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Adolph Frederick Rupp (September 2, 1901 – December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball.
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In basketball, an air ball is a shot that misses both the rim and the backboard.
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Alabama State University, founded 1867, is a historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama.
The All American Red Heads was one of the first professional women's basketball teams.
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is a non-profit amateur sports organization based in the United States.
Amer Sports Corporation (formerly Amer-Yhtymä Oyj) is a Finnish headquartered sporting goods company with brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor.
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The original American Basketball Association (ABA) was a major-league professional basketball league founded in 1967.
The ABA–NBA merger was the merger of the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which after multiple attempts over several years occurred in 1976.
The American Basketball League, often abbreviated to the ABL of 1996 was an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States.
The American Physical Education Association (APEA), previously known as American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education, is an American association, founded in 1885 to support gymnastics education.
Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and pioneering college coach in multiple sports, primarily American football.
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Andrew Michael Bogut (born 28 November 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Andrew Barry Casson Gaze, AM (born 24 July 1965) is an Australian former professional basketball player.
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The Argentina national basketball team represents Argentina in basketball international competitions, and is controlled by the Argentine Basketball Federation.
Arvydas Romas Sabonis (born December 19, 1964) is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman.
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Asian people or Asiatic peopleUnited States National Library of Medicine.
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Athens (Αθήνα, Athína,; Ἀθῆναι, Athēnai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
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The Australian women's national basketball team is the women's basketball team representing Australia in FIBA international competitions.
Raimondas Šarūnas Marčiulionis (born June 13, 1964) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player.
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Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete who achieved most success in golf, basketball and track and field.
A backboard is a piece of basketball equipment.
A football, soccer ball, or association football ball is the ball used in the sport of association football.
Ball games, or ball sports, are any form of game or sport which feature a ball as part of play.
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In athletics terminology, barnstorming refers to sports teams or individual athletes that travel to various locations, usually small towns, to stage exhibition matches.
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A basketball is a spherical inflated ball used in a game of basketball.
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The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was a professional basketball league in North America, founded in 1946.
Basketball contests at the 1972 Summer Olympics took place at Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle in Munich, Germany from August 27 to September 9.
Basketball contests at the 2008 Olympic Games were held from August 9, 2008 to August 24, 2008.
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held from 28 July to 12 August 2012.
Basketball at the Summer Olympics has been a sport for men consistently since 1936.
In basketball, the basketball court is the playing surface, consisting of a rectangular floor with tiles at either end.
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Basketball moves are generally individual actions used by players in basketball to pass by defenders to gain access to the basket or to get a clean pass to a teammate to score a two pointer or three pointer.
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The Basketball National League is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in South Africa.
Traditionally, the three basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams were the guards, forwards, and the center.
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Statistics in basketball are kept to evaluate a player's or a team's performance.
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Beach Basketball is a modified version of basketball, played on beaches.
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William Felton "Bill" Russell (born February 12, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player.
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Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes termed pansexuality. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women, and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, which are each parts of the heterosexual–homosexual continuum.
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Black people is a term used in certain countries, often in socially based systems of racial classification or of ethnicity, to describe persons who are perceived to be dark-skinned compared to other given populations.
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Robert Joseph "Bob" Cousy (born August 9, 1928) is a retired American professional basketball player.
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The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Brazil women's national basketball team is the official women's basketball team for Brazil.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka,, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
Bryn Mawr College (Welsh) is a women's liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, a community in Lower Merion Township, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia.
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The California Golden Bears women's basketball team is the women's college basketball team of the University of California, Berkeley.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada, comprising the majority of degree-granting universities in the country.
Canadians (Canadiens) are the people who are identified with the country of Canada.
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Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia.
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Carrying, also colloquially referred to as palming, is a violation in the game of basketball.
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The center, also known as the five or the big man, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game and is commonly abbreviated "C".
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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
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Christopher John "Chris" Anstey (born 1 January 1975) is an Australian former professional basketball player.
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The circulatory system, also called the cardiovascular system, is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients (such as amino acids and electrolytes), oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormones, and blood cells to and from the cells in the body to provide nourishment and help in fighting diseases, stabilize temperature and pH, and maintain homeostasis.
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Clara Gregory Baer (August 27, 1863–January 19, 1938) was an American physical education instructor and women's sports pioneer.
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The history of basketball is traced back to a YMCA International Training School, known today as Springfield College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
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Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
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The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) was a professional men's basketball minor league in the United States.
Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko, in both of those languages) was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
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Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.
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David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association.
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Deaf basketball is basketball played by deaf people.
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Detlef Schrempf (born January 21, 1963) is a German-American retired professional basketball player.
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Diana Lorena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia.
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Dirk Werner Nowitzki (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these.
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Disabled sports also adaptive sports or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities.
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Donkey basketball is a variation on the standard game of basketball, played on a standard basketball court, but in which the players ride donkeys.
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An Illegal dribble (incorrectly identified in common wording as a double dribble) in basketball occurs when a player dribbles with two hands simultaneously.
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A dowel is a solid cylindrical rod, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal.
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Dražen Petrović (October 22, 1964 – June 7, 1993) was a Croatian professional basketball player.
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Duck on a Rock is a medieval children’s game.
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Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta.
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The Edmonton Grads were a Canadian women's basketball team.
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In sports, an ejection (also known as dismissal, sending-off, or disqualification) is the removal of a participant from a contest due to a violation of the sport's rules.
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ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share).
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An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience.
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The EuroGames are a LGBT sporting event in Europe, hosted by license of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation and organised by one or more of the federation's member clubs.
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The International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA, FIBA World, or FIBA International, from its French name Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball, is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball.
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The FIBA 3x3 World Championships is the largest tournament for 3x3 Basketball.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup, also known as the FIBA World Cup of Basketball or simply the FIBA World Cup, between 1950 and 2010 known as the FIBA World Championship, is an international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body.
The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, formerly known as the FIBA World Championship for Women (also called the Basketball World Championship for Women), is a world basketball tournament for women's national teams held quadrennially.
In basketball, the term field goal refers to a basket scored on any shot or tap other than a free throw, worth two or three points depending on the distance of the attempt from the basket.
Football in Australia refers to football codes played in the country including Australian rules football, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, American football and Gaelic football.
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The Franklin Wonder Five was a 1920 basketball team from Indiana's "Hoosier Hysteria" era.
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In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points from a restricted area on the court (the free throw line; informally known as the foul line or the charity stripe), and are generally awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team.
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The Gay Games is the world's largest sporting and cultural event organized by, and specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes, artists and musicians.
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Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States, north of Pittsburgh.
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George Mason University (also Mason), located in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. (June 18, 1924 – June 1, 2005), nicknamed Mr.
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Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States.
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Gheorghe Dumitru Mureșan (born February 14, 1971), also known as Ghiţă, Big Ghiţă or George, is a retired Romanian professional basketball player.
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Basketball, like any other major sport, has its own unique words and phrases used by sports journalists, players, and fans.
In basketball, goaltending is the violation of interfering with the ball while its on its way to the basket and it is (a) in a downward flight and might not go in, (b) entirely above the rim and has the possibility of entering the basket, and (c) not touching the rim.
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The Golden Cyclones were a 1930s group of women athletes who played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) softball, basketball and track-and-field.
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A gym, short for gymnasium, is an open air or covered location for gymnastics and athletics and gymnastic services such as in schools and colleges, from the ancient Greek ''gymnasium''.
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Hamline University is an American private liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota, founded in 1854 and named after Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the United Methodist Church.
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Hampton University is a private historically black university located in Hampton, Virginia, United States.
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The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy.
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The high-top is a shoe that extends significantly over the wearer's ankle.
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Hoosier Hysteria is the state of excitement surrounding basketball in Indiana, or more specifically the Indiana high school basketball tournament.
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Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh.
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Horseball is a game played on horseback where a ball is handled and points are scored by shooting it through a hoop (diameter 1m).
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The "hot-hand fallacy" (also known as the "hot hand phenomenon" or "hot hand") is the fallacious belief that a person who has experienced success with a random event has a greater chance of further success in additional attempts.
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Hotshot is a basketball shooting game.
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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States.
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Indiana is a U.S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.
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The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the international governing body for the sport of wheelchair basketball.
The Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) – or, in English, the International Women's Sports Federation – was founded in October 1921 because of the unwillingness of existing sports organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee and the International Amateur Athletics Federation, to let women compete in sports, particularly at an international level.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.
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The Italian national basketball team (Nazionale di pallacanestro dell'Italia) is the national basketball team representing Italy.
James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator.
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Jason Moriarty is an American film director and producer.
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Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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A jersey is an item of knitted clothing, traditionally in wool or cotton, with sleeves, worn as a pullover, as it does not open at the front, unlike a cardigan.
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John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player.
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Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.
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A jump ball is a method used to begin or resume play in basketball.
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In basketball (and derivatives like netball), a jump shot or jumper is an attempt to score a basket by jumping, usually straight up, and in mid-jump, propelling the ball in an arc into the basket.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.
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Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player.
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Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
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The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team is an American college basketball team that represents the University of Kentucky.
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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The key, officially referred to as the free throw lane by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the restricted area by the international governing body FIBA, and colloquially as the lane or the paint, is an area on a basketball court underneath the basket bounded by the endline, the foul line and other lines which are known as freebody lines, that are usually painted (although unpainted on some courts with painted perimeters).
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Kingston is a Canadian city located in Eastern Ontario where the St. Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario.
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Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Korfball (Korfbal) is a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball.
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Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Latino is a cultural heritage used to refer to people with cultural ties to Latin America and people of nationalities within the bounds of Latin America, in contrast to Hispanic which is a demonym that includes Iberians and other speakers of the Spanish language as well as Latinos.
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A layup in basketball is a two-point shot attempt made by leaping from below, laying the ball up near the basket, and using one hand to bounce it off the backboard and into the basket.
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LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Lisa Deshaun Leslie (born July 7, 1972) is an American former professional women's basketball player who played in the WNBA.
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This is a list of current and defunct basketball leagues.
The Lithuania men's national basketball team (Lithuanian: Lietuvos nacionalinė vyrų krepšinio rinktinė) is the representative for Lithuania in international men's basketball.
Loyola University Chicago (Loyola, LUC) is a private Jesuit university located in Chicago, Illinois.
Lucien James "Luc" Longley (born 19 January 1969) is a retired Australian professional basketball player.
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Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge; A-Ma Temple; Guia Fortress; Macau Tower. Macau (Au4mun2), also spelled Macao, officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is one of the special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China.
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons.
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Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league, sanctioned by U.S. Soccer, that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
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Man-to-man defense is a type of defensive tactic used in team sports such as American football, association football, basketball, and netball, in which each player is assigned to defend and follow the movements of a single player on offense.
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Manute Bol (October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist.
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Acer is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple.
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Małgorzata Dydek (28 April 1974 – 27 May 2011), known as Margo Dydek in the United States, was a Polish international professional basketball player.
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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
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In organized sports, match fixing occurs as a match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result, violating the rules of the game and often the law.
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McGill University is a public research university in Montreal, Canada, officially founded by royal charter in 1821.
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Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player.
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Midnight basketball was a 1990s initiative to curb inner-city crime in the United States by keeping urban youth off the streets and engaging them with alternatives to drugs and crime.
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Michael William "Mike" Krzyzewski (nicknamed "Coach K"; born February 13, 1947) is an American basketball coach and former player.
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Montreal (Montréal) is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec.
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Mount Holyoke, a traprock mountain, elevation, is the western-most peak of the Holyoke Range and part of the 100-mile (160 km) Metacomet Ridge.
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Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues (born January 9, 1965) is a retired American basketball player.
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Munich (also in UK English; München,, Minga) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.
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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Basketball National Championship has been held annually since 1937 (with the exception of 1944).
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Basketball National Championship has been held annually since 1981.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is an athletic association that organizes college and university-level athletic programs among smaller institutions, primarily across the United States but also outside the US.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The National Basketball League (NBL) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in Oceania, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The National Basketball League (NBL) was a professional men's basketball league in the United States established in 1937.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions; conferences; organizations; and individuals.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States.
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 member clubs: 23 in the United States and 7 in Canada.
The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a men's college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries.
The NBA Development League, or NBA D-League, is the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams, to determine the national championship of the major college basketball teams.
Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players.
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New England is a region which comprises six states of the Northeastern United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are a professional basketball team based in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
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The New York Renaissance, also known as the Renaissance Big Five and as the Rens, was an all-black professional basketball team established February 13, 1923, by Robert "Bob" Douglas in agreement with the Renaissance Casino and Ballroom.
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New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
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The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), also known as the North Central Association, is a membership organization, consisting of colleges, universities, and schools in 19 U.S. states, that is engaged in educational accreditation.
In basketball, an official is a person who has the responsibility to enforce the rules and maintain the order of the game.
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Olympic sports are sports contested in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
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The Original Celtics were a barnstorming professional basketball team in the 1920s.
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Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938), nicknamed "The Big O", is a retired American National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.
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The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated.
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Periphery vision is a part of vision that occurs outside the very center of gaze.
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Person of color (plural: people of color, persons of color, sometimes abbreviated POC) is a term used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white.
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In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent.
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of twelve company-branded franchised teams.
Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American basketball and baseball player, coach of American football, basketball, and baseball, college athletics administrator, and osteopathic physician.
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The pick and roll (also called screen and roll or shortened to screen roll, any of which may be hyphenated) in basketball is an offensive play in which a player sets a screen (pick) for a teammate handling the ball and then slips behind the defender (rolls) to accept a pass.
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Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of 305,842 and the county seat of Allegheny County.
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG", is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
A playground, playpark, or play area is a place with a specific design to allow children to play there.
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Point guard (PG), also called the one or point, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game.
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In organized sports, point shaving is a type of match fixing where the perpetrators try to prevent a team from covering a published point spread.
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Polo is a team sport played on horseback.
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Power forward (PF) is a position in the sport of basketball.
The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
Prison Ball is a 2004 American documentary film directed by Jason Moriarty and written by Jeff Scheftel.
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The Puerto Rico men's national basketball team represents Puerto Rico in international basketball competitions such as the Olympics, the World Championship, and the Americas Championship.
Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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Quezon City (Lungsod Quezon, also known to Filipinos by its initials as QC) is the most populous city in the Philippines.
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Race, as a social construct, is a group of people who share similar and distinct physical characteristics.
Racial equality is an equal regard to all races.
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Rezball, short for "reservation ball," is the avidly followed Native American version of basketball, particularly a style of play specific to Native American teams of some areas.
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Richard E. Lapchick is a human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports issues, scholar and author.
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Rimini (Latin: Ariminum) is a city of 146,606 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini.
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Rugby football is a style of football that developed at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire and was one of many versions of football played at English public schools during the 19th century.
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The rules of basketball are the rules and regulations that govern the play, officiating, equipment and procedures of basketball.
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A school district is a form of special-purpose district which serves to operate local public primary and secondary schools.
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Senda Berenson Abbott (March 19, 1868, Butrimonys, Vilna Governorate, Russian Empire to a Lithuanian Jewish family – February 16, 1954) was a pioneer of women's basketball, authoring the first Basketball Guide for Women (1901–07).
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Shane Douglas Heal (born 6 September 1970) is an Australian former professional basketball player, active entrepreneur and current head coach of the South East Queensland Stars women's basketball team.
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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
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The shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,Shooting guards are 6'3"–6'7".
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Short stature refers to a height of a human being which is below typical.
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A shot clock is used in some sports to quicken the pace of the game.
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Gursimran "Sim" Bhullar (born December 2, 1992) is a Canadian professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
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Six-on-six basketball or basquette is a largely archaic variant of women's basketball.
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A slam dunk, also dunk or dunk shot, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air, controls the ball(s) above the horizontal plane of the rim, and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands.
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SlamBall is a form of basketball played with four trampolines in front of each net and boards around the court edge. The name SlamBall is the trademark of SlamBall, LLC. Professional SlamBall games aired on television with Spike TV for two seasons in 2002–2003, and the POWERade SlamBall Challenge was aired on CSTV, now CBS Sports Network, in 2007. SlamBall returned in August 2008, airing on Versus, now NBC Sports Network, and CBS. The 2008 SlamBall season aired at one point on weekends on Cartoon Network. Slamball was shown on One HD in Australia during 2009. SlamBall held its first major international tournament in China in 2012.
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The small forward, also known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game and is commonly abbreviated as "SF".
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The Smart Araneta Coliseum, known as The Big Dome, is an indoor multi-purpose sports arena located in the Cubao area of Quezon City, Philippines.
Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college with coed graduate and certificate programs, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States.
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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.
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Spalding is an American sporting goods company founded by Albert Spalding in Chicago, Illinois, in 1876 and now headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Springfield College is a private, coeducational college located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Springfield is a city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.
Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb (born July 13, 1963) is a retired American NBA professional basketball point guard.
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The Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team represents Stanford University, located in Stanford, California.
Streetball or street basketball is a variation of the sport of basketball typically played on outdoor courts, featuring significantly less formal structure and enforcement of the game's rules.
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In team sports, substitution (or interchange) is replacing one player with another during a match.
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A team sport includes any sport which involves players working together towards a shared objective.
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In basketball, a technical foul (also colloquially known as a "T" or a "Tech") is any infraction of the rules penalized as a foul which does not involve physical contact during the course of play between opposing players on the court, or is a foul by a non-player.
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Television New Zealand, Limited (Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa), more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a government-owned national broadcaster broadcasting in New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.
Tennessee State University (TSU) is a land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a private university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States.
The Queen's Journal, or simply The Journal, is the main student-run newspaper at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
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Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), often referred to as Teddy or TR, was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States, from 1901 to 1909.
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A three-point field goal (also called a three-pointer) is a field goal in a basketball game made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc surrounding the basket.
Toni Kukoč (born September 18, 1968) is a retired Croatian professional basketball player and is currently Special Advisor to the President and COO of the Chicago Bulls, Jerry Reinsdorf.
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Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle (December 19, 1899 – September 22, 1992) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletic administrator.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Ontario.
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The Toronto Huskies were a team in the Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the National Basketball Association) during the 1946–47 season, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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A trampoline is a device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs.
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Transgender people experience a mismatch between their gender identity or gender expression and their assigned sex.
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In basketball, traveling (travelling in Commonwealth English) is a violation of the rules that occurs when a player holding the ball moves one or both of his feet illegally.
Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States.
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Twenty-one, also called 21, American, cutthroat, hustle, roughhouse, scutter, rough, reboundor scramble is a popular variation of street basketball.
ULEB (acronym of the French Union des Ligues Européennes de Basket-Ball, in English, Union of European Leagues of Basketball) was founded in 1991, with the aim to help in the cooperation and development of European professional club basketball leagues.
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A unicycle is a vehicle that touches the ground with only one wheel.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States.
The United States women's national basketball team are the defending Olympic and World champions in women's basketball.
The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California.
The University of Chicago (U of C, Chicago, or UChicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois.
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The University of Colorado system is a system of public universities in Colorado consisting of four campuses: University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver in downtown Denver and at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest in the U.S. state of Kansas.
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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minnesota; locally known as the U of M or simply the U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Variations of basketball are games or activities based on, or similar in origin, to the game of basketball, in which the player utilizes common basketball skills.
Varsity is a alteration and shortening of the term university; the meaning differs depending on the region.
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Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States.
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Vlade Divac (Владе Дивац) (born February 3, 1968) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player and is currently the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Sacramento Kings.
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Water basketball is a water sport, which mixes the rules of basketball and water polo, played in a swimming pool.
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Water polo is a team water sport.
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Wellesley College is a private women's liberal-arts college in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States, west of Boston.
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A wheelchair is a chair fitted with wheels.
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Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people in wheelchairs and is considered one of the major disabled sports practiced.
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White people is a racial classification specifier, depending on context used for people of Caucasian ancestry.
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Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player.
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The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a basketball association in the United States.
The Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) is the pre-eminent women's professional basketball league in Australia.
Professional athletes are distinguished from amateur athletes by virtue of being paid enough to earn a living.
Wood flooring is any product manufactured from timber that is designed for use as flooring, either structural or aesthetic.
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The World Outgames are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay community.
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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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Yahoo Inc. (styled as Yahoo!) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.
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The Young Men's Christian Association (commonly known as YMCA or simply the Y) is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland with more than 57 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations.
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The former Young Men's Christian Association Building in Albany, New York, United States, is located on Pearl Street (New York State Route 32).
Zone defense is a type of defense, used in team sports, which is the alternative to man-to-man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area known as a "zone" to cover.
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The 1936 Summer Olympics (German: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936), officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany.
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The 1979 NBL season was the inaugural season of competition since its establishment in 1979.
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The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active NBA players.
The 1998 NBL season was the 20th season of competition since its establishment in 1979.
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The 1998–99 NBL season was the 21st season of competition since its establishment in 1979.
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The 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004), officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries.
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The 2nd Asian Indoor Games were held in Macau, China from 26 October 2007 to 3 November 2007.
The 2008 Olympics U.S. Men's Basketball Team represented the United States of America at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
The 1st Asian Youth Games was held in Singapore from June 29, 2009 to July 7, 2009 in over 90 sporting events.
The 2010 FIBA World Championship, hosted by Turkey, was the international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams.
The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics (2010 கோடைக்கால இளையோர் ஒலிம்பிக் விளையாட்டுக்கள் Sukan Olimpik Belia Musim Panas 2010) were the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), an international multi-sport and cultural event for youths based on the tradition of the Olympic Games.
The 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championships, hosted by Greece, was the first edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Championships, an international 3x3 basketball event that featured separate competitions for men's, women's and mixed national teams.
The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the 17th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the tournament previously known as the FIBA World Championship.
The 2016 Summer Olympics (Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are the thirty-first Summer Olympic Games, the world's largest international multi-sport event that is held every four years.
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3x3 (pronounced 3 on 3, 3 by 3 or 3x3), known also as streetball or street basketball is a form of the game played three a side on one hoop.
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