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If the ball enters the thrower’s own goal directly from a throw-in, the referee must award a corner kick.
The ball is not dead because it touches an official who is inbounds, or because of a signal by an official other than a whistle.
A competitor shall have twenty-five (25) seconds to start his or her delivery, once the lane courtesy requirement has been satisfied.
No player shall intentionally discolor or damage the ball by rubbing it with soil, rosin, paraffin, licorice, sand-paper, emery-paper or other foreign substance.
If a player substitutes a ball when not permitted to do so under the Rules, that substituted ball is not a wrong ball; it becomes the ball in play.
The Libero is allowed to replace any player in a back row position.
A player who falls to the floor while holding the ball, or while coming to a stop, may not gain an advantage by sliding.
The adversary must forestall play if he observes that the striker is about to play a half-bisque or bisque before his turn has ended.
If the ball hits the striker (without interference) the striker loses the rally and the Marker shall call 'Not up.'
A mount showing vice, or not under proper control, shall be removed from the game.
A goal may be scored by any part of the body except the clenched fist. A goal may be scored by dribbling the ball into the goal.
A double-minor penalty will be imposed on a player who attempts to butt-end an opponent.
For the teams’ shoot-off there shall be one butt per team.
The striker is out Stumped if all the conditions of (a) above are satisfied, even though a decision of Run out would be justified.
Competitors are always put on guard, whether at the beginning of the bout or subsequently, in the centre of the width of the piste.
The skip, or the vice-skip when it is the skip's turn to deliver, is in charge of the house.
A break is a number of pots in successive strokes made in any one turn by a player during a frame.
If the ball is blown behind the half way line and goes directly into touch, the lineout is at the place where it went into touch.
The expedite system shall not be introduced in a game if at least 18 points have been scored.
If it is demonstrated that the receiver is not ready, the service cannot be called a fault.
In the Twisting and Armstand groups the fourth digit shall indicate the number of half twists being performed.
The tips of the feathers shall lie on a circle with a diameter from 58 mm to 68 mm.
If there is no referee, shooter may ask partner to check the close disc.
The referee is required to wear a red wristband on his left arm, and a blue wristband on his right arm.
The ball shall be considered in player possession when that player can perform any of the normal functions of control, such as carrying, cradling, passing or shooting.
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Mar 7th, 2013 at 19:08 GMT
The rugby clue is a bit misleading if we don't know it relates to the kick-off. In open play the lineout is at the place where the ball goes into touch only if the phase of play is in the kicking team's 22.
Mar 8th, 2013 at 13:58 GMT
I thought that was a great game! Even though I don't know all the rules to all the sports, in several cases I was able to figure it out because of the good rule snippet that you chose. Well done!
Mar 8th, 2013 at 15:17 GMT
Thanks a lot, @skuban; that's exactly what I was going for. I wouldn't expect anyone to know most of these rules offhand (I certainly didn't), so my goal was to select quotes that people could reason out based on terminology, equipment, or other clues.
Mar 9th, 2013 at 01:40 GMT
I second skuban, you did an excellent job of picking out rule/sport combinations that could be deduced logically. Excellent!
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