Definition of sportsmanship
: conduct (such as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport
Examples of sportsmanship in a Sentence
He's a great player who's also admired for his sportsmanship.
Recent Examples of sportsmanship from the Web
As if the sport itself, as if learning sportsmanship, as if learning to exist within a team, weren’t enough.
Jasper's European mother is a mystery, but his outlaw uncle, Terry Dean, is quite famous (for killing athletes who cheat, thereby protecting the spirit of sportsmanship).
This award celebrates my family, teammates, coaches and players throughout the league who helped teach me, and continue to exemplify, respect, sportsmanship and integrity on and off the court.
Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker won the NBA’s annual sportsmanship award Monday night in a presentation in Walker’s native New York City.
Participants will learn new skills and drill on fundamentals, emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship.
Raisman appeared with hockey hall of famer Marcel Dionne to present the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship.
These include Terry Holsten's Aim High basketball camp, which stresses spirituality, education, and sportsmanship as part of its athletic regimen.
The honor is given to the top school in each of the WIAA’s six classifications based on a yearlong tally of academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence.
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First Known Use of sportsmanship
SPORTSMANSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sportsmanship for English Language Learners
: fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition
SPORTSMANSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of sportsmanship for Students
: fair play, respect for opponents, and gracious behavior in winning or losing
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