sportsmanship

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sports·man·ship

 (spôrts′mən-shĭp′)
n.
The conduct and attitude of participants in sports, especially when considered commendable as in fair play, courtesy, and grace in losing.

sports•man•ship

(ˈspɔrts mənˌʃɪp, ˈspoʊrts-)

n.
1. the practice or skill of a sportsman.
2. conduct befitting a sportsman.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sportsmanship - fairness in following the rules of the gamesportsmanship - fairness in following the rules of the game
fairness, equity - conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"
Translations
športno vedenje

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːtsmənʃɪp] Nespíritu m deportivo

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːrtsmənʃɪp] nesprit m sportif, sportivité fsports page n [newspaper] → page f des sportssports shop nmagasin m de sportsports stadium nstade m

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːtsmənˌʃɪp] nspirito sportivo
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Whether it's poor sportsmanship or not, don't worry about it'.
Sterling demonstrated poor sportsmanship last night, and he recognizes that what he did was wrong and that he must be held accountable for his actions,'' coach Kevin Willard said in a statement.
Until recently, relations with the southern part had been defined by begrudging support from Ankara to the recently resumed reunification talks, and all sorts of poor sportsmanship coming in the wake of the discovery of enough fossil fuel in the deep waters off Cyprus to provide an answer to all of Turkey's energy needs.
During last year's Ashes, Australian fans adopted psychological warfare to intimidate English bowler Stuart Broad with a banner that read "we know what you did last summer" - a reference to his poor sportsmanship during a 2012 clash between both sides.
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Sadly, that Championship game was canceled due to a sudden atmosphere of threats and violence involving another team with poor sportsmanship.
Full of heroic deeds, ups and downs, bad umpiring decisions, allegations of poor sportsmanship and changes of fortune.
Which takes us to Michael Malley, Falkirk, who said: "Three St Johnstone players putting their arms behind their backs and staring into the sky when Celtic went through the guard of honour on Saturday was crass and poor sportsmanship.
At times during his one-day international captaincy he appeared a reluctant leader, making way for Kevin Pietersen in a dramatic suicide pact with Michael Vaughan after a controversial one-day series earned him a suspension and England much opprobrium for poor sportsmanship.
Two participants indicated that displaying poor sportsmanship is part of being a fan.
It was) probably beginning as a joke rather than anything abusive,'' Ecclestone said in a radio interview, pointing to poor sportsmanship rather than racism by Spanish and Brazilian fans.