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  • 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
  • n  a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  • n  a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
  • n  a small arch used as croquet equipment
  • n  horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
  • v  bind or fasten with a hoop

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

  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - The Celina Record
  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - FOX 41 Louisville
  • 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

  • Robert Carlyle in BBC News
    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."
  • Tom Freston in Guardian Unlimited
    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.
  • Kyle Petty in FOXSports.com
    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."

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