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noun as in sports

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In a building just outside of the Mission Valley stadium site, San Diego State University has transformed an office into a kind of museum celebrating its athletics tradition and future plans.

In fact, and in a delicious irony, it was now the track itself that suddenly posed a threat to the historical integrity of athletics records.

She had put the pool behind her, and began working at the University of California, Berkeley athletics department, including with the school’s swim team.

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Three months after Lobalu went AWOL from Loroupe’s team, a Swiss refugee center contacted Markus Hagmann, an athletics coach in Saint Gallen, Switzerland, saying there were two South Sudanese men who wanted to run.

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Dmitry Shlyakhtin, who pledged he would return RusAF to the world athletics stage and “restore trust” upon becoming federation’s president 2016, stepped down in 2019 after he was suspended for obstructing an investigation into doping.

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In the 2001 ALDS, the Yankees led the Oakland Athletics 1-0 in the seventh inning.

For thousands of kids, particularly poor kids in the South, where football is a way of life, athletics has been a road out.

I mean, college athletics, football in particular, has changed dramatically over the years.

Afterwards, in the afternoon, campers pick between theater, dance, athletics, and crafts.

That is, like all things, a matter of perspective (as well as being a question of whether one is a Giants or an Athletics fan).

My objections to your sports and athletics seem to have very little reality about them, children, said Mrs. Belding.

The sports themselves were those that we are accustomed to group together as track and field athletics.

The latter learned that in athletics especially the rivalry between the two lower and the two upper classes was intense.

Having ploughed the mortgaged acres, and tossed hay and broken colts, college athletics struck him as rather puerile diversion.

Respite came to him for a year or two before he went to college because athletics became his god.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to athletics, such as: contest, drill, events, exercises, games, and practice.

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