ball-hawking


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Adj.1.ball-hawking - used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hitball-hawking - used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit; "a ball-hawking center fielder"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
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That's why we've been so successful on defense, because of that ball-hawking mentality.
3 steals in 2013-2014 regular season), who is known for his flashy passes and ball-hawking skills.
Whether you''re a slashing tailback, dual-threat quarter-back, or ball-hawking safety, you can unleash thirty new moves and string together devastating combos with an all-new precision modifier.
Whether you're a slashing tailback, dual-threat QB, or ball-hawking safety, you can unleash thirty new moves and string together devastating combos with an all-new precision modifier.
72) but they are a ball-hawking unit who have managed 14 interceptions and conceded just 12 touchdowns through the air.
Over 48 mostly solid minutes of ball-hawking defense, determined rebounding and crisply run offense - or everything absent in recent weeks - the Lakers emerged from their prolonged slumber to finally show a hint of the brilliance that buoyed them to the NBA championship last year.
A team notable for mediocrity through the tenure of two head coaches this season suddenly emerged under Karl as a hustling, ball-hawking, defense-obsessed group.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Philadelphia Eagle WES HOPKINS, one of the top free safeties in the NFL known for his big play abilities, hard hitting and ball-hawking style, along with former Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker GARY COBB ("G.
He had a quiet game, registering three tackles and making none of the spectacular ball-hawking plays he has become famous for.
The Saints simply have a knack for making other teams turn the ball over - part of it due to their aggressive, ball-hawking attack, but also because they have players who just know how to create turnovers.
He knows the frustration and panic that can overwhelm a Pac-10 point guard bringing the ball up against the Beavers' 1-3-1 zone trap, a defense that begins with the ball-hawking Seth Tarver in a python-like crouch at the top of the key.
Philadelphia's strength is their ball-hawking, opportunistic defence.