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How are UEFA Champions League group ranks decided in this convoluted situation?
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The regulations give a list of 12 criteria applied in descending order. They are summarised here for brevity purposes, see the full text for details. a. higher number of points The teams are tied. ...

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What happens if bowler's steps get tangled?
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Law 20, Dead ball provides that 20.4.2 Either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball when ... 20.4.2.9 the ball does not leave the bowler’s hand for any reason other than an attempt to run out the ...

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Is there any rule against full cover in cricket?
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You are correct that a batsman may stand however they please in front of the wicket. This is normally subject to Law 41.14 and 41.15, but a backyard game does not typically have a pressed pitch to ...

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What does the A at end of country mean?
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Teams belonging to a given association (such as a country, region, or club) are usually ranked according to which is "best". This ranking is almost invariably labeled under one of two ways: the best ...

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When is the challenger awarded the point in tennis?
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Generally speaking, when the point is determined to be an unavoidable loss for their opponent, the challenger should be given the point. Examples of such a situation may include a second serve is ...

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Can an own goal be scored in field hockey?
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In field hockey, a goal can only be scored if the ball is played by an attacker inside the circle, then crosses the goal-line under the crossbar without leaving the circle in between. This applies ...

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Mouthguards with bad teeth
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Having dealt with similarly out-of-alignment teeth when fitting a mouthguard, an excellent 'hack' is using scissors to remove part of the "wall" from a boil-and-bite mouth guard where the tooth would ...

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What is "indrinking"
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The term "pre-loading" may be closest to the idea expressed. This certainly applies if the same original Dutch word is used to describe drinking large amounts of alcohol before a party. https://en.m....

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USAHockey registration purpose?
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Quite simply, USA Hockey is the official governing organisation for amateur ice hockey in the USA. They decide what rules and regulations apply to national competitions; they educate and give ...

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Does a cracked carbon fiber rib protector lose its effectiveness?
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Yes. The protection provided by such equipment (in karting and other sports) is the ability of the material to flex, thereby dispensing kinetic energy into elastic energy, and to disperse forces ...

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Is TNA the originator of the six-sided ring?
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No. A six-side ring was used in Japan, by the Tōryūmon project in 2000. That group went defunct during 2004, (perhaps not coincidentally) the year that TNA first used the six-side ring.

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Why do VAR take a while to decide errors if they are supposed to be "clear and obvious"?
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In principle, an objectively wrong decision must be a clear and obvious error, as nobody in possession of the facts (and the applicable law) could consider it to be correct. Some reviews require a ...

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Can VAR still intervene for a penalty call review even if the possession has changed many times?
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The hypothetical situation in question will never occur. Presuming a review is permitted (the incident is reviewable, and is a clear and obvious error), if the video assistant referee was going to ...

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What happens if kicks from the penalty mark are drawn indefinitely?
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The Laws Of The Game are unambiguous. Law 10.3, Kicks from the penalty mark, says If, after both teams have taken five kicks, the scores are level, kicks continue until one team has scored a goal ...

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Interrupted Advantage Play
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When advantage is played, there is no "going back" to the first offence. If a subsequent offence occurs, either that second offence is penalised as appropriate or it is again met with advantage.

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Single Elimination Blind Draw Bracket with # of Teams != 2^n
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If you require a single-elimination tournament with a non-power-of-2 number of entries, random draw to first round including byes is the only way to do it that doesn't require ordering of entrants in ...

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When playing pool, where can I shoot the eight ball to win?
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There is no requirement to make either the black ball or the cue ball travel any particular distance along, or over or into any particular part of, the table. If playing a called-shot variant, the ...

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Are you down if your head touches a defender who is laying on the ground?
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A player is not down until they touch the ground with something other than a hand or foot, either after a tackle or while touched by an opposing player. Since an opposing player is not the ground, ...

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Is there any difference between the size of a cricket ball for men and women in cricket? if yes then Why?
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The laws are perfectly clear. Women's cricket uses a ball that has slightly less mass and may be slightly smaller than the ball used for men's cricket. 4.1 Weight and size The ball, when new, shall ...

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Has anybody except Shahid Afridi hit 12 runs off one ball in cricket?
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No. Afridi is not the only player to do so, and arguably didn't deserve it, unlike Travis Birt January 2012: Big Bash League, for Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars Clint McKay took the fifth over ...

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Can several games start at the same time in one tournament?
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Can they? Yes, unless a particular regulation says otherwise. Will they? It depends on the tournament's needs. A tournament may start matches at identical times for competitive purposes (teams cannot ...

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Why do baseball managers argue with umpires in situations where they know it won't help?
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Why do some players argue with officials about being sent off for arguing with officials? Some people are just that stupid, regardless of what other talent thy may have. At the professional level, ...

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Why is playing to the spirit of the game considered so important in cricket?
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Cricket was a game formed in England by the gentry. The English have a long and strong historic tradition of being the better man. The ethos of playing the game for the game's own sake was reflected ...

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How is the "best loser" determined in football?
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You're creating a problem that doesn't need to be solved, when better methods exist. A quarterfinal round can be complete with only six teams. This naturally requires two byes, and it makes sense to ...

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How are the leaderboards determined in ocean races?
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The yacht with least distance along the minimal path to the end line will be considered "winning". This is apparent in the leaderboard with Thomson's distance au but ("distance to the goal") being ...

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Is an intentional foul in "killers" pool considered cheating?
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Philosophically or factually? It's yes in both cases. Deliberately breaking a rule, and choosing to not play in the spirit of the game, are both considered cheating.

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Fair system to score players between friend games
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Record an individual score for each player as $(f,a)$ where $f$ is the number of goals scored by that player's team when that player was actively playing, and $a$ similarly the goals against their ...

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Does "Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green" objectify tee-to-green performance?
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Find the average tee-to-green score, then subtract the player's tee-to-green score, and that's the negative of SG(tee-green). Is this the same as the value given by the equation? If so, there's no ...

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