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Fantasy sport

A fantasy sport is a type of game, often played using the Internet, where participants assemble imaginary or virtual teams of real players of a professional sport. These teams compete based on the statistical performance of those players in actua ...

                                               

Hybrid sport

A hybrid sport is one which combines two or more sports in order to create a new sport, or to allow meaningful competition between players of those sports. The most popular hybrid sport in terms of attendance and television viewers is internation ...

                                               

International sport

The concept of international sport refers to sport when the participants represent at least two countries. The most well-known international sports event is the Olympic Games. Other examples include the FIFA World Cup and the Paralympic Games. Th ...

                                               

Military sports

Military sports are sports practiced by the military. They are the subject of international competitions, such as the Military World Games, with an objective relating to the physical training of military. Particular sports may be chosen to improv ...

                                               

Mixed-sex sports

Mixed-sex sports are individual and team sports whose participants are not of a single sex. In organised sports settings, rules usually dictate an equal number of people of each sex in a team. Usually, the main purpose of these rules are to accou ...

                                               

Motorsport

Motorsport, motorsports or motor sport is a global term used to encompass the group of competitive sporting events which primarily involve the use of motorised vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition. The terminology can also be us ...

                                               

Mountain sport

A mountain sport or Alpine sport is one of several types of sport that take place in hilly or mountainous terrain. All these sports require special equipment, carry a higher level of risk and require specialised training before they can be undert ...

                                               

Multisport race

A multisport competition is a family of athletic competitions in which athletes race in a continuous series of stages or "legs", and rapidly switch from one athletic discipline to another in order to achieve the best overall time. Most multisport ...

                                               

Net sport

A net sport is a sport where a net is a standard part of the game, especially where the net separates the opponents. The basic goal in these sports is to hit the ball or bird over the net back to the opponent. Players score points whenever the op ...

                                               

Pole sports

Pole sports, or poling, merges dance and acrobatics using a vertical metal pole. Athletes climb up, spin from, hang off, flip onto, jump off, and invert on poles. Poling requires agility, strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility. A 2017 stud ...

                                               

Professional sports

Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sports in which athletes receive payment for their performance. Professional athleticism has come to the fore through a combination of developments. Mass media and increased leisure have brou ...

                                               

Racing

In sport, racing is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point. The competitors in a race try to complete a given task in the shortest amount of time. Typically this involves traversing some dis ...

                                               

Roller sport

Roller sports are sports that use human powered vehicles which use rolling either by gravity or various pushing techniques. Typically ball bearings and polyurethane wheels are used for momentum and traction respectively, and attached to devices o ...

                                               

Semi-professional sports

Semi-professional sports are sports in which athletes are not participating on a full-time basis. Semi-professionals are not amateur because they receive regular payment from their team, but at a much lower rate than a full-time professional athl ...

                                               

Sport climbing

Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that may rely on permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection, in which a rope that is attached to the climber is clipped into the anchors to arrest a fall, or that involves climbing short distances ...

                                               

Street sports

Street sports are sports held in urban environments. Other key characteristics attributable include their non-commercial and non-professional nature. Street sports are an expression of the spontaneous, improvisational and creative origins of spor ...

                                               

Throwing sports

Throwing sports, or throwing games, are physical, human competitions where the outcome is measured by a players ability to throw an object. The two primary forms are throwing for distance and throwing at a given target or range. The four most pro ...

                                               

Winter sports

Winter sports or winter activities are competitive sports or non-competitive recreational activities which are played on snow or ice. Most are variations of skiing, ice skating and sledding. Traditionally, such games were only played in cold area ...

                                               

Women's sports

Womens sports, both amateur and professional, have existed throughout the world for centuries in all varieties of sports. Female participation and popularity in sports increased dramatically in the 20th century, especially in the last quarter-cen ...

                                               

Youth sports

Youth sport or youth athletics is any sports event where competitors are younger than adult age, whether children or adolescents. Youth sport includes school sport at primary and secondary level, as well as sport played outside the education syst ...

                                               

Sports before 1001

This article presents a chronology of sporting development and events from time immemorial until the end of the 10th century CE. The major sporting event of the ancient Greek and Roman periods was the original Olympic Games, which were held every ...

                                               

1001 to 1600 in sports

By 1600, rural folk in Great Britain had begun to play early versions of cricket, football and golf. Early in the 16th century, English public houses were showing interest in bowls and real tennis, as well as dice and cards, all of which the gove ...

                                               

1601 to 1700 in sports

Sports became increasingly popular in England and Ireland through the 17th century and there are several references to cricket and horse racing, while bare-knuckle boxing was revived. The interest of gamblers in these sports gave rise to professi ...

                                               

1701 to 1725 in sports

The beginning of the 18th century saw sport acquire increasing importance in the lives of people in England and Ireland. Professionalism was by then established in the major gambling sports of bare-knuckle boxing, cricket and horse racing.

                                               

1726 to 1730 in sports

Events 1730 - George Taylor began boxing at Figgs Amphitheatre and was a big favorite there. 6 June 1727 - Figg defeated Sutton in a rematch for the English bare-knuckle boxing championship. The bout lasted ten minutes over eight rounds. Figg ret ...

                                               

1731 to 1735 in sports

Events 7 December 1734 - Death of James Figg. 1734 - Broughton defeated Bill Gretting, but it is unclear if it was a championship fight. 10 December 1734 - Taylor claimed the Championship of England title. He also built his own amphitheatre where ...

                                               

1736 to 1740 in sports

Events 1740 - Broughton defeated Sailor Field in London to retain the title. 1736 - Broughton defeated Taylor after 20 minutes in London. Broughton claimed the English title and held it until 1750. 1737 - Broughton defeated John Smith "Buckhorse" ...

                                               

1741 to 1745 in sports

Events 24 June 1744 - Slack defeated Daniel Smith in a 20-minute fight in East Anglia. 13 March 1743 - Broughton announced his comeback and reclaimed the Championship of England, which George Taylor had held since May 1741. 12 November 1744 - Sla ...

                                               

1746 to 1750 in sports

Events 1746 or 1747 - Slack had a fight against Tom Aguer in a bout at New Buckingham, but the outcome is unknown. 1748 - Jack Slack who was known as the "Norfolk Butcher" sold his butcher shop to his brother and moved to London. 1749 - Slack ope ...

                                               

1751 to 1755 in sports

Events 29 July 1751 or 1754, depending on source - English champion Jack Slack successfully defended his title against Monsieur Petit, winning in the 7th round after 25 minutes at Harlston. 1751 - George Taylor retired from the ring and became th ...

                                               

1756 to 1760 in sports

Events 17 June 1760 - Jack Slack was defeated by Bill "The Nailer" Stevens in the fourth round of a fight lasting 27 minutes; Slack retired from the ring soon afterwards to open a shop on Chandos Street, London. He lived there for the rest of his ...

                                               

1761 to 1765 in sports

Events 10 August 1762 - Millsom successfully defended the title in a return bout against Meggs at Lansdown, in Somerset. 1763 - Millsom defeated Parfit Meggs brother of George at Beckhampton now part of Avebury, Wiltshire. 2 March 1761 - English ...

                                               

1766 to 1770 in sports

Events A game similar to bandy known in Wales as "bando", a term used in a dictionary by John Walters published 1770 to 1794. Bando was particularly popular in the Cynffig-Margam district of the Vale of Glamorgan where wide stretches of sandy bea ...

                                               

1771 to 1775 in sports

Events 18 May 1771 - British champion Bill Darts defeated by the Irishman Peter Corcoran at Epsom Downs Racecourse after seven minutes of the first round. Darts was later accused of accepting a bribe from Captain OKelly, a famous turfman, to lose ...

                                               

1776 in sports

Events 10 October - Harry Sellers defeated Peter Corcoran at Staines to claim the Championship of England title. The fights duration was either 18 rounds in 32 minutes or 32 rounds in 28 minutes. There is a possibility that Corcoran "threw" the f ...

                                               

1777 in sports

Events 4 June - Harry Sellers retained his English championship against Joe Hood in a 1 hour fight at Ascot Heath. 2 July - Harry Sellers retained his English championship against Joe Hood in a 30 minute fight at Ipswich.

                                               

1778 in sports

                                               

1779 in sports

Events 25 September - Duggan Fearns defeated Harry Sellers at Slough by a first-round knockout after 1 minute and 30 seconds to claim the Championship of England title. This is the only fight in which Fearns is known to have been involved and lit ...

                                               

1780 in sports

Events It was probably during this year that Harry Sellers reclaimed the vacant English Championship but he is not known to have defended it before 1785.

                                               

1781 in sports

Events Foundation of the Toxophilite Society at Leicester Square, London; it later gained royal patronage and became the Royal Toxophilite Society in 1787.

                                               

1782 in sports

                                               

1783 in sports

Events A report in the Whitehall Evening Post stated that "the 3rd Duke of Dorset’s cricketing establishment, exclusive of any betting or consequential entertainment, is said to exceed £1.000 a year". England Most runs – John Small 157 Most wicke ...

                                               

1784 in sports

Events June - Tom Johnson defeated Stephen Death Oliver at Blackheath in a 35-minute fight. Its unknown if this was for the championship or not. March - Tom Johnson defeated Croydon Drover in London after 27 minutes.

                                               

1785 in sports

Events First definite mention in the sources of Billy Beldham. The rise of the White Conduit Club foreshadowed a shift of direction by crickets hierarchy from rural Hampshire to metropolitan London. England Most wickets – Richard Hosmer 7 Most ru ...

                                               

1786 in sports

Events 31 October - "Big" Ben Brain defeated "The Fighting Grenadier" John Boone at Long Fields in a 30 to 40 minute fight, depending on the source. 11 January - Tom Johnson defeated Bill Lowe at Barnet in the first round after four minutes. 11 F ...

                                               

1787 in sports

Events June 1786 or 5 July, depending on source - Tom Johnson defended his title against William Fry at Kingston upon Thames, winning in 30 minutes or less depending on source. 19 December - Tom Johnson defended his title against Michael Ryan at ...

                                               

1788 in sports

Events 31 December - "Big" Ben Brain defeated William Corbally at Navestock in 20 minutes. Tom Johnson retained his English championship but no fights involving him are recorded in 1788.

                                               

1789 in sports

Events 18 December - "Big" Ben Brain defeated Tom Tring in a 19 minute 12th round fight at Dartford. September - Tom Johnson was scheduled to fight "Big" Ben Brain but it was not held because Brain was ill. 23 October - "Big" Ben Brain defeated J ...

                                               

1790 in sports

Events 30 August - "Big" Ben Brain and William Hooper fought to a 3 hour & 30 minute 180th round fight at Chapel Row Level, it was a draw. Spectators were charged for entry to the bout between Daniel Mendoza and Richard Humphries, the first time ...

                                               

1791 in sports

Earliest known reference The broken window by-law in Pittsfield, Massachusetts prohibited "baseball" and other ball games within 80 yards of the new meeting house, the earliest known reference to "baseball" in North America.

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