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Last College Tournament Of The Year

- Last college tournament of the Year My last college tournament of the year, San Francisco, California. Every one of the 10 guys we play on the UTRGV golf team wanted to qualify in the tournament hosted in the golf course of The Pacific University, days went by and the coach pick his best 5 players, we were all very happy and grateful but also people got mad and sad because of not qualifying. The main goal of everyone of course was to qualify and travel to this amazing place, all of us took it very responsible honest and with lots of love for what we do here....   [tags: Golf, Rules of golf, Play, Learning]

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The Day Of The Basketball Tournament

- When we first moved into the neighborhood, everything seemed so peaceful. In the nearby playgrounds and streets, you would see young children at play, without a care in the world. Old men were sitting in lawn chairs on their patios playing cards and telling jokes. Teenagers were seen dancing and playing sports all around the neighborhood. Happiness and positivity flowed in the air like the waves of an everlasting ocean. In short, everything seemed perfect, until a robbery that took place at my home significantly changed my entire outlook on my neighborhood....   [tags: Robbery, Theft, Neighbourhood]

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My Experience At A Softball Tournament

- What I remember is playing in a softball tournament in 2013 with my travel team. It was championship game day and to me, that day was very important. I was playing outfield and it was a new position for me so I had no idea what I was supposed to do besides catch the ball and throw it in to the middle infielders. I was unaware that the ball would be so slippery from the wet grass, which made it much more difficult to control. As the game continued, it started getting very intense and all we heard was the crowd continuously yelling after every pitch thrown or play made....   [tags: Baseball, Game, Bone, Concussion]

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The Tournament of Roses Parade

- In one point of our adolescent lives, we have those days where we become tired, fatigued, and bored because we have nothing to do. It is a friday evening, I am lying on my messy bed thinking of things that can keep me entertained. I look around the room and I spot my two guitars hanging from the wall, a couple in the corner mounted on top of each other, and one in a hardshell case lying on the floor but I am not interested. I opened my laptop and go on youtube but there is nothing to watch. I try reading my thick business law book however, its friday night I do not want to do homework....   [tags: old town pasadena, the grove]

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NCAA March Madness Tournament

- One of the top sporting events in the world is considered to be the NCAA March Madness tournament. This tournament is ranked third just behind the super bowl and FIFA World Cup. It’s unbelievable to think that one of the top sporting events in the world is in college athletics. You have other professional sports like basketball, baseball, hockey and NASCAR, but there championships still don’t compare to the NCAA championship. March madness is so popular that global firms Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc believe that companies are expected to lose about $1.2 billion because of every hour of work that employees are watching games instead of working (Koba, 2014)....   [tags: Sporting Events, America, College Basketball]

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Winning the Fencing Tournament

- Has there ever been a time in your life when you accomplished something all by yourself and proved it to yourself that you could do it. I have, and I’ve never felt better. It was March 22, 2008 at Schoolcraft College for a fencing tournament. I was 14 and ready to fence. It was a cold, windy day with about four inches of snow on the ground. I entered the gymnasium with my fencing bag at hand. My heart was pounding. After an hour of the strenuous anticipation of waiting for the event to start, the fencing was about to start....   [tags: sports, fencing, ]

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The Importance Of Accomplishment From Winning A Tournament

- Essay 2 Have you ever experienced the joy and sense of accomplishment from winning a tournament. In the year 2006, I turned fourteen years old and I joined the basketball team. I worked really hard in basketball; I still remember the sweat coming from my body, the warmth of my sweat, and the enjoyment of practicing basketball. One month later I was named captain because I was the one that worked the hardest. As a captain I wanted to win the basketball tournament by myself. The first match was on Monday....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball, Basketball court]

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How We Lost the Robot Tournament

- ... Its delicate arms begin to move as my teammate manipulates his controller, and the robot manages to cradle a ball in its arms. I maneuver the robot into a scoring position when another robot smashes into our robot, throwing it off balance. The ball falls out of its grasp and the other robot blocks the pathway. I attempt to maneuver the robot around it, but the other robot mirrors my movements. Frustrated, I attempt to back out of the way, but the robot rams into ours again. I quickly drive our robot away from the aggressor and towards another ball....   [tags: score, teammates, competition, tutor]

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The Masters Tournament

- In 1934, two professional golfers decided to hold an annual event that would provide a service to golf and symbolize their contribution to the sport. Their names were Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts and the event would come to be known as the Masters Tournament. Roberts, initially, proposed the tournament be called the Masters, but Jones objected because he felt it was inappropriate. The name Augusta National Invitation Tournament was used instead, and it lasted for five years until Jones changed his perspective and the name was changed....   [tags: Sports]

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Business Report: The Planning for the FIFA 2014 Tournament

- Planning The planning for the FIFA 2014 tournament was done by company owner David Miller. He is essentially a one man show when it comes to taking care of all related tasks which are a part of executing his companies various video game tournaments and events. The goals that David set for having a successful FIFA tournament began with the actual event running smoothly and timely. This management of function and time are essential in providing a positive experience for gamers to feel satisfied with the overall quality of the tournament....   [tags: goals, advertisement]

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Are Sports Attract More Than A Cheerleading Tournament?

- When asked as a class, why do some sports attract more interest than others. I decided to take more of a gender approach to this question to try to find the answer to, why men’s sports are more popular than women’s sports. Men are built more ‘masculine’ which make them better overall athlete’s. Although, women’s bodies were built to be more flexible and elegant to leap across a dance floor or flip over a beam it is just not common that women could tackle one another for the purpose of a sport. This is shown in the common interest in that of women’s gymnastics or volleyball in the Olympics but more interest in men’s track or swimming....   [tags: Female, Gender, Male, American football]

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How To Enter A Nine-ball Tournament

- How to Play Tournament Nine-ball People may think that spending eight dollars on a tournament is a waste of money. Every Sunday I go to Millertime Billiards and enter a nine-ball tournament. I never go in thinking that I’m going to win at least my entry fee back, although it would be nice. On the other hand, I always go in knowing that I will walk out understanding more about the game then the night before. The tournament starts at 7:30 p.m., but the entry fee must be paid before that. After paying, all there is to do is wait....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Decision Making For High Level Basketball Tournament

- Introduction Decision making is becoming one of the most important factor in succeeding at high level sports performances, basketball is one of them. (Britton & Yerger, 2015) Klein, Calderwood & Clinton-Cirocco, in 1986 argued, “successful performance does not solely rely on proficient movement control, an effective decision on the required motor response is also required.” This research will focus on understanding the role of decision making in high level basketball tournaments, its’ effectiveness on achieving results and methods that improves the athlete’s abilities for decision makings....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

- Book four begins when ambassadors of Lucius, the Roman Emperor, showed up demanding Arthur pay tribute to Rome. Arthur refuses, and Lucius gathers his substantial forces to make war against England. Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table travel to meet Lucius’s forces, and eventually win the war. Arthur moves his army through Europe, surrounding towns and cities until he arrives in Rome and is crowed the new Roman Emperor. During the war while Arthur was moving his army thought Europe, Arthur killed a huge giant who lived on St....   [tags: mysterious, tournament, court]

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Promoting Violence: Video Games vs. Social Environment

- In the last two decades, video games have become popular, especially violent video games such as Call of Duty, Unreal Tournament, and Grand Theft Auto, among others. According to Anderson and Bushman, “[a]bout 10% of children aged 2 to 18 play console and computer video games more than 1 hour per day; among 8- to 13-year-old boys, the average is more than 7.5 hours per week” (354). Due to their explicit violent content, violent video games have been seen as a negative influence in society by promoting aggression in the real world, thus increasing violence in society....   [tags: violent games, unreal tournament]

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The Moment: A Fictional Story

- This was it. This was the moment he was waiting for. The moment to step up on the green, hard court and show everyone, what he was really made of. This was his chance to prove his doubters wrong and make his parents proud. The bright summer weather, and the luscious green trees in the background welcomed Max onto the court. He slowly ambled toward the court with its freshly painted lines, seeming calmer than he was really was. The only thing that separated him from his opponent was the net, looking as high as it had ever been....   [tags: tournament, tennis, goals]

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The Boys from Joes

- The Boys from Joes The town of Joes, Colorado was founded in 1906. Just about everyone in the town had someone in their family with name of Joe, and that’s how the town got its name. The Boys from Joes is an incredible story. It’s about a group of ten small town boys who weren’t expected to go anywhere in basketball, or achieve their goals. Joes High School’s total enrollment consisted of sixteen girls, and twenty boys. Ten of the boys that had enrolled there played basketball. All of the boys were over six feet tall....   [tags: basketball, school, tournament]

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Blood Glucose Responses and Incidence of Hypoglycemia in Elite Tennis Players.

- The physical demands of tournament tennis players can be and usually are very grueling. The body is using both anaerobic and aerobic metabolism along with anaerobic and aerobic muscle fiber types. Tennis is a high intensity sport requiring hundreds of short bursts of activity. Most points only last around 10 seconds(anaerobic) but there is only 25 seconds of rest in between points and 90 seconds of rest in between games which requires the player to have endurance(aerobic). Tennis matches can be long and drawn out, lasting hours or they can be fast, intense and only last an hour....   [tags: physical demands of tournament tennis players]

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March Madness: College Basketball Season

- Every March college basketball fans and million alike anxiously await the start of the NCAA tournament. For a three week period from the middle of March to the beginning of April the entire country is engulfed in college basketball’s premier event. The tournament consists of 68 of the best teams in the game all competing for one title, NCAA National Champions. Colleges and Universities all across the country compete bringing students, alumni, and fans alike all carefully watching, waiting for that one bracket breaking upset or spectacular buzzer beater....   [tags: college sports industry, NCAA tournament]

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FIFA World Cup

- It’s was no surprise that the momentum took place and heated up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. This particular tournament is the world’s largest and most-watched sporting event with 30 billion viewers over the course of the event. From a business standpoint, it’s the most important platform for sporting goods companies to market their brands. Brands are appealing to boost their profile and sales by tapping into the passion surrounding the World Cup, but while some are official sponsors, others are just benefiting from any desirable side effect....   [tags: football tournament, 32 qualifying nations]

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How Can Poker be a Sport?

- Poker has developed a massive following in recent years, with the help of media outlets like ESPN and Fox the game of poker is world renown now. “This mainstream acceptance is due to increased media coverage of high-stakes poker tournaments such as the 2003 World Series of Poker and various weekly tournaments on the World Poker Tour.” (/ The two outlets that represent this game people would say that the game of poker is a sport. We can all agree that it is a game but does that necessarily make it a sport....   [tags: tournament, card game, gamble]

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The Summer Break Tournament: Traditional vs. Year Round

- Would you consider going to a school where you learn year-round. Maybe this would be your ideal school, but, when would you get to have some time to go to summer camp, or get a summer job, or play a sport with games during the day. Schools with the traditional schedule may actually be a better choice, and not just because kids love summer break. Schools should have a traditional school year schedule instead of a year round schedule because there isn’t a significant difference between the students’ performance, and year round schedules make planning family vacations hard, make the teachers’ job more difficult, and are more expensive....   [tags: better choice, traditional schedule, summer job]

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How is the Upcoming Soccer World Cup Affecting Brazil's Economy and Politics?

- Introduction Of all the countries in the world, Brazil is the most football obsessed region with many young people dreaming of becoming international players. This obsession dates back decades ago when legendary players like Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) made headlines with their exquisite football performance on the international scene. Brazil has been a renowned football team and winning the bid to host FIFA 2014 world cup and IOC Olympic Games in 2016 was largely seen as a reward to a country that has been and continues to be the greatest source of fine football players....   [tags: international football tournament]

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Fictional Newspaper Article about Medevial Tournaments

- The Medieval Joust This morning I witnessed a tournament held in town. As I was watching I realized that I wasn’t exactly certain about all the rules. This is why I decided to write this article about the history, rules, and guidelines of this riveting sport. The words "tournament" and "joust" are frequently used interchangeably. Strictly speaking "joust" describes single combat between two horsemen. "Tournament" refers to mounted combat between parties of knights, but also is used to refer to the whole proceeding....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The World of Competitive Gaming

- Video games are commonly known as games that you play for fun or as a hobby, but what if this fun could turn into your profession. Most video games started out as arcade games played to reach the highest score. People played with a "fistful of quarters" each day to try and reach the top of the score board. A prime example of someone who is well known on the high score board is Billy Mitchell. In the documentary, King of Kong: A fistful of quarters, Billy stated, "There'll always be the argument that video games are meant to be played for fun....   [tags: tournaments, revenue, gambling]

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Favorite Sport: The Origin of Soccer

- My favorite sport is association football, best known as soccer, is the most popular sport in the world that requires few elements to be played and is highly acclaimed. It is played around the world in a lot of countries and has big amounts of fans. It consists of eleven players on each side of the field, trying to get the ball to the opposing goal by crossing through the counter team by maneuvering the ball or performing a series of passes to get to the goal and score. Famous teams and players are widely recognized all over the world and most of them face in tournaments, which the best are the FIFA world cup for national teams and the UEFA champions league for club leagues....   [tags: soccor, tournaments, players]

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Women Representing Martial Arts

- Women Representing Martial Arts In today’s society, men are looked upon as the authority in martial arts. Women can be just as accomplished and successful in martial arts as men. Many women are equally respected and are making great contributions in today’s martial arts society. Many martial arts competitions have changed their policies and allow women to participate in professional fighting organizations, such as the Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC) and main events in many martial arts tournaments....   [tags: fighting, tournaments, jiu jitsu]

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High School Athletes: Recognition and Dollars

- Recognition and Dollars High School athletics have grown to be a budgeting challenge for many school districts and for others, a revenue stream. Within the inner circle of numerous athletic directors encompassed with the popularity of High School athletics and the pressure to succeed has become as important as students earning A’s in their classes. With this demand for notoriety comes the urging of not only being successful on the court and field, but to have a working budget that can meet the demands of up to date facilities, team equipment, payroll for coaches, and hosting events to increase exposure along with revenue (Jensen, 2003)....   [tags: sports, athletic directors, budget]

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The World Cup: The World’s Biggest Event

- Thirty-two teams, sixty-four games, eight groups of four, years of qualifying and one world champion. The World Cup is an international soccer tournament that takes place in the summer every four years. It is more than just a game to all who participate, and their fans as well “Husbands have mortgaged their homes to attend it [the World Cup] Careers are defined by it, and athletes have been murdered for making mistakes“, (Trecker 16). It is more than just the world’s biggest sporting event, it’s the biggest event period....   [tags: World Cup Essays]

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Riley Owen Is A Towering Golfer At Six Feet Five Inches

- Riley Owen is a towering golfer at six feet five inches. If you walked into his dorm room, it would be obvious he plays golf, there are multiple sets of golf clubs lying around the room. He is a member of the club golf team at the University of Alabama. When he isn’t in class or studying, he is usually on the golf course trying to improve the form of his swing. Even his weekends are not spared from his love of golf. He usually leaves the state on Friday to take part in club golf tournaments and comes back Sunday to repeat the cycle....   [tags: Golf, Rules of golf, Golf ball, Golf club]

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My Senior Year Of High School

- Chills were sent down my spine as I approached the podium, my heart sat in my stomach, my thoughts going in a million different directions. “How, why, who”, it all went through my head as I slowly came to the realization that it was me, I had won, finally something that I worked so hard for finally happened to me. Hundreds of people watched as I received All Around MVP of the World Cup Tournament. The sense of awe that I felt could not ever be explained or relieved. My senior year of high school was one of the best years for softball I have had thus far....   [tags: High school, Thought, FIFA World Cup, Push]

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The Day of His Life

- ... Now five forty-five in the morning, Alex decided to join the migratory of people leaving the hotel. On his way to the course Alex started to feel like he was incongruous in this tournament because he has never played this course before. Feeling scared (Participial) to lose, he turns on the radio and listens to some pump up music. After parking the car and getting his gear, Alex walks to the tent for sign in. As he signs in, he is given a Dynamic Disc Ranger Bag and then six discs as the Player Pack for this tournament....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Qatar: Migrant Workers in Preparation for the 2022 World Cup

- Few are chosen and once when you get a chance it is considered a chance of a lifetime since the competition is held once every four years, world cup. This is exactly the situation Qatar found themselves in as they were announced to be the hosts of the coveted competition for the 2022 world cup by Fifa in competition to host the tournament with the US, Japan, Australia and South Korea. (Telegraph Agencies, 2014) After winning the contract to host the competition, the country bean preparations in making the competition successful once it starts....   [tags: working conditions, exploitation]

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2010 Season of Butler Basketball Outline

- ... 4. When they would reach the Final Four, he would be the youngest coach left. 5. He would face multiple elite coaches in tournament, for example Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski. 6. He would face many challenege as any other coach would going through the NCAA tournament. 7. No one expected for Butler to have the season they did. They only three seniors on the team and a thirty three year old coach. B. The Butler Basketball regular season was a historic season for the college basketball world. 1....   [tags: college basketball championships]

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A Brief History of Sports

- Sports have been a major part of human history since ancient times. From the Greeks to the Mayans, humanity has been playing games competitively for prizes and glory. While most sports are traditionally outdoor activities, there has emerged the beginning of a new style of sport involving one of the fastest growing and most popular forms of entertainment today, video games. Dubbed e-sports, the competitive playing of video games is an industry that is starting to shine in the modern world. It is debated when e-sports began, but the first gaming tournament took place in 1972....   [tags: greeks, mayans, playing games]

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The Revolution of Golf in America

- In the past century, golf has undergone a revolution in America. In the early 1900s, golf was a game reserved only for the elite and wealthy. Today, people of all classes participate and have interest in the game. Golf was originally mastered by britsh golfer but is now domnated by the united states. While golf has grown more and more popular over the past century, there is more interest in golf because of four individuals. Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Bobby Jones established golf as an American game, displaying that it was not a game for only the wealthy....   [tags: wealthy, the masters, us open]

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Professional Esports : An Avid Gamer

- As an avid gamer I have been intrigued with professional esports for better part of 4 years and it would always grind my gears when people said it didn’t take any skill or effort like a sport. However in reality it takes just as much skill or effort, if not more to compete in esports. As esports becomes more predominant in our culture and around the world I believe it deserves the recognition and respect that any other sport would receive. Did you know that some colleges have made esports teams and given out scholarships to students for them....   [tags: Video game, Game, Arcade game, Learning]

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Professional Esports : An Avid Gamer

- As an avid gamer, I have been intrigued with professional esports for the better part of 4 years and it would always grind my gears when people said it didn’t take any skill or effort like a sport. However in reality it takes just as much skill or effort, if not more to compete in esports. As esports becomes more predominant in our culture and around the world, I believe it deserves the recognition and respect that any other sport would receive. Did you know that some colleges have made esports teams and given out scholarships to students for them....   [tags: Video game, Game, Arcade game, Sport]

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Becoming A Professional Athlete : What Do You Do Be When You Grow Up?

- What do you want to be when you grow up. This is the question asked often by many adults of children and young people. Answers vary across the board for some children dreaming of becoming an astronaut to little girls aspiring to become a veterinarian; however, the overwhelming answer of children is to become a professional athlete. Many kids grow up envisioning themselves as the next Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, or even the next David Beckham or Mia Hamm. But how many times do you hear a child say they want to become the next Tiger Woods....   [tags: Golf, Rules of golf, Professional golfer]

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Why I Learned With A Standard Bearer

- “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” is a poem hanging on the wall in my house. The poem teaches principles like: share everything, play fair, don’t hit people, put things back where you found them, clean up your own mess, etc. But for me all I really need to know I learned while playing the game of golf. The summer between my eighth and ninth grade year, I took up golf by attending a camp to teach me the basic rules and techniques of the game. Each day at the range, I went for hours practicing at which time I got to know to course golf pro, Kim....   [tags: Golf, Professional golfer, Play, Rules of golf]

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The Williams Sisters: Double Trouble on the Tennis Court

- The Williams Sisters: double trouble on the tennis court, Gabby Douglas: 2 times Olympic Gold Medalist, and Lolo Jones: a fierce Olympic competitor in hurdles and now bobsledding are all present day athletes that have captivated headlines with their accomplishments through sports. The Civil Rights Movement altered everyday life for all African Americans and soon other minorities in America. The movement also changed the world of sports for African American legends to come as well. Previous accomplishments of African Americans in sports propelled Althea Gibson to make her mark in history....   [tags: gold medal, african americans, women]

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Being An Eighth Grader

- Being an eighth grader, I came to the United States with my family. My parents enrolled me in a junior high school, but I never spoke in English before. Talking to classmates seldom happened, and consequently, making friends turned out utterly difficult. When socializing with other people at the school, the language barrier always left me in discomfort. Even after learning English, my Korean accent still discouraged me from speaking to classmates. As a result of my proclivity to alienate myself from joining conversations with peers, establishing friendship never turned out successful....   [tags: Game, Play, Video game console, Video game]

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Developing Young Tennis Talent

- The United States Tennis Association or USTA has been around since 1881. Originally the USTA was known as the United States National Lawn Tennis Association. The group was started by a minor cluster of people in New York City. The present USTA is an organization with more than seven hundred thousand members. It invests one hundred percent of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the novice to the professional levels. There are many people who have trained with this organization and became great successes....   [tags: Sports]

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Go Dragons, Win State

- Go Dragons, Win State The championship is a 32-team, single-elimination tournament featuring 13 automatic qualifiers from 11 Division I affiliated conferences, two automatic independent qualifiers, and 17 at-large berths. The tournament bracket will be released at 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, March 8. SCHEDULE: First-Round on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15, with eight games: 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. (Note: Last two games on Thursday are at 8 p.m....   [tags: Papers]

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Why the 2014 FIFA World Cup Should Not Take Place in Brazil

- ... This kind of mugging, robbing, kidnapping, and gang violence is a common occurrence in many cities in Brazil, the kind of incidents that would usually be controlled by a local police force. Unfortunately many law enforcement divisions are also corrupt. The community has little or no respect for many parts of the police department. Due to a lack of funding for law enforcement the Brazilian government has passed the responsibility of dealing with illegal drug use to the public health department....   [tags: poverty, education, crime]

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The History of the World Cup in Soccer

- The world cup is soccer’s most prestigious honor. If you win your team will be talked about for the next four years, until the next world cup was held. The world cup is the best of the best from 204 countries playing against each other in the best sport in the world. The world cup is the most exciting tournament to watch and cheer for. The First World Cup In 1930, the first world cup was held in Uruguay, but at the time the trophy was known as the Jules Rimet Cup. There were no qualifying matches due to the fact there were only thirteen teams....   [tags: World Cup, soccer, sports,]

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The Event Of The Fifa World Cup

- Large-scale events such as the FIFA World Cup are shown as a perfect illustration of globalisation and ever since the first world cup in 1930, the tournament has altered significantly. The World Cup as an organization is an influence for worldwide wholesome for some reasons that are the tournament brings together the nations. The organization FIFA has over 200 nationwide football associations affiliated to it that contend in the numerous contests it organizes. For people to comprehend the effect of globalisation and the impact it has taken on the world cup, it is a necessity to see the development of the tournament from the very first world cup to the recent Brazil 2014 finals....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Commercialization Of College Sport : Intercollegiate Athletics

- Introduction Intercollegiate athletics has evolved overtime, there has been tremendous change in college athletics and so has the organization—National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), that was established to protect football players from the flying edge formation (Johnson, 2003). One of such change that has taken place is the commercialization of college sport. Intercollegiate athletics has been commercialized in a variety of ways including sponsorships, donations and endowments, to mention a few....   [tags: National Collegiate Athletic Association]

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Competition: A Driving Force for Excellence

- I looked up and it was then that I realized there was a 6'2" defender charging straight at me. I heard my teammate yell “Man on you!”, and not even aware of what I was doing, I quickly cut and dodged the defender for open space. I had my shot, so I took it. It was my first goal of the season. I loved the rush of scoring and wanted to do it more and more. All my teammates congratulating me on my goal made it even more satisfying. I went on in that tournament to score six goals and eight assists in the four games....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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How I Started Playing Tennis

- My start in tennis started different than most. That is because my father is a tennis professional. Not the type of pro that plays around the world but a teaching pro that works at a tennis club. Naturally my parents started to have me take lesson when I was fairly young, I would say around 4 to 5 years old. I didn’t stick with it originally and at around 7 I stopped playing tennis altogether. My dad never tried to force me to play tennis and even encourage me to play other sports. I started playing basketball around the same time I stopped playing tennis....   [tags: High school, College, Tennis, Play]

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My Best At The Game Of Golf

- Did you ever want to do something perfectly. How about being at the top of something and being number one at it. I am sure everyone nowadays has that want. The want for being the best that you can at something you love to do. I am no exception to the rule. I worked at being the best at the game of golf. I was first introduced to the game of golf through my dad at the young age of three. My dad played and he bought me a child’s plastic golf club and ball so I could play with him. Several times we went to Myrtle Beach National Golf Course, as dad played late in the afternoon before dark during the spring and fall....   [tags: Golf, Rules of golf, Horry County, South Carolina]

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Tiger Vs. Tiger Woods

- In the beginning, God let mankind only have one really dank golfer. There were thousands that tried out for the position and many of them failed. One day, there was a young prodigy by the name of Tiger Woods. Tiger was on the driving range and somebody noticed how far and straight he was hitting each golf shot. They relayed the message onto God and he took notice of how fantastic Tiger was, and he was very ecstatic because somebody finally lived up to God 's prophecy. It seemed as if Tiger was unbeatable...this man didn 't have any weaknesses....   [tags: Golf, Golf ball, PGA Tour]

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National Basketball Championship

- The ball soaring towards the basket; flying all the way from half-court. Bang. The ball slams off the backboard and plunges onto the rim as 70,930 people fall into shock. Will the impossible happen. Unfortunately for the upstart Butler Bulldogs, Gordan Hayward's desperation heave at the buzzer of the 2010 NCAA National Championship game was 3 inches off the mark, allowing perennial power Duke to walk away with their fourht National Championship. However, Butler's magical run shows why the NCAA Tournament is such a great event and why it does its job as a fair way to decide the National Champion....   [tags: Sports Basketball]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Enslavement and Freedom in the Knight's Tale

- Enslavement and Freedom in the Knight's Tale        In the Knight's Tale, Palamon and Arcite's lives are filled with adversity and enslavement .  Not only do they live in  physical imprisonment, bound as prisoners of war in a tower, but they fall into Love's imprisonment, which leads them to suffer the decrees of cruel classical gods .  Cooper writes that there "can be no moral or metaphysical justice in the different fates that befall them; yet one dies wretchedly wounded, while the other lives out his life with Emily 'with alle blisse' " (76)....   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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Video Games Positive And Negative Effects

- Many people now a day, often spend time playing video games and not socializing with family, which may also cause the misunderstanding of how other people view it. Video games were created for entertainment and educational purposes. The video game’s system has advanced technology and evolves every year.There are a lot of negative and positive effects of video games and people have an argument over it for a very long time. The positive effects of video games outweighs the negative in many ways, including improving intellectual skills, helping with social interaction, and stress relief....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres]

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College Athletes Are Manipulated Every Day

- College athletes are manipulated every day. Student athletes are working day in and day out to meet academic standards and to keep their level of play competitive. These athletes bring the most money to these institutions and do not get anything in return. They go out in every game they play and give their all not knowing if they will get seriously injured or not. Yes they are students, but they are bringing money to these campuses that regular students are not. These young men and young women are working hard in the classroom and on the court, field, or track, and all for the entertainment for others....   [tags: Student, Education, University]

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Why Kids Should Be Banned

- While there are many positives that come from children participating in sports, there are also many negative things that tend to be ignored by a majority of people. There have always been people that have “burned out” of their sport, but the number of children who are quitting their sport is increasing while the age at which they’re quitting is decreasing. Why is this happening you ask. It’s pretty simple. Competitive sports just aren’t the way that they used to be. Now it’s all about winning and being the best instead of what it should be about for children: improving, learning new skills, staying in shape, and having a good time with their friends....   [tags: High school, Homework, Time, Middle school]

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A League of Their Own: Cyber Athletes in League of Legends

- A League of Their Own William Lee wakes up every morning and heads to work, the downstairs living space in his incredibly spacious home in Malibu Hills. William Lee, also known as “Scarra,” is a professional video player, or Cyber Athlete. Lee strolls to his high-powered computer, provided to him by a generous sponsor, and begins to play League of Legends. League of Legends an online multiplayer game that currently has thirty-six million online players. William Lee earns six figures a year as do his four roommates/teammates because they are currently viewed by the gaming community as one of the world’s best League of Legends teams....   [tags: E Sports, Mechanical Skills]

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Leadership And Mentoring And Stem / Education

- Leadership/mentoring/STEM/Education The team believes developing leaders is as important as developing a robot. Through opportunities to lead a subteam or a student leadership position, CORE imparts essential skills. Subteams, with an average 32:1 student-mentor ratio, are vital to the team as they allow students to apply in-depth learning while allowing the completion of goals more efficiently. Every student has the opportunity to take responsibility, build confidence, and create many real-life skills that will be utilized throughout high school and beyond....   [tags: High school, Middle school, College]

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Don Haskins and The Texas Western Basketball Team

- Ifill pg.1 Prior to 1966 African Americans were not allowed to play basketball with Caucasians. That all changed when six African American men, led by coach Don Haskins of Texas Western College, played in the March, 1966 NCAA championship and won. I believe that Don Haskins created significant change for African Americans and college basketball. Although Don Haskins brought about change for college basketball, it was not without the historical help of Texas Western College. Texas Western was the first college to integrate its undergraduate classes in 1955....   [tags: Biography]

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BYU’s Honor Code Needs a Make Over

- A big disappointment comes just days before Brigham Young University (BYU) basketball team was to kick start the NCAA tournament. 19-year-old sophomore Brandon Davies was dismissed from the team for having consensual premarital sex with his girlfriend Danica Mendivil (Mackall). Davies did not violate any government laws, however the University’s Honor Code states students to “live a chaste and virtuous life” (2010-2011 Undergraduate). The BYU Honor Code prohibits many behaviors ordinarily considered part of normal society such as: drinking herbal tea, coffee, alcohol, and swearing among other things....   [tags: Ethics ]

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One and Done: College Basketball's Silent Killer

- One and Done: College Basketball's Silent Killer Background A one and done in college basketball is defined as a college basketball player who withdraws from school to enter the NBA draft after only one year of collegiate play. While there have been great players who have been successful going the one and done path for example, Kevin Durant. There have also been many one and done players who were and are out of the league by age 21 for example Josh Shelby, Rodney White, Joe Alexander. The One and done rule is ruining the greatness of college basketball it’s sucking the life out of traditional basketball powerhouses who attract the top high school players in the country and, its ultimat...   [tags: University Athletics, Professional Sports]

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FIFA's Not So Objective Role in Football

- FIFA's Not So Objective Role in Football Football has always historically been known as the most played, most loved, and most influential sport in the world. The history of football, which was first played by the ancient Greeks and Romans, is a long one that has played some role in shaping almost every country's culture as we know it today. The game of football is seen by many as a game that has the rare power to bring nations together. Football is a language that every nation can speak, where despite the many differences in cultures between nations; football is a massive part of almost every European, South American, and Asian nation's cultures....   [tags: soccer, international football ]

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Amir 's Speech : Amir And Hassan

- Throughout the story, Amir and Hassan became increasingly distant from each other. Amir constantly tests Hassan’s loyalty to himself, unsure of whether or not Hassan is truly his friend but more his servant. With everybody’s hate towards Hazaras, Amir’s judgement and diction is clouded by their bias and soon too believes that Hazaras are inferior. This becomes more evident during the kite running tournament, Hassan was running for a kite to end the tournament and got surrounded by bullies; ended up getting raped....   [tags: Hazara people, Khaled Hosseini, Afghanistan]

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The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

- As a country with little to no established culture, the United States does not really have a clear perception on the cultures around the world. Due to the oblivious nature of the United States, they do not get to experience the culture that the world may bring to it. Cultural influence has been around for a very long time and is all around us. For example, when you think about Japan, you think of chopsticks and kimonos. The book titled “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini shows a lot of Afghanistan culture....   [tags: Afghanistan, Hazara people, Taliban, Islam]

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Baseball Is More Than A Sport

- Preservierence is the continuous effort to achieve a goal that often times is perceived as unreachable. In My life there have been many different times where perseverance was necessary. My whole life is based around sports, from the football field to the baseball field and all things between I have had to persevere through some of the hardest times in my life to find true happiness. I have found that happiness isn 't in winning, it is in doing what you never believed you could. My sports happiness isn 't in beating others, happiness is in beating yourself and tearing down the walls that you built up against yourself and then sharing the moment with the ones you love....   [tags: Baseball, Strikeout, Fielder's choice]

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Redemption in The Kite Runner

- “For you, a thousand times over.” In The Kite Runner by Kahled Hosseini, there is a recurring theme of redemption that is portrayed by various literary devices. Kahled excellently juxtaposes devices such as irony, symbolism, and foreshadowing to show redemption within his first novel. As a foreword, the story of The Kite Runner focuses on a man named Amir. In his childhood, he enjoyed a high-class life in Kabul, Afghanistan, living with his father Baba. They have two servants, Ali and his son Hassan....   [tags: Kahled Hosseini novel, story analysis]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- Have you ever wanted something so bad that you would do nearly anything to accomplish that dream or goal. The one thing you want is something you’ve just been craving for as young child. The thought of this “want” goes over and over again like it’s on repeat through your head and body. You would do anything to achieve this goal, am I right. I know for a fact if you want something you’ll go out and get it and that’s what I did. It was a very sunny morning the day of May 24, 2015. The birds outside my window chirped and played flying in and around the tree I have next to my bedroom window....   [tags: Golf, Golf ball, Golf course, Rules of golf]

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A Travel Of The Park

- A travel of over 3000 miles for some, a 210 mile drive for me, just to arrive at the biggest gathering of over 1,500 twelve year olds; all just to play baseball. The only place that would be suitable for such an event is Cooperstown Dream Parks, every baseball players heaven. Cars have come to Cooperstown from everywhere for this week long tournament. I met children my age from all over the United states. I became friends with kids from Ohio, Illinois, California, I even met a player from Puerto Rico who barely spoke any english....   [tags: Baseball, Major League Baseball]

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The Entertainment Industry Is Rewriting What We Define As Sports

- The entertainment industry is rewriting what we define as sports. In 1972 when a tournament for a game called Spacewar elevated our understanding of competitivity by becoming the first electronic tournament. Since then competitive games have made a place for themselves in minds of future electronic athletes. These types of competitions have gained traction in events that range from college tournaments to full scale event where millions of dollars are on the line. One big draw to this type of competition is due to the fact that anyone with any build or gender has a chance at becoming the best....   [tags: Sport, Game, Entertainment, The Players]

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The Dark Horse of the Sports Economy

- Professional video game player, to the uninformed this title would seem ridiculous and made up, but the U.S government not only recognizes this title as a viable career, but they have granted professional athletic visa’s (on the same par with international stars in professional basketball football and baseball) to foreign gamers traveling to the U.S to take part in their championships. The term for the league these professional gamers come from is eSports. eSports is quickly growing and on track to becoming a professional sport and as such major multinational companies such as Nissan and Coca Cola are racing to grab an early foothold in the sport....   [tags: professional video game players]

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The Rise of E-Sports in Korea

- ... Gaming popularity is a whole new pedestal in South Korea as Starcraft II, one of the most popular multiplayer online video games, has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and South Korea alone comprises half of that amount in sales (CNN - Starcraft II South Korea). 3. Social Life 3.1 Professional Video Gaming Scene in South Korea Video gaming has become a big part of a South Korean teenagers life. Comparing to US teenagers, who generally talk about TV shows, sports, and each other during their social meets, South Korean teenagers prefer to talk about video games instead....   [tags: multi-player, gaming, addiction]

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Levels of Performance- Original Writing

- Levels of Performance- Original Writing In this assignment I will be looking at my own current levels of performance including strengths and weaknesses in my chosen sport, which is cricket. Firstly I will be reviewing my levels and comparing them to another member within my class. Batting: This is a very important part within the cricket game and it is vital to have a good average per innings in order to win any games. The overall average runs per innings are 10.6 runs within the class....   [tags: Papers]

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Soccer Is A Sport?

- Watching the sport or playing the sport, Soccer, popularly called football, is a sport that is captivating to the eye. If I was asked to describe soccer to a person with no knowledge about the sport well this is what I would say, the game of soccer is more sophisticated than the average sport. This is the only sport where physicality is not the only factor that influences the game. Not only that, soccer is the only sport apart from the Olympics that makes the world put aside their difference and unit for a cause....   [tags: Association football, Game, Video game console]

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Golf Should Be A Sport

- Golf is enjoyed by many people all over the world. Many People and professionals compete in golf tournaments all year round. Golf requires a great amount of focus and hours upon hours of practice. There are many people in the world that consider golf just a hobby or a pastime activity and others consider golf to be a sport. With all of the hard work and practice that golfers have to put in to be a successful golfer, golf should be considered a sport. Golf has been around for many years. The first form of golf was played with a feather stuffed ball and a club-shaped tree branch (The Roots and History of Golf)....   [tags: Golf, Professional golfer, Golf ball, Golf course]

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Lionel Andres, Leo, Messi And Fc Barcelona And The Argentina National Team

- Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi; born 24 June 1987, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only football player in history to win the FIFA World Player of the Year/FIFA Ballon d’Or five times, which is the most prestige’s award, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Boots....   [tags: FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, La Liga, Ronaldo]

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Lionel Andres, Leo, Messi And The Argentina National Team

- Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi; born 24 June 1987, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only football player in history to win the FIFA World Player of the Year/FIFA Ballon d 'Or five times, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes. With Barcelona he has won seven La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles, as well as three Copa del Rey titles....   [tags: FC Barcelona, La Liga, Lionel Messi, Ronaldo]

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Value System and Qualities - Questions and Answers

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The Day Of The Crimson Knight

- I 'm sharpening my sword, getting it as fine as I possibly could. I polished my armor the night before, so it looks exceptionally platinum. Today 's the day of the Crimson Knight, a yearly festival to celebrate the hero of our land. He 's the defender of the land for us humans, we don 't worship him as a god but he 's really important to our hearts. This year is a particularly special year, being that the last Crimson Knight passed away four months ago. We held a mourning and it was decided quickly that we had to alert the outsiders of the city, that a new tournament was to be held....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2008 singles, 2005 singles]

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Informative Speech : Prizes And Bragging Rights Are On The Line At Redbet Casino

- Prizes and bragging rights are on the line at RedBet Casino this April Do you fancy yourself as the “King of the Slots”. Do you think that you are better than all the rest when it comes to the reels. Well now you are going to be given the chance to prove it thanks to the team at RedBet Casino. Putting it all the on line in a thrill a minute competition, if you’ve got the time and the talent the RedBet Casino Tournament will certainly be of interest. If you think that you have the skills to pay the bills as it were, RedBet Casino have created a tournament that is really going to allow you to showcase what you can do....   [tags: Casino, Slot machine, The Wild, Birthday]

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