hoops hoops  /ˈhups/


  • (n) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop



  1. A few years ago, adults began picking up hula hoops for fitness.
  2. PTI's Sean Gregory shoots hoops with the Cleveland Cavalier superstar, who promises the US Olympic basketball team will take the gold in Beijing.
  3. Obama spokesman Gibbs says the injury from shooting hoops is nothing serious.


  1. CES students raise funds for Jump Rope, Hoops for Heart

    Emily Hill / Staff photo – Celina Elementary School kindergarteners lead the way in jump roping. More than $5,000 was raised by Celina Elementary School students for its 15th annual participation in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Celina Record

  2. COLLEGE HOOPS NOTEBOOK | Pitino pumped, Poythress positioned, Crean 'cookie'd'

    WDRB's weekly college basketball notebook brings more than 2,000 words of notes of all kinds on Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana and Western Kentucky hoops, and more.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX 41 Louisville

  3. Coach Greenberg revives hoops career in Israel

    Coach Greenberg revives hoops career in Israel Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:50 am, Thursday, June 13, 2013 HAIFA, Israel (AP) — When Maccabi Haifa takes the floor for the Israeli national championship Thursday night, the guy on the bench will be none other than Brad ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle


  1. But Carlyle, who also starred in The Beach, said "For me personally, I would jump through hoops of fire backwards for Danny Boyle. I would do Porno tomorrow for nothing."
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: Robert Carlyle Source: BBC News

  2. "Children with special education needs have a right, without jumping through hoops, to attend schools capable of providing them with an education that accommodates their individual needs regardless of their family's financial means," Freston wrote.
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Tom Freston Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "This is not shooting hoops. This is not hitting a fastball," veteran driver Kyle Petty said. "This is life and death. In a sport like this, everything should be black and white. Everything should be off limits."
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Kyle Petty Source: FOXSports.com

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