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With the summer coming, the club will be operating at a slower pace over the next few weeks. This does not mean that we will not eagerly await your questions!

Posted at 8:00 AM

A matter of time

When broadcasting tennis matches on TV, I would like to know why the stopwatch does not display the time given for the service on the screen. Is it because the referee is not obligated to take action if the time has passed? It would be interesting to see this data. Sports that have stopwatches and where the referee rages, such as basketball, for the offense, and American football, for the confrontation, do so.

Stephen Monarch

Reply from Nicholas Richard

It’s hard to see why the stopwatch’s intent to calculate the players time remaining before serving doesn’t appear at all times on the screen. Perhaps the lack of space in the bezel or the lack of a dedicated camera for this watch only. However, it is often highlighted when players who are known to take their time in the service, such as Rafael Nadal.

Usually, when a player has not served after the allotted time of 30 seconds, the referee gives a first warning. Then, for each offense, the player forfeits the first serve. However, since off hours have been in effect – for just over three years – we’ve come to realize that the stewards are too lenient. Often, it is the opposing player who makes the accusations in this sense. The referees don’t want to interfere too much during the match and sometimes leave one, two, or three seconds extra. It should also be noted that the majority of players respect the clock.

From doping…to golf?

I love watching golf on TV. Have there been cases of doping in golf? Could Tiger Woods have been left out for taking painkillers to relieve his leg bruising?

Andre Coffer

Reply from Nicholas Richard

It is true that cases of doping in the golf world and in the PGA are fairly rare. However, the PGA and the American Golf Association (USGA) are very strict about the use of drugs and doping products. The USGA revised its anti-doping policy in 2017. Use of some medications is permitted, but must be approved by a physician. When players like Tiger Woods use analgesics, depending on the substances injected, they must be approved by a doctor and the USGA. There were fewer than a dozen cases of stimulant in PGA. The most well-known case is that of Vijay Singh, who was suspended for three months in 2013 after admitting to taking a banned substance made up of growth hormones.

Why shoot first?

I wonder why the home team always chooses, in penalties, to shoot first. Personally, I prefer shooting in second place.

John Dufresne

Reply from Simon-Olivier Lorange

There are actually two schools of thought, mainly philosophical. We will try to take the initiative quickly to force the opponent to respond, or we will give ourselves a chance to equalize if we conceded the first goal. Now there is a mathematical explanation. Since shooting began in 2005-2006, shooters have scored roughly one goal out of every three. So the value of the first target increases, because the next shooter has a two in three chance of getting lost. Having said that, having the selection does not win matches, because for 17 years, the home team and the visiting team have divided matches almost equally in penalties, with a hidden advantage (50.7% vs. 49, 3%) in the club down the road.

CapFri Friendly to the rescue

I would like to know what is the difference, in reference sites like CapFri Friendly, between files hit the cap and theAAVbecause recruits often AAV Very variable. For example, fileAAV from Cole Caufield $1,308,333 (hit the cap $880,833) and a Nik Suzuki is $1,325,833 (hit the cap from $863,333).

Pascal Turcotte

Reply from Guillaume Lefrancois

The hit the cap It takes into account only the base salary plus commitment bonuses (“Signature Bonuses”). L ‘AAV (Means Average annual value, i.e. average annual value) adds performance-related bonuses to this account. These bonuses mainly apply to two types of contracts: entry-level contracts (such as Suzuki and Caufield contracts) and so-called contracts with a term of 35 years and more. Zdeno Chara, for example, has a file hit the cap 750 thousand dollars, but a AAV $1.5 million. Thus, these two numbers make it possible to distinguish between the amounts that a player is guaranteed to get and those that he can get as a reward if he reaches some plateau. These bonuses are credited to the team’s salary account. However, there is a mechanism in the collective agreement that makes it possible to defer the following season’s bonuses that result in the team exceeding the ceiling.

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