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A category with questions about the rules and regulations of basketball. Including questions about topics like: the distance of the three point line, free throw line, and types of fouls.
I am a high school basketball official. Good Question. There is a rule on what to do if that situation arises. Rule 2-10 is about "correctable errors." It states that the officials may correct an error if a rule is inadvertently set aside and results in: a. Awarding of an unmerited free throws b. Fa…
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The offensive team is credited with a "team rebound" No individual player gets credit for a rebound but the offensive team is credited with a "team rebound." A team rebound is also given following a missed shot, if a personal foul is called before the rebound can be grabbed. It is also given to th…
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Fifteen players have hit four home runs in the same game. They are: Bobby Lowe - Boston Nationals 1894 Ed Delahanty - Phillies 1896 Lou Gehrig - Yankees 1932 Chuck Klein - Phillies 1936 (extra inning game) Pat Searey - White Sox 1948 (extra inning game) Gil Hodges - Brooklyn Dodgers 1950 Joe Adcock …
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some newer types of technology that baseball uses in today's game is carbon fiber. now, in some stealth bats, they use CNT, which is carbon nanotube technology, this is almost 1/100 the with of a hair and is the only thing stronger than diamond. The newest technology is composite material in the bar…
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Basketball rules On Dec. 15, 1891, James Naismith, a Canadian physical education instructor, invents basketball, while working at the Y.M.C.A. College at Springfield, Massachusetts On Jan 15, 1892, Triangle magazine in Springfield, MA published the rules for a brand new game: the one we…
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The NBA adopted the 3 point line at the start of the 1979-1980 season, which is of variable distance, ranging from 22 feet (6.7 m) in the corners to 23.75 feet.
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104 feet long by 58 feet wide
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Typically, there are five (5) main positions: two guards, two forwards, and a center. By rule, there is nothing that any one of these positions can do that the others cannot. But they all have traditional "roles" which they usually adhere to. They are listed below. However, note that many basketbal…
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%DETAILS% Answer In 1935, a rule was adopted that stopped any offensive player from standing in the free throw lane for more than three seconds. In 1955, the foul lane was widened to 12 feet (3.7 meters) from the previous 6 feet (1.83 meters). These changes resulted in more offensive mo…
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The official height of an NBA basketball hoop is 10 feet from the floor to the rim.
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Basketball court dimensions can vary: An NBA court is 94 ft long and 50 ft wide. A College or High School court is 84 ft long and 50 ft wide. An NCAA court is 94 ft long and 50 ft wide. A Junior High court is 74 ft long and 42 ft wide. Half court is the same width and half the distance of the full …
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No position always takes out the ball. Most likely, a center or power forward will take out the ball and pass it in to the point guard. However, anyone can take out the ball.
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Lets say hypothetically you are a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. It would be in your contract to stay in Los Angeles for as long as the contract requires. That meaning you could not leave the city without breaking the contract. If you do leave the city it would be breaking the contrac…
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A dead ball foul is a term in which the ball has not been inbounded, the clock is stopped, thus a "dead ball," and a foul has been commited.
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I.) The failure to bring the ball from the backcourt into the frontcourt in the allotted 10 seconds.II.) After offense brought the ball to frontcourt, if any player on offense causes the ball to be in their team's possession on the backcourt that is a violation. (once you cross the half court you ca…
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You'll have your post or highest jumping player doing the tip standing at the inner circle facing the goal your shooting on. Normally your point guard stands in backcourt at the top of the key protecting the goal in case the other team gets the tip. Two wings stand on either side of the tip on the …
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Yes, in the NCAA when the ball is shot, after it has left the hand of the shooter, it is in possession of neither team. Therefore anyone, including the shooter, can catch the ball, resume dribbling or pass/shoot. The referee must determine that it was actually a shot. Every level of basketball r…
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Basketball rules The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist). A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man…
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The PF stands for personal fouls. While the position, "PF" is in fact power forward, "PF" when found on the score card and the box score stands for how many personal fouls the player committed.
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Yes, if the player establishes himself in bounds by placing both feet inside the court. If one foot has not been re-established, then it is a violation of being out of bounds while collecting the ball, resulting in a turnover.
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There are many kinds of defenses, and some coaches use their own made up forms of defense. The most common forms of defense are zone, 2-3 defense (two players in a line around the free-throw line and three players in a line with one on the right wing, one under the basket and one on the left wing), …
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An assist is when player A passes the ball to player B and player B makes the shot in a short time, resulting in player A getting an assist.
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The easy answer is no. Once an offensive player gets a rebound, which usually means obtaining possession by coming down on two feet, they cannot take two steps and attempt another shot or pass. For more information the NBA rule book available at nba.com gives good detail in Section XIV-Traveling.
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Yes you can shoot any shot with the backboard, sometimes people say it looks bad. It actually increases your percentage when you use the backboard. Yes, it is perfectly legal to shoot a free throw off the backboard. Some might say that it looks bad, but whatever allows you to make the free-thro…
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GF represents Guard/Forward. Meaning that the player has the physical and athletic ability to play at least one of the guard positions or one of the forward positions while on the court. You usually find this to be the case when a player is traditionally larger than a guard but possesses the shootin…
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A Safety plays football.   a safety has nothing to do with this basketball. If a safety did play in basketball (which it doesn't) it would probably guard its own net from the other team.
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In the NBA it is 3 feet from the sideline.The curve begins 5 feet 3 ins from the baseline. In high school and college, draw a line parallel to the baseline that goes through the center of the basket; this is where the curved part of the line begins. (This is also 5 feet 3 inches from the baseline.)
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The equipment needed to play basketball are a basketball, first off, and a hoop (generally the ones found inside school gyms). Those are the only materials needed. Some materials that can be used, however, include jerseys and shorts, a gym, and lines on the ground that pinpoint the three point line,…
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That is not always true. A lot of times you can have up to twelve or more players on each team.
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During the first half of the game, the visiting team chooses the basket they want when they take the court. At half time, they always switch which basket they attack. This is the same for the NBA, the WNBA, and college basketball.
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In the NBA, there must be a minimum of 10 players on a team and a maximum of 15 players. Only 12 players can be active to play a game, and 10 players must be active with 5 starters and 5 reserves, or bench players. There are 5 from each team playing on the court at any one time. If a team does not h…
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That all depends on the coach. There is no specific spot that someone stands on offense and defense. You will stand in different spots for different forms of defense and different spots for the type of offense you are running.
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Chronologically, Herman Sayger was the inventor. Depending on your perspective, the three-point line was developed/introduced several times in the course of basketball's history. The list of possible "inventors" are included below: # Herman Sayger (1933) # Howard Hobson (1945) # Al Grenert (1950s…
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In street ball, there is definitely no 3 second rule. The general definition of street ball is that it is basketball with little foul calls and limited rules. When playing street basketball without officials, its usually best to play with people more interested in actually playing basket…
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A boatload of players have done this in the NBA and in college. Wilt Chamberlain had 100 points in an NBA game, David Robinson, Elgin Baylor, Michael Jordan, David Thompson, George Gervin and many more. In college, Bevo Francis, Frank Selvy, Paul Arizin, Bill Mlkvy, Kevin Bradshaw, Austin Carr, Eddi…
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10' - never say another height, its perfect. it doesn't matter what gender you are- never should have and never should be
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10 foot 3.05metres or 10feet
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A player gets credit for an assist if say player A passes the ball to player B and player B can only dribble once and shoots or just shoots and makes it then player A gets the assist.
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I dont think that you can pass to yourself unless you bounce it off someone else. If you pass to yourself it might be considered traveling.   the only way you can is to bounce it off the backboard or another player A player may throw the ball off the backboard and catch it. However, the playe…
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Each girl has 5 fouls, and once they commit a fifth foul, they are out of the game.
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from the backboard to the foul line is 15 feet
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In the NBA, you are allowed 6 fouls. After you get the sixth foul, you are out for the rest of the game.
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A free throw is only worth one point. Free throw is a term used in basketball, not baseball. In Basketball, it is worth a total of one point Thanks for using s.com!
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There is no position that always passes the ball in. The center usually passes the ball in, followed by the power forward and the small forward if necessary.
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Simple you have to sit out the rest of the game including overtime.
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10 feetFrom High School to the NBA the the vertical distance from the floor directly below the rim to the top of the rim is 10 feet.
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That depends on what defense and offense your coach wants to run.
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nearly all of them in Europe and America \Australia
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The high school 3-point line is 19 feet, 9 inches. In the NBA, from the top of the arch, it is 23 feet, 9 inches.
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No, there is no position called the point forward. The point forward is just a forward, either power or small forward, that has the abilities to handle the ball and run the team just like a point guard. It isn't really a formal position, it's more of an expression. A point forward describes a play…
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Basketball Yes. The original court was 50' x 35'. See link below.
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some rules in basketball are substitutions during the 4 minute periods may only be during a time out.the offensive team must cross center in 10 seconds or they forfeit the game.you are not aloud to travel that is when your walking around without dribbling.fouls are called for the following situation…
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1954: The NBA adopts the shot clock. A team must attempt a shot within 24 seconds or lose possession. The shot clock is reset when the ball contacts the rim or backboard, or when the defensive team gains control of the ball. fun fact: the shot clock was introduced to increase game attendance and f…
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Answer Without a doubt, the three point shot.
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It was changed to 8 seconds a couple of years ago.
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Each coach gets three full and two 30-second time-outs. They can be used at any time in the game.For each overtime period, each team receives another full time-out.
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Contrary to what everyone believes, there is no "correct" way to shoot a basketball. This goes for left handed and right handed people. Whatever way works for you is the correct way. First, put your left foot slightly forward (ahead of your right) and make sure your feet are shoulder width apart. T…
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In the NBA, there is nothing significant about 10 team fouls. In college, 10 team fouls means that the opposing team gets to shoot 2 free throws every time they are fouled.
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An assists is when player A passes the ball to player B and player B shoots the ball and makes a basket, resulting in player A getting the assist. However, player B does not strictly have to shoot the ball immediately. Player B can take a small step or dribble to create space for himself and then sh…
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There are up to 15 players signed on a basketball team. Only 12 can be dressed and ready to play in games, however.
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10 feet from floor to rim is the standard for high school, college and pro ball. The hoop is often lower for younger kids. Usually 8 feet is the lowest for organized play. Again from floor to hoop. The net hangs below the hoop and there is no "official" height for it from my understanding. For al…
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Yes, in the 70's   1976 Three for two rule introduced to allow players fouled in the act of shooing to attempt a third fouls shot if either of the first two attempts miss.There was also a 2 for 1 rule during that time. All defensive fouls were awarded a free throw or free throws. If a one sho…
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The semi-circle is also known as the restricted zone. The circle signifies the line where players can and cannot pick up a charge. If someone is trying to pick up a charge and is standing inside the semi-circle (or closer to the basket), then they are inside the restricted zone and will not pick up …
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The bonus situation is when an NBA team has committed 4 fouls in a quarter. From that point on for the rest of the quarter, every foul will result in two free throws. In youth basketball or basketball where only halves are played, after one team has committed seven fouls, a foul results in a one-and…
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If an offensive team player stayed in the key-hole (painted area) for more than 3 seconds its called a 3 seconds violation. Ball awarded to the opposing team! In the NBA, there is also a defensive three second call. If a defensive player is in the painted area for three seconds while not guardi…
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As far as NBA rules go, yes. If a ball is touched after it has touched any part of the backboard above ring level, it is considered goaltending regardless of whether the ball is on its upward or downward flight. If the ball touches the backboard below ring level and is touched on its upward flight, …
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if they dont touch them its neither, but if they touch its a personalThe above answer is incorrect. It is a technical foul at all levels through college to face guard an opponent (except in the NBA which allows eye guarding).
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yes he can. when the ball touches the defender possesion switches over to the opposing team witch allows the player the ability to regain the ball and continue on dribbling. though the defender could steal that ball.WORD TO THE WISE: most basketball players will not turn their back on the ball, and …
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In Basketball, a shooting foul is a foul in the act of shooting, resulting in two free throws if you shot a two pointer, three free throws if you shot a three pointer, or one free throw if you made the shot. A forward pass is a regular pass to any one man. A bounce pass is a pass that you bounce t…
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A player only has up to five fouls from high school up to college, and the NBA allows six fouls before fouling out. A team; however, may foul as many times as they want, granted they have the players to do so. In my experience,only 5 fouls are allowed per basketball game. If you have 3, your coach…
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As far as I know it was invented in 1891 by Dr.James Naismith .He was the athletic direcyor of the YMCA at the time and needed to come up with an indoor winter game to help deal with unruly students.
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There is no official stat called HI. Some places use that to indicate the players Highest scoring total in a single game. For example, they may average 17 PPG (points per game) but under HI you could see 31 because in 1 game they scored 31 points.
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Team B shoots the free throws and they still have possession.
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Check out the link below for more information. Depending on how big the basketball court will be, the price could range anywhere from a few thousand to a hundred thousand dollars. The prices are generally set per tile, not per court (for example, a good quality basketball court is usually made out o…
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Dimensions of Basketball CourtsNBA 10 ft collage 10 ft high school 8 ft
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There are many, many people that play basketball, including elementary school kids, middle school kids, high school kids, college basketball players, NBA players, WNBA players, female players in schools, other countries, etc.
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The term "foul" is not well-enough defined to answer this question. There are free kick offenses that require touching and others that don't.
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If the person was on her knees at any point - yes, it is a travel. Signed, IAABO Certified Official
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Answer NBA = 23' 9" (22' in corner) NCAA = 19' 9" from the center of the hoop. From the wording of the NBA rule book: "d. The three-point field goal area has parallel lines 3' from the sidelines, extending from the baseline and an arc of 23'9" from the middle of the basket which intersect…
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During the course of play, as long as you reestablish legal position on the court prior to receiving the ball play continues without penalty.An inbounds play may be a different case. I believe you cannot be the first one to touch the inbounded ball if you go out of bounds to shake a defender.
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Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith's school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-ro…
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man yalll need to be back in schoolyall act like yall slow man yalll ppl dont no who im am do u i dont think u do so u betta get in for i knock ya dilley ok
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The opposing team shoots the technical foul free throw, then the player does whatever he would have done after he was fouled - either inbound the ball, or if the opposing team is in the penalty, shoot two free throws. Committing a technical foul does not nullify or offset the original foul.
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Yes. No matter what a player's intentions, if the ball goes through the hoop legally, it counts.
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Answer If the player controlling the ball touches the line with eirther his body or the ball, the play is ruled dead and possesion is turned over to the opposing team.
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The inside diameter of a regulation rim is 18 inches. A regulation NBA basketball is between 29 1/2 to 29 7/8 inches in circumference, equating to a diameter of 9.39 to 9.51 inches, or an average of 9.45 inches. Now is where simple math will tell you that they won't fit, but both are able to compres…
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1/2 inch thick by 42 inches high by 72 inches wide. The official backboard in the NBA measures 3.5 feet high and 6 feet wide. Usually, it is made from tempered glass or fiberglass. Somewhere at the middle part of the backboard is a rectangle, which is used primarily for making bank shots. It measu…
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According to the regulation hoop diameter is 18 inches (inside the rim). Other sizes are available for practice or games other than regulation basketball. Use a search engine to find "basketball" +"hoop diameter".
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Charging: when an offensive player runs into a defender who has established position; this is an offensive foul.**A defensive player does not have to be stationary to take a charge. he or she simply must have established a legal guarding position. The defense can move backward and sideways.**The ter…
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no. no way acctually it is perfectly leagal to do that. as long as your hands dont make contact with the player shooting, you can do it all game long. in fact it is a good stategy to use if you are contesting a shot from a taller player.   The first answer is correct. The second answer …
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Yes.  Dont know but you have been watching to much "water boy" lol  Yes, it is a field goal but it much touch the ground before it is kicked, in other words it isn't a punt, but the old bounce the ball off the field and kick it move, which can't be done with the current shaped football v…
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A goal scored is worth one point. Unlike some other sports (football, basketball, etc), there is only one method of scoring in a soccer match. These points should not be confused with the points used in league or tournament standings, usually 3 points given for a won match, 1 point for a drawn match…
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According to the NCAA - 327 TeamsThanks, CK
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The tank can be placed anywhere before the first fixtures, also make sure that it is easily accessible for repair.
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Points system on your license Each state determines how many points you can accumulate on your license before it is suspended. In the state of Georgia, for example, your license will be suspended if you accumulate 15 points within a 24-month period, or if you commit one or more of several different …
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Try reversing the flow. Try a "plumbers helper". A bulb type of a device with a garden hose attachment on one end and a nozzle on the other. Works with water pressure. You may have to have the lines blown out with, possibly, CO2. You need someone with experience on the latter.
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Write a letter to the organization. But it's highly unlikely they would accept a solicited donation.
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