All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. In the entertainment sense, it is used to describe the cast of a movie in which most of the speaking parts, even relatively minor ones, are played by motion picture stars who are generally associated with leading or major supporting roles. Obviously this practice is limited to large-budget, "epic" pictures, an outstanding example of which would be the original 1962 motion picture version (not the later television version) of How the West Was Won. ...more on Wikipedia about "All-star"
Amateurism is the philosophy that elevates things done without self-interest above things done for pay, especially with regard to sports which require participants to be amateurs. A zealously guarded ideal in the 19th century, it faced steady decline throughout the 20th century and is now held to by few organisations, even if they maintain the word " Amateur" in their titles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amateurism"
An athlete is a person who has above average physical skills ( strength, agility, and endurance) and is thus suitable for physical activities, in particular, contests. An ancient Greek word for "contest" was athlos, and those competing in the games were called athletes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Athlete"
: For the term attacker in computer security, see adversary. ...more on Wikipedia about "Attacker"
The "audience wave" (also called a Mexican wave, or simply "the wave") is a phenomenon that commonly occurs in the audiences of sporting events, and sometimes in other large crowds. A wave is a coordinated sequence of actions taken by the audience members in which a group of spectators lying along a radial line extending outward from the sport field all stand up and raise their arms, then return to a normal seated posture again as the neighboring group of spectators takes their turn to stand up. ...more on Wikipedia about "Audience wave"
The Australian punting glossary explains some of the terms, jargon and slang which are commonly used and heard on Australian racecourses, in TAB’s, on radio, and in the horse racing media. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian punting glossary"
Away game is a sports term commonly associated with team sports such as football, baseball, and basketball. ...more on Wikipedia about "Away game"
When someone with limited experience achieves better than expected results it referred to as beginner's luck. The term is most often used in reference to a first attempt in sport or gambling. For example, if Mike beats veteran golf player Joe in his first game, Joe might attribute this to beginner's luck. Beginner's luck is also be applicable to non-sporting activities. For example, if Susan takes first prize in her first ever baking contest, she might have had beginner's luck. The term is also used when no skill whatsoever is involved such as a first-time slot machine player winning the jackpot. ...more on Wikipedia about "Beginner's luck"
"Bonk" is a jargon term used by endurance athletes, primarily cyclists, to describe a condition when athlete's glycogen stores in the liver and muscles are depleted, resulting in a major performance drop. The term can be used both as a noun ( "hitting the bonk" ) and a verb ( "to bonk halfway through the race" ). This condition is also known to long-distance (marathon) runners, who usually refer to it as "hitting the wall". ...more on Wikipedia about "Bonk (condition)"
A bounce, also called a no-stride, is a fence sometimes found on the cross-country course of eventing. It is also very commonly used in grid-work or gymnastics. It consists of two fences placed close together so the horse can not take a full stride between them, but not so close that the horse would jump both fences at once. The horse "bounces" between the two jumps, landing with his front legs before immediately taking off with his hind legs. The distance between the two usually is 7-8 feet for small ponies, 9 feet for large ponies or small horses, and 9.5 to 11 feet for horses. A bounce (or several can be used in a row for more advanced horses) teaches the horse good balance, to push off with his hind end, and to fold his front end well. It can also be used to slow down a speedy horse, as a horse can not go flying over a bounce (he will knock a rail) as he could with a single jump. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bounce (jump)"
(Box score) * DNP, a code indicating "Did Not Play". Generally, an explanation of why the player did not play follows, such as "Injury", "Coach's Decision", etc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Box score"
A bracket is the diagrammatic representation of the series of games played during a tournament, named as such because it appears to be a large number of interconnected (punctuational) brackets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bracket (tournament)"
A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bronze medal"
A bye is when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing. This often happens if the number of entrants into the competition is not an exponent of two (i.e. not 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.), thus resulting in an odd number at some point. In large tournaments, sometimes the best-ranked players or teams get a bye in the first few rounds, to allow them to start after a few rounds already passed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bye" The Ultimate www.shortopedia.com Machine.
Meaning " quarries" in Castilian Spanish, canteras are youth training facilities used by sports organizations. Most notable of these are the football clubs of the Spanish Primera División. Players trained in the cantera frequently go on to play for the club. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cantera"
A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap (meaning an item of headgear) to every player in an international match, however, the act of awarding a cap is now international. The practice was first approved on May 10, 1886 for Association Football, after a proposal made by N. L. Jackson, an Old Corinthian: ...more on Wikipedia about "Cap (sport)"
In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. This role has been particularly important during eras and situations in which coaches have been precluded by the rules from interacting with players on the field, or coaching from the sidelines, while the game is in progress. Depending on the sport, team captains may be given the responsibility of interacting with game officials regarding application and interpretation of the rules. ...more on Wikipedia about "Captain (sports)"
In sports, carbohydrate loading, also known as carbo-loading, is a strategy employed by endurance athletes such as marathon runners to maximize the storage of glycogen in the muscles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carbohydrate loading"
Cardio is the medical term used to reference the heart. From Greek kardia: heart. The greek spelling using k is the reason for the usage of K in EKG ( electrocardiogram). ...more on Wikipedia about "Cardio"
In sports, an individual athlete, or, more commonly, an athletic team collectively, is often said to have choked when failing to win a tournament or league championship and if certain other criteria are also met, especially if the player or team had been favored to win, or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of an event. The usage of the word "choke" in this sense is generally treated as slang. ...more on Wikipedia about "Choke (sports)"
In sports, a Cinderella refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected, any of them are lower seeds during tournaments or playoffs. Cinderellas tend to gain much media and fan attention as they move closer to the championship game at the end of the tournament. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cinderella (sports)"
A circle of death tie is a tie that occurs in round robin competitions when the records of three competitors are identical except that the head-to-head record of all three is 1-1 (i.e. one win and one loss). ...more on Wikipedia about "Circle of death"
Club Seating is a special section of seating in modern sports stadiums. They are exposed to the elements, as opposed to luxury boxes. They are bought on a contract basis. Club seating allows access to special restaurants and resting areas of the stadium that are off limits to regular ticket holders. Emirates Stadium in London has a complete tier of club seating. ...more on Wikipedia about "Club seating"
Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analagous official in the private sector (e.g. the highest executive position of many North American sports leagues). ...more on Wikipedia about "Commissioner"
In many sports, a competition number is used to identify competitors taking part. For example runners in a race will wear a prominent competition number so that they may be clearly identified from a distance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Competition number"
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