than 13 metres from the nearer edge of the landing pit (for men's competition; in women's competition it is 11 metres). Notwithstanding that ...

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Can I bounce the ball before serving in squash?
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No, you can't let it bounce. No, you don't have to release it from the hand. World Squash rules (effective at January 2019) state in section 5 The Serve, 5.7 A serve is good, if: 5.7.1 the server ...

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Tennis: Ball In or Out? Hawkeye vs Frame-by-Frame Video
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Your impression of line calling is incorrect. The ball must physically touch the line to be counted in. An "overhang" as seen from directly above the ball (used in other ball sports such as football ...

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Can physios receive red cards?
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Team officials are cautioned and dismissed (receive yellow and red cards) (in law as of 2019-20) largely for inappropriate behaviour or interference with the game or mistreatment of other people. ...

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Confusion on offside rule
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Salah was not offside. Salah is several metres into his own half at the moment the ball is played by his team-mate, and therefore he is the exact opposite of "well offside when Alisson passed the ...

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Run out in cricket
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Yes, it can be out, and the bail is not even necessary. Law 29, The Wicket is Down is clear on this situation. 29.2 One bail off If one bail is off, it shall be sufficient for the purpose of putting ...

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If an English qualified team is banned from the champions league, who takes over the vacant spot?
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Teams of the English Premier League can earn a maximum of five places between them in the UEFA Champions League, and a maximum of seven places in all European continental competition. Those places ...

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Beamer No ball Rules
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The laws are clear. Any non-pitching delivery which would or does pass the popping crease above waist height of an upright standing striker is by definition unfair. There is no allowance for the ...

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If 2 penalties are called on the same play, and a goal is scored in the following 3v5; who comes out of the box?
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The captain decides. This decision is made at the time that the penalties are assessed, which of multiple skaters will be first (second, third, ...) to leave the box, whether it is due to the ...

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Splashing water in football
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Assuming the referee has not abandoned the game for unplayable conditions, this is certainly a cautionable offence as unsporting behaviour (USB) under law 12.3.

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Which ODI player has average of 99.8?
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No player with a reasonable number of innings has an ODI average remotely close to 99, or even above 70. You have misheard or misremembered the details of such a statement being made about Don ...

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Use of Video Assistant Review (VAR) in FIFA World Cup 2018
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The video assistant referee team (VART) constantly checks all play for any of the four situations, and searches for clear and obvious errors in such a case. Each member of the VART has a particular ...

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How do I pick the right football size for my children?
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FIFA provides Youth Football Specification Recommendations that are based on research for youth academy football conducted in Europe, Mexico and Japan. This document can be downloaded here (note, PDF)....

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What happens when time runs out in Curling Olympics matches?
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When a team's thinking time expires and they have not completed their ends, that team immediately forfeits the match. Rule C6 (n) is straightforward. Each team must complete its part of a game ...

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Are substitutions allowed in curling?
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Teams may substitute a player for injury, but not for technical choice. R3 (d) clearly allows for a "qualified alternate" in the case of "a player being unable to continue, and details ...

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Why do curlers have a stopwatch?
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Curling teams receive a specific allotment of thinking time (term used in rules) to complete the delivery of their stones. World Curling Federation handles the timing of games in section C6. Each ...

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