ballhawk

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ballhawk

(ˈbɔːlˌhɔːk)
n
(Ball Games, other than specified) a sportsman who is skilled at winning possession of the ball, esp in basketball
vb
1. (Ball Games, other than specified) (intr) to act as a ballhawk
2. (Ball Games, other than specified) (tr) to take possession of (the ball)
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His ballhawking ability should help him pair well with Smith, a free agent signee from the Baltimore Ravens, though Smith might move into a lesser role because of concerns about his durability.
Worcester Tech's scrappy, ballhawking defense is holding opponents to 45.
He's a sensational talent, as a ballhawking defender and a big-play returner.
The Ravens, who have relied heavily on a mauling, ballhawking defence for almost a decade, have not allowed a 100-yard rusher for 13 games.
What the Bruins lacked in personnel against Stanford they made up for with a ballhawking defense that harassed the Cardinal into 29.
Ryan, the 14th cornerback to come off the board, is considered to have outstanding ballhawking and run-stopping skills.
Sophomore guard Gigi Guenther led four scorers in double figures with 12 points, while the Naps' ballhawking defense and shot-blocking prowess were effective from start to finish in a 57-36 victory at Holy Name.
Tantasqua has a ballhawking secondary led by Trevor Robert (six interceptions) and Jon Beaudry and Nick Beaudry (five each).
The Tomahawks' ballhawking, trapping defense held the Panthers to two free throws down the stretch.
The most unpredictable and yet meaningful factor in many big games is turnovers, and Oregon has been much more effective in making takeaways than has Auburn, due to its ballhawking secondary.