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2009-06-14 18:20:16

International tennis officials are considering whether to make unseemly on-court grunting an offense serious enough to warrant match-altering penalties. The Sunday Times of London reported that some say persistent grunters are hurting the sport. Already, officials can award a point against grunting players if they are deemed to have hindered an opponent. Now the International Tennis Federation is considering whether to make noise hindrance part of its code of conduct. If the federation moves...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.