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2011-09-11 07:00:00

PowerGame used as flooring for FIBA 3x3 World Championships Rimini, Italy (PRWEB) September 11, 2011 Sport Court® has been selected as the playing surface for the first ever FIBA 3x3 Youth World Championships to be played September 9-11 in Italy. Sport Court's PowerGameâ“ž¢ surface was chosen after extensive field observations by FIBA, recognizing Sport Courtâs completion of over 100,000 projects since 1974. Sport Court has been a member of the...

2010-10-26 07:20:00

FRISCO, Texas, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Men and women alike now have an "ace in the hole" when it comes to their safety. People have been using NoFoulPlay.com to protect themselves from foul play. In the case of an emergency, the site contacts the member's selected recipients should foul play occur. This technology allows the member to deliver alerts containing vital information such as personal documents, photographs, videos and digital diaries that is of importance to their contacts...

2006-04-28 19:13:07

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miami Heat forward James Posey has been suspended one game without pay for knocking Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich to the floor, the NBA announced Friday. Posey was slapped with a Flagrant Foul Penalty Two for the incident, which occurred with 3:15 remaining in the fourth period of the Bulls' 109-90 win over the visiting Heat on Thursday. Miami leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series 2-1. The 6ft-8in, 220-pound Posey will miss Game Four...

2006-03-21 08:36:15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal has been fined $5,000 for a flagrant foul against Chicago forward Andres Nocioni. The foul occurred with 2:23 remaining in the second period of the Heat's 85-84 win over the Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday. O'Neal was hit with a flagrant foul penalty one for the infraction. This was upgraded to flagrant foul penalty two, NBA senior vice president Stu Jackson announced Monday. Elsewhere in the NBA, the...


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2010-12-01 22:22:27

Basketball, a team sport, is a game where two teams of five try to score by shooting a ball through the top of a hoop. It is one of the most popular sports in the world. The hoop is 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard. Field goals score two points or three points if they score outside of the three-point line. The winner is the team with the most points at the end of the game; if there is a tie then the game goes into overtime. If any rules are broken they are...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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