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 basketball
On the professional and amateur leagues level, games are either played to four quarters of twelve minutes each, or two halves of twenty minutes.
In men's professional leagues, guards tend to be the smallest players, though they can occasionally be taller, such as Magic Johnson (6'9"/2.06 m) and Toni Kukoc (6'11"/2.11 m).
Forwards in the men's professional leagues are almost all 6'6" (1.98 m) or taller; the smallest centers are about 6'9" (2.06 m).
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 Wikinfo | Basketball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It is one of the most popular sports in the United States and is also reasonably popular in other parts of the world such as southern Europe and in the former Soviet Union.
Basketball is that rare sport that was invented, largely from scratch and with rules close to its present ones, by one man. Dr.
The sport has been part of the Olympic program since, and has been mostly dominated by the United States, who have so far won all but three titles - their first Olympic loss was in a controversial Olympic final in Munich in 1972 against the Soviet Union.
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 Learn more about List of reference tables in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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 Sports league - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sports league is an organization that exists to provide a regulated competition for a number of people to compete in a specific sport.
Sometimes a number of leagues are tied together in a hierarchical fashion; the best teams of one league may move to a higher league and the worst teams of a higher league may move to a lower league.
A league may be split into smaller groups, often called conferences or divisions; teams then compete to be the best in their division and/or conference while also trying to be the best in the league.
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 American football
A device suitable for professional teams has been developed, that provides for rapid cooling of small areas of skin where large blood vessels are near the surface, and is proposed as a means of cooling the blood quickly without evoking the reflex of isolating the body surface from the core.
George Carlin has monologized at length on its contrasts with baseball, which is traditionally called "the American pastime": Football is about "ground control" and played on a "gridiron" of exact dimensions, while baseball is about "going home", and played in "parks" that are all different from one another, and so on.
In the decade of the 2000s, the increasing economic stakes in sports, changed attitudes outside football regarding acceptable behaviour towards women, and the perception of uncontrolled use of steroids, all have played a part in an increase in public concern about football's role.
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 Basketball - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
It is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and is also popular in other parts of the world, including South America, Europe, Asia, and the former Soviet republics.
Basketball is unusual in that it was invented by one man, rather than evolving from a different sport.
College leagues date back to the 1920s, and the first national championship tournament, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in New York, followed in 1938.
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 Wikinfo | American football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
American football, known in the United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that rewards players' speed, agility, skill, tactics, and brute strength as they run and throw a ball, and block, tackle, and outrun each other, trying to force the ball further into their opponent's territory and ultimately into the endzone.
The minor Arena Football League (1987-present) plays an indoor adaptation of American football, at a faster pace, on a smaller field with no built-in sidelines -- the edges of the grid are coincident with padded walls similar to those found in a baseball outfield.
However, rugby league does have a similar system where each side is allowed to be tackled six times while in possession before surrendering possession (see the entry for rugby league for an explanation of the play-the-ball and the limited tackles rule).
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 More on basketball -
Basketball is a ball sport in which, under organized rules, two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop.
If a player commits five fouls (including technical fouls) in one game (in a league where a game consists of four twelve-minute periods, including the NBA, six fouls), he is not allowed to participate for the rest of the game, and is described as having "fouled out".
Forwards in the men's professional leagues are almost all 2 meters (6 ft 6 in) or taller.
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 American football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Outside of the United States and Canada, the sport is referred to as American football or sometimes Grid-iron football to differentiate it from soccer, a sport that it does not resemble.
In the NFL Europe league, Field Goals over 50 yards (measured as the distance from the point where the ball is kicked to the end line) attract 4 points.
However, rugby leagues do have a similar system where each side is allowed to be tackled six times while in possession before surrendering possession (see the entry for rugby league for an explanation of the play-the-ball and the limited tackles rule).
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 ipedia.com: American football Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Like most team sports (and individual sports in the context of a meet like the Olympics), American football is often seen as a metaphor for war.
Professional leagues that no longer exist include the World Football League (WFL,1974-75), the United States Football League (USFL,1983-1985), the XFL (XFL,2001), the All-America Football Conference (1946-1949), the World League of American Football (WLAF,1991-1993-now NFL Europe), and, the American Football League (AFL,1960-1969).
However, rugby league does have a similar system where each side is allowed to be tackled five times while in possession (see the entry for rugby league for an explanation of the play-the-ball and the limited tackles rule).
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 NHL News and Links - bac-Community Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
The league had also expanded into the United States with the Boston Bruins in the 1924-25 season, the New York Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1925-26 season and the New York Rangers, Detroit Cougars (now known as the Red Wings), and the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1926-27 season.
The league vowed to install what it dubbed "cost certainty" for its teams, but the National Hockey League Players Association countered that the move was little more than a euphemism for a salary cap, which the union initially said it would not accept.
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 Arnold Online - Sports
Some leagues are setting themselves up for major trouble by not doing more to put all their teams on a more-or-less equal financial footing.
NBA - 29 NBA.COM - The grand-daddy of all basketball leagues.
NBDL 8 - nbdl.com - This is the NBA's developmental league.
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 Lists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
This is a list of reference tables, similar to the collection of reference tables found at the back of almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias (or an index of them, if they're scattered throughout the work).
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 Top20basketball.com - Your Top20 Guide for Basketball!
It is one of the "major sports" of the United States, and is also popular in other parts of the world, including South America, Europe, Asia, and some former Soviet republics.
Currently, the tallest NBA players are Shawn Bradley and Yao Ming, both listed at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in), although Yao has been recently reported to be 2.30 m barefoot and 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) in basketball shoes.
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 Court TV Online - P E O P L E - Bad News Boys Are athletes above the law?
Matt Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, concurs with the decision to prosecute athletes for actions that go beyond what is normally expected during the course of a game.
According to Steven Sugarman, a sports law expert at University of California-Berkeley’s Boalt Hall Law School, there are actions that occur during the course of the game that are crimes, but it is not clear they should be prosecuted.
Players in all the sports leagues are receiving lengthier suspensions and steeper financial penalties for egregious conduct.
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List of defunct sports leagues Australia Football (soccer) Anglo-Australian Football Association Queensland British Football Association South Australia...
List of dental schools in the U.S. This List of dental schools in the U.S. includes major academic institutions in the U.S. that award advanced professional degrees in the field of dentistry.
This list consists of Major League Baseball players, both past and current, who have a biographic article (members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are noted with a β)...
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 Qwika - similar:Athens,_Maine
This is a list of current and defunct leagues of American football.
The Continental Football League was an American football league played in North America from 1965 through 1969.
It had hoped to be the "major force" in professional football outside of the National Football League and American Football League.
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 Indy Leagues Graveyard - Defunct Independent Baseball Leagues
Indy Leagues Graveyard is an archive of information and images about defunct independent baseball leagues and teams in existing leagues that folded from 1994 to the present.
The Archives section (currently under construction) will feature league and team memorabilia images (including baseball cards, equipment, and jerseys) as well as team photos and snapshots taken by the players themselves and their families.
All league and team logos presented on the site are used for educational and historical purposes and belong to individual copyright and/or trademark owners.
www.indyleaguesgraveyard.com   (373 words)

  
 DenverPost.com - An Alaskan pipeline to the big leagues
During the seven weeks of league play, most people use their spare time to binge on 24-hour sunlight in Alaska's stupendous wild country - hiking, camping or sinking a line into gargantuan salmon runs as often as possible before winter banishes almost all light from the sky.
The league traces its roots to the Goldpanners, founded in the early 1960s by Red Boucher, a telecommunications whiz who later served as Fairbanks mayor and Alaska's first elected lieutenant governor.
From early June to late July, players are exposed to the brutal schedule and travel conditions they would face in the minor leagues, playing a game a day, sometimes just hours after the 360-mile bus ride between Anchorage and Fairbanks.
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In a household, clothes hangers are the single one item that you own the most of, yet no one can name even one brand?
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 List of defunct sports leagues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maritime Professional Hockey League (MPHL 1910-15) - aka Interprovincal Hockey League, and Eastern Professional Hockey League
American Association (20th century) minor league (1902-1962 and 1969-1997)
North American Pro Sports Teams- Lists every imaginable league that has operated in Canada and / or the United States.
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 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The eight-team league, which plays a 126-game split schedule that ends in mid-September, was also celebrating the major league debuts of a pair of players who spent their 2000 seasons in its midst: Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Puffer and Chicago Cubs second baseman Bobby Hill.
Though it's the newest of the five established independent leagues, the league has already gained the reputation as the league for "homeless veterans" to showcase themselves.
This year's familiar Atlantic League names include: outfielder Lance Johnson, who was leading the league in hitting, infielder Chad Fonville and pitcher Mel Rojas of the Nashua Pride and outfielder Patrick Lennon of the Long Island Ducks.
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 Legend continues for Blairsville sandlot team - PittsburghLIVE.com
Over the years, the Colts also have amassed eight local league championships and witnessed half a dozen former players graduate to the minor leagues of professional ball.
Five years later, the league was revived, and the Colts rejoined in 1969.
On the strength of Esposito's solid pitching staff, the Colts won the league championship and, for the first time, went on to win the grand championship title in the playoffs.
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 Athletic insurance American football, more information about American football
American football, known in the United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic.
It is one of the more physically demanding sports, with a great deal of physical contact occurring on each play, and requiring rare athletic talent.
Since the 1990s, football has surpassed baseball as the most popular spectator sport in the U.S. The 32-team National Football League (NFL) is the most popular professional league.
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 Norcalfella Unfiltered - FOX Sports Blogs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
All of them were on my list of 27 bloggers to scout for the NGS II so this is no surprise to me. MeanDovine has recently stated his lack of interest in winning the NGS, and The_Dan is still working on the residency issues.
This list encompasses the top 16 bloggers from a popularity standpoint who have not yet been given a chance to compete for the NGS title.
At the time his entry into the sport was so feared that elite starting pitcher Randy “The Big Unit” Johnson, then with the Seattle Mariners was quoted as saying, “He had better tie his Air Jordans real tight if I pitch to him.
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 Sports Business Simulations,Inc.
The Sports Lawyers Association is a non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement, and ethical practice of sports law.
The Women's Sports Foundation is a nonprofit corporation which promotes and advances the cause of women's sports and women in the sports industry.
Sports and Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
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 Whitecaps hope to write some new history in USL final against Rochester
The Rhinos, who will be playing in the sixth final in their 11-year history, defeated the Charleston Battery 1-0 in the other semifinal.
Rochester is looking to win its fourth league title and has history on its side.
Vancouver won the old North American Soccer League title in 1979 and took the now defunct Canadian Soccer League championship four times between 1988 and 1992.
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