Sports

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This is The Riga Marathon 2013. Credit: Alma Pater.

Sports are activities involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

Generally, all sports may be played by men, women, and children.

Football[edit]

Vince Young of the Texas Longhorns heads for the end zone in the 2005 Big 12 Championship Game. Credit: Johntex.
This is an ovoid ball as used in American football. Credit: Torsten Bolten.

Def. "a game in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory"[1] is called football, or American football.

In American football, as shown in the image on the right, a player may often carry the ovoid ball such as the one shown on the left into the end, or end zone, of the other team's territory.

Futbol[edit]

This is a photograph from the UEFA-Women's Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam. Credit: David Herrmann.
This is a futbol, soccer, or association football. Credit: Christopher Bruno.

Def. "a game in which two teams each contend to get a round ball into the other team's goal primarily by kicking the ball"[1] is called football, futbol, or association football.

In the image Conny Pohlers (in red at the far left just entering the frame) follows-up on a pass before members of the opposing team (in white) may intercept.

On the left is an example of a futbol.

Tennis[edit]

Shahar Peer (bottom) vs. Anna Chakvetadze are at the 2007 US Open. Credit: Alexisrael.
Tennis ball is held in hand during 2011 Japan Open. Credit: Christopher Johnson.

Def. a "sport played by two players (or four in doubles), who alternately strike the ball over a net using racquets"[2] is called tennis.

Shahar Peer (bottom) rallies with Anna Chakvetadze during the 2007 US Open, in the image on the right.

On the left is a tennis ball used at the 2011 Japan Open.

Volleyball[edit]

Members of U.S. Armed Forces Women's Volleyball team block an Italian player from scoring during the 3rd Military World Games held in Catania, Sicily. Credit: U.S Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Terry Spain.
This is a Mikasa VLS200 beach volleyball. Credit: Thue and Amada44.

Def. a "game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net"[3] is called volleyball.

On the right, members of U.S. Armed Forces Women's Volleyball team block an Italian player from scoring during the 3rd Military World Games held in Catania, Sicily.

On the left is an example of a volleyball used in playing beach volleyball.

Hypotheses[edit]

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  1. Many long-time sports have become dominated in some instances by taller and taller players at the expense of shorter but equally skilled players. Accordingly, modifications to these sports may create entertaining and engaging sports that are less height restrictive.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "football, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  2. "tennis, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  3. TheDaveRoss (25 April 2005). "volleyball, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 

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