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  • Base Ball
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    The Birth of Baseball Baseball. The American Pastime. A true love of mine and of many Americans. The game's objective is to outscore your opponent by having more baserunners come across the final of four bases, called home plate. It's ironic in a way. The more these athletes 'go home,' the more successful they are. There is a reward in a 'walk' and batters can be among the game's greats by failing seven out of 10 times. Although baseball is usually traced to the mid-19th century, games involving...
  • Your Own Bowling Game
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    Specific Purpose: I want my audience to know how they can improve their bowling scores the next time they go out on a Friday night. Organizational Pattern: Informative Intended Audience: Comm 101 class Introduction I. Attention-Getting Device: How many of you guys think that you are the world's worst bowler? I bet you didn't know that the lowest game ever bowled by a man on ABC men's league is two. Mike Kappa, of Racine, Wisconsin, accomplished his outrageous score by throwing 18 gutter balls. H...
  • Field Lacrosse Game Of Non Native Women
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    Lacrosse is one of many varieties of stick ball games being played by American Indians when Europeans began coming to America. Almost totally a male team sport, it is different from the others, like field hockey or roller hockey, by the use of a netted racquet with which to pick the ball off the ground, catch and throw it into or past a goal to score a point. The rules of lacrosse are simply that the ball, with few exceptions, can not be touched with the hands. Early info on lacrosse, from missi...
  • Ball Towards The End Zone
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    October 7, 2004 The Game The game had been a strenuous battle from the very second that the whistle blew. In every play each one of us had put forth all of the effort and energy that we contained. Now, with only seconds left remaining in the forth quarter we trailed 14 to 17. Yet, hope still remained. After a fumble recovery, my team was awarded the ball at the 50 yard line. The time left on the clock allowed us for one more play to win the game. Looking around at the players in the huddle not o...
  • Playing Softball
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    Softball is a sport that is known throughout the United States and the world. Softball originated on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago in 1887. The game was actually said to have begun as an indoor game. Softball was started by a group of men who had gathered at a club to watch the Harvard vs. Yale football game. When the news came that Yale had defeated Harvard, 17-8, one Yale supporter, overcome with enthusiasm, picked up an old boxing glove and threw it at a nearby Harvard alumni, who promptly trie...
  • Ball In The Net With Two Seconds
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    The Big Game This was the day of my big game, the day where we had to win this lacrosse game. If we didn't win this game, we would get knocked out of the playoffs. If we didn't beat Dedham, our season would be over. I woke up and got dressed for the game, I put on my shorts, gathered all my equipment, and made a game plan for the big game. I thought to myself, "I need to play the best game of my life and never quit". I went downstairs and heard a car honking outside. I went to the door, put on m...
  • Player's Side Of The Table
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    Table tennis is played on thick wooden or composite wood, plastic and even metal varieties table. The surface of the table should have a mat finish and it is usually dark green or blue. The table is 274 cm in length, 152.5 cm in width, and 76 cm in height. The table is divided by the net into two courts. The net is 15.25-cm height and extends 15.25 cm beyond each side of the table. The racket consists of two parts: the rubbers and the blade. There are a lot of different kinds of rubbers and blad...
  • Game Like Basketball
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    History of Basketball Who is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball? His name is Dr. James Naismith, he was born in 1861 in Almonte, Ontario. Most people wonder were a young man would think of a game like basketball. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a 'duck' off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naism...
  • Game Of Nine Ball
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    Billiards. J. Broch u English period 3 2-16-97 The history of billiards begins in the fourteenth century. The game was invented in Europe, but there was a conflict as to what country. The French believed that the English invented the game, but at the same time, the English thought the French did. In the end, a French billiards specialist found evidence that the game originated in France about the fourteenth century. The word 'billiard' is derived from two French words, 'billiard' and 'bill'. The...
  • Play Tournament Nine Ball People
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    How to Play Tournament Nine-ball People may think that spending eight dollars on a tournament is a waste of money. Every Sunday I go to Miller time Billiards and enter a nine-ball tournament. I never go in thinking that I'm going to win at least my entry fee back, although it would be nice. On the other hand, I always go in knowing that I will walk out understanding more about the game then the night before. The tournament starts at 7: 30 p. m., but the entry fee must be paid before that. After ...
  • Ace On Game Point
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    Have you ever struggled mightily for something and succeeded? What made you successful? I looked in their faces and knew mine mirrored theirs. I didn't want it to, but it did. Just ten minutes ago, we all were so jubilant. We were so sure we were going to win. We had all wanted it for so long, but we finally felt is as our destiny just a few moments ago. But as our opponent threw the ball in the air, I knew she was just about to serve another ace. However, when the ball landed three feet in fron...
  • Naismith Ball
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    THE CREATION OF BASKETBALL Unlike other sports whose beginnings are a little bit indefinite Basketball is the creation of one Canadian named James A. Naismith. James A. Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario in Nov 6 1861. Orphaned at age 8, Naismith returned to Almonte High School at age 20 to complete his education. After high school he attended McGill University. Naismith showed lots of talent in athletics and was voted the university top all-around athlete twice in a row. Today he is still kn...
  • Magnavox Video Game Patent
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    While it is as far from the eventual commercial video game systems that come later as a walk in the park is to a walk on the moon, a physicist trying to make the public tour of his lab a little more exciting to bored visitors designs what some consider as a precursor video game system in 1958. Working at Brookhaven National Laboratory, a US nuclear research lab in Upton, New York, William A. Higinbotham notices that people attending the annual autumn open houses, which are held to show the publi...
  • Good Ball Player
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    How to play Basketball Im sure you all have played the game got basketball at sometime but today Im going to tell you a few tips of the game. Do maybe you can become a better player. Basketball is a fun sport but to be good you have to be able to shoot, pass and dribble. In order to score points you have to get the ball in the basket. You can do this by shooting the ball. When you make a shot that is inside the three point line weather its a dunk, lay up or jump shot its worth 2 points. The long...
  • Ball In Jai Alai
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    Jai alai means merry festival in the Basque language. It is known for the name Pelota (ball) in Spain. A dispute exists where as to where the game originated. Some people think that Hernando Cortez learned that early Aztecs had played it long before he invaded Mexico and that he carried the idea back to Andalusia, Spain. Other historians say jai alai is just a game of handball, with variations supplied by the Basques. They started with the bare hand, progressed to a flat bat, a short basket, and...
  • Object Balls Into The Pockets
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    Billiards evolved from a lawn game like croquet, which was played in the 15th century in Northern Europe and in France. The word billiard comes from either "bill art", a wooden stick or "bill", a ball. Until recently was dominated by men. Women weren t wanted in a room where pool was taking place. Now women are as much experts about pool as men. Today there are enough good women pool players that women have formed their own organization, the WPB A. It's hard for women to play billiards and devel...
  • Possession Of The Ball Players
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    Health and Physical Education The Curriculum In Action Teaching For Effective Learning Years 3-8 Introduction This book supports the implementation of Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum by providing teachers with ideas for planning units of work to meet the identified needs of students. Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU) suggests ways in which teachers can foster tactical awareness and skill instruction within the Physical Activity key are of learning. Although the ...
  • Pupil In The Middle Gets The Ball
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    Unit Plan Activity Key Stage Year No. of Lessons Lesson Duration Netball Key stage 3 7 10 70 mins Previous Learning Experience Unit Aims (plus Literacy, Numeracy, Key Skills and Citizenship) Past experiences of invasion games at Key Stage 2 from feeder primary schools. Basic K + U of the rules used in invasion games. To increase pupils knowledge, skills and understanding of the principles of invasion games. To give the pupils knowledge and understanding of the rules used in the specific activiti...
  • My Last Game In Pony Baseball
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    ANALYSIS OF BASEBALL It's about Ball fits the ball, mitt, but the bat not all and the mitt. the time. Ball hits 5 Sometimes 35 bat, or it ball gets hit hits mitt. (pow) when bat Bat doesn't meets it, hit ball, bat and sails meets it. 10 to a place 40 Ball bounces where mitt off bat, flies has to quit air, or thuds in disgrace. ground (dud) That's about or it 15 the bases 45 fits mitt. loaded, about 40,000 Bat waits fans exploded. for ball to mate. It's about Ball hates 20 the ball, 50 to take ba...
  • Original Game Of Billiards
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    Billiards is billiards Billiards Billiards is a game played on a rectangular table half as wide as it is long. There are several games that can be played with a variation of three to twenty-one balls. Tables may also have either no pockets or up to six pockets. 1) The definition of billiards is any of various games played on a rectangular table with a designated number of small balls and a long stick called a cue. (web) 2) Pool originated in the 14th century from a croquet like game played on gr...

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