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Vocab

Basketball terms

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            Sense Basketball is my favorite sport, I figured I’d do definition words for this game. 

 

Assist- The last pass to a teammate that directly leads to a field goal.Alive- When the ball leaves the hands of a shooter, passer, or legally tapped by a player.Break- Fast paced offense that’s rushing up the court after a missed shot or even a conversion.Charging- An offensive foul which occurs when a player runs into another player with established position.Foul- Actions by players which breaks the rules but are not floor violations.Guards- The two players who are the smallest on the court and runs the backcourt.Officials- The crew chief, referee and umpire who control the game.Period- Any quarter, half, or segment of the game.Perimeter- the area beyond the foul circle away from the basket, including 3-point line, from which players take long-range shots.

10. Possession- to be holding or in control of the ball.

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The Best Sports Speeches of All Time | Speech Quotes from Sports Heroes | AMOG

The Best Sports Speeches of All Time | Speech Quotes from Sports Heroes | AMOG | Sports; 1920s | Scoop.it
Athletes warm our hearts with their dedication and amazing performances. We honor the best sports thespians (speakers not hot girls) that we could remember.
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Up top are the seven most famous speeches by some of the most recognized and loved sports stars. Although these are different sports, they all shared the same hunger to be great at what they loved. Some are emotional, some are tough and cocky, and some are things that simply needed to be said. But they are all important in their own ways.

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The Fight of The Century

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Frazier, Ali; Fight of The Century; 1971. This was the first fight to become such a world wide event that it did. Two great fighters, with one holding the Heavyweight championship belt (Frazier), were going head to head in the ring infront of thousands of fans. Ali would go on to lose this fight. But even in losing, Ali had gained more than press and attention; he gained respect and pride.

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BaseballEvolution.com

BaseballEvolution.com | Sports; 1920s | Scoop.it

My other sites shared on the history of sports; particularly Baseball. So I thought I'd show a bit of a timeline of history. This is the evolution of Baseball.

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Sports In the 1920s

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This article brings it back all the way to the start. This is the full fledge history of sports in the 1920s. As you will read, when World War I ended in 1918 many young men in the United States longed for adventure and victory. Read this piece from James Chester Jackson who is deeply rooted in sports.

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Expression Through Sports

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American History

Sports in the 1920s

 

            The beginning of sports was important in a lot of different ways if looked at in different aspects. What we see in today’s world as a hobby, or something we do to have fun served a totally different purpose back in those days. Sports were used after WW1 as an answer. After the war, everything went back to normal; young men came to what little civilization they had left, and blacks went back to facing harsh realities of the world. For both, they were lost. Sports was an outlet that could allow them to have a purpose again. And sense African Americans were able to participate in sports, it gave another side of competition; even if it was sometimes overlooked by racism. In fact, in 1920, The Negro National League was formed, which was Baseball. Blacks wanted to play in the league but was frowned upon so much that the only real way they could enjoy the sport was to create their own league. Most weren’t noticed, but they had All Star talents. There was also the sport of horse racing which was called The Grand Prix de Paris horse. Which later, in 1920 also, had a name change to The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

 

            As short periods of time passed, more sports were becoming more popular due to records such as swimming, racing, and big events like The Winter Olympics. The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924. But it wasn’t till The Summer Olympics that Paavo Nurmi won five gold medals in Athletics. His sport was track and field, which obviously he dominated in. As I’ve stated before, sports were seen as an outlet of the harsh realities of society. Women were no exceptions. With their participation, there would be a Women's Olympic athletics and gymnastics segment held for the first time at the Summer Olympics in 1928. It was then that sports had made it clear that it would not fade away. Everyone that had a place in that piece of American History gave their sport so much of themselves, that those very sports are still around today. Without a doubt, if America didn’t open doors to everyone that was lost at the time, just imagine how lost we would be now. Imagine if there was no way to show expression. Believe it or not, sports plays a very big role in American History.

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2 1920s football games (Yankee Stadium, Army-Navy Polo Grounds)

From my grandparent's home movies. This appears to be at least two early football games in the 1920s; the first played at Yankee Stadium and the second, an A...
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This is actual footage from a Football game that took place in the 1920s. This game was the first one held at Yankee Stadium, ever! The game has had changes but for the most part it appears to look the same. It was a lot less padding but the players were a lot smaller as well. I guess the game itself didn't change much but the players did.

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The Evolution of Boxing

The Evolution of Boxing | Sports; 1920s | Scoop.it

Much like the article above, this is the evolution of boxing. This is the start of the sweet science!

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1920s Boxing | ProBoxing-Fans.com

1920s Boxing | ProBoxing-Fans.com | Sports; 1920s | Scoop.it
History of Boxing in the 1920’s One could say that the 1920’s signaled when boxing emerged from the stone ages.
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Famous Boxers of the 1920s

Famous Boxers of the 1920s | Sports; 1920s | Scoop.it

Boxing was a huge part of sports in the 1920s in America. This article tells more about famous boxers and their legacy that they've left behind. It also gives a background on boxing as a sport and digs deep in the roots of where it all began. There is a top 10 list of some of the most beloved fighters that did it. May their legacy grow stronger and live long.

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