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In baseball and softball, an RBI is a "run batted in," and a batter receives one when a player scores after he is credited with a hit. Batters also receive one upon drawing a walk with the bases loaded.

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    • At what age can children start boxing?

      Q: At what age can children start boxing?

      A: Boxing has been deemed an unsafe sport for children of any age by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which cites the danger of repeated and deliberate blows to the head. A child's brain is still developing and thus is more susceptible to damage from concussions.
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    • What are the different kinds of gymnastics?

      Q: What are the different kinds of gymnastics?

      A: The different kinds of gymnastics are women’s artistic, men’s artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, power tumbling and acrobatic. Women’s artistic and men’s artistic are the most popular forms of gymnastics and have the most participants. Events include the floor exercise, vault, uneven bars and parallel bars. Women’s gymnastics is considered a combination of flexibility, power and grace, while men’s gymnastics is known for displays of strength.
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    • In which sport is it illegal to play left-handed?

      Q: In which sport is it illegal to play left-handed?

      A: The rules do not allow players to participate in polo left-handed. The original ban took effect in the 1930s because of safety concerns. Following World War II, the United States Polo Association lifted the ban but then reinstated it in 1974.
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    • What is the height of the net in volleyball?

      Q: What is the height of the net in volleyball?

      A: The height of the net in men's volleyball is 7 feet 11 5/8 inches, and in women's volleyball, it is 7 feet 4 1/8 inches. Official nets are 32 feet long and 39 inches tall.
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    • What are the objectives of badminton?

      Q: What are the objectives of badminton?

      A: The objective of badminton is for an opposing player to attempt to land the shuttlecock on the opposing player’s side of the court. A point is earned by forcing the opposing side to miss the shuttlecock with their racquet, resulting in it touching the ground. A point is also awarded to one side if the opposing side commits an error.
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    • What are the volleyball rules about rotations?

      Q: What are the volleyball rules about rotations?

      A: Volleyball rules state that players rotate clockwise each time service is won and remain there until it is gained back from the opposition. Beginning with the server in the back-right corner, players are designated positions one through six in a counter-clockwise rotation, with each position representing respective "zones" one through six.
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    • Who was the first person to complete a backflip on a motocross bike?

      Q: Who was the first person to complete a backflip on a motocross bike?

      A: Though the backflip was once considered a physically impossible and dangerous move, Caleb Wyatt proved that it was possible by successfully executing a flip on a motorcycle in 2002. According to ESPN, Wyatt was the first person to correctly execute a full backflip on a full-size motorcycle; another professional rider, Carey Hart, attempted a backflip in 2001, but didn't successfully complete the trick. After Wyatt's successful execution of the single backflip, what was once considered a dangerously impossible stunt became a standard part of freestyle motocross competition.
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    • What was the Powder Puff National Championship?

      Q: What was the Powder Puff National Championship?

      A: In its first year, 1974, the Women's Motocross Nationals competition was known as the Powder Puff National Championship. Women have been steadily involved in motocross for decades, and though it took the women's event some years to be fully recognized, by the early 21st century, women's motocross events came to resemble men's events, with some high-profile racers enjoying corporate sponsorships from companies such as Honda and Red Bull. Some of the biggest female names in motocross through the decades include Sue Fish, Mercedes Gonzalez, Dee Wood, Jessica Patterson and Ashley Fiolek.
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    • What is the fastest drag racing strip in the world?

      Q: What is the fastest drag racing strip in the world?

      A: Different tracks, such as the Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota and the Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England, have claimed to be in some way or another the "fastest drag racing strip in the world." Brainerd International Raceway's claim is based on the fact that a world record speed of 337.58 miles per hour was set there in 2005.
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    • What is a hare scramble?

      Q: What is a hare scramble?

      A: A hare scramble is a type of off-road, outdoor motorcycle race. These are at least semi-official races that are performed on a designated course that is typically more than 2 miles long. In addition to variations in distance, hare scramble races can also vary in average race time.
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    • Why do cars in NASCAR races always turn left?

      Q: Why do cars in NASCAR races always turn left?

      A: NASCAR races run counter-clockwise because left turns are safer on oval tracks since the drivers sit on the left side of the vehicle, and the right-hand side would hit the wall in an accident. Left-hand turns are also easier for the driver to make while sitting on the left side.
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    • Who is the First Lady of Drag Racing?

      Q: Who is the First Lady of Drag Racing?

      A: American Shirley Muldowney has been given the nickname "the First Lady of Drag Racing" thanks to her trailblazing efforts at a time when not many women were involved with the sport. In addition to being a pioneer for women in a male-dominated sport, Muldowney is also a record-breaking racer. Muldowney was the first woman to receive an official Top Fuel dragster license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the governing body of drag racing, and she went on to win multiple NHRA Top Fuel championships. Muldowney's wins in 1977 and 1980 made her the first person to ever win two Top Fuel titles.
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