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Sports Lingo

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Camilla Mae Libunao

on 26 September 2013

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Reporters: Concepcion | Libunao | Santos
Sports lingo is the collection of
terminology (or is used very
differently) outside the sport.
Sports announcing has a world of its own. It is alive and ever transforming. Slam Dunk, fifty years ago was an unknown term, now it is a business.
It is a lively way of telling the events, in a way the spectators would also be part of the game.
Sometimes it is an overreaction because audiences' imaginations are very hard to tickle.
Kobe Serving Up the Facial
Trap: soccer, football, basketball
Center: basketball, football, hockey
Pocket: baseball, football
Different Word Meanings
Sports analogies have also infiltrated the nonsports culture
Quarterback (football): to lead
Hit a foul ball (baseball: to make mistake
Throw a curve ball (baseball): attempt to trick someone
Kick off (football): begin
Others: K.O. (boxing), slam dunk (basketball), bull's eye (archery), ace (badminton), home run (baseball), hacker (tennis)
Sports language of letters with symbolism
A: assist (basketball)
C: catcher (baseball)
D: defense (basketball)
G: goaltender (hockey)
T: technical foul (basketball)
V: victory (all sports)
JV: Junior varsity
Even numbers can tell
23 | 24 | 6 | 18 | 1 | 3
Nicknames have power
Black Mamba
MJ, Air Jordan
The Living Legend
Sign Language in Sports
Sports commentators are on the cutting
edge of linguistic evolution
They like to use words that really do exist but in ways that have nothing to do with their actual definitions
the state or quality of being physical
the state or quality of being a super-duper tough guy
Impact Player
used to describe an athlete whose presence influences a game
impact in not an adjective, it's a noun and a verb
Linguistic Gymnastics: Sports Lingo for the Grammatically Impaired by Paul Caputo
Radwanska storms back to win Korea Open
SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) - Polish top seed Agnieszka Radwanska rallied from a set down to win the Korea Open at her first attempt on Sunday, edging out Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-4. An epic first set accounted for half of the two and three-quarter hours the players spent on court, with Pavlyuchenkova fighting back from 3-0 down and saving four set points before triumphing in the tie break. But Radwanska showed why she is ranked number four in the world, soaring back in the second set to take the first three games an then tie up the match 6-3. The deciding set went with serve for the first nine games, before Radwanska sneaked a final break to close out the math and take the title.
Radwanska, kampeon sa Korea Open
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Humabol mula sa pagkalaglag ng isang set ang top-seed na si Agnieszka Radwanska upang talunin si Anastasia Pavluchenkova, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4, at maibulsa ang titulo sa Korea Open noong Linggo.

Nakatama ng limang ace si Radwanska at kinuha ang advantage sa 10 double-faults ng thirs-seeded Russian player upang manalo sa laban na tumagal ng 2 oras at 45 minuto sa Olympic Park tennis stadium.
Yahoo! Sports
Pound-for-pound, he's the best fighter in the world.
A driver's no good without a pit crew.
Get in the hole!
There's a quarterback controversy on this team.
They can score from anywhere on the ice.
They're making a living behind the 3-point arc.
His fastball is really working for him.
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