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The history of sports teaches us a great deal about the changing society and about the nature of sport itself. It shows how society has transformed its practices and beliefs, thereby leading to changes in the rules in sports.


Oklahoma, Miami, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland and Florida are the only schools to accomplish this feat. Several other teams have come close only to lose the championship game.UCLA has never won a baseball championship and USC has never won a basketball championship.  …
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In the United States, the most popular sport in 1960s was baseball. Obviously, the answer would be different for each country; but it would make the answer unworkable to attempt to list each and create a great many disgruntled 'differing' people!
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%REPLIES% Answer Basketball is fun and exciting to play because theres always action that takes place out on the baaketball court.There are times it can be challenging and rough.There must be 5 players on the court at all times.There are four 8 minute quarters. Answer That is a subjective q…
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The Boston Red Sox baseball team came back from 3-0 to defeat the New York Yankees in the AL Championship series in 2004, 4 games to 3. The 1974-75 New York Islanders came back from a 3-0 deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the series, and almost did it again against the Philadelphia Flye…
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Because the ball is shot into a net. -Also, because the first hoop was a peach basket- hence 'basket'ball.A Canadian doctor, Dr. Naismith , first had the idea to create a game that would fill gymnasiums during wintertime. After long and deep thoughts, he found this principle: two teams must throw a …
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A player only has up to five fouls from high school up to college, and the NBA allows six fouls before fouling out. A team; however, may foul as many times as they want, granted they have the players to do so. In my experience,only 5 fouls are allowed per basketball game. If you have 3, your coach…
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The opposing team shoots the technical foul free throw, then the player does whatever he would have done after he was fouled - either inbound the ball, or if the opposing team is in the penalty, shoot two free throws. Committing a technical foul does not nullify or offset the original foul.
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Origin of football: Football was invented in 1863 in England. The Football association was created to organize Football in England and other countries were encouraged to have their own football associations. There are other versions of football, (American - Gridiron), (Australian - Aussie Rules), …
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Miami has hosted the most (10 Super Bowls). New Orleans has hosted nine.
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Introduction: To answer the question fully it is important to define what football is and understand how it has evolved. One common assumption is that the word 'football' describes the kicking action of the foot against the ball. This is etymologically incorrect. The word 'football' is from the Engl…
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So, we have the goalkeeper, he must save the goal. The defense (4 players normally) consists in two lateral defenders (right and left) that must both defend and help the attack, and two central defenders, who have the sole mission to disarm their opponents. Then we have the wingers, in my opinion th…
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Wrestling, boxing, all-in fighting (pan kration), running, javelin throwing, discus, horse racing.
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The last summer Olympic games were held in Beijing, China in 2008.
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Answer I think the original question related to to original Olympic games, while question 1 address the pentathlon of the Moderen Era. I believe the pentathlon events of the original Olympiad in Greece included wrestling, javlin throw, discus throw, running, and the fifth I cannot recall at this …
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south Africa South Africa was banned from the Olympics (starting in 1964) but they were allowed back starting with the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona after their citizens voted to ban apartheid.
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Some notable players who wore #6...BASEBALL - Stan Musial (Cardinals), Al Kaline (Tigers), Tony Oliva (Twins)BASKETBALL - Julius Erving (76ers), Bill Russell (Celtics)  charlie whitehurst - quarterback of the clemson tigersTony Adams - legendary centerback for the English football side, Arsena…
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Walter Camp was born on April 7, 1859.
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easy look it up on answers.com  Answer: Whatever you found could be the subject of great controversy anyway, as there are quite widely differing figures on many of these claims concerning inter-country "popularity" of various sports, and who, even, engages the various sports within certain of…
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Without a doubt, the most watched sport in the world is soccer.
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The first surfboards were constructed out of a light wood. Possibly made out of Balsa, a light wood that was also used for fishing boats.
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What kind of question is that?AnswerWhen the Referee blows his whistle to start the game.
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Answer Has it been 4? I can only think of Chicago and NYC. Answer We can add Boston (New England) Answer The fourth city is probably Los Angeles. Though the city no longer hosts an NFL franchise, the Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII while in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have won the World Series. …
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The New Zealand All Blacks. Over the 110 years of international test matches, the All Blacks have won over 75% of their matches. Only 5 countries have beaten the All Blacks since 1903.
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South Africa 213 (49.4 overs) Australia-213(49.2 overs).Australia went to the final because of higher net run rate and won over Pakistan in the final to win wc 1999. Australia made 213(49.2) overs and South africa made 213(49.4) overs.Australia progressed to the final because they finished higher in…
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Soccer was a sport played since ancient times, not dated. Aboriginal followers first played a game similair to soccar. But since Europe men had taken over they aborignal treaty they had learned that game and name it foot ball which became football
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Basketball Terminology Backcourt violation - when the offensive team moves the ball past the half-court line then moves the ball back behind that same lineBlock - when the opposite team swats the ball away from you while attempting a shot Defense - the team without the ballDouble-dribble - when a …
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Yes, there are photos of him using batrite's
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Esake is the Greek basketball association . http://www.esake.gr/index.php
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Answer The history of "the wave" is an object of some controversy, but it appears to have started in Canada in 1980, gained momentum in the United States, and then became a global phenomenon at th 1986 World Cup in Mexico. See the Related Question for more details.
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Softball started in Chicago on Thanksgiving day in 1887. From there popularity spread throughout the United States. Pretty soon it spread to the world as well.
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Answer Polynesian islanders used surfboards hundreds of years ago, some of them went on to move to Hawaii where the sport develoed further and was introduced to the western world.
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Assuming it is a standard grade and not a Goldline or Renaissance Medalist. Assuming you have a standard in absolute mint condition and all of the accessories, $900-$1100 depending on year of manufacture. 1962 would be on the upper end of value. If you have questions on what grade you have please ca…
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Milo of Kroton An athlete who became a legend at the ancient Greek Olympics was Milo of Kroton. A wrestler, Milo wore the winner's laurel wreath six times. Milo continued to practice the sport till he was well over 40 years old. He enjoyed displaying his strength. He would clasp a pomegranate in his…
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James Naismith was 78 years old when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage on November 28, 1939 (birthdate November 6, 1861).
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According to a 2010 survey the Top Ten Spectator (keyword) sports in the world by fan count are: #1--Football (soccer), approximately 3.5 billion fans. #2--Cricket, approximately 2.5 billion fans. #3--Tennis, approximately 2.2 billion fans. #4--Basketball, approximately 2 billion fans. #5--Motor…
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According to a 2010 survey the most watched (keyword) sport in the world by fan count is: #1--Football (soccer), approximately 3.5 billion fans.
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According to a 2010 survey the most watched Spectator (keywords) sport in the world by fan count is: #1--Football (soccer), approximately 3.5 billion fans.
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Early B-Ball A form of basketball called pogo or something. How far back does it go. Soccer goes back as far as 1006 BC. But an even older sport is wrestling it dates back to when the cave man would wrestle for the leader of the tribe and is also dated before the Romans and Aztecs it isint be bal…
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Origins of Lacrosse Lacrosse was started by the iriqious first nations people in mikehawk and was used as war game. Answer Lacrosse was invented by the Native Americans using sticks and a skull as the ball it was played as a spiritual game that was said to please the creator. one with b in fr…
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I have the same rifle and have found values between $200.00 - $1,200.00 American $ depending on the condition.
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Dances originating in Spain Dancing is a form of sport so therefore the Paso Doble is a sport that originated in Spain. it is based on the man being the matador (bull fighter) and the woman being the cape or the bull, sometimes she can be a matador as well. Another dance originating from Spain thoug…
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Olympic Firsts The first Olympics were held in Greece more than 2,500 years ago. In 776 b.c. they featured just one event
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he was a wrestler
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According to ancient texts and paintings found in caves found in Lascaux, France and Bayankhongor Province of Mongolia depict that wrestling is the oldest sport. It is believed that wrestling as a sport existed even 17,300 years ago.
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According to library.thinkquest.org: " Bob Cousy was definitely one of the greatest players in the 1950's. He was born on August 9, 1928. Cousy grew up to play in the NBA for the Boston Celtics from 1950-1963. He was one of the best guards the game ever saw. During his career, Bob Cousy led his team…
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George Hancock George Hancock was born on March 6, 1906. How? softball was invented in 1887! he had to of been born before that??
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This article has been extracted from Ivention Help (http://www.invention-help.com/innovations/invention-of-softball.htm)The game of softball was invented in Chicago in 1887 by George Hancock.On a windy day in November, George Hancock was at the Farragut Boat Club along with a group of Harvard and Ya…
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Big slabs of wood.Redwood http://poppaddleboards.com/blog
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Answer england
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some games that are simalar to soccer has been played in roman times but then it fully originated in england Penis eaters!!!Cock sucking hors
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they were wrestler and javlion throw
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The first professional basketball player was Harry Lew in 1902. Howard University became the first college with a basketball program in 1908. All the players on that team were the first.
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Cricket was invented by Australians in the 17th century.
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The Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay fight on February 25, 1964, was not broadcast or televised in the UK. It took place at the Convention Hall in Miami Beach, Florida.
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1891 In 1891 while at a physical fitness training course at the new YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts Dr. James Naismith tacked up a peach basket 10 feet up on a poll and invented the game of Basketball. They transformed old dance halls into basketball courts.
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football is a famous game because its a game that gets your eyes stuck to it
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The Iraqi fired missiles at Us war planes in the 'No-fly" zone and US officials warned of possible escalated retaliation. Joanne Dru, movie actress died at age 74.
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Wiffle ball was invented in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1953.
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yes they just a a man set the 100m record Jamaica's Major National Sports 6/7/07: Typical of our culture, the sports played in Jamaica is also diverse. We play most of the sports of the Commonwealth, the Americas, and of course, those we acquired from our many peoples. Despite this variety, …
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George Hancock was born on March 6, 1846 in Gregorington, Virgina he died in a conew on August 12, 1956
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Philippe Bozon is the most famous French hockey player. He participated in four Olympic tournaments and another 12 IIHF World Championships, where he averaged just over one point per game. He also became the first Frenchman to play in the NHL, playing 163 games with St. Louis from 1992-95. In the Fr…
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if your 5-sonic if your considered wise enough-me...........yea!!!!!!!!!!!
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Answer Some NFL players: Darryl Henly (41 year sentence in 1996), Rae Carruth (18-24 years in 2001), Maurice Clarett (7.5 years in 2006), Travis Henry, Dante Stalworth (house arrest), Ryan Leaf (out on bond). NHL Player Mike Danton is in prison for trying to kill his agent. Urgeth Urbina a baseba…
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Answer Soccer may have ordinated from Italy or Mexico or Brazil because they all play the most soccer I ever seen but most likely it was Italy.
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James Naismith invented basketball in 1891.
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Wrigley Field was built in 1914. The Cubs didn't move in until 1916.
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They took place in Olympia, Greece.
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Lance Armstrong changed our lives today because he helped raise so much money for the cancer awareness and made people believe that they can get through cancer and they can be strong.
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Nope. Clemente almost did. The closest I have ever see was Sosa's Home Run that hit the Camera Booth in center field and that ball was at least 30 feet from the Scoreboard. Although no batted baseball has ever been hit from homeplate off of the center field scoreboard, it is not true that NO ball h…
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As far as MLB as we know it today it was Jackie Robinson with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But in 1884, Moses Walker played 42 games with Toledo of the American Association, which was considered a major league at the time. And the Negro League, which was formed in 1920, was also considered a major …
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Pull My Finger Funny thing. As I am reading this question I am watching the 1992 movie "The Babe" staring John Goodman. the scene when he is attending a "High society" party. He asks the hostess to pull his finger and passes wind. I would not say that the beer drinking, hot dog eating Babe Ruth c…
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he invented basketball because he wanted another sport. Also they wanted another game to be played in the winter time.
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Robby Madison chad reed and more
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to keep people excercised and healthy.
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1939of a major braiin hemmorage
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George Hancock
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the real Madrid was invented during 1865-1914. yo fuy el inventor de tee
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he invented it by using a peach basket
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well in terms of the number of people watching on tv and playing it it is number 2 in the world. Soccer being number one. In terms of money generated it is third. Behind Soccer and American football.
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The highest paid sports person in the world is golfing great Tiger Woods with annual earnings of 110 million including endorsements. He is closing in on earning over 1 billion dollars from his 13 year career.
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The olympic flame is always first lit in the ancient Greek city of Olympia, where the games originate from. This year - 2012 it was lit in the ancient Greek city on May 2012 and was then taken across the country and finally handed over to the British officials, for the London 2012 Games, in the Gree…
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A tendon injury in his right foreleg is what happened to Scat Daddy [b. May 11, 2004 during the 2007 Kentucky Derby. He placed 18th in 133rd running of the world-famous thoroughbred race. He finished the race with bruises and cuts. A month later, in June 2007, he was retired from his racing career.
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Larry Doby - 575 feet at Griffith Stadium 1950
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The rocky movies do not take their inspiration from the legendary Rocky Marciano, although the main character is named Rocky in honor of the former champ, although the characters real name is Robert. The inspiration for the film came when actor/writer Sylvester Stallone saw a televised bout between …
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Soccer did not start with a specific team. It goes back in history along time ago when people would take pigs stomachs and use them as balls. An early version of soccer was popular among the pioneers.
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The Yankees
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