Professional boxing

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Professional boxing match between Luis Ramon Campas and Amin Asikainen Professional bouts are far longer than Olympic bouts (ranging from four to twelve rounds), headgear is not permitted, and boxers are generally allowed to take much more punishment before a … Read More

Shooting in basketball

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Player releases a short jump shot, while her defender is either knocked down, or trying to “take a charge.” Shooting is the act of attempting to score points throwing the ball through the basket. While methods can vary with players … Read More

Batters and runners in baseball

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A batter squares to bunt, moving his hands up the barrel of the bat to increase his control and deaden the ball on impact. The ultimate goal of the team at bat is to score runs. To accomplish this feat, … Read More

Cricket

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A cricket match in progress. The lighter strip is the cricket pitch. The men wearing black trousers on the far right are the umpires. Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players on each side. It … Read More

Positions and structures in basketball

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Basketball positions in the offensive zone Although the rules do not specify any positions whatsoever, they have evolved as part of basketball. During the first five decades of basketball’s evolution, two guards, two forwards, and one center were used. Since … Read More

Fielding team in baseball

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The squad in the field is the defensive team; they attempt to prevent the baserunners from scoring. There are nine defensive positions, however, only two of the positions have a mandatory location (pitcher and catcher), the locations of the other … Read More

Great tennis players

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Great Players Numerous great players played in the days before tennis’s Open era, many of whom are unknown by modern sports fans. Among them, chronologically, are: “Big Bill” Tilden – winner of 21 amateur Grand Slam titles, 7 consecutive Davis … Read More

Olympic boxing

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Olympic (or Amateur) boxing is found at the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games. Olympic boxing prizes point scoring rather than physical damage or knockouts. Bouts comprise four rounds of two minutes in Olympic and Commonwealth and three rounds of two … Read More

Basketball rules and regulations

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Measurements and time limits discussed in this section often vary among tournaments and organizations; international and NBA rules are used in this section. The object of the game is to outscore one’s opponents by throwing the ball through the opponents’ … Read More

Baseball Gameplay

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A simplified version of the rules of baseball is at simplified baseball rules. The complete Official Rules can be found www.mlb.com, the official web site of Major League Baseball in the United States. General structure Baseball is played between two … Read More

History of tennis

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Tennis has a long history (deriving from the ‘jeu de paume’), but its establishment as the modern sport can be dated to two separate roots. In 1856, Alex Ryden, a solicitor, and his friend Batista Pereira, a Spanish merchant, who … Read More

Origins of boxing

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Earliest evidence suggests that boxing was prevalent in North Africa during 4000 BC and the Mediterranean in 1500 BC. A Greek ruler named Thesus, who ruled around 900 B.C., was entertained by men who would be seated in front of … Read More

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