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  • n  an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  • n  the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
  • n  (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
  • n  a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances
    a good sport
    a poor sport
  • n  someone who engages in sports
  • n  (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  • n  verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    he said it in sport
  • v  wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    she was sporting a new hat
  • v  play boisterously

  • In victory as in defeat, Russia keeps sports humming.
  • When Runner Glenn Cunningham first made sport headlines in 1931, the world's record for a mile on foot was 4 min.
  • Horse racing is a sport which interests two highly divergent types of people.
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  • Brian France in The Associated Press
    The big design is to have playoff-type moments that only can be, in any sport, created when there's a lot on the line at any one moment, right? That's what the essence of Game 7s, eliminations, and all that are,France said. "What we're...
  • Lance Armstrong in The Associated Press
    There's not 10 guys at the front who care about racing, there's 100 guys. It's very different,Armstrong said. "I can't control that. The sport is going to evolve, and it's our job to evolve with it and to adapt."
  • John Higgins in Sky News
    In a statement, Higgins said: "Those who know me are aware of my love for snooker and that I would never do anything to damage the integrity of the sport I love."

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