Anonymous asked in SportsOther - Sports · 7 years ago

Professional sports question?

watching NHL playoffs- it occurs to me that a hockey period could conceivably play non-stop in its entirety

no goals, no puck stoppages because of any penalties or plays that put the puck out of play...

on the contrary, football for instance has to 'stop' when the ball changes possession - unless I suppose there was just 15 minutes of fumbling the ball I guess?

do all sports allow for continuous play?

in the fumble example, football even allows for the possibility of continuous play

tennis could play indefinitely if there is an infinite volley... and volleyball...

1 Answer

  • 7 years ago
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    Soccer stops but the clock keeps running. At the end of the 90 minute mark however many minutes the game was stopped is put into overtime.

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