Block - Sports


  • Blocking (American football), when a player obstructs another player's path
  • Block (basketball), when a defensive player legally deflects a shot
  • Blocking (martial arts), a defensive technique in the martial arts
  • Starting blocks, devices used by sprinters to assist in preventing their feet from slipping as they break into a run

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Famous quotes containing the word sports:

    In the end, I think you really only get as far as you’re allowed to get.
    Gayle Gardner, U.S. sports reporter. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 87 (June 17, 1991)

    Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behaviour, attire, grace, learning and all their words aimeth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Reading about ethics is about as likely to improve one’s behavior as reading about sports is to make one into an athlete.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)