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86 Points are given in tennis 15-30-40. Why 40? 2012-02-11T18:45:06.360

69 Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? 2012-02-10T18:40:55.720

58 Is it legal to throw an alley-oop to yourself in a real game? 2012-02-17T19:30:04.727

55 Why are professional athletes allowed to compete in the Olympic games? 2016-08-08T16:01:13.233

51 How is offside determined in football? 2012-02-08T20:11:02.963

48 Why was the marathon World Record not 2:03:02 in 2011? 2012-02-08T20:25:55.173

45 In cricket, how is it decided from which end to start the match? 2012-02-10T20:07:30.243

40 Why do Michael Phelps and some other swimmers wear two caps? 2012-07-28T10:10:25.457

38 Can a football team force its defeat, e.g. via own goals? 2018-06-27T06:27:46.160

36 Is it legal in racket sports to pass the racket from one hand to the other? 2012-03-02T23:27:30.280

35 What factors give a "Home Advantage" and how big is it? 2012-02-10T11:01:55.400

35 Which is more likely to result in a goal: a penalty shot or a power play? 2013-05-09T17:25:52.553

34 Why would you ever allow an opponent to score? 2012-02-08T21:41:12.090

31 "53 has the Mic" means what in American Football? 2012-02-15T18:47:03.067

30 Why are substitutions commonly made right at the end of the game? 2012-02-09T15:39:51.803

30 Why do players enter with children on the ground? 2012-04-05T09:50:34.753

28 What do all these Runners Lingo abbreviations like PR and HR mean? 2012-02-08T20:14:39.513

28 Can referees change their decision? 2012-04-05T21:09:10.393

27 Why is the word Love used as a score for Tennis? 2012-02-14T15:16:13.977

27 In the history of Formula 1, when has the fastest qualifier not started the race on pole? 2012-04-13T18:17:45.787

27 How to recognize baseball pitches when watching television games? 2012-07-16T01:24:06.313

27 If the basketball goes through bottom of rim and re-enters, is it a basket? 2012-09-28T16:15:27.683

26 Why are there different stars on table tennis balls? 2012-02-09T06:17:09.783

26 What is the on-field role of the captain? 2012-02-10T06:50:49.417

26 How does a sport become an Olympic Sport? 2012-02-14T16:23:47.127

26 Why do I get out of breath so quickly when swimming? 2012-03-17T18:28:09.407

26 How are the number of laps in an F1 race determined? 2012-04-03T10:51:42.683

26 Are all oval-track races done counter-clockwise? If so, why? 2012-06-21T03:02:52.373

26 What is this three-against-one game with red and blue balls? 2013-08-01T05:15:17.953

26 Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football? 2014-07-14T18:29:24.763

25 Why does a foul ball not count as a third strike? 2012-02-09T18:18:13.860

25 Why is drafting allowed on the bike in an Olympic triathlon and not otherwise? 2012-02-13T23:48:31.337

25 What baseball rules or calls have become customary despite them not being in the rule book? 2012-05-14T22:11:10.650

25 Why do tennis players keep an extra ball in their pocket? 2012-09-11T09:46:26.047

25 How is 'distance covered' tracked in football (soccer) at the World Cup and during other official competitions? 2014-06-19T15:41:39.917

25 What's the justification for this rarely-invoked NFL fumble rule? 2014-12-15T15:53:11.773

24 What are the team sports with more than two teams? 2012-08-30T23:41:17.767

24 Does the batsman get runs on No ball when the team requires only 1 run to win? 2013-01-21T06:05:34.233

24 Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout? 2014-07-06T01:38:09.513

23 How can I tell if I'm running properly 2012-02-20T02:22:10.967

23 Why is American football called football? 2012-02-20T10:08:00.347

23 Would a catch that rebounded off a flying bird be a fair catch in Cricket? 2012-06-04T14:36:55.610

23 What actions are taken by FIFA/UEFA against what's known as filming or diving 2012-06-23T22:34:42.177

23 What is the biggest comeback recorded in competitive international soccer matches? 2012-10-18T00:42:25.123

23 Why is the referee treated so different in soccer and rugby 2012-12-23T20:04:36.973

23 Why is Ivory Coast being referred to as "Côte d'Ivoire" in the 2014 World Cup? 2014-06-24T14:20:02.603

23 Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner? 2016-04-26T01:17:24.513

22 What is a good way to run during the winter? 2012-02-11T21:27:50.493

22 Worst defeat of a host nation in world cup history 2014-07-09T04:18:19.043

22 Father and son who were active players at the same time in NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB? 2014-10-12T23:12:08.987

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