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American football

American football

/ɐmˈɛɹɪkən fˈʊtbɔːl/
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a sport played by two teams of 11 players who carry, throw, or kick an oval ball on a rectangular field
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The H aliade-X has a rotor diameter that's longer than two American football fields placed end-to-end.

Others are more elongated, shaped like cigars or American footballs.

They play American football.

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baseball

baseball

/ˈbeɪsˈbɔɫ/
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a game played with a bat and ball by two teams of 9 players who try to hit the ball and then run around four bases before the other team can return the ball
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The baseball team kids call him Coach Wilson.

Eleven-year-old Shawn is playing baseball.

And my father was a baseball local, a baseball umpire in Brooklyn.

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basketball

basketball

/ˈbæskətˌbɔɫ/
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a type of sport played between two teams of 5 players, who try to win points by throwing a ball through a net hanging from a ring
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And here's Barack Obama, who didn't even start for his high-school basketball team.

The Houston Rockets' very first logo featured a player wearing a rocket pack while twirling a basketball.

The Jordan brand became a sneaker giant, and MJ became the greatest player in basketball history.

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to catch

to catch

/ˈkætʃ/
verb
to stop and hold an object that is moving through the air by hands
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When you catch a big fish, it becomes food for your dinner.

While women searched for available fruits or roots, men hunted for wild animals or caught fish.

Rain filled lakes and rivers where they could obtain water to drink and catch fish to eat.

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fan

fan

/ˈfæn/
noun
someone who has a strong admiration or interest for someone or something; a person who admires someone or something
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They are very aware of the applause of their fans.

He's not my biggest fan as a disabled woman and bisexual woman.

I was a really big fan of "Miss Independent" and "Since You've Been Gone".

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field

field

/ˈfiɫd/
noun
a piece of land used for playing a game or sport on
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Evidence comes from three fields: archaeology, pollen analysis, and paleontology.

It was a picture of horses in a field.

It was a picture of horses in a field.

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hockey

hockey

/ˈhɑki/
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a game played by two teams of eleven players on grass or a field, using long sticks to put a hard ball in the opposite team's goal
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This north star pays tribute to the Minnesota North Stars, the state's first hockey team in the NHL.

It's hockey.

Let's say you have a hockey puck sitting on a perfectly frictionless ice rink.

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to kick

to kick

/ˈkɪk/
verb
to hit or strike with the foot, usually the ball in sports such as soccer
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He kicked it too hard, and it broke the window of a house and fell inside.

I screamed and kicked as she held me. '

That's what it's like for disabled people where you kick us around.

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to score

to score

/ˈskɔɹ/
verb
to gain a point, goal, etc. in a game, competition, or sport
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That's more goals than any team has ever scored in a game in the history of the World Cup.

It's also more goals than the US men's team has scored in every World Cup since 2006 combined.

It went to penalty kicks, and Brandi Chastain scored the last goal, beating China 5 to 4.

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table tennis

table tennis

/tˈeɪbəl tˈɛnᵻs/
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a game similar to tennis, but played on a table by two or four players who hit a small ball to each other across a net
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Do you refer to this game as table tennis, ping pong or whiff whaff?

It's the table tennis district.

Let's imagine that I have a bump to the head and lose my ability to play table tennis.

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court

court

/ˈkɔɹt/
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an area where people can play basketball, tennis, etc.
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The gavel that judges rap to convene court and maintain order is another such symbol of authority.

Those are very good qualities to have when you step up to the witness stand in a court of law.

Soon after that Horner told the court angrily: 'You've got the wrong man.

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half-time

half-time

/ˈhæfˌtaɪm/
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a short break between two halves of a game or match
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It's a half-time commitment.

And Bolton scored twice to enter half-time up two-one.

Okay so like the mail is the half-time show.

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qualification

qualification

/ˌkwɑɫəfəˈkeɪʃən/
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a skill or personal quality that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity
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SHINI: I’m Dr. Shini Somara, a mechanical engineer and fluid dynamicist by qualification.

Anyway, as with Congress, the Constitution lays out certain qualifications for the presidency.

Dolphins is a big qualification on board.

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rugby

rugby

/ˈɹəɡbi/
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a game played by two teams of thirteen or fifteen players, who kick or carry an oval ball over the other team’s line to score points
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The Scots play rugby football too, and it is an important sport in Scotland.

255 players were drafted from college and one player instead was playing professional rugby in Australia.

And rugby is sort of like a religion in New Zealand.

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racket

racket

/ˈɹækɪt/
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an object with a handle, an oval frame and a tightly fixed net, used for hitting the ball in sports such as badminton, tennis, etc.
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An ace is a successful serve that the opponent's racket cannot reach and therefore doesn't return.

Williams argued with the umpire and slammed her racket on the ground during a match.

<i>“This is a racket.

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to attack

to attack

/əˈtæk/
verb
(in sports) to go forward and make an attempt to score a goal or point against an opponent
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The Rocs begin to attack the ship with big stones.

Just then, pirates attack the ship.

nless you come back to Syria immediately, I'll attack you!

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referee

referee

/ˌɹɛfɝˈi/
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an official who is in charge of a game, making sure the rules are obeyed by the players
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Referees never sit down.

- My name is Zach Zarba and I'm a 15 year NBA referee.

I think as a referee you never want to fall for a flop.

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defense

defense

/dɪˈfɛns/
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(in sports) the players who try to not allow the opposing team to score; the position or role of these players on the field
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It was the defense attorney's turn.

but she deleted her original defense, screenshots.

Use offense when you need to and defense when you need to.

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helmet

helmet

/ˈhɛɫmət/
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a hard hat worn by soldiers, bikers, etc. for protection
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Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body.

They're instructed to remove their helmet.

I was the cheerleader, you know, I wore my boots and my helmet.

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pitch

pitch

/ˈpɪtʃ/
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a flat ground prepared and marked for playing particular sports, such as soccer
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The answer to these questions requires some insight into how humans perceive pitch.

What we perceive as pitch is a mental image of those vibrations.

The human ear and brain have limits and cannot assign a pitch to all frequencies of vibration.

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to shoot

to shoot

/ˈʃut/
verb
to try to score points in a ball game by kicking, hitting, or throwing the ball
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Has that silly man really shot himself?'

Go behind that wall and shoot yourself with it!'

But at night, fiery sparks shoot out, Father!'

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area

area

/ˈɛɹiə/
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a part of a space or structure that is used for a specific purpose
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CSIs might even vacuum the entire area to collect tiny samples.

The map had 27 areas.

Governments can also create sea reserves, areas where fishing is temporarily banned until the fish population increases.

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base

base

/ˈbeɪs/
noun
(baseball) any of the four stations that the runner must reach to score a run
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Shawn walks toward first base.

So, now, I just care about my base

The black material that we have on here is the base layer that seals up the aircraft.

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batter

batter

/ˈbætɝ/
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(in baseball) the player who tries to hit the ball with a bat
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This is just normal brownie batter.

Yo, this batter is mega thick, all caps, three Cs, spaces in between each one.

I have batter left over, should I try making shapes?

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bowler

bowler

/ˈboʊɫɝ/
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(cricket) a player who throws the ball to the batsman
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Here's your bowler shirt.

There, he found a pair of baggy trousers, a bowler hat, and a cane.

Okay, Link, you've proven yourself to be the best bowler in our league.

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to defend

to defend

/dɪˈfɛnd/
verb
(in sports) to prevent an opponent from scoring a goal or point
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Finally, in the context of a battle, uniforms become symbols of the nation the soldiers are defending.

You have been accused, and you must have the chance to defend yourself.'

And this is not me trying to really defend Trump in any way.

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foul

foul

/ˈfaʊɫ/
noun
an act in a sport that is against the rules and is not allowed
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Trapped in the corner, Durant was expecting a foul that didn't come.

A foul is called.

And picked up his sixth foul, so he's out.

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penalty

penalty

/ˈpɛnəɫti/
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(in games and sports) a disadvantage that a team or player is given for violating a rule
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While the loser is sent to the penalty box.

The loser reports to the penalty box...

Happily, you can borrow from your 401(k) without penalties right now.

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umpire

umpire

/ˈəmˌpaɪɝ/
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an official who is in charge of a game and makes sure players obey the rules in sports such as tennis, baseball, and cricket
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And my father was a baseball local, a baseball umpire in Brooklyn.

Williams argued with the umpire and slammed her racket on the ground during a match.

She said her actions were due to her feeling that the umpire was unfairly penalizing her with his calls.

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to tackle

to tackle

/ˈtækəɫ/
verb
to try to take the ball from the players of the other team, usually by forcing them down, in sports such as football or rugby
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Have you considered tackling the design problems with the feature?"

So, that's an issue that I've been needing to tackle so hard.

First, they tackled that delivery system.

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